January 11, 2012

Stuk bambuka v XI chasov (Стук бамбука в 11 часов) - Лёгкое дело холод (1991)


This is now at the top of my list of albums I wish I had but never will. This is seriously one of the most overlooked masterpieces of all time. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I got this the other day from an obscure russian only website with a million dead or bad links, so I figured I'd do the world a huge favor and host it myself. It is a Russian album from 1991. Members include Dmitriy Noskov [Дмитрий Носков] (programming), Vasiliy Agafonov [Василий Агафонов] (programming), Konstantin Bagaev [Константин Багаев] (programming), Tatiana Erokhina [Татьяна Ерохина] (vocals). Let me just say this. If Stereolab and Monolake were locked in a dungeon in Siberia for 3 months with nothing to eat but DXM and Borsch... You would get a close approximation of this album. Like most truly great music, the constituent parts and ingredients sound older than 1991, but the arrangement, theory, concept, and execution are very much 2011. A few times before I have been astonished by how far ahead a particular album was, like Franco Battiato's 'Fetus,' for instance. And now this album puts another notch in that belt and also takes a spot on the list of the top 100 albums of the 90s. This got me thinking about other obscure albums that were created way ahead of their time, or just extremely innovative and forward thinking, or anticipatory of major trends to come, or just downright futuristic, and not in the cliche sense...

LINK: http://www.divshare.com/download/16551821-bd7

Monoton's 'Monoproduckt',
Ata Kak tape
Nuno Canavarro's 'Plux Quba'
Charanjiht Singh 'Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat'
Bathory - S/T
Most everything Joe Meek ever made,
Moondog as well for that matter,
Luigi Russolo's early tape music (inventor of musqiue concrete)
Les Yper Sound's seminal 7"
Virgo Four - Virgo lp
Heldon - Electronique Guerilla
Automat - S/T
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu
Mahmoud Ahmed's - Ere Mela Mela
Comus - First Utterance
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Lucio Battisti's - Anima Latina,
Bernie Worrell discovering how awesome the minimoog is,
The Electric Prunes - Mass in F Minor (is this not the first incredible postrock album?)
all the BBC Radiophonics Workshop material
Monks - Black Monk Material
Aloa - S/T,
Keiji Haino - Soul's true love,
Royal Trux - Twin Infinitives,
Savant - The Neo-Realist
Nine Circles - S/T (1992 comp)
and... Soothing Sounds For Baby vols 1-3!

9 comments:

exte82 said...

This is a great music! Thanks for making me a chance to discover this!

That being ahead of it's time reminds me an Estonian composer called Sven Grünberg, who made that kind of music. It was also a Soviet time. Some examples here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsFhrICBl20 1979

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17APCkgX1kI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c5G-JYSEzQ&feature=related 1975

transpacjackson said...

thanks for the tip. His work with Mess in the 70s sounds really great, I just downloaded the 1996 compilation. He did quite a volume of soviet soundtracks too huh? I bet theyre pretty interesting.

transpacjackson said...

It seems that he released only one official release as Mess that isn't a compilation, an EP from 1980 under his name and subtitled under Mess. It has 3 tracks on it. I am looking for it, it is the highest rated release on rateyourmusic for him.

exte82 said...

The first video is from a soundtrack of this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204526/

1974–1976 he was a leader of Mess. Mess's music I think was made in the 70s, but released much later, in the 90s on CDs. He had never a chance to release any vinyls, what a pity.

exte82 said...

Sorry, he releases some vinyls as solo projects, but Mess didn't have any vinyl albums.

Anonymous said...

Jumping Jehovah, this is fantastic.

freudlaven said...

you bet your ass it is

Lucian Stefanescu said...

Hi, extraordinary music! Can anybody help me with the translation of the name of the band & album? My iTunes uses a funny Latin Alphabet instead of Kirllic, so I couldn't use Google translate.

Thank you very much!

Lucian Stefanescu

Anonymous said...

Not exactly my cup of tea but some of it would have made a great alternative soundtrack to Tarkovsky's 'Stalker'.
sean