1995 Ballet

Arabesque - Arabesque I-V (1978-1981) Japanese Remastered 1995-1998 [5CD]

Arabesque - Arabesque I-V (1978-1981) Japanese Remastered 1995-1998 [5CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.42 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 673 Mb | Complete Scans Included
Disco, Dance Pop | Label: Victor | # VICP-2118, VICP-60247-60250 | 03:00:31

The all-girl trio Arabesque was created by two Frankfurt-based German producers at the height of the disco era in 1977. After one album and a few singles that had found surprising success in Japan, the producers changed the lineup, keeping Michaela Rose and replacing the two other girls with Jasmin Vetter and Sandra Lauer. Vetter, a former gymnast, also became the trio's choreographer and Lauer, soon to be billed simply as Sandra, assumed the position of a lead vocalist. The first single of the updated Arabesque, "Hello, Mr. Monkey" went to number one in Japan. The Far East remained the band's biggest market, with numerous albums and compilations released over the years. However, Arabesque's success in their homeland was very modest, with only one single, "Marigot Bay," entering the German charts at number eight in 1981. In 1984, they disbanded and Sandra embarked on a successful solo career with the songs written by her future husband Michael Cretu (of Enigma fame.) Jasmin Vetter and Michaela Rose formed a new duet, Rouge, but after a few obscure singles it ceased to exist.
The Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers - A la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)

À la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)
The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Collins | # 14462 | Time: 01:03:15

The Sixteen, bright stars of the Baroque, have plenty to say on 20th-century repertoire (witness their excellent Britten series on Collins). Underpin them with the BBC Philharmonic and it might seem a magic formula. Ives’s unearthly The Unanswered Question holds few problems for instrumental players weaned on Maxwell Davies – no more than do the brilliant wind roulades of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Deft BBC teamwork and a chamber articulation to woodwind and brass helps this Koussevitzky-commissioned masterpiece to shed its often hammy ‘big band’ sound, creeping closer to the subtle, leaner sonorities of his later choral works. It gains. The singing varies. Too many dynamic shifts sound prosaic or under-prepared; fortes are forced, with muddy results. The vocal blend (happier in lower voices) can seem haphazard and colours the Tippett, where the men’s roars – contrast the lovely, sensual soprano solo – seem crude. Get this disc, instead, for the rare, late Poulenc – his New York-commissioned Sept répons. It is a curiously under-recorded devotional work, bleeding with pathos yet pumping energy, its exoticism enhanced by slightly breathy, tender solos, and scintillatingly sung with just those crucial missing qualities of awe and freshness. A million times more refined than what goes before.
Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe (1995)

Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe (1995)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 583 Mb | Total time: 60:14+63:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 60 043-2 | Recorded: 1994

Charles Burney described Johann Adolf Hasse, his contemporary, as ‘the most natural, elegant and judicious composer of vocal music, as well as the most voluminous now alive…’ His output includes 63 operas, but only two are currently recorded, yet inexplicably this is the second Piramo, albeit markedly livelier and with the bonus of its two ballet suites. Schneider’s perceptive booklet note comments that too readily we find such composers immature – ‘almost like Mozart’, rather than excitingly expressive and individual. Here even the subtitle Intermezzo tragico is novel, implying a fusion of two traditions, comic and serious. The music is equally unconventional. Recitatives slip seamlessly into and out of arias, creating a strong sense of dramatic continuity. Colours are imaginative: flutes and bassoons paint a beautiful description of Piramo’s Utopia; natural horns roar rudely as the lion approaches – though he proves a rather likeable beast in his subsequent sinfonia. The performance is excellent. Monoyios, a gentle Tisbe, floats effortlessly in melting vocalises; Schlick’s Piramo contrasts, yet matches in their love duets; while Jochens, the domineering father, confirms in his remarkably jolly suicide aria that the final tragico stage, littered with the corpses of all three characters, is not to be taken too seriously.
-George Pratt
Nat Adderley Sextet - Much Brass (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-848-2 rel 1995}

Nat Adderley Sextet - Much Brass (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-848-2 rel 1995}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 254 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 1995 Riverside / Fantasy | OJCCD-848-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Cornet

One of Nat Adderley's finest albums. Sometimes the inclusion of tuba in a small-group modern jazz setting can produce whale-like results among a school of dolphin, but that's not the case here. Tuba man Laymon Jackson doesn't dominate or weigh down the proceedings, but merely gives them another texture. Nat is in fine form; I like his Miles mode on BLUE CONCEPT a lot. Tune selection for the date is also top rate: the two compositions by Duke Pearson (WHAT NEXT? and LITTLE MISS) are especially good. Nat Adderley fans and modern jazz lovers in general should like this ambitious CD very much.

