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la aurora
03-07-2003, 00:40
Well, u are discussing some Russian bands from time to time here… so I just thought why not mention may be the most successful act of last years here – Zemfira.
She started her career in 1999 (a year or so earlier that TATU) and from that moment she released 3 full albums and some singles here (heh… I didn’t meant to compare this with creativity of some other band we know ;)).
She is a kind of best-selling act with every her album. Why? Hm… the formula is simple: her music and texts appeal to folk and so-called ‘intelligence’ at the same time (there’s deep meaning but it’s not hard to ignore it and just have fun; melodies are catchy and not too-pop at the same time) + scandalous image and charisma + some real talent (girl writes music, lyrics, sings and plays guitar and piano) = full stadiums.
She is 26 now but has quite an interesting life behind (like being radio DJ, jazz-singer or captain of Russian national youth basketball team... having after a serious illness only 30% hearing ability for one of her ears... almost being shot after refusing to sing "murka" in restaurant she worked at...). But it would take too long to write it here. So i just found one article written by american journalist. May be it would be easier for u to understand him then me with my bad english. Well... the story isn't full and sometimes not very true [I added some comments to the article - SP]. But here u r:


The pink scare
Slightly neurotic Russian superstar Zemfira is Elvis, the Sex Pistols and Courtney Love rolled into one.
By Michael Zilberman
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February 29, 2000

She's a slightly neurotic, platinum-selling alterna-girl. Her lyrics hint that she might be a lesbian, or bi maybe. She, or what she does, wouldn't make anyone faint here in the States. But in Russia, a country that has barely decriminalize homosexuality [that's why half of our music stars are gay - SP] -- or even seen a female rocker [thanks, we have enough now - SP] -- the 23-year-old superstar Zemfira is Elvis, the Sex Pistols and Courtney Love rolled into one. The Russian press likes to call her "Kurt Cobain in a dress." [actually i never heard anything like that. usually they call her "devotchka-skandal" (girl-scandal) after the song with such name that she wrote - SP] Amid the manufactured crooners of the Russian popscape, Zemfira (just Zemfira) [her name is Zemfira Ramazanova. And Zemfira is a band - SP] rode a carefully plotted, self-designed upward spiral to success. In a culture still largely silent about HIV, her debut album included an up-tempo ditty titled "AIDS." After it became a hit, millions hummed its refrain: "So I guess we're gonna die."

The first song she released begins with words "I burst into your life, and you freaked out." The gender-specific language in the line identified a woman as the object of the calamitous love story. Zemfira knew the song would blow up in the press [bullshit. many ppl don't hear anything lesbian even after 3 years (they just don't pay attantion). AIDS was a kind of shock], and she was right: The hype around her is enormous. The media now follows her every move; when she recently lost a Walkman, the press turned it into an Interfax news item. [it was a dictaphone with lots of unreleased songs on it. but anyway, there wasn't much hype about it - SP] Her second album, due out at the end of March, will debut in a stadium ceremony.
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There has never been a female rock songwriter in Russia. Cabaret-pop stars, sure, and giggly girl-power knockoffs by the dozen. In a way, it's the dominance of women in easy- listening genres that precludes them from rocking out. Young Russian rock 'n' roll developed its identity, as any adolescent must, through negativity -- namely, via opposition to '80s estrada (officially approved Soviet pop) and '90s popsa (dinky disco on the Italian model).
In the context of Russia's odd musical landscape, rock is easier to define by what it isn't: no synths, no lovelorn lyrics, no gypsy-derived chord progressions in A minor. In short, nothing smacking of popsa -- and that means no girls allowed, either.
Over the past two decades, only a handful of women even came close to the definition of a singer-songwriter. Nastia Poleva sang somebody else's lyrics over her own streamlined new wave. Yanka Dyagileva, a tragic punk amateur, died without a day in a studio, and her waning notoriety hinges on hissy home tapes.
Zhanna Aguzarova, the one-time leader of the retro big-beat band Bravo, sings standards in L.A. nightclubs. The funniest, and saddest, facet of the Russian paper flurry around Zemfira is that she gets incessantly compared to these three, as if no music ever existed outside. "With her second album," writes a Moscow magazine, "Zemfira is poised to claim the Lady of Rock chair vacated by Poleva" -- the world's evidently too small for two of these at a time.
Meanwhile, Zemfira's musical influences lie almost entirely outside her homeland. It's easy to hear Suzanne Vega and Portishead in her softer numbers, Alanis Morissette and Ani DiFranco, in the harder-edged stuff. She does, however, write in her mother tongue, and how could she not: Russian audiences, sublimating the fantasy of Western acceptance into a sort of sour-grapes denial, consider writing in English a crude sellout.
Westernized or not, Zemfira's songs are very much her own. "I'm responsible for every note," she often says. And her debut album is blissfully free of meddling producers -- a shocking novelty in Russia, where the music industry is primarily subsidized by shady businessmen managing their girlfriends.
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A Tartar by ethnicity, Zemfira grew up in the provincial town of Ufa. "In the age of the Web and MTV, none of this has absolutely any relevance," she defensively stresses in interviews. At 16, she sang eyebrow-raising selections of jazz, soul and Motown in local restaurants. In 1998, while DJing at the town radio station, she cut a CD's worth of self- penned demos on a home computer. The recordings made their way to Ilya Lagutenko -- the leader of the established power-pop band Mumy Troll, who was about to start his own vanity label. From there on, she followed an archetypal ascent: MTV Russia, magazine covers, screaming teenage fans.
Zemfira writes and sings ascetically arranged guitar pop with occasional excursions into bossa nova and jazz chordings. Her voice is fresh and uninhibited, yet she sings "wrong." A recent cover story in the popular magazine Ogonek calls hers "the breaking voice of a generation," even though it is anything but. Still, the idea that someone might willfully leave in an imperfect take, say, or a gleefully improvised yelp, proves surprisingly hard to grasp. The Stateside lo-fi movement was an intellectualized reaction to sterile studio perfectionis (there would be no Sebadoh without REO Speedwagon). But Russian rock, born and bred on illegal dubs of basement tapes, embraced professional production in the past 10 years. The idea of flaunting the lack of it strikes the Russian listener as raging insanity. So does the idea of a debut CD's not containing a single image of the author: The cover of Zemfira's debut is a wallpaper pattern of little pink flowers, a faintly sarcastic nod to girlhood.
Zemfira's lyrics are nonnarrative wordplay informed primarily by its own sound -- hard to translate and harder to comprehend (think early R.E.M. ). Yet her imagery invariably creates tiny whirlpools of subtle subversion. The blunt refrain of "AIDS" single-handedly mainstreams a criminally hushed topic, and does so with shocking flippancy: "We're gonna die, la-la." But mostly, she deals in what could be termed reclaimed titillations. "Annie" outraged the country with a cryptic chorus consisting of the words "Annie asked, T-shirts off," without corroborating the scenario. "The Girl Is Ripe," her latest hit, is a self- consciously outrageous rave-up about the "languid self-love" of a bored virgin.
These levelheaded excursions into sexuality are fun, sly and somewhat rude, and make great angry copy -- just like Boston popper Juliana Hatfield declaring in 1994 that all girls are bad guitar players. In the end, however, it's neither Zemfira's larynx nor her lyrics that get the papers hot and bothered. It is the disturbing disparity between the message and the messenger. A ticked-off time bomb of a girl who names Vladimir Nabokov as her favorite writer has usurped the chart positions reserved for homegrown Madonnas. And journalists have gone on the attack. Here is a shortlist of the maddening questions asked in two or three recent interviews by serious newsmagazines:

Why do you move onstage like that?

