1998 – present (19 years)
Alternosfera is an Alternative Rock band from Chisinau, The Republic of Moldova.
The legacy of Alternosfera starts when two high school students without any prior musical experience decided to learn playing guitars and kill some time. The first rehearsal with all the band members accounted for, have taken place on December 13th, 1998. Of course, the initial rehearsals were quite primitive and noisy due to the lack of experience, playing techniques and instruments. On November 23rd, 1999, Alternosfera holds its first concert, in Chisinau. In 2001, the band does the first demo recordings in Chisinau followed by more demo recordings in 2002 in Bucharest, Romania. Alternosfera has gathered experience in an active manner over the past 5 years. Changing with time both its members and its musical direction, the band reached maturity with their own, unique style, a style led by the keyboard solo parts and the singer's unique voice. Alternosfera performed on most of Chisinau's stages, taking part in the most important rock festivals in Moldova and Romania and was always very well greeted by the public. They are a serious, united team that proves that things of great quality and beauty are made in Moldova as well.
Live experience 2004-2007:
Over 30 concerts in various rock clubs in Moldova;
“Staryi Melnik Rockfest 2004”, “Staryi Melnik Rockfest 2005” (the biggest rockfest in Moldova with the best rock bands from Russia and Moldova);
“Beer Fest 2005” (Chisinau, Moldova, headliner);
“Chefstock 2005” (Chisinau, Moldova, best rock bands from Moldova and Romania, headliner);
“Tuborg Fest 2005”, “Tuborg Fest 2006” (Bucharest, Romania);
“Rock Your Mind 2005” (Bucharest, Romania, headliner “Clawfinger”);
“Stufstock Rock Fest 2006” and “Stufstock Greenfest 2007” (Vama Veche, Romania), the biggest Romanian rock festival.
Various open-air concerts organized by Chisinau City Hall, Moldavian Government, student organizations, moldavian and foreign companies.
Several demo recordings in 2000-2003 in Chisinau and Bucharest;
In September–December 2004 the band records its first album “Orasul 511” (“City 511”) in ADM studio in Chisinau (recording and mixing), MGSU studio in Moscow, Russia (mastering). The album was released on the 28th of May 2005. Alternosfera also shot two videos which placed the band for several weeks on the first place in various charts in Moldova and Romania.
Second album “Visatori cu Plumb in Ochi” was released 16 June 2007.
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