Ulysses' Gaze (1995) To vlemma tou Odyssea  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 19, 2017
Ulysses' Gaze (1995) To vlemma tou Odyssea

Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
DVDRip | MKV | 688x400 | x264 @ 1608 Kbps | English AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | 169 min | 2,21 Gb
Genre: Drama, War

A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere–the mythical reels of the very first film shot by the Manakia brothers, who, at the dawn of the age of cinema, tirelessly criss-crossed the Balkans and, without regard for national and ethnic strife, recorded the region's history and customs. Did these primitive, never-developed images really exist? If so, where are they?

Guru Guru - Wah Wah (1995)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 19, 2017
Guru Guru - Wah Wah (1995)

Guru Guru - Wah Wah (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Think Progressive, TPCD 1.507.002 | ~ 288 or 109 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 4.98 Mb
Krautrock, Progressive Rock

Wah Wah is a 1995 recording that follows this band's stretch and includes the replacement of guitarist Razem Rübel with Dieter Bornschlegel, who is another rock classicist and a solid role player in a larger team setting. Wah Wah is less predictable, spacier, and a little more unsettling than its predecessor…

The Before Trilogy (1995-2013)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 19, 2017
The Before Trilogy (1995-2013)

The Before Trilogy (1995-2013) [Criterion Collection, Spine #856 - #859]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~35.0 Mbps | 1hr 41mn + 1hr 29mn + 1hr 48mn | 45,3 GB + 45,5 GB + 40,9 GB
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, 2 ch, 2066 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

The cornerstone of director Richard Linklater’s career‑long exploration of cinematic time, this celebrated three-part romance captures a relationship as it begins, begins again, deepens, and strains over the course of almost two decades. Chronicling the love of Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke), from their first meeting as idealistic twentysomethings to the disillusionment they face together in middle age, The Before Trilogy also serves as a document of a boundary-pushing and extraordinarily intimate collaboration between director and actors, as Delpy and Hawke imbue their characters with a sense of lived-in experience, and age on-screen along with them. Attuned to the sweeping grandeur of time’s passage as well as the evanescence of individual moments, the Before films chart the progress of romantic destiny as it navigates the vicissitudes of ordinary life.

Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 18, 2017
Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press] Repost

Fight - A Small Deadly Space (1995) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 464 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:00:27
Epic/Sony Records | ESCA 6211
Thrash/Groove/Alternative/Heavy Metal

A Small Deadly Space is the second and final full-length studio album from the heavy metal band Fight, released first in Japan on April 12, 1995, with 11 tracks via Sony Music Entertainment. The music has a more grunge-oriented sound, making it less appealing to fans who had developed a taste for the previous album. The disc found Halford seeming like he was making a solid effort to not reproduce his Judas Priest sound. Indeed, the disc showed a Rob Halford who was staying more to the lower end of the register rather than screaming out in a Priest-ish display of vocal pyrotechnics. Overall, this is a great album, and certainly a nice bookend for the group's brief career.
VA - Nervous Hip-Hop: Continuous Mix by Kenny Dope (1995) {Nervous} (Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun. Funkmaster Flex) **[RE-UP]**

VA - Nervous Hip-Hop (1995) {Nervous}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 303 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 124 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap, reggae, dancehall

Nervous Hip-Hop is a 1995 compilation album featuring a non-stop mix of songs on Nervous Records done by producer Kenny Dope. "While the Wu-Tang Clan had taken over in 1994 and 1995, they were not the only one representing New York hip-hop. This compilation is a small glimpse of what was, courtesy of some of the artists who were on the Nervous family of labels."

Ron Anderson, Tatsuya Yoshida - First Meeting (1995)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 18, 2017
Ron Anderson, Tatsuya Yoshida - First Meeting (1995)

Ron Anderson, Tatsuya Yoshida - First Meeting (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 220.08 Mb | 38:45 | Cover
Prog Rock, Experimental, Avantgarde | Country: USA & Japan | Label: Commercial Failure (CFCD-4)

The premiere CD of Ron Anderson and the drummer master mind behind the Japanese duo RUINS, Tatsuya. Yoshida Incredible drumming, Lighting fast guitar and unpredictable musical directions. "Improvisations around a common vocabulary with hardcore grammar and bashing syntax-high energy band-talk-speedily executed, dripping sweat….,Esperanto of electrocution."