2015 Tension

Ensemble InterContemporain, Matthias Pintscher - Bartok & Ligeti (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ensemble InterContemporain, Matthias Pintscher - Bartok & Ligeti (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 108:50 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alpha label is launching a collaboration with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and its new artistic director, composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher. This series includes alternate 20th-century landmarks and new works, providing an opportunity to show to advantage the great quality of the EIC musicians in the major masterpieces of the last century and to discover scores by composers of the 21st century. This release features works of Béla Bartok & György Ligeti.
Hawkwind - The Space Ritual Alive (Original Master) (1973/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Hawkwind - Space Ritual (1973/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 88:36 minutes | 1,94 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"The Space Ritual Alive in Liverpool and London" is a 1973 live double album recorded in 1972 by UK rock band Hawkwind. It is their fourth album, reached #9 in the UK album charts and briefly dented the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #179. The album was recorded during the tour to promote their Doremi Fasol Latido album, which comprises the bulk of this set. In addition, there are new tracks ("Born To Go", "Upside Down" and "Orgone Accumulator") and the songs are interspersed by electronic and spoken pieces making this one continuous performance. Their recent hit single "Silver Machine" was excluded from the set, and only "Master of the Universe" remains from their first two albums.
Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs

Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.44 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 647 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95161 | Time: 04:37:54

The prolific Domenico Alberti squeezed a surprising number of works out of a short and eventful life, achieving fame across Western Europe, particularly for the so-called ‘Alberti bass’, an arpeggiated style of left-hand keyboard playing. Yet his presentday reputation does not equal these heights, his fame largely limited today to his Eight Sonatas. This recording puts this to rights, showcasing Alberti as a composer who deserves to be remembered for centuries to come, as a musical poet possessed of remarkable invention and imagination. Alberti’s compositions display the simplicity and sensitivity of Clementi, the vigour of Mozart and, in the briefest of moments, an almost Schubertian or Chopinesque pre-Romanticism. His keyboard compositions are generally individual movements or twopart toccatas or sonatas, the whole full of melodic echoes and intentional reworkings, which form intriguing bridges between the pieces. The three distinct periods in the composer’s output of keyboard music are mirrored here by the use of organ, fortepiano and harpsichord (all of which Alberti would have had to hand in his day) – corresponding also to the period practice of ‘playing on all manner of instruments’, with individual pieces often not tied down to a specific instrument. This combination adds a talented keyboardist and international award-winner Manuel Tomadin who has a particular interest in Renaissance and Baroque music and historical organs. He brings all of his expertise to bear on this superb album. This 4 album set contains the complete keyboard music by Domenico Alberti, a First Recording.

City and Colour - If I Should Go Before You (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 4, 2018
City and Colour - If I Should Go Before You (2015)

City and Colour - If I Should Go Before You (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:50:59 | 348 Mb
Indie Rock, Blues | Label: Dine Alone Record

If I Should Go Before You is the fifth studio album by City and Colour. It was released on October 9, 2015, by Dine Alone Records. The album received very positive reviews upon release, with some believing it may be Green's best album to date. The album also did well commercially, becoming the band's first number 1 album on Canadian iTunes. The album was also nominated for several Juno Awards, including an Artist of the Year nomination for Green, as well as nods for the songwriting on "Blood", "Lover Come Back", and "Wasted Love".

