“Ts’u’n’me & Tsunami”
songs off an upcoming full-length solo album "Futuristic Figure"
Feddy Lavrov – a singer-songwriter, guitar player, multi-instrumentalist and sound producer from St.Petersbourg, Russia. Started learning English at the age of 25. Started playing drums, guitars and singing since school punk band “Selferadication Dpt.”, which was banned by the KGB for ideological reasons back in the 80's.
After the entire situation of corruption in the Russian show business had turned Feddy’s next ex-band BEGEMOT to split, he decided once and for ever walk his own way, never listen to those who insisted to write songs in Russian, never follow the streams of Russian Pop, radio formats and sink down in the quagmire of Russian Pop Music deeper on. The BEGEMOT (1996-2001) released four albums and few compilations, gigged and toured a lot, been praised as “The best New Act” in 1998 and never earned a penny, thanks to piracy, money default, corruption in the Russian show business and total poverty of music lovers in Russia these years.
In 2001 Feddy recorded his first solo demo album called “Daddy’s Old Drum”, using possible outdated recording equipment (old mixing desk, microphones, ADAT, tape recorders, speakers, guitar amplifiers, his first ever drumkit presented him to his 14th birthday by his mum) in order to produce some different sounds. Feddy performed all instruments but violins alone. 12 tracks of an outstanding record quality were out and very highly reviewed by different people in the world. There is a page dedicated to this Feddy’s record written by Leigh Silberg from United Global Artists, USA (http://www.u-g-a.com/Somnambula/main.htm).
As a sound producer Feddy achieved the sound of The Strokes and White Stripes a year before the bands appeared, however “Daddy’s Old Drum” has never reached its goal. Still unsigned but indefatigable Feddy started his new recording term with more friendly studio based on a computer. After some of new tracks were finished and sent out to labels and publishers under the name of “Somnambula” Feddy made close friends with Graham Sclater from Tabitha Music Ltd, Exeter, UK in 2003. His new publisher persuaded Feddy not to keep on waiting until any label is interested in investigating in the new project but keep on recording the album on his own. With increased quality of sound, fine performance Feddy can provide it should be cheaper and faster. Feddy upgraded his home studio and settled down to work. It took him more than a year to get all tracking recorded, all arrangements many times re-done and ROCK'N'RAVE was born!
As on the previous record all instruments were performed and recorded by Feddy alone. No other music samples were used. With Pro Tools as an analog, Propellerhead Reason as a MIDI software Feddy could have produced the sound very close to or even indistinguishable from the expensive studios. From Feddy’s point of view he has created a mixture of ideologically and historically contrary styles of music – Rock and Electro. Pumping kicks, rocking drumbeats, heavy guitars, mellow keyboards, heavy synths and sweet guitar solos – everything along with always catchy melodies and lyrics is on the debut album called "Futuristic Figure". This is a romantic (sometimes even gothic) but still full of good humour and harsh protest work of art, a slice of life of a common contemporary person, described in unforgettable songs.
"Futuristic Figure" released by "2morrow Records" is now available on iTunes
Find FEDDY on www.myspace.com/feddymusic
BEGEMOT’s music on www.myspace.com/feddybegemot
www.myspace.com/selferadication Selferadication Dpt.
www.myspace.com/feodorlavrov Soundtracks written by Feddy Lavrov
www.myspace.com/dunmusic Dunja’s music arranged and recorded by Feddy Lavrov
http://feddymusic.tripod.com/id10.html (Feddy's interviews)
http://www.phase9.tv/musicreviews/fedia-fedia-a.htm (about “Daddy’s Old Drum”)
http://www.u-g-a.com/Somnambula/main.htm (“Daddy’s Old Drum” and “Feddy”’s demo)
http://www.nestor.minsk.by/mg/2007/04/ns70421.html ("Tsunami" reviewed)
http://feddymusic.livejournal.com/3198.html (Feddy's interview)