Pikapika Teart - Moonberry
Very good chamber-rock from Siberia (!) that uses two guitars, bass, drums, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano and female voice with guests on violin and viola on the majority of the tracks. For some reason, parts of this remind me a bit of Macchina Maccheronica by Stormy Six mixed with a bit of Aranis. Another great release of complex art-rock from AltrOck!
"PikaPika Teart is an absolute novelty for RIO fans. Explicitly following the tradition of great groups from the ’70, such as Henry Cow, these guys from Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, are proposing an original blend of acoustic and electric sounds, rock features and structured note-by-note written music. For AltrOck is an occasion to release a really interesting band coming from an «exotic» area of the world, otherwise forgotten, or forced to silence; for Pikapika, it is a chance to come out of Siberia and instantly go «into the world». Significantly, their music matches a modern musical language and the traditional music of their region, following the teachings of Russian masters like Stravinskij and Schostakovich: a good way to preserve local treasures and global visibility."
Influences: Henry Cow, Rational Diet, Stravinskij, Schostakovich, Anekdoten, King Crimson.