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…

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Jazz together: six bright duet albums
Jazz is an abundant genre. Lush orchestras, lengthy improvisations, duels of soloists, wriggling rhythm section and the like. But not always the more, the better. When jazzmen consciously limit themselves,…

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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…

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Love in all its manifestations: five new albums of young indie rockers

Everyone has long known that rock and roll is dead. However, this guy has an amazing ability to be reborn into life, like a phoenix from the ashes. And he does it every time when a group of young people picks up the tools and decides to tell the whole world what they care about.

In fact, of course, rock music is not in decline, as many can decide by turning on the TV or simply going out and listening to what sounds from nearby establishments and cars. By and large, there are probably more guitar music being created now than ever before. Only the truly talented of its representatives need to be able to hear the general annoying roar, because the true young rocker – he is always somewhat underground, away from the major music moguls and cash flows. That’s why they call this music “indie” – these guys do not depend on anyone and create, as the heart tells them. Fontaines D. C. “Dogrel” Five young men from green Ireland gathered and recorded their debut album, penetrated by the atmosphere of their native Dublin. And, as written in the famous lines of William Butler Yeats, “terrible beauty was born.” The great Irish poet was remembered here not by chance – it was the love of poetry that brought this quintet together while still in college, and it was mainly the guys who were inspired to create this recording. The term “dogrel”, which gave the name to the record, is an old Irish word for the marginal form of the working class poetry. Straight, peremptory, rude and rather depressive images, designed to describe the surrounding reality and your attitude towards it. And these are street fights near countless pubs with Guinness advertising posters, a complex history of relations with neighboring Great Britain and the entire cultural context led by the main singer of Dublin – James Joyce. A truly intellectual creation, seasoned with charming and adding even more punk rock Irish vocalist accent, instantly enjoyed the taste of the public and the music press. If The Dubliners in the 1960s and The Pogues in the 1980s were the most important heroes of the Irish rock scene, now their place seems to be taken by the Fontaines DC team. However, perhaps much will depend on how the guys come through so fast. success to them, and what will follow this debut album. Finally, not to mention one more thing: in early July, residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg will be able to hear the Irish live during the music festival “Pain” and “Stereoleto” – rare for our lands opportunity to attend a concert at a young western c uppa at the very beginning of their creative path. Apple.Music, Yandex.Music, Deezer, Bandcamp
PUP “Morbid Stuff” These Canadian guys in general cannot be called newcomers – their group has been around for almost 10 years, and during this time they managed to tour half the world with concerts and acquire an impressive number of fans. So many were looking forward to the appearance of their third major studio recording. After the success of the previous album “The Dream is Over”, the musicians decided not to rush into the next material, take a break from the constant tour, create their own little label and, from whom they no longer depend, work on their best album, by their own conviction. . However, with the evaluation of their own creativity at PUP, things are not so simple. The name of the group in translation stands for “a miserable waste of potential”, and this sheds light on the nature of their work. Fun pop-punk at first glance hides pain and destructive self-reflection, and music in essence becomes a way to cope with constant depression and other internal demons with the help of self-irony and, of course, true friendship. Probably, it is these demons and the endless struggle with them that do not allow PUP music to remain the standard, predictable pop punk. Live emotions generate more complex, almost rock-like rhythmic patterns and guitar parts, and splashes of animal energy take the album somewhere in the direction of metal and post-hardcore, culminating in the frantic Full Blown Meltdown. Apple.Music, Yandex.Music, Deezer, Bandcamp
Dehd “Water” The new album of the Chicago trio can be called a kind of exercise in the new sincerity. A boy with a girl, in a state of agonizing and painful parting, spontaneously recorded on the record all their feelings for each other. It turned out 13 songs so sunny and pleasant to the ear that sometimes you forget about that bitter personal experience that stands behind them. No doubt, the guys managed not only to survive the breakup of romantic relationships, but also to transform them into something more – what is commonly called genuine platonic love.

Sounds that do not exist
Let's listen to a tape recording of sacred music - Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear how the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This…

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Under the dark skies: nine dark musical genres
To write this article was not an easy task, because it contains a philosophical paradox: a person always subconsciously strove for what he most fears. The darkness of the night…

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Why music is no longer recorded as before?
When old music lovers complain about songs nominated for a Grammy this year, there is a reason. The time has come for the annual Grammy Award, and, as always, the…

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Listen to video game soundtracks while you work.
I write this text, and in my ears there is a sound of triumphal pipes, pouring into the rhythmic rumblings of the violins. You know, you will read my article…

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