Do you have a husband?

Do you like children?

What does your mother think about your success?

Why no makeup?

Smoking and a clean strong voice -- an odd combination, isn't it?

But really, what do you think about lesbianism?

Where does such pessimism come from?

You are a young girl -- why are you so depressed?

Why are you so surly?

Can you cook?

She answers as best as she can, serving up deadpan platitudes that play well under the circumstances. ("I can repair a car -- why would I not be able to cook?") Newspapers treat her verbal output like a direct communication line to the collective consciousness of the new generation. She gags at the honor. During the hysteria surrounding her first album, she quietly retired to London to record the second. Her quip on the irrelevance of borders is gaining literal meaning. Her target audiences, meanwhile, are busy whipping up Internet shrines, and let the collisions over their idol fall by the side. And that, quite possibly, is Zemfira's greatest achievement to date: The adults can divine the decline of youth that breeds such frivolity -- but apparently, or at least as of now, little girls do understand.
salon.com

Here's my poor attampt to translate this 'lesbian' song (i can't deny, it's girl-girl lyrics) that journalist mentioned. But she has some more like that.

Sneg (Snow)

I burst into your life, and you freaked out.
I wanted love and u didn’t want.
May be I’m saying something wrong?
U are silent. But listen to me!
I’m giving u a star, selling my soul…
Use ur ears!
I dreamed so, that ppl could think in a different way…
Uhm… ill-luck, I got myself under the distribution.
The first snow is there but even IT is useless.
God, I’m a cynic and u are talking about a soul!
Don’t harm my ears!

I realize: conversation is useless
I don’t wanna argue with u.
Do u believe? No… u even KNOW it.
U can fly down, fly away or get tired flying…
U can leave or stay…
But u are melting! Snow…

40 minutes were as short as a phrase “see u 2morrow”
the snow is on the boots and the utter lie in the eyes.
I’m so tired… what did u want? Do u know? …not…
Evidently there was something…
and that’s why u are playing the fool tensing me.

I realize: conversation is useless
I don’t wanna argue with u.
Do u believe? No… u even know it.
U can fly down, fly away or get tired flying…
U can leave or stay…
But u are melting! Snow…

Sure russian version is much stronger and more expressive with all this slang... Actually all her songs are cool. I love her. If wanna try something, i can advise: sneg, skandal, nenavizhu (hate u), sinoptic... or less agressive: mayechki, hochesh?, lopasti... LIVE version of nebo londona... many... so many...
sure without lyrics it won't be the same...

monkcheese
03-07-2003, 12:31
I download 'Skandal' and 'Sneg,' and I must say, they are BOTH very good songs. I like 'em! :D

convol
03-07-2003, 22:55
I almost managed to miss this message, because I rarely check the general forums. Thanks a lot sunny poison for the information, article and translation! :rose: I very much enjoyed reading this! I love the songs Iskala and Sinoptik (if my mp3s are named correctly that is).

Charles
03-07-2003, 23:48
Thanks for the info sunny poison.

la aurora
04-07-2003, 11:49
Monkcheese

Yep, I love these songs. But to be frank, I love all of her songs. ‘Sneg’ and ‘Scandal’ are up-tempo songs from her 1st album (‘Raketi’ is something like that also). But, as I said, Zemfira has 3 albums out already (‘zemfira’, ‘PMML [prosti menya moya lyubov’ – forgive me my love]’ and ’14 nedel’ tishini [14 weeks of silence]’) plus some songs that were released as singles only (like ‘brizgi’ or LIVE ballad ‘nebo londona [Sky of London]’ – I adore both of these songs). And some of her songs are different from ones u heard.

Convol
Yesterday was going to send u a mail telling about opening the thgread here (just for u not to miss it). But couldn't connect for some reason. Glad to hear that u found it urself.
It’s just more comfortable for me this way. So I can see what I’ve written already and what not. I always forget after sending e-mail. Hope, u don’t mind.



Some more info on Zemfira :
She was born on the 26th August 1976 in Ufa (quite a big city that’s really far from Moscow). Zemfira was always damn good at studying (she has ‘red diplomas’ for her school, music school and college). Professional musician. ‘Pop-singer, solfeggio and choir teacher, compositor’ – that what’s written in her diploma. Was playing basketball for 10 years. Became a captain of youth national team and was very good at all these circus stunts with the ball as they say. After school wanted to be a writer but then chose music. She got to her music college quite accidentally. Just was walking near it and decided why not to try? She tried. And was taken straight to the 2nd course. From 17 years old and for 4 years was playing keyboard and singing jazz in restaurants of Ufa. Once after the girl refused to sing some ‘blatnaya’ song the drunken guy tried to shoot her. Thanks god the bullet didn’t reach its target. From 1996 she also worked as a sound-engineer on the radio “Europe +” (in Ufa). And after work all night long was making her own songs on her home computer. Then she gave her CD to one of her friends in Moscow and after traveling from one hand to another it finally got to the producer of Mumy Troll Leonid Burlakov. And Zemfira was invited to Moscow to record her first album.

That American journalist was wrong saying that ‘Sneg’ was the song she appeared with. It was just the first song she wrote for her album after some long break (her very first song was written when she was 5 years old. It was about band “Black Sabbath” and about how well they were singing their song “Paranoid”. At the same age she started to attend music school also). First song we heard was ‘SPID [AIDS]’. It became a huge radio hit but video was never shown [Zemfira’s decision. She just didn’t like it and actually the song itself was never one of her favorites]. From that moment she became someone everybody heard and was talking about but never seen. Her first video on the song that made this girl really huge was called “Arividerchi”. But girl’s face was hidden there. So, she was a kind of enigma. And after this video Zemfira became so huge that it was impossible to hide something. But the media interest was really high still. The girl was [and IS] a person hard to work with: very emotional, stubborn, impatient, touchy and sometimes quite aggressive. U never know what to expect from her. And she’s always in trouble. For example during her concert at Kiev some ppl in police uniform came on the stage and tried to stop the show. One of them made a REAL mistake – he tried to take Zemfira’s guitar. And as a devoted musician, the girl has a kind of religious feeling to her instrument. NOBODY has right to touch it. So she took the bottle with water and soon that guy in uniform [lieutenant-colonel of Ukrainian police] found himself being damn wet. The band was arrested. Police wanted to send them to prison for 15 days for ‘hooligan aggression’ but friends of the singer somehow solved the problem. And something like that happens quite often. Zemfira says she wants ‘peace’ but she just can’t perform in conditions that most of organizers suggest [awful sound, big distance between stage and audience, etc…] She respects ppl that attend her concerts that’s why she has to fight. In few words, now she has problems with local authorities of almost every region of Russia and some neighbor countries. But she isn’t that awful. Girl just has sharp feeling of injustice and can’t control her emotions well enough. But even being angry she uses strong arguments between curses. :) Girl definitely has brain. She treats her fans as friends (this year she already took part in 2 chats with them and even spent whole Sunday answering their questions on the forum (it wasn’t easy, I guess… even at cut version it took 13 pages… poor girl! And now she’s planning to visit some meeting of chat members). What else… oh, yeah… and she has great sense of humor… sometimes bitter but still great.
*Scandal*
Allo. I’m a girl-scandal. Girl-air.
My Kenzo-sandal, ur and my birthday.
Sisters weren’t missing me, a girl-star.
Much higher above but still similar stars
Were sitting with their legs dangling,
Were chattering using pictures.
Who said it’s not gonna work?
If I do want, it all will come true.

