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Presentation of the new eau de toilette Body Talk for
Hardfloor in Moscow
Famous artists seemingly forgot about
Moscow in 1996. Then in the end of the
year the Masteyclub and the West company
brought here tne pioneers of German acid,
the legendary Hardfloor. And while the band
played only their hits from the early 90s we,
never the less, were glad to meet Oliver
Bondzio and Ramon Zenker.
P: Your last album "Strike Out" could be con-
sidered as "post-acid". Tired of TB 303's
RZ: I don't think we could use the same musi-
cal instrument for 40 years. So it was quite
natural that we changed our sound.
P: In "Strike Out" there is no Frankfurt pathos.
It's closer to Chicago house.
RZ: Yes, we like American music but we
never did anything typical for Harthouse and
OB: In 1991, when we began to use TB
The Golden Ptuch
Award for his
contribution to the
Do you have
any advice for beginner DJs?
First: do not buy many
records. Second: buy a
turntable. Third: think if you
really need to do the first two.
What are you interested in?
I used to be interested in
philosophy. But now it's for
more than a year that I don't
read philosophical literature.
Now is the time when you
don't need it. I want to learn
more about the sound. I under-
stand people better when I
work with the sound.
Are there any rules in build-
ing a DJ mix?
It's like driving a car: you
press on the gas depending on
how you feel.
Have you heard this: techno
is not new at all, it steals
sounds, it is associated with
Soon all unwanted things
•will fade away and there will
only remain those things that
had triggered off everything.
What are those things?
Internet, Roland TB 303,
Kraftwerk and Termen.
303 tor our
very few artists
did the same.
Misha Ukhov, A
This stylish young man
works in STUDIO
6400 advertising com-
pany. He makes funny
postcards many of us know.
P: Why are all those stickers, postcards and flyers
so big these days?
M: It's just a form of ideological expansion. A
postcard in someone's^pocket starts to live its own
life. It's sub-conscience.
P: If it deals with ideology will you make post-
cards on a given theme? Anti-drugs, for instance?
M: Anti is not a theme for me. My theme is romanti-
cism. I want to break through, to create a new hero.
P: But your last series is anti-gangsters. Or is it
like some childish romanticising?
M: When I made it I admired those gangsters.
They are supermen! I have some ironic theory that
gangsters are the most progressive people. Why,
they use the latest technology, ride the fastest
cars, wear the most fashionable clothes. Their
women are the best. They are so progressive
because they are living on the edge.
P: Tell us your story.
M: I studied in a regular school in a wicked
Moscow district of Galianovo. Then I tried to
enter the Moscow School of Art but didn't make
it. Either because my parents were not of the
artistic circle or my drawings were not good
enough. Anyway with my marks I got in the Art
School Nq16. Where I found a good company
of Ilya Smolin (see PTUCH 11), Igor Banan (see
PTUCH 10) and Sasha Fluger (see "Ne Spat"
P: So, there they taught you how to draw.
M: Sure. Recently I had an exhibition with Peter
Filippov and Stanislav Shuripa (Uranus Project
group) at Aydan gallery. Real easel painting.
Squats And People
Address 1: Bolshaya Sadovaya, 10. A
so called "Bulgakov house", where in
1989 Vlpd Mowgli organised a cre-
ative union of avant garde artists and
musicians. Since 89 flat №5 saw
many jam sessions with musicians like
Igor Vdovchenko (Srednerusskaya
Vosvyshennost), Alexey Romanov
(Voskresenye), Grigoriy Bezugliy
"Moscow Studio" and Washington "Corcoran" galler
offered a group of well-known Moscow artists a com-
mercial project. They were asked to make their own
wallpaper designs. Commerce is not afraid of the
smartest ideas while the idea of sell-out doesn't frighte
some our artists. Sergey Shutov, for example.
Famous French artists Pierre and Gilles recently cele-
brated the twentieth anniversary of their collaboratior
with a huge retrospect exhibition in Paris. W e like
bands like Chudo-Yudo, N 209 (see
PTUCH 11), Kingston Black Mama
Dharma Band (Moscow), Uhlavamaat
(Helsinki), Mr. Gang (Paris), real Tuva
shamans and Argentinean punks.
Meanwhile the "Russian Underworld"
(see PTUCH 10), the band Alien Pat
Hollman was being born at flat Ns 10.
Address 2: Pyatnitskaya, 2. "The Third
Way" club. Open Thursday through
Sunday from 6.00 p.m.
Boris Raskolnikov, an artist and musi-
cian, says: "I don't like when they call
'The Third Way' a squat. It is my own
"The Third W ay was always a home for
many musicians. Nikolay Kopernik
where I used to play, Phantom (Misha
Malin and Oleg Kostrov). It was 1990.
Now we invite bands like Alien Pat
Hollman and others to play here every
"Then in 1991 electronic music came to
The Third W ay. There were no clubs in
Moscow at that time (Hermitage and
Penthouse were opened later). I was not
against techno movement in my club but
when more clubs appeared in the city I
said: now, guys, go to where there's
more space to dance. In the end of
1995, when they closed Hermitage and
were about to close PTUCH club, we
decided to get back to the rave on
Thursdays. Our resident Qls were Ukho
and Green. What I didn't like about it
was that all this ravers' fetish gear from
one or two shops and acid-sour faces.
it means nothing. Image of a pseudo-
lost generation. It's boring.
"We also had fashion shows by virtually
every avant garde fashion designer.
During our third anniversary celebrations
there was a fashion festival here for
three days in a row where all designers
made their shows: Bartenev, Meshkov,
Polushkin, La Re, Soldatova, Tsigal,
Sharov and others."
X (Generation) and unisex was held in Moscow.
They sqy it's the right time for Russia to erase barrier:
between sexes as it has already been done in
America. Can you believe it?
PTUCH ran into
Shakespeare & Co. book
shop where found a fresh-
ly printed book "King
Pulp", an exhaustive biog-
raphy of Quentin
Tarantino. It seems that
the author, Paul A.
Woods knows everything
about the 90's "filmmaker
NqI". When many have
already buried Tarantino
alive it's true that with a couple of films he made
much more than others with many.
Our Cosmic Teachers
Our correspondent and philosopher Egor
Radov met our cosmic teachers at the
Independent Intergalactic Society of Hierarchy
I came to the Moscow cinema theater 'Tallinn'
the headquarters of the Russian Center of Reiki
'Caducei' or The Independent Intergalactic
Society of Hierarchy of Light. I came there to
see and feel their real power or a lack of it. A
man with a plait and a pair of drilling eyes
approached me. He took me in a whirl of
great energy but I could not figure out if it was
light or dark, good or evil; I felt as if I just
necked some acid being prepared to use my
widened consciousness. But now I only felt its
greatness. "OK" I thought "They do have
power. How do they use it?" The man showec
me the conference room full of people. An
attractive woman which looked like an ordi-
nary "inhabitant of the Earth" sat at a table on
stage and spoke to the audience. I felt again
that strong stream of energy. I sat down listen-
ing. Soon I felt dizzy of what I heard.
A great flood is coming, or rather a great