Wish tree: four new jazz albums
Whatever you say, today jazz is the most creative, modern, free and therefore interesting music of all styles. And this is the only genre in which Russian musicians perform in…

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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…

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Spring, love, dance: four new jazz albums
For some mysterious reason, Russian jazz albums come out in waves. Moreover, it is clear that domestic labels (how many of them are there — two or four?) there is…

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Monthly Archives: September 2018

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

“Music is a single language of the world”: interview with Mikhail Mamonov, owner of SmartAudio Studio

SmartAudio Recording Lab is a modern, professional recording Studio based in Kirov and consciously focused on working with analog. About this and not only in an interview with the founder and ideologist of the project Mikhail Mamonov.

“SmartAudio Recording Lab is a modern media center with perfect silence. We built a recording Studio in a picturesque suburban village far from the hustle and bustle, where there are no airports, industrial enterprises and highways, — Mikhail Mamonov begins the conversation. — But not only that, because without the Imlight project, the Studio would not have happened.”For about 30 years, almost since the company was founded, Mikhail Mamonov has been managing one of the Imlight divisions. Continue reading

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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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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Canned food and clones, or Where is the new classic
They say: they don't argue about tastes. To be honest, I never understood the meaning of this expression. How can you argue about tastes? "My taste is better"? "The taste…

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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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