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30.11.2014.
E-GENS give the world their albums for free!
E-GENS, a Russian electronic music band from Novosibirsk, sang their songs in English from 1990, and focused on the audience of ageless techno-romantics raised on music of the 80s, decided to give a free download, copy, listen and play all their songs written and performed publicly in 24 years, from 1990 to 2014. The other day, all the E-GENS band members unanimously decided to give free access for unlimited time to all fans of electronic romance music. The decision is confined to the 5th anniversary of the public activities of the band.
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30.03.2014.
E-GENS will Take part and will perform in the concert dedicated to the memory of Alexei Neuromancer. He was the founding member of the famous Russian band NEXUS VI. The concert will be held in Tomsk - the hometown of Alexei on 12 April, on the day of the remarkable Russian Holiday called The Cosmonautics Day. We believe that the date chosen for this concert fits the occasion very well. After all, electronic music and the cosmos are some of the verges considered to be of great importance by many people. The aspiration to discover the mysteries of the universe have always existed in the history of humankind. Let there be glory to all space discoverers! Let there be eternal memory for you Alex!

01.02.2014.
E-Gens: Renewed Light (VIP Edition)
15.11.2013.
Friends! Great news for all of us. Todd Durant - the founder of the famous synth-pop label A Different Drum told us that the entire batch of 300 unique CD Renewed Light was delivered to his home. Just today last night. 200 CDs from this limited edition will be distributed to ADD Label happy subscribers. The remaining 100 CDs will be immediately sent to Russia, straight to the address of E-GENS studio in Novosibirsk.

20.03.2013.
February 23 at SYNTHETIC URAL BIRTH FESTIVAL was presented second album E-GENS. All the action took place in the "Honey" Club (Ekaterinburg) sharing the stage with several artists of the Russian electronic scene and Babylonia (Italy). The concert ended with the debut performance of the latest songs from the upcoming album E-GENS band - "Renewed Light". For the first time the band performed their songs with two voices – Eugene Titkov and Maria Guseva. The new E-GENS' album scheduled for April this year.

02.04.2012.
Only on April, 6th, only in Moscow – legendary bands from three counties (VNV Nation - England, ICON of COIL - Norway, E-GENS - Russia) will show how a music of future must sound! Big stage, powerful sound…, video projections on huge screens, appealing rhythms and cosmic pulsations of synthesizers – mental journey to amazing world, once-celebrated by science fiction writers!
The program of show:
19.00 – Doors open
19:45 – E-gens
20:30 – Icon of Coil
22:00 – VNV Nation
00:00 – 06:00 - afterparty
P!PL Club
Moscow, 20 Derbenevskaya St.
Phone: +7 (495) 5187972
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Interview for Ladyaslan DDTTRH
Hello-hello~we (DDTTRH) post the interviews every Friday and I will e-mail and give you a heads up before we post and...so blog it....bulletin it...yell it~Twitter it LOL let your fans and friends know that you have an interview with Ladyaslan around the corner~

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LadyaslanDDTTRH: Do you think Duran Duran deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: Yes, of course. Like other legendary explorers and guides the neo-Romantic culture a new wave - Visage, Ultravox, Soft Cell. We believe that all these artists undeservedly forgotten, although their musical work is still heard in the originals, remixes and cover songs at various venues around the world.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: Are you self taught musicians or were you both classically trained? At what age did you both start to play music?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: Well, probably in this sense, we are somewhat similar to U2. One Edge, guitarist of U2, said: "We are self-taught and do not know how to read music. Therefore it is necessary to explain their ideas with the words ". Once, back in my childhood, I saw a violin in a music shop and told my mother that really want to get this tool, but my mother just did not take seriously my sudden passion. When my younger sister went to music school and piano in the house, I sat next to my sister and started doing the lessons with her. Just for a second or third day I began to compose my music and I was unable to stop. I was 13 or 14 years old. And Eugene Komarov studied in music school classical guitar. He had more luck. Ha-ha-ha!
Eugene Komarov: Yes, in some sense. We were born in one year and started playing our music around the same time. But we grew up in different cities and started playing together when we met at the 4 th year of study in the Electro Technical Institute.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: What is your favorite Duran Duran song and video?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: For the first time I heard Duran Duran in 1984. Their electronic-guitar-style romantic liking to me immediately. Most of all, I was shocked by the song The Chauffeur and Save a Prayer. But when there were Come Undone and Ordinary World in 1997 year, we realized that these two songs will be the most famous in the history of this group.
Eugene Komarov: Yes! In these two songs fully realized huge creative potential group. I think it is top of their skill - the lyrics, music and craftsmanship. I hope we hear from Duran Duran something new, like these two brilliant songs. Regarding the video, "Ordinary World" - that's cool!

