'Otveta Net' translates to, "There is no answer." Something that, much like the subtle industrial sounds of this post-punk new-wave trio, is as soothing as it is unsettling.
One of the last shows I went to before lockdown was Molchat Doma's UK tour, and that tight repression in their sound is unleashed, wilding on stage. If (dare we say when?) you have the opportunity, go and see them live.
Speaking on the accompanying video, directed by Ira Rokka, the band comment: “For us, this was the first experience of remote work on a video. In addition to the story that was filmed in Moscow, there was also the filming of the band in Minsk, but the filming process was completely controlled and managed online from Moscow and Berlin. It was unusual. Respect for such an approach. And most importantly, we liked the result, the video turned out to be very correct in mood. There is longing and melancholy in it, but there is no darkness.”
Their latest album Monument is out now on Sacred Bones.