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Zvuki Mu (Russian: Зву́ки Му, [zvʊkʲɪ ˈmʊ], /zvkɪ ˈm/) was a Russian alternative rock/indie/post-punk band founded in Moscow in 1981. Lead singer and songwriter Pyotr Mamonov
is one of the most revered and eccentric figures of the Russian art
scene, whose absurdist lyrics are as playful and disturbing as his vocal
style and explosive on-stage presence. The band's sound combined
starkly simple yet textured melodies with synthesizer sounds, quite
unlike anything else heard in Russian rock at the time. One of Zvuki Mu's albums was produced by Brian Eno.
He invited the band to London, to record their first studio album.
During this visit they did a gig at the ICA. They had little money, and
slept on the floor of poet and writer, Anth Ginn. They spent all their
money in the Brixton Exchange Mart, on second hand musical instruments.
According to legend, Brian Eno met them at his flat to plan the
recording session. He had to go out for a couple of hours and told them
to make themselves at home. When he got back they were unconscious on
his kitchen floor, surrounded by several hundred pounds worth of empties
from his expensive booze collection. Apparently he was not happy.
Mamonov had an acrimonious split with the band in the 90s to pursue a
solo career and they replaced him. The band toured until 2005. Mamonov
still plays some of the old Zvuki Mu songs live, while the rest of the
members formed Otzvuki Mu and play the old songs too.

The band's name is best translated as "The Sounds of Mu" (where "mu" has been said to stand for music, Moscow streets, Japanese/Korean negative or a cow's 'moo').

Some of the band's recordings were later used in Mamonov's theatre
performances, with only the vocal and guitar parts being sung live.

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