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 Lithuania's "Ritmo Kovos IV": Chaotic Sounds from a Hornets' Nest <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ritmo-kovos-iv.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ritmo-kovos-iv.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A new and wide-ranging compilation of Lithuanian electronic producers has just appeared, entitled "Ritmo Kovos 4" (Beat Battle #1). It bears much social import. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:49:50 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ritmo-kovos-iv.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ritmo-kovos-iv.html Spaceships and Elusive Stars: FPRF, Eerie Summer, Ongkara, and Wolfredt <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fprf-eerie-summer-ongkara-and-wolfredt.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/fprf-eerie-summer-ongkara-and-wolfredt.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The current economic difficulties in Russia and surrounding nations lead to greater levels of reverie. Dreams seem better than reality, yet stargazing is rarely easy. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:13:30 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fprf-eerie-summer-ongkara-and-wolfredt.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/fprf-eerie-summer-ongkara-and-wolfredt.html The World Outside: Sunrises, Japanese Ash, Nearfield, and Atariame <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sunrises-japanese-ash-nearfield-and-atariame.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/sunrises-japanese-ash-nearfield-and-atariame.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>From snowy Siberia to the medieval towns of Belarus, a range of new recordings are directly informed by their melancholy setting. A folk ensemble from Saint Petersburg pushes back––with a smile. Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:44:23 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sunrises-japanese-ash-nearfield-and-atariame.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/sunrises-japanese-ash-nearfield-and-atariame.html Virtual Trajectories: Oxxxymiron, The Erised, ABC Galaxy, and Vakula <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/oxxxymiron-the-erised-abc-galaxy-and-vakula.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/oxxxymiron-the-erised-abc-galaxy-and-vakula.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Criticism of professional options in Russia and Ukraine is countered with a series of alternatives: psychedelia, fantasy, emigration––and virtual reality. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:22:40 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/oxxxymiron-the-erised-abc-galaxy-and-vakula.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/oxxxymiron-the-erised-abc-galaxy-and-vakula.html Distant Suns: Pianoboy, Internet Sushi, Thy Lankasters & Crimson Butterfly <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pianoboy-internet-sushi-thy-lankasters-and-crimson-butterfly.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/pianoboy-internet-sushi-thy-lancasters-and-crimson-butterfly.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Three new recordings make direct reference to Japanese history and habits. A distant nation fuels dreams of some alternative to local reality. The more actuality disappoints, the further desire travels from home. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:07:51 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pianoboy-internet-sushi-thy-lankasters-and-crimson-butterfly.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pianoboy-internet-sushi-thy-lankasters-and-crimson-butterfly.html Sonic Protest: Pripoy, Ninja Glam, and Siberia's "Vovne" Community <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pripoy-ninja-jam-and-siberias-vovne-community.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/pripoy-ninja-jam-and-siberias-vovne-community.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Two noise projects in Moscow see a connection between their recordings and the nation's social fabric. Similar ideas transpire far away––in Siberia's "Vovne" group. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:36:04 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pripoy-ninja-jam-and-siberias-vovne-community.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pripoy-ninja-jam-and-siberias-vovne-community.html Convergence: Two New Compilation LPs from Electronica & Full of Nothing <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-compilations-from-electronica-and-full-of-nothing.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/new-compilations-from-electronica-and-full-of-nothing.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Two of Russia's most significant independent labels––Electronica and Full of Nothing––have begun the New Year with simultaneous compilation albums. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:28:56 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-compilations-from-electronica-and-full-of-nothing.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-compilations-from-electronica-and-full-of-nothing.html Songs of Strength and Simplicity: Five New LPs from Sketis Music <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-releases-from-sketis-music.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/new-releases-from-sketis-music.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Five new albums from the Moscow folk label Sketis manage to interweave a wealth of different times and traditions. Those linkages grow in importance as society refuses to show the same inclusiveness. Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:57:36 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-releases-from-sketis-music.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-releases-from-sketis-music.html Hybrid Sound and Social Potentials: Happy New Year from Hyperboloid <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/happy-new-year-from-hyperboloid.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/happy-new-year-from-hyperboloid.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Moscow's Hyperboloid label has a New Year's compilation to announce, including six tracks from Raumskaya, Cadeu, Koloah, Fisky, A.Fruit, and Baked Milk. Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:55:29 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/happy-new-year-from-hyperboloid.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/happy-new-year-from-hyperboloid.html Major Projects in a Minor Setting: Bop, Nuage, Dissident/Kontext & KSKY <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/bop-nuage-dissidentkontext-and-ksky.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/bop-nuage-dissidentkontext-and-ksky.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>An interwoven network of musicians in Saint Petersburg unveils a series of publications––almost simultaneously. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they all share common ideas and convictions. Sat, 02 Jan 2016 14:23:59 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/bop-nuage-dissidentkontext-and-ksky.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/bop-nuage-dissidentkontext-and-ksky.html