Auktyon (auction) is a great, versatile band from St. Petersburg led by Leonid Fedorov. It has been around from 1978, changing genres and accumulating influences since then. Avant-garde, folk, experimental, alternative rock.
Leonid Fedorov himself has very interesting solo work.
Auktyon – I den’ i noch’ (Day and night)
Auktyon – Propal (Disappeared)
Two jazz projects where the pianist Evgeny Lebedev, from Moscow, participates.
LRK Trio: lively jazz, folk and fusion. The trio is Lebedev, Anton Revnyuk and Ignat Kravtsov.
Alina Rostotskaya & Jazzmobile: jazz and folk. Many adaptations of Russian folk songs (e.g. Songs of Kursk by Georgy Sviridov).
LRK Trio – Plyasovaya
Alina Rostotskaya & Jazzmobile – The Songs of Kursk
SALTO: jazz, trip-hop, dub and electro with some Russian folk influences, from Moscow.
SALTO – Hate and tenderness
SALTO – Yahonty (feat. Lёgky Par)
My first post is a sampler of new Russian music from different genres. You might start noticing a certain dominance of Saint Petersburg as a indie/experimental music hub.
Nina Karlsson: Indie pop and jazz from Saint Petersburg.
Otava Yo: Folk band with a funny mood, from Saint Petersburg.
TESTO: Folk, ethnic music with an electronic touch, from Saint Petersburg.
Messer Chups: Experimental, rockabilly, surf music with a horror movie touch, from Saint Petersburg.
Nina Karlsson – Dance
Otava Yo – Russian couplets while fighting
TESTO – Cosmonauts
Messer Chups – Chupacabra Twist