Band: Гражданская оборона
At the beginning of 1989, when the repressive power of the Communist regime was slowly fading away, Yegor Letov was able to organize a new line-up for his most important project, including Igor Zhevtun (guitar), Arkadiy Klimkin (drums), and Konstantin Ryabinov (bass, guitar, wind instruments).
If this is Grazhdanskya Oborona's most celebrated record, it's mainly because of its title track. Those fourteen minutes represent a real shock, with their assault of abrasive guitars and desperate vocals. Letov's lyrics use the image of Russian fields of experiments to portray the tragic condition of the human race. This song cannot be really described, but only experienced.
The rest of the album consists of nine short tracks which mixes post-punk bass lines, hardcore fury, and a noisy, low fi approach. Western indie bands such as Dinosaur Jr or Pixies sound like tender puppies when compared to these songs.
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