Kanye West & Kid Cudi
Kanye, having lost the responsibility for his words in an infantile manner, recorded, together with Kid Kadi, an album about how catharsis and liberation make us return to childhood. Having…

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Silent Digest: Main Albums
Since the beginning of the year, CupcakKe, Car Seat Headrest, U.S. received high marks from Pitchfork and the status of the “best new album”. Girls and these guys. You met…

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THE LONGEST ALBUMS
Perhaps artists can be divided into two types: some release fresh releases along with a fresh calendar, others make them wait for their new products for years. 2017 has already…

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“Graduation” 10 years later

“Graduation”, of course, was not the first loud disc in Kanye’s discography. By 2007, the West had the hands of a full-fledged mainstream artist, who wasn’t playing a gangsta authenticity card and telling more close and comprehensible stories to a wide white audience with humor and to think about college, American materialism, faith, love and family. Which, of course, was not an absolute novelty (before Kanye, ATCQ and Outkast, for example, were engaged in such things), but considerably refreshed the hip-hop story space of that time. Continue reading

Questions and answers on musical vocals

How fast can you learn to sing?
It all depends on your voice natural data. Usually, vocal training takes 2-5 years. But in fact, the improvement of the voice continues throughout life, if regular classes and training are held.
What stage of voice development is fundamental?
Starting period! Without laying the foundation, do not expect success. Expressing aphoristic, teaching in youth is stone carving, in old age drawing on the sand. The first vocal steps outline and consolidate neuromuscular coordination. If the initial coordination is flawed, then with further straightening, these connections do not disappear, but are only covered by new skills and recur in adverse conditions. Initial impressions often create shock associations, produce persistent conditioned reflexes at the subconscious level. Continue reading

Basics of psychoacoustics

The task of the sound engineer, together with the composer and performer, is to create a sound image and transfer it to the listener with the help of sound recording, sound amplification, broadcasting, soundtrack of cinema and television, etc.
Various directions of modern acoustics are involved in the problems of origin, transmission and perception of sounds, one of which is musical acoustics, which studies the creation of musical sounds (acoustics of musical instruments, acoustics of speech and singing, electroacoustics); transmission of sounds (architectural acoustics, sound recording, amplification and broadcasting, etc.) and sound perception (psychoacoustics – acoustics of hearing). Continue reading

ROCK CLUBS OF LENINGRAD
Rock clubs as a phenomenon emerged in the Soviet Union under the very curtain of its existence, partially adopting the features of its Western counterparts, but on the whole became…

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M.I.A. vs. Everybody: how female rap fights the world system
Matangi "Maya" Arulpragasam - a girl born in London in a family of Tamil activists, famous for her daring deeds and remarkable talent. Singer, producer, clipmaker, designer, artist, rapper, loving…

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Istria Deep Purple
In March 1968, a group composed of Richie Blackmore - lead guitar, John Lord - organ, backing vocals, Rod Evans - vocals, Nikki Simper - bass, backing vocals, Ian Pace…

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