Thursday, August 04, 2005

Non-Impudent Music for the Masses

Looking for music that is "modest and ambitious but not impudent?" Perhaps something that is "over-free and melancholy," like Moscow itself? Then look no further than this blog devoted to Soviet and contemporary Russian music. Not all the links work, and some load so slowly you'll forget what you've downloaded by the time you get there, but some are really nice, like She Smiles (the Sex remix) by LP, a very non-impudent group out of Kaliningrad that kind of reminds me of A-ha. Then there's this by the Russian folk-singer Palagea which is just stunning. Try the song Lyubo, Bratcy, Lyubo.