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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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…

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Drummer on the hunt: five albums of drummers-leaders according to professionals
Most of the musicians ' jokes are about drummers and bassists. The rhythm section is an eternal source for exercises in homegrown humor. Themselves they-guys, typically, silent and calm (although…

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Monthly Archives: June 2018

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

We have heard and know: to whom, why and how Russian tribute bands pay their respects

The time is now: endless animation, cloning and copying of rock dinosaurs of all breeds. The thesis, of course, is banal and has been repeated many times, including by me — but what can I do?

After all, it is true: the season does not pass, so that “copyists”do not come to our region. Yes, and our already nasobachili to do tribute programs on a serious level-remember at least the recent concert of the Moscow Beatles tribute Beatlove with the Symphony orchestra in the “Crocus”.The tribute movement is reaching a serious level. Old rock — new classic? This is also not a new thesis, and I have also repeatedly “voiced” it, as they say now. Continue reading

I can't say goodbye: classic rock is popular again, but it doesn't make me happy
In the UK, the reissue of the Beatles ' "Abbey Road" album topped the national charts in early autumn. And now interest in this chic box with a lot of…

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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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Ides of March: 6 new classical music albums
Classics don't die because they are played all the time. And they play it because it is a classic. Iron logic. But in fact, each generation finds something of its…

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John Schofield: "a Good sound engineer should be a very musical person himself»
John Schofield is coming to Russia soon. And this, perhaps, says it all. Run for tickets. You don't have to explain anything. But still, I will explain why and why…

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