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…

Continue reading →

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.…

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…

Continue reading →

harmony

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 is no promotion strategy. Then you try to find out those Russians on a CD with fire in the afternoon, then suddenly – a shaft.

Here in May, something like this happened. And it is gratifying to see that our people are trying to do something sharp, fresh, attractive and break out of the usual jazz frames. Continue reading

Romance of romance: new recordings of classical music

Let’s talk about modern music. What is generally considered modern: everything that is not called “classics”, or works of modern composers, written according to strict academic standards, or maybe just everything that still arouses some interest? Anyway, sometimes we can observe how yesterday’s avant-garde artists become living classics, and pop hits move into the repertoire of academic groups. And at the most, it would seem, well-known figures of the last century, new facets are revealed. Continue reading

What is the secret of the fascinating power of music?

Music surrounds us everywhere. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expressiveness of films and performances. Rock musicians make us jump on our feet and dance, while parents lull the kids with quiet lullabies.

The love of music has deep roots: people have been composing and listening to it since culture originated. Continue reading

Genetic codes and music
Nigel Helyer of the University of Western Australia (Univesrity of Western Australia) and the university laboratory SymbioticA created the GeneMusiK project, which turns genetic codes into musical works and vice…

...

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,…

...

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…

...

Unknown about Miles and not only
“The critics were still not up to me, but there was a demand for my albums. I could see it at least because around the same time Bob Weinstock (Prestige)…

...