In "Skilled Mechanics", I'm the lead vocalist: an interview with Tricky
More than twenty years ago, Bristol-based artist Tricky, together with the bands Portishead and Massive Attack, managed to create other music, located at the junction of hip-hop, jazz, dub, rock…

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Male Friendship: Interview with FFS
Fans of unusual pop music, art rock provocateurs Sparks and Franz Ferdinand first met ten years ago. The promise to work together led to the recording of a full-length album…

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Friendly takeover: interview with FFS
If the company does not have economic development, this often leads to a merger with a competitor. Is it exactly the same in music? With many so-called supergroups, this is…

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forever changed

Male Friendship: Interview with FFS

Fans of unusual pop music, art rock provocateurs Sparks and Franz Ferdinand first met ten years ago. The promise to work together led to the recording of a full-length album called “FFS”, and, as Chris Cottingham from NME found out, it gave a lot of new strength to both groups.

Just think, because nothing would have happened if Alex Kapranos had not broken his tooth. In 2013, the 43-year-old frontman Franz Ferdinand was on a tour in Uruguay with the group when he was unsuccessful and Kapranos did not dare to entrust himself to the local health care system. The next stop was San Francisco, where manager Franz Ferdinand had an appointment with dentist Huey Lewis. Yes, Huey Lewis from the 1980s pop rockers Huey Lewis And The News. It looked like his toothbrush was the Continue reading

Morphine: “We treat every tour as the last

No matter how much I (as, by the way, many others) love Morphine’s music, it was not a group from which anyone would expect a contract with a major record label. There are too many factors against: the drug in the title, gloomy sound, lyrics similar to the texts of hipsters, a strange set of instruments (drums, saxophone-baritone and two-string bass … damn it, two-string).

Morphine challenged my and probably my own expectations. I had dinner with the band’s frontman, inventor of double-string bass Mark Sandman, in his, probably, favorite place – restaurant / rock club “Middle East” – in his, apparently, favorite area – at the central square – a month before the album’s release ” Like Swimming. ” He was the fourth in their discography and the first recorded on the famous Continue reading

10 tools that changed the world of music

The time has come to get into the dark closet and get out of there the ten most epochal musical instruments that have allowed music today to become what it is. So, 10 tools that forever changed the world of music.

Guitar Fender Telecaster
The first serial electric guitar with a solid, not acoustic or semi-acoustic soundboard. Then, however, it was called differently – Fender Broadcaster, and it looked a bit wrong, but in essence it is the same famous Telecaster, which musicians around the world use to this day. The name Telecaster was coined by Leo Fender in 1951. A brilliantly simple design that does not go out of fashion in any way, as well as the Continue reading

Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines
Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released. Kevin Perry looked behind a screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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Our task is to write sincerely, without any tricks. Interview with Gayana
The Moscow English-speaking group Gayana is a fresh project of the domestic music scene, which performs refined eighteenth-century pop music. The unique music and style of Gayana turned out to…

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10 interesting facts that science can tell us about music
Where would we be without science? Most likely dead. We could be destroyed by some super cholera or busted by another species of primates, who would discover the secrets of…

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Finding a Job Like It: An Alternative Rock Star Career
Sometimes the crazy and bizarre world of music is not enough. Perhaps that is why some rock stars are engaged in extracurricular activities - anything from agriculture to piloting airplanes.…

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