CH40

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Biography

  • CH40 - techno | ambient project of russian composer and producer Sasha Levchenko. Born in the southern capital city of Rostov-on-Don.
    Sasha began experimenting with sound back in music school where he was playing the piano and made his first mixes in the mid-90s using a cassette recorder Vesna 310 C-1 (adjusting the engine speed with a screwdriver) and a vinyl player Vega 106. His first release was a self-release in 1997, of a sound canvas from field recordings and electrostatic sounds. Since the end of the 90s, in parallel with the work on his main project 4elovek40 where he was engaged in experiments with harmonies, immersion in the field of creating spatial sound, studying sound elements, Sasha went to college to learn how to play the bass guitar and participated in various teams and actively exploited acoustic and electronic instruments, playing IDM, post-punk, industrial, noise, shoegaze, kraut, ambient and psychedelic rock bands. Over the past few years CH40’s releases have been out on Jujuka (US), Global A (EU), SSI, SUB-AMP, ROOM: HALL (RU), Aid 606-61 (UK) recordings; He has done a series of podcasts for underground music communities like Rinse France(FR), Veneno (BR), Resonance, BNF, District, Cllctr (RU), Inbeetween, Inputtt Radio (PY), Techno Machines (UA) CH40 works demonstrate the active interest of the author to experiments with hypnotic polyrhythms, aloof melodies and minimalist structures.
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    Selected discography

    CH40 ‎– Odd Hold / Sub Amp ‎– SA - 40 / 2017 CH40 ‎– Serenada / Simphonic Silence Inside ‎– SSI-137 / 2017 Various ‎– Acid Friend / Global A ‎– GAAF01 / 2018 CH40 ‎– LOW MATHEMATICS / room:5 / 2018 CH40 ‎– Tales Of Black Sea / Simphonic Silence Inside ‎– SSI-156 / 2019 CH40 ‎– R​-​00​-​T / Not On Label / WEB / 2019 CH40 ‎– Zadaj Rhythm / Not On Label / WEB / 2020 CH40 ‎– NON AUTOMATIC PROCESS / Not On Label / WEB / 2020 Various ‎– Indefinite Uncertainty / JUJUKA / WEB / 2020 CH40 ‎– перфокарты и гербарий / Not On Label / WEB / 2021 CH40 ‎– перфокарты и гербарий vol. 2 / Not On Label / WEB / 2021