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 Pure Land: Parks, Squares & Alleys, Slackers, Businessman, and Kshettra <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/park-squares-alleys-slackers-businessman-and-kshettra.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/park-squares-alleys-slackers-businessman-and-kshettra.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Disenchanted with their hometown experience, a number of rock outfits prefer imagination to actuality. Inspiration is found in bedroom solitude, post-Soviet gangster bravado, and even some Buddhist tenets. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:47:20 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/park-squares-alleys-slackers-businessman-and-kshettra.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/park-squares-alleys-slackers-businessman-and-kshettra.html Communication: Dima Ustinov, Triangle Sun, Ewan Limb, and SunMan24 <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dima-ustinov-triangle-sun-ewan-limb-and-sunman24.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/dima-ustinov-triangle-sun-ewan-limb-and-sunman24.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>From downtempo lounge to broken techno and "psychoactive go-fi," a range of new Russian dance floor recordings prefer to celebrate private, rather than public effort. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:18:04 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dima-ustinov-triangle-sun-ewan-limb-and-sunman24.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dima-ustinov-triangle-sun-ewan-limb-and-sunman24.html Dolor: 4 Pozicii Bruno, Endless Melancholy, SiJ, and Cosmonautics Day <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/4-pozicii-bruno-endless-melancholy-sij-and-cosmonautics-day.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/4-pozicii-bruno-endless-melancholy-sij-and-cosmonautics-day.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New drone and industrial recordings from Russia and Ukraine turn their attention simultaneously to anxiety and depression. Both, perhaps, indicate dissatisfaction - and therefore a burgeoning hope. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:32:39 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/4-pozicii-bruno-endless-melancholy-sij-and-cosmonautics-day.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/4-pozicii-bruno-endless-melancholy-sij-and-cosmonautics-day.html A Past Reconsidered: Miglokomon, Zulya, Crossworlds, and Avis <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/migloko-zulya-crossworlds-and-avias.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/migloko-zulya-crossworlds-and-avias.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>From Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania come four responses to the drudgery and dead weight of quotidian experience. The most satisfying among them involve looking backwards. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:47:57 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/migloko-zulya-crossworlds-and-avias.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/migloko-zulya-crossworlds-and-avias.html Fictions: Mutaforiya Lili, Yankees of Moor, Schweinemaschinen, & Leonid Fedorov <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mutaforiya-lili-yankees-of-moor-schweinemaschinen-fedorov-kruzenshyutern.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/mutaforiya-lili-yankees-of-moor-schweinemaschinen-fedorov-kruzenshyutern.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Fantasy and the imagination are key aspects of these new recordings from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Their joint celebration of oddity simply highlights an ongoing disappointment with normality. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:05:35 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mutaforiya-lili-yankees-of-moor-schweinemaschinen-fedorov-kruzenshyutern.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mutaforiya-lili-yankees-of-moor-schweinemaschinen-fedorov-kruzenshyutern.html An Immaterial, Discreet Charm: Kotra, Yuka, ABC Galaxy, and Indrek Ups <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kotra-yuka-abc-galaxy-and-indrek-ups.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/kotra-yuka-abc-galaxy-and-indrek-ups.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New electronic material from Ukraine, Russia, and Estonia touches upon the demise of military, industrial, and economic rhetoric. Their shared insistence is countered with a love for nothing in particular. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:04:27 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kotra-yuka-abc-galaxy-and-indrek-ups.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kotra-yuka-abc-galaxy-and-indrek-ups.html Moderation and Reticence: Siba.Pro, i Delfiny, Honey, and Capo Blanco <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/honey-sibapro-i-delfiny-and-capo-blanco.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/honey-sibapro-i-delfiny-and-capo-blanco.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>For reasons both social and philosophical, four Russian projects release new recordings with zero promotion. The logic of material wellbeing is sidelined in favor of a quieter worldview, hinted at in quotations. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:42:56 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/honey-sibapro-i-delfiny-and-capo-blanco.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/honey-sibapro-i-delfiny-and-capo-blanco.html FORMA Festival 2015: Ambidextrous, OID, Dadaisme, Poima, & Midimode <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-forma-festival-2015.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/the-forma-festival-2015.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Moscow's FORMA festival just took place and - with its interdisciplinary celebration of modern Russian art - engendered some interesting views of creative "labor" among its many participants Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:09:19 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-forma-festival-2015.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-forma-festival-2015.html A Period of Survival: Parc Hotel, Gorodok Chekistov, Vhore, and Kira Lao <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/parc-hotel-gorodok-chekistov-vhore-and-kira-lao.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/parc-hotel-gorodok-chekistov-vhore-and-kira-lao.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New rock recordings from disparate towns together suggest a philosophical shift - away from the classic songs of late-Soviet protest towards tales of consolation and empathy. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:11:59 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/parc-hotel-gorodok-chekistov-vhore-and-kira-lao.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/parc-hotel-gorodok-chekistov-vhore-and-kira-lao.html Constant, Creative Seclusion: BAIKAL, Ocean Shiver, x.y.r., and Lemonday <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/baikal-ocean-shiver-xyr-and-lemonday.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/baikal-ocean-shiver-xyr-and-lemonday.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Ambient and lo-fi publications from four northern addresses all ponder the meaning of solitude. It does not lead to melancholy; in fact it offers a productive liberty from the awfulness of social existence. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:59:47 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/baikal-ocean-shiver-xyr-and-lemonday.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/baikal-ocean-shiver-xyr-and-lemonday.html