London-based musicians Ken Hyder, drums, voice, and Vladimir Miller, piano, have been playing together for 20 years, beginning in the last century in Russia. In that time the world has changed a great deal, politically and socially. People have moved away from thinking about others, and global economics has dictated so many new and contrasting agendas. The problem is how to know what’s going on...how to keep yourself true to yourself and uncontaminated by so much evil and dangerous madness. This second duo album – they also recorded as a trio with the late Vladimir Rezitsky of Arkhangelsk – reflects these changes and these thoughts of staying on the path.The music on COLD WARM is about all these things – life itself, the joy of living, politics, thinking and spirit. Sometimes these ideas may individually dominate a piece, other times several concepts will knit together.