Far from Moscow http://www.farfrommoscow.com/ "Far from Moscow" is a resource designed to promote, catalog, and consider new music from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, together with the Baltic nations (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia). In total, that's eleven time zones! en-us Time to Listen: Information Ghetto, Lay-Far, Low Orbit Satellite & Tikriaeht <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/information-ghetto-lay-far-low-orbit-satellite-and-tikriaeht.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/information-ghetto-lay-far-low-orbit-satellite-and-tikriaeht.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four dance floor publications from Moscow, Krasnodar, Tula and––eventually––Syktyvkar are dedicated to difference. They consider the risks inherent in novelty. Sun, 22 May 2016 15:21:51 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/information-ghetto-lay-far-low-orbit-satellite-and-tikriaeht.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/information-ghetto-lay-far-low-orbit-satellite-and-tikriaeht.html Sense and Sensibility: Slackers, Red Deer, Ned Hoper & Zhenya Kukoverov <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/slackers-red-deer-ned-hoper-and-zhenya-kukoverov.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/slackers-red-deer-ned-hoper-and-zhenya-kukoverov.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As Russia struggles with economic disarray, four rock recordings across the country ponder the role of songwriting as an alternative expression of "law and order." Wed, 18 May 2016 14:55:59 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/slackers-red-deer-ned-hoper-and-zhenya-kukoverov.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/slackers-red-deer-ned-hoper-and-zhenya-kukoverov.html Either Faith or Good Works: Ales Tsurko, AY, Equinox Flower, and Chitoon <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ales-tsurko-ay-equinox-flower-and-chitoon.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ales-tsurko-ay-equinox-flower-and-chitoon.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New electronic and electroacoustic recordings from Russia and Belarus speak in doubting terms about the near future. Should one turn to faith––or good deeds? Mon, 16 May 2016 16:51:41 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ales-tsurko-ay-equinox-flower-and-chitoon.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ales-tsurko-ay-equinox-flower-and-chitoon.html Just One Letter: Kobra, Awlnight, Sasha Vinogradova, Mariqa & Armanjazz <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kobra-awlnight-sasha-vinogradova-mariqa-armanjazz.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/kobra-awlnight-sasha-vinogradova-mariqa-armanjazz.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A series of new publications from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and provincial Belarus all give thought to the slimmest of differences between matters "cosmic and comic." Thu, 12 May 2016 15:41:34 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kobra-awlnight-sasha-vinogradova-mariqa-armanjazz.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kobra-awlnight-sasha-vinogradova-mariqa-armanjazz.html Nowhere to Play: Glintshake, WLVS, Mooncake, & Show Me a Dinosaur <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/glintshake-wlvs-mooncake-and-show-me-a-dinosaur.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/glintshake-wlvs-mooncake-and-show-me-a-dinosaur.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As socioeconomic realia impinge more and more upon private experience, the call for both difference and dignified dreaming sounds louder. Sun, 08 May 2016 14:41:15 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/glintshake-wlvs-mooncake-and-show-me-a-dinosaur.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/glintshake-wlvs-mooncake-and-show-me-a-dinosaur.html Quiet Introspection versus Outer Space: Noraus, Feizah, AIST, and Gxitt <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/noraus-feizah-aist-and-gxitt.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/noraus-feizah-aist-and-gxitt.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New instrumental or hypnagogic recordings from Naberezhnye Chelny, Ulan-Ude, Moscow, and Dnipropetrovsk are all dedicated to silence. Dreamers need peace and quiet. Wed, 04 May 2016 14:00:54 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/noraus-feizah-aist-and-gxitt.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/noraus-feizah-aist-and-gxitt.html High-Frequency Pressures: Cream Soda, Mamanet, Naadya, and Filatique <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cream-soda-mamanet-naadya-and-filatique.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/cream-soda-mamanet-naadya-and-filatique.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Using either canonical or peripheral dance-floor sounds, four publications from Russia and Ukraine consider the growing "pressure" of stately intent upon private whim. Mon, 02 May 2016 16:22:54 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cream-soda-mamanet-naadya-and-filatique.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cream-soda-mamanet-naadya-and-filatique.html Improvisation: Artemiev, A. Toymintseva, M. Kutskova, and A. Rostotskaya <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/artemiev-a-toymintseva-m-kutskova-and-a-rostotskaya.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/artemiev-a-toymintseva-m-kutskova-and-a-rostotskaya.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four recent publications from solo artists in both Russian jazz and pop music are dedicated to themes of individual effort––and the related risks thereof. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:06:33 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/artemiev-a-toymintseva-m-kutskova-and-a-rostotskaya.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/artemiev-a-toymintseva-m-kutskova-and-a-rostotskaya.html A Shared Silence: Petlia Pristrastiia, Say My Name, Volchok & Weary Eyes <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/petlia-pristrastiia-say-my-name-volchok-and-weary-eyes.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/petlia-pristrastiia-say-my-name-volchok-and-weary-eyes.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The traditions of Slavic rock are––even today––likely to be associated with wordy, political agendas. Four new recordings, however, pay more attention to silence. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:20:21 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/petlia-pristrastiia-say-my-name-volchok-and-weary-eyes.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/petlia-pristrastiia-say-my-name-volchok-and-weary-eyes.html Rhythmic Designs: Rave Smith, Roma Khleb (RJB), Tony Soprano & Mårble <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/rave-smith-rjb-tony-soprano-and-marble.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/rave-smith-rjb-tony-soprano-and-marble.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Although none of these recordings are dance music in the strictest, most canonical sense, their dalliance with rhythmic escapism and abandon is crucial. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:29:39 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/rave-smith-rjb-tony-soprano-and-marble.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/rave-smith-rjb-tony-soprano-and-marble.html