Allo. I’m a girl-out of mind. Girl-stand at ease.
Having made myself, I made it painful.
Winds hate me, a girl-star.
And I was tearing winds into meters with my body.
Having measured the possibilities with segments,
I leave with king-steps.
Who said it’s not gonna work?
If I do want, it all will come true.

Allo. I’m a girl-fire. Girl-splashes.
Inside me I hide the radar that catches thoughts.
Being with me is possible for noone.
And after making u to follow the false footsteps,
I stake 100 counters on the black,
Stubbornly standing near the edge.
Who said it’s not gonna work?
If I do want, it all will come true.

Allo. I’m a girl-scandal. Girl-air.
Allo. I’m a girl-out of mind. Girl-stand at ease.
Allo. I’m a girl-fire. Girl-splashes.
Allo. I’m a girl-scandal. Girl-air.
Allo. I’m a girl-scandal. Girl…

Oh… someone, shoot me! The truest thing that that American journalist said is that Zemfira’s lyrics are impossible to translate. [But as u see, Mia, I keep on trying!] These texts can be interpreted in million ways even if u know Russian. And after being translated by someone with such an awful English they became even less understandable. Sorry.


*SPID [AIDS]*
Taking off my ear-phones
I was listening to the wind
Trough the opened doors
Of an empty rout taxi.
The wind told me about one dreadful secret
That there is the very last day left to us...

As you have an AIDS,
And that means we'll die
You have an AIDS,
And that means we.....

Will be swallowing pills in the hospital,
Not thinking about tomorrow,
Not watching television.
We'll search for the distant kingdom on the map
Maybe will be lucky to get some visas.

But you have an AIDS,
And that means we'll die,
You have an AIDS,
And that means...

Have gone away with the settling accounts.
"See you, Mom, keys are at neighbors."
I was blowing on the eyelids until they cold down
And willows were crying... and putting the markings… That's it!
You were just so lazy
To see in newspapers that...


*Maechki [T-shirts]*
You, you're white and vibrant
Me, I'm dark and tender
You, You're crying; nobody sees that.
And me, I'm crashing glass in my hands.
[I am a] Dupe!
You, you love so sincerely.
Me, I'm so hopelessly caught.
Us, we're telling each other secrets.
We understand everything, but that's not enough.

Anechka was asking to take the t-shirts off.*
Anechka
Anechka was asking to take the t-shirts off.

You, you're worth your sincerities.
Me, I believe that I'm worth them too.
You, you're genius; I'm genius too.
If you're looking for something, that makes two of us.
Hurt comes not only from pain.
Fear comes not only from conscience.
Oddly we again didn't have enough will,
And I'm multiplying cig butts; you're writing a piece.

*Don’t try to find any sense. ‘Anechka’ is just a rhyme to “maechki” as Zemfira says. The song was written for piano and makes Zemfira think about Freddie Mercury.


*Nebo Londona [London sky]*
I had dreamt of the London sky,
I saw the long kiss in it,
We were flying not even holding on,
So, who's gonna fall first,
Smashing into pieces on the Tower bridge?
In the morning,
I'll find out in the morning,
You'll find out later
Nothing else's more precious
Than these dreams…

Without these little calls
I'm just a lonely animal
I'll miss, go out my head in the night
And no one will notice.
Still the same lonely animal
I count all the steps to the last point
Let’s go flying…

I had dreamt of the London sky
I saw the long kiss in it
We were there walking in the clouds
Pretending to be the London rain
Drizzling together to the asphalt
In the morning
I'll find out in the morning
You'll find out later
Nothing else's more precious
Than these dreams…



*Arividerchi*
Moscow ravens
Woke me up
Wet matches
Killed the hope to
Smoke…
That means I’ll live longer
Means we’ll be
Burning the ships in my harbor
I'll exchange my ticket for rubles.
I'd want it to grow to the shoulders [hair, I guess – SP].
I'll never come back
Home.
Being with you is so interesting;
With them - not very...
I see what's tight
I remember what's solid
I'm giving for free
The time.
Do u see? I’m burning.
Somebody made a mistake
And put me on fire
Arividerchi
They didn't teach [me] to look in the knothole first.
And, more likely, it won’t have time to grow to the shoulders
I'll break the turnstile
And run to trade the ticket back.
I'll be waiting; give me a call.
At my usual six
I became a life older*
Perhaps that's something to be concerned about.
The ships are in my harbor.
If we can't fly, we'll swim.
I'll set the clock two hours back [time difference between Ufa and Moscow]

* I think she means the serious illness that happened to her when she was young. I remember her telling somewhere that spending many weeks at hospital when u are so young and all other kids are having fun in the street can make u ‘one life older’. But u never know for sure with Zemfira.

All these songs are from the first album except “Nebo Londona”. As I said, this song wasn’t released on any album but it became very popular anyway. I’ll add some more translations later today (sinoptik is on it’s way :) )

la aurora
04-07-2003, 15:58
*Iskala ([I] was looking for [U])*
I was looking for you
For the long years
I was looking for you
At the dark yards
In magazines, movies
Among friends
And when I found you
I’ve lost my mind.

You are same as in dreams
Are same as in albums
Where I was drawing you with paint.

Then there were phone calls
At the nights mostly
Tears, nerves and love
And fights in Poland
Children, but not mine
And old sweethearts
U are smoking every five [mins]
We are both tired...

You are same as in dreams
Are same as in albums
Where I was drawing you with paint.

For the long years
For the dark nights
For the long years

You are same as in dreams
Are same as in albums
Where I was drawing you with paint.

You are same as in dreams
Are same as in albums
Where I was drawing you with paint.

I was looking for you
For the long years
Was looking for you
At the dark yards
In magazines, movies…
For the long years
Was looking for you
For the dark nights ights ights ights ights................





*Synoptic (Weather forecaster)*
Simply wish it
And I'll kill you,
Only I will keep your photos...
Later
I'll buy shades for franks
So nobody will see my eyes,

It won't be painful, I promise
But you, please send greetings
And call me more often
From the sky [telling] about the weather

They will
Look for me in shoulder-straps
Even my friends will forget my name
They will close their respectable doors
But what are their scowls to me?
I'm outside of the law,
I'm a synoptic /weather forecaster/

It won't be painful, I promise
But you, please send greetings
And call me more often
From the sky [telling] about the weather

See how it goes on,
April, and wheels are on the asphalt...
If you can't be a god,
Then I will be one.
Kill, but promise me...

