Beirut Shares New Song “Fyodor Dormant” | Under the Radar Magazine Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Monday, June 5th, 2023  

Beirut Shares New Song “Fyodor Dormant”

Artifacts Due Out January 28 via Pompeii

Jan 05, 2022 Photography by Lina Gaisser
Bookmark and Share

Beirut (aka Zach Condon and his band) has shared a new song “Fyodor Dormant.” It is the latest release from his forthcoming compilation album, Artifacts, a collection of never-before-heard recordings, which will be out on January 28 via Pompeii. Listen below.

In a press release, Condon states: “I don’t know if people who hear most of my music would know immediately how much I loved synthesizers as a teenager. I saw them as a welcome escape from the then electric-guitar-dominated music of the States and the U.K., before I was exposed to the broader spectrum of music outside of these narrow walls. I still sneak synths in around the corners of most albums, sometimes heavily, sometimes subtly. I now have access to some beautiful and unique analog systems, but back then, I had a barely functioning, shared-by-the-whole-house PC with a pirated copy of Fruity Loops, and I wanted to make music that could make me get off the wall and move a little, at least in my imagination.”

He continues, “I was an often lonely and isolated teenager and rarely if ever found friends as obsessive and similar-minded about music as myself, so starting a band always ended up seeming more or less out of the question. This was my first experience being able to arrange for all parts with ease, and starting to craft sounds from simple wave shapes into something with character was an exciting endeavor that I still enjoy. It was on songs like this one that I started adding the acoustic instruments back into the mix, using a piano that was moved into the house that I fell in love with, and my dear companion the trumpet. It was from about this time at 16 years of age and on that I slowly began to shed the training wheels of the computer program and wander deeper and deeper into the unknown sonic territory of Farfisa organs, accordions and ukuleles.”

Previously shared songs from Artifacts are “Fisher Island Blues,” which was one of our Songs of the Week, and “So Slowly.”

Support Under the Radar on Patreon.


Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published


Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

There are no comments for this entry yet.