lizb on 08/19/2010 at 10:30AM
Came across a really fun Ukrainian band here on the FMA recently... Gosprom, who put hip-hop beats and a guitar together with frenetic and gleeful pop, quirky and layered cut-up samples, and occasional nods to jazz. The band's femme vocalist on top of all this genre-mash reminds me a little bit of Pizzicato Five and a Cantonese pop band called PixelToy.
I've posted a few of my favorite tracks below: "Japan Punk" and "Oop Shoop," both of which tend toward the more spastic end of Gosprom's ouvre. You can listen to more of their songs from their album "Lazy" right here. Thanks to the fantastic Headphonica netlabel from bringing this music to the FMA!
Check out this video for "Oop Shoop;" Gosprom performed the song live at club Jazzter with a clairinetist earlier this year.