2005 June

Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 7, 2017
Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}

Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 135 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1931
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition / Bass

The liner notes for Barry Guy's extended composition/improvisation Folio (a printer's term for a piece of paper folded in half to create four pages) refer extensively to Nikolai Evreinov's 1912 play The Theatre of the Soul, in which three aspects of the soul are introduced by a pretentious professor who claims the Self as Trinity: Rational, Emotional, and Eternal (or subconscious). Performed a scant five years before the Russian Revolution and simultaneously as Freud's big exposition of the Id, the Ego, and the Superego, the play is one of those moments where history seems to be suggesting bits and pieces of itself. What that all has to with Guy's piece is ponderous at best and known only to Guy. Even Brian Lynch's liner essay is speculative and academic.

The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 1, 2017
The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}

The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 329 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Beggars Banquet Records | BBQCD 241
Rock / Indie Rock / Alternative / Chamber Pop / Sadcore

The National may sound like a garage band turned down, but there's as much primal energy lurking behind Alligator as in any mop-topped group of city kids with bloodstained Danelectros in a dusty warehouse. While Matt Berninger's lyrics and conversational delivery rely heavily on the kind of literate self-absorption that fuels so much of the indie rock scene today, he never comes off as preachy or unaware that the world would manage just fine without him; rather, he uses metaphor and humor as bullet points for a profound sense of displacement and anger. Out-of-the-blue statements like "f*ck me and make me a drink," from the brooding but lovely "Karen," are effective because the listener is brought into the story slowly, almost amiably, before being led to the plank.

VA - The Liberty of Jazz (Unreleased recordings) (2005)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 31, 2017
VA - The Liberty of Jazz (Unreleased recordings) (2005)

VA - The Liberty of Jazz (Unreleased recordings) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 190.41 Mb + 16.69 Mb (Scans) | 44:45
Mainstream Jazz, Straightahead Jazz | Label: SoLyd Records (SLR 0363)

In December 1964, after the brief period of liberalism following the Party Congress of 1961, the Krushchev regime [in the Soviet Union] cracked down on the playing of jazz, attacking it as “decadent”, as it had been called in Stalin’s time. It was an ideal opportunity for the Radio [Liberty] to fill the vacuum with a series of Russian programs on jazz.

Gandalf The Grey - The Tin Angel (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 23, 2017
Gandalf The Grey - The Tin Angel (2005)

Gandalf The Grey - The Tin Angel (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 227 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Folk, Folk Rock | Gear Fab Records #GF-212

Gear Fab's excavation of the recorded history of Greenwich Village folkie Chris Wilson continued apace with this follow-up to The Grey Wizard Am I (itself reissued three years earlier by the archival label). You needn't be a total sci-fi/fantasy dork to enjoy that 1972-vintage album, though it certainly doesn't hurt. Those with less esoteric – okay, less geeky – tastes, on the other hand, probably felt the Tolkien-themed lyricism was more than a little bit twee and precious. Even more well-adjusted, down-to-earth listeners, however, might find themselves charmed by parts of The Tin Angel. Firstly, the music itself is more diverse and, consequently, has a far broader appeal…

Abramis Brama - Dansa Tokjavelns Vals (1999/2005)  Music

Posted by Necromandus at Oct. 11, 2017
Abramis Brama - Dansa Tokjavelns Vals (1999/2005)

Abramis Brama - Dansa Tokjavelns Vals (1999/2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE+LOG | 390 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 130 MB | Complete HQ Scans | PNG -> 50 MB
Stoner/Hard Rock | Label: Transubstans Records ‎#TRANS011| RAR 3% Rec. | IcerBox.com

Accentus & Eric Ericson - North (2005)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 10, 2017
Accentus & Eric Ericson - North (2005)

Accentus & Eric Ericson - North (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:33:08 | 333 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Naïve Records

This two-disc set is a superb collection of choral works by 20th and 21st century Scandinavian composers, reaching back to Sibelius and other notables born in the 1800s–Toivo Kuula (1883-1918), Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927), David Wikander (1884-1955), and Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)–and continuing with composers either still living–Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928), Kurt Nystedt (b. 1915), and Jan Sandström (b. 1954)–or recently deceased–Jørgen Jersild (1913-2004) and Lars Johan Werle (1926-2001). This chronologically wide-ranging program makes for a fascinating variety of material and of choral writing, from the most tonal and hymnlike creations of Sibelius and Kuula to the knottier works of Nystedt, Sandström, and Werle. Along the way we hear a solidly, authoritatively rendered version of Sibelius' SATB setting of his challenging Rakastava, followed by Kuula's rich-textured, harmonically luscious, quintessentially Finnish choruses, most notable being the beautiful Auringon noustessa (Sunrise) and Nuku (Sleep).

The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 9, 2017
The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)

The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 133:44 | 512 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67431-32

This generous double disc survey of Saint-Saens' chamber music offers the listener over two hours of unalloyed pleasure and contains a judicious selection of works for various ensembles that range across his career - indeed the three sonatas for bassoon, clarinet and oboe respectively are very late pieces and were part of an intended series of such works for each member of the standard woodwind family, a project only curtailed by the composer's death in 1921.

Bela Bartok - Zoltan Kocsis Plays Bartok (2005) (8CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Oct. 5, 2017
Bela Bartok - Zoltan Kocsis Plays Bartok (2005) (8CD Box Set)

Béla Bartók - Zoltán Kocsis Plays Bartók (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 1.52 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1,2 Gb
Classical, Modern | Label: Philips Classics / 475 672

This is quite simply one of the most important and consistently superbly executed recording projects of all time. Bartók's piano music isn't exactly overrepresented on disc, being as it is without doubt one of the most important piano oeuvres ever composed, and in the hand of Zoltán Kocsis, doubtlessly one of the greatest pianists alive today, one should expect some superb discs where the works at long last receive the treatment they deserve. In fact, the actual result surpasses any possible expectations.
Django Reinhardt - In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar 1937-1950 (2005)

Django Reinhardt - In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:41
Guitar Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Swing | Label: Definitive | # DRCD 11286

Between dozens of recordings made from 1937 to 1950, legendary French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt waxed one, maybe two titles of solo guitar per year. Often it was less than that. Sometimes he made them at the request of the producers, who surely heard him warming up and decided to capture on records some of that magic atmosphere. Then Django took his instrument and performed whatever was on his mind: in occasions fully developed solo compositions; another times, instantly made up improvisations. This outstanding CD comprises them all for the first time in chronological order, including some very rare tracks and a recently discovered solo from a radio program as a bonus track.
Oliver Nelson's Big Band - Live From Los Angeles (1967) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Oliver Nelson's Big Band - Live From Los Angeles (1967) {2005 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 276 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 94 mb
Genre: jazz

Live From Los Angeles is the 1967 album by The Oliver Nelson's Big Band. Originally released on Impulse, this CD version was released by the Verve Music Group on 27 September, 2005.