|1||–Misailov Trio||Girl From Ipanema||4:01|
|4||–Ансамбль "Бумеранг" Тахира Ибрагимова||Семиречье||6:20|
|5||–Ivars Galenieks||Samba Perpetuum||4:30|
|6||–Игорь Бриль||Сегодня и завтра||6:53|
|8||–Gunārs Rozenbergs||Вместе с ветром||4:05|
While Tchijevsky was on a trip to Germany, having good times and chilling at BOTY 2009, lets discuss his new mix More latin than soviet vol.2. The first part of the mix turned out to be quite intense, filled with those various vintage synthesizer lines. I reckon it's an interesting topic for discussion as in the Soviet Union era it wasn't easy to get your hands on models of synthesizers made by such firms like Korg, Yamaha, Roland and etc. In order for a musician to obtain one, one had to order it from abroad which wasn't as easy to do, it was actually almost impossible with the earning which were at the times and the weak trading relations between countries. That is why the local musicians had to use soviet ones. Most famous among the soviet synthesizers were Polivox, Ritm-2, Alisa, Opus, Skerco, Solaris, Unost and Electronica.
Nowadays, to get one in a good condition is really a hard task. You would have to check all the lockers at grannies places to hunt one down, and even if you'll find one, it will take you some time and money to get one in shape. Be sure to check these website with a catalogue of all the soviet synthesizers ever made: www.ruskeys.net.
The second part of the mix has more of that smooth jazz touch to it with melodies coming from latin american flavors, as well as with some fantastic techniques coming from Igor Bril, Alexander Tartakovsky, Ivars Galenieks, the Misailov trio, also from Bumerang and Disco bands. These records have a very special and important place in the history of soviet music and are just really enjoyable tunes. The diamonds of the podcast are such tunes as Girl from Ipanema and For what it's worth played by soviet musicians from all the corners of Eurasia. Enjoy! http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/Ivan-Tchijevsky-More-Latin-Than-Soviet-Vol-2