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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Four new albums with unexpected genres
By January, many artists are preparing either albums of New Year's songs, or something completely special, which may not even happen without a festive rush. So, both the finale of…

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Conditional Bach: Four New Academic Music Albums
Little-known composers, significant composers and jazzmen, playing Bach "as it should," according to the notes. Such is the catch of June. It is gratifying when musicians fearlessly change their roles.…

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Classics from contemporaries: five new albums of academic music

Hits of concert halls and premieres of little-known composers. Young virtuosos, nuggets and groups with a century of history. Baroque, reminiscent of minimalism. So, we continue the review of modern recordings of classical music, released at the end of last year and the beginning of this year. We tell in the genre “Classics for Dummies” – in simple words about pleasant works that are worth listening to in any case.

Seong-Jin Cho, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Chamber Orchestra of Mozart: Piano Concerto N ° 20 K466 – Sonatas K281 & K332 “” I love playing Mozart, but not because it is easier than other composers, it’s just that its music is very joyful. And multi-layered, ”says Cho Son Jin. And he believes that Mozart’s music is “opera”, so it’s worth playing it not very strictly, but free. Continue reading

Will AI mastering replace real mastering engineers?

Making music is the most human and human occupation in the world, but in recent years, artificial intelligence has also begun to play on this field. Algorithms are involved in almost every stage of musical production – from creating beats on drum machines to writing the melodies themselves, which can hardly be distinguished from people’s creations. Now AI is starting to work in mastering, and this raises the question of the need to use qualified specialists in one of the most difficult areas of music production.

Mastering is the final step in post-processing audio, and its task is to make the final track sound balanced no matter what you listen to: even in Spotify, even in iTunes, even on disk. The purpose of mastering is to create a solid, coherent musical experience, leading the listener from song to song. Continue reading

Nineties without linden: seven great forgotten songs

In the summer of Moscow, the pioneers of Alice in Chains will arrive. The band recorded the first exemplary album of this style “Facelift”, and in 1992, AIC released the swan song of grunge – the album “Dirt”. In that year there were many musical breakthroughs, discoveries and upheavals. Something was forgotten, but it seems that the 90s are with us for a long time.

From the point of view of show business, the main achievement of the nineties, probably, is that they have learned how to make almost any non-commercial music commercial. “Repositioning”, in the language of marketing textbooks. So, it was in the 90s that “it turned out” that heavy music is not “stupid / choking”, but just the opposite: diverse, for all tastes, with quite pop ballagers within the style. And yes, other styles are most easily grafted onto it, from ethnics and hip-hop to electronics and jazz. Continue reading

Drummer on the hunt: five albums of leading drummers according to professionals
Most of all music jokes - about drummers and bass players. The rhythm section is an eternal source for exercises in homebrew humor. They themselves - the guys, as a…

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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…

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6 new albums of classical music
Classics do not die because they play it all the time. And they play it because it is a classic. Iron logic. But in fact, in fact: each generation finds…

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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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