Parus is a psychedelic trance music project
of twin brothers Mark and Valentin Tarasov that was born in
the summer of 2000. This is their story…
While growing up in Riga, the capital city
of Latvia, Valentin Tarasov was attending musical school,
learning piano, Mark was learning guitar.
After the break-up of the Soviet Union, they moved to California,
where in 1996 together with their older brother Eugene they
formed a Russian rock band called Still Night, with Valentin
on the keyboard and Mark playing the bass guitar. Soon after,
they were introduced to trance music and the idea of Parus
It began with turntables in a Palo Alto
apartment, evolving into a semi-professional studio in the
garage of their house. By September of 2000, they were writing
their own tracks as project Parus took sail.
Parus has performed on numerous stages in America, Portugal and Japan,
including the amazing performances at the Boom Festival in Portugal, Burning Man Festival and
the annual LoveFest in San Francisco.
There is also a rumor that their debut album is coming on AuraQuake soon :-)