Yesterday my friend AK emailed me a few YouTube links to songs by a guy calling himself “Neuromonk Theophan” (Нейромонах Феофан).  I listened to it and, wow, this is truly some crazy music!

Нейромонах Феофан3Imagine a combination of old Russian medieval-style songs with what they call “drum and bass” and then add some balalaika and rural-style vocals to it.  Sounds crazy?  It is.

Now, I will be honest, I personally am a “Jazz and Baroque” kind of person.  To me “drum and bass” sounds more like a tank assembly factory then music.  And yet, I have to admit that in a weird way, I liked this music.  A lot (maybe I am having a midlife crisis when men go crazy?).

I did some digging around the Runet, turns out that this “Neuromonk Theophan” is some kind of anonymous guy who records everything himself.  He also plays in night clubs, both in Russia and even the USA.

I will gladly admit that the music is puzzling, to put it mildly.  And if you tell me that you hate it – I will not object.  But at the same time, the “crazy” factor is so off the scale here, that I confess that I had a blast listening to this stuff.  At the very least, this will provide you with some world-class ringtones for your alarm clock :-)

Anyway, after listening to a few tracks, I went to my favorite Russian file sharing site ( and I immediately downloaded all the tracks I could find (two albums).  Then, I made them available for download for those of you willing to try some truly crazy Russian stuff:Нейромонах_Феофан.zip

or here:Нейромонах_Феофан.zip

Let me know what you think, okay?

Hugs and cheers,

The Saker

PS: there are some doubles in the song list, these are different versions, just keep the one you prefer and ditch the other.

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