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STOLYAROV Newsletter. Issues 25-26 & 27-28
in these days of massive Internet overdoses, it occurs
that you receive surprising fanzine alike publications.
this case, I'm talking about this one page newsletter,
ran by a guy who lives in Ukraine.
point, the whole was hand written, but done in a so
careful manner that you would surely mistake it for
some computer if you didn't look closer.
level of English is above the average: It seems well
written, and I don't know about a third of these English
words (It brings back remembrances of my first years
of cerebral efforts with the foreign zines haha).
and in my opinion the most important, the content of
the reviews is quite strange: More than half of the
writing do not deal with music, nor develop an ambiance
or a deliria linked to the album... What I can read
is opinions about past East Europe history, geopolitical
tensions and others things of this kind... I don't know
if it should be taken as sarcasm, free flowing thoughts,
or anything else... The editor says he doesn't want
to become some boring and loosy critic, but it doesn't
really make sense when his writing (apparently) has
nothing to do with the music... I might need few snail
mails to get an idea of what the writer really means...
A nice newsletter, for its quite well written English.
Alexander Stolyarov, Rosa luxemburg St. 50-11, 71112