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Under the dominant and ruthless Soviet political system, which called for all people to live under the same ideology and constrained culture, rock music was like a breath of fresh air.

Weight: 200 grams

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The unique collection of the three first discs of the famous Russian rock-n-roll band - "Aquarium".

Aquarium was formed in Leningrad in 1972. Under the dominant and ruthless Soviet political system, which called for all people to live under the same ideology and constrained culture, rock music was like a breath of fresh air. Rock’n’roll became an attractive substitute for the Soviet way of life. However, it was virtually impossible to play Rock’n’roll because it was directly opposite to the system – it was banned from radio and television. However, change gradually began to take place… something new was in the air. Although not everyone felt Rock’n’roll’s pull, there were others who were drawn by an internal need to play Rock’n’roll and Boris Grebenshikov was one of them. At that time, he studied Applied Mathematics at Leningrad University. Together with his close childhood friend, Anatolii Gunitskii (nickname “George” due to his similar looks to George Harrison) – a playwright and a poet-absurdist, Boris Grebenshikov formed the rock band and named it Aquarium. Gradually the number of band members evolved. Andrei Romanov (flute, piano), Vsevolod Gakel (cello), Michail Fainstein-Vasiliev (drums) and Alexander Alexandrov (bassoon) joined the band.

Aquarium today consists of Boris Grebenshikov and includes the stellar lineup Boris Rubekin – keyboards, Andrei Surotdinov – violin, Vladimir Kudryavtsev – bass, Albert Potapkin – drums, Oleg Shar – percussions.

2003 album “Fisherman’s Songs” was recorded in Russia and in India with Indian musicians. The album also includes some jazz arrangements.In spring '05 the Zoom Zoom Zoom albom was out - 10 songs, written on the coast of Mediterranean, recorded in England and Russia and infused with African rhythms. So far nobody knows what the new currently recorded album going to be like.
 

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