Moscow band which performs rather original darkwave (with the influence of 60's retro and space age music), using a lot of analogue effects. The band's constant line-up consists of two members - Yura Zviozdny (vocals, programming, keyboards, lyrics) and Andrey Pankratov (drums). The band uses different female vocalists who are temporary band members. The present female vocalist of Dikhanie is Nastya N. The band released two demos (in 1996 and 1998) and now it finishes the recording of the new material.
"Black Bottom" - 1996 (self released tape)
"Logoreja" - 1998 (self released tape)
A Tribute to Kraftwerk - "Mitternacht" - 2000 (CD)
DIKHANIE (THE BREATH) "Logoreja" - 1998
Dikhanie is a cult legendary band of Moscow gothic scene, on one hand due to charismatic personality of the band's leader - Dmitry Borisov, and on the other hand due to the fact that many of famous Moscow goths managed to play in this band for such a short period of time. To say that one of the incentives to record the given demo was the triumphant performance of Dikhanie at darkwave party in "Reactor" club won't be a mere allegation. Unfortunately, right after the recording of this demo, the female guitar player Alia, who had been the character of the band for a long time, left Dikhanie and due to this sad fact the band's sound will surely change. The whole material of the demo can be characterized as post-punk darkwave. The guitar parts bear the post punk echoes (having the gothic-rock sound from time to time) and Dima Borisov's vocals are closer to post punk. On the other hand the electronic part of the sound is closer to darkwave. Though such characteristic is rather general, all the compositions are individual enough and also there are many other influences - from classical music and pop music of 60's to electronic minimalism and dark ambient. The distinctive feature of the album is the application of soviet analogue synthesizers - their tinkling, primitive and naive sound immediately draws the listener's attention, but I'm afraid many people might not like such sound. The overall mood is rather dark, that is actually no wonder in case of such explosive mixture like post-punk and darkwave.
Yura Zvezdny - vocals, programming, keyboards, lyrics
Andrey Pankratov - drums
Nastya N - vocals
address: Russia, 107553, Moscow, 2-Pugatchovskaya str., 3-1-195
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