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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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…

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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.…

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rhythmic material

Mugham

What is mugam? This question cannot be answered unequivocally. Mugam is also called the genre of Azerbaijani folk music, and its inherent special fret organization. Once in the framework of this system, there were many frets, but at present there are seven main ones. Each of them consists of five tetrachords (sequences of four sounds arranged in an incoming manner), which in a certain way are interconnected. This connection can be fused: the top sound of a given tetrachord is simultaneously the bottom sound of the one following it. The frets formed in this way are called quart. But there is also a separate connection, otherwise called adjacent: a new tetrachord does not begin with the last sound of the previous one, but with the other following it. This is how quint mugams are formed. There are also large-text or small-text Continue reading

Acid Jazz

One of the most stylish areas of modern music. The style of acid jazz comes from American jazz. Jazz began to develop in the 20s, in the 30s it was already very popular all over the world. In the 70s there was a leap, it was rather the merit of the first analog synthesizers, after their appearance jazz crossed with new sounds of the synthesizer. Science and technology had an increasing influence and many musicians began to use new synthesizers and computers.

Musicians began to fantasize and use new sounds, sounds processed by modern technology at that time. So simple jazz mutated into acid jazz. The new style was interesting and not ordinary, and many brought Continue reading

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

The mysteries of a beautiful voice
Today I would like to touch upon a question related to the timbre, beauty and harmony of our voice. It is often said that a woman loves with her ears,…

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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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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,…

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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…

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