ALBUMS AND COMPILATIONS

The Mechanical ballet dancer (2009)
The fact that U.L.A project was transformed into another album should come as no surprise. Throughout their life Shmel and Lyos created different projects which gradually became their albums. There is nothing strange about it, because the authors of the music and lyrics remained the same: Shmel and Lyos. Thus it was considered to be a new concert program which will include the new songs as well as the old ones. The album is released through Gravitator Records and it comprises tracks from the initially planned The Sky is against us, which was recorded by Shmel and Les on their own. It also contains new songs, recorded with Ksiron and Grizzly.

 

The Moscow fair of pleasures (2009)
The album was recorded by Shmel and Lyos on their own during New Year holidays. It was released through Dizzaster.

The Toffee-tasting fears (half acoustic, 2008)

The album was not officially released.

The Cats grudge (2007)
The album was released through Dizzaster. The line up for this album:
Lyos vocals, music, arrangement
Shmel vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, keyboards, arrangement
Bazilio guitars
Ivan Timoshenko guitars
It also includes 2 bonus tracks taken from Shmel and Less side projects, a music video and photos.

I will return to you (2006)
This is a live presentation album which includes live versions of the previously recorded tracks, played at many gigs, well-known and loved by our fans. This time these tracks appear in a higher sound quality, which will bring pleasure to your ears and your heart! Apart from these tracks the album includes new songs and bonus tracks from the side project Dramatics.

The Button Lyos and Shmels solo album
The album was released through Moroz Records. It was initially supposed to be acoustic, but during the recording process the album concept was changed. It also included the songs of the side project Lyolya and Shmel. It is essential to point out that Alan Waters took part in the work on the album and in the creation of most songs, which enables us to consider this album another miracle born of the cooperation between the magnificent musician and Shmely. It is their joint album.

Eight women on the rainbow (2005)
Line up for this album:
Lyos vocals, choral parts, arrangement
Shmel vocals, bass, keyboards, drums, acoustic guitar, arrangement
Alan Waters guitars, synths, mixing, mastering
The album also features guest appearances by:
Ivan Timoshenko guitars, acoustic guitar, arrangement
Dos violin
Pavel Shuvaev acoustic guitar
Aleksey Ermakov vocals mixing
The album was recorded at AW and TENIP studios.

MP3 Compilation (2006)

MP3 Compilation (2005)
It is the second Shmelys official MP3 compilation. It comprises the following albums: The Ice (2005), The Hearts shadow (2004), The Reversed image of space, new mix (2002), The Aggressive calm (2002), SHMangover compilation (2000-2002), The Old compilation (1999-2001), which comprised songs of the early years, most of them sung in Ukrainian.

The Ice (2005)
Line up for this album:
Lyos (Lyolya) vocals, music
Shmel (Alexander) vocals, bass, music, lyrics
Ross (Rostislav) keyboards, synths, backing vocals
Bazilio (Igor) guitars, backing vocals
Martin (Andrey) drums
The album was recorded at Shmely Recordings studio and at TENIP studio ( 095 9637149). Ross Sherbatko did mixing and mastering. The album features guest appearances by Aleksey Ermakov (recording of some vocal parts and 2 songs), Valentina Kozlova (balalaika), Oleg Turigin (guitars) and Aleksey Kazantsev (guitars, bass, recording).

The Hearts shadow (2004)
Line up for this album:
Lyos (Lyolya) vocals, music
Shmel (Alexander) vocals, bass, music, lyrics
Ross (Rostislav) keyboards, synths, backing vocals
Lars (Yura) drums
The song Only for her is devoted to Nikolay Bikov, an untimely deceased musician and all the others who passed away.
The album was recorded, engineered and mixed by Ross at Shmely Records studio from November 2003 to March 2004. Some vocal parts were recorded at TENIP studio by A. Ermakov. The preliminary recording of several tracks was carried our at AW studio.
Violin by Mariana Piskareva (Dos).

The Craving (2004)
It is an unplanned album with a circulation of 100 copies.
The album was recorded at SkanDall studio in Rovno, the Ukraine in 2004.
This CD contains different kind of songs: the early songs, the drinking songs, the new versions of the previously released ones and the brand new ones.
Music and lyrics by Shmel
Vocals by Lyolya and Shmel
All the other instruments by Aleksey Kazantsev
The album includes a bonus: 2 tracks from the side project Lyolya and Shmel The Megalopolis and The Waltz of the loving waves.

Stop the humanity (2003) a side project of Shmel and Alan Waters
Antivirus
Line up for this album:
Shmel vocals, music, lyrics
Alan Waters arrangement, guitars
The album includes a bonus: 2 tracks of the band Grader which feature a guest appearance by Lyos.
The album was recorded at AW studio.

The Aggressive calm (2002)
Line up for this album:
Lyos vocals
Shmel vocals, bass
Ross - keyboards
Ivan guitars
Sova (Owl) guitars
Martin drums
The album is a kind of transition to another brand new album and apart from the new songs it contains 3 old songs dated 1999 which have never been released in Moscow before. It also includes a couple of remixed versions of the tracks taken from Reversed image of space. These tracks were remixed by Ross. Apart from this stuff you can find here the new versions of the songs from the album Carving on the soul (Shreds).
The album was recorded at Shmely Records.

The Reversed image of space (2002)
Line up for this album:
Lyos vocals
Shmel vocals, bass, music, lyrics
Ross keyboards
Ivan guitars
Sova guitars
Martin drums
The album was recorded and mixed at AW studio in 2002 and released by Misteria (Mystery) studio in 2003. Some of the vocal parts were recorded at TENIP studio. Vocals on the song The Original sin were recorded at Max Axes.

SHMangover compilation (2002)
This is a compilation of Shmel and Less songs with a different line up.
It was released through Moroz Records in September 2002.
It contains songs dated 2000-2002.
Apart from Les and Shmel, some other musicians took part in the album recording: Sova, Ross, Ivan, A. Waters, Max (Goner) and A. Kazantsev.

The Bag is full compilation (1998-1999)
This album was released in 2003 through GM Records. It contains songs from the following albums: The Body, Shitty books (acoustic), The Blizzard, The Bomb in the sanctuary (acoustic), The Relics, The Stripped princess.

Albums released only on cassettes:

Carving on the soul (Shreds) a side project/joint album of Shmely and Tetraider (Tetrahedron) (2001)
The Spasms of rock (2001)
The Organism (2002)
Screw the sky compilation (2000)
The Relics
The Bomb in the sanctuary (2000)
The Stripped princess (2000)
The Vulcanization of souls (1999)
The Malijoyful tumour (1999)
The Noose of Temptation
Shitty books (1998)
The Blizzard (1998)
The Body (1998)
The Trotyl tales (1998)

DVD, Live, videos, interview by Shmely, Dramatics, U.L.A (2009).

DVD, compilation of music videos. Released through Yaros Film. It comprises music videos, clips shooting videos and tour videos of Shmely.

DVD, Live ( Moscow March 17th 2007) + music videos

DVD The Breath of the forgotten world(1999-2006). It contains 16 music videos shot from 1999 to 2006 and also some funny mishaps, which occurred during the shooting of some videos. Released through Moroz Records in 2006.

A video compilation on VHS (2000-2004). Released through GM Records in 2004.