TIMA "ALLERME" ALLER
PLEASE, INTRODUCE YOURSELF. WHAT'S YOUR BACKGROUND?
I'm Tima Aller from the Russia's most exciting region — The Urals, that is situated at the foothills of the great Ural Mountains, from a really big city called Perm, that has an amazing underground life.
Mostly known as ALLERME, I started my way in 2011 administrating the biggest dark ambient community in Russia and chasing the mysteries of nature in Prikamye forests by making long and selfless field recording raids.
Now I host my own show on New New World Radio — the most promising online-radio project in Eastern Europe. It's called WOUNDED. In this show I'm exploring and reinterpreting the forgotten experimental heritage of the 20th century and the way it's reflected within the modern post-musical paradigm. Allowing the listener to touch the deep diamonds of the Russian avant-garde scene of the 90s and the early 2000s, nowadays we find the edges in contact with the quasi-deconstructivist club prism.
WHAT DOES UNDERGROUND MEANS TO YOU, EMOTIONALLY SPEAKING?
The only way to realize is to ignore all the shit around this term. The underground is just what will overwhelm you if you take a glimpse into the abyss. Other people. Other thoughts. Other sounds. The underground is a refuge.
IT'S BEEN 8 MONTHS SINCE YOU RELEASED "ESCAPE VELOCITY", HOW DO YOU FEEL IT'S BEEN RECEPTED?
This work was practically my first serious music experience. And it was also a reflection of the most frantic, frightening and swiftly passed time in my life. It obtained many likes in Russian social media and beyond, but despite this, such music no longer matches the scope of my interests. Now I’m aimed at more experimental forms of art, including voice art.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON IT?
We worked at these tracks for about six months.
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE THE PRODUCERS YOU'VE BEEN WORKING WITH?
The person with whom I made this album lives in my city. We did one party together before. Now I basically try to work with musicians who have similar views on art. Their music goes far beyond beatmaking.
THE TRACKS HAVE ALL DIFFERENT MOODS BUT WHAT KIND OF FEELINGG INSPIRED YOU THE MOST IN THE WRITING?
Mostly this is the sense of detachment, a feeling of dependence and humility in front of the vast world. I returned from the US, I did not live my own life for the whole year, and after I met the guys with whom we did the incredible thing in our city - we created a very popular bass party-project. It was a story of a great rise and a rapid fall. This album is a reflection of those times both inside and outside of me.
Now I'm working with really intriguing musicians. I’d better not say with whom exactly. Let it be a secret. They will probably be associated with the SYMBOLS label. I also actively communicate with highly talented producers from Italy - now I’m busy with some tremendous stuff with Petit Singe.