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…

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We were the last rock stars: a collection of Noel Gallagher's best sayings
The king of rock and the witty master Noel Gallagher over the past decades has provided all music publications with invaluable news material. We decided to recall the best of…

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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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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

Interview with Gayana

The Moscow English-speaking group Gayana is a fresh project of the domestic music scene, which performs refined eighteenth-century pop music. The unique music and style of Gayana turned out to be in demand both at the country’s largest festivals and at various club venues.

We won’t tell further, we think Gayana and Vladimir Boytsov themselves will be able to present their team.

Here’s a situation for you, I’m an ordinary listener. Some music is playing in my player. One melody replaces another, why should I focus on your song? What can catch me, spoiled by modern diversity, in your work?
Gayana Boytsova: We do not pursue the goal of hooking the listener. In commercial pop music there are different clichés for this, but we are not interested in and do not use it, since our only task is to write sincerely about what is of particular importance to us, without any tricks. I can assume that just the sound and style, which are not like all the musical diversity, can catch. Those who know English can be hooked on texts whose themes are not peculiar to pop music as such. Continue reading

Interview with Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft. At one time, the leader of The Verve, one of the most iconic and successful bands of the 1990s. Then he performed solo, and after that he disappeared somewhere. After 6 years spent in a distance from the world, he returned, and in complete riot, says Mark Beaumont.

When rock stars disappear from the public eye and go into the wild, what do they do? They can barricade themselves in drug traffickers, experience nervous breakdowns in rehabilitation clinics or travel to the most remote corners of the planet with a backpack at the ready.
But Richard Ashcroft went the farthest.

“For four years I haven’t even had a mobile phone,” says one of the most mysterious rock musicians, Continue reading

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…

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Legendary West End: Misty Albion musicals
In the modern world, for most people the word "musical" is traditionally associated with American Broadway, the shining lights and posters of many theaters, each of which beckons a charmed…

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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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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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