Archive for July, 2008

Auktyon – Oskolki

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Auktyon is a slightly avant gardist rock band that was formed in the early 1980’s. They are still quite popular and are regularly touring. The lineup of Auktyon are:

- Leonid Fedorov – vocals, guitar, percussion

- Oleg Garkusha – show, declamation, vocals

- Viktor Bondarik – bass

- Dmitry Ozersky – keyboard, percussion, trumpet

– Nikolay Rubanov – saxophones, bass-clarinet, jaleika

– Boris Shaveinikov – drums, percussion

– Pavel Litvinov – percussion

– Mikhail Kolovsky – tube, trumpet

– Mikhail Rappoport – sound engineer

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Vopli Vidopliassova – Soniachni dni

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Vopli Vidopliassova is a humorous folk rock band from Kiev, Ukraine. The band was formed in 1986 and has been quite popular ever since. Vopli Vidopliassova also gained some popularity in France and was reported to have toured with Sonic Youth in the USA. The video below is a nice one, hope you’ll check it out.

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Yulia Savicheva – Stop

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Yulia Savicheva was born on February 14, 1987 and is a Russian singer who performed for Russia in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Istanbul, Turkey. Yulia was born in the city of Kurgan to a family of musicians. In September 2007, she had concerts in Japan (Tokyo and Osaka). In February 2008, she released a new album titled “Origami”, which is a Japanese word which means the art of folding paper.

Mumiy Troll – Nevesta

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Mumiy Troll is a Russian rock group, founded in 1981 in Vladivostok by linguist Ilia Lagutenko. The literal name of the band, mummy troll, has no specific meaning in Russian, and is reminiscent of the Tove Jansson characters, the Moomintrolls.

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