Here another fantastic parallel projects from Russia that released phenomenal albums that sure will not stay into obscurity. Cosmic Letdown are from Cheboksary and have a ringer in guitarist/vocalist Artyom Yegorov , whose fluid, stylish playing is integral to both bands astral trips, he also paint ethereal cosmic/drone/ambient sonic vastness with beautiful sitar brush strokes on their Dronecaine album as Opium Eyes Of Nico.
Not is that Cosmic Letdown did caught my ear, but when Opium Eyes Of Nico came to be, it was like the band I had been waiting for posting this. Not exactly Space Rock, but rather an otherworldly concoction of despondent Drone-Hypnotic-Neo-Psych.
Opium Eyes Of Nico has some mild filler, mainly the obligatory sitar and some spacey noodling, and incredible “Golden Hair” Syd´s cover, which more than make up for any transgressions made by Opium Eyes…so, on Cosmic Letdown distorted tone guitars shimmer over blowing drums, and regal Russian vocals round out the weirdness perfectly.
Yes, you knows that I like space rock, and knows I like current russian wave, so knows that the combination of the two was too nice to not share here on wearethelastbeatniks.
Check it out, droner.
Opium Eyes Of Nico – Dronecaine
Jesus is taking heroin. Dronecaine – a new kind of analgesic depressant.
released February 18, 2015
Opium Eyes Records. OER
1.Drone in C -1 (Nico Says) 04:28
2.Drone in C 0 (Intro) 01:58
3.Drone in C 1 01:52
4.Drone in C 2 02:33
5.Drone in C 3 04:16
6.Drone in C 4 04:19
7.Drone in C 5 05:32
8.Drone in C 6 (Tomorrow Never Knows) 04:30
9.Drone in C 7 01:52
10.Drone in C 8 (Syd’s Golden Hair) 04:44
Cosmic Letdown – Mary
First Single by Cosmic Letdown
released November 23, 2014
Opium Eyes Records. OER-001.
2.Mary (Sasha Pleshkov Remix) 04:46
3.Mary (Reverse 1 Remix) 04:07
4.Mary (Reverse 2 Remix) 04:32
5.Jesus’s So High 05:56
Cosmic Letdown – Иисус
Песня-путешествие по внутренним пространствам неизведанного бытия.
Jesus is a song-journey through the inner space of the unexplored being.
released January 7, 2015
1.Иисус (Single Version) 07:37
2.Иисус (Acoustic Single) 06:32
Cosmic Letdown – Венера ( Venera )
Посвящается всем психически нездоровым и космически больным.
Venera. Dedicated to all mentally unhealthy and cosmically ill.
Available on cassette and CD in limited edition.
released January 20, 2015
Opium Eyes Records. OER-003.
2.Мэри – Mary 04:32
3.Лунный свет – Moonlight 04:22
4.Вертолёт – Helicopter 04:56
5.Иисус – Jesus 06:41
6.Море – The Sea 05:18
7.Боль – Pain 03:00
8.Венера-6 – Venera-6 06:30
9.Мне бы в небо – Up in the Sky 03:50
Cosmic Letdown – Pitch Black Surf
Pitch Black Surf – single-release by Cosmic Letdown.
Recorded in the summer of 2015.
released August 26, 2015
Opium Eyes Records. OER-007.
1.Pitch Black Surf 04:09