- country:Russian Federation
- label:not signed
- instrumentation:percussion, rock band, guitar
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Psychedelic rock with Russian folk influence.
Lucidvox are four women based in Moscow: Alina (vocals/flute), Nadezhda (drums), Galla (guitar) and Anna (bass).
Sometimes psychedelic rock can extend beyond clichés of shaggy-haired ruffians; Lucidvox, a forerunner in a new and burgeoning Russian DIY rock scene, are a case in point. The brains behind this Moscowian four-headed monster are Alina, Nadezhda, Galla, and Anna. »Моя Твоя Земля« (»My Country Is Your Country«) was their first album, and the dark odes they they sent through amplifiers and microphones were as open-hearted and welcoming as the title suggests.
The singer Alina also picks up the flute from time to time; Nadezhda’s playing is often amazingly muted-sounding. Many of the songs are also characterised by a certain mythical connection with nature. So far, Lucidvox have only played once outside of Russia, and this is their German premiere. (Text Pop-Kultur Berlin)
Lucidvox is a remarkable band from Moscow. They’re a weird, hazy cross between the Raincoats and White Hills, and man, doesn’t that sound good?
Lucidvox have got this billowing, gossamer, Plath-y kind of image going, and they match it with utterly unique and arresting music that is adventurous, even playful, but very damn adult.
Strange, staggering, dramatic, fuzzy, agitated, urgent, and semi-incoherent, the songs of Lucidvox often sound like one of those Black Flag guitar solo sections, if it had been a) recorded in a Russian Orthodox Church and b) was actually good (Greg Ginn’s guitar solos tend to sound like the musical equivalent of an 11th grader trying to draw imitations of M.C. Escher on the back of their notebook; but Lucidvox’s twisted, snaky, happy/sinister music sounds more like rope bridges over a gorge between art and heartbreak).
At the same time, Lucidvox have a curious and attractive overlay of Faith-era Cure, an influence more apparent on their earlier work (Lucidvox have two albums out; both are satisfying and fascinating, but the new one, thanks to the interpolation of a stoner/fuzz/krautrock element less apparent in their earlier work, is a little more immediate). Live video shows them earnestly plucking at strings and trading whomps of rhythm and noise, and is beautifully reminiscent of some of the joyfully brilliant arty noise bands that populated the fringes of the Lower East Side and Soho in the early 1980s.
Tim Sommer for Observer
Band of the day at Louder than War. «Russian all girl band who make brilliant tripped out garage rock. Lucidvox are a revelation. Further proof, if needed, that music is now way beyond the trad Anglo American axis this is a four piece, all woman band from Moscow who make a great tripped out rush of garage rock and guitary weirdness that is a beautiful swamp of sound to drown in. Every song stretches the boundary of just what you can do with guitar bass and drums from psych freak outs to adrenalised rushes to wah guitar filth – and every song is an amazing exclusion. If we can get them to play over here they will take over ! this is totally brilliant. Go to their facebook page to listen to the band now!» John Robb, Louder than War
Russian girl band Lucidvox are back with their distinctive combination of psychedelic sound and ethnic flare — today sees the launch of their new EP Smoke (Dym). Smoke brings together post-punk and hypnotising traditional Slavic folk in an intriguing mixture that manages to be fun, weird and melancholy all at the same time. Calvertjournal.com
Lucidvox play a gig that shows they are well on the way to being a legendary, and even more way-out, female take on Simply Saucer. Richard Foster from Tallinn Music Week’2017 for The Quietus
The four woman in the band have within months of forming struck on their own sound – a tripped out melange of psyche, post grunge, krautrock, noise and soaring almost gothic melancholy. It’s a beautiful trip and you are pulled into their spiders web of intrigue and melody. John Robb from Tallinn Music Week’2017 for Louder than War
“Really nice debut album by this Russian band…like Goat meets Loop meet Siouxsie Sioux”. Rocket Recordings about My your land
It was the most impossible set, stuffed full of sounds you’d think no-one could dare plunder. Amon Duul II’s Yeti work outs? Bauhaus? Swell Maps? Siouxsie? All present and correct, and mixed up like worn clothes on a teenager’s bedroom floor. Time and key changes came and went like the seconds hand on a wristwatch. It was at once completely all over the place and played with the confidence and verve of a band that knows exactly what they are doing. This freedom and sass had us baying for more. Old timers sat in front of them, transported back to 1971 when they’d toked on that “heavy” joint at a Can gig. Teenagers went mental. Richard Foster about Lucidvox show at Tallinn Music Week for Louder Than War