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 Lasting Influences: Glintshake, TSUFA, 5 Vymir, and Bungalow Bums <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/glintshake-tsufa-5-vymir-and-bungalow-bums.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/glintshake-tsufa-5-vymir-and-bungalow-bums.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>From Siberia to Moscow - and even Kiev - a series of new releases admit openly to the influence of Western music from prior decades. A dissatisfaction with the here and now prompts lasting retrospection. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:26 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/glintshake-tsufa-5-vymir-and-bungalow-bums.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/glintshake-tsufa-5-vymir-and-bungalow-bums.html Despite It All: Cooper Phillip, Baikal, D-Pulse, and Grisha Liubit Grusha <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cooper-philip-baikal-d-pulse-and-grisha-liubit-grusha.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/cooper-philip-baikal-d-pulse-and-grisha-liubit-grusha.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Cooper Phillip, as readers of FFM know, is a Los Angeles-based singer of Slavic roots. According to some well-worn stereotypes, Russian pessimism falls away once her career blossoms on a distant shore. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:12:56 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cooper-philip-baikal-d-pulse-and-grisha-liubit-grusha.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cooper-philip-baikal-d-pulse-and-grisha-liubit-grusha.html Four Labors of Love: Komba Bakkh, Napo, La Vtornik, and Uplotnenie <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/komba-bakkh-la-vtornik-and-uplotnenie.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/cheise-napo-la-vtornik-and-uplotnenie.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>For all these artists from Russia and Lithuania, new publications are possible only after much effort. The daily grind and social indifference do their best to make creative work maximally difficult. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:36:36 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/komba-bakkh-la-vtornik-and-uplotnenie.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/komba-bakkh-la-vtornik-and-uplotnenie.html Sculpting in Time: Talnik, Art Electronix, Copi Chon, and Love Cult <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/talnik-art-electronix-copi-chon-and-love-cult.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/talnik-art-electronix-copi-chon-and-love-cult.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New recordings from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Seversk, Saint Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, and Moscow all turn their attention to the passage of time. In a realm of gaudy materialism and crude pragmatism, time promises more than effort. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:01:49 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/talnik-art-electronix-copi-chon-and-love-cult.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/talnik-art-electronix-copi-chon-and-love-cult.html Kings of Empty Dancefloors: Korablove, Swaves, Luka, and Cao Sao Vang <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/korablove-swaves-luka-and-cao-sao-vang.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/korablove-swaves-luka-and-cao-sao-vang.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Various professional and social difficulties lead four electronic musicians from Russia and Belarus to celebrate solitude, peace, and quiet. A distance from social life appears to produce superior sounds. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:02:08 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/korablove-swaves-luka-and-cao-sao-vang.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/korablove-swaves-luka-and-cao-sao-vang.html Back to Nature: Silver Wedding, Port Mone, Vozvraschenie, and Alhambra <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/silver-wedding-port-mone-vozvraschenie-and-alhambra.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/silver-wedding-port-mone-vozvraschenie-and-alhambra.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>In a world of adult responsibilities, urban anxiety, and other challenges, the spontaneous nature of childhood experience can seem very appealing. Four new recordings look back to a simpler time and place. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:04:32 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/silver-wedding-port-mone-vozvraschenie-and-alhambra.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/silver-wedding-port-mone-vozvraschenie-and-alhambra.html Fleeting Youth: Vstrecha Ryby, Trud, Devushka Shkol'nika, and Jack Wood <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vstrecha-ryby-trud-devushka-sholnika-and-jack-wood.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/vstrecha-ryby-trud-devushka-sholnika-and-jack-wood.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The innocence of youth is treated with bittersweet retrospection in some new songs from Chelyabinsk, Tomsk, and Moscow. All of these artists imply that childhood's naivety and hope are unlikely to survive for long. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:08:46 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vstrecha-ryby-trud-devushka-sholnika-and-jack-wood.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vstrecha-ryby-trud-devushka-sholnika-and-jack-wood.html Starting Again: Viljandi Guitar Trio, Alpha-Beta, Wols, and Nikita Bondarev <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/viljandi-guitar-trio-alpha-beta-wols-and-nikita-bondarev.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/viljandi-guitar-trio-alpha-beta-wols-and-nikita-bondarev.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four publications this month are dedicated to themes of transformation and metamorphosis. Despite their differing styles, they find common ground in a celebration of good-natured change. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:07:31 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/viljandi-guitar-trio-alpha-beta-wols-and-nikita-bondarev.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/viljandi-guitar-trio-alpha-beta-wols-and-nikita-bondarev.html From Discord to Sonic Therapy: Motherfathers: "Slow Diver" (2014, FFM36) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/motherfathers-slow-diver-2014-ffm35.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/motherfathers-slow-diver-2014-ffm35.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Moscow band called Motherfathers have long been associated with the capital's noise and experimental rock scenes. Now, however, they are publishing a drone EP designed overtly as sonic therapy. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:01:15 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/motherfathers-slow-diver-2014-ffm35.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/motherfathers-slow-diver-2014-ffm35.html New from Sketis: Vasilyev Vecher, Baraka, Voronovo Krylo, and Bubamara <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-from-sketis-fall-2014.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/new-from-sketis-fall-2014.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Sketis label is announcing a series of new albums from both Russia and Latvia. They, in turn, draw upon a melange of folk traditions, ranging all the way from Siberia's criminal past to the Balkans or Tajikistan. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:28:11 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-from-sketis-fall-2014.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-from-sketis-fall-2014.html