Boomkat Product Review:
If you ever imagined what shoegaze/industrial dream pop from ‘90s Russia might sound like, ‘Самцы Дронта’ is a must-check shocker steeply skooled in the arts of Cocteau Twins, Coil and Lynchian tones and suitably soused in sheets of white hot guitar distortion while drum machines toil the rhythm
“Самцы Дронта (Samtsi Dronta / Male of Dronts in russian) was a Shoegaze / Dream pop / Experimental band formed in the late 80's in Izhevsk - USSR.
The first rehearsals were about noises made on detuned guitars and cheap soviet synths while listening to cassettes of Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Coil, Psychic Tv and Dead Can Dance in the cinema booth where worked Konstantin Bagaev (from Стук Бамбука в XI часов, another cult soviet experimental band).
In 1990 the line-up consisted of Maxim Fedoseev and Anna Lebedeva. Concerts happened infrequently and the band recorded some tracks in 1992 ("Cassandra" and "Croquet") and 1993( "Wild Child"). Also a music video called "Сумерки" (Twilight).
During early 90s various musicians joined and left the band (Vasily Agafonof (ex Стук Бамбука в XI часов),Alexandr Merzlyakov) and finally was left a duo of core members Maxim Fedoseev and Anna Lebedeva. In late 90s they disbanded. Maxim Fedoseev started other projects and Anna Lebedeva started a media career.”