Valentina Goncharova – Ocean: Symphony For Electric Violin & Other Instruments in 10+ Parts (Hidden Harmony, LP/digital)

Until 2020, only a few connoisseurs of experimental and contemporary music had heard the name Valentina Goncharova, until Dmytro Nikolaienko released a two-part showcase of the Ukrainian violinist's recordings from 1987 to 1991 on the reissue label Shukai, which he co-runs. »Ocean: Symphony For Electric Violin & Other Instruments in 10+ Parts« was created during the same period and is now being made available for the first time by the Estonian label Hidden Harmony. Equally conceptual and improvisational, the ten-part work is rounded off by a coda recorded in 2021. Another milestone that would almost have escaped the world's attention had it not been for the tireless efforts of archivists.