Practical Senses

Practical Senses band formed in 2009 in Ukraine. Encompasses various genres such as coldwave, electro, post-punk, synth-pop

The history of the band dates back to 2009, when Yuriy Baygush (at that time a member of the band Soundform) became acquainted with another musician — Olexandr Mylnikov. The main topics of their interest were keyboards and musician equipment. At the beginning of 2009 they created the first demo-record “Harpsichord and noise of the Marine Waves”, using chiefly vintage analog synthesizers and drum-machines. Musical cooperation was maintained through the internet and rare joint rehersals, as the musicians were separated from each other by the distance of 450 kilometers.

At the same time, Practical Senses and the band Soundform recordered together cover-version of the songs “Corridor of Choristers”, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Ukrainian band “Scriabin”, and “Cold Solitude”, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the band “Mournful Gust”) Both songs were released on the official music albums (collections) of the mentioned bands. The group Practical Senses also wrote background music for a game “”Drug the candy” (Apple iOS game)
The first concert, for which session musicians were also involved, took place in 2010 and the first band’s album was released in 2011.
In 2014 an independent German label “Aldi-punk” became interested in the band and released it’s second album «Songs cycle about the decisive king» with a limited edition of cassetes. The album consisted of songs in English and Ukrainian and was sold and distributed mainly in the countries through Europe. After this, due to the recording of a new album and restructuring of the band “Practical Senses” worked temporarily only in the studio. In 2017 Practical Senses released a new album which was it’s third and entirely Ukrainian-language album. The lyrics of the songs were poems of Ukrainian writers including I. Franko, O. Bilash, M. Vingranovsky and others.

25.12.2010 Kryviy Rig, "Paradox” club / «Electronic music evening»
21.10.2012 Kryviy Rig, «Madisan» club / «PickUp, Girlish Party, Branch Root»
09.02.2013 Kryviy Rig, «Stroitel» club (Voxhall) / «Evening of the live music»
23.03.2013 Kyiv, «Underground music hall» / Big meeting 2 (spring)
05.04.2013 Kryviy Rig, «Stroitel» club / ROCK alternative concert
10.04.2014 Kyiv, «Painthouse» Art Space
03.06.2018 Zalishiky, "Dnistrovi zori" festival
24.08.2018 Zalishiky, Independence Day concert

Present members:
Yuriy Baygush — vocal, electric guitar, synthesizer, drum machine, clarinet, lyric
Nadiyka Baygush — vocal, synthesizer, lyrics, cover design
Past members:
Olexandr Mylnikov — synthesizer, vocal, lyrics
Roman Gaman (Royalcat) — guitar, vocal, lyrics, fretless bass
Vladislav Shahin (Mournful Gust) — vocal, lyrics
Dmitro Zemnickiy (Soundform) — bass-guitar
Stas Gorodnichenko (Soundform) — drums, percussion

2010 Mournful Gust ‎– She's My Grief …Decade
2010 Tribute To Scryabin — 20 years of loneliness: volume one
2011 «Nuts&Bolts» (Audio-CD, Ukraine, «Rostok Media»)
2014 «Songs cycle about the decisive king» (cassette tape, Germany, «Aldi-punk» Kirchlengern)
2017 «Practical Senses» (Audio-CD, Ukraine)



SCS002 Practical Senses - Nuts & Bolts album art Practical Senses Nuts & Bolts(CD-ROM, Album, Promo) Silent Crab Studio SCS002 Ukraine 2011 Sell This Version
AP097 Practical Senses - Збірка Пісень Про Рішучого Короля (Songs Cycle About The Decisive King)  album art Practical Senses Збірка Пісень Про Рішучого Короля (Songs Cycle About The Decisive King) (Cass, Album) Aldi-Punk AP097 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
SCS003 Practical Senses - Практичні Почуття album art Practical Senses Практичні Почуття(CD-ROM, Album) Silent Crab Studio SCS003 Ukraine 2017 Sell This Version