Kyrgyz Music Friday

September 14, 2012 · 3 comments

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Kyrgyz Music Friday is a weekly feature in which I post a pop music video from an artist in Kyrgyzstan. It could be catchy, annoying, funny, insightful, brilliant, awful, or anything in between. It’s what’s playing on the radio, what all the cool kids are listening to these days. Kyrgyz Music Friday is not trying to appeal to your musical taste (which I’m sure is awesome), but simply gives you a glimpse into how pop music is done on this side of the world. Feel free to share your thoughts on this week’s video in the comment section!

If you follow anyone from Kyrgyzstan on Twitter, chances are that you might have already seen this video, “Внутривенно” (which means “Intravenous” in Russian) by Nurbek Savitahunov. From my perspective (sitting in an office, feet propped up), this was the big music video premier this week. And, of course, it’s Nurbek. You guys really seem to love Nurbek, so how could I not post this?

My first impression is that this is not the typical bubblegum and dance-beats pop sound that I usually post for Kyrgyz Music Friday. The song is chilled out, sweetly saturated dreaminess.

The video matches the mood of the song with gorgeous washed-out colors. It was directed by Evgeni Chistyakov, a photographer in Bishkek who’s work I’ve seen around before (and what I’ve seen, I absolutely love).

Thumbs up from me. Readers, what do you think? Does it remind you of lazy Sunday mornings, crisp breezes and walks through the park? Err… or is that just me?

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