It won't be painful...
Please try...
And I will come under snow and rains
And I will call you
From the sky [telling] about the weather

It won't be painful, I promise,
And you, send your greetings,
And I will come with rains to your dreams.

convol
06-07-2003, 15:45
Wow, thank you so much for all this work and information! :rose: I can imagine that it's hard to translate but to me they seem great, and no need for you to complain about your English. It's fine :) I liked the lyrics especially for SPID.. but all the lyrics you have shared here, are serious and meaningsful.

I noticed when I was listening to her music, even with such a song like Scandal which seems qute simple musicially at first, there's some pretty interesting things going on underneath with nice acoustic guitar with interesting harmonies. You can hear that her music is solid and really worked through. I also downloaded her cover of Kukushka. I found it haunting and very beautiful in a sad way.

Is Zemfira known anywhere else than in Russia? She's Russia's most famous and popular singer, so I thought she might have reached outside too, like in Eastern Europe?

Charles
06-07-2003, 23:43
From sunny poison's post:
In few words, now she has problems with local authorities of almost every region of Russia and some neighbor countries.

With this reputation, she might have trouble getting a record company to back her. On the other hand, a clever marketing scheme would turn her attitude to an advantage.

la aurora
07-07-2003, 00:09
no need for you to complain about your English. It's fine
I'm ok with my english when I need to say something. I know, I can make ppl understand me even if from the forty eleventh attempt. But when it comes for translation... i just feel sad that I can't make u feel the spirit this girl has in her lyrics... the best thing is words she choses to express herself. And without knowing slang I can just give u a kind of general meanings... most of emotionality is lost in this case... sorry...

I liked the lyrics especially for SPID
they are good but not the greatest *feels sad for reasons she gave above*
anyway, may be u'll find it interesting. Zemfira leaved some comments on her songs from the 1st album. I'll tell u what she said about two songs u mentioned in ur last post.

SPID:
I don't think this song is autobiographical. But it's quite important for me. It's about the senses of 2 ppl - a girl and a boy. many say it was kinda impudent of me to write on such a serious topic. I don't know. From the altidude of my young years... i don't think i 'discovered any discovery'. I wrote everything as it is. I'll be very pleased if in the close future medics will argue this scandal line "u have an AIDS and that means we'll die" discovering some medicine that will be able to treat this illness. But don't take it to ur heart... u know, it will never touch us...

Scandal:
Girl-scandal is the only autobiographical song on the album [although later on the same page she named some more like 'arividerchi' and 'zemfira']. I up and sang about everything they were saying about me, everything I feel about myself. Why was it played this way? We just wanted so. We wanted some experiments. Really there are 84 variants of arrangement in this song. And in all of them I play according to my mood. I like a lot listening to it in the mornings, the song about scandal. A kind of alarm-clock. It's very hard to fall asleep again after, if u make the sound really loud.

And now about 'Kukushka'. U are right, it's a cover. A cover of a famous russian band KINO ('Cinema, movie' - it's the same in russian). The band was really popular. They were a kind of forbidden at first but then with the end of USSR and 'glasnost' the were giving stadium concerts. They were the most popular band in Russia at the end of 80ies.The frontman of the band was Victor Tsoy, the guy with kerean orgins. He was writing and singing his not-compromissing songs , demanding changes and freedom. Then... in august of 1990 he died. It was an accident with his motorcycle. He was damn young then and he became a kind of a legend. If u r in Russia one day and go to see our famous Arbat street u'll see 2 famous walls there. One is called 'the wall of peace' with lots of drawings made by little children there. 2nd is the wall of Victor Tsoy with lots of signs leaved by his fans. Every year at his birthday and death dates ppl come there, bring flowers and sing his songs. But even at any other day u can see many street musicians singing the songs of KINO. It's a cultish band. Everybody knows it although the guy died 13 years ago. When I was trying to learn playing guitar his songs were the first I tried. Same with other ppl. His songs contain 4-5 accords mostly, quite simple ones. His voice was a bit weird. It's just hard to imagine how he was able to sing at all. He sang so low. But ppl loved him. He was just taking life as it was, without any retouching. In few words, he is a cult figure and respected musician. So, there were always lots of projects around non-existing band. Like reproduced albums and the most popular one is "KINOprobi" ('screen tests') - tribute concerts and albums with all russian-speaking rock musicians (russian, ukrainian, belorussian and even moldovian)singing his songs. Some of these covers became really popular like 'Malish' by Mummy Troll or Zemfira's "Kukushka". There are some other interesting covers. For example KINOprobi was the first place I heard about Smislovie Gallutsinatsii (popular band now. U'll have at least one of their songs on CDs I made for u). Their "Mama, mi vse t'azhelo bol'ni" ('Mother, we are all seriously ill... Mother, u know, we have all losen our minds...' and so on) I liked a lot. But many critics and average listeners name 'Kukushka' as one of the best [although it's not the most famous song of KINO].

here's the lyrics if u are interested:
How many songs aren't written still,
Tell me, cuckoo, sing!
Will i live in the city or will i be evicted?
Will i lay as a stone or be burning/shinig as a star?
The star?

My sun, look at me!
My palm turned to a fist.
And if there is gun-powder, give me fire as well.
That's it!

Who will follow the lonely footstep?
All the strong and brave leaved their heads in the fields... during the fight.
Few stayed with the light memory,
sober mind and a firm hand
in the formation... in the formation.

My sun, look at me!
My palm turned to a fist.
And if there is gun-powder, give me fire as well.
That's it!

Where are u now, my free freedom?
Who are u meeting the sunrise with?
Tell me!
It's good with u and bad without u
[my] patient head and shoulders
Under the lash... the lash.

My sun, look at me!
My palm turned to a fist.
And if there is gun-powder, give me fire as well.
That's it!

Quite a sad song, u r right. But Zemfira has much more sad ones... u know, like one of her unreleased songs "mom, the name for me is 'suicide'"... there are some songs of this kind in i-net. I'll include them on CD if u want. They are not finished... just demos... only Zemfira and her guitar.

Now answering ur question. Yep, Zemfira is the most popular band here. She dissapeared for a year to have some rest and to work on her 3d album. And she still refuses to give interviews and attend most of the ceremonies [with just few exceptions] but still only one reminding of her name is enough to have a full stadium.
But she's not TATU. She doesn't wear school uniform. She doesn't use make-up even. The only thing u can expect from her is unbelieveble energy and great live-singing on the stage. She doesn't have a genius producer [i'm not even sure if she has one at all now. she seems to be quite independent in everything]. Lyrics are the most important thing about her. So she is popular among russian-speaking ppl [in Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and traditionaly for russian rock - in Baltic countries like Latvia]. I haven't heard she was popular somewhere else. She was also going to make a noth-american tour... but then this war happened and she refused. Anyway, it would be for russian immigrants mostly, i guess.

la aurora
07-07-2003, 00:16
Originally posted by Charles

With this reputation, she might have trouble getting a record company to back her. On the other hand, a clever marketing scheme would turn her attitude to an advantage. [/B]

TATU have to deal with laws of western show-business. Zemfira don't. Record companies of Russia can only fight for her. She's best-selling act here, so nobody cares of her attitude. Besides, she has at least one record company owned by her friend Ilya Lagutenko, so... no problem here.
There's no marketing scheme behind her. She does what she wants now. As I said already, I don't even think she has any producer now. But ppl love her.

convol
13-07-2003, 12:31
Thank you so much again for the information. :rose: I very much appreciate it (sorry for replying so late, I've been away for some days). I know what you mean with translating.. I only tried it with French lyrics and it wasn't a very easy task at all (since the French language is so much more fitting to playing with words etc) - I suppose it's the same thing with Russian, since it's as you said a rich language.

