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 Outline Festival 2015: "The Sounds Needed for Collective Immersion" <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/outline-festival-2015.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/outline-festival-2015.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Headlined by Atom™'s 'Double Vision' live, Ricardo Villalobos, Pharmakon, Nina Kraviz, Rhadoo, and Daniel Avery, the Outline Festival will operate across three outdoor scenes and two arenas - inside some industrial buildings Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:01:53 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/outline-festival-2015.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/outline-festival-2015.html Romantic Imprecision: Cherepiho, Siberia*, Mandarinaduck, & Clever Clover <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cherepiho-siberia-mandarinaduck-and-clever-clover.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/cherepiho-siberia-mandarinaduck-and-clever-clover.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>In a world of bewildering media and deafening jingoism, the appeal of noiselessness can be considerable. Just as attractive - in the face of fiscal or civic pragmatism - is the meaning of nothing at all. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:30:38 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cherepiho-siberia-mandarinaduck-and-clever-clover.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cherepiho-siberia-mandarinaduck-and-clever-clover.html An Alternative Industrial Heritage: The Boiler Room Live Sets <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/boiler-room-sets-2015.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/boiler-room-sets-2015.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Boiler Room live sets have been streamed from Russia since last year. Although they aim to forge global connections, certain aspects of the Russian scene make it unique. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:21:39 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/boiler-room-sets-2015.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/boiler-room-sets-2015.html Difficult Songs: Grand Astoria, Best Pessimist, Brave Men Run, and Pony <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/grand-astoria-best-pessimist-brave-men-run-and-pony.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/grand-astoria-best-pessimist-brave-men-run-and-pony.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As the socioeconomic and political situations grow more challenging in Russia and Ukraine, new rock recordings turn away from civic actuality - towards introspection and psychedelia. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:55:21 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/grand-astoria-best-pessimist-brave-men-run-and-pony.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/grand-astoria-best-pessimist-brave-men-run-and-pony.html Safe in the Sky: Cepasa, Alex Kelman, and the New Õunaviks Compilation <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cepasa-alex-kelman-and-the-fat-cat-ounaviks-compilation.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/cepasa-alex-kelman-and-the-fat-cat-ounaviks-compilation.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Faith in social spheres is a theme discussed in new material from Moscow, Kiev, and a range of Estonian towns. Not everybody shares an optimistic view of audiences and other noisy collectives. Sun, 07 Jun 2015 16:01:22 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cepasa-alex-kelman-and-the-fat-cat-ounaviks-compilation.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cepasa-alex-kelman-and-the-fat-cat-ounaviks-compilation.html Natural Patterns: Letkolben, lwpss, Giriu Dvasios, and Andrey Kiritchenko <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/letkolben-lwpss-giriu-dvasios-and-andrey-kiritchenko.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/letkolben-lwpss-giriu-dvasios-and-andrey-kiritchenko.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New electronic recordings from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine - via Berlin - question the liberties of commercial and noncommercial enterprise. The same questions are framed ecologically. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:51:24 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/letkolben-lwpss-giriu-dvasios-and-andrey-kiritchenko.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/letkolben-lwpss-giriu-dvasios-and-andrey-kiritchenko.html The Outlook from Home: Jars, IWKC, Theodor Bastard, and Vihrea <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/jars-iwkc-theodor-bastard-and-vihrea.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/jars-iwkc-theodor-bastard-and-vihrea.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A well-established Moscow hardcore outfit insists that now is the time to sing in Russian. Local political problems require a local response and register. Not everybody agrees, however. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:36:53 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/jars-iwkc-theodor-bastard-and-vihrea.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/jars-iwkc-theodor-bastard-and-vihrea.html Wandering Forms of Psychedelia: Dyad, x.y.r., Arktor, and Feldmaus <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dyad-arktor-xyr-and-feldmaus.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/dyad-arktor-xyr-and-fledmaus.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four solo electronic projects from different Russian cities display varying degrees of displeasure with actuality. As faith in civic promise dwindles, the need for wistfulness to provide a valid alternative grows. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:19:09 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dyad-arktor-xyr-and-feldmaus.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dyad-arktor-xyr-and-feldmaus.html Just Because: The "Prosto Tak" EP by Kharkiv's Pur:Pur (FFM51) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm51-prosto-tak-by-purpur.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ffm51-prosto-tak-by-purpur.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Ukrainian outfit known as Pur:Pur have just published five new songs, dedicated to issues of simplicity and amity. The inspiration for kindness today comes from a brief Soviet cartoon of 1976. Tue, 26 May 2015 12:59:29 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm51-prosto-tak-by-purpur.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ffm51-prosto-tak-by-purpur.html Boom-Bap Redux: Boora, Mad Che, Smuff tha Quiz, and Aalon$e <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/boora-mad-che-smuff-tha-quiz-aalonse-and-lowranger.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/boora-mad-che-smuff-tha-quiz-aalonse-and-lowranger.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Several beatmakers in and around the Moscow DOPE90 collective are working hard to resurrect the sound of 90s' boom bap. The main reason they sample old US instrumentals is found at home. Fri, 22 May 2015 13:26:37 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/boora-mad-che-smuff-tha-quiz-aalonse-and-lowranger.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/boora-mad-che-smuff-tha-quiz-aalonse-and-lowranger.html