Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Миссия:Антициклон - "С миссией в Москве" [1990]

Artist: Миссия:Антициклон
Title: С миссией в Москве
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave
Country: USSR
Release date: 1990

Track List:
  1. Вот и вся любовь
  2. Цветочки и ягодки
  3. В этом пальто
  4. Если это революция
  5. Будет время
  6. Что дальше?
  7. Дурацкий танец
  8. Эпитафия
This band was formed in 1986 in Magadan of all places. Even this very remote town in the Soviet Far East was experiencing a rock music "boom" at the time, and the local bands were known for their quite specific guitar sound. Initially, M:A were playing glam rock and something that was described by A.Kushnir as "some unknown sort of grunge", but this particular album sounds like typical post-punk/new wave from the 80s (not surprising, since the Magadan scene of that time was strongly influenced by such bands as Japan and Talking Heads).

The whole tape was recorded during 3 days in Moscow on a professional 24-channel tape recorder, and the quality of production is very good for a Soviet post-punk band. The best track on the whole album is undoubtedly #4, which would be a very fitting theme song for the late perestroika times. Interestingly, the band still exist in some form, although their Facebook page isn't very active.

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