I'd really love to hear some of her unreleased songs, if it's no problem for you to include some of them of course :) Thanks very much again!

I always liked musicians with a completely independent spirit and it's nice to know that the band Zemphira are the ones behind all aspects of the creative work. It's great that today, you don't need very expensive equipment to make quite professional music - and in any case, I'd rather (of course) listen to great music that is a bit raw in production, than crap with extreme slick production.

Thanks also for providing information about KINO. Seems like it was a very interesting group.

russkayatatu
13-07-2003, 17:54
I like Zemfira!! I didn't know that much about her, though - just listened to the albums Prosti Menia Moya Liubov' and a compilation "Lucshie Pesni" - now I know a lot more, thanks a lot for posting :)

zebu
17-07-2003, 00:18
thanx for all the information.

i didn't know anything about Zefira, i just randomly opened the thread i'm glad i did.i've downloaded 3 song so far and i love it!-Iskala,Sneg and Prosti menya moya lubov

do you know any links about her,in english?
can you also put the lyrics of Prosti menya moya lubov?

thanx again for all th info :)

la aurora
20-07-2003, 21:58
russkayatatu

yeah, Zemfira is one of those few russian artists/bands I really do like. She's my favorite may be... well... I don't know... I can't choose between her and Delfin [well and TATU of course]. =) Prosti menya moya lyubov is her 2nd album. I like it... although I like her first one 'Zemfira' a bit more... but '14 nedel tishini' isn't bad either... :)

zebu

I don't know any links in English... that article is all I could found. Zemfira isn't an import product. She hardly has sence in English... but in Russia she's really huge. Here the translation U asked for:

Forgive me, my love
Sea embraces, puts into sands.
Fishermen will set their nets
And will catch our souls.
Forgive me, my love.
It's too late; it's too late to think of anything.
I feel you need the air.
We're lying in the middle of such a big puddle.
Forgive me, my love.
Jeans got wet and stuck to the feet.
It seems to me we're stuck for good.
It seems to me the sun has burned down.
Forgive me, my love.
It's quiet - no clocks, no birds.
We're obediently turning off the heart.
And you're in the sand like in bronze.
Forgive me, my love.

zebu
20-07-2003, 23:08
sunny poison

thank you for the translation, you're the greatest! :)

ever since I read your posts about Zemfira I keep listening to her songs, that I was able to download from Kazaa. She really impressed me a lot. The lyrics are great and the music....

does she maybe have a homepage in Russian, or some fanpage?

DinoBora
21-07-2003, 07:22
http://www.zemfira.ru/

coscos
26-07-2003, 00:29
I must admit I really like Zemfira. sunny poison thank you so much for all the information about her. Do you remember the first Taty interview. Lena answers the question what artists they like listen to. One of the names was Zemfira. Well I decided to check who this is. And I must say I am so glad I did. There is not one song of her I don’t like. She has great voice, her lyrics are cool, and I think she has this ability to write “nice” melodies. I love her songs. How can anyone not notice the “gayness” of Snieg is beyond me. I noticed it the moment I heard it :D If I was to choose my favourite songs I would have to mention all of them. The ones you mentioned are GREAT. Few more titles. Ne poshloe, Do svidania, Skazki, Pripivochka. I can go on and on. Thank you so much for the translations. OK now I go to read the whole thread. Sorry I had to write this after reading only first post :D

spyretto
26-07-2003, 17:25
yeah, Zemfira is quite good...but Linda, hmm nyet

coscos
26-07-2003, 20:40
Hm, what can I say about Linda. I don't know I like her to. Not crazy about her but...

QueenBee
28-07-2003, 19:02
sunny poison, wow thanks for all that info! :rose: I downloaded Sneg, Skandal and SPID and well I didn't really like it at first but I'm getting addicted to Sneg... Her voice is really strong, although I do prefer Tatu's and Maxi-M's cute little voices. :P

I noticed that the Sneg I downloaded from Kazaa and the Sneg I downloaded from her official site aren't the same... But it does not matter because they are both great versions. :) SPID is kind of sad though, I haven't even listened through the whole song... :rose:

denial
06-08-2003, 10:30
I like the song "webgirl" .. anyone have translation? .. I am curious .. I love the modem effect at the end...

la aurora
06-08-2003, 12:20
queenbee
There are 2 officially released versions of Sneg. One is on Zemfira's first album, second is a kind of remixed that was released much later as a new year present for fans. I like both. Official remixes of Zemfira are all good. I like Traffic remix even more then original song for example.

denial
Web-girl is a nice song... a bit too poppish for Zemfira but i like it anyway. It's from the 3rd album [14 nedel' tishini]. Here's my attempt (poor attempt, sorry) to translate:

Web-girl.
Girl... living (/that lives) in the web
Having found her love
between the lines,
between the sky and the ground

Trying to guess with her fingers...
Hoping to guess... to the end... to the end

Girl... living in the web
living for everyone... to the end
on the very last floor

keyboard... keeping the warmth
concealing a question
to noone... to noone

May be on another end of the line
U'll meet something in the strange 3d person
U'll give away ur heart
Someone will give away his heart.
U know, sometimes miracles happen
U know, sometimes ppl meet… (someone)
May be u’ll too... may be

Girl living in the web
Having forgotten her love
between the lines,
between the sky and the ground
Girl... tired eyes that caught up the sunrise
only her... only her...

Girl... living in the web... living in the web... living in the web...

denial
06-08-2003, 12:29
sunny poison, oh thank you thank you thank you !!! spasiba !! :rose: :rose:

*next step* post this at Freddie's .. heh heh ..

xena225
10-10-2003, 13:27
sunny poison, thank you so much for introducing Zemfira to us. I absolutely and totally adore this music, and Zemfira Ramazanova sounds like a very interesting woman indeed.

Spasiba! :rose: :rose:

xena225

xena225
04-11-2003, 09:17
I was wondering if any of the nice Russian-speaking folks could translate this Zemfira song, or at least give me an idea what it's about?! That would be great! Thanks!

http://www.zemfira.ru/song.php?song_id=13

::: Не пошлое

Щербатая луна
И мы не в одной постели
Светло потому не смело
Я разбегусь: и с окна
Я верю не будет больно
Я помню как это делать

Мои тебе поздравления
От крошки
от гения
Мое в тебе сердце юное
щербатое лунное
Оно в тебе

Орбиты вдоль полос
Напрасно гудели вены
Я выбрала самый белый
В твоих глазах - вопрос
Тебя бы вот в эти стены
Придумай, что надо сделать

Мои тебе настроения
От крошки
от гения
Мое в тебе сердце юное
щербатое лунное
Оно в тебе мое прошлое
Не пошлое

В трубки губки
говорят
Сказки ласки
да все подряд

Мои тебе настроения
От крошки
от гения
Мое в тебе сердце юное
щербатое лунное
Оно в тебе мое прошлое
Не пошлое

Tom Violence
04-11-2003, 20:30
I've recently been introduced to Zemfira's music. And, so far, I'm quite impressed. I heard a 'best of' compilation a couple of weekends ago at a party. I especially loved the sentiment of 'SPID' when I had it translated to me.

