Hailing from Ukraine, indie singer songwriter Kristina Bardash (Кристина Бардаш) has been performing under the moniker LUNA (ЛУНА) since 2014. Her 80s and 90s influenced minimal beats and grainy VHS videos have earned her a massive social media following and a handful of features in fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
The Kiev-based artist captures the decadent image of post-Soviet underground parties, invoking the image of a fallen diva stuck somewhere between the internet age and the 90′s. Her approach is decidedly lo-fi and her aesthetic is raw and unpolished, not unlike mainstream sensations such as BANKS or Lana del Rey.
With additional production by Alexandr Voloschuk (Саша Волощук), LUNA’s music finds a delicate balance between cold electronic percussion and magnetic Russian-language vocals. Bardash’s fragile deadpan voice is layered and washed in reverb and this ghostly presence takes centre stage against unrelenting minimal beats.