“No, not a lockdown album,” says Pavel Khvaleev, albeit with enough emphasis to leave little doubt. When though is an album project, with some altered sonic states (and produced throughout 2020) not one then? “Well, for one,” he clarifies, “when it was the (pre-pandemic) plan all along. Oh and remember: we’re not talking ‘album’, but rather albums, plural!”
Possibly known for having a fair amount of stylistic bandwidth, new album ‘Inhale’ isn’t Pavel’s first trip into the multi-toned production space. To date though, it’s certainly his most structured. In order to set it apart (and address fans the right way), he assumed a new artist extension for it. Back in January, under the newly affixed PARAFRAME name, he began drip-feeding releases into the electronic music system.
In both implication and effect, Pavel & PARAFRAME see their music – almost simultaneously – as either an anticipatory inhalation or an unwinding exhalation.
Thus, in quick succession throughout this month and November, he will release two full-length long-players. Similar in their Khvaleev-ese production ‘language’ but tonally, set firmly apart.