LadyaslanDDTTRH: How would you describe the specific style and sound of e-gens music to any New Age/ Electro/ New Wave fans that hadn't’ heard your music before?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov:Our music - a synthesis of Indie, New age and Synthpop. We focus on the particular manner of singing in every song, original rhythms, deep lyrics, written in simple language, the mysterious and beautiful sounds, rich melodic texture. Our songs are important for those who live sensual perception of the world.
Eugene Komarov: People say that our music in the style of Synthpop. However, we think that not too adhere to this style. Using our synthetic sounds can give the listeners the atmosphere fantastic world where they can feel for what it really is.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: What contributions do you feel Duran Duran has made to the world of music and fashion in the past 30 yrs?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: I think the main thing that Duran Duran have done - it inspired hundreds or even thousands of creative people to sing the romantic song and frankly believe that this is a real strength.
Eugene Komarov: They proved to everyone that neo-romanticism can be implemented in rock music too. I think they were the first to use the glamorous style of neo-romanticism in clothes. Maybe such a term is not exist, but I would have called it.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: What Duran Duran song would you like to remake if you could and why?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: I understand that releasing a single with a remix of the song "Ordinary World", we can increase the prominence e-gens more than the any our track. The reason is simple, to promote the name is easier on the popular materials. But I'm afraid when people hear a favorite song with an unknown singer and accompaniment, they will think the same thing and in all other cases: "There is not bad version. Well, who did this cover? Hmm. e-gens? That's interesting. But still better than the original". They will remember us as imitators. But we want another.
Eugene Komarov: We can do a cover version of any song on any group, if we wish. But we stick to what is better to sing our own songs. I think that this kind of madness, singing other people's songs, breaking the idea of the authors and original sound. Yes, we know examples of successful cover versions. However, we understand that basically, this work is done only to enhance the well-known young artists. Useful? Yes, for those who do not have an outstanding material. But we believe that our songs are able to kindle a fire in the souls of each of our listeners.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: Tell us about your FIRST LIVE e-gens show? What song did the fans react to the most and over all how was your experience?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: The first time we went on stage May 8, 2010. It was a little cabaret cafe "Stray Dog" with 100 seats. Address rehearsed for a month. Advertising was almost none. It's more than 60 people. Each of them my friends and I actually invited personally. But our joy knew no bounds when we met a most cordial reception and at the end of the program demanded to perform all the songs again.
Eugene Komarov: Smart enthusiasm and lift a songs called “Fine! Shine!” and “I Can Touch the Sun”. We have twice performed their encore. People took to the stage and danced. Listeners at the tables clapped and sang along, though many of them have heard our song the first time.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: Tell us about the single I Can Touch The Sun? What was the inspiration behind that song?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: Music basis of the track - I Can Touch the Sun - was established in late 2008, and was finally completed in summer 2009. Idea of the song was born many years ago, in 1990 and was a blank verse called "The Suit" to read: "Once again I put on my outrage and disgrace from my former suit from the primeval forest, my old clothes that will hide anything that reminds you of my beast of your circle, with you running in fear. I again put on my suit. This glorious dress wild steppe, the dull thud of hoofs on the ground, sky, twinkling starry rain. I again donned my suit lone pine tree standing, illuminated magic moon. Once again I sing my song. Everything flows, everything changes. Only the values remain the same". With the new words, the song has received a more positive sense, and it better conveys the value of e-gens essence.
Eugene Komarov: While that is the most popular track from our first album. But what is interesting. I Can Touch the Sun more popular in the U.S. than in Russia. But the title track the album Fine! Shine! is the most popular among our Russian audience. Why do so - I do not understand. Perhaps Russian listener likes more sentimental music, American - more dynamic.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: If you could have a sit down with any member of Duran Duran who would it be and what would be topic of discussion? ( I have a feeling you have done this already ha-ha )

