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3.80 | 26 ratings | 1 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1982

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Сегодня ночью / Tonight Someone (5:24)
2. Пустые места / Empty Places (3:13)
3. Кусок жизни / A Piece Of Life (4:38)
4. Береги свой хой / Take Care of Your Hoi (3:16)
5. Пепел / Ashes (3:08)
6. Никто из нас не / No One of Us (2:58)
7. Игра наверняка / Sure Game (4:01)
8. Аристократ / Nobleman (5:17)
9. Сыновья молчаливых дней / Silent Days' Sons (6:17)
10. Радамаэрл / Radamaerl (1:37)

Total time 39:19

Bonus tracks on 2002 CD:
11. Сентябрь / September (5:04)
12. В поле ягода навсегда / Berry In the Field Forever (2:16)

Line-up / Musicians

- Boris Grebenshikov / voice, guitars
- Sergey Kurekhin / piano
- Alexander Lyapin / electric Guitar
- E. Grischenko / bass
- Peter Troschenkov / drums
- Vsevolod Gakkel / cello, bass
- Mikhail Vasil'ev-Finestein / percussion
- Andrey Romanov / flute

Releases information

Recorded in summer 1982 in Andrey Tropillo studio at Young Technician Hall, Ochta, Leningrad

(с) Boris Grebenshikov 1982

CD Triary (1994)

CD Soyuz (2002, remastered, with 2 bonus tracks)
Remastering - A. Subbotin, "Saturday Mastering Studio" 2002
design: (c) 2002 derbenev

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AQUARIUM Табу / Taboo ratings distribution

(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
Good, but non-essential (8%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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Review by siLLy puPPy
COLLABORATOR PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams
4 stars After the mostly folk debut with some mild fusion Аквариум (Aquarium) started to ramp up their experimental side and created some seriously good art rock. Табу (Taboo) is their 4th official release and there's no folk to be found here. Instead we get a collage of sounds with the primary template for the tracks varying from new wave, blues, Steely Dan type jazz-rock, BTO type boogie rock to reggae.

The most distinct feature of this particular album is the absolutely bizarre, demented and frenetic ragtime and honky tonk piano that accompanies many of the songs. It's always slightly out of tune and adds a weird tension to the otherwise melodious tracks. The result of this is a very strange sounding album that doesn't sound like any other i've heard before. There are also some guitar solos that compete with saxophone solos that give it the occasional jazzy touch. I like this art rock much better than their folky debut but their experimental phase started on their 2nd album Треугольник (Triangle).

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