Any kind of art: five new jazz albums with interesting themes
Jazz sound recording met with spring redeployment of forces. There are projects with unexpected concepts, which seem to have nothing to do with music. New curious supergroups appear, and the…

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Camera obscura: four new albums with classics
Let's talk about the chamber genre. Trio, quartet, quintet - that's all. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty in this field: Shostakovich's canonical quintet, Yevgeny Kissin's only…

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Music makes the brain work
Not so long ago, American scientists conducted an experiment in which it became clear that music helps a lot - for example, in reading and concentration. According to Nina Kraus,…

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American experts have named the best and worst auto infotainment systems.

A popular American analytical magazine has compiled a traditional report that collected the best and worst infotainment systems that have appeared on the market in the latest car models. In order to compile the rating, specialists had to interview more than 60 thousand respondents, of which only 56 percent were completely satisfied with the performance of automotive systems. Continue reading

Madonna's discography as a mirror of digital record evolution
Madonna's first albums coincided with the distribution of CDs on the market and her further work clearly shows how the priorities in record recording changed. Let us examine them in…

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Musical anhedonia, or not everyone loves music
The sides of both unmanned spacecraft with the same name "Voyager" (eng. Voyager), launched in 1977, are attached identical round aluminum boxes with gold-plated disks, on which images are applied.…

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Spring, love, dance: four new jazz albums
For some mysterious reason, Russian jazz albums come out in waves. And it is clear that domestic labels (there are two, four in total?) Have no collusion, just as there…

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Remarkably Serious: An Interview with Spanish Brass Quintet Carlos Beneto Grau
A “rock band from brass” or a serious circus? The Spanish Brass brass quintet performed at the International Music Festival in Yaroslavl. Spanish macho virtuosi first appeared in Russia, and…

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