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: I’ll to talk with Simon Lebon. Because he is the voice of the band, as I do. The voice, which I think is one of the most prominent among many of my favorite artists. But I would not talk to him about the technique of singing. I wonder what he thinks about our work, which he values in contemporary music, and why.
Eugene Komarov: I too would be interested to talk with Le Bon. But even more interesting to meet with the man on which depends the sound of Duran Duran. I would like to know what he thinks about our sound.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: Tell us about yourselves…how did you both meet? When did you realize music would the future you two would make come to life?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: We met in spring 1987 at a band rehearsal where we brought up the names of the bands Ultavox and Visage, two of our favorites. We needed no other common ground we were instantly brothers, if you want - brothers in arms. And we began to work on new material in the studio, which was a plain room on the sixth floor of a dormitory facility. We had lots of ideas and energy, but the means by which to express ourselves left much to be desired. There were numerous attempts find investors or sponsors to purchase the much needed equipment for developing electronic music. It was and remains the only genre in which we intend to establish and further the songs and music through, because we felt free from the constraints of the so-called "live" instruments of electronic music only. We wanted to create new worlds, full of new and unique colors. All this can only be done in the synthesis of sound. In addition, we always appreciated that we were children of the space era, and that we grew up in the age of active development of cybernetics. It was a beautiful testimony with limitless possibilities of rectification for man and his divine essence. We built on that philosophy.
Eugene Komarov: Then fortune smiled on us when Eugene Titkov's sister had mentioned our love of electronic music to the leadership of the Novosibirsk Computer Lab. We outsourced the laboratory staff, which enabled us to use his home computers AGAT series, using the original sound card that was developed in this same laboratory. The first demonstration of our work drew great success, and because of this, we gained access to the recording studio of Novosibirsk State Conservatory to continue our experiments with the creation of electronic music. And here was the moment when we realized that music came into our life forever.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: How did you come up with the name “e-gens” and why did you choose it??

e-gens:
Eugene Komarov: Gene Titkov long and professionally engaged in marketing. He has a copyright technology, including methods of creating and developing brands. Here we are with him and a few our friends in two weeks meets naming, generate keywords, titles, and checked them for freedom, activities and associations. The result here is unique name.
Eugene Titkov: I would add that we have chosen the name of the 700 or 800 variety of names, many of which might be of interest to our group. But we had a tough selection by multiple criteria and the result was selected only 10 of the most prominent of the unique names. Great work, perseverance and faith are always rewarded handsomely.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: Are there to be any European/ U.S. tour dates in the future or are you staying within Russia?
(by far Russia is the largest country in the world so you could tour forever and ever and still have places you have yet to see) ;-)

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: Since the beginning of our creation in 1987 to the present time, we orient our work on audiences around the world, understand where to use English. Thank God these countries in the world much. Our goal is to listen to our songs and liked a lot of people around the world. That is why we sing in English. Of course, the first country where we would like to make tour - U.S., Canada, South America and Europe.
Eugene Komarov: We dream about the tour of the U.S. and Europe and are sure to implement this vision. But it will be possible when we will create a full repertoire for 2 hours at least, arrange advertising in places where we want to do live shows and equip a full arsenal of equipment for our stage. For all that need investment, we are looking for now, are negotiating with record labels, consider the Producer offers.

LadyaslanDDTTRH: Any additional information you would like to share with the fans?

e-gens:
Eugene Titkov: Gathering together, we believe that contemporary music and poetry - a true art, exactly what had once been the work of Tchaikovsky and Pushkin, Grieg and Shakespeare. We understand that there is only one way - self-improvement. We chose him. And everyone who picked it, be sure to get success. We believe in it, because you already listen to our songs and dance together with our rhythms. And you should know that every our song we make it so that it inspired you to go farther in life and be a little, but happier, more confident in yourselves and in your future. We believe you, and forever love.
Eugene Komarov: For me, every listener - expert. No matter what music you like. It is important that you feel when listening to our songs. So boldly tell us your frank opinion, write us your feedback. They help us make our songs better for you. Anyone, even just cheer up a specific comment or remark can affect the quality of our material, the better. And remember, every day we do something, as soon as possible to meet with you face to face, heart to heart in our live shows.

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