Great album, but PledgeMusic has turned the preorders into a clusterfuck. Not just Ladytron, but evey project in the shipping phase has been caught up in their financial/contract problems. I'm glad I only ordered a CD, and that included a flac copy of the album. And it is brilliant.Ladytron released their new album on Friday. Then they uploaded every song on it to their Youtube channel.
So I created a playlist for them:
oh.During the early 1980s Soviet authorities started to exert heavy pressure on amateur bands, banning underground concerts as a sort of illegal commercial activity, and even imprisoning some music promoters and sound engineers for earning money from underground concerts. At the same time, several rock clubs were established[by whom?] to allow amateur bands to perform legal concerts.
It also leaves me mildly saddened with this example of a lot of cultural stuffs lost or unshared for decades due to closed borders. But hey, we got the internet now and a great frontier of cultural sharing dawns, amirite?In Russian, the original meaning of word "рок" is "fate" or "doom". The word is used almost exclusively in fiction, especially poetry (more widely used synonym is "судьба"). These correlate with the poetic roots of Russian rock and its attention to "serious" topics.