«Aztec» — Official web site

about the band

about the band

aztec — a band from st.-petersburg that has made its way to fame in the musical and club sphere after only several months of recording of an album, boutique aoutique. to many, the album has become the evidence of birth of a band with new concept and sound. the root of these qualities lies in the equality of talented musicians within the team, a rare characteristic for artistic cooperations. guitarist andrey bondar, bass guitarist oleg koiava, and drummer yan lemskiy have together invented their unique sound, minimalistic yet dense, penetrated with the live, positive funk energy that mingles from song to song with elements of styles often thought incompatible. this, together with ironic, somewhat strange lyrics and chaotic stage behaviour has led to the advent of the existing original band prone to searching for experiments and discoveries. the professionalism of each of the band’s members and their sincere approach have attracted offers of collaboration with such bands as st.-pete’s poimanniye muravyedy and moscow’s lift, as well as the side band of konstantin kinchev.

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Lineup. Andrey Bondar

Andrey Bondar

an adept of hedonism and adam smith’s economics, studied a lot, stubborn, drinks reasonably, smokes grass sometimes, stable, serious in interviews and on the stage, comes late for rehearsals more often than everyone else, was noticed taking part in democratic mass-meetings several times, prefers european culture, conservative, loves contemplating, knows how to handle a woman, meets difficulties in choosing rhymes, teaches the young, doesn’t like punk and grunge, fastidious about food, loves to start an argument and keep his opinion, never uses foul language, plays basketball, knows a lot of jokes, loves swimming and sunbathing, knows the political situation, markedly neat, an only child, never leaves crosswords unsolved, occupied with his guitar very often, obeys his parents, loves wearing hats, keen on guitar jazz, looks after his body, traveled in europe and america, composes beautiful melodies, never does anything frivolous, watches tv, often fails to connect cables properly

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Lineup. Oleg Koiava

Oleg Koiava

unpretentious, often changes the color of his hair, loves macaroni with cheese, careful, disgustingly prudent, hasn’t worn jeans for ages, suffers from partial loss of sight and hearing in the morning, lives with his parents, talks too much, often ponders on life, prefers grass to alcohol, not choosy in clothing, can’t juggle, sentimental, cries over romantic moments in the movies, almost a workaholic, flirts with shop-assistants, doesn’t bring flowers and presents, likes ’friends’ tv series, carping, at the university had the reputation of a homosexual, likes to explain everything to everyone, rolls up his eyes, twists and turns during rehearsals, hates perfect women, often examines the photos of his favourite pornstar, understands computers, thinks instead of the others and gets angry, uses someone else’s mobile phone, doesn’t avoid feeble excuses, pretends to be indifferent to comparisons with flea, hates shops, aroused by teens, doesn’t make hasty conclusions, holds his bass-guitar low, not bachelor, bites his nails and buys thick strings, goes with the stream but keeps his oars at hand, doesn’t like fireworks, doesn’t care for nature and things but thinks of the nature of things, a city-dweller, can speak about the importance of silence for hours, never checks the change, not stylish but conceptual

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AZTEC. Yan Lemskiy

Yan Lemskiy

young, considers himself an aesthete, a good cook, emotional and charming, loves looking at girls with a piercing stare, believes in what he accidentally said, in wintertime wears underpants, bought by his granny, maximalist, loves mincing on the stage, constantly surrounded by women and sometimes covered with make-up, has an ambiguous attitude towards tattoos, shaggy, ready to devote his flesh and blood to creative outburst, susceptible to criticism, talented and modest, but seeks universal recognition, maintains his image, smokes other people’s cigarettes, never gets angry in the morning without reason, considers four-quarter boring, shy, but only at first sight, diverts himself with depression, drinks seldom but much and vomits immediately, gets nervous before concerts, smokes a lot during rehearsals, a theatre-fan, polite with elder people, reads little but writes a lot, loves drawing, an object of constant sexual solicitation, not always able to distinguish truth from self-delusion, loves to attract attention, sleeps little, not choosy in objects of masturbation, smokes ’belomor’ and thinks it’s stylish, dresses brightly

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сd «navodneniye»

