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 Argo Vals: Oxymoron (Tartu, Estonia FFM5) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/argo-vals-oxymoron-tartu-estonia-ffm5.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/argo-vals-oxymoron-tartu-estonia-ffm5.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Argo Vals is an Estonian multi-instrumentalist and composer. His career can be traced back to 2006, when initial, DIY tracks morphed slowly into several Baltic ensembles. A reputation started to grow. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:13:05 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/argo-vals-oxymoron-tartu-estonia-ffm5.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/argo-vals-oxymoron-tartu-estonia-ffm5.html Roundelay: Russian Melodies (Samara, FFM4) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/roundelay-russian-melodies-samara-ffm4.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/roundelay-russian-melodies-samara-ffm4.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>In the city of Samara is a female choir led by Dmitrii Kolevatykh: Roundelay. This substantial, shifting lineup of young women creates a sound unique within modern Russian music. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:22:48 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/roundelay-russian-melodies-samara-ffm4.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/roundelay-russian-melodies-samara-ffm4.html Marble Boy: Notion (Kharkiv FFM3) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/marble-boy-notion-2013.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/marble-boy-notion-2013.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Marble Boy are a duo from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv: Anton Shatokhin and Maria Demenko. Recent events at home are tangentially reflected in the private emphases of a new EP, entitled "Notion." Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:16:57 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/marble-boy-notion-2013.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/marble-boy-notion-2013.html Spotovsky: Not as Close as I Want (Saint Petersburg FFM2) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/spotovsky-not-as-close-as-i-want-ffm2.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/spotovsky-not-as-close-as-i-want-ffm2.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Spotovsky (Saint Petersburg): "Everything's designed for psychedelic dancing... by people who are sitting down. This is the soundtrack to a game of hide and seek - with your own echo" Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:51:50 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/spotovsky-not-as-close-as-i-want-ffm2.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/spotovsky-not-as-close-as-i-want-ffm2.html Olga Glazova: "Water and Wind" (FFM1) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/olga-glazova-water-and-wind-ffm1.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/olga-glazova-water-and-wind-ffm1.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A student at Saint Petersburg's Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, Olga Glazova has won a wide range of competitions, both domestically and internationally. Her new album is released through FFM. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:42:54 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/olga-glazova-water-and-wind-ffm1.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/olga-glazova-water-and-wind-ffm1.html A Sense of Movement: Miusha, La Vtornik, Mon.ka, and Camel Crock <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/monka-miusha-la-vtornik-and-camel-crock.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/monkas-miusha-la-vtornik-and-camel-crock.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Some Russian recordings this week refer to their distance from the capital, directly or otherwise. Rather than fall victim to any stereotypes of provinciality, they instead see a benefit in remoteness. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:47:21 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/monka-miusha-la-vtornik-and-camel-crock.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/monka-miusha-la-vtornik-and-camel-crock.html Four Vistas: Plane Passenger, More & Rel'sy, Motorama, and The Toads <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/plane-passenger-more-relsy-motorama-and-the-toads.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/plane-passenger-more-relsy-motorama-and-the-toads.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A couple of rock bands far from Moscow ponder the benefits of avoiding its cutthroat industry. No matter how that might sound like consolation for a failed career, other ensembles tend to agree. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:06:13 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/plane-passenger-more-relsy-motorama-and-the-toads.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/plane-passenger-more-relsy-motorama-and-the-toads.html High above the Rooftops: TosyaChai, Dropps, Dobra, and SunMan24 <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/tosyachai-dropps-dobra-and-sunman24.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/tosyachai-dropps-dobra-and-sunman24.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As material constraints frustrate a number of young Russian musicians, thoughts turn to various kinds of ascent. Poems are dedicated to movement above the rooftops - and even into the stars. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:27:54 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/tosyachai-dropps-dobra-and-sunman24.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/tosyachai-dropps-dobra-and-sunman24.html Between Here and There: Htrspltn, Tilde, John Example, and Talnik <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/htrspltn-tilde-john-example-and-talnik.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/htrspltn-tilde-john-example-and-talnik.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New electronic recordings from a range of outlying Russian cities draw parallels between their location and local history. A sense of distance transpires, both from cultural centers and the passage of time. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:57:09 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/htrspltn-tilde-john-example-and-talnik.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/htrspltn-tilde-john-example-and-talnik.html A Series of Minor Miracles: Stoned Boys, Cola Koala, L.O.S., and Ext <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/stoned-boys-cola-koala-los-and-ext.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/stoned-boys-cola-koala-los-and-ext.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New dancefloor publications from Russia and Ukraine this week touch upon the theme of hard work. It seems that elbow grease guarantees little; even the most diligent souls need an occasional miracle. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:54:49 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/stoned-boys-cola-koala-los-and-ext.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/stoned-boys-cola-koala-los-and-ext.html