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Dark folk / industrial band from Russia (Ryazan).Read More...
Born in the heart of Russia – the city of Ryazan – the project Majdanek Waltz has headily gone the way from the anonymous self – releases to achieving the status of one of the most remarkable projects on the Russian post-industrial scene.
The first works of the group were maintained in the strict martial style: the tone of spiritual aristocraticism , the iron taste of national-gnosticism and hermetic symbolism were convincingly and seamlessly intertwined with the noise lo-fi patterns, laid back recitation, ‘in the catacombs-like” sound of the viola, bass and guitar. It is literally so that these works due to their intellectual quality can with ease and grace surpass the overwhelming majority of Russian and foreign martial\neofolk projects.
In 2006 the group releases a mini-CD “Cold” which is dedicated to Boris Poplavsky whose forgotten poetry appears to be one of the most brilliant fragments of Russian decadence of the Silver Age – of this may be the most enigmatic episode of the past century. The release marks the change in the aesthetic line of Majdanek Waltz: instead of “german” amor fati and noise patterns there appears “eternal womanhood” and saturated simplicity of the acoustic sound. This trend developed and finally consolidated on the full-length release “Hamlet’s Childhood” which came into the world in 2007.
The 8th of May 2008 is the official date of release of the single “Cranes” dedicated to the soldiers who fought for freedom of Europe in 1939-1945. In the summer of 2008 there comes out a split Majdanek Waltz / Sal Solaris called “The sky of Reich / The sky above Berlin’, - reissue of one of the most energetically-strong records by Majdanek Waltz having new sounding and with special support from the like-minded people of Sal Solaris.
Released following albums:
2009: The Harvest / Жатва
2009: Ashes / Пепел
2009: Ophelia / Офелия
2008: Cranes / Журавли
2007: Hamlet's Childhood / Детство Гамлета
2006: Cold / Холод
2006: On the Origin of the World / О происхождении мира
2006: Black Sun / Чёрное солнце
2006: The Sky of Reich / Небо рейха
2004: Ворон (Raven)
2003: Во веки веков (Forever and Ever)
2002: Hund Fuchs Feld
Official site: http://majdanekwaltz.woods.ru