Rory Gallagher: Bluesman from the Green Island
There is no place on the planet where rock music is more exposed to blues than in the UK. Two Irish had the greatest influence on her. The two first…

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Muted attention-grabbing. Interview with Jose Gonzalez
A velvet voice, complemented by a filigree guitar playing, sounding on several albums. Swedish singer Jose González seems to be an artist who cares little about the attention of the…

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The Holy Bible. Richie Edwards Legacy
February 1, 2015 marks exactly 20 years since the day when Richie Edwards checked out of his room at the London Embassy Hotel and disappeared without a trace, right before…

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We must try to distinguish good performers from bad ones. Interview with Selfieman

Selfieman is a new project of multi-instrumentalist Nikolai Stravinsky, a member of such groups as Cockroaches !, Missiles from Russia and Fairy Dragee.

Selfieman’s debut album, consisting of 8 tracks, was recorded in February-August 2014 at studios in Dusseldorf and Moscow, and was called “Transparent Things”. The uniqueness of the album lies in the fact that Nikolai is not only the author of the music of all the material, but also the performer of all musical and vocal parts.

The presentation of the disc took place in Moscow and St. Petersburg in November 2014 with the participation of Evgeny Ryakhovsky and Sergey Kivin from the Animal DzhaZ group, as well as Alexey Continue reading

The beatles. All will pass…

Primary Therapy music, bagpipe anthems, themes from Bondiana, Traveling Wilburys and Kanye West. After the collapse of The Beatles, John, Paul, George, and even Ringo did not lose their creative fervor.
John
Even before The Beatles collapsed, John Lennon worked with Yoko Ono, releasing three controversial albums, and performing together at concerts. In the 1970s, the Plastic Ono Band released an album “couple”: one with material from John and the other with Yoko. After the “primary therapy” with Dr. Arthur Yanov (psychotherapy, during the sessions of which clients recall the traumatic events of early childhood and the therapist encourages them to “physically” relive early resentments and wounds – ed.), John made a very personal album full of bitter moments in life, such as comments on the topic of politics (“Working Class Hero”) and worries about the death of the mother (“Mother”, “My Mummy’s Dead”). Among the catalog of cultural and spiritual Continue reading

Radiohead: Where do we go next?

In connection with the 20th anniversary of the album “The Bends” John Harris recalls the difficult story of the creation of Radiohead’s masterpiece.
It was February 1994, and Radiohead had two minor problems: Britain and America. Oasis was quite successful in their homeland, and their Blur label mates were preparing to release Parklife. What we now know as Brit pop was gaining momentum at that time, and the five outsiders of the indie rock from Oxford had no idea what to do with all this.

“I was overwhelmed with paranoia,” Tom York later recalled. “Blur decided to be mods, we had to become something else. But I just couldn’t figure out what.” Continue reading

Paul Weller: In Paul We Trust
Sunset The Jam during the commercial zenith, the total debacle of The Style Council, returning to the scene as a nostalgic rocker with recent albums as charmingly chaotic as the…

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A little talk about love. Interview with Father John Misty
For many years, Joshua Tilman writes songs: for a while he was a drummer of Fleet Foxes, and after that he recorded 2 albums as Father John Misty. Due to…

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I am a very happy person. Interview with Noel Gallagher
Actually, we wanted to write about the “asshole from the working class,” but the quote above is more shocking. After the meeting of Daniel Koch with the musician, the realization…

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I am a very happy person. Interview with Noel Gallagher
Actually, we wanted to write about the “asshole from the working class,” but the quote above is more shocking. After the meeting of Daniel Koch with the musician, the realization…

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