Biblioteka Prospero project came to life in city Nova Kahovka, Ukraine in 1999 and since then have been realizing itself in various musical trends. The project name originated in Peter Greenaway “Walk Through Prospero’s Library” and “Prospero’s Books” inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”.

Biblioteka Prospero’s recordings and live performances differ in composition/selection of musical instruments/sound/verbal delivery.

Nowadays the group plays in psychedelic trends of 60-70th (kraut-rock, art-rock, RIO, experiments with analogue synths, atonal and folk music). Some musical methods refer to minimalistic and academic music as well.

The group delights in acoustic and electronic noise experiments, using rare and home-made/modified/unusual instruments, non-musical objects, field recordings etc. Lyrics (on Russian only) are of great importance as well. It is an open project, every new work of which presumes involving various musicians.


Yuriy Samson: lyrics, vocal, acoustic guitar, flute.
Maxim Zakharov: flutes, saxophone-tenor, percussion, acoustic guitar.
Dmitry Lyapisa: piano, percussion, acoustic guitar, analogue synthesizer, tuba, voices.
Victor Antonchik: saxophone-baritone, trumpet, zink.
Edward Sol: noises, effects, processing, bass, acoustic guitar, percussion, analogue synth.

QPOP CD010 Biblioteka Prospero - Lonely Happiness Volume 1. Contemporary Underground Scene Of Ukraine  album art Various Слово І (Mnimoe's Sorrow Remix) | Poem I (Mnimoe's Sorrow Remix) (as Бібліотека Просперо) and 1 more… Various - Lonely Happiness Volume 1. Contemporary Underground Scene Of Ukraine (CDr, Comp, Ltd) Quasi Pop Records QPOP CD010 Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
FDCD 20, nhcd 02 Biblioteka Prospero - ...It Just Is (In Memoriam: Jhonn Balance) album art Various Heartworms Various - ...It Just Is (In Memoriam: Jhonn Balance)(2xCD, Comp) Fulldozer Records, Nocharizma FDCD 20, nhcd 02 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
QPOP CD040 Biblioteka Prospero - Million Ways To Spend Your Time album art Various V Pleske Lezviy Various - Million Ways To Spend Your Time(CD, Comp, Ltd) Quasi Pop Records QPOP CD040 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version
CW002 Biblioteka Prospero - Четверг... Полночь... Атмосфера album art Various Тайны Излом (as Библиотека Просперо) Various - Четверг... Полночь... Атмосфера(CD, Comp) CardioWave CW002 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version