There is a genuine Russian invasion on this blog going on. This time it's Architecture Vigilante Orchestra from Petersburg's turn. Their name sounds like one belonging to a jazz ensemble or at least Russian reply to Gogol Bordello. But no, AVO serves a high quality shoegaze with extremely lively, rock-n roll guitars.
The most shoegazing part of the album are vocals - airy and dreamily distracted in "Навсегда забыть все" or sounding as if sung by Andy Bell of RIDE in "В воскресенье захотели тишины". Meanwhile, the second track, "Тактильная галлюцинация", sounds like Bon Jovi with vocals borrowed from an underground coldwave band.
The real climax of the Russian's music takes place in "Новая зависимость душевного рода" in which for 12 minutes they don't spare their guitars and various distractions in order to drive the audience into a real hypnotic trance. The tension and the pace is also built by keys sounding almost like church organs.
"АОБ" costs 4.33 USD.