Melody of the Universe: how the Soviet "father of electronics" created a cosmic musical instrument
This, without exaggeration, unique musical unit could not be attributed to any type of instrument. Moreover, the melody that he plays after a couple of mysterious passes with his hands…

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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…

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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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Madonna’s discography as a mirror of digital recording evolution

Madonna’s first albums coincided with the distribution of CDs on the market and her subsequent works clearly show how priorities changed in recording. Let’s look at them in more detail.

On June 14, Madonna released her 14th album, “Madame X”. In school essays firmly settled word form — “in the novel reflected” and then clerical La-La from someone else’s essay. More adult writers at this point embark on discussions about the many faces of the pop diva, her works and other merits. Well what can I say, the woman-the beauty, the Pantheon of gods, where are we, and where is she? So we’ll take a parallel path.To date, Hi-Res editions have only touched five releases from Madonna’s discography. Continue reading

A place in the sun: five albums with a non-trivial interpretation of jazz and classical music
The American Kronos Quartet — one of the most famous chamber groups-released an album with new works by Terry Riley, one of the fathers of American minimalism. Nothing special: they…

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Unknown about Miles and more
"The critics were still not up to me, but my albums were in demand. This was evident, if only because around this time Bob Weinstock, on Prestige, gave me $…

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Tales for adults: four new albums with unexpected genres
By January, many artists are preparing either albums of new year's songs, or something very special that may not work without the festive hype. So, both the final of the…

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Historical paintings: new albums of classics
Operatic thrillers and self-absorbed chamber works. Historical records and the latest versions of netlens. Beethoven's Anniversary. This is an interesting climate in the academic recording of the winter-spring of this…

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