Seventeen promising DJs, performers, and producers from Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia come together in order to improve the general atmosphere of collaboration. A common worldview transpires.
Several electronic publications look back on a fledgling, post-Soviet internet with nostalgia. The sounds and graphic art of the 1990s recall a time when kinder, more inclusive networks might replace ideology.
Four very different recordings from Russia and Latvia ponder the meaning of a "provincial" location. Some of them fall to black humor or despair; others, however, discover rare comfort in romance.
Electronic works from St. Petersburg, Izhevsk, and Moscow play upon themes of improvisation, accident, and chance. The more that logic is removed from stagecraft, the greater the likelihood of revelation.
A series of Russian and Estonian electronic recordings this week are dedicated to the appeal of a distant, "absent" youth. That same distance from adulthood can, however, become anonymity.
Four electronic recordings focus this week upon the likelihood of daydreaming. Drawing upon children's literature and revolutionary history, they ponder the gap between fact and fiction.
Understated material from St. Petersburg, Rostov-na-Donu, Kiev, Dnipropetrovsk, and Tallinn all speaks to the enduring significance of whatever operates beyond the purview of a dictionary.
The problems of an ailing music industry are considered by several young projects. The solution to a depressing social realm comes in treating music as a tool of self-improvement.
New Siberian releases suggest that the five senses are a poor guide to reality. Beneath a veneer of orderliness lie countless, invisible phenomena. Those unnerving ideas travel all the way to Petrozavodsk...
Four recordings from Kiev, Grodno, Moscow, and Samara speak with fondness about life's simple joys. Divorcing "immaterial" happiness from daily hassles, though, proves to be a considerable challenge.