Ben Lucas

Gary Lucas - The Edge Of Heaven: Gary Lucas Plays Mid-Century Chinese Pop (2001) [Re-Up]

Gary Lucas - The Edge Of Heaven: Gary Lucas Plays Mid-Century Chinese Pop (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Label Bleu | # LBLC 2582 HM 83 | 00:38:46

Gary Lucas – charmingly oddball pop songwriter, musical world traveler, utterly hellacious guitarist – is perhaps at his most hellaciously, charmingly cosmopolitan on this frankly amazing album, which finds him adapting popular Chinese songs that were originally recorded in the 1960s and which he heard and fell in love with during a sojourn in Taiwan in the mid-'70s. His girlfriend at the time had a cassette tape of such local superstars as Chow Hsuan and Bai Kwong, and it was, he says in his liner notes, "like almost no other music I had ever heard before." Twenty-five years later he put together this quirkily gorgeous tribute, which includes jaw-droppingly virtuosic fingerstyle guitar arrangements ("Mad World," "Wall") and song settings using guest vocalists. Among the best of the latter are the limpidly beautiful "Night in Shanghai" (again, note the guitar playing) and the country-flavored "I Wait for Your Return," which is simply a hoot. He's not playing this stuff for laughs, though; his genuine affection for the music comes through loud and clear, and even when he has fun with it he is obviously trying to do so in a way that brings its haunting loveliness to the fore. Very highly recommended.
Ensemble Recherche; Arditti String Quartet; Lucas Vis - Brian Ferneyhough: Funerailles (2006) [Re-Up]

Brian Ferneyhough - Funérailles (2006)
Ensemble Recherche; Arditti String Quartet; Lucas Vis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Stradivarius | # STR 33739 | Time: 00:49:28

Noted as a "maximalist" for his densely textured, intricately constructed serial works, Brian Ferneyhough is a challenging composer by any standard, and his uncompromising and intensely demanding scores are some of the most original of the late avant-garde. In such complicated chamber works as Funérailles I (1969-1977) and Funérailles II (1969-1980), both versions for seven strings and harp, Ferneyhough presents thickets of notes and short gestures that are tightly organized, but so abrupt and pointillistic that the lay listener may mistake them as random fragments, not at all as recurring ideas. Similarly, in the rhythmically layered Bone Alphabet for percussion (1991) and the angular Unsichtbare Farben (Invisible Colors) for solo violin (1999), the ear can only take in the surfaces of the music, having no way to grasp the underlying patterns that are employed. Yet it would be a mistake to think these pieces are just cerebral exercises, since Ferneyhough is too good a composer to pass off intellectual doodles as serious work. While there are designs in these pieces only a theoretician may comprehend and abrasive sonorities only a die-hard modernist may love, there are points of tension and release that are easily perceived, and textures and timbres that a prepared listener may appreciate without too much strain.

Lucas Niggli - Alchemia Garden (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 16, 2018
Lucas Niggli - Alchemia Garden (2018)

Lucas Niggli - Alchemia Garden (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 Mb | 00:47:25
Modern Classical, Jazz, Drums | Label: Intakt Records

Alchemia Garden: the album’s wonderful title, creates an enchanting, ambiguous effect. Lucas Niggli relates the organic, biological and growing, which develops on its own and is cultivated and maintained in the form of the garden, to the metamorphosis of material, the scientific search for something unknown which historically has been seen to generate something new.

VA - Grandmix 2017, Mixed By Ben Liebrand (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Jan. 12, 2018
VA - Grandmix 2017, Mixed By Ben Liebrand (2018)

VA - Grandmix 2017, Mixed By Ben Liebrand (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 175:34 | 413 Mb
Genre: Pop, Disco / Label: Sony Music

Although more Grandmix editions have been made like the 80's and 90's editions, this marks the 28th annual Grandmix and is broadcasted on Radio 538. Unfortunately some foreign record companies consider the Grandmix as just another compilation license request. Their lack of knowledge of DJ and mix history sometimes leaves them stuck in unnecessary restricting company policies. All Dutch dance related companies are no problem, as most of the people working there got into the dance music business because of the early Grandmixes. Armada, Spinnin' and News are absolutly fabulous in their cooperation for which I, in return, am very greatful.

A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 21, 2018
A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson [Audiobook]

A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson [Audiobook] by Candy Carson
English | January 5th, 2016 | ASIN: B018SSI1NS, ISBN: 0147524229 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 27 mins | 177.91 MB
Narrator: Candy Carson

Like most Americans, you might think of Ben Carson as a trailblazing brain surgeon and, in the last few years, as an outspoken commentator on national issues. But his wife of more than 40 years knows him as so much more: a loving husband, a devoted father, a devout Christian, a committed philanthropist, and a fierce patriot. Now Candy Carson introduces us to the private side of a very public figure as she shares the inspiring story of their marriage and their family.

The Art of Lucas Cranach the Younger  Graphics

Posted by nrg at May 20, 2018
The Art of Lucas Cranach the Younger

The Art of Lucas Cranach the Younger
67 jpg | up to 6270*4332 | 249 MB
German painter

The Ben Geyer Trio - The Acadian Orogeny (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 17, 2018
The Ben Geyer Trio - The Acadian Orogeny (2018)

The Ben Geyer Trio - The Acadian Orogeny (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 239 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 MB | 00:41:34
Jazz | Label: The Ben Geyer Trio

The album’s five original pieces, originating between 2006 and 2014, create topographies of all sorts. Each constrains the musicians differently, sending us on different kinds of terrains. “Reminiscing” and “The Acadian Orogeny” are hikes: we create the vivid details of the landscape as we follow a predetermined path. “Movable Cogs” is a crawl through the daily grind until we break away, eventually returning home to find ourselves transformed.

Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport 28)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at May 16, 2018
Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport 28)

Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport 28) by John Sandford
English | 3 May 2018 | ISBN: 1471174832 | 400 Pages | EPUB | 694.43 KB

STRAVAGANZE … E BEN ALTRO  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Barvaz at May 8, 2018
STRAVAGANZE … E BEN ALTRO

STRAVAGANZE … E BEN ALTRO by Franco Zoppo
Italian | 2008 | ISBN: n/a | 381 pages | PDF | 2.2 MB
Ben Williams - Coming Of Age (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ben Williams - Coming Of Age (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 66:55 minutes | 1,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Acclaimed bassist Ben Williams delivers his sophomore album titled Coming of Age, via Concord Jazz. Continuing to implore the common elements of jazz, hip-hop, rock and soul, the young bandleader embarks on a bolder journey in this album with more music by his own hand and a reflection of his new outlook as a seasoned musician. Coming of Agefor the 30-year-old Williams means playing a lively role among his peers and a vital part in the music world at large. Winner of the 2009 Monk Institute Competition, Williams cites this as a turning point in his musical odyssey, “My career as a bandleader and composer started from the moment I won”, he says. “I had this opportunity to say something—and an obligation, too”.