Published by Junsuke Yamasaki we present a series of spreads from the Russian youth vanguard's acclaimed book
In A Nutshell
February 28, 2012
Imagine a cult Russian band inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet and night falling birds?
- Text by Kristina Voytovich
The experimental, psychedelic Moscow band In a Nutshell have created a mythical, decade-long legacy by purposely not looking for a big audience, constantly changing their band members and rarely performing. Having chosen their own musical pace, the band have recorded two acclaimed albums "Ultraviolet Test" (2005) and "Arrhythmia " (2007) and one EP - "Dancing Bird to Fall" (2011). Satellite Voices talks to the mysterious band in an attempt to discover the secrets of their upcoming album, "Jatinga".
Satellite Voices: What’s the story behind the band’s name?
In a Nutshell: The name was born after a reading of Hamlet. The full citation reads as it follows: "I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." We've always liked this part of this play.
SV: How did you come up with the idea of the music video “So Close”?
In a Nutshell: The music video has the same idea as the album. The album is named and dedicated to the valley Jatinga. This valley is known, in the first place, for the nights of falling birds.
SV: What is the best thing to do while listening to your music?
In a Nutshell: The same thing is for any other music. To listen to it.
SV: What kind of Russian musicians do you recommend on checking out?
In a Nutshell: Our favourites are Nino Katamadze, Ezhi and Petruccio.
SV: What are you working on right now?
In a Nutshell: We are finishing a new album, preparing a live program and going to make a couple of new videos.
SV: If your life was a movie, what would be a soundtrack?
In a Nutshell: First of all, you need to understand what kind of movie it is It is difficult to imagine so far. Perhaps, this will be our own music.
SV: What makes you smile?
In a Nutshell: A lot of things. The work in the studio often leads to a smile. The crooked and wide one.
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