I listen to Grazhdanskaya Oborona very often but somehow I missed this artist. Thanks a lot for bringing her to the attention. I am absolutely loving her music.Libertine Seguros said:Either prophetic or a chilling endnote, Siberian cult artist Yanka Dyagileva recorded Придёт вода (Water comes in), the last track on her final EP, only a month before her death in May 1991 aged 25, seemingly by the same drowning depicted. In some ways it's a fitting end with the cathartic chaos exploding out of the tense, driving themes.
She was more than can be depicted in her rock songs, though, as shown by late-career haunting ballads like Столетний дождь (figuratively "100 years of rain"), recorded shortly before that final EP. She turned down the opportunity to record for the state-owned Мелодия label, and also refused to do interviews or self-promote on principle, doing very few official public concerts, instead playing the "apartment gigs" of the counter-culture artists in the USSR where the subject matter was not so strictly monitored. She was known to suffer severely from depression at times, especially following the suicide of a close friend in 1988, and though her death was ruled an accident and though there is a theory that she was murdered, the most common assumption is that she herself committed suicide by drowning. As a result, she's a pretty mysterious character and there's little information available to piece together other than from those sources closest to her, such as Egor Letov, collaborator and former lover who salvaged and remastered her old recordings prior to his own premature death in 2009.
Doug Martsch #FTWhrotha said:
Yup, me too. Concert of the year for me. They ended the show with a 15+ minutes version of Broken Chairs, but it could've continued for another 15 without being too long. I'm not even a massive fan of Martsch & cohorts, but that was tremendous.hrotha said:
there is something about that mid-late 90s college radio station indie rock sound. Well Pavement and Built To Spill, prolly early 90s. But his sound, it is my sound. Sonic Youth late 80s, just a little before me, but Dinosaur Jnr and Sebadoh, my best friend had all these sounds for me.mortand said:Yup, me too. Concert of the year for me. They ended the show with a 15+ minutes version of Broken Chairs, but it could've continued for another 15 without being too long. I'm not even a massive fan of Martsch & cohorts, but that was tremendous.hrotha said:
And, as blackcat mentions, Carry the Zero is one hell of a song.
One of my favourite bands love the first album antidotes especially but all are good.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Um2V3YEOgfY#magnolia said:Also listening to Foals. Great band which will be on stage in Spain soon.