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Zvuki Mu

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Zvuki Mu in 1988.

Zvuki Mu (Russian: Зву́ки Му [ˈzvukʲɪ ˈmu], roughly translated as "The Sound of Moo") are a Russian alternative rock/indie/post-punk band founded in Moscow in 1983. Lead singer and songwriter Pyotr Mamonov is one of the most revered and eccentric figures of the Russian art scene, whose absurdist lyrics are as playful and disturbing as his vocal style and explosive on-stage presence.[3]

The band was featured in John Peel's 1988 documentary about Soviet music and later became the first Soviet band to record a session on his show. [7]

Their debut album, also titled "Zvuki Mu", was released in 1989 and produced by Brian Eno, who had signed the group to his Opal label.

The 2013 video for The National's single "Sea of Love", directed by Sophia Peer, was based on Zvuki Mu's video for Grubyj Zakat.[4][5]

In 2015 Mamonov reunited the band with new members, called "Brand new Zvuki Mu".[6]

Discography

  • 1989 — Zvuki Mu / Звуки Му / "Sounds of Mu"
  • 1991 — Transnadyozhnost'/ Транснадёжность / "Transreliability"
  • 1992 — Mamonov I Aleksey / Мамонов И Алексей / "Mamonov and Aleksey"
  • 1994 — Krym / Крым / "Crimea" (recorded 1988)
  • 1995 — Grubiy Zakat / Грубый Закат / "Rough Sunset"
  • 1995 — Instrumental'nie Variatsii / Инструментальные Вариации / "Instrumental Variations"
  • 1996 — Zhizn' Amfibiy Kak Ona Est' / Жизнь Амфибии Как Она Есть / "Life Of Amphibians As It Is"
  • 1996 — Prostie Veshi / Простые Вещи / "Simple Things" (recorded 1988)
  • 1996 — Mamonov 84-87
  • 1997 — Legendy Ruskogo Roka / Легенды Русского Рока / "Legends of Russian Rock"
  • 1999 — Shkura Neubitogo / Шкура Неубитого / " Pelt of Unkilled"
  • 2000 — Nabral Khoroshih Na Odin Kompakt / Набрал Хороших На Один Компакт / "Have Picked Good (Songs) On One Compact (Disk)"
  • 2000 — Shokoladniy Pushkin / Шоколадный Пушкин / "Chocolate Pushkin"
  • 2002 — Shkura Neubitogo 2 / Шкура Неубитого 2 / "Pelt of Unkilled 2"
  • 2002 — Elektro T / Электро T / "Electro T"
  • 2003 — Myshi 2002 / Мыши 2002 / "Mice 2002"
  • 2003 — Zelyonenkiy / Зелёненький / "(Little) Green"
  • 2003 — Velikoe Molchanie Vagona Metro / Великое Молчание Вагона Метро / "The Great Silence of Metro Wagon"
  • 2005 — Skazki Bratiev Grimm / Сказки Братьев Грим / "Tales of The Brothers Grimm"

References

  1. Zvuki Mu | Allmusic
  2. Soviet New Wave, 1987: "Grey Pigeon" by Pyotr Mamonov and Zvuki Mu
  3. "Zvuki Mu - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  4. "The National pay tribute to Russian band Zvuki Mu in Sea of Love video". HitFix.com. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  5. "The National - "Sea Of Love" video". Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  6. One of the newest performances of New Zvuki Mu, 2015
  7. Zvuki Mu on the John Peel wiki.

External links

Zvuki Mu discography on Discogs

Text adapted from Wikipedia.