Nineties without Linden: seven great forgotten songs
The initiators of the Alice in Chains grunge will come to Moscow in the summer. The band recorded the first exemplary album of this style "Facelift", and in 1992 AIC…

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Conditional Bach: four new albums of academic music
Little-known composers, significant composers and  play Bach "as it should be", according to the notes. This is the catch of June. It is gratifying when musicians fearlessly change their roles.…

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In dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of the intoxicating spirit of renewal. And it happens every year. And, thank God, for more than a hundred years, new jazz albums have been released at…

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Faith No More “The Real Thing”: a thing for all time

After a long pause, the band Faith No More reunited to record “Sol Invitus”, but this year we would like to celebrate the anniversary of the most punchy album of FHM — “The Real Thing”. Both works, with a break of 30 years, were produced by Matt Wallace. Let’s talk about the sound of one of the most influential alternative metal bands.

In 1989, Matt Wallace already had experience with Faith No More, but was never completely happy with the result of recording due to the rather meager equipment. Friends brought him popular records as examples, of which Matt liked the work of Hugh Padham and Steve Lillywhite the most. But it was not so easy to repeat the success of cool mainstream sound artists when your prices are 12 dollars per hour, and only an 8 — track recorder and a spring reverb are available.He was not happy after finishing work on “The Real Thing”. Continue reading

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…

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Summing up: Russian jazz in 2018
It is difficult to divide music into years, especially to sum up some results for a certain period of time. Music is too Grand to be measured in days, even…

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On the rage of the day: four new jazz albums
Jazzmen-in principle, people are not indifferent to everything in life (and to what will happen after it). Otherwise, they are not jazz musicians. That, however, does not prevent them from…

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Jazz together: six bright duet albums
Jazz is an abundant genre. Lush orchestras, lengthy improvisations, dueling soloists, a meandering rhythm section, and so on. But not always the more the better. When jazzmen consciously limit themselves,…

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