"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…

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"Long.Live.A $ AP" after 5 years
Long.Live.A $ AP, released exactly five years ago, is an extremely rare example of how a young promising artist managed to sit on two chairs at once. Usually, guys like…

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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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synthpop cultures

Impressionism in music

Impressionism originated in France when a group of artists — C. Monet, C. Pissarro, A. Sis-ley, E. Degas, O. Renoir, and others — performed their original paintings at Paris exhibitions of the 1970s. Their art was very different from the smoothed and faceless works of the then painters and academics: the Impressionists left the workshops to the open air, learned to reproduce the play of the living colors of nature, the sparkle of sunlight, colorful highlights on the moving river surface, the diversity of the festive crowd. Painters used a special technique of fluent spots and brushstrokes, which seemed disorderly near, and at a distance gave rise to a real feeling of a lively play of colors, bizarre modulations of light. The freshness of an instant impression was combined in their canvases with the subtlety and refinement of psychological moods. Continue reading

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 pop divas and a violent 4/4 rhythm. The whole music world was bored waiting for a change. Diversity, new impressions were needed, which, alas, living instruments could no longer give. To create the impossible with sound – this was what not only musicians, but also the audience wanted. It’s sad or not, but the musician who wants to see will be on the stage.
So, since it was not tempting to observe smoke without fire, it was necessary to make this fire, that is, to create an instrument. Continue reading

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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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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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,…

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