Hits are born at home
The problem of learning is one of the most important, but, unfortunately, the least lit, which often leads to deplorable results in terms of creative growth: without setting the proper…

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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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Digital Labels - Quantity vs. Quality
Digital music labels today - almost a pattern, with the universal access to the Internet, as a means of quickly obtaining music. Around the world, in the course of several…

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foreign journals

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

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 them through the Black Panther soundtrack, where SOB x RBE, along with Kendrick, performed the rather strong Paramedic! Number, remembered by the audience as well as their sound, and the poignant panchas, like “New baby chop, let it sing, it’s a Drake nigga. ” Unlike many rap newbies, SOB x RBE do not try to exploit the trap sound and draw inspiration from the southern music of the nineties. Each of the participants perfectly manifested itself on the aforementioned “Paramedic!”, But on this album the chemistry between them is not felt.
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Rock, very much alive

It seems to me that these words are a great start to the topic of “Rock”. Moreover, rock is considered a youth culture because … No! Let it be one of the problems. Taking up the theme of “Rock Culture”, I am in no way trying to ease my task. Probably, even I complicate it. Rock music is such a controversial art direction that it is very difficult to choose
correct point of consideration. I have limited the topic a bit, as I do not consider it possible
consider all variations and directions of rock.
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PHARAOH - “REDЯUM (DULLBOY EP)”
This is a dirty, uncompromising and aggressive sound with a constantly pressing narrative, and for some reason it is precisely such compositions that succeed Gleb best. The last year's PHARAOH…

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WHAT IS BRASS CULTURE, AND WHY THE ORCHESTRA PASSES
No, this is not a breaststroke swimming culture or even a sect of swimmers-brassists. Brass is the most popular direction of brass music, which is performed by orchestras consisting only…

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SYNTHY POP: LET'S GO
Simultaneously with the creation of the synthesizer, one of the most popular musical genres today was launched. Mid Twentieth Century. The stage has already been filled with glamorous brilliance of…

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