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The Damn Truth - Devilish Folk (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 11, 2016
The Damn Truth - Devilish Folk (2016)

The Damn Truth - Devilish Folk (2016)
Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:48:27 | 111 MB
Label: Bongo Beat Records | Release Year: 2016

The Damn Truth is a Montreal real rock'n'roll band and Devilish Folk, their second album, arrives with a ready-made pedigree of alternative and classic rock credentials. It was produced by Jean Massicotte, whose credits include Patrick Watson, Lhasa, Bran Van 3000, and others. Grammy-award winner Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Peter Gabriel, etc) mixed 8 of the 12 tracks, including the single, Heart Is Cold. All this power was expertly brought to the fore via the mastering of John Davis, responsible for the recent Led Zeppelin re-issues in addition to work with U2, Lana del Ray, Stone Roses, Florence & The Machine, and others. Cover art is by noted international street artist Enzo Sarto for this deluxe digipak with fold out poster lyrics.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)
The Grand Choir ‘Masters of Choral Singing’, conducted by Lev Kontorovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1238-2 | Time: 01:04:27

Ondine’s third release with the star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is devoted to sacred works by Russian composers and Russian folk songs. Hvorostovsky is accompanied by the prestigious Russian Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing,” conducted by Lev Kontorovich, a choir that keeps up the best traditions of Russian choral singing.

Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (mode 152 - 2005)  Music

Posted by ooliver at March 10, 2009
Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (mode 152 - 2005)

Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (2005)
Ensemble Resonanz - Johannes Kalitzke, conductor
Avant-Garde | EAC Rip (ape, cue, log) | 7-zip | 250 MB | RS.com
Mode Records - mode 152 | CD 57:28 | Complete Scans

"I like the organ — but I have a particular flair for string instruments." Anyone who has a slight acquaintance with Iannis Xenakis's music will suspect that his liking for string instruments does not derive from early childhood memories or some other sentimental origin. The technical characteristics and sonorities of string instruments are so much part of his soundworld that we may well wonder if it did not actually develop out of string sound in the first place.
- Michael Struck-Schloen (from the attached booklet)

Martin Fröst - Roots (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 19, 2017
Martin Fröst - Roots (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Martin Fröst - Roots (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:54 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The stunning new recording and concert program created by Martin features a kaleidoscope of repertoire ranging 2000 years, tracing the evolution of music through a continuous soundscape. ”The listener will search long and hard to find works and performances like these in which folk music, a religious atmosphere and an avant-garde technique are combined to create such inspired music for our age” writes Wolfgang Sander of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in the booklet note.
Strings and Bass - Strings and Bass (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Strings & Bass - Strings & Bass (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 76:36 minutes | 789 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This self-titled album from Austrian jazz string group Strings & Bass features groovy, folk-infused original compositions by members Florian Willeitner, Johannes Dickbauer, Matthias Bartolomey und Georg Breinschmid.
Frances Faye - Frances Faye Sings Folk Songs (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Frances Faye - Frances Faye Sings Folk Songs (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:19 minutes | 513 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A 1957 session of traditional music recorded in anticipation that folk music would be the next big trend. Frances Faye is accompanied by brass and strings arranged by Russ Garcia and a band that includes Maynard Ferguson and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone and Mel Lewis on drums.
Bert Jansch - Albums Collection 1965-2006 (19CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]

Bert Jansch - Albums Collection 1965-2006 (19CD)
FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.12 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.85 Gb | Scans ~ 3.05 Gb
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk-Rock, British Folk, Psychedelic | 13:34:55

Collection includes 19 albums by British folk-rock legend Bert Jansch. One of the most important figures in contemporary British folk, Bert Jansch brought an unsurpassed combination of virtuosity and eclecticism to the acoustic guitar, both as a solo act and a key member of Pentangle.
Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them. Once a much-worshipped figure in the Far North she was, as Sinikka puts it, "reformed" away in 1537, so this album brings Maria back into the music. It was recorded in the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral of Trondheim, famous for its Baroque organ heard here.

Elliott Murphy - Strings of The Storm (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 18, 2016
Elliott Murphy - Strings of The Storm (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Elliott Murphy - Strings of The Storm (2003) 2CD
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 752 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Folk Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Dusty Roses | # DR015, 634479040122 | Time: 01:48:38

At age 54, Elliott Murphy has been recording albums of his original compositions regularly for 30 years, and unlike some musicians who have been at it that long (such as Neil Young, whose raucous, Crazy Horse-style guitar playing is echoed on this album's leadoff track and whose After the Gold Rush ballad "Birds" is covered under the title "Bird"), he hasn't changed much about his musical or lyrical approach in that time. The Elliott Murphy of 2003 is not very different from the Elliott Murphy of 1973. He still writes semi-autobiographical songs full of poetic imagery and literary references (The Great Gatsby and Samuel Beckett are favorites), and he still sets them to folk-rock arrangements that call to mind Bob Dylan.

Grails - Albums Collection 2003-2011 [8CD] Re-Up  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 13, 2016
Grails - Albums Collection 2003-2011 [8CD] Re-Up

Grails - Albums Collection 2003-2011 [8CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 886 Mb | Complete Scans
Genre: Experimental Rock, Post-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Folk | Time: 05:06:46

Portland experimentalists whose singular sound touches on psychedelia, modal music, hard rock, and dub. Collection includes: The Burden Of Hope (2003); Redlight (2004); Interpretations Of Three Psychedelic Rock Songs From Around The World (2005); Black Tar Prophecies vol's 1, 2, & 3 (2006); Burning Off Impurities (2007); Doomsdayer's Holiday (2008); Take Refuge In Clean Living (2008); Deep Politics (2011).