Mashina Vremeni

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Mashina Vremeni
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The band in 2018
Background information
Origin Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Genres Blues rock, Rock and roll, Progressive rock (early years)
Years active1969–present
Members Andrey Makarevich
Alexander Kutikov
Valeriy Efremov
Past members Evgeny Margulis
Sergey Kawagoe †
Pyotr Podgorodetsky
Alexander Zaicev †
Sergey Rizenko
Yuri Borzov
Maxim Kapitanovsky
Yuri Foskin
Andrey Derzhavin
Website www.mashina.ru

Mashina Vremeni (Russian : Машина времени, lit. 'Time Machine') is a Russian rock band founded in 1969. Mashina Vremeni was a pioneer of Soviet rock music and remains one of the oldest still-active rock bands in Russia. The band's music incorporates elements of classic rock, blues, and bard's song. Mashina Vremeni's best known members are Andrei Makarevich (founder, principal singer-songwriter, public face of the band), Alexander Kutikov (bass player and producer/sound engineer), and Evgeny Margulis (guitarist/songwriter). [1]

Contents

History

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Andrei Makarevich
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Alexander Kutikov
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Evgeny Margulis
Mashina Vremeni meet Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in 2008. L-R: Medvedev, Yefremov, Margulis, Makarevich Mashina vremeni i Dmitrii Medvedev.jpg
Mashina Vremeni meet Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in 2008. L-R: Medvedev, Yefremov, Margulis, Makarevich
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Mashina Vremeni performing at the band's 40th anniversary concert

Andrei Makarevich's musical career can be traced to a school band called The Kids, which was made up of two male guitarists and two female vocalists. The group sang mostly English-language folk songs and performed primarily at talent shows put on in Moscow schools. According to Makarevich, the momentous event in his musical career came when the Soviet group VIA Atlanty (Russian : ВИА «Атланты») visited his school and allowed him to play a couple of songs on their equipment during a break in the performance. On the heels of this experience, Makarevich joined with other musically talented students from his school and another school to form Mashiny Vremeni (Russian : Машины времени, lit. 'Time Machines' – in plural form imitating The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, etc.). The most significant founding members included Sergey Kawagoe and Andrey Makarevich. The band's repertoire consisted of eleven songs in English, now lost.

Mashina Vremeni started playing during the last years of the Brezhnev era, but could not get official bookings as a professional band. [2] In 1979 Makarevich signed the band up with Rosconcert, becoming legitimate in the State music system. [3]

Timeline

Musical style

Mashina Vremeni's sound is eclectic and incorporates multiple different genres. Contributions to song composition have been made by almost every band member, and often reflect each member's particular stylistic preferences. Makarevich is a fan of The Beatles, and many of his songs reflect the Beatles' influence. He is also influenced by blues music and Soviet singer-songwriters, the so-called "bards". Kutikov is a quintessential rocker, he composes guitar-oriented hard rock. Margulis is one of the Russia's best known bluesmen, and his songs are usually blues rock ballads.[ citation needed ]

The majority of the band's lyrics are written by Makarevich. They were often metaphorical fables that made allegorical puns relating to life in the Soviet and Post-Soviet eras.[ citation needed ]

Albums

YearRussianTranslitEnglishNotes
1978Это было так давноEto bylo tak davnoIt was so long agoSelf-released tape album. Released by an official label only in 1992
1979Маленький принцMalenkiy printz The Little Prince live album with inter-song quotations from the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry book
1986В добрый часV dobriy chasGood luckCompilation of songs written in 1980–1985
1987Реки и мостыReki i mostyRivers and bridges
1989В круге светаV kruge svetaIn a circle of light
1991Медленная хорошая музыкаMedlennaya khoroshaya muzykaSlow good music
1993Внештатный командиръ ЗемлиVneshtatniy komandir ZemliPart-time commander of Earth
1994Кого ты хотел удивить?Kogo ty khotel udivitWhom did you want to surprise? (Who did you expect to impress)Unpublished song compilation
1994UnpluggedLive acoustic album
1996MegamixElectronic remixes of selected songs
1996Картонные крылья любвиKartonniye kryliya lubviCardboard wings of love
1996НеизданноеNeizdannoeUnpublishedRare songs from the early 70s
1997ОтрываясьOtryvayasBreaking away
1999ХХХ лет МВ30 years of Mashina Vremeni XXX anniversary concert Live album
1999Часы и ЗнакиChasy i znakiClocks and signs
200050 на двоих50 na dvoikh50 for twoJoint concert of Mashina Vremeni and Voskreseniye
2001Место где светMesto gde svetA lighted place
2004Машинально Mashinalno Mechanically
2005Kremlin Rocks!A concert of Mashina Vremeni with the Kremlin chamber orchestra
2007Time machine
2009Машины не парковатьMashiny ne parkovatDo not park the cars (Parking forbidden)
2016ВыVyYou
2020В метреV metreIn meter

Line-up

Current line-up

Touring musicians

Former members

Timeline

Mashina Vremeni

Involvement in public debate

During the Russo-Ukrainian War frontman Andrey Makarevich denounced Russian military intervention in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Other people associated with the band kept a low profile in the matter through 2014, but in 2015 it became known that at least Kutikov was against Russian policy in Ukraine, while Derzhavin and director/manager Vladimir Sapunov sided with President Vladimir Putin's policies.[ citation needed ]

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