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 Retrospective Gaze: Dza, Mujuice, ZOLOTO, and Race to Space <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dza-mujuice-zoloto-and-race-to-space.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/dza-mujuice-zoloto-and-race-to-space.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four new dance releases from around the Russian capital seek an escape from the daily grind. Increasingly, however, a pessimistic view of the future makes prior decades an attractive reference point. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:54:14 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dza-mujuice-zoloto-and-race-to-space.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dza-mujuice-zoloto-and-race-to-space.html Soundscapes: Imandra Lake, Yana Blinder, Magnetic Poetry, and Harajiev <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/imanda-lake-yana-blinder-magnetic-poetry-and-harajiev.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/imanda-lake-yana-blinder-magnetic-poetry-and-harajiev.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>All the way from Tallinn to Kazan, a selection of new recordings consider the value of escapism and/or imagination. A growing disappointment with the here and now only makes fantasy work harder. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:38:36 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/imanda-lake-yana-blinder-magnetic-poetry-and-harajiev.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/imanda-lake-yana-blinder-magnetic-poetry-and-harajiev.html Tales of Solitude: Inna Zhelannaia, Naadya, Evgeny Grinko, and Megapolis <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/inna-zhelannia-naadya-evgeny-grinko-and-megapolis.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/inna-zhelannia-naadya-evgeny-grinko-and-megapolis.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four new releases from Moscow artists look askance at the massed workings of modernity. As a result, songs of retrospection, solitude, and even isolation have an increasing appeal. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:03:26 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/inna-zhelannia-naadya-evgeny-grinko-and-megapolis.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/inna-zhelannia-naadya-evgeny-grinko-and-megapolis.html A Growing Importance of Things Local: The Stereoleto Festival 2014 <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-stereoleto-festival-2014.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/the-stereoleto-festival-2014.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Russian music festival Stereoleto is about to start in Saint Petersburg. We examine some ideas behind the event's success and endurance. A link between diligence and dreams quickly emerges. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:54:05 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-stereoleto-festival-2014.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/the-stereoleto-festival-2014.html Obscurum Per Obscurius: The 2014 Schilling Festival (Estonia) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/schilling-festival-2014-estonia.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/schilling-festival-2014-estonia.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>This year's Schilling Festival is about to start in Estonia. There's a special overlap between the festival's philosophy and the worldview of several Estonian bands taking part. Ideals and actuality coincide. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:45:33 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/schilling-festival-2014-estonia.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/schilling-festival-2014-estonia.html Brinstaar: "Shanticore Middlerings" (Rostov-na-Donu/Moscow, FFM33) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/brinstaar-shanticore-middlerings-rostov-na-donu-ffm33.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/brinstaar-shanticore-middlerings-rostov-na-donu-ffm33.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Moscow's Brinstaar stands behind a new publishing venture, Kota Records. Over the course of several recent interviews, he establishes an elegant worldview with which to counter the mainstream. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:11:44 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/brinstaar-shanticore-middlerings-rostov-na-donu-ffm33.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/brinstaar-shanticore-middlerings-rostov-na-donu-ffm33.html Considerable Noise from Tomsk, Siberia: Jack Wood (FFM32) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/jack-wood-ffm32.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/jack-wood-ffm32.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>This Siberian trio comes from the city of Tomsk. The local scene is not promising, yet that brings a strange advantage. In a place where there's nothing to gain, there's also nothing to lose. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:05:14 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/jack-wood-ffm32.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/jack-wood-ffm32.html Dadaisme: "Dasein Mosaic" (Togliatti and Moscow, FFM31) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dadaisme-dasein-mosaic-togliatti-and-moscow-ffm31.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/dadaisme-dasein-mosaic-togliatti-and-moscow-ffm30.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Our new recording from Dadaisme sports a weighty philosophical concept. Entitled "Dasein Mosaic," it is inspired by Heidegger's notion of "Dasein." Put simply, "Mosaic" is directly informed by a view of existence or being that's split between two states: selfhood and society. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:47:25 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dadaisme-dasein-mosaic-togliatti-and-moscow-ffm31.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dadaisme-dasein-mosaic-togliatti-and-moscow-ffm31.html Anton Gudkov and the Okinawa Head Cutters: Omsk Recordings (FFM30) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-gudkov-the-omsk-public-art-recordings-ffm30.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/booby-mason-the-omsk-public-art-recordings-ffm30.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A few weeks ago in May, the Siberian city of Omsk hosted a festival of street art entitled "Spaces of Multiplicity" A regional sound artist quickly planned a celebration of noise in a pedestrian underpass. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:21:38 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-gudkov-the-omsk-public-art-recordings-ffm30.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-gudkov-the-omsk-public-art-recordings-ffm30.html SV Hutor: The Eponymous Album (Sterlitamak, FFM29) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sv-hutor-the-eponymous-album-sterlitamak-ffm29.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/sv-hutor-the-eponymous-album-sterlitamak-ffm29.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>For Western observers, many locations across a Russian map - with unpronounceable names and windswept railway stations - can appear unimaginably distant. In one of those lonely places we find SV Hutor. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:16:25 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sv-hutor-the-eponymous-album-sterlitamak-ffm29.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sv-hutor-the-eponymous-album-sterlitamak-ffm29.html