сd «navodneniye»

compilation (mar03)
official festival dedicated to the 300 year anniversary of st.-petersburg
track — piterski funk (st. pete funk)

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promo-сd

promo-сd

demo recording (sept01)
3 tracks
playing time — 10min

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boris grebenschikov tribute (disc 2)

boris grebenschikov tribute (disc 2)

various artists (dec03)
produced by a. tropillo
track — reka (river)

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boutique aoutique

boutique aoutique

live ep (oct03)
7 tracks
playing time — 18min

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INTERVIEW FOR INDIE. RU, AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PORTAL

INTERVIEW FOR INDIE.RU, AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PORTAL

on the seventh of march 2001 aztec gave their first interview to indie. ru — a web-site of independent culture, which flourished at that time. dmitry gerboldt was the drummer in the band then. in the interview we may seem a bit lofty (which we are not), but it’s even funnier that way…

they came out of the haze. hazy was their form. hazy were their movements and the words they spoke. but soon the haze lifted and one could see bright eyes that showed certainty in the power of their smiles. one could even see the features of their faces. but that’s not important because we’re not going to look at them — we are going to listen to them.

indie: — how would you define yourself?

— although we’ve known each other for a quite long time, we never thought of
— of becoming a band!

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AZTEC. All the roads lead to rock

AZTEC. All the roads lead to rock

andrey and oleg are both 25. they’ve known each other for several years already. they met in the school of international relations of the saint-petersburg state university. they are united by a common passion — passion for music. they make music and often rehearse at home. andrey learnt to play the guitar himself, without anyone else’s help. oleg attended classes of classical guitar in one of the musical schools of saint-petersburg, the city where he grew up. «to tell you the truth, i stopped attending the courses quite soon — right after my teacher was fired», — says oleg. this teacher introduced his students to rock music and later on it played a certain role in the lives of some of them…

in 1998 the two friends started to play together and write songs. their first concert took place a year later. «articles appeared in local press immediately», — they recollect their surprise. today they are three: andrey, vocals and guitar, oleg, vocals and bass guitar, and young yan, the drummer, who is getting ready to enter the university. they are directed by masha, who is 22 years old. mostly they meet in gorelovo (a suburb in the south-western part of saint-petersburg), where they organized a studio for rehearsals.

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Одухотворенные Сплин создали «Гиперхит»

27.11.2015
Несравненный Александр Васильев – душа группы Сплин, поделился своей «печалью» с радиослушателями. Талантливый фронтмен группы, во всеуслышание признал, что не знает, что делать с новыми песнями.

Простые песни бывшего служителя Крематория

24.11.2015
Легендарный советский рокер Виктор Троегубов, представил миру свой первый альбом, написанный в 21 веке. Перерыв сольной карьеры Виктора сильно затянулся и с момента выхода его последнего альбома «Мастер снов», прошло 19 лет.

Иной взгляд ДДТ

21.11.2015
В 2011 году, культовая питерская рок-группа ДДТ, презентовала миру свой иной взгляд на мир – альбом «Иначе». Представлять альбом миру, группа решила на мировых гастролях, после которых объявила о грандиозном подарке поклонникам - альбомах «Иначе» и «P.S» на виниловом носителе. Пластинки выполнены в двух цветовых решениях – черном и белом виниле. В продажу, этот оригинальный привет из прошлого, поступит в конце октября 2015 года.

Выпущена биографическая книга о группе «Аквариум»

19.11.2015
О Борисе Гребенщикове и его легендарной группе «Аквариум» на сегодняшний день выпущено немало печатного материала, в том числе и биографического. Но книга Анатолия или «Джорджа» Гуницкого, одного из основателей коллектива, носит несколько иной характер, так как под её обложкой хранятся не просто биографические сведения или сухая подача событий, расставленных в хронологическом порядке, а собрание статей и интервью, собранных и написанных самим автором книги для печатных и интернет-изданий.

Кубрик: открытие нового концертного пространства в Питере

16.11.2015
С 2 по 4 октября состоялся праздник в формате небольшого фестиваля, посвящённый открытию Кубрика, нового клуба в центре Питера. Новое помещение для проведения концертов уже отметили присутствием такие группы, как Ногу Свело, Площадь Восстания и ряд других.