2014 Zoundworks

Zoundworks - 2014 (2014)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 13, 2016
Zoundworks - 2014 (2014)

Zoundworks - 2014 (2014)
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Symphonic Progressive Rock | Life Line Records #LLR CD 21 077

It was the year 1982, the firs Golden era of Symphonic had ended and Neo Prog was starting to take the Art Rock scenario by assault, but some musicians refused to leave the genre like Erik de Beer (Well known in Prog Archives for Life Line Project), who left the power-rock trio Brancard to form his own band Zoundworks where he plays all instruments well supported by Ankie Jansen in the vocals. During the next Zoundworks releases three demos and in 1985 he leaves the project to form Life Line Project (LLP) in 1989. Since then, some tracks were performed by his new band and in 2014 with the participation of Ankie in one song and Marion Brinkman on another releases an album called 2014…
Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014) [24/96] REPOST

Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:23 minutes | 1,97 GB
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A real rarity from Hyperion's Anglo-Australian artistic collaboration: music by an Australian composer who was once at the heart of the English establishment. Malcolm Williamson was one of many Australian creative artists who relocated to Britain in the mid-twentieth century. This double-album set of the complete Piano Concertos is therefore an important document as well as a compendium of deeply appealing music. Williamson wrote with a generosity of emotion and melodic flair rare in the mid-twentieth century, in a forward-looking idiom. Piers Lane, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Howard Shelley are the ideal performers of these unjustly neglected works.
Nicole Cabell, Craig Terry - Chanson d'avril (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Nicole Cabell, Craig Terry - Chanson d'avril (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:21 minutes | 1,03 GB
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American lyric soprano Nicole Cabell's 2007 solo debut album was named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone and received an incredible amount of critical acclaim and several prestigious awards. Drawn strongly to the French vocal repertoire, on this 2014 release Cabell explores the world of the chanson, and its direct descendant, the mélodie: France’s answer to the German lied, or art song. The finest of mélodie composers are represented on this collection: Georges Bizet, Henri Duparc, Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel. Cabell's rich, silky-smooth voice and beautifully nuanced interpretations are supported with sensitivity and elegance by pianist Craig Terry.
Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Paul Desmond with Strings - Desmond Blue (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:30 minutes | 1,45 GB
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As intended, this album presents alto sax specialist Paul Desmond as never featured before, with the backing of a string orchestra. The record, filled with such beautiful jazz standards as "My Funny Valentine," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Body and Soul," is very rich in texture, yet subtle and mellow overall in mood. It's unyielding purpose: to soothe the souls of its listeners. Desmond's style and tone shine with an alluring quality, and the record is filled with melodies that don't fail to stimulate the sophisticated jazz listener.

Odeia - Escales (2014)  Music

Posted by aasana at May 24, 2018
Odeia - Escales (2014)

Odeia - Escales (2014)
Chanson, Folk, Contemporary Jazz | 49:35 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 270 MB
Label: Wopela

Les oreilles sont un révélateur de racines bien plus sûr que le sang et l’ADN. Elles sont électives et font peu de cas des barrières administratives. Voilà la certitude qui étreint à l’écoute de ce premier disque du quartet Odeia. La voix saisissante d’Elsa Birgé nous précède, nous escorte, danse avec nous sur les cordes de ses comparses, de la Grèce à la Sicile. Les racines se nourrissent d’autant mieux que leurs ramifications sont étendues, nombreuses et enchevêtrées.
Roller Trio - Tracer: The Real World Sessions (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Roller Trio - Tracer: The Real World Sessions (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 51:12 minutes | 575 MB
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Influenced by a wide range of music from Tim Berne, Chris Potter and Anthony Braxton to Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden, and Flying Lotus as well, as the vibrant Leeds scene, experimental British trio mix jazz, rock, and electronic music into its own unique improvisatory sound. Their music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes. Incubated in mammoth improvisation sessions, their music is delivered with a captivating swagger and greedy energy that is utterly beguiling and packs a powerful punch.
Minoru Nojima - Nojima Plays Franz Liszt (1987/2011/2014) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Minoru Nojima - Nojima Plays Franz Liszt (1987/2011/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 59:45 minutes | 1,43 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 59:45 minutes | 2,58 GB
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Reclusive pianist virtuoso Minoru Nojima, one of Japan’s most internationally respected musicians, recorded this classic album in 1986. When first released in 1988, Nojima Plays Liszt became a reference work and established Minoru's reputation as a fine interpreter of the music of Liszt. The album had been hard to find for many years until this reissue became available. Nojima, a "pianist's pianist," is not very well known in North America as he records and performs live very infrequently, but has been compared to some of the piano greats, was a silver prize winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1969 and has performed with orchestras around the world.
Lorne Greene - Have A Happy Holiday (1965/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Lorne Greene - Have A Happy Holiday (1965/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:20 minutes | 963 MB
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Actor Lorne Greene enjoyed a brief recording career in the mid-'60s, when he was at the height of his popularity thanks to his role as Ben Cartwright on the long-running Western series "Bonanza". In the meantime, NBC, hoping to capitalize on the series' popularity, brought several cast members into the recording studio. Greene released his first album in 1963, and the following year he scored a surprise number one smash with "Ringo", a Western story song he narrated rather than sang. Greene charted a couple more times with 1965's "The Man" and 1966's "Waco", and released a total of five albums on RCA Victor from 1963 to 1966. Afterwards, he returned to acting full-time, most notably appearing in the TV miniseries "Roots" and starring in the sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica", as well as narrating numerous documentaries.
Dublin Guitar Quartet - The Dublin Guitar Quartet performs Philip Glass (2014)

Dublin Guitar Quartet - The Dublin Guitar Quartet performs Philip Glass (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:12:52 | 286 Mb
Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music

“A wonderful ensemble, the Dublin Guitar Quartet has carved a place for itself in the world of classical music. I am very pleased that my music is part of their repertoire. This is a very special arrangement. Arranging for guitars is a very tricky business and you really have to know what you are doing, so I have never done it, but Dave Flynn and Brian Bolger have made these arrangements and they're really quite beautiful."
VA - Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960–1978 (2014)

VA - Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960–1978 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:20:50 | 846 Mb
World, Jazz | Label: Strut Records

The product of over two years of research, ‘Haiti Direct’ is the first compilation to bring together rarities from the heyday of Haiti’s compas and twoubadou scenes during 1960-1978. Compiled by Sofrito’s Hugo Mendez, the album features tracks by Ibo Combo, Les Loups Noirs, Ti Paris and more.