That's some chorus.

I also saw the video for 'Traffik' when I was at a friend's house the other day. Good again, in a meandering sort of way. But perhaps I would have liked it more if I understood the lyrics. I get the impression that the words are very important in Zemfira's work.

The video was also quite cool. A bit like a Calvin Klein ad, maybe, but that's not necessarially a bad thing.

Airheadap
19-11-2003, 07:14
Sunny: have you heard Zemfira's song "Vorona"? Do you like it? And what is it about? Thanks.

la aurora
19-11-2003, 22:51
Airheadap, I used to think Vorona was Linda's song :gigi: U sed to like it oh so long ago...

denial
19-11-2003, 23:00
Zemfira - reminds me of Melissa Etheridge .. but the Russian version .. :gigi:

Sunny.. why are you an 'operator' ? LoL .. I use to like that word so much .. LoL

DinoBora
19-11-2003, 23:15
Zemfira - reminds me of Melissa Etheridge .. I do not know who is Melisa Etheridge *shame, shame, shame* :blush: but what I know for sure is that Zemfira is often described as russian Janis Joplin...

denial
19-11-2003, 23:22
Janis Joplin... ahh .. maybe ...I got something like the best of Janis Joplin album .. my friend said I will like it .. but I can't relate to her music..

Its disappointing...

la aurora
20-11-2003, 00:17
D, check the Tatrix thread on general forum and u'll get it :) I'm an operator... indeed :gigi:

goku
20-11-2003, 00:31
Hmm... I kind of liked Zemfira. :heh:

denial
19-04-2004, 18:43
I'm crazy about Zemfira very much now .. so what's new with her? Well .. took me sometimes .. I know .. but .. well .. I know I'm just slow ....

uhuh!! :yes: ... I found back this lost thread and my web-girl translation!!

Greg!! this can be great info..! :dead:


The girl was [and IS] a person hard to work with: very emotional, stubborn, impatient, touchy and sometimes quite aggressive. U never know what to expect from her. And she’s always in trouble. For example during her concert at Kiev some ppl in police uniform came on the stage and tried to stop the show. One of them made a REAL mistake – he tried to take Zemfira’s guitar....
..hmmm... now I really-really like this girl.....



so .. does anyone have that SPID video ?

- denial

haku
21-10-2004, 13:58
Zemfira is in KP today. :D

Zemfira has a tattoo on her right arm. She recently discovered that it meant something in prison lingo that she didn't know about, so she got upset and she's now covering it with a black square.
Since it's temporary ink, the black square needs to be redone regularly, but you can't do that for too long because temporary ink ends up staining the skin permanently.
So she'll have to decide if she wants to surgically remove her original tattoo or cover it permanently.

Article with picture. (http://www.kp.ru/daily/23387/33203/)

denial
21-10-2004, 19:29
Thanks Haku .. LoL @ the black square tatoo .. that could a cool tatoo too ...

btw, I noticed .. "Земфира закрасила тату после заметки в «Комсомолке»" .. russian spell tatoo "тату" ?

Joha84
31-10-2004, 02:14
Hello everyone!

I was going through some websites and I found this song called "we are the champions," sang by ZEMFIRA in duet with Queen!!!

I'm not really fond of Queen, but i like the song we are the champions (i'm sports fanatic :rolleyes: )

Anyway, here is the news about her singing this song with Queen: http://mk.ru/numbers/1324/article40871.htm

and here is the link to download the song, but you have to register first: http://rmp.ru/catalog/song.phtml?id=99160

hehe.. I like Zemfira's lil accent in some words :rolleyes:

denial
09-02-2005, 19:19
I just checked Zemfira website. There is new video for download on the main page. Song Progulka ( Walk ).

http://www.zemfira.ru/

13.12.04 Премьера

Представляем новый клип на песню "Прогулка" из будущего альбома.
Земфира - Прогулка (~10 мб)
Земфира - Прогулка (~20 мб)


- I like the video. the familiar face expression she made in Hosches video.. and I like the song and music too.. oh I miss this girl...

la aurora
23-03-2005, 01:30
New album called 'Vindetta' is out and I'm definitely buying it. It has more electronics and a bit different atmosphere. Two new vids are available on her official site (http://www.zemfira.ru) for download. One was mentioned by Denial already. Second is more depressive but still cool. Definitely her best vids ever. Finally she was lucky with her video-director (Renata Litvinova). They can seem wierd but colors.. images.. looks interesting and me likes.

XSpex
24-03-2005, 04:01
Maybe you have seen this before, there is an article about Zemfira, I think she talks about her new album, I am not quite sure cos I couldn't undertand it :). There are cool pics :)
Here the link:
Zemfira article, Afisha magazine (http://www.afisha.ru/article?name=zemfira)
and
Zemfira on the cover of Afisha magazine (http://pics.afisha.ru/./userimg/2005-02-24/6008542/147-big.jpg)

denial
24-03-2005, 17:45
Thank you Sunny.. I just saw the new video Blues .. I like .. very much ...very artistic.. story... I guess its deep... makes me think of tatysite forum members ... LOL LOL LOL LOL .. :none:


My gf said Zemfira is gay, she said its confirm. LoL LoL


--

thanks for the pictures Xspex .. beautiful color. she look gorgeous there.

denial
28-03-2005, 05:34
[ Veg: I've waited 24 hours ]

Zemfira new album:

http://www.nichya.net/denial/Vendetta.zip [53 MB]

Credits: Thanks to Veggie Delite and more thanks to Prostrel. Yeah! Girl Power!

spyretto
01-04-2005, 21:26
listening to her new album...what a coincedence...better than Judas Priest album, haha
Well, song 1 has metal guitars ;)

Me like Zemfira :done:

wth, song 2 sounds like Coldplay. Anybody got the titles of the songs?

nikki
01-04-2005, 22:02
I like Zemfira as well, Spyretto :D . This album is good. Goes off on song title hunt ...

Judas Priest, lol. That takes me back. Only just heard the new single. I have a weak spot for Motorhead, myself :eek: :D .

RowerB
01-04-2005, 22:12
Zemfira new album:
Thanks for posting the album, denial and thanks to Veggie Delite and Prostrel.

