Who created this catchy, possibly Russian piece of music?
November 15, 2009 12:10 PM   Subscribe

What is the (possibly Russian?) piece of music in this video about a Moscow performance artist who shares his home with a llama? I think it includes an accordion and a mandolin.

Shazam was no help, and I don't really know where to go from there. There are some vocals starting around 0:40, although I'm unsure if they're lyrics in a foreign tongue or simply time-keeping nonsense sounds. I've found the video a few other places on the web (youtube, metacafe), but neither offers any credit as to the source of the clip or music credits. The footage itself seems to lifted directly from this clip, credited to ITN, but that's all I've got. Can you help me, hivemind?
posted by Captain Cardanthian! to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Response by poster: I should've mentioned that the first link seems to autoplay a spanish-language charmin ad, so... Sorry about that.

If no one knows what that particular piece of music is, I'd also appreciate suggestions of similar songs. TIA.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 1:25 PM on November 15, 2009

I don't think the video has something to do with the music.

The music sounds like Russian, Gypsy, east European.

Take this as a start:

posted by yoyo_nyc at 2:55 PM on November 15, 2009

It's cheesy Argentinian tango music - probably written by a commercial music firm. If you like this sound but want to hear something a great deal better, you'd probably really like Astor Piazzolla.
posted by Lutoslawski at 3:35 PM on November 15, 2009

wait...wut. sorry, the cheesy tango music was actually from an ad - not the spanish charmin ad - but I guess some other ad, and not the music you are speaking of. blarg.

Yes, that's most likely Eastern European. I'm sure you'd like a lot of Bulgarian music, Bartok, the rock band Beirut, Klezmer. Not that you won't like Piazzola also, because he is a badass.
posted by Lutoslawski at 3:39 PM on November 15, 2009

Sounds awfully like the circling part of the troika.
posted by nonane at 4:56 AM on November 16, 2009

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