Category Archives: Novosibirsk

Post-punk is big in Russia (Part 1)

The Russian punk culture rose in the 80s together criticism towards the Soviet regime and a growing sense of lack of future. Whether because of a new “no future” feeling invading the young, political motivations or just plain musical trends, post-punk is big in Russia again. And pretty much all over the country.
Vnutrennee Sgoranie: hysterical rock, post-punk, shoegazing, or post-post as they say. From St. Petersburg.
Slackers: shoegaze from Omsk. As a side note, their song “I’m bored” is using some funny Norwegian and not Russian videos. Although stereotypicaly one could think it might match a bored Russian’s spring afternoon, it does not. (?)
Utro: post-punk from Rostov-on-don. Formed by a Motorama member, another post-punk band which sings in English.

Vnutrennee Sgoranie – Not yet

Vnutrennee Sgoranie – No death

Slackers – I’m bored

Utro – Dushi Stareyt Bystree Tel

Trip-hop from Novosibirsk

With this post I start exploring places further east. Concretely, Novosibirsk in Siberia. Not very widely known but actually Russia’s third most populous city (after Moscow and Peter). It is fairly new (founded in 1893) and at some point it marked the geographical center of the Soviet Union. Its inhabitants are quite proud of the fact that it has a metro system. Personally I very much like the (not metro-reachable) academic neighborhood “Akademgorodok” which lies in the middle of a forest. instrumental downtempo and trip-hop music from Novosibirsk, with a Soviet touch. Also on bandcamp.
Zimne: a trip-hop duo from Novosibirsk. According to them, their lyrics cite and are inspired by Russian-poetry from the beginning of the 20th century. They have 4 albums out, which you can check at their bandcamp page. – Citizens

Zimne – Кротовые норы (Wormholes)