Remix versions of the old songs are en vogue today. November 26 Pavel Kuzin presented his CD "Bravo, Zhanna!" - a collection of remix versions of classic Zhanna Aguzarova songs.
Kuzin, "Bravo" drummer, has started his experiments when he bought a PC and decided to create a new stylish frame for Aguzarova's voice tracks. Kuzin himself does not like the word "remix": "Remix? These compositions are nothing of the kind. The songs remained the same, that's just how I hear them".
This process of the re-comprehension took two years. "Bravo" sax Alexander Stepanenko and sound-producer Andrew Kuznetzov were helping Kuzin in the beginning. The first attempt was "An old hotel" song. Kuzin does not like this version, saying: "of course you must spoil before you spin. That was our first try". Then he renovated famous compositions like "Boy with blue eyes", "Yellow shoes", "I believe", "Roses", "Medical Institute", "Miraculous Country", "Martian Woman". The biggest success of the album, according to Kuzin, is "Star Catalogue".
At first Pavel suggested that Zhanna should sing all the song again. She refused: "It's impossible for me today to sing like that. I won't be able to do it. I've changed". But she agreed to sign the contract and gave Kuzin a permission to release such a CD. Eugene Havtan, "Bravo" leader, was very skeptical about the project. He even inquired DJ Grouve about the possibility of isolating the voice on a phonogram. Then Kuzin let Havtan listen to "White day". "He was just startled, - Kuzin recalls. - He could not believe that Zhanna has not re-done the vocal!" After listening to "Yellow shoes", Havtan changed his attitude to Kuzin's work and even decided to start using a PC himself.
After all questions between Zhanna, Kuzin and Havtan were settled, Kuzin made an agreement with a well-known label on releasing the album. But the crisis burst out, so the release was postponed. During the next year Kuzin worked on the material. The album is released by CD-Land, better known as a distributor of CD-production.
The story of Bravo began in 1983 when Yevgenii Khavtan, then a first year student of the Moscow Institute of Railroad Transportation Engineering, arrived for an audition to the musicians of the group...
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The story of Bravo began in 1983 when Yevgenii Khavtan, then a first year student of the Moscow Institute of Railroad Transportation Engineering, arrived for an audition to the musicians of the group Postscriptum, then led by Garik Sukachev. The musicians didn't really make any impression on Khavtan, and he didn't make any impression on them. The only person that interested Khavtan then was the drummer Pavel Kusin, who by that point already played "rather energetically and very masterfully." But the "union" still took place. Yevgenii tried to lead the group away from the style they had adopted: from one that combined art-rock and hard-rock to something that was, in his opinion, more progressive. Moreover, the new guitarist didn't like the bass player, and soon Sergei Britchenkov (author of the text for the song "I Believe") was replaced by bass-guitarist Karen Sarkisov, whom Khavtan had brought in himself. For a short time the new ensemble (Garik Sukachev, Yevgenii Khavtan,…