Zoloto

by Skooshny

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SKOOSHNY is:

MARK BREYER – Vocals, Guitar
BRUCE WAGNER – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
DAVID WINOGROND – Drums

"Contrary to popular rock'n'roll belief, flash isn't everything. Case in point: It's quite conceivable that no band in rock's hoary history was less flashy, more self-effacing than SKOOSHNY. The name itself, widely disliked even by the band's strongest supporters, is Russian for 'boring.'

"This modest band, with its equally modest official recorded output, consistently produced music of rare quality: spectral harmonies, labyrinthine song structures, and playful, literate lyrics that transcended the low-budget productions to which they were constrained to resort.

"For years a small but devoted coterie of fans, collectors, and writers has remembered SKOOSHNY fondly. Now the opportunity is here to discover a fine, potentially brilliant band lost in limbo."
– Ken Barnes, longtime music commentator and former music editor at USA Today

"a brilliant cacophony of genre-defiant pop"
"one cohesive musical concept...in a rainbow of psychedelic colors"
– PopMatters

"a rich, multilayered work"
"vivid, surreal texture"
"stirring stuff"
– Splendid

"Zoloto is a startling sonic array."
"a sparkling brew"
– Goldmine

"Improbably complicated arrangements, masterly execution, and the most interesting of lyrics (They are philologists!) only reinforce the positive impressions of listening—more than 70 minutes of excellent, high-quality, intelligently saturated music!"
– Real Art (Russia)

"wonderfully consistent in sound"
"seamlessly blending sounds from across the years"
– Americana UK

"timeless and well crafted"
"Zoloto gives us the opportunity to experience the greatness of this L.A. trio."
– Erasing Clouds

"Curious and refreshing."
– Musiczine (France)

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released September 7, 2004

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