It looks like we’ve found an obscure little beastie upon our return. Khurmo Shirinova was a rather attractive singer from… Read more [Music] Khurmo Shirinova – Badakhshan
Thank my friend Predrag for this slice of Soviet New Wave.
Ian Nagoski of Canary Records has released yet another amazing artifact of turn-of-the-century Armenian music. This was the label’s last… Read more [Music] Various Artists – Apricot Tree: Soviet-Armenian Music from 78rpm Discs
Here’s a bit of light pop music from Latvia made for a relaxing day. The artists, Edgars Zveja and Valentīna… Read more [Music] Valentīna Butāne un Edgars Zveja – Silavas valsis
The Medeo Ensemble were a jazz-fusion band out of Almaty, Kazakhstan (then a part of the USSR). As far as… Read more [Music] Medeo Ensemble – Medeo
There isn’t a lot of information on wild psych music coming out of places like Tajikistan, but this isn’t a… Read more [Music] Makhfirat Hamroqulova & Gulshan / Махфират Ҳамроқулова & Гульшан – Дилро Бубин
There’s something incredibly cheesy about this track, but it has the same charm that ‘Popcorn’ did in its heyday. As… Read more [Music] Boris Tihomirov – Elektronnyi Budilnik (Electronic Alarm-Clock)
Another Soviet ethno-jazz project of high quality. Boomerang hailed from Kazakhstan, and this particular album is considered their rarest.
I really owe all of my passion for Eastern European/Soviet Improvisational and Experimental music to one man: Leo Feigin of… Read more [Video] Ganelin, Chekasin, Tarasov – Semplice (II)
Before Dagestan, in southern Russia, became a worthless subsidiary for radical Islamists, it was producing some rather amazing musicians and… Read more [Video] Мурад Кажлаев (Murad Kazhlaev) - Крутые Повороты (Sharp Turns)