LEGENDARY POST-PUNK GROUPS
It happens that the fashion for old things is back. This happens with music. Recently, post-punk is gaining increasing popularity, starting with narrow circles, and, gradually, capturing all the new…

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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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THE MOST UNEXPECTED RELEASES
For several years now, Bring Me the Horizon hasn’t cut metalcore, and Valentine Strykalo hasn’t released daring songs about Sergei and eyebrows. In the musical environment, creative changes are constantly…

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Musical performance and its problems
Performance as a special kind of artistic activity does not exist in all arts. In painting, for example, it is inseparable from creativity: to create a picture is what it…

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knowing how

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 ceased to defend their freedom in the world around them, they recorded seven gospel ballads about the struggle for internal freedom, the struggle against personal demons.
At the end of April, when Kanye was tweeting and making public round-the-clock, I wrote a short note that he was a “free” person in a certain sense, mainly because he was not responsible for his words. By chance it somehow happened that for his two plates (“Ye” and “Kids See Ghosts”), released this month, the topic of freedom turned out to be central. 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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SHUGEYS AND NOISE AROUND HIM
Shugeyz is a genre of music whose exact description will not be found. In order to understand approximately what is at stake, you can imagine a distant song, the words…

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Music perception
The singing voice is the most subtle musical instrument. A large degree of emotional impact is explained by the fact that both aesthetic and semantic information affect a person’s mind…

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