Behemoth's front man Nergal has been teasing his fans about his upcoming solo project for many months. The name of the project is Me And That Man with Nergal and musician John Porter. In Nergal's words, the album will include country and rockabilly elements but there is some folkish touch to it as well. Overall it has a blues vibe all over and flirts with various genres. I love Madrugada, Leonard Cohen, Wovenhand, Nick Cave and more… and I wouldn’t be surprised if you find these inspirations in this new music.
Rhythm of Love is the fifth album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. The album was certified double platinum giving Baker her fourth platinum selling album. Baker also received a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Female R&B vocal performance for I Apologize. Body And Soul was nominated for 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B vocal performance and best R&B song, and Rhythm of Love was nominated for best R&B album.
Songs of Love and Hate is one of Leonard Cohen's most emotionally intense albums – which, given the nature of Cohen's body of work, is no small statement…
Songs of Love and Hate is one of Leonard Cohen's most emotionally intense albums – which, given the nature of Cohen's body of work, is no small statement. (…) If Songs of Love and Hate isn't Cohen's best album, it comes close enough to be essential to anyone interested in his work.
The British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, twice nominated for a Grammy, here performs a collection of songs by Robert Schumann, which combines two song cycles from the extremely prolific song year 1840 with several songs from the composer’s last years. She is accompanied by Eugene Asti. Sarah Connolly fell in love with Schumann’s songs in her youth. She has sung them since her early days as a performer and in the booklet she and Eugene Asti write, ‘at the heart of Schumann’s music on this recording lie a profound melancholy and a personal and completely honest, open-hearted empathy for the poetry, which is totally disarming. All the stories and situations depicted in these songs were so much a part of the composer’s own life experience that we just cannot help but be touched and moved by them. Perhaps it is for these reasons that our love for Schumann is especially great, and we feel privileged to be able to share this extraordinary music with you’.