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Reviewed in June: Optimalny at Planetarium and disks + Arnie

Reviewed in June: Optimalny at Planetarium and disks + Arnie

Суббота, 22 Июнь 2013 14:35

[caption id="attachment_1875" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="...ominous looming the Planetarium Moscow"][/caption] World might deliberately ignore Russian musicians’ and writers’ efforts at presenting themselves, and the reason is aggressive local protectionism in the face of Third World  immigration. The second serious reason, ...

Stop Press: Pink Floyd-esque Planetarium Moscow

Stop Press: Pink Floyd-esque Planetarium Moscow

Среда, 19 Июнь 2013 22:05

Feel like good old days return and already-been-there on June 20th at truly unique show of 60s pop music and this millennium’s vision. Moscow veteran rock band Optimalny Variant (the right option) have come up with Beatle-meet-Floyd spectacular making full use of what entourage The Moscow Planetarium got to offer. The ...

To who may it concern? Grab CD and be off

Пятница, 24 Май 2013 16:06

By Vladimir Yelbaev, YelbTrib brand owner   It’s unlikely that the fact perturbs Wikipedia or Who’s Who guys but nearly every media personality entry there from our parts will have been wrought, non-pro inferior and hyped. So I’ll be rubbing in another. Impoverished en masse, today’s Russian consumer still remains under-explored / ...

Moscow Hifi show ’13: for a last laugh

Воскресенье, 14 Апрель 2013 0:03

Notes by Vladimir Yelbaev, the proverbial urban weirdo   [caption id="attachment_1775" align="alignleft" width="216" caption="A happy exception to the rule: A&T Trade distributor's systems featuring DALI, Thiel and B&W latest speaker models with accurate tweaking and painstaking tuning. The sound swayed listeners. "]...

Someone’s been having your… ear

Someone’s been having your… ear

Воскресенье, 6 Январь 2013 22:18

Intro A handful of Russia’s musicians bill world’s fests, fewer still watchdog their petty contracts in the West while pianist Matsuev and conductor Spivakov toil to help drive it home that Russia’s talent and pros are no more. As for Moscow’s English-published expat-run media, they look like competing for the ...

Chuck Berry in town. More music to buy

Chuck Berry in town. More music to buy

Четверг, 1 Ноябрь 2012 20:06

New arrivals await your grab at Purpurny Legion Store, Novokuznetskaya ul, 1 in Moscow. All the reviewer copies are local presses of properly licensed expensive major label releases. These are far superior to the typical pavement and fleamarket sold lot where you come from – at that low prices! Some ...

Meridian speakers ride on in Moscow

Meridian speakers ride on in Moscow

Суббота, 29 Сентябрь 2012 17:59

[caption id="attachment_1623" align="alignleft" width="201" caption="Seminal British Meridian 7200. Come audition it in Moscow parlour."][/caption] The one reason why 6moons (the legend of an expert site) has been passing by active digital  speaker brand from ...

More picks to while away and look to

More picks to while away and look to

Воскресенье, 23 Сентябрь 2012 17:27

Regular reviews by Vladimir Yelbaev since 1989, so far I can remember, encounter 40.000 or more units embracing major distributors’ stuff and presently focus on Russian proper and licensed releases. The contents of the column are free for use (will be taken in any case) while the writer is free ...

Just another pick

Just another pick

Вторник, 10 Июль 2012 16:59

Unless shown otherwise, bimonthly reviewed are latest official Russian made CDs, BDs, DVDs (no downloads), both local or licensed, as well as imports. Videos - zone free and  dubbed/subtitled. Label copy as stated. Original booklet design almost ubiquitous. Reviewed stuff available from The Used Corner (Komisionyi) at Purple Legion Record ...

“Russian Spring” (season only implied) collectable CDs + PS!

“Russian Spring” (season only implied) collectable CDs + PS!

Среда, 23 Май 2012 13:33

Unless shown otherwise, bimonthly reviewed are current-time Russian made CDs, BDs, DVDs (no downloads), either local or licensed / original prints of world releases. Videos zone free, dubbed/subtitled in world languages. Label and date credits appear as stated. Original booklet design reproduced with the exception of Universal (Rus) where it’s ...