Sergey Mogilevsky, Ext's true name, provides a privately crafted anti-romance display, filtered through sensual cadence, surrounding us with defenseless vocal samples fluently hidden in each track. Markedly released on the first day of this year, One of the Moments LP frames a two year period, full of many moments (simply stated: a combination of a physical quantity and a distance). Points of wondering, transcending, peaking are what to be expected. Ext's marathon project is stylized in a manner granting access to another unworldly realm. Brash, aphasic, forbidden, yet a more conventionally danceable string of tracks is the ultimate output. His use of romantic theatrics sets the tone in the opening track, 'Time Flies' amusingly placing a longingly vocalized "forever, for you baby" clip into the mix. Layers of well-constructed rhythms, filtered through blocky patterns and slippery hand-built synths are what follows. 'Silent' captures the longest play time on the entire LP: a static bell and wounded bassline carry a provocative pulse; gracefully working the hypothetical dancefloor. On a more vulnerable note, the exposed pieces of 'Love Me,' 'Don't Go,' and 'Tension' are slathered in a new level of balmy, lovestruck howls. A cloudy melody moves onto the scene with the stop-go motion of the final track 'Warrior.' Ext encourages us to live on, despite the struggle. Ext is a beating heart.
Words by @nephewbirthday
“This is bonkers. This is nutty.” - DJ Nappy of DoAndroidsDance
“It's the Burial record I wanted to hear!” - Jason Burns
"Ext‘s One of the Moments LP is sure to garner comparisons to Burial. It’s emotional, full of down-pitched voices and haunting atmospheres, and propelled by garage beats. While blogger math class teaches that feels + garage = Burial, there’s a lot more to Ext’s complex LP than biting some old Burial tunes. OOTM is a work of technical and artistic sophistication better compared to Drake, of all people in its ability to simultaneously move a crowd to tears and to dance. The 2-step swing of these beats is not lost or muted by Ext’s soundscapes, but rather brought to the foreground with crisp, visceral drum work. This is indeed an emotional garage album, but there’s more going on underneath the surface than #sadboi tears."
-Ben Carvalho of BoomsAndClaps