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 Pirates of the Past: Mumiy Troll, Electroforez, Obitel Telema, and Serdceder <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mumiy-troll-electroforez-obitel-telema-and-serdceder.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/mumiy-troll-electroforez-obitel-telema-and-serdceder.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The new Mumiy Troll album is entitled "Pirate Copies." Although a clear reference to copyright abuse, that same phrase becomes a talking point for several recent publications and their collective view of the past. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:34:55 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mumiy-troll-electroforez-obitel-telema-and-serdceder.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mumiy-troll-electroforez-obitel-telema-and-serdceder.html Light, Airy, and Meditative: Seven New Releases from Subwise Records <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/news-from-subwise-april-2015.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/news-from-subwise-april-2015.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Subwise label in Saint Petersburg remains as busy as ever. We have chosen seven new releases from Russian and Ukrainian artists, as proof that a common worldview is developing among them all. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:15:26 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/news-from-subwise-april-2015.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/news-from-subwise-april-2015.html An Odd Sense of Home: Weloveyouwinona, Xuman, Volchok, and KDIMB <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/xuman-weloveyouwinona-volchok-and-kdimb.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/xuman-weloveyouwinona-volchok-and-kdimb.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>One of the biggest - and most basic - choices faced by a Slavic band today is that of language. The same choice is often dictated by assumptions of better job options, either abroad or at home. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:22:07 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/xuman-weloveyouwinona-volchok-and-kdimb.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/xuman-weloveyouwinona-volchok-and-kdimb.html An Expansive World: Pixelord, Neon Lights, Doyeq, and RezQ Sound <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pixelord-neon-lights-doyeq-and-rezq-sound.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/pixelord-neon-lights-doyeq-and-rezq-sound.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The physical destruction in Donetsk is only one form of material failure encountered by Slavic musicians today. Together they head for digital realms instead. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:49:18 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pixelord-neon-lights-doyeq-and-rezq-sound.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pixelord-neon-lights-doyeq-and-rezq-sound.html Show Me a Dinosaur, Lucidvox, Karovas Milkshake, and Reserve de Marche <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/show-me-a-dinosaur-lucidvox-karovas-milkshake-and-reserve-de-marche.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/show-me-a-dinosaur-lucidvox-karovas-milkshake-and-reserve-de-marche.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four Russian rock publications play upon aspects of a psychedelic heritage. They either draw directly from Western traditions or extend the meaning of psychedelia from its roots in the Soviet '70s. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:31:15 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/show-me-a-dinosaur-lucidvox-karovas-milkshake-and-reserve-de-marche.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/show-me-a-dinosaur-lucidvox-karovas-milkshake-and-reserve-de-marche.html Motion: Appolinaria Lovegood, Hmot, Valotihkuu, and Hamlet His Highness <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/appolinaria-lovegood-hmot-valotihkuu-and-hamlet-his-highness.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/appolinaria-lovegood-hmot-valotihkuu-and-hamlet-his-highness.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Empty realms, such as the forests of Karelia, have differing meanings for these artists. Nonetheless, a shared conviction transpires that movement into nothingness at least symbolizes potential. Sun, 05 Apr 2015 16:21:24 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/appolinaria-lovegood-hmot-valotihkuu-and-hamlet-his-highness.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/appolinaria-lovegood-hmot-valotihkuu-and-hamlet-his-highness.html Simplicity: Ewert and the Two Dragons, Vihrea, Pur:Pur, and Evgeny Grinko <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ewert-and-the-two-dragons-vihrea-pur-pur-and-evgeny-grinko.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ewert-and-the-two-dragons-vihrea-pur-pur-and-evgeny-grinko.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Against the backdrop of recent geopolitical events, one might understand why minorism would have a marked appeal. Four collectives from Russia, Ukraine, and Estonia place smallness front and center. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:34:14 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ewert-and-the-two-dragons-vihrea-pur-pur-and-evgeny-grinko.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ewert-and-the-two-dragons-vihrea-pur-pur-and-evgeny-grinko.html The Pull of the Past: KSKY, 130 Vespa, Komba Bakkh, and BMB Spacekid <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ksky-130-vespa-komba-bakkh-and-bmb-spacekid.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ksky-130-vespa-komba-bakkh-and-bmb-spacekid.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A couple of northern projects look with fondness at Soviet culture, given the failings of the present day. More powerful than childhood retrospection, however, is the invocation of an ancient tradition. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:34:44 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ksky-130-vespa-komba-bakkh-and-bmb-spacekid.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ksky-130-vespa-komba-bakkh-and-bmb-spacekid.html 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