Independent work

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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Interview with Disclosure
Three years ago, Guy and Howard Lawrence, speaking as Disclosure, began trying to make a difference in the radio charts for the better. Last September, the band released their second…

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What is symphonic electronic music?
The idea to write an article under such a title did not arise from idleness and not at all by chance, but as an urgent need for a precise and…

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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 Jimmy Smith were in an exceptionally crappy mood. Overdone with entertainment. Ah, there it is. But the interview, however, turned out to be entertaining. Perhaps that is why.

The problem of the famous millennium indie groups is that they often do not want to listen to their new material. As a rule, after a couple of first releases nothing more convincing appears. What are The Hives doing? Or the vines? There is probably a reason that no one knows the answers to these questions. But it is also clear that for some this fate has passed. MGMT, for example, released their best songs after “Time Continue reading

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 be a sign of quality and good taste.

We will talk about the coolest of them: from the labels of Los Angeles and New York to the labels of London and Manchester, from Berlin and beyond.

Matador. In the history of Matador – the coolest representatives of the world of rock, indie and generally interesting music. Matador is a quality mark, in addition to this, the label builds excellent relationships with musicians, and it is with them that Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius, Darkside, Cat Power, Savages, Pavement and Fucked Up work. Continue reading

Jimi Hendrix: and the gods made love

In the beginning were The Beatles. They brought music. Then Dylan came and he brought the Word. And then there was Hendrix. His gift was the guitar. And with it, loudness, dedication, tenderness, passion, rage, ecstasy, sex, the Universe and stars, and the first rays of the rising sun.

Hendricks took almost 4 years to shape his vision: from 1966 until his fucking early and meaningless death at the age of 27 on September 18, 1970. And if we say frankly, we mean a much more specific period of time (namely 20 months), during which the albums “You You Experienced”, “Axis: Bold as Love” and “Electric Ladyland”, are Hendrix’s only studio work , completed during his lifetime, were still in dreams. Following this, he began to move along the winding path of creative stupor, the fight against Continue reading

Finding a Job Like It: An Alternative Rock Star Career

Sometimes the crazy and bizarre world of music is not enough. Perhaps that is why some rock stars are engaged in extracurricular activities – anything from agriculture to piloting airplanes. Let’s remember who the musicians moonlight when they are not on stage.

Alex James: Cheese Maker
Blur bassist has a farm where he produces his own varieties of fermented cottage cheese and gives them names like Blue Monday, Light Shake and Goddess.

Liam Gallagher: Fashion Designer
Former Oasis and Beady Eye leaders have their own label, Pretty Green, which releases mods for boys Continue reading

Rock posters: classics of the genre

“Tattoo You”, The Rolling Stones, 1981. A promotional poster created by Peter Corriston, whose authorship is the legendary cover of Led Zeppelin’s album “Physical Graffiti”.

A poster in support of the 1981 American Rolling Stones tour. The poster was a new type of deal for that time: it combined the name of the group and the logo of the perfume company “Jovan”, which invested several million dollars in sponsoring the tour. The Jovan logo was also printed on the tour’s concert tickets.

Promotional poster released before the release of Paul Weller’s album “Stanley Road” in 1995. The poster was painted by Peter Blake, famous for his masterpiece – the cover of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” for The Beatles.

The promo poster for Bryan Ferry’s album “Slave To Love”, 1985. Art with a sexual connotation in the style of Hollywood films of the 1940s, depicting a woman with her hands tied, once caused discontent among the audience. Designed by Anthony Price, Brian Ferry and Simon Pexley. Continue reading

Suffixes in song titles
These suffixes are one of the additional ways to determine the attractiveness of a particular release, even if this is the first time you see the name of a track…

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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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What is celtic music
Surely you have read, heard and, perhaps, even used this phrase yourself in different combinations - “Celtic music”, “Celtic music” and even “traditional Celtic music”, “folk Celtic music”, “funny Celtic…

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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…

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