Tag: New Wave

UNEARTHING THE MUSIC: Sound and Creative Experimentation in Non-democratic Europe

Moscow-1980’s. A self-interview on Russian ‘new wave’ culture and related phenomena

Dmitry Matsenov was one of the key figures in the Moscow rock scene in the 1980’s. In this “self-interview” for Unearthing the Music he discusses the beginnings of ‘Prospekt’, the band he founded with Alexei Borisov and which came to be the basis for ‘Notchnoi Prospekt’, as well as the social and cultural climate in …

AG Geige – Yachtclub + Buchteln (klangFarBe)

Frank Bretschneider is a Berlin-based musician, composer and video artist, known for his “precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach” (Resident Advisor). While best known for being one of the founders of Raster-Noton, one of today’s best regarded experimental electronic music labels, Bretschneider was also the founder of the now extinct klangFarBe label, …

HUDBA 85: A snapshot of the Czechoslovak New Wave

The film Hudba 85 (Music 85) captures the nascent post-punk and New Wave scene in former Czechoslovakia, which was targeted by state-sanctioned media and other actors of the regime (though the bands, in comparison to let’s say the Plastic People of the Universe, were hovering on the margins of legality). Shot on 16mm film by …

МОЛОДОСТЬ / MOLODOST’

Molodost (translating as “Youth”) were a Moscow new-wave band active between 1985 and 1986. In late 1984 the band OTVETNY CHAI (“Reciprocal Tea”) was formed by Alexander Yakovlev (bass) and Andrey Romanov (guitar) in Moscow. In 1985 the vocalist Andrey Yakushin joined the band. The name changed to MOLODOST’. The band was quite active in …

On a New Wave – Piotr Rypson

First published in 1981, Post was a self-published fanzine which accompanied the emergence of punk in Poland. It was created by Henryk Gajewski who ran the Riviera-Remont Gallery in Warsaw and Piotr Rypson, the manager of new wave band Tilt. Articles were laid out on the page in the lively cut and paste manner of …