What is a harp
Gusli is a stringed musical instrument, the most common in Russia. The harp is a flat box-resonator with strings stretched over it. Under various names - cannel, kankles, kok-le, kantele,…

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Romance
"Music is the soul of poetry, it clarifies and opens it. It makes the poetic word deeper in meaning and easier to perceive. The spirit of music in the emotional…

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Interview with Foals
Journalist Lisa Forster sings the praises of Foals' fourth album, What Went Down. This, however, does not negate the fact that when meeting with her, frontman Yannis Filippakis and guitarist…

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Interview with Kula Shaker

20 years ago, in 1996, Kula Shaker released the album “K”, which became the cult album of Britpop and was sold in 2 million copies. The fifth album “K2.0”, according to the leader of the group, Crispian Mills, has incorporated the best of all the experiments with the styles that the group performed: from the psychedelic sound of “K” to the folk elements in the previous album of the group “Piligrims Progress”.

During a 20-minute interview with Crispian, catching a cold, Matthew Sherne was able to discuss the new album, his preference for analog equipment and the reasons why well-known bands should take more risks.

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IDM – Intelligent Dance Music

IDM – Intelligent Dance Music Experimental direction in electronic music. Its founder is the English musician Richard D. James, known as Aphex Twin. He easily turned his back on industrial synthesizers, and with the help of electronic devices of his own manufacture was able to get a new sound in electronic music. Its sound of ragged percussion, modulated noises, high-frequency whistles and overloaded sounds inspired a large number of followers. And this music became at the same time very noticeable and invisible to the masses, while it manages to balance on the verge of pop music and avant-garde. Every year, convening more and more listeners under their banners, those for whom dance music is not quite close, and for whom academic electronics is far from.

We can assume that the style originated in the 89th year. The term Intelligent Dance Music was coined in the depths of computer networks around the year 93 after the English label Warp Records released the compilation Continue reading

Jazz

Jazz (Eng. Jazz) – a form of musical art that arose at the beginning of the XX century in the United States as a result of the synthesis of African and European cultures and subsequently received widespread distribution. The characteristic features of the musical language of jazz were originally improvisation, polyrhythmia based on syncopated rhythms, and a unique set of techniques for performing rhythmic textures – swing. Further development of jazz occurred due to the development of new rhythmic and harmonic models by jazz musicians and composers.

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In "Skilled Mechanics", I'm the lead vocalist: an interview with Tricky
More than twenty years ago, Bristol-based artist Tricky, together with the bands Portishead and Massive Attack, managed to create other music that was located at the junction of hip-hop, jazz,…

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The Perfect Couple: Greatest Rock Duos
From The Last Shadow Puppets and The White Stripes, to The Chemical Brothers and Slaves, we suggest recalling some of the greatest rock duets. The last shadow shadow puppets Former…

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Indie labels: the best of the best
It is these labels that release interesting and unusual music. Have you ever noticed a small logo on the back of album covers of your favorite bands? This logo may…

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Sonata
Sonata, musical composition for one or more instruments. In the classical sense, the term refers to a work for piano solo or for a string or spiritual instrument with a…

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