Camera obscura: four new albums with classics
Let's talk about the chamber genre. A trio, a Quartet, a quintet-that's it. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty to this field: the canonical Shostakovich quintet, Eugene…

Continue reading →

Listen to video game soundtracks while you work
As I write this text, I can hear the sound of triumphant pipes mingling with the rhythmic notes of violins. You know, if you read my article, turn on this…

Continue reading →

Freaking out in earnest: interview with Carlos Beneto Grau of the Spanish Brass quintet
"Rock band from the wind" or a serious circus? The Spanish Brass wind quintet from Barcelona performed at the international music festival in Yaroslavl. Spanish macho virtuosos first appeared in…

Continue reading →

about professional

A new decade: what will happen to the rock musicians and their fans

Over the past 5 years, the industry has managed to “bury” and “resurrect” rock music and guitar several times. It was different. We were told that rock and roll was a thing of the past, and then we found out that it was still a long way from being forgotten. Researchers have learned that rock musicians live less than others, but at the same time proved that the most brutal styles of music are harmless. Statisticians told us that rock is still at the peak of popularity among vinyl users, and Chinese scientists have determined that rock music is dangerous for drivers…

In General, despite some bold statements, the genre is still interesting, discussed and quite alive. What can we expect from the rock industry in 2020 and in General in the coming years? Let’s try to look into the future. Continue reading

Musical anhedonia, or Not everyone likes music [translation]
To the sides of both unmanned spacecraft with the same name "Voyager" (eng. Voyager), launched in 1977, are attached identical round aluminum boxes with gold-plated disks on which images are…

...

Blues for a better life: five bluesmen for the advanced listener
Dom Martin, a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Belfast, Ireland, talks about the essence of Blues and non — obvious masterpieces. In the summer, Dom Martin, a well — known…

...

Icons, hermits, geniuses: the best jazz releases of winter 2020
As they say, spring has come into its own. And if we continue with cliches, the incredibly warm winter has melted the hearts, souls, and minds of jazz musicians... and…

...

Il Gardellino Baroque ensemble: "We never record in studios»
Baroque-the new rock and roll? You could say that! Let this music is already half a thousand years old — what difference does it make if it still rocks the…

...