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 Friends and Distant Family: FPRF, Oligarkh, The HIK, and Gnoomes <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fprf-oligarkh-the-hik-and-gnoomes.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/fprf-oligarkh-the-hik-and-gnoomes.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Surrounded by a series of failing support systems, be they social or financial, four Russian ensembles turn to themes of family. In difficult times, thoughts of friends and colleagues grow more important. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:07:07 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fprf-oligarkh-the-hik-and-gnoomes.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fprf-oligarkh-the-hik-and-gnoomes.html Lyricism under Pressure: Naadya, Onuka, The Cancel, and KSKY <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/naadya-onuka-the-cancel-and-ksky.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/naadya-onuka-the-cancel-and-ksky.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four new publications from Russian and Ukrainian artists juxtapose the desire to sing or perform with a likely public response. In an unforgiving social context, dare one express private views? Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:37:16 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/naadya-onuka-the-cancel-and-ksky.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/naadya-onuka-the-cancel-and-ksky.html In Situ: Sasha Nevolin, Aanbreken, Former Employees, and Deep Shoq <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sasha-nevolin-aanbreken-former-employees-and-deep-shoq.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/sasha-nevolin-aanbreken-former-employees-and-deep-shoq.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A range of new electronic recordings consider the relationship of sound and space, in terms of escaping one's surroundings. To what degree does noise manage to cancel out ostensible experience? Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:32:30 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sasha-nevolin-aanbreken-former-employees-and-deep-shoq.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sasha-nevolin-aanbreken-former-employees-and-deep-shoq.html Nowhere in Particular: Biblioteka, EIMIC, February, and Blackpaperplanes <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/biblioteka-eimic-february-and-blackpaperplanes.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/biblioteka-eimic-february-and-blackpaperplanes.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Through their use of other languages, employment overseas, and various forms of Wanderlust, these four bands work hard to ignore domestic culture. Anywhere - and anything - looks better than home. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:12:55 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/biblioteka-eimic-february-and-blackpaperplanes.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/biblioteka-eimic-february-and-blackpaperplanes.html Simple Values: New House and Tech-House Tracks from Four Nations <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-house-from-moscow-krivoi-rog-viljandi-and-chisinau.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/new-house-from-moscow-krivoi-rog-viljandi-and-chisinau.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Sergey Shyam runs a Moscow label called "Simple Things." Its core beliefs in collegiality and understatement are mirrored in other house and tech-house cuts this month, all published very far away. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 16:31:11 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-house-from-moscow-krivoi-rog-viljandi-and-chisinau.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-house-from-moscow-krivoi-rog-viljandi-and-chisinau.html Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know: Fancy Music's Lermontov LP <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fancy-music-lermontov-compilation.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/fancy-music-lermontov-compilation.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Moscow's Fancy Music has just released a lengthy compilation album, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of romantic poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:43:13 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fancy-music-lermontov-compilation.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fancy-music-lermontov-compilation.html Fuselab Wistfulness: Galun, Nienvox, Frunk29, and Summer of Haze <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/galun-nienvox-frunk29-and-summer-of-haze.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/galun-nienvox-frunk29-and-summer-of-haze.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four new LPs from the wonderful Fuselab label compare two different experiences. They evaluate social potentials in 2014 relative to both nostalgic memories of the 1970s and the peacefulness of a non-urban address. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:55:03 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/galun-nienvox-frunk29-and-summer-of-haze.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/galun-nienvox-frunk29-and-summer-of-haze.html Antique Forms of Social Improvement: Šuma: "Zołak" (Minsk, FFM35) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/shuma-zolak-ffm35.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/shuma-zolak-ffm35.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The work of Belarusian folktronica ensemble Shuma (Šuma) is defined with an intriguing turn of phrase: "digital archaica." A new collection of remixes helps to explain that bond of tradition and hi-tech. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 16:19:31 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/shuma-zolak-ffm35.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/shuma-zolak-ffm35.html TosyaChai: "Dreams" (Saint Petersburg, FFM34) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/tosyachai-dreams-saint-petersburg-ffm34.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/tosyachai-dreams-saint-petersburg-ffm34.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>TosyaChai is the stage-name of Tosilya Chaikina from Saint Petersburg. Until recently she performed as one half of More Oblakov. A debut solo album is now published through FFM. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:53:53 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/tosyachai-dreams-saint-petersburg-ffm34.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/tosyachai-dreams-saint-petersburg-ffm34.html Fate: Mutaforiya Lili, Synecdoche Montauk, Fanny Kaplan, and Weary Eyes <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mutaforiya-lili-synecdoche-montauk-fanny-kaplan-and-weary-eyes.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/mutaforiya-lili-synecdoche-montauk-fanny-kaplan-and-weary-eyes.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four new releases by baroque- and/or chamber pop outfits ponder a common theme of self-determination. To what degree do these youngsters feel any control over their increasingly social lives? Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:06:05 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mutaforiya-lili-synecdoche-montauk-fanny-kaplan-and-weary-eyes.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mutaforiya-lili-synecdoche-montauk-fanny-kaplan-and-weary-eyes.html