СБОРНИК  Invasion

"Nashe" radio (which means "Our" radio) releases albums with "full collection of rock-n-roll and everything trendy in our music". They call series of albums Nashestvie - which, actually, means...

"Nashe" radio (which means "Our" radio) releases albums with "full collection of rock-n-roll and everything trendy in our music". They call series of albums Nashestvie - which, actually, means Invasion: a wonderful word game, isn't it? One immediately remembers sci-fi movies about alien invasion. But no, in Russian this word doesn't seem to be so aggressive. Besides, "Nashe" radio talks about something kind and calm: about music. "Nashe" is trying to present the best of Russian rock, claiming that there is no pop-acts among those whom "Nashe" has chosen. "Nashestvie" albums (this one is the second release of the series) introduce young bands like "Zdob si Zdub" or ultrafashionable "Zapreshennye Barabanshiki" (Forbidden Drummers) with their politically incorrect song "The Negro was Killed" ("Ah-oh, the Negro was killed... But then he got up - who cares he's a zombie now, zombies can play basketball too"), to say nothing of Zemfira, the biggest Russian rock-star of 1999. All these acts have nothing to do with aliens invasion. Maybe, giving this title to the series of albums, "Nashe" radio wanted to emphasize that rock-music is something yet unknown, something that will probably invade our hearts and stay there for long. Or maybe they just didn't suppose that this word would be ever translated into English.

09.11.1999, Ксения РОЖДЕСТВЕНСКАЯ (ЗВУКИ РУ)