This collection of songs are bundled together out of a love for Russian culture.
Rebecca once went to Moscow to study. She left, but that brief summer in Moscow never left her.
These songs are about influences that don't let go. The student may have forgotten basic language skills, but tiny imprints of the culture remain vibrant, working their way forward in the creative process.
Special thanks to many professors at University of Alberta and Lomonosov University / MGU, Vasya Shangin, and various classmates and Russian language and culture nerds.
This special EP is available for download only on F&M’s bandcamp.
released April 2, 2013
Album Cover Design: Ariane Mahryke Lemire
Photo: Lauren Lydic
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered: Bryan Reichert at Rhythm Egg Productions, Edmonton AB (rhythmegg.com
Kukushka: Viktor Tsoi, translated by Rebecca Anderson, arranged by F&M
Learn about Viktor Tsoi, his band Kino, and the awesome soviet rock scene: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Tsoi
Cheburashka: Verses by Ryan C. Anderson and Rebecca Anderson / Chorus words and music derived from Krokodile Gena's Song by Aleksandr Timofeyevsky (lyric) and Vladimir Shainsky (music)
Learn about Cheburashka: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheburashka
Raskolnikov (deluxe version): Rebecca Anderson
Learn about Dostoevsky: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dostoevsky
Here's a beautiful animation by Piotr Dumala on Raskolnikov: www.openculture.com/2012/12/dostoye…otr_dumala.html
Old Photographs: Ryan C. Anderson
Learn about Andrei Tarkovsky: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Tarkovsky
Highly recommend that you watch "The Mirror", "Stalker" and "Nostalgia"
Ryan Anderson: vocals, guitar
Becky Anderson: vocals, piano
Bryan Miot Reichert: guitar, violin, mandolin, sound engineering
Ryan Sigurdsen: violin on Raskolnikov
Cris Fehr: bass
Chad Andriowski: drums, percussion