Why does music heal?
Almost everything that happens in nature is connected with the world of sounds. In any case, in wildlife. It can be considered proven that music affects us, plants, and animals.…

Continue reading →

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…

Continue reading →

Brain "under the jazz"
When jazz musicians improvise, areas that are responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses are turned off in their brain, and instead, areas that open the way for self-expression…

Continue reading →

Monthly Archives: June 2018

Sound Genesis and Music Carrier: Ummagma Group Unveils Maps

Summarizing the sound quality of the audio system, our listeners are often forced to guess and speculate what the artist “actually wanted to say” on a particular phonogram. Today we have a unique opportunity. Meet the indie duo Ummagma will tell you first-hand how the music arises and the album is recorded.

Reference: Ummagma is Alexander Kretov and Shauna MacLarnon. In the project, Alexander is responsible for the iron, and Shona sings. Continue reading

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 recording with the Emerson String Quartet, as well as the completely non-chamber, Rabelaisian Bruckner.

Chamber music is considered the most difficult genre, and for all. The composer has to invent something to make a dense text for a small number of instruments. Continue reading

Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

...

Loud music and reaction drivers
Listening to music at high volume while driving can impair the response and lead to a traffic accident. This conclusion was made by Canadian scientists. Their research showed that it…

...

Wish Tree: Four New Jazz Albums
Anyway, but today jazz is the most creative, modern, free and therefore interesting music from all styles. And this is the only genre in which domestic musicians perform in all…

...

Music and the brain of a child
According to numerous studies, the use of music as an additional sensory flow greatly improves the speech function in children of preschool age. Any activity, in particular, intellectual, is provided…

...