Pikapika TeArt were founded in 2004 in second largest Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk,Russia."Pikapika" means "light explosion" on Japanese. Majority of band's members have academic musical education and in their music the band organically mixes three main components: Slavic traditional music and Siberian folklore, European chamber rock (Henry Cow,Volapuk,Univers Zero) influences and contemporary academic music (Shostakovich,Stravinsky,Schnitke).
Band's first concert took a place in 2007, and in 2009 they got nomination on domestic festival World Music Sayan Ring. In 2009 they started collaboration with Volapuk musician Guigou Chenevier, and in 2010 their debut album was released on respectable Italian AltrOck label.
Siberia isn't very friendly area for any form of progressive music, so it's great to hear so original, even unique music coming from there. Fans call them "Siberian Henry Cow with Russian folk music roots".
Recommended fresh name for fans of still undiscovered sides of chamber rock.
Bio by Slava (Snobb), thanks to Roman Nikitin(Pikapika TeArt) for information supplied