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 The Experty.BY Awards and a Sense of Home in Belarusian Songwriting <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/expertby-best-belarusian-albums.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/expertby-best-belarusian-albums.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A few days ago, the Belarusian magazine Experty.BY announced a series of awards, dedicated to the best domestic music of last year. A wide range of prizes were involved, defined in terms of format or genre. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:04:53 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/expertby-best-belarusian-albums.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/expertby-best-belarusian-albums.html A Fleeting Present: Aortha & Goron, Shortparis, and L.I.M.B. (FFM48-50) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/shortparis-aortha-goron-and-limb.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/shortparis-aortha-goron-and-limb.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Various inevitabilities gather strength around three releases from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Minsk. In the face of diminishing liberties, a certain presentism emerges, celebrating the here and now. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:23:08 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/shortparis-aortha-goron-and-limb.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/shortparis-aortha-goron-and-limb.html A Northern Minimalism: Zimne and Andrey Porubov (FFM46 and 47) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/zimne-and-andrey-porubov-ffm46-and-47.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/zimne-and-andrey-porubov-ffm46-and-47.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Two new releases from FFM originate in distant places: Novosibirsk and the Kola Peninsula, above the Arctic Circle. In both cases, the musicians' address brings more benefit than inconvenience. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:36:16 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/zimne-and-andrey-porubov-ffm46-and-47.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/zimne-and-andrey-porubov-ffm46-and-47.html A Growing Sense of Silence: BAIKAL, I Delfiny, Vakula, and Foresteppe <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/baikal-i-delfiny-vakula-and-foresteppe.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/baikal-i-delfiny-vakula-and-foresteppe.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Two recurring reference points in Slavic electronica are childhood and the open landscapes that symbolize an early liberty. Four new releases interweave these motifs, whilst mourning the clamor of modernity. Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:39:53 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/baikal-i-delfiny-vakula-and-foresteppe.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/baikal-i-delfiny-vakula-and-foresteppe.html No Ordinary Love: Brunettes Shoot Blondes, Jack Wood, and "Girls on Fire" <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/brunettes-shoot-blondes-jack-wood-and-girls-on-fire.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/brunettes-shoot-blondes-jack-wood-and-girls-on-fire.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A new Moscow EP brings together four ensembles all fronted by women - in order to celebrate March 8th. More important than either love or romance, it seems, are a range of related social issues. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:54:31 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/brunettes-shoot-blondes-jack-wood-and-girls-on-fire.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/brunettes-shoot-blondes-jack-wood-and-girls-on-fire.html 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