The band’s name itself refers to the ideas of “Russian Cosmism”, a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in Russia in the early XX century and was represented by Nikolai Fyodorov (1828-1903), Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin (1817-1903), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863-1945), Alexander Chizhevsky (1897-1964) and many other philosophers and scholars. CIOLKOWSKA was formed in Saint-Petersburg in 2012 by guitarist Yegor Svysokikhgor, bassist Ivan Moiseev, and drummer Kirill Tsarkov who were seeking to create sonically intense music that paid attention to various forms of space, kraut, jam, and experimental rock. In the end of 2013, with ukulele player Alesya Izlesa completing the line-up after several personnel changes, the band presented their first professional recording, “Na vysote dereviev” EP.
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"Pistolet Budushchego” (aka “Pistol of the Future”) is a debut album by the psychedelic rock combo CIOLKOWSKA. It was performed and recorded live at the Dobrolet Studio by Yegor Svysokikhgor (guitar, voice), Alesya Izlesa (ukulele), Ivan Moiseev (bass, voice), and Kirill Tsarkov (drums, electronic percussion). The album presents mostly instrumental, well balanced sci-fi music at the intersection of psychedelic space-rock and experimental post-prog-rock, accompanied by the short voice-narration in Russian. Recommended for lovers of deviant and space-out instrumental rock adventures. (8 tracks – 64 min.). Free streaming or immediate digital download of the album (MP3, FLAC or other formats) is available through Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
CD: $13.00 / Digital Download: $7.00
"Ciolkowska have a flair for melody and a great combination of rhythmic pulse and hypnotic deep space drift. The musicianship, recording and production are excellent. The music is mostly instrumental with some vocals in Russian. If you like ethnic flavored Space/Psych Rock than you’ll surely dig Ciolkowska. Recommended!" – by Jerry Kranitz at Aural Innovations (USA) (December 2015).
More reviews: New Underground Music (The Netherlands), Babyblaue Seiten (Germany), Musikreviews.de (Germany), Streetclip.tv (Germany).
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