Deep Purple does not inspire us, but Placebo - yes! Interview with Jack Action
“Rising of a supernova” - this is the translation of the name of the new album of Jack Action, which has become not only new, but also prophetic. Since May…

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Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines
Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released. Kevin Perry looked behind the screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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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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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.
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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

Mercury Prize Winners - Where Are They Now?
The Mercury Prize '2015 was awarded in London on November 20, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the…

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The calm before the storm: an interview with Florence Welch
After the magnificent theatricality of “Ceremonials”, the third Florence + The Machine album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” seems very restrained and personal. Florence Welch told Emily Mackay how…

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100 albums that celebrate the anniversary in 2015
An anniversary is always a holiday, and a holiday is double for an album, because many works may be reprinted in special formats with previously unknown material. Of course, all…

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We are inspired by life itself. Interview with the Magellanic Cloud Group
The Moscow group Magellanic Cloud formed in the winter of 2010 from particles of diverse creative and musical matter. Creativity "Magellanic Cloud" is folk rock with a pronounced melodic component…

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