One of the best, in my opinion, and most underestimated of all "Aquarium" releases. After burlesque of "Triangle" Boris Grebenshikov became a rock'n'roll hero in Russia; after clarity of "Day of Silver" he became a Guru; "Navigator" turned to be just another step beyond.
"Day of Silver" was so perfect that everyone proclaimed that Grebenshikov would never produce anything better. Well, maybe. All his later experiments (like "Radio Silence" written in English and recorded in the USA, or "Russian Album" with its almost vulgar anguish) were rather unconvincing, though more or less interesting. "Navigator" is not so whole and pure as "Russian Album", but it is smarter. The trick is in its universality. Here you can find everything you need - and even something you will never need: from Zen-style journalism to bard-style love songs, and from simple word games to breathtaking slogans like "When I'm sober I'm Mumu and Gerasim, the other time I'm War and Peace". All cliches of Russian classic literature in one line. Russian bard intonations come together with American blues rhythms, London thoroughness is drowning in existential ideas of St. Petersburg. Everything is mixed up. According to Grebenshikov, "I'll walk along Camden Lock, then I'll turn to Nevsky and Tverskaya street". Everything is near at hand, because there is no geography and no history in the ideal world of "Aquarium". Nirvana, so to say. And Grebenshikov in this album acts like an ignorant Guru, a tired God, a careless navigator driving us right into abyss of music.
1990 – Во время подготовки к концерту The Wall Роджера Уотерса на Потсдамер плац техперсонал сцены нашел бомбу времен Второй мировой войны. Бомбу обезвредили прибывшие саперы »»
1997 – Группа «Мумий Тролль» выпустила альбом "Морская" »»
Joe HENDERSON (1937)
Barbra STREISAND (1942)
Robert KNIGHT (1945)
Larry DALTON (1946)
Kelly CLARKSON (1982)