Kommunizm (band)

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Kommunizm (Russian: Коммунизм) are a Russian conceptual art collective from Omsk. The band was formed in 1988 and broke up in 1990. Initially a studio-only project, they re-united to play live in 2010. Kommunizm was founded by Yegor Letov, Oleg Sudakov (who also functioned as the band's manager), and Konstantin Ryabinov as a side-project of the cult Siberian band Grazhdanskaya Oborona.

Kommunizm
OriginOmsk, USSR (now Russia)
Years active1988–1990, 2010–present
LabelsGrOb, XOP/Moroz, Misteriya Zvuka, Wyrgorod
Associated actsPosev, Instruktsiya po Vyzhivaniyu, Makhno, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Egor i Opizdenevshie
Websitehttp://www.gr-oborona.ru/
MembersOleg "Manager" Sudakov
Alexander Andryushkin
Past membersYegor Letov
Yanka Dyagileva
Sergey Zelensky
Konstantin "Kuzya UO" Ryabinov†
† = death

The band released fourteen albums during their original run, including ten in 1989 alone. Some of the albums were reissued in 2003 on the XOP label, and in 2007, some were remastered and reissued with bonus tracks by Misteria Zvuka. Two albums were reissued on vinyl with bonus tracks in 2011 by Neuro Empire's Stanzmarke imprint. Letov and his wife Natalia Chumakova had privately remastered the entire discography in 2005. Between 2013 and 2016, Wyrgorod carried out a reissue campaign of Kommunizm's entire discography, based on the 2005 remasters. Konstantin Ryabinov died on March 16, 2020 aged 55.

DiscographyEdit

  • Na sovetskoi skorosti (1988)
  • Suleiman Stalsky (1988)
  • Veselyashchy gaz (1989)
  • Rodina slyshit (1989)
  • Soldatsky son (1989)
  • Chudo-muzyka (1989)
  • Narodovedenie (1989)
  • Satanizm (1989)
  • Zhizn chto skazka (1989)
  • Let It Be (1989)
  • Igra v samoletki pod krovatyu (1989)
  • Leniniana (1989)
  • Trinadtsat (1990)
  • Khronika pikiruyushchego bombardirovshchika (1990)
  • Blagodat (2015)
    • A series of albums was also released in 1996 titled Blagodat, bearing no relation to the 2015 releases other than the name and similar cover artwork.

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