Russian Indie outfit 208 Talks Of Angels have just released their new track “Angle of View” and, this time, have recruited John Bundrick of The Who and Dave Abbruzzese, formerly of Pearl Jam, to join in on the fun. It seems 208 is venturing off into new territory with this track. Especially if you remember their Daily Dose entry last year. I have to say, this band really belongs over here and I say that because they really have what it takes to make it in front of an American audience. Listen to “Angle of View” and hear for yourself. It’s a seamless melding of rock, pop, and even a little soul thrown in for good measure. Remember their name because it won’t be long before they go from 208 to 1.
About 208 Talks Of Angels:
The band “208 Talks of Angels” was created in 2006 by Anthony Fadeyev and Vladimir Romanchenko, who decided to join their efforts for the search of new music concept and new extraordinary sound. The word “angel” has no religious implication, but is just the translation of Greek “aggelos” that means herald, messenger. This word is used within the music concept that contemplates exploration and adoption of something new, progressive and state-of-the-art. The presence of number “208” is still the secret, but someday it will be revealed. The style of “208 Talks of angels” can not be characterized in usual way for the reason that there is an great number of styles mixed and interrelated, as for the most interesting things are always located at the joint of the cultures. Musicians themselves define their music as III – Independent Individual Intellectual. For other people it may sound like the symbiosis of Alternative Rock, Classics, Industrial, Ballad, Ethnic, Progressive, Electronic, Break Beat, Ambient and many others.
The idea of creating of “208 Talks of angels” and it posterior activity came from the wish to give the people access to high music culture, to convince people of getting out of dictated limits, stereotypes and templates and to persuade the listeners to comprehend the various kinds of stern reality. It is necessary to mention the active usage of technical vocabulary in texts that again specifies the precise vector of band`s progress.
The full-house and very successful concert with Udmurt National Symphonic Orchestra that took place in Izhevsk (on 24th November 2009) became extremely meaningful step in band`s progress. After that event the band has received many invitations for collaboration from other orchestras and cinematic directors.
The band regularly takes the part in mass media projects – radio and television programmes. In prospect it is planned to participate in significant thematic events, the musicians cooperate with organizers and funds of Russia and foreign countries.
For today the band has recorded first album “DEAD MAIL” which is released on Aug. 1st by UNABLE RECORDS. Such great musicians and engineers like Chris Moore, Marty Grebb, Tony Cook, Paul Rockwell and Riley Connell took part in recording and mixing.
Full live gig programme of “208 talks of angels” includes over 40 compositions.
At present time the participants of band are:
Anthony Fadeyev – guitar, vocals, effects, composition, programming, sampling;
Vilena Karklinya – vocals, back vocals;
Vladimir Romanchenko – bass, sampling, effects.
Featured Artisits – Chris Moore and Marty Grebb.