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Origine du Groupe : Austria
Style : Ska , Punk , Rock , Folk , Alternative
Sortie : 2010

Russkaja is the exact opposite of Easy Listening music, Russkaja - terror of terrors of all Russian folk music
societies - stands for fat Austrian Polka beats. The group members are the most illustrious musicians of the
Alpine region, who possess a colourful mix of cultural backgrounds. They pour these various cultural influences
into a postmodern version of Russian folk and spread their distinctive music all over Europe. It is sweaty and
shouts out loud: Dance Dance Dance! It is a clash of trash metal, world jazz, funky stuff and Frank Zappaesque
Rock. All these things signify: Get down to business!
On Russkaja’s MySpace site their music is described as "Healing and Easy Listening" - a tongue-in-cheek fraud.
If a poor convalescent goes to “Spa Russkaja”, he will definitely not return in one piece. Russkaja is quite the
opposite of Easy Listening music, Russkaja – horror of horrors of all Russian folk music societies – is the one
and only Russian high-speed-sensation from Austria. This is the reason for the black-humour disposition of the
band, whose extremely genuine Slavonic name derivates from a mix of “Russia”, “Ska” and “Ja” – the German
word for YES. The last piece of that name shows their basically positive attitude and their categorical principle
to refuse any ‘no’ or rejection.
At least one section of the band has suitable origins (Russia, Ukraine, Hungary & Bulgaria). Thus the band
originator Georgi A. Makazaria was born in Moscow and has been living in Vienna since 1992. In Vienna he
participated in the musical „Falco – A Cybershow” and was member of the trash metal group "Stahlhammer”.
Before joining Russkaja, the other band members had been playing in several Austrian music formations:
trombonist H.G. Gutternigg with Joe Zawinul, drummer Titus Vadon with Drahdiwaberl, guitarist Zebo Adam
with Hallucination Company and saxophonist Manfred Franzmeier with the Hot Pants Road Club; whereas
violinist Antonia Georgiew was known as child prodigy of classical music. Since her early childhood she has
won numerous classical music awards.
This list makes clear that Russkaja possesses a wide range of musical styles and influences – a mixture of trash
metal, world jazz, funky stuff and Frank Zappa-esque Rock. This tells us: they mean it seriously. Here are coldly
minded masters at work, eager to bring their audiences’ blood to the boil, and by spreading Russian propaganda
from abroad they seek to drive governmental protectionists of culture up the proverbial wall.
Russkaja’s Kasatchok is similar to a traditional punch-up, the brass section is like a Kalashnikov, and the stage
dresses are ‘Genghis Khan meets Red Army’, combined with greetings from the Tsar himself. Welcome to the
post-modern age, and, as you’ve been told, they won’t take ‘no’ for an answer!
Russkaja’s musical message, on the other hand, is crystal-clear: Dance Dance Dance! Ska is the magic formula
and Polka means to an end. These seven quasi-Russian spirits are masters of both styles. The have been
practising their diabolic trade since 2005, and in 2008, after a few singles and EPs, they launched their first
album „Kasatchok Superstar“. And at least since that release they have become superstars in their own right.
Like their colleagues in New York, the band Gogol Bordello, they single-handedly conquered clubs and open-air
festivals across Europe and have been spreading their high-speed brass wherever possible. This is not simple
Balkan fashion and they are no power pioneers of Moscow; this is quite simply pure anarchy of sound. We say
“spasiba” and “dobriy Abend!”.

by balkanopithecus from http://musical-heritage2.blogspot.com

Tracklist :   
1. Ras Dwa Tri 3:13
2. Da Mama 2:34
3. Change 3:17
4. Wolna I Ja 3:16
5. Hammerdrive 3:39
6. Gulaj Duscha 3:36
7. Swoboda 3:07
8. Nikogda 3:42
9. Traktor 3:26
10. Ogonki 3:59
11. Leto Leto 3:00
12. Go Sputnik 2:47
13. Polosa 3:46
14. Hep Hep 3:32


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