50 years of sound over silence: "modern music Publishing" by ECM Records
50 years ago, in November 1969, the first album of the ECM Records label — "Edition of Contemporary Music" - was recorded in Studio Bauer in Bavaria. A long time…

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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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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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“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” – declension with a zero ending. Women’s surnames do not incline to the consonant. And Billie, this one, Ailish, is female. Just so that it doesn’t appear in the first comment — “who is this?”. Audience stereo.ru very likes to flaunt ignorance of modern pop stars.
By the way, I’m not a fan of modern hits either. For 20 years I wrote about music, everything in General, except the classics, so as soon as it became possible not to follow the current musical situation, I immediately gave up on this business — and began to listen almost exclusively to classics, jazz and some Suede. 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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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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Music video: five new recordings of the classics
There is, perhaps, nothing more depressing than a textbook work played stupidly on the notes with only one concern — not to mess up. As there is nothing more dreary…

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Live season: five new jazz albums
It has always been assumed that summer is the dead season in the record usinessb. All high-profile / significant releases are traditionally planned for the beginning of autumn,and then-for the…

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