Mamay single cover

for Vopli Vidoplyasova

Vopli Vidopliasova is a Ukrainian rock band, was created in 1986.

The single Mamay is not standard for the group. Lyrics in psychedelic style tells the story of a folk spiritual symbol in Ukraine - Cossack Mamay. This character is unusual in that it was created in part by the image of the Buddha brought by the Tatars in the late Middle Ages. But in the song by VV, unlike Buddha, Mamay has an antagonist Babay - a night spirit in Slavic Mythology. This fact is interesting in that it affects people's desire to create polar concepts. I wanted to show the power of life arising from the emergence and collision of these opposites.

Characters are dressed by designers Gareth Pugh and Romeo Hunte.