VIKTOR TSOI :: Interview from Polytechnic Gazette (Leningrad) February 24, 1984

In your eyes, what is the most important thing in music? What is the secret to its popularity? Viktor Tsoi: Relevance, I think. But in general, the songs have to be good. We know your poetry – from the simple, everyday, to the all-disturbing themes, all the way to the complex, brimming with subtext. Which doContinue reading “VIKTOR TSOI :: Interview from Polytechnic Gazette (Leningrad) February 24, 1984”

Pinkshinyultrablast: How Russia is Losing One of its Best Bands

In a dark room of 24 square meters, on the fourth floor of a building belonging to the company group OOO Aston-balt, Roman, Igor, Sergei, and Rustam are practicing. They keep playing the same bit, which, in the recording takes up a maximum of ten seconds. They practice it for about half and hour. The musicContinue reading “Pinkshinyultrablast: How Russia is Losing One of its Best Bands”

Lucidvox – Psychedelic dream pop and krautrock from Moscow

A few years ago, Афиша (Afisha) wrote about how Moscow has ceased to be the center of Russia’s music scene – that all the interesting stuff is happening beyond its borders. A lot has changed since then – many distinguishable events, venues, and bands have appeared in the capital that are worthy of attention. This time we’ll beContinue reading “Lucidvox – Psychedelic dream pop and krautrock from Moscow”