It was back in 2014 that the Bolivian folk-rock Khuno sextet last featured – then known as the trio of Aguayo.
Always a pleasure to catch up with developments of musicians who have been out of focus for a while. Atados – a live version – arose recently which finds Khuno drawing reference point from both tradition and ’60s art-rock leaving the listener crossing fingers there will be more to follow imminently.
The Russian ambient-electro-dance trio OQJAV will be playing their final performance on the 21st in Ekaterinburg at The Press House.
As part of their farewell journey a live shot video of Пацан (Boy) recorded in Moscow.
It is always a sadness to discover bands fading in to the distance though as with many their imprint lays long after their footsteps were laid and I thank OQJAV for doing what they did and look forward to remaining in contact with Вадик Королев (Vadik Korolev), Екатерина Павлова (Elizabeth Pavlova) and Даниил Шайхинуров (Daniel Shaikhinurov) in their new directions of travel.
Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother) is a Russian alt-rock tredecim ensemble.
Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother)
Able to spring across many stages, Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки, never seek to make their music of abstraction, rather like a finely tuned orchestration in which each member forms an integral though not overplayed section of the resultant output, leaving the listener sweating profusely though cheering for more. As attested in a recent live performance of Точка (Point) from the LP Кики (Kiki).