Post-punk/coldwave trio Super Besse was formed in 2013 in Minsk, Belarus, by Maksim Kulsha (vocal, guitar), Aleksandr Sinica (bass) and Pavel Mikhalok (keyboards).
“In the UK we don’t know much about Belarus apart from the fact that it was once part of the Soviet thing and seems to be a bit of a strict place to live. This hasn’t stopped Super Besse who are three skinny youths and that drum machine who have dug deep into music history to take inspiration from Factory Records and .. with their stripped down, bass driven, post-punk of the early eighties and translate it through their own uncertain world of the modern times to create a thrilling and quite brilliant music that transcends its roots to create something utterly modern and brilliant,” says UK blog Louder Than War.
On the 9th of March 2020 Super Besse released their latest full length album Un Rêve. Super Besse bring a new blend of low-frequency techno beats, bold straight bass, nervous guitar and distant vocals. The album contains songs with lyrics in Russian on existential topics, such as self-identification and reflection on the existence in our small world. But even without knowing the Russian language one can guess the warning message, courtesy of an alarming dance beat.
Un Rêve was recorded in Berlin and Minsk, and released on I Love You Records label from Riga.
On the 5th of February 2021 band released a compilation of remixes Un Rêve remixes by different DJs and electronic artists going even deeper in to the dance scene.
Super Besse started as a post-punk band and released two longplay albums – 63610 * (2015) and La Nuit * (2017). With these under their belt the band, by now a coldwave duo, went on a tour of Europe, Russia and China, winning over amazed listeners and garnering positive reviews from the press. Their track ‘ Holod’ appears on the “Hotel Mumbai” movie.
“Whatever the possible touchstones, with Super Besse and their dreamy, out-of-focus album, undeniably rooted in the mid-Eighties, Belarus has found its best ambassadors,”
Kieron Tyler, The Arts Desk, UK.
Album orders: https://ilyrecsuperbesse.bandcamp.com