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 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 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