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Shurkin

Shurkin

Shurkin


Weird electronic synthesized melodies blended into atmospheric ambience with classical sounds of piano and orchestra smashed with breakbeats and dub space beats. That’s the sandwich glued together, which is presented via the Space Muze album and that is the most present representation of my music. Originally I am from Ukraine, Kharkov and was born there. Back to the 1990s when I attended musical school there was always some sort of a pull away from regular classical and any type of music for me. Read more on Last.fm
Weird electronic synthesized melodies blended into atmospheric ambience with classical sounds of piano and orchestra smashed with breakbeats and dub space beats. That’s the sandwich glued together, which is presented via the Space Muze album and that is the most present representation of my music. Originally I am from Ukraine, Kharkov and was born there. Back to the 1990s when I attended musical school there was always some sort of a pull away from regular classical and any type of music for me.

Even though many of the compositions like the Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 or my favorite - the Prelude Op. 3 No.

2 of Rachmaninov are unique and in my opinion look experimental, there was some sort of other direction. Once I was finished with musical school, there was the dance school (Academy of the Modern Dance), where I was introduced to breakdancing and the first break moves were performed under the sounds of to The Prodigy. It may sound strange, but you can compare The Prodigy with classical music if you actually listen very close and try to get inside the music. And it was always about the music… When I immigrated to the U.S.

in 1999, almost immediately I had this desire to do something outside of the box. It did not take long before I started experimenting with Russian hip-hop. However, it was becoming boring for me and that may be the reason hip-hop direction was relatively short and looked more like teenager vandalism. I participated in Russian hip-hop online battles a few times and at times got advanced pretty far.

I also made a CD which did not see much of the world, but was a fun experience. I even participated in a sort of a gig with other performers where the organizers kept turning down the sound of the instrumentals due to nearby houses! The location of the gig was in the middle of Chicago busy street and living houses :). Anyways, hip-hop can be very straight forward and for me it is more about the bumpy ride in the musical world. Therefore, I decided to try something more multiform like punk-rock, punk-rock electronic, even industrial rock.

There are some unfinished heavy industrial rock compositions which are still on the task list; some of such tracks were even recorded. Most of the tracks however were put on stand-by, as suddenly I had this desire to compose Space music. Now, what’s up with Space? From childhood I loved everything related to Space: the exploration, telescopes, rockets, extraterrestrial outer space, aliens (if they exist), anything in that context. Also, there was a great European band, which still exists and still makes music called Space (Didier Marouani & Space, 1977-1980). About 10 years ago, I remember I listened a lot their music from 1970-80s.

Even after 20 years it sounded great and when I would go to sleep while listening to them I felt like I was flying somewhere further beyond our solar system and it was awesome! The “breakbeating” electronic punks – Prodigy also bring this Out of Space (by the way that’s one of the names of their tracks) feeling. Besides the space and sound “articulation” there are other influences of course. Nine Inch Nails had an impact of opening the dark sides of my imagination. I also love Russian (Soviet) rock and play/sing lots of those songs on acoustic guitar. At some point I started making videos/recordings of those songs and made quite a few and I plan on making more in the near future.

As far as other future plans, there is a video clip under development for one of the Space Muze compositions and also there are new musical projects on the road. Musical projects will not be necessary space electronic style but definitely something experimental! Speaking of videos, since there was so much fun times making which can be found on YouTube (youtube.com/shurkin18], I definitely will be making more. I learned quite a few concepts of video shooting, implementation and production during making those and ready to make some more. I’d still say though, my ideas for videos come straight from musical world, as I mentioned before it’s always about the music for me.

There are tons of ideas and the desire to continue my musical biography! So, stay put. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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