Universe 25

by Rina Green

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about

Rina Green’s debut album Universe 25, described by the band as “songs observing the shortcomings of humanity from an alien perspective”, takes its name from John Calhoun’s 1972 over-population experiment featuring an animal model of societal collapse. In his experiment Calhoun created a mortality-inhibiting environment for mice with food and water replenished to support any increase in population. However, after population peaked at 2,200 mice, it exhibited a variety of abnormal, often destructive behaviors. By the 600th day, the population was on its way to extinction. Calhoun characterized the social breakdown observed in his experiment as a “spiritual death” and saw the fate of the population of mice as a metaphor for the potential fate of man.
The album that features Liam Bradley (Van Morrison, Ronan Keating) on drums and Vinz Lamagna (Mysteries of the Revolution, Twisted Tongues) on guitars was recorded on funds collected via a crowdfunding campaign and is distinctive for its “remote” mode of recording, which involved musicians recording their parts in home studios. The resulting tracks were thereafter arranged by the singer songwriter Alyona and the bassist Sasha Titov (Aquarium, Kino, Sergey Kuryokhin & Pop Mechanics) and sent off for mixing to Jerry Boys (The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Shadows, The Rolling Stones, REM, Level 42, Everything but the Girl, Buena Vista Social Club).

credits

released August 25, 2015

songs by elena (alyona) titov (c) 2015

elena (alyona) titov– vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming, recording, harmonica (4)
alexander (sasha) titov – bass, guitars, programming, recording, backing vocals (4)
vinz lamagna – guitars, mandolin (4), percussion (4)
liam bradley – drums, percussion
andrei surotdinov – violin, viola, piano, recording
anton boiarskikh – trombone
alex dmitriev – trumpet (7)
kolya bichan – cello (9)
mauro paderni – guitars (7)
anna titov – backing vocals (4)
catherine titov –backing vocals (4)
jerry boys – mixing
tom leader – mastering

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Rina Green London, UK

Rina Green is the musical project of London-based Russian natives Alyona and Sasha Titov. The band have recently released their debut album Universe 25 that was mixed by the legendary Jerry Boys (The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Shadows, The Rolling Stones, REM) and that also features Liam Bradley (Van Morrison) on drums and Vinz Lamagna on guitars. ... more

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