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 Self-Reliance and Reflection: Elaflume, HKG Knights, (((О))), and Cortel <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/elaflume-hkg-knights-o-and-cortel.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/elaflume-hkg-knights-o-and-cortel.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four new publications, stretching from provincial Belarus to Vladivostok, look askance at social existence. The more crudity and/or banality it manifests, the more self-reliance comes to the fore. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:32:48 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/elaflume-hkg-knights-o-and-cortel.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/elaflume-hkg-knights-o-and-cortel.html The Light of a Distant Sky: Sasha Gagarin and K (Ivan Kamaldinov) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sasha-gagarin-and-k-ivan-kamaldinov.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/sasha-gagarin-and-k-ivan-kamaldinov.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Two releases from Yekaterinburg and Petrozavodsk operate in different realms, yet find common inspiration. The silence of the night sky is peopled with cosmonauts and medieval angels. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:17:18 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sasha-gagarin-and-k-ivan-kamaldinov.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sasha-gagarin-and-k-ivan-kamaldinov.html Aspirations and Anxieties: VOVA and Nik Snake F (FFM 43 and 44) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm-43-and-44-vova-and-nik-snake-f.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ffm-43-and-44-vova-and-nik-snake-f.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Two new releases from FFM originate in Moscow and Kiev. A couple of solo performers travel parallel trajectories from self-doubt to a less disconcerting state, somewhere on the edge of aspiration. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:19:04 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm-43-and-44-vova-and-nik-snake-f.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm-43-and-44-vova-and-nik-snake-f.html Minor Interactions: Raumskaya, Control Light, and Festival Lounge <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/raumskaya-control-light-and-festival-lounge.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/raumskaya-control-light-and-festival-lounge.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As the socioeconomic situation worsens in Russia, so do attitudes towards society. Civic activity promises less and less. Consequently, several artists speak in support of minimal interaction. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:05:14 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/raumskaya-control-light-and-festival-lounge.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/raumskaya-control-light-and-festival-lounge.html Being Social: Obe Dve, Auroraw, EXIT Project, and Maskeliade Street Studio <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/obe-dve-auroraw-exit-project-and-maskeliade-street-studio.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/obe-dve-auroraw-exit-project-and-maskeliade-street-studio.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Moscow's Anton Maskeliade has published recordings of his "Street Studio," in which passers-by are invited to perform whatever they want. These levels of social optimism are not widely shared. Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:15:21 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/obe-dve-auroraw-exit-project-and-maskeliade-street-studio.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/obe-dve-auroraw-exit-project-and-maskeliade-street-studio.html Everything and Everyone: BG, Fedorov/Volkov, Bungalow Bums, and MLMW <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/bg-fedorovvolkov-bungalow-bums-and-mlmw.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/bg-fedorovvolkov-bungalow-bums-and-mlmw.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>An air of social disappointment hangs over these recordings, made primarily in Saint Petersburg. As adult experience appears to offer little, the importance of prior cultural landmarks only starts to grow. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:16:58 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/bg-fedorovvolkov-bungalow-bums-and-mlmw.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/bg-fedorovvolkov-bungalow-bums-and-mlmw.html Alternative Lifelines: Yayati, AWOTT, Albino Deers, and IC3PEAK <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/yayati-awott-albino-deers-and-ic3peak.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/yayati-awott-albino-deers-and-ic3peak.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>All the way from Rome to Moscow and Sochi, four new electronic recordings look askance at social convention. Some respite from tedium is found in a number of absurdist or even "terrorist" tactics Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:31:58 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/yayati-awott-albino-deers-and-ic3peak.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/yayati-awott-albino-deers-and-ic3peak.html Hazy Sessions and Diffidence: Atariame and Lava Lite (FFM41 and 42) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/atariame-and-lava-lite-ffm41-and-42.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/atariame-and-lava-lite-ffm41-and-42.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A couple of Saint Petersburg projects find common philosophical ground in two areas. Both are saddened by the woeful potential of actuality - and then turn to their hometown for some time-honored forms of reverie. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:33:55 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/atariame-and-lava-lite-ffm41-and-42.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/atariame-and-lava-lite-ffm41-and-42.html My Beautiful Laundrette: The "9:30" EP from Kobra (Saint Petersburg) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm40-kobra-9-30.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ffm40-kobra-9-30.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Kobra are a young and promising trio from Saint Petersburg: Pavel Doronin, Denis Korobeinikov, and vocalist Anna Lichko. Their first collaboration together evokes a specifically northern fantasy. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:39:26 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm40-kobra-9-30.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm40-kobra-9-30.html Far Out to Sea and Alone: The "Cheer" EP by Supervitesse (FFM39) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm-39-cheer-by-supervitesse.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ffm-39-cheer-by-supervitesse.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The thirty-ninth release from FFM Records was both conceived and recorded in Saint Petersburg. Four brief songs speak to the ongoing, even counter-productive effort needed to keep aspirations alive. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:21:07 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm-39-cheer-by-supervitesse.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm-39-cheer-by-supervitesse.html