Alexander Gradsky "Old gold"Sergei Zharikov
GOYA: NUDE mono and stereo MahiСounterculture # 5 (13) 2002
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When reading encyclopedias and other reference books do not leave the desire to learn about the real legends of Russian rock of the late 60's - early 70's when rock was really counterculture - as opposed to the "new wave" of the 80's, which crept into cozy and old legends, tired the unequal struggle with the evil Party Cheburashka.
This drive provides students a unique opportunity not only to get acquainted with the dark, in the Andalusian style, creativity of young Alexander Gradskiy as hear generally heard first Moscow rock band finds inspiration beyond the obvious aesthetics of the high baroque. No concessions to the market, such as: limiter, compressor, or shuffle through the channels - there is only an advance music listener sensitivity, nuance of dynamics and contrasts of sonorities are able to evaluate the level of songwriting and performing both the author and his colleagues in the group of "Buffoons", in the first place - drummer Yuri Fokin, whose, who came from a great funk, "the hammer" style of the time was a radical protest against the smarmy and sneaky snap crescendo entire system sells pink-blue jazz singers. Sometimes, a reddish-brown color of the grandees of the Moscow rock was not so much a reaction to the "Izia" ukaveshnogo agitprop, as an attempt to oppose the senseless fish composers plesennikov depth and seriousness of the senses, as it is possible the language of popular song, especially in the performance "of the suburban amateur VIA Khimki" - as announced the premiere of "Skomorokhov" now deceased Tariverdiev on the television program "Hello, we are looking for talent". Gruff large distortion of funk just became the most common color variety uhudshitelem background is the Brezhnev-Khrushchev "revival".
As a producer, Gradski understands the value of these records, although in terms of "text", it would be better on the first drive limit «Meditation jester», and the second to give the entire movie soundtrack «Romance for Lovers »with its magnificent instrumentals and the level of Barbara Streisand tolkunovskoy "Lullaby" - the more so that the other aspects of the work of Goya Russian rock has long been one challenge is going, because they're all here - within the two aforementioned musical texts. The rest of the project Alexander Gradsky we diplomatically leaves out reviews, and especially recommend this dvoynichok snotty pioneers in the children of its immediacy in our eyes for the right to own discovery of Russian rock, and secondly - they are like Advanced Member provincials, under general obossyvon thorough knowledge of the subject.