a Flock Descends Into The Pentagonal Garden

Toru Takemitsu - Quatrain - A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden - Stanza I - Sacrifice - Ring - Valeria (1988)

Toru Takemitsu - Quatrain - A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden - Stanza I - Sacrifice - Ring - Valeria
XLD Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 59:07 | 253 MB
20th Century Classical | 1988 | Deutsche Grammophon
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Yuzo Toyama, Rie Hamada - Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works IV: Coral Island, etc. (1998)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works IV: Coral Island, etc. (1998)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Yuzo Toyama, conductor; Rie Hamada, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Denon/Nippon Columbia | # CO-18073 | Time: 00:53:26

Performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Yuzo Toyama with soprano Rie Hamada. A beautiful digital recording of several rarely performed works by Takemitsu (the soprano part of the marvelous "Coral Island" is very difficult, for example, and the "Archipelago S" is for an unusual ensemble of instruments). Many of the subtleties of Takemitsu's writing are lost in recording (for example, subtle harmonics behind more foreground material), but the engineers made a good effort here.

Toru Takemitsu: November Steps / Seiji Ozawa (2008)  Music

Posted by Benzok at Oct. 5, 2010
Toru Takemitsu: November Steps /  Seiji Ozawa (2008)

Toru Takemitsu: November Steps / Seiji Ozawa (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 193 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Red Seal ( BEST100, vol.83) | Time: 54:58 | hotfile, filesonic

Toru loved his country; particularly it's most refined traditions. He always expressed delight with our world's diversity and sadness at the passing of unique cultural traditions from which he believed other people could learn important lessons. Toru was not interested in merging cultures. On the contrary, he wanted every culture to retain its unique characteristics as parables for the enlightenment of all. He wanted peace but valued individuality above uniformity, principle above compromise. He expressed ambivalence about his November Steps; a blend of western orchestra and traditional Japanese instruments that some people saw as a bridge between East and West and a template for a world music.

A Flock Of Seagulls - The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (1986)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 25, 2017
A Flock Of Seagulls - The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (1986)

A Flock Of Seagulls - The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synth-pop, Dance-Rock | Label: Jive, BMG | # 82876535732 | 00:58:42

The Best of A Flock of Seagulls is an excellent 12-track roundup of A Flock of Seagulls' best material. Their catalog wasn't particularly deep outside of the hits "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" and "I Ran (So Far Away)," but they did do some good new nomantic synth pop, particularly on cuts like "Nightmares," "A Space Age Love Song," and "Telecommunications," all of which are here. As a matter of fact, this really does contain all of the group's best material, and while new wave fetishists will likely go for the actual albums anyway, most listeners will be more than satisfied with this.

The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at July 26, 2015
The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament

Sandra L. Richter, "The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament"
English | ISBN: 0830825770 | 2008 | PDF | 263 pages | 3,4 MB
BBC - Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden (2014)

BBC - Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | MKV/x264 @ 3500 Kbps | 58mn | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.50 GB
Genre: Documentary

Because it's not grand, the story of the suburban garden has barely been told - and yet 8 out of 10 people in England live in the suburbs. In this documentary, writer and historian Michael Collins delivers a riposte to the urban intelligentsia which has spent a century sneering at the suburbs. His south London pilgrimage takes him to Bexley and Bromley, Surbiton and the new promised land of Bluewater in Kent to explore what the suburban garden has meant to us and to celebrate what one contributor calls 'their little piece of heaven'.

Channel 4 - Raga: A Film Journey into the Soul of India (1971)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 3, 2017
Channel 4 - Raga: A Film Journey into the Soul of India (1971)

Channel 4 - Raga: A Film Journey into the Soul of India (1971)
HDTV | 960x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2236 Kbps | 1h 36min | 1.60 GiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Howard Worth's documentary follows sitar master Ravi Shankar during the late 1960s. It tracks his return to India to revisit his guru, the Bengali multi-instrumentalist and composer Allauddin Khan; explores Shankar's life as a musician and teacher in the US and Europe, where he helped to introduce Indian classical music and culture; and looks at his influences, including his dancer brother Uday Shankar, and his work with Yehudi Menuhin and George Harrison. English and Hindi with English subtitles.

The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at April 8, 2017
The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life (repost)

Ann Voskamp, "The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life"
ISBN: 0310318580, 0310346568 | 2016 | EPUB/AZW | 288 pages | 2 MB/2 MB
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History [Audiobook] {Repost}

The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History [Audiobook] by Howard Bloom
English | July 7, 2015 | ASIN: B00ZYGHFJO, ISBN: 1504625250, 1504625269 | MP3@64 kbps | 12 hrs 3 mins | 332 MB
Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner
Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 0738213284 | 2009 | 272 pages | 0.2 MB

It's over–and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out.