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 An Enlightening Escape: Casey Cat, Tantsui, Jimmy Roqsta, and Moresebya <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/casey-cat-tantsui-jimmy-roqsta-and-moresebya.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/casey-cat-tantsui-jimmy-roqsta-and-moresebya.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New dancefloor offerings from Russia and Estonia struggle with viable forms of optimism. "Escapism" becomes less a matter of hedonism and more a conscious response to unsatisfying actuality. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:01:36 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/casey-cat-tantsui-jimmy-roqsta-and-moresebya.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/casey-cat-tantsui-jimmy-roqsta-and-moresebya.html Random Magic: The "She Knows More Than She Thinks" Compilation <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/she-knows-more-than-she-thinks.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/she-knows-more-than-she-thinks.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Los Angeles label Not Not Fun has just published a compilation of six female electronic artists. Resident in both Russia and Ukraine, they offer a peaceful, creative alternative to recent events. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:33:52 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/she-knows-more-than-she-thinks.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/she-knows-more-than-she-thinks.html Persistence and the Value of Collaboration: Subwise and Feedoptions <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/subwise-and-feedoptions.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/subwise-and-feedoptions.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As the Subwise label in Saint Petersburg releases a new compilation album, celebrating ongoing success in the North, a new project emerges from Surgut. Both foreground the value of joint effort. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:55:20 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/subwise-and-feedoptions.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/subwise-and-feedoptions.html Travails: Pinkshinyultrablast, Loveburger, Slackers, and Vivienne Mort <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pinkshinyultrablast-loverburger-slackers-and-vivienne-mort.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/pinkshinyultrablast-loverburger-slackers-and-vivienne-mort.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Two new releases, both connected to Moscow life, declare the appeal of a slacker's worldview. A couple more, from Kiev and Saint Petersburg, have greater faith in the importance of hard work and daydreams. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:45:23 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pinkshinyultrablast-loverburger-slackers-and-vivienne-mort.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/pinkshinyultrablast-loverburger-slackers-and-vivienne-mort.html A Demanding Timeline: The "Fast Lane" Remixes from Highway Records <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/highway-records-fast-lane-remixes.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/highway-records-fast-lane-remixes.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Moscow's Highway Records is publishing a collection of deep- and tech-house tracks from around Russia. One commonality between the participants is an endorsement of self-education and diligence. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:20:43 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/highway-records-fast-lane-remixes.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/highway-records-fast-lane-remixes.html Joyful Change and Transience: Grave Board Clan's "Sample Pack" (Belarus) <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/grave-board-clan-sample-pack.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/grave-board-clan-sample-pack.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Grave Board Clan is a Belarusian collective of electronic musicians, founded ten years ago. They just published a major "Sample Pack," designed to showcase the GBC and encourage collaborations. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:05:07 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/grave-board-clan-sample-pack.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/grave-board-clan-sample-pack.html A Private Choreography: Mayak, Bigudi, Kai Engel, and Absorb the Sun <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mayak-bigudi-kai-engel-and-absorb-the-sun.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/mayak-bigudi-kai-engel-and-absorb-the-sun.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>From a series of Russian and Ukrainian towns, four new releases investigate the benefits of solitude. Introspection leads to a different type of self-promotion, in which anonymity and silence are key. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:30:11 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mayak-bigudi-kai-engel-and-absorb-the-sun.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/mayak-bigudi-kai-engel-and-absorb-the-sun.html Kings of Infinite Space: Matushka, Vmgnovenijah, Parc Hotel, and Anderson <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/matushka-vmgnovenijah-parc-hotel-and-anderson.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/matushka-vmgnovenijah-parc-hotel-and-anderson.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Fading faith in modern life or politics leads these ensembles to look elsewhere for superior values. Better ideas are found in shamanistic culture, experimental drugs, and other distant realms. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:57:30 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/matushka-vmgnovenijah-parc-hotel-and-anderson.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/matushka-vmgnovenijah-parc-hotel-and-anderson.html Ideals from Nowhere: Suokas, Tram Drivers, Tsunadem, and Wick Blaze <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/suokas-tram-drivers-tsunadem-and-wick-blaze.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/suokas-tram-drivers-tsunadem-and-wick-blaze.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The importance of silence and solitude appears in four new publications. They emerge across considerable distances, all the way from some lightless forests in Karelia to the quieter, cobbled streets of Ukraine. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:17:46 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/suokas-tram-drivers-tsunadem-and-wick-blaze.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/suokas-tram-drivers-tsunadem-and-wick-blaze.html In Flight: Polska Radio One, Dzierzynski Bitz, Ext, and Crimson Butterfly <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ext-crimson-butterly-polska-radio-one-and-dzierzynski-bitz.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ext-crimson-butterly-polska-radio-one-and-dzierzynski-bitz.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Several key reference points connect these projects. Some of them originate in Poland, while others take us to Ukraine. Bolder still, however, is the overarching desire of these performers to leave home altogether. Sat, 03 Jan 2015 12:40:48 PST http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ext-crimson-butterly-polska-radio-one-and-dzierzynski-bitz.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ext-crimson-butterly-polska-radio-one-and-dzierzynski-bitz.html