I can’t say I’m crazy about it, but it certainly makes good background music.

spyretto
02-04-2005, 02:02
got them:

1. Nebo, more, oblaka
2. Dyshi
3. Itogi
4.Tak i ostavim
5.Samolet
6.Daj mne ruku (ja pozhmu ee)
7. Bljuz
8. Progulka
9. Drug
10. Zhuzha
11. Malysh
12. Povesica
13. Krasota
14. Raznye (vse takie)
15. Jim Beam (Ufa 97)

Some pretty cool guitars on this album. Didn't realise Zemfira rocks ;)

denial
02-04-2005, 10:01
oi! thanks you for the songs list Spy!! yeah.. Zemfira rocks .. the album sound like live performance I think. :coctail:

nikki
02-04-2005, 18:24
You beat me to it, Spy :D . Thanks for track listing and a BIG thanks to Denial (and everyone else involved) for posting this album. I love it :D .

spyretto
02-04-2005, 18:55
Yeah, this forum is so good, sometimes ;)

lots of ppl here appreciate some good music. ( and I thought I was the only one :p )

taty994945
16-08-2005, 07:12
Vendetta is so great, especially track 2. Thanks denial, Veggie Delite, Prostrel, spyretto and la aurora! :D

Mute_Clouds
18-08-2005, 03:07
=) I really like her, thank you very much!

taty994945
19-08-2005, 15:16
Two new vids are available on her official site (http://www.zemfira.ru) for download. One was mentioned by Denial already. Second is more depressive but still cool. Definitely her best vids ever. Finally she was lucky with her video-director (Renata Litvinova). They can seem wierd but colors.. images.. looks interesting and me likes.I like the Progulka video, very weird and cute at the same time. The Blues one is too disturbing for me, lol.

taty994945
30-08-2005, 11:54
.........

Veggie Delite
31-08-2005, 16:01
thank you! :rose:

does anyone know where could i find some hq zemfira performances?

taty994945
03-10-2005, 04:40
.........

Veggie Delite
03-10-2005, 23:56
thanx once more! you're a real sweetheart :)

taty994945
16-10-2005, 14:45
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taty994945
17-10-2005, 07:28
..........

KatinaAngel
20-11-2005, 01:26
i love zemfira it's too nice girl, good songs and my favorite song it's traffic, and the video it's cool to, sorry in mexico don't sales zemfira's cds or something like that

XSpex
20-11-2005, 05:14
Checked out her official site today, as I understood this is a demo version of the song: малыш (http://www.zemfira.ru/htdocs/malysh.mp3)
Also this one, I haven't heard it before: не стреляйте (http://www.zemfira.ru/htdocs/ne_strelayte.mp3)

KatinaAngel, I know, it's awful we can't find the Zemfra stuff here in Mexico. You can always try amazon or ebay. I'm planing to buy her albums online :)

taty994945
20-11-2005, 06:20
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KatinaAngel
15-12-2005, 18:01
i think she's a lesbian, she has the attitude and i love her songs, my favorite is nebo, more, oblaka just, great!

nikki
27-04-2006, 03:03
I'm half asleep but I spotted this ! Something about Zemfira having a romantic meal with an actress called Renata Litvinova. I think something was really wrong with the food but they are described as a 'sweet couple'. I know this originally comes from Zhizn but I'm sure I've read something about them before.

http://news.rin.ru/news///60604/

Zemfira's site is still under construction, I think.

*finally goes to bed*

diav
04-10-2006, 15:32
Would it be possible for someone to upload Zemfira's albums (the links in the thread for Vendetta expired...)?

shagratha
07-10-2006, 20:32
I have got the Vendetta-album and I like it :) Does anyone have videos fromn Zemfira? Looking at the pics she seems to be a hot girl :o :D

Dorime
07-10-2006, 22:20
Good news! Zemfira said that her live album "zemfira.LIVE" is ready for release, but now she is looking for good cover for it. She also said that she had begun working at the new songs.

GirLtATu
08-10-2006, 01:39
The only one song that I like from Zemfira is Itogi :cool:
Maybe one more, called Prosti Menya, Moya Lyubov'..
She's good..

Her MySpace for who didn't know about it: http://www.myspace.com/zemfira

shagratha
08-10-2006, 14:35
Oh I'm looking forward to the live-cd!
And thanks for the link to her MySpace!

diav
09-10-2006, 02:58
I have got the Vendetta-album and I like it :) Does anyone have videos fromn Zemfira? Looking at the pics she seems to be a hot girl :o :D
Shagratha, would it be possible for you to upload the album? :confused:

Yves
10-10-2006, 20:15
Shagratha, would it be possible for you to upload the album? :confused:
I did it for you! Enjoy it! ;)
http://rapidshare.de/files/36249642/Zemfira_-_Vendetta.rar.html

diav
13-10-2006, 15:01
I did it for you! Enjoy it! ;)
http://rapidshare.de/files/36249642/Zemfira_-_Vendetta.rar.html
Yves, thank you so much!:D

How many albums does she have out? I know that Vendetta is her most recent one..

Yves
23-10-2006, 16:57
Yves, thank you so much!:D

How many albums does she have out? I know that Vendetta is her most recent one..
I think she has 4 albums out.

fanat
23-10-2006, 21:17
Zemfira - Zemfira.LIVE (2006)

Her first LIVE album. 10 track from different previous albums. They have been recorded during concert tour "Vendetta" in several cities.

Genre: Rock

Tracklist:
01 - Самолёт - 3:00 - Airplane
02 - Любовь, ка случайная смерть - 4:44 - Love, as casual death
03 - Блюз - 3:15 - Blues
04 - Повесица - 4:50 - I wish to be hung up
05 - Ариведерчи - 3:57 - Arividerchi
06 - Дай мне руку (Я пожму её) - 3:38 - Give me a hand (I shall shake it)
07 - Прости меня, моя любовь - 4:23 - Forgive me my love
08 - Главное - 3:32 - The main thing
09 - Мечтой - 2:54 - Her called Dream
10 - Бесконечность - 3:47 - Infinity

http://www.filefactory.com/file/02bbe1/ - 97.5 Mb; 320 k/b
http://www.hotfile.ru/24171 - 50.6 Mb; 192 k/b
http://ifolder.ru/306157 - 50.6 Mb; 192 k/b

Enjoy! ;)

diav
25-10-2006, 03:39
Wow, awesome! Thanks, Fanat!

Does anyone know which songs were used in the Zemfira/Clawfinger and Zemfira/Rammstien remixes on the t.A.T.u. + Rammstein unonfficial remixes?

XSpex
25-10-2006, 04:29
Does anyone know which songs were used in the Zemfira/Clawfinger and Zemfira/Rammstien remixes on the t.A.T.u. + Rammstein unonfficial remixes?

The one in Zemfira/Clawfinger is Paranoiya (Паранойя) and the other one they use is Trafik (Трафик), both from Четырнадцать Недель Тишины album

diav
26-10-2006, 03:49
The one in Zemfira/Clawfinger is Paranoiya (Паранойя) and the other one they use is Trafik (Трафик), both from Четырнадцать Недель Тишины album
Oh, okay. Do you know where I could find/download these songs? I love them to bits because of the remixes.

spyretto
26-10-2006, 13:37
Zemfira - Zemfira.LIVE (2006)

Her first LIVE album. 10 track from different previous albums. They have been recorded during concert tour "Vendetta" in several cities.

