There is something deeply romantic about Gothic Session. I don’t know if it’s because of the lack of English or the 60′s esque sound but Sonic Death have got their fingers on my heart strings and I’m swooning. My heart is pounding a mile a minute and I don’t know how to calm it down. I think I’m just going to let myself succumb to the lo-fi garage rock and possible pick up a Russian to English translator. Maybe I won’t do that last bit, I kind of like not knowing exactly what the lyrics are. The mystery adds to the romantic allure. @LeahLovecat
Sentenced to two years imprisonment for playing music, Pussy Riot might be exactly where they want to be: on the road to powerful social change. But what was started by three Russian chicks and some anti-establishment punk rock can only be finished by collective action. Take your band to Russia and get arrested on the street. Make some noise and tear that system down by turning up your amps. Do something meaningful, do something profound. Maybe if we can get some Americans arrested over there good ol Uncle Sam will drop a few bombs on this place- remember, there’s power in numbers. Who gave the heifers the guns in this picture? @Dingusonmusic
The Rare Plants Garden by The Rare Plants Garden (February 28, 2011)
The Rare Plants Garden delivers their self titled six-track that mesmerizes with acoustic hooks. Part of the 12 rec plenum, the duo writes with strength, yet each track carries the delicacy of a feather as it floats through the arrangement, scoring lovable moments at every turn. Feeling right at home with the netlabel, we hope to see a continued, prolific recording spree come from the Russian artists.
Lonely, Naked, Elsewhere by RÜSSIA (August 1, 2012)
The second installment from this UK born producer proves, in leaps and bounds, that the creator has more tricks up his sleeves. Dashing through fleeting sound clips, smashed together to create melody, Lonely, Naked, Elsewhere looks as though it’s taken a lessons straight from the likes of RevShark.
Absolutely, the most interesting record I’ve seen out of Russia since we started, five months ago. This, cleverly volatile assortment of instrumental-pop experiments, proves more adventurous and open minded than most. While maintaining a sort of Ratatat-electronic tightness, СВ Хутор’s Шиллинг constantly evolves, going through phases that could be associated with M83 and others more along the lines of Gogol Bordello. Believe me, I’m tempted to call it all out, right down to the Brand New influenced guitar solo. You wont be disappointed, how could you be, it’s free.
Russia’s Bad Doubts is courageous. Pushing rhythm into Four Tet-esque areas is not task for the feeble minded. The first track is among the most intense, and one of my favorite, but the entire album is a trip that does not disappoint.
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