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An-2 is Andrei Zakharov. He was born at the year of Moscow Olympic Games in the small Soviet industrial town of Izhevsk - one of many small towns like this in USSR mainly known for it’s military manufacturing. But under some strange circumstances Izhevsk is renowned as the place of abnormal musical activity and often called the Russia’s home of electronic music. The situation was like this yet before the spreading of easy-to-get computer-based musical technologies and remain the same at present days. Izhevsk environs are also known as P.I.Tchaikovsky’s place of birth.

Andrei grew up listening to his parents’ disco tapes, but he could never think of being involved into electronic music. At the age of 9 he was sent to a music school to take piano lessons, but disliking its academic programme, he was turned out of it a year later (there were also 4 months of classic guitar which finished in the same manner – Andrei didn’t want to be an educated musician under any circumstances). Several years later, after the collapse of USSR, studying at school, Andrei started to collect various electronic music and during his last school years was engaged in organizing disco parties in his school.

In 1996 Andrei started his own experiments with music using sample-based programs for DOS that just started to appear. After finishing the school and entering the university in 97 he began to build up his vinyl collection and play as a DJ in local clubs.

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  • Swarigami

    Мужик, отличный саунд! Ты Молодец!

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • nachtaktiv

    he's gotta be the chillest dude

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • xezzy

    His music is so royal blue...

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ribuzaza

    Pure Emotion = Pure Orgasm!!! Улетаю....

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • K-men

    The Gift просто шедевр! Жаль его нету здесь. АN-2 очень талантливый мэн!)

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • brabusss

    podskojite na etom saite mojno proslushat musiku voobshe?

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • brabusss

    eduard digos

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jetjag

    Such a great sound... The Gift is my favourite.

    4 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Eduard_Digos

    SoreMind - ты просто придурок

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • SoreMind

    настолько же крутой, насколько малоизвестен.

    29 Jun 2009 Reply
  • ribuzaza

    Обожаю! Есть у кого-нибудь Pure Emotions полная?

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • lunacode

    davno iskal

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Acoustic-303

    по качеству и высоте полёта музыкальной мысли (а также инженерно-музыкальной) близко к LCD System, Trentemoller, SCSI-9. ...еще Duft Punk туда же ... эти связи самобытности не отнимают, а лишь говорят о высоком качестве конечного муз продукта.

    26 Mar 2008 Reply
  • glebis

    Интервью с АН-2: http://experiment.ru/interview/an-2/

    8 Feb 2008 Reply

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