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 Great Escape: Magnetic Poetry, Kompakt–Katya, SiJ, and King Imagine <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/magnetic-poetry-kompaktkatya-sij-and-king-imagine.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/magnetic-poetry-kompaktkatya-sij-and-king-imagine.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>In the absence of a clearly structured marketplace, contemporary music in Russia is increasingly a form of self-expression. Social impact is neither easy, nor especially wanted. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:41:04 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/magnetic-poetry-kompaktkatya-sij-and-king-imagine.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/magnetic-poetry-kompaktkatya-sij-and-king-imagine.html Effort as Transcendence: Doyeq, OMMA, Heavenchord, and Skajite Michilu <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/doyeq-omma-heavenchord-and-skajite-michilu.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/doyeq-omma-heavenchord-and-skajite-michilu.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>As a range of obstacles, both private and professional, stop musicians from working uninterrupted, diligence acquires a new significance. It becomes a form of transcendence, far above material woes. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:09:59 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/doyeq-omma-heavenchord-and-skajite-michilu.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/doyeq-omma-heavenchord-and-skajite-michilu.html Sound Waves and Dark Spirits: VEiiLA, The Bajikans, Bright Falls, and Waltz <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/veiila-the-bajikans-bright-falls-and-waltz.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/veiila-the-bajikans-bright-falls-and-waltz.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>The Saint Petersburg duo VEiiLA uses some mythical figures to explain the power of sound over ostensible reality. Any ability of music to counter local misery, however, depends very much on one's location. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:34:20 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/veiila-the-bajikans-bright-falls-and-waltz.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/veiila-the-bajikans-bright-falls-and-waltz.html Faith and Fortune: Gayana, Internet Sushi, Beatowski, Taran and Lomov <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/gayana-internet-sushi-beatowski-taran-and-lomov.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/gayana-internet-sushi-beatowski-taran-and-lomov.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Faith is an integral part of Moscow's Gayana project, whose members are both grateful and committed to God. Other beliefs, however, transpire in releases from Ukrainian and Latvian musicians this week. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:07:49 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/gayana-internet-sushi-beatowski-taran-and-lomov.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/gayana-internet-sushi-beatowski-taran-and-lomov.html Disintegration Loop: Ovrkl, Bisamråtta, Moscillate, Garimastah & Tikhie Kamni <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ovrkl-bisamratta-moscillate-and-tikhie-kamni.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/ovrkl-bisamratta-moscillate-and-tikhie-kamni.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Several new Russian electronic recordings display an increasing gratitude for both solitude and silence. The further one happens to be from clamorous modernity or a capital city, the better. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:30:07 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ovrkl-bisamratta-moscillate-and-tikhie-kamni.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/ovrkl-bisamratta-moscillate-and-tikhie-kamni.html A Fixed Gaze: Imandra Lake, TSUFA, Harajiev, and Pinkshinyultrablast <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/imandra-lake-tsufa-harajiev-and-pinkshinyultrablast.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/imandra-lake-tsufa-harajiev-and-pinkshinyultrablast.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Various dissatisfactions emerge in new recordings from Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Kazan, and Nizhny Novgorod. They all lead to a yearning for better values - represented by distant places or prior experience. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:44:28 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/imandra-lake-tsufa-harajiev-and-pinkshinyultrablast.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/imandra-lake-tsufa-harajiev-and-pinkshinyultrablast.html Pure Land: Parks, Squares & Alleys, Slackers, Businessman, and Kshettra <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/park-squares-alleys-slackers-businessman-and-kshettra.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/park-squares-alleys-slackers-businessman-and-kshettra.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>Disenchanted with their hometown experience, a number of rock outfits prefer imagination to actuality. Inspiration is found in bedroom solitude, post-Soviet gangster bravado, and even some Buddhist tenets. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:47:20 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/park-squares-alleys-slackers-businessman-and-kshettra.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/park-squares-alleys-slackers-businessman-and-kshettra.html Communication: Dima Ustinov, Triangle Sun, Ewan Limb, and SunMan24 <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dima-ustinov-triangle-sun-ewan-limb-and-sunman24.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/dima-ustinov-triangle-sun-ewan-limb-and-sunman24.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>From downtempo lounge to broken techno and "psychoactive go-fi," a range of new Russian dance floor recordings prefer to celebrate private, rather than public effort. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:18:04 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dima-ustinov-triangle-sun-ewan-limb-and-sunman24.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/dima-ustinov-triangle-sun-ewan-limb-and-sunman24.html Dolor: 4 Pozicii Bruno, Endless Melancholy, SiJ, and Cosmonautics Day <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/4-pozicii-bruno-endless-melancholy-sij-and-cosmonautics-day.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/4-pozicii-bruno-endless-melancholy-sij-and-cosmonautics-day.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>New drone and industrial recordings from Russia and Ukraine turn their attention simultaneously to anxiety and depression. Both, perhaps, indicate dissatisfaction - and therefore a burgeoning hope. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:32:39 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/4-pozicii-bruno-endless-melancholy-sij-and-cosmonautics-day.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/4-pozicii-bruno-endless-melancholy-sij-and-cosmonautics-day.html A Past Reconsidered: Miglokomon, Zulya, Crossworlds, and Avis <a href="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/migloko-zulya-crossworlds-and-avias.html"><img src="http://www.farfrommoscow.com/thumbnails/articles/migloko-zulya-crossworlds-and-avias.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="130" border="0" /><br /></a>From Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania come four responses to the drudgery and dead weight of quotidian experience. The most satisfying among them involve looking backwards. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:47:57 PDT http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/migloko-zulya-crossworlds-and-avias.html http://www.farfrommoscow.com/articles/migloko-zulya-crossworlds-and-avias.html