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Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra & Joaquin Rodrigo - Latin Winds (2018)

Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra & Joaquin Rodrigo - Latin Winds (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 270 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 11 | Time: 66:14 min

From Spain to Mexico and Brazil, the RNCM Wind Orchestra, under the conductors Clark Rundell and Mark Heron, here celebrates the strong Latin tradition of wind bands in an exhilarating programme. The album prominently features works by one of the most iconic composers for winds, the Brazilian Villa-Lobos. Their liveliness, freely changing modalities, ease of flow, and likeable sonorities are a striking compositional signature, the unusual Concerto Grosso exploring a unique sound world with concertante discussion among the four wind soloists and the wind band.
Winds Unlimited - Harmoniemusik from Mozart's Favourite Operas (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Winds Unlimited - Harmoniemusik from Mozart's Favourite Operas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 51:45 minutes | 0.97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In the eighteenth century it was common practice to hear excerpts from the public’s favourite operas and ballets, their most loved arias performed in transcriptions usually for wind sextet, or sometimes a wind octet, both occassionally with an additional bass instrument. This Harmoniemusik was all the rage in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, most intensely from 1780s - 1820s, particularly in Vienna but also in Prague and Budapest. Mozart himself, in a letter to his father, mentioned hearing such a group playing on the street from his window and expressed his joy at hearing his own music in this smaller ensemble setting.

Kronos Quartet: 25 Years (1998) (10 CD Box Set) REPOST  Music

Posted by murena at March 6, 2018
Kronos Quartet: 25 Years (1998) (10 CD Box Set) REPOST

Kronos Quartet: 25 Years (1998) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 2,42 Gb | Scans -> 14,8 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 10 CDs, 10:32:57 min | 1,43 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Nonesuch

The 20th century has not been kind to most standard classical music forms. The piano sonata, the concerto, the symphony – none of them have disappeared entirely, but none remain in a state that could be called even remotely healthy. The same was true of the string quartet until 1973, when violinist David Harrington got some friends together to play contemporary music and offered his old high-school composition teacher a bag of donuts if he'd write a piece for them…

Maddy Prior - Changing Winds (1978) Reissue 1993 [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 14, 2018
Maddy Prior - Changing Winds (1978) Reissue 1993 [Repost]

Maddy Prior - Changing Winds (1978) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
British Folk, British Folk-Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD213 | Time: 00:40:21

Some forty years from her emergence on the late sixties folk club circuit, Maddy Prior is one of the most enduring, influential and respected artists in British music. Born in Blackpool and, raised in St Albans, Maddy first came to prominence as a duo with singer/ guitarist Tim Hart, building a reputation around the folk clubs and releasing two albums. As the 70s dawned, they joined forces with Ashley Hutchings (of Fairport Convention) and Gay & Terry Woods, with the idea of fusing folk song with rock instrumentation and technique. The new group took its name from a traditional Lincolnshire ballad 'Horkstow Grange' - the tale of a character called Steeleye Span.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Music for Winds (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Music for Winds (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 55:06 minutes | 2.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

All around the world, critics cheered the SCO Wind Soloists’ previous album of Mozart Divertimenti: ‘superb in every way’ (Fanfare), ‘a joy from start to finish’ (Europadisc), ‘sparkles with joy and chuckles with good humour’ (BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’).
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Music for Winds (2018)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Music for Winds (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 205 MB
Label: Linn Records | Tracks: 13 | Time: 55:06 min

All around the world, critics cheered the SCO Wind Soloists’ previous album of Mozart Divertimenti: ‘superb in every way’ (Fanfare), ‘a joy from start to finish’ (Europadisc), ‘sparkles with joy and chuckles with good humour’ (BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’).
Rob Blakeslee Quintet - Long Narrows (1994) {Nine Winds Records NWCD0167}

Rob Blakeslee Quintet - Long Narrows (1994) {Nine Winds Records NWCD0167}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 419 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Nine Winds Records | NWCD0167
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Trumpet

Blakeslee's an extremely gifted, Oregon-based trumpeter of a cantankerously lyrical free jazz persuasion. His concept leans heavily on tonal centers, it seems, even though the contexts of the blowing can become significantly atonal. He's an imaginative and original player of whom much more should be heard. Blakeslee's colleagues are all of a similar caliber; the multi-reedist Vinny Golia is, of course, one of the most dramatic improvisers extant, as is the lesser-known but prodigiously inventive pianist Tad Weed. On a number of occasions, as a soloist, Weed lifts the proceedings to extraordinary levels of excitement; he has a pronounced ability to pace, organize, and build upon his statements.

Echoes - Nature/Existence (2010)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 26, 2018
Echoes - Nature/Existence (2010)

Echoes - Nature/Existence (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 402 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Progrock Records (PRR315)

Nature / Existence is the impressive debut album from this Venezuelan collective who are based around a sextet of musicians which is further expanded by four guest vocalists - Carl Webb ('Oceanworks'), Tobias Jansson ('The Law', 'Silent Scythe'), Nick Storr ('The Third Ending') and Pedro Castillo ('Tempano/Aditus') - a smattering of saxophone and, on one composition, a Chamber String Quartet. And in keeping with the bands Latin origins they also incorporate traditional folk music, backed up by the appearance of a cuatro (a traditional Venezuelan folk instrument similar to a ukulele, apparently). Emerging back in 2005 and being welcomed in their prog-starved homeland, Echoes have taken their time in crafting their debut opus and, without the burden of expectation that can hamper releases by established artists, it proves to have been well worth the wait…
Anders Paulsson - Aho: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra and Quintet for Winds & Piano (2017)

Anders Paulsson, Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Aho: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra and Quintet for Winds & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:58:39 | 140 MB
Label: BIS

To date, Kalevi Aho has composed sixteen symphonies and twenty-eight concertos, several operas and a large number of chamber works – a rate of production which is all the more impressive considering the complexity and originality displayed by each new work. On this latest in a long series of BIS releases with Aho’s music, two of his most recent works are performed by the musicians of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra and its artistic director John Storgårds have collaborated with the composer on several projects, and the Concerto for Soprano Saxophone is a commission from the orchestra, at the suggestion of the Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson. A specialist on the soprano saxophone, Paulsson also demonstrated the instrument’s capabilities to Aho as part of his preparations.

Winds of Plague - Blood of My Enemy (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 29, 2017
Winds of Plague - Blood of My Enemy (2017)

Winds of Plague - Blood of My Enemy (2017)
Symphonic Deathcore, Metalcore | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:39:17 | 94.34 Mb | Cover
Country: United States (Upland, CA) | Label: eOne Music / Good Fight Music (EOM-CD-5463)

After four years Winds of Plague have released their fifth studio album Blood Of My Enemy (eOne/Good Fight Music). What has helped set the deathcore act apart from other bands is their use of keyboards and the apocalyptic and symphonic tones they produce. Blood Of My Enemy carries this component along, while continuing the band’s tradition of aggressive and wild instrumentation. From beginning to end the album pumps with a racing heart rate chock full of vibrancy and warrior spirit. The music casts an overall aura that breathes with adrenaline and good vibes, empowering one with a surge of strength to take on the day, or to charge into the mosh pit.