Biography

Evgeny “Mahno” Pjanov was the bass player/guitarist of “Grazhdanskaya Oborona” in the mid-90s, ridiculously passed in 1999. The unique solo album which remained after his death is a really outstanding piece. Solo guitars here are played by Kuzja and Letov, who also played drums. So that sounding reminds “Solntsestoyanie” by “Grazhdanskaya Oborona” (a muddy and dense wall of a poured guitar sound and the vocal deduced on the foreground is not surprising). But similarity with GO the sample of 1997 is limited only to a sound. In the rest, album music represents light but invariably sad guitar post-punk. Mahno does not use foul language and does not shout, he sings the multiple-valued associative texts with intonation and a vocal reminding both Sasha Vasilev from “Spleen” and that Kuzya. Solemn guitar rumble (including psychedelic guitar solos, continuous coiling wah-wah’s in the background, “acid” lotions and the usual air walls of sound) can be also heard here. Evgeny Mahno is known among fans of the underground-punk of the Siberian origin, and there it is simply named “punk”. But actually it is punk in the original sense of this word. In the sense of «Do It Yourself». Beautiful and surprising, monstrously underestimated record.

Edited by SilentHedge on 12 Oct 2008, 10:20

All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Text may also be available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Factbox

Generated from facts marked up in the wiki.

No facts about this artist

You're viewing version 3. View older versions, or discuss this wiki.

You can also view a list of all recent wiki changes.