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Mashina Vremeni

Entry updated 31 December 2012. Tagged: Music.

Russian rock band (the name means Time Machine) founded by Andrei Makarevich (1953-    ) and Aleksandr Kutikov (1952-    ). Mashina Vremeni are, by all accounts, extremely popular in their homeland although little known outside it; and their music works within an attractively Beatle-y or "Adult Oriented Rock" idiom. Amongst their many releases is the concept album Malenkiy printz (1979), an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince (1944); and Vneshtatniy komandir Zemli (1993), whose title ("Temporary Commander of the Earth") picks up the lightly science-fictional flavour of a number of their songs. [AR]


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