Alternosfera is an alternative rock band from Chisinau, The Republic of Moldova
The band began its activity on December 13, 1998. Their first concert was on November 1999 in Chisinau. In 2001 the band did their recordings in Chisinau followed by more demo recordings in Romania.
Both the lineup and musical direction have changed over time, as the band reached maturity and developed their own approach to alternative rock, with the keyboards "carrying" the entire tune. Their lyrics are most often about love, but also have social and political connotations. Alternosfera sound is unique on the Moldovan market at the moment, their influences varying from 80's motifs to the Seattle alternative rock of the '90s.The band stands on strong position in the Moldovan show-business and has a big number of funs.
The members of the group are Marcel Bostan (vocals and lyrics), Marin Nicoara (guitar), Vitalie Chian (keyboards), Vlad Hohlov (drums) and Dumitru Costin (bass).
Alternosfera have performed on most of Chişinău's stages, taking part in the most important rock festivals in Moldova and always well received by the public. Recently (2005) they performed in the Tuborg festival in Bucharest.
Like most Moldovans, the band members speak Romanian as their native language, except Vlad Hohlov, who is a native Russian speaker.