Djin City | Too Many People

  Take a vacation from the path to explore a forest. Later, you can come back. Later.

Dzhuna

This interview has been translated and edited for clarity. Dzhuna members: Natalia Yevstigneeva (vocals/guitar), Egor Tabakov (guitar), Aleksandr Tkatch (bass), Konstantin Raidugin (drums)   Who are the members of your group and what does everyone do? The members of our group are first of all, musicians. When I first had the idea to get anotherContinue reading “Dzhuna”

h.eund | Nutcracker

  When you find yourself writing your final film paper on Chloë Sevigny, there is this ruby of a groovy by h.eund to carry you through the task. Also on the agenda: FOMU dairy-free ice cream in Allston and my going away party in East Boston at Juan’s place (if you don’t know Juan, you’reContinue reading “h.eund | Nutcracker”

Bisamråtta | Travels

Adventures through Russia with St. Petersburg electro musician Bisamråtta St. Petersburg guitarist and saxophonist Vladimir Luchanski who has taken on the pseudonym Bisamråtta (the Swedish word for muskrat) records meditative, ambient electronic music, that tears the listener from her city bustle. His new album, coming out on the Novosibirsk label, Echotourist, is dedicated to littleContinue reading “Bisamråtta | Travels”

Kiev Techno | Live on Mars

The newest release from the label Live on Mars comes with an additional remastering and remake of After a Pause EP from the talented Nastya – a promising techno producer from Kiev who works under the moniker Stacie Flur or FLR. Stacie Flur’s original sound has already been noted by veteran of Detroit techno, Robert Hood,Continue reading “Kiev Techno | Live on Mars”

Play & Cry | Север

EP debut Play and Cry from St. Petersburg duet Север (Sever, North) made up of Anastasia Puzakova (and whose face graces the EP’s cover) and Andrei Maikov, working in Artem Lebedev’s studio The EP is filled with warm and atmospheric melodies, as if Север met with Гостями Будущего (Gost’iami Buduschevo, Guests From the Future) but inContinue reading “Play & Cry | Север”

I’m a Beautiful Golden Flower

How Ira Smelaya, a vlogger from St. Petersburg, became Russia’s main Tatar and why she should be sent to Eurovision. Right now, Ira Smelaya lives in St. Petersburg, originally hailing from Naberezhnye Chelny. She is half Tatar but her Youtube blog bears the name “Tatar Days” (Татарские будни) – there, she describes her life consistingContinue reading “I’m a Beautiful Golden Flower”

“It’s Not Strange. You’re Just Not Used to it”

  This year Pussy Riot came back in a big way as a musical collective – although they never left. First, “Chaika” «ЧАЙКА» (Seagull), premiered in February. And in October, three new videos, with the most remarkable being “Make America Great Again,” looking more like a 2017 news report than an imaginary dystopia. Nadia “Tolokno” answered ourContinue reading ““It’s Not Strange. You’re Just Not Used to it””

OLIGARKH

The St. Petersburg project, OLIGARKH, is at least three years old, with two records under their belt, performances in Russia and Europe and now a new EP titled, “Get Up and Go.” Their music grew from fringe-electronica until it became a big, even conceptual idea to rethink the old – but the point is stillContinue reading “OLIGARKH”