Impressionism in music
Impressionism (French: impressionnisme, from impression - impression), the direction in art of the last third of the XIX - beginning of XX centuries. The application of the term "impressionism" to…

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Genres in music
Genre (from French genre - genus) is a historically established division, the type of work in the unity of its form and content. They differ in the way of performance…

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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 Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro is preparing to release their seventh album, “Ellipsis”, in which they managed to ditch the brain-blowing prog rock of their last three records in something even more, hmm, crazy.

Greg Cochran heard the depression, the writer’s crisis and the mentality of the good old gang spilling into a powerful new sound.

At lunch time, after yesterday’s emotional night, Biffy Clyro appear with muddy eyes. They enter Sound Factory, a recording studio a few steps from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located directly opposite the Big Wangs bar. The musicians, dressed in black, follow each other, clutching in their hands glasses of coffee and cigarette self-rolled cigarettes.

Yesterday, in a house on the Hollywood Hills, which the band had been sharing for the last six months, they had a private party listening to the new album “Ellipsis”, which will go on sale worldwide only in July. Fortified by tea and sandwiches, the trio, which includes frontman Simon Neal and two twin Continue reading

Me and the Muse: Interview with Bobby Gillespie

Primal Scream is releasing a new album, “Chaosmosis”, and their leader talks about the songs and eras that spawned him.

53-year-old Bobby Gillespie is the lead singer of Primal Scream, who released their 11th album, “Chaosmosis” on March 18, 2016. An American singer, model and actress Sky Ferreira participated in the recording of the first single “Where the Light Gets In”. The band has existed in various forms since 1982, Gillespie and guitarist Andrew Innes have always remained in the lineup. The album “Screamadelica” (1991), which mixed rave, rock, gospel and dub reggae, brought the group fame and the “Mercury Prize” award and to this day remains a milestone in the world of music. Continue reading

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, dub, rock and soul and called trip-hop. Since then, this direction has healed its life, and Tricky has acquired the status of a living idol.

Tom White talked to Tricky about his new project, Skilled Mechanics, a new sound, and another studio recording with Massive Attack.

I sat in a bar located on the ground floor of a chic five-star hotel in central London, just to talk to Adrian Tous, aka Tricky, about his new project and album “Skilled Mechanics”. Trika’s musical career, although, obviously, is based on the strong base of the bristol trip trip, it is distinguished by the lack of monotony and the constant desire to pave the way for something new.

Today, Skilled Mechanics, a free collaboration project released on Trika’s own label, False Idols, has become this “new”. The album, according to the musician, lacks a “direct way of thinking … to record an album, release a couple 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,…

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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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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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Choosing headphones
Everyone who buys cheap headphones is often forced to experience disappointment in their purchase. Sometimes such headphones come with the supplied player or phone. Often, after some time, cracking, extraneous…

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