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.
Why did you decide to name the new album “K2.0”? Continue reading
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 (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.
The most important characteristics of jazz are the presence in the rhythm, firstly, of a regular pulsation, Continue reading