Radio Silence is an album by Boris Grebenshchikov, leader of the Russian group Aquarium. The album was recorded in 1988 - 1989 in studios in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, mostly with Western musicians, and produced by David A. Stewart. It was hailed as the first contract of a Russian (then, Soviet) rock musician with a Western label
Biography by Sabrina Jaszi. Boris Grebenshikov (also known as . is famously quoted as saying that, in the over 30-year history of his group, Aquarium, if someone was interested in playing with him, then the resulting band woul. ead Full Biography.
Boris Grebenshikov is loved by educated Russians – and prefers poetry to protest. But recent events in the country have caused the singer a change of heart. In January this year, the Russian singer Boris Grebenshikov was sitting on the beach in Mexico. Palm trees, not politics, were on his mind. But the two new songs that came to him were sad, angry and – as it turned out, when he returned to St Petersburg a few weeks later amid rumblings of an annexation of Crimea – eerily prescient. Now 60, Grebenshikov is known as ‘the Russian Bob Dylan’
All 200,000 copies of the record's first pressing were sold within hours of its release. Although Grebenshikov is an avowed fan of Gorbachev's, his enthusiasm for the new permissiveness of the Kremlin is tempered by understandable wariness "We didn't trust them before, we don't trust them now, and we won't trust them in the future," he says firmly.
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Just months after announcing his retirement from music, Robert Wyatt has turned up guesting on a new track by Boris Grebenshikov, the 61 year old veteran of Russia’s rock underground. The track, titled Stella Maris , features Wyatt playing cornet and tenor horn alongside Grebenshikov’s group, a string quartet and a choir. The Wire contacted Wyatt to ask how his involvement in the track came about