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 A Vinyl Ethos in Virtual Forms: The SPEKTRAL VA MIDItation Album <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/spektral-va-miditation.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/spektral-va-miditation.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A compilation album showcasing new electronica from Krasnodar not only advertises a reputable academy in 2017. It is also inspired by a vinyl past. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:13:21 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/spektral-va-miditation.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/spektral-va-miditation.html Fleeting Likelihoods: The New Subwise and Belka Compilations (2017) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/subwise-and-belka-compilations-2017.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/subwise-and-belka-compilations-2017.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Two important compilations of late have very diverse origins: indie tape music and downtempo idm or glitch. They are both, however, fueled by a lasting desire to be somewhere else Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:47:03 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/subwise-and-belka-compilations-2017.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/subwise-and-belka-compilations-2017.html Firestorms on a Wounded Landscape: Ivan Erofeev and Zavoloka <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/erofeev-and-zavoloka.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/erofeev-and-zavoloka.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Recent industrial publications from Kiev (via Vienna) and Moscow (via Omsk) juxtapose a factory-floor aesthetic with regional, chronically ailing networks Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:12:29 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/erofeev-and-zavoloka.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/erofeev-and-zavoloka.html Keeping Silence at Bay: The "II Miracle" Compilation from Ezhevika <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-ii-miracle-compilation-from-ezhevika.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/the-ii-miracle-compilation-from-ezhevika.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Ezhevika label in Minsk, Belarus has published a new compilation of regional music. The contributors consider their bonds both to colleagues and predecessors. Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:46:18 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-ii-miracle-compilation-from-ezhevika.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-ii-miracle-compilation-from-ezhevika.html A Refusal to Choose: Cadeu, Sal Solaris, Alexey Volkov, and Apex Sphere <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cadeu-sal-solaris-and-apex-sphere.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/cadeu-sal-solaris-and-apex-sphere.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New techno from Belarusian and Russian towns describes itself in neo-Marxist terms, as a repetitive or quantitative choice leading to qualitative change Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:27:13 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cadeu-sal-solaris-and-apex-sphere.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cadeu-sal-solaris-and-apex-sphere.html Whatever Comes Out: Kruzhok, Kusto, Siberian Tsars, and Pia Fraus <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kruzhok-kusto-siberian-tsars-and-pia-fraus.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/kruzhok-kusto-siberian-tsars-and-pia-fraus.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Grounded in 1990s' shoegaze, new recording rock from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Tallinn have difficulty any finding similar inspiration in 2017. An argument ensues. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:08:55 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kruzhok-kusto-siberian-tsars-and-pia-fraus.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kruzhok-kusto-siberian-tsars-and-pia-fraus.html Abstractions versus Assiduousness: Nikita Zabelin, Koloah, and Doyeq <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/koloah-and-doyeq.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/koloah-and-doyeq.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Minimal techno and bass publications from Moscow and Kiev bear an overarching theme this season: hard work. Their PR rhetoric, however, is not always enthusiastic. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:55:18 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/koloah-and-doyeq.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/koloah-and-doyeq.html Transported to a Cyberpunk Future: Raumskaya, Jekka, and Est, Est, Est <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/raumskaya-jekka-and-est-est-est.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/raumskaya-jekka-and-est-est-est.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Three recordings from Saint Petersburg find themselves making social statements with tools taken from other towns and times. Cheap science fiction is especially enlightening. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:27:09 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/raumskaya-jekka-and-est-est-est.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/raumskaya-jekka-and-est-est-est.html Two Teachers, Shoulder to Shoulder: Anton Maskeliade and Valotihkuu <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-maskeliade-and-valotihkuu.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/anton-maskeliade-and-valotihkuu.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New publications from Anton Maskeliade and Valotihkuu have a pedagogical intent. The former artist is actually a teacher; the latter hopes to champion the importance of noiseless humility. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 06:51:19 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-maskeliade-and-valotihkuu.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-maskeliade-and-valotihkuu.html The Sounds of a Meaningless Heritage: Rock's Seasonal Roundup <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/seasonal-roundup.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/seasonal-roundup.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As FFM reconsiders some of the Russian and Belarusian rock recordings of winter 2016, a common theme emerges of self-deprecation. Albeit with strange benefits. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:50:14 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/seasonal-roundup.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/seasonal-roundup.html