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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Ten Christmas covers, overtaken by the originals
It is said that everything new is well forgotten old. We decided to support this expression and prepared for you a fresh selection of “bearded” Christmas hits in new arrangements,…

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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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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 who come 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.

Zhenya Strigalev & Federico Dannemann “The Change” Here is a typical example: a quartet with two leaders – saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev and guitarist Frederico Dannemann. Continue reading

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 sounds in color. The whole trend in art – color music – is based on this property of the sounds of music.

There is evidence that speech sounds, especially vowels, can also be perceived in color. A. Rambo even wrote a vowel sonnet in which he painted the sounds like this:

A – black; white – E; And – red; Y – green;
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In healthy skin – healthy hearing

The theory states that the brain uses a holographic coding system, so that it can multivariately encode sensory signals through all the senses. Therefore, any stimulus, like sound, for example, can be transmitted through any other sense organ, in such a way that the brain can recognize the incoming signal exactly as sound, using a special type of signal code for sound.

It seems that, unwillingly, Patrick Flanagan made a significant contribution to the confirmation of this theory when, as a teenager, he invented a device that allows any person (even completely deaf, even with a surgically removed middle ear) and, even more so, fully atrophied auditory nerve) hear through the skin. Patrick called his device “Neurophone” (Neurophone). Interesting story of creating a neurophone. Continue reading

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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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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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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Yevgeny Khavtan and Robert Lenz, Bravo: “Not Russian rock, but Russian twist!”
The group "Bravo" celebrated its 35th anniversary and releases an album of rare songs. We talk with band vocalist Robert Lentz and permanent leader of the band, guitarist, songwriter and…

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