Standard Deviation is the latest project to come from Kyiv club ∄. It’s name is a mathematical symbol meaning ‘there does not exist’, and the club itself is a safer space for non-binary and gender non-conforming people in Kyiv.
The aim of the new label is to foster a creative exchange in music, art and writing between Ukraine and the rest of the world. Hence the collaboration between Berlin-Copenhagen-based Nene H and Kyiv’s own Poly Chain.
Their EP, entitled simply ‘Standard Deviation’, is a conversation between the two artists, between their two varying styles of techno: Nene H’s side of the EP is pummelling, straight techno; Poly Chain veers more towards hardcore high-tempo influences.