Stuffography 70s Akvarium

Ur Akvarium. This level of Babylon still awaits careful excavation, but the digs we have so far executed suggest that if you're seeking out this stuff, you're already so far gone that you don't need our guidance.

1973
Medium

The Gurus, despite their linghams and yonis, have yet to hear a recording by this name (Ìåíóýò = oral sex. Coincidence? Apparently not. Oh well—it was funny while it lasted.)

1973
Medium

Sure, it sounds like two profoundly stoned Russian college students trying to teach themselves to play guitar...and failing miserably. Nevertheless, we know that ALL WOMEN MUST OWN IT! Read on...

1974
Medium

Musically, it's mostly young BG, his guitar, and a harmonica. There's some sparse piano in there, a dabble of flute, some vocal harmonies…and even way back then Boris tinkered with zany instrumentation (the wobbled sheet of plastic on one track, for example). It's about as mature an immature album as you're going to find coming out of the Soviet Union in 1974.

1976
Medium

Dzhrew writes: "Listening to it now. Pretty wack. Think, a more bluesy version of The Parables of Count Diffusor." Dzhrew has since misplaced his only tape of it, shrinking the lingham by a small (but perceptible) amount. Dubbear, however, swears he listens to his cd version of it all the time...which could explain a lot.

1978
Medium

Boris and Mike Naumenko. This has also been released on cd as "Boris & Mike." Some rough guitar playing makes it easy to hear how various songs are constructed, but only the truly devoted need apply.

2000
Medium
Surfaced as a bonus disc to the Prehistoric Aquarium box set. The Bodhisattvas are intrigued but—all having had extensive experience of public toilets in Russia and the FSU—absolutely terrified.
2000
Medium
Fancy-dancy box-set, containing all the hitherto released "Prehistoric" Akvarium cds: The Temptation of St. Akvarium, The Parables of Count Diffusor, From the Other Side of the Looking-Glass, and Music of the Public Toilets. If you feel the need to buy this, you are sick, sick, sick...and have our aprobation and admiration. See the individual albums for the set-lists and reviews (such as they are, that is...)