Top 5 most soulful hits of Nautilus Pompilius according to "Fuzz Music" magazine

This article contains favourite hits of the inimitable Nautilus Pompilius...

A selection of the best hits of Nautilus Pompilius according to our magazine

"Nautilus Pompilius is. rock band from Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), which was popular in the second half of the 1980s and in the mid-1990s. Her founders were students of the Sverdlovsk Institute of Architecture Vyacheslav Butusov and Dmitry Umetsky, who formed the band in 1982.

This group differentiated from other bands with its melodic and diverse sound, its sharp and deep lyrics, its romantic and pessimistic moods. It also attracted attention with its titlewhich was taken from the Latin name of the mollusk nautilus. Group experimented with different styles of rock music such as hard rock, new wave, postpunk, gothic rock, art rock, sympho-rock and others.

"Nautilus Pompilius."
"Nautilus Pompilius."

The group was also notable for its authorship: most of the lyrics were written by poet Ilya Kormiltsev, and the music was composed by Vyacheslav Butusov. She touched on different issues in her songs topicssuch as love, death, politics, history, space and others.

Nautilus Pompilius at one of his performances.
Nautilus Pompilius at one of his performances.

The band Nautilus Pompilius. disintegrated in 1997 after a concert in Moscow. This was influenced by various reasons. Firstly, the creative discordVyacheslav Butusov wanted to experiment with sound and style, while Ilya Kormiltsev wanted to preserve the classics of the band. Secondly, personal conflicts: Butusov and Kormiltsev disagreed and stopped being friends, and argued with other musicians. Thirdly, fatigue: the band knew no peace and rest, giving many concerts and recording albums.

The band Nautilus Pompilius performs on stage

Below we will tell you the best Nautilus Pompilius songs.


The band Nautilus Pompilius.
The band Nautilus Pompilius.

One of her own key The band Nautilus recorded the song "Wings" in 1995. This name was also given to albumwhich was released the following year. It caused a scandal, as the radio station Europe Plus had received exclusive the rights to broadcast it. Because of this, other radio stations refused to broadcast the album.

Nautilus Pompilius' song "Wings" was included in the soundtrack of Alexei Balabanov's cult film "Brother."which was released in 1997, two years after the song was recorded.

Film "Brother 2": songs and music (OST "Brother" 2000)
The film "Brother 2"

The film "Brother" opens stagewhere they shoot a video clip for the band Nautilus Pompilius on the background of the song "Wings".

I want to be with you

By the authors of the song "I want to be with you" by Nautilus Pompilius were Vyacheslav Butusov, who composed the music, and Ilya Kormiltsev, who wrote the lyrics. They recorded it in 1987. at Alla Pugacheva's Moscow studio. The song was first performed on 21 June at a concert in Tallinnwhich was later released as the live album "Rise".

Originally Butusov perceived "I Wanna Be With You" as loving a man's confession to a woman. However, a few years later, the vocalist of Nautilus noticed in her as well religious Meaning:

"This is a song of mine that I've long treated purely consumeristically. But suddenly - the composition acquired in my mind a religious, biblical meaning, and now I perform it with a huge enthusiastically".

Ilya Kormiltsev and Vyacheslav Butusov
Ilya Kormiltsev and Vyacheslav Butusov

Vyacheslav Butusov toldthat in the song "I Wanna Be With You" he addresses God in the words of the title. This song is also performed Alexander Ivanov, the band Vintage and the singer Sevara. For many fans it became the main hit of Nautilus Pompilius.


The song went into album "Wings", which became famous thanks to the film "Brat". In this film, Sergei Bodrov was interested in this record.

The album, titled "Wings." was released in January 1996. It is tenth a record by the band. The author of all the songs in it was Vyacheslav Butusov. On third The song "Breath" was placed at the top of the album.

On the bank of a nameless river

It's included on the album "No Man's Land.". Vyacheslav Butusov composed and showed it to the musicians on the guitar. He wanted the song to sound like something tropically and warm.

The recording of the song only took a few hours. It then quickly spread across the country on cassette and vinyl to music lovers.


The song "Beast" was written by Vyacheslav Butusov without the participation of Ilya Kormiltsev and was included in the album "Titanic.". Butusov told me that his inspired the St Petersburg neighbourhood of Southwest, where he lived at the time:

"I was standing on my balcony in the South West, at my place, and I was just looking at all the worthless neighbourhood. They built huge Chinese walls, and they didn't bother to build any infrastructure there at all. Because the pace was so frantic. There, for example, people were walking along neighbouring streets, living in a house, and at the same time. didn't knowwhat is the name of the street that crosses their street twenty metres away. In general, I would say it's a partisan neighbourhood.

He wanted to pass on atmosphere the hopelessness and loneliness he felt there. The song also became part of the soundtrack of Alexei Balabanov's film Brat. In 2016, the band "Meaningful Hallucinations." dedicated her track "Beast 2" to the song.

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