A band from St. Petersburg, formed in November 1997. In March 1998 the group recorded its first album "Dreams of the Sun" held in gothic post-punk style. In 1999 they recorded maxi-single "Under the Snow", played at Peterburg's clubs and also in Moscow at Halloween Party held by Russian Gothic Project. The band is currently polishing the concert album "The Last Home". They also prepared a video, called "Lunophobia at The Edge Of The Night". You can hear their track "Under the Snow" from their maxi-single on Russian Gothic Compilation.
"Dreams of the Sun" - 1998 (self released album)
"Under the Snow" - 1999 (CD-R single Russian Gothic Project)
Russian Gothic Compilation - "Under the Snow" - 2000 (CD)
LUNOPHOBIA "Under the Snow" - 1999
Gothic band LUNOPHOBIA from St.Petersburg is famous enough in the native city, due to regular live performances, while Moscow listeners had an opportunity to hear them at the latest Halloween party "Edge of the Night II", which was organized by Russian Gothic Project at "Krai" club. But the band doesn't favour us with its releases, because it is rather hard for Russian gothic bands to release their CDs or tapes - there are no labels, interested in such kind of production. The only way out is a self-release. This is the form in which the debut CD "Dreams of the Sun" was released. And new CD-R single "Under the Snow" also came to us in the form of self-release, and to be more precise at first it was the mini-disc, the band sent to us as a material for the "Edge of the Night: Russian Gothic Compilation". The single contains three tracks: "She", "Under the Snow" and "It's a Dream". Those who were present at "Krai" concert, could listen to all of them. But in contrast with the hard live versions studio variants sound much calmer and more melodic. To say more, two of them "She" and "Under the Snow" can be characterized as gothic pop (on the gothic-rock basis), the last track "It's a Dream" is closer to darkwave, more somber and vanguard. The track "Under the Snow" was selected for Russian Gothic Compilation. For a long time we couldn't decide which track to choose: "Under the Snow" or "She" - are absolute hits with interesting lyrics in Russian, easily memorable melodies and good performance. But we made our choice in favor of more pop-like "Under the Snow". The band itself probably decided to put stress on this composition too, giving the single its name. The material is qualitative and well-done, though it's not clear yet, where one will be able to get this record.
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