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 Quixotic Contradictions: Vihrea, Alex Kelman, Siba.Pro, and Antrru <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vihrea-alex-kelman-sibapro-and-antrru.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/vihrea-alex-kelman-sibapro-and-antrru.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four new recordings from Siberia, Karelia and Saint Petersburg try to contradict actuality with unique daydreams and fantasies. Not all of them work. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:54:21 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vihrea-alex-kelman-sibapro-and-antrru.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vihrea-alex-kelman-sibapro-and-antrru.html Sonic Garbage: Won James Won, AWOTT, Zhenya Kukoverov & IHNABTB <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/won-james-won-awott-zhenya-kukoverov-and-ihnabtb.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/won-james-won-awott-zhenya-kukoverov-and-ihnabtb.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Our interlocking and semi-improvised recordings from Moscow's underground rock scene still give voice––in 2016––to some very old dilemmas indeed. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:51:40 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/won-james-won-awott-zhenya-kukoverov-and-ihnabtb.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/won-james-won-awott-zhenya-kukoverov-and-ihnabtb.html Lost Dubs: Bop, Dissident, Korsun, Oak, Nuage, and Electrosoul System <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/lost-dubs-by-microfunk-music.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/lost-dubs-by-microfunk-music.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Microfunk label in Saint Petersburg has decided to archive and advertise some of its premium material from recent years. The reasons for doing so are locally specific. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:54:58 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/lost-dubs-by-microfunk-music.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/lost-dubs-by-microfunk-music.html Heavy Industry and Introspection: Hiroshima Toy Pet Records (Omsk) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/hiroshima-toy-pet.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/hiroshima-toy-pet.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>From one industrial city in Southern Siberia comes a wide range of noise experiments, informed by their social surroundings. Clamor fades into calm. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:25:11 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/hiroshima-toy-pet.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/hiroshima-toy-pet.html Discreet Stanzas: Anton Malinen, Grebenshchik, Gaya Marina & "Bo i Bro" <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-malinen-grebenshchik-gaya-marina-and-bo-i-bro.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/anton-malinen-grebenshchik-gaya-marina-and-bo-i-bro.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four new acoustic releases have roots in very diverse towns, all the way from Magadan to Kharkiv. What they share is a desire to hide from crude actuality. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:27:52 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-malinen-grebenshchik-gaya-marina-and-bo-i-bro.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/anton-malinen-grebenshchik-gaya-marina-and-bo-i-bro.html CXEMA's Schemes: John Object, Potreba, PRCDRL & Molodoy Chelovek <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cxema-john-object-potreba-prcdrl-and-molodoy-chelovek.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/cxema-john-object-potreba-prcdrl-and-molodoy-chelovek.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>CXEMA (The Scheme) is an underground techno community in Kiev. Four new podcasts, each showcasing an electronic artist, are unavoidably framed by recent events. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:30:26 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cxema-john-object-potreba-prcdrl-and-molodoy-chelovek.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/cxema-john-object-potreba-prcdrl-and-molodoy-chelovek.html Black Metal Realism: Starpowers, Saint God, Neulovimye Mstiteli & Otstoy <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/starpowers-saint-god-neulovimye-mstiteli-and-otstoy.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/starpowers-saint-god-neulovimye-mstiteli-and-otstoy.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Having grown up with the deeply negative traditions of black metal, these bands realize that a nihilist rejection of everything can have positive results. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:13:13 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/starpowers-saint-god-neulovimye-mstiteli-and-otstoy.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/starpowers-saint-god-neulovimye-mstiteli-and-otstoy.html A Broader Expanse: Aya with Us, Ne Tvoe Delo, ÁGNI & Pomni Imya Svoe <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/aya-with-us-ne-tvoe-delo-agni-pomni-imya-svoe.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/aya-with-us-ne-tvoe-delo-agni-pomni-imya-svoe.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Various recordings this week explore the traditional nature of lyricism in Russian songwriting. History has never made self-realization an easy issue. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:18:30 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/aya-with-us-ne-tvoe-delo-agni-pomni-imya-svoe.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/aya-with-us-ne-tvoe-delo-agni-pomni-imya-svoe.html Virtuality at RTS: Tema Rodin, Sasha Khizhnyakov, Artem Kleinst & Belogurov <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-from-rts-tema-rodin-sasha-khiznyakov-artem-kleist-and-belogurov.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/new-from-rts-tema-rodin-sasha-khiznyakov-artem-kleist-and-belogurov.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Late last year, the online dance and electronica station RTS.FM celebrated its tenth anniversary. A new collection of sets and podcasts continues to shape a musical virtuality. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:26:17 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-from-rts-tema-rodin-sasha-khiznyakov-artem-kleist-and-belogurov.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/new-from-rts-tema-rodin-sasha-khiznyakov-artem-kleist-and-belogurov.html A Very Fluid Movement: Gultskra Artikler, Mårble, Ajokki, and Wet Straw <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/gultskra-artikler-marble-ajokki-and-wet-straw.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/gultskra-artikler-marble-ajokki-and-wet-straw.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Toying with the basic structures of techno or glo-fi, four new recordings from Siberian artists consider a different kind of escapism. Psychology slowly takes the place of dance-floor frippery. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:27:37 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/gultskra-artikler-marble-ajokki-and-wet-straw.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/gultskra-artikler-marble-ajokki-and-wet-straw.html