Glasnost


She lived in Greece, he lived in Argentina. The band started in 2004 thanks to Community-A NewOrderOnline Tribute To New Order. They met there and started chatting about making a virtual band through the internet. Their first song was New Order's Crystal that was mixed by Chris Bentley and edited on the CommunityEP under the name of Nemesis. Later on they started making their own tracks and played together live on August 6th of that same year on the Community Launch Party in Buenos Aires, Argentina. That was the first step to realize they had something good going on. On 2005 they changed the name to Glasnost and continued developing their own material through FTP.

In 2006 they participated on the second edition of Community contest with a version of New Order's Turn and ended up in 2nd place between 102 bands. This album was edited later that year with the addition of “Les Artistes de la Communauté”, a compilation of own songs made by the winners that featured Glasnost's False.

They played live one more time on February 7th 2008 at La Brasserie in Heraklion, Greece. This time they had Labster Project's invaluable help on keyboards and programming and played a full 17-track setlist including own material and cover versions of Primal Scream's Miss Lucifer, New Order's Paradise, The Velvet Underground's Femme Fatale, PJ Harvey's Big Exit and Labster Project's Ki Omos Eimai Edo.

After that they focused on releasing their first album so they started recording and producing all the songs they wrote through all those early years. "Mirror" is a collection of 11 songs that show the band's taste for electronic music, 80's new wave and indie rock, blending dance beats with guitars in a unique way. The album has a complex mix of sounds, with dark ballads, pop melodies, rock attitude and meaningful lyrics. Sophia's precise vocals move into the music soundscapes bringing a variety of emotions to Alejo's compositions. "Mirror" can make you dance, thrill, think or chill making your listening an experience to remember.

In 2013 Alejo, with the help of Maru Pardo Saguier on vocals and Julián Bauzá on keyboards, opened up as Glasnost for the italian band The Frozen Autumn at The Roxy, Buenos Aires.

During 2014 they also released "Mirror Remixes", a free download EP with remixes of the songs "Alors" and "Nuštar", by international artists such as Dave Algeo (Flight), Looperfunk, Chris Bentley, Julián Bauzá & Patrick Mills (LastraX) and Hernán Casella (Automne/Dossiers Secrets).

Later on Sophia decided to leave the band and Alejo continued producing and recording Glasnost's second album "Maelstrom", which features songs written as a duo and new material. "Maelstrom" was released in August 2019 and sounds darker and rockier than "Mirror", more mature and thoughtful. Alejo plays all instruments and sings, which brings a new twist to the classic sound of the band.