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.…

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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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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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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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 no collusion, just as there is no promotion strategy. You look for these same Russians on the CD in the daytime with fire, then suddenly-the shaft.

Here in may, it turned out like this. And it is gratifying to see that our people are trying to do something sharp, fresh, attractive and breaking out of the usual jazz framework. Sometimes it turns out almost pop music made by jazzmen. Continue reading

Genesis of sound and music carrier: Ummagma group reveals the cards

Summarizing the sound quality of the audio system, often our listeners are forced to guess and speculate what, in fact, “the artist wanted to say” on a particular phonogram. Today we have a unique opportunity. Meet-indie Duo Ummagma will tell you first-hand how music is created and an album is recorded.

Reference: Ummagma is Alexander Kretov and Shona McLarnon. In the project, Alexander is responsible for the iron, and Shona sings. In addition, McLarnon is responsible for a small but lively Agency, Shameless Promotion, which helps with PR for many musicians, including indie veterans like Christina Hersh or Stephen Laurie. The couple now lives in Peterborough, Canada, and has a child. On June 21, Ummagma will release the next work “Compass”. 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…

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"As if he doesn't do anything": about the Billy Ailish phenomenon
Why should serious adult music fans respect an eighteen-year-old American pop star? Sort out. Not a day goes by without news of Billy Irish. Yes, it is Ailish: "who-what" -…

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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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1/2 Orchestra: "sound Engineers, treat wind instruments correctly, learn to record them»
At one of the presentations of the Schiit technique, I included a couple of tracks from the long-familiar Moscow brass band 1/2 Orchestra, and the audience was surprised at how…

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