As their name might suggest, Tonqixod are not your typical band but rather a psychedelic experience brought to the 21st century.
Tonqixod are the black sheep of modern Belarusian music – in the times when everyone else is either still playing alternative rock or venturing into modern indie/electronica/hip-hop they go for their own refreshed version of a long forgotten art/prog/psychedelia stuff.
Their new effort, “Koler, jakoha niama” (The Colour That Doesn’t Exist), is as good as their debut (including very special – both by sound and content – all-Belarusian lyrics), just a bit more focused on atmosphere, melody and songwriting rather than dynamics.
“Zarathustra” is an epic 9,5-minute closing track of this album with some nice references to King Crimson in their glory days.
By the way, the name Tonqixod is a play of words. It can be translated as Cunning (or Smart) Move (from both Russian and Belarusian – just in a wicked spelling), while obviously pointing to Don Quixote from the famous novel about the knight, who fought against windmills by Miguel de Cervantes.