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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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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Strengthening cathartic experiences with music
One glance at a person who has in his memory a painful experience, actualized in the present, is enough to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, a person tries…

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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 senses on a par with colleagues from all, even the most “jazz” countries. It is gratifying to realize that some of the general jazz development is influenced by musicians coming from Russia! But in this environment true cosmopolitanism reigns: those who have brains pumped with all kinds of music from classical to electronics, who are master of their instrument and who are not afraid to experiment, welcome. Continue reading

Musical hallucinations

It happens, probably with everyone, which is already there. Any Praskovia girl will hook, spin, spin, and stop. Another thing is when the melody starts to sound continuously and is perceived as if it comes from outside. This is the trouble.

“A song that plays in your head from time to time is normal. Another thing is musical hallucinations, they become a serious problem. Continue reading

Music for the brain - as a foreign language
The brain perceives music as another foreign language. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the University of Liverpool, who investigated the brain area, which was previously considered to…

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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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Mozart effect
Listening to Mozart's music enhances our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, people responding to the standard IQ test demonstrate an increase in intelligence. This phenomenon discovered by some scientists…

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We see the sound
1. "Sound + color"? The property of sounds to cause color images was noticed long ago. Much has been written about the color hearing of A. Scriabin, who saw musical…

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