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…

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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,…

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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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aesthetics and sounds

Songhoy Blues: concerts against musical bans

Jihadists threaten to cut off languages ​​to Malian musicians, but the Songhoy Blues group, wishing to achieve a public outcry, continues to play. Belonging to some people and religion do not play any role for them. They are together to unite the rest.

Songhoy Blues are 5 guys from Mali. Alu, Garba and Umar Toure, as well as Nathaniel Dembele. They came together to use the guitar, bass, drums and vocals to draw the attention of the public to Islamic fanatics and their ban on music.

Background: in 2013, a group of Islamists established a dictatorship in northern Mali in accordance with their interpretation of the Sharia. “Jihadists censor even music,” says vocalist Alu Toure, “threatening Continue reading

Muse’s Chaotic Symmetry: The Origin Of Symmetry Story

It was 2001, and humanity was entering the new millennium with hope and fear. Behind – a century of scientific and technological progress, bloody world wars, space exploration, postmodernism and the formation of popular music. Hundreds of musical genres and currents were born, strengthened, evolved, captured the world, crawled to the sidelines, went into oblivion and resurrected in a few decades.

In the late 90s, rock bands increasingly began to turn their eyes to the past. The Strokes and The White Stripes Americans and The Vines Australians, inspired by the aesthetics and sounds of the 60s and 80s, breathed life into garage rock and paved the way for countless indie bands from the 2000s. In Britain, the popularity of Britpop was gradually declining, and Tom York and his associates hit electronic Continue reading

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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Street freaks: interview with Roshin Murphy
As the voice of Moloko, Roshin Murphy darted from the British club scene to the top of the pop charts in the mid-90s. The performer, with the help of her…

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Street freaks: interview with Roshin Murphy
As the voice of Moloko, Roshin Murphy darted from the British club scene to the top of the pop charts in the mid-90s. The performer, with the help of her…

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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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