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e-gens

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Our music is a synthesis of Indie, New age, and Synthpop. We focus on a unique style of singing in each song, non-standard rhythms, deep lyrics, written in simple words, with mysterious sounds, and rich melodic texture. Our songs are for those who live with deep feelings.

Biography

We were born in 1987 as a "new wave" band at the down of Russia's last revolution (“Perestroika”). The KGB reigned and there were political restrictions on everything, including foreign music, which brought with it a spirit of freedom. We wrote socially acute types of songs, intertwined with deep lyrics. We dressed in black shirts, and bandaged our wrists with red cloth to show a sign of how we perceived the world, and how to fit in to a regime that limited the freedoms and creativity of their people. We chose to be the warriors of romance as our image, which opposed the brutal and powerful system. We were all sickened by the false police regime, artificial Soviet music, and even the new "rock culture", which carried the ideology of damage, it was like a feast during a time of plaque. We saw things in a different light, our view was, and beauty would save the world! We had seen the beauty and knew we had to share it with people who had gone mad by wild passions. We knew it was the beauty (harmony if you would like) that was in need of protection and promotion. We had believed the balance of "good" and "evil" had been broken. Orthodox classical music culture was unable to influence the mind of the modern man, steeped in technological problems. There was a need for a powerful opposition to the disharmony. It could be given by the incredible strength and beauty of art.

Gathering as a band, we realized our gift (talent) could be developed to incredible heights, and thus we began to do so. In those days, the "synthesizer" sounded like a "God". You could count on your fingers the number of people who had access to electronic musical instruments and modern music technology. We were brought up in the brilliant works of Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder, Visage, Ultravox, and Yello. We could only dream of doing the same. Eugene Titkov without having and formal education composed his own songs on a Polish brand piano, Legnica. Eugene Komarov had gone to school for guitar and had organized a student band with a primitive soviet-made drum machine, electro organ and two electric guitars. The vision to create a musical band came long before our first meeting. We met at a band rehearsal where we brought up the names of the bands Ultavox and Visage, two of our favorites. We needed no other common ground we were instantly brothers, if you want - brothers in arms. And we began to work on new material in the studio, which was a plain room on the sixth floor of a dormitory facility. We had lots of ideas and energy, but the means by which to express ourselves left much to be desired. There were numerous attempts find investors or sponsors to purchase the much needed equipment for developing electronic music. It was and remains the only genre in which we intend to establish and further the songs and music through, because we felt free from the constraints of the so-called "live" instruments of electronic music only. We wanted to create new worlds, full of new and unique colors. All this can only be done in the synthesis of sound. In addition, we always appreciated that we were children of the space era, and that we grew up in the age of active development of cybernetics. It was a beautiful testimony with limitless possibilities of rectification for man and his divine essence. We built on that philosophy. Then fortune smiled on us when Eugene Titkov's sister had mentioned our love of electronic music to the leadership of the Novosibirsk Computer Lab. We outsourced the laboratory staff, which enabled us to use his home computers AGAT series, using the original sound card that was developed in this same laboratory. The first demonstration of our work drew great success, and because of this, we gained access to the recording studio of Novosibirsk State Conservatory to continue our experiments with the creation of electronic music.

We knew that to create outstanding pieces of music that we needed most outstanding ideas and excellent arrangements. We agreed that we would continuously work on each song until it was equally impressive as the recognized masters of the time. We only had studio time from evening until morning, so during the day, we worked to feed our families and ourselves and at night, we learned to create the music that both pleased others and us. The first several months of work, we dedicated to the design and development of the proprietary, technology of electronic music without computers and sequencers because we did not have them in the studio. We had to manage to use a MIDI, which controlled one of two drums, instead of a four polyphonic synthesizer. Some parts we had to play by hand, writing down all the arrangements, so we could tape them using the coded synchronization. It was hellish work, but it gave us invaluable experience so that we reached the level of a music Shoaling, and the results would be forthcoming.

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Lyrics

Fine! Shine!

Written By: Eugene Titkov

We thought they wouldn’t do
They will not pass through
Now we are a few
Who is faithfully true

We had to land
We have survived to defend
The world whence we are
Now it so is far

Fine! Shine!
We head for the skyline
We denied a half-life
We shall survive
We shall revive
Try! Fly!
From hell to Eden light
From the depth to treasured height
I know it is right
Just take the invite

We sat down in the ships
We are ready to trips
To second’s readout
There’s danger around

We pray and we cry
And waves all goodbyes
Tears fall on signs
Millions left died

Fine! Shine!
We head for the skyline
We denied a half-life
We shall survive
We shall revive
Try! Fly!
From hell to Eden light
From the depth to treasured height
I know it is right
Just take the invite

Since the oldest times
We are born and we die
With only one hope
Doom passes this globe

We know, that will be
As we fight to be free
And while these songs we sing
Foe won’t have wing

I Can Touch the Sun

Written By: Eugene Titkov

I don't wish to be the squashed by windstorm
I don't wanna be in cold sleeps flight
I don't wish to run from flashing sky form
I don't wanna fear the dark of night

I’ve put on my suit
The dress of dense wood
The clothes of life nude
That has begun
I’ve put on my suit
The dress for good shoot
The clothes for hope scoot
I’ve done it
I can touch the sun

I saw parents take care of their love kids
I saw courage of infantile eyes
Everyone remembers fear of eclipse
Everybody wants the new sunrise

I’ve put on my suit
The dress of dense wood
The clothes of life nude
That has begun
I’ve put on my suit
The dress for good shoot
The clothes for hope scoot
I’ve done it
I can touch the sun

But it not occasion be without you
If birds sing through peals of thunder drums
Means, I am not doomed to fear and death true
Means, the fast end expects darkness charms

The Song of Sky Gear

Written By: Eugene Titkov

We were sick
Docs weren’t near
Burnt. Clear
We will be docs of here
That can be damned
Can be forgiven
And you need hear
The song of sky gear

We those who has learnt this force
We those who once were its slaves
We prayed about the right course
We’ve got the way to break down the chains
The things keep us in the past
It speak to us from there
We have it forever passed
We are living in future glare

Drive away this dark might
Move. Fight
Push away from vile vault
Leave your holt
Leave your fault
Hold your mind
Rush
Even if you have got tired

We those who has learnt this force
We those who once were its slaves
We prayed about the right course
We’ve got the way to break down the chains
The things keep us in the past
It speak to us from there
We have it forever passed
We are living in future glare

The song of sky gear

My Heart is Calling

Written By: Eugene Titkov

City calls you where the sun
Melts a tar and hearts burn down
You hear its pant as magic chant
There where needs to fight for life
Streets flows bear you to thrive
Where dreams die and anew revive

Please
Gather, while city sleeps, don’t stop
Please, rise
The way is for the present free
You are hearing my heart is calling you now
Please
Let my heart beat so deep
No doubt
Please, come
You hear it, while city sleeps
You are hearing my heart is calling you now

We shall meet where wires ting
There where motors dance the swing
For now, here it is quiet
We shall meet where skies are mute
They are guards of secret route
And my heart is calling you

Please
Gather, while city sleeps, don’t stop
Please, rise
The way is for the present free
You are hearing my heart is calling you now
Please
Let my heart beat so deep
No doubt
Please, come
You hear it, while city sleeps
You are hearing my heart is calling you now

You are hearing my heart is calling you now

Discography

Fie! Shine! (LP) (c) 2010

Set List

Fine! Shine!
I Can Touch the Sun
The Song of Sky Gear
We Change
Breath of Forgiving
That Is Your Prize
Heart to Heart
I'm Your Guide
Save the Love
My Heart is Calling