"Such material makes it only natural for Beskrovny's name to be mentioned – legitimately so – alongside kindred spirits such as Dustin O'Halloran and Nils Frahm" – textura
"Imperfect may revel in imperfection, but imperfection does not mean mistake" – A Closer Listen
"Beautiful largely because of its imperfections, Imperfect is an incredible work of art" – Anthem Review
"… a range of universal feelings that hover on Beskrovny’s piano keys, whose claimed imperfection is resonant and deeply human” – Music Won't Save You
Seeking perfection in minimalism, Vitaly describes his sound on his new album Imperfect as – piano, mood, simplicity. “The world is imperfect, and people are imperfect – their ideas and actions. Music can also be ‘imperfect’ – but that does not make it unambiguously good or bad. The relative simplicity of melodies, unusual piano sound, piano playing and emotional states – all this can be called imperfection.”
Vitaly Beskrovny is a self-taught composer from Ukraine. He has been writing instrumental pieces for piano and orchestra since 2005. Opus, Vitaly's first album on Preserved Sound, was composed and written on his favourite musical instrument: the piano. He also uses a string quartet, glockenspiel, xylophone, and an ensemble with the tenderness and purity of the oboe, flute and clarinet, and harp.
Life on Paper was released in January 2013 and is much more ambient than Vitaly's previous work, using sound samples recorded near his house in Ukraine. Vitaly's most recent album, Movements, sees him return to a more minimalist, stripped down piano sound reminiscent of Yann Tiersen.