Dlina Volny broadcasts beyond their home of post-Soviet Minsk with the dystopian David Lynch inspired tracks found on “Dazed.” Represented by Italians Do it Better, the group’s brooding aesthetic is rooted in a touch of rebellion mixed with optimism – while channeling synth powered motivation. Although they don’t make a direct political statement, Dlina Volny’s creative energy brings awareness to the political climate in Belarus & invites you to support the local scene. Discover artists to check out from their side of the world in a Q&A followed by the album below.
How have your fans in Belarus responded to your political messages?
As artists, we see our music as a mystical interweaving of stories and fantasies, built from our feelings and experiences over the past few years. There is no direct political message, but living in Belarus in these tough times definitely can give a certain emotional flavour to our songs. We believe our fans stick to our music because of its atmosphere, energy, and sincerity and we do our best to deliver it for them.
What’s your goal for taking your activist-driven music internationally?
Though we don’t see our music in this way, we are more than happy if someone can find sympathy, inspiration, or motivation in it. And if it helps someone to change their life or surroundings for the better – our goal is achieved.
How can listeners everywhere help further your cause?
They can support Belarusian music, Belarusian artists, spread the word about the situation here, and just not be indifferent. We appreciate it very much when people from abroad talk about all this. It really matters and means a lot to us!
Visually, what are your biggest inspirations?
We have been very inspired by the dystopian post-soviet scenery of our hometown Minsk combined with David Lynch’s universe, Nicholas Winding Refn’s neon fantasies, and the pictures that pop into our minds while we write songs.
Can you recommend other artists from the post-Soviet world?
Super Besse, Weed and Dolphins, Soyuz (СОЮЗ), Mustelide, Kedr Livanskiy