Balalaikas to synths, the Russians at Musikmesse cover the gamut

Some of it, you’d expect: accordions, balalaikas. Some of it, you’d crave: post-Soviet electronic sounds. And some of it would surprise you: ready to play some pineapples? Meet the Russian makers at Musikmesse.

Polivoks gets a $500 post-Soviet sibling, realizing a dream from 1990

The original creators of the legendary Soviet Polivoks synthesizer are back with an edition that’s small and affordable – completing an idea they had in 1990.

Peter Kirn - March 2, 2018

Ivy is an epic 240-step hardware sequencer as sound installation

16 steps? 32? Phfft. How about 240 steps, with 240 sliders, over a space of 5 meters? That’s the latest vtol installation – and it’s breathtaking.

Peter Kirn - October 23, 2017

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