Little Fyodor has been spreading his unique brand of avant-pop madness throughout the world musical underground for over twenty years, creating twisted, satirical songs which - beneath a crass and maniacal outer shell - express a deep empathy with those who most acutely experience the frustrations and alienation of modern life's "insect existence." Fyodor's songwriting, aesthetics and outlandish performances somehow manage to be simultaneously sad, angry and hilarious, and in doing so, appeal to the silent majority of disillusioned weirdos of the world, whom he adeptly addresses with a theatrical, daresay Vaudevillian flair, that is a brand all his own.
In the many years he's been pursuing his uncompromisingly eccentric artistic vision, Little Fyodor has released countless cassettes, several vinyl LPs and singles, a video, and a handful of CDs; the finest moments from all of which have been distilled down into this one, definitive release presented by DISCRIMINATE AUDIO. This "best of" disc spans not only Little Fyodor's career, but also the full spectrum of instrumentational possibility, featuring tracks which utilize everything from the traditional "rock" ensemble, to saxophones, synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, toy instruments, and beyond.
Artist's Website: www.LittleFyodor.com
"Weirdly earnest coal-black satire... The lyrics are funny and severe, the voice psychotic, the personality overwhelming and the music smartly succinct."
- The Denver Post
"The rock and roll equivalent of seeing a chicken with
its head cut off. Schizophrenia for your enjoyment.
Frank Zappa if he had never gotten laid. Brilliant."
"...an impressively tight ensemble playing wild, fun
and creatively structured songs. If forced to make an
analogy I'd say I hear elements of Devo and Weird Al,
though Little Fyodor is much zanier than those folks
and his music is much more interesting, with prog rock
and miscellaneous avant-garde influences...."
"Spazz Music of Macho Irony I suppose you could call it...and the lyrics to his songs are positively among the most simultaneously gut-wrenchingly FUNNY and HORRIFIC that I have heard outside of Elvis Costello back in the day..."
- The Rev. Ivan Stang, Church of the Subgenius
"Beyond-goof warpage that's sorta' a split between the Residents and Half Jap..."
- Forced Exposure