DE Berlin – Synthiepop / Avantgarde Pop / Experimental / minimal synth


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Label / Release Type Year
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Casiopop Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Don't Be Afraid/Ничего не бойся Album 2013
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder KINO Single 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Slowly/Медленно Album 2010
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder New Real Life Album 2020
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Planeta govorit Album 2020
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Video Salon (w/Ensemble Economique) Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder New Season Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Зачем ты плачешь Single 2021
Crash Symbols
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Something Natural Album 2021
Far from Moscow
Bac4c60c8aecabf9e7338f38f7781c664b9f25a2 Without Oxygen Single 2014
Ba983616385fbcedc6f164ed1cf1bda6bc74ecf0 Don't Be Afraid Remixes Album 2013
Not Not Fun
Bff13aed8bdc6c19a7384364350da2501f659207 New Season Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder God is God (w/Etkin Çekin) Album 2018
Dopefish Family
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Zimny Son (w/Milky Toad) Album 2012
Far From Moscow
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Hypoxia/Без кислорода EP 2011
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Don't Be Afraid + remixes Single 2013
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Seasons Album 2015
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Galina Ozeran more known as Chikiss is a singer and pianist, composer and electronic musician.

Having recorded her first album in 2005, she has produced a large musical output from post-punk and psychedelic rock to minimalistic synthesizer pop and spectral electronic music. As a solo artist and in various collaborations she has created a personal and idiosyncratic style. Her last album “New Season” has been released by the American label Not Not Fun.

The Wire Magazine says: "Chikiss’s music is dream pop turned inside out."

Born in Vitebsk, Belarus. At the age of nineteen she moved to St.-Petersburg, Russia; she would then spend the next thirteen years in the world’s most northerly city. Since 2015, she has been based in Berlin. She began her work on stage in the noise-punk ensemble “Nervenklinik” (2003) and then transferred to the psycho-rock outfit “188910” between 2005 and 2009. At this period she next founded her own band – ‘Chikiss’. Lineup changes were constant.

She made remixes and worked with a plenty of musicians and artists such as Thomas Azier, Plattenbau, Brian Pyle aka Ensemble Economique, Eva Geist, Milky Toad, Barbara Morgenstern, INIT, Pilocka Krach, Et kin, Scott Hardware, Franz Bargmann (NEU) and others. Her multifaceted background involves numerous international festivals and clubs in Post-Soviet spaces and Europe - from Moscow “Olympiyski” to Berlin “Berghain”.

In her current works, Galina engages in rethinking of popular music in general and the image of the "pop star" in particular. So, the series of her “season” releases, that were out on Siberian label Klammklang and Californian Not Not Fun Records is a collection of musical sketches, where only the basic rhythm, short voice loops or simple melodies remain from the traditional song form, and the main role is played by the details and immersion in a sound atmosphere. Galya performs alone, performing all synthesizer and electronic parts herself, programming effects and drum machines, extracting weird, beautiful, unpredictable patterns from acoustic piano or electric organs. This is another important element of the concept - the DIY approach as opposed to the “girl with a microphone” image dominating in modern pop culture.