Thea: The Awakening (2015)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at April 4, 2018
Thea: The Awakening (2015)

Thea: The Awakening (2015)
PC Game | Developer: MuHa Games | 1 GB
Languages: Audio and text: English. Text only: Deutsch, français, polski, Russian
Version GOG: 1.20.3919.0 (19474)
Genre: Strategy - Turn-based - Survival
John Williams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2015)

John Williams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2015)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 395 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Walt Disney | # 00050087323295 | 01:17:52

From the fanfare of the opening crawl to the abrupt cutaway zing of the closing credits, John Williams' soundtrack to The Force Awakens does not disappoint. Williams has always been an integral part of the Star Wars experience, as familiar as the movies themselves, comforting and nostalgic. The fan anticipation and legacy baggage that came with the seventh film in this iconic series was overwhelming, being the first new film since 2005's Revenge of the Sith and the direct sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi, yet the results are not crushed by outlandish pressure. For The Force Awakens, Williams began work in late 2014, before recording began in Los Angeles in June 2015 (the first time a Star Wars film score was not recorded at Abbey Road). He enlisted a freelance orchestra and, with the help of William Ross and Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel, produced a 23-song journey connecting the past and the future of the Star Wars universe. Here, Williams combines the old and the new with expert subtlety, creating a lush experience that rewards repeat listens. Those familiar with his work on other big-budget sagas (Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones) will instantly recognize the blaring horns that propel the action, the stirring strings that intensify the tension, and the bombast that contribute to the excitement as much as the scenes portrayed on the screen.
Cathy Krier - Berg, Schönberg, Zimmermann & Liszt (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cathy Krier - Berg, Schönberg, Zimmermann & Liszt (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 71:18 minutes | 576 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The early 20th century is a period that fascinates me. The prevalent musical aesthetic was disrupted by a new generation of composers who maintained their roots in tradition, but felt a great desire to expand music’s horizons: they formed a multitude of currents and embarked on a number of different paths, all driven by the idea of transfiguring everything they had previously known.

East India Youth - Culture Of Volume (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 21, 2018
East India Youth - Culture Of Volume (2015)

East India Youth - Culture Of Volume (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Electronic, Ambient, Synthpop | Label: XL Recordings | # XLCD674 | Time: 00:55:20

Released just a year after East India Youth's distinctive indie electronic debut, the Mercury Prize-nominated Total Strife Forever, Culture of Volume presents another blend of Eno-inspired synth compositions and thoughtful electropop songs. However, where the former was mostly instrumentals with a few songs, Culture of Volume offers the reverse for a poppier and more melodic, but equally hypnotic and well-crafted sophomore LP. While East India Youth had been essentially a solitary project for multi-instrumentalist William Doyle, he brought in Graham Sutton to mix this time, George Hider recorded Doyle's vocals, and Hannah Peel provided acoustic strings. Their work polishes an adventurous landscape where, without changing the record's pensive tone, tempos, complexity, and pitch range shift regularly. This variability begins right from the contrasting opening two tracks. "The Juddering" serves as an instrumental takeoff, both as the album's opener and in the sense of sound; its slow-building, mechanical, turbine effect mingles pitches and noise until a simple melody coalesces. It's followed by the sparse song "End Result" ("The end result is not what was in mind"), melodic and vocal-led with welcoming, blunt bell tones. The record never settles into a full-on catchy, Pet Shop Boys-type affair, or settles in at all, though moments are remindful of '80s British dance-pop, such as the trance-infused "Beaming White" with a far-reaching, Erasure-like melody.

Stefan Aeby Trio - To the Light (2015)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 21, 2018
Stefan Aeby Trio - To the Light (2015)

Stefan Aeby Trio - To the Light (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 229.45 Mb | 52:22 | Covers
Free Improvisation, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Intakt Records - Intakt CD 274

Acclaimed swiss pianist and composer stefan aeby presents with his trio his debut on intakt records as a bandleader. his excellent new album "to the light" with bass player andré Pousaz and drummer Michi stulz has a clear, unique identity. the trio follows a free vision of minimal sound art, leaving space and time to react to each other, and to revel in the sounds.
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:22 minutes | 754 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The new record is the first in 10 years from the acclaimed trio–Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss–who came crashing out of the ’90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk’s political insight and emotional impact. Formed in Olympia, WA in 1994, Sleater-Kinney were hailed as “America’s best rock band” by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and put out seven searing albums in 10 years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006.