PTU is a musical duo featuring Kamil EA and Alina Izolenta whose records were released on the Austrian label Laton and the Moscow-based record label Incompetence Records with a third release now coming up on the German cassette label Silhouette Tapes.
PTU’s music could be characterized as a blend of related genres; an abstract joint where bass music meets techno with this mixture being spiced up with break beats, acid lines, pads, futuristic concepts and sounds.
So, what does the abbreviation PTU mean? Born in the former Soviet Union, the musicians grew up in the 90's - a time when Western culture was getting more prevalent in the large country. After finishing the high school, not many young people from the working class could attend a university leaving them only few alternatives. PTUs (Professional Technical Schools) are - technically - educational facilities providing general education of the third degree. It is a Soviet social phenomenon, a clichéd concept and a cultural ghetto; but also a kind of a refuge for people when there’s nothing to do and you feel free before doing the military service or getting married - ideas and values imposed by the state machine.
released January 15, 2016
Many thanks to Kamil and Alina for the music, Manou for the mastering, Ves_OFF for the Artwork, Pavel for support and Shoutlove for everything label-related.