Genre: Rock

Tracklist:
01 - Самолёт - 3:00 - Airplane
02 - Любовь, ка случайная смерть - 4:44 - Love, as casual death
03 - Блюз - 3:15 - Blues
04 - Повесица - 4:50 - I wish to be hung up
05 - Ариведерчи - 3:57 - Arividerchi
06 - Дай мне руку (Я пожму её) - 3:38 - Give me a hand (I shall shake it)
07 - Прости меня, моя любовь - 4:23 - Forgive me my love
08 - Главное - 3:32 - The main thing
09 - Мечтой - 2:54 - Her called Dream
10 - Бесконечность - 3:47 - Infinity

http://www.filefactory.com/file/02bbe1/ - 97.5 Mb; 320 k/b
http://www.hotfile.ru/24171 - 50.6 Mb; 192 k/b
http://ifolder.ru/306157 - 50.6 Mb; 192 k/b

Enjoy! ;)

First link is not valid anymore and the Russian ones require registration. Can you upload to anywhere else?

fanat
26-10-2006, 14:29
spyretto, first link is working. I checked it. But, if you can't download from those links, try download from this link:
http://rapidshare.de/files/37484073/z_live.rar.html - 50 Mb
pass.: lectro.ru

Good luck!:)

sk8rgrlzzz
09-11-2006, 04:59
does the new link for the store on her site work for anyone? because it doesnt for me. could it just be my computer? or what?

XSpex
09-11-2006, 05:05
does the new link for the store on her site work for anyone? because it doesnt for me. could it just be my computer? or what?

It doesn't work for me either

Joha84
17-11-2006, 02:22
spyretto, first link is working. I checked it. But, if you can't download from those links, try download from this link:
http://rapidshare.de/files/37484073/z_live.rar.html - 50 Mb
pass.: lectro.ru

Good luck!:)
Thank you :)
Though I thought she had a live album already or was it a dvd? :confused:

sk8rgrlzzz
21-11-2006, 05:44
has everyone seen this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESaZRkjJMKY

Because im just finding out about it.

spyretto
21-11-2006, 11:22
Yeah that was really a funny video, the ending was just surprising.
Ok, the link worked for me now but rapidshare is so temperamental, yesterday I got a message to say that their servers were full!

Anyway, thanks a lot. :)

Talyubittu
28-11-2006, 02:39
Hey! I'm interested in Zemfira. I've heard a lot about her since I've been in the t.A.T.u. world.....(lol 2001) but I've never tried to learn more about her. Could someone possibly upload some music for me? I don't care if it's just single songs or a few of them in a ZIP - whatever's ok :).

Danimir
08-12-2006, 18:28
especially for fans Zemfira's - unrealeased songs- old demos!

enjoy!

1. Черно-белая любовь! http://ifolder.ru/590039 black-white love
2. Будем ждать. http://ifolder.ru/590053 will wait
3. Суицид http://ifolder.ru/590068 suicid
4. Счастье мое http://ifolder.ru/590075 my happy

Песни некоторые необычные может не каждый поймет но мне нравятся очень.


слушаем и наслаждаемся

XSpex
09-12-2006, 05:13
especially for fans Zemfira's - unrealeased songs- old demos!

enjoy!


Danimir, thank you for sharing these songs, downloading right now

diav
11-01-2007, 16:22
Can anyone upload the Четырнадцать Недель Тишины album? Thanks.

Argos
13-01-2007, 13:22
Can anyone upload the Четырнадцать Недель Тишины album? Thanks.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/j6p2af

pestis
19-01-2007, 22:20
Requests...

--- the ПММЛ / PMML album

--- any decent quality official vid

Thank you.

Argos
20-01-2007, 21:08
Requests...

--- the ПММЛ / PMML album
Prosti menya moya lyubov' 320kbit / 104 MB
http://www.sendspace.com/file/s9sl2k

sk8rgrlzzz
20-03-2007, 07:51
The video is a few months old now.. but it doesn't seem like anyone posted it already in this thread.

So, incase everyone hasnt seen the new-ish video/song for "Malchik", it can be watched on Youtube.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Th1asu1k5Og

sk8rgrlzzz
29-03-2007, 15:40
hey, does anyone have Zemfira videos that i can download?
im looking for all except "Beskonestnost" and "Arivederchi"
and if theres other besides offical music videos, like interviews, performances or somthing, that would be great too.

shagratha
31-03-2007, 21:37
yes I'd like some vids for download too!:)
Love her music, especially the livealbum!

shagratha
06-04-2007, 12:29
wow I'm very excited about the fact that it's 99% sure I'll go to the Rushhour in Dortmund to see Zemfira play live 27th May :D

sk8rgrlzzz
08-04-2007, 10:43
wow I'm very excited about the fact that it's 99% sure I'll go to the Rushhour in Dortmund to see Zemfira play live 27th May :D

awesome! make sure to take photos and stuff!

House 13
13-04-2007, 10:28
Official blog http://www.myspace.com/zemfiraramazanova :)

shagratha
03-06-2007, 13:12
a week ago i went to dortmund to see zemfira in concert at the rushhour - it was amazing!! - the line-up of her liveband was surprising as it featured a trumpetplayer - this had as consequensce that almost every song was played in a new arrangement and very beautiful it was too - i even cried during prostie menya moya lyubov, so moved was i! zemfira looked very hot but i was very surprised to see how skinny she has become :eek: - here is the link to some photos (on the first couple of pages) http://rushhour.germany.ru/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=204&sessionid=010a2abc49525d6665c71010ec4ceb13

Ya-Reshayu
24-10-2009, 22:52
Hello...it's been a whiiiile since the last post on this thread, I hope someone read this...I've benn reading all the info about Zemifra and I heard her songs also and I started to like her music...till now, my favourite song is Ne Poshloe....and I want to ask you a favor, Idk if you have some instrumental version of this song....I really want it, If you know where can I get it, please tell me ok???...I'll really appreciate it. Thank you very much

sameh helmy
29-12-2009, 12:35
ya lublu zemfira great songs this is my first comment here thx alot 4 ur translation goodluck odatchi

convol
31-08-2010, 17:45
Zemfira keeps getting better and better. Here's a magnificent performance in 2009:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pNsa9xFFI0

and the somewhat ironic performance at the pop festival New Wave (1st of August 2010):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooPvdzDFm8M

"All these gray faces do not inspire confidence. Now I know for whom Valeria sings" (Valeria - a Russian singer in the audience, one of the judges for this year's New Wave).

Argos
31-08-2010, 22:28
^She definitely is at her best currently. And her performance at the Novaya Volna was great. The only highlight of the whole deadly boring festival apart from Payuschie trusy. ( 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji98u8LAf8U) 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv9cCAvBQl0) )

convol
31-08-2010, 22:49
I completely agree :). I was watching Ukrainian TV (I know that Russian TV moved Zemfira somewhere to the end) online and after Zemfira came Boris Moiseyev. Pure cheese, and just hilarious (and not in a good way).

Can't wait to hear some info about her upcoming tour (I believe she performs in St. Petersburg on the 3rd of Semptember). I'm planning to go to Russia to see her live when she releases her new album in 2011 (I hope).

convol
17-02-2013, 00:25
Zemfira just released her new dark masterpiece: "Жить в твоей голове" on the 14th (and reached one million listens in the first 12 hours) and started her new tour in Siberia. The album premiered on Yandex and is available for streaming: http://music.yandex.ru/zemfira/ . It is also available on iTunes as of yesterday. Highly recommended!

A few good bootleg videos from her first show in Tomsk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_v8ER1kY04 (Река from her new album; a tragic song about the death of her brother)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl6xneJxbT8 (Самолет in a new arrangement)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T507rkAEQoU (A surprising cover of Дельфины by Мумий Тролль)