blog-a-day: 14/12/09

I’ve been struck down with illness – again! So, no video blog from me today, as I’m all snotty and icky, and I know most of you don’t like looking at me on my good days, so God knows what you’d make of me if I appeared on camera, today. However, in keeping with this Hundred Days pledge, I have a video to post that I spent all night working on, probably for twelve hours straight!

“Waste Management” is the English version of t.A.T.u.’s 3rd Russian language album “Vesyolye Ulybki”. However, the presentation is completely brand new, and has been described by the band as “pinkfloydish”.

“You should listen to this version of our LP non-stop at least once to feel what we tried to create.” Explains Lena Katina. “Pink Floyd was not the only band who did it this way, but we can say it was them who inspired us. Waste Management has got all songs bound together by short instrumental interludes composed by our author Evgeniy Matveitsev. This version of the LP is one continuous music trip”.

Taking this concept of continuity, dubbed “Waste Management Transcendent Version”, I composed a short megamix of all three singles from the album. In actual fact, the music was composed over a year ago, albeit in Russian. Using the 30-second previews made available online, I transposed the mix into Russian, and edited together a unique presentational video, intended to virally promote the album. The album’s history is very colourful, if you’re interested in reading. Originally planned for release in 2008, the album would serve as accompaniment for the movie “You and I”, which is based on the novel “Finding t.A.T.u.”, and stars Mischa Barton and Anton Yelchin. However, post-production of the movie delayed the release, and as such, the album was postponed for a time when there could be a full promotional drive… which apparently, is now! The album secured distribution rights in Latin America, as well as t.A.T.u.’s home country of Russia; and is available Worldwide online at iTunes store and AmazonMP3. If you like the sound of all this, then please find your relevant place of purchase from the links below.

Waste Managment:
WORLDWIDE (available 15.12.09)

Waste Managment Transcendent Version:


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Posted on December 14, 2009, in Mash Ups, Music, Posts, Videos. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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