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 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 Siberian Flight: Bisamråtta, Foresteppe, and the New Klammklang Tapes <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/klammklang-june-2016.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/klammklang-june-2016.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Krasnoyarsk's Klammklang label has become the region's primary outlet for tape music. What, however, is the rationale or philosophy behind such an outmoded format in 2016? Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:39:05 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/klammklang-june-2016.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/klammklang-june-2016.html Monologs and a Stereo Sound: Vanyn, Ethica, Bananafish & Jonny Online <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vanyn-ethica-bananafish-and-jonny-online.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/vanyn-ethica-bananafish-and-jonny-online.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The recordings under consideration all speak in favor of humility and various forms of dialog. Current actuality, however, tends to prefer a strident monolog. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:08:24 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vanyn-ethica-bananafish-and-jonny-online.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/vanyn-ethica-bananafish-and-jonny-online.html Getting There: Lena Kudrina, Kawri's Whisper, Endless Melancholy & Isea N <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/lena-kudrina-kawris-whisper-endless-melancholy-and-isea-n.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/lena-kudrina-kawris-whisper-endless-melancholy-and-isea-n.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The theme of time is foregrounded by several new publications, but their authors remain unsure of an ideal outlook: forwards to the future––or back to a superior past? Fri, 27 May 2016 13:17:00 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/lena-kudrina-kawris-whisper-endless-melancholy-and-isea-n.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/lena-kudrina-kawris-whisper-endless-melancholy-and-isea-n.html Time to Listen: Information Ghetto, Lay-Far, Low Orbit Satellite & Tikriaeht <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/information-ghetto-lay-far-low-orbit-satellite-and-tikriaeht.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/information-ghetto-lay-far-low-orbit-satellite-and-tikriaeht.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Four dance floor publications from Moscow, Krasnodar, Tula and––eventually––Syktyvkar are dedicated to difference. They consider the risks inherent in novelty. Sun, 22 May 2016 15:21:51 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/information-ghetto-lay-far-low-orbit-satellite-and-tikriaeht.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/information-ghetto-lay-far-low-orbit-satellite-and-tikriaeht.html Sense and Sensibility: Slackers, Red Deer, Ned Hoper & Zhenya Kukoverov <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/slackers-red-deer-ned-hoper-and-zhenya-kukoverov.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/slackers-red-deer-ned-hoper-and-zhenya-kukoverov.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As Russia struggles with economic disarray, four rock recordings across the country ponder the role of songwriting as an alternative expression of "law and order." Wed, 18 May 2016 14:55:59 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/slackers-red-deer-ned-hoper-and-zhenya-kukoverov.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/slackers-red-deer-ned-hoper-and-zhenya-kukoverov.html Either Faith or Good Works: Ales Tsurko, AY, Equinox Flower, and Chitoon <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ales-tsurko-ay-equinox-flower-and-chitoon.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ales-tsurko-ay-equinox-flower-and-chitoon.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New electronic and electroacoustic recordings from Russia and Belarus speak in doubting terms about the near future. Should one turn to faith––or good deeds? Mon, 16 May 2016 16:51:41 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ales-tsurko-ay-equinox-flower-and-chitoon.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ales-tsurko-ay-equinox-flower-and-chitoon.html Just One Letter: Kobra, Awlnight, Sasha Vinogradova, Mariqa & Armanjazz <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kobra-awlnight-sasha-vinogradova-mariqa-armanjazz.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/kobra-awlnight-sasha-vinogradova-mariqa-armanjazz.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>A series of new publications from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and provincial Belarus all give thought to the slimmest of differences between matters "cosmic and comic." Thu, 12 May 2016 15:41:34 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kobra-awlnight-sasha-vinogradova-mariqa-armanjazz.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/kobra-awlnight-sasha-vinogradova-mariqa-armanjazz.html