Atmosphere 2015

BBC - Every Breath We Take: Understanding Our Atmosphere (2014) [repost]

BBC - Every Breath We Take: Understanding Our Atmosphere (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2860 Kbps | 57mn 55s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | 1.16 GB
Genre: Documentary

The air around us is not just empty space; it is an integral part of the chemistry of life. Plants are made from carbon dioxide, nitrogen nourishes the soil and oxygen gives us the energy we need to keep our hearts pumping and our brains alive. But how did we come to understand what air is made of? How did we come to know that this invisible stuff around us contains anything at all?

Infrared Observation of Earth's Atmosphere  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at April 11, 2017
Infrared Observation of Earth's Atmosphere

Hervé Herbin, Philippe Dubuisson, "Infrared Observation of Earth's Atmosphere"
English | ISBN: 1848215606 | 2015 | 244 pages | PDF | 16 MB
Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)

Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alba | # ABCD384 | Time: 01:10:08

Cardiff singer of the world competition winner Tommi Hakala, baritone, Pia Freund, soprano and Kristian Attila, piano, perform Sibelius “hits” that have become especially dear to them. Examples are Säv, säv susa (Sigh, Rushes, Sigh), Illalle (To Ilta) and Var det en dröm? (Was it a Dream?). Some of the songs are truly rare; these include En visa (A Song), which despite its serious message shows a very exceptional, relaxed and jovial Sibelius. It is also the first Lied he allowed to be published, and it dates from 1888. Examples of songs that are interesting in an unusual way are Marssnön (The March Snow), which comes very close to a Scandinavian folk song, and I natten (In the Night), with its simply evocative and impressionistic moods.

Stasis Deluxe Edition (2015)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at March 7, 2017
Stasis Deluxe Edition (2015)

Stasis Deluxe Edition (2015)
PC Game | Developer: The Brotherhood | 3.2 GB
Languages: Audio and text: English. Text only: Deutsch, español, français, italiano, polski, Russian
Version GOG: 2.2.0.7
Genre: Adventure - Point-and-click - Horror
Engegard Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen: String Quartets (2015)

Engegård Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2101 | Time: 01:12:23

A string quartet was among the very first works that Edvard Grieg presented after completing his studies in 1861, but the Quartet in G minor, Op. 27, was the only such work to be published in his lifetime. In 1878, while composing it, Grieg wrote that ‘it aims at breadth, to soar, and, above all, at vigorous sound’, and the amplitude of the sound is indeed striking: the generous use of double-stops creates an almost orchestral effect, unusual for the genre. This caused some reviewers to criticize the quartet as being unidiomatic, while others, including Liszt, greeted it with enthusiasm. Some thirty years later, when Jean Sibelius composed his D minor quartet Op. 56, he too had previous experience of writing for the medium, but Op. 56 is the only quartet among his mature works. The often used 'nickname' Voces intimae is often taken to refer to the intimate interchange between the four voices in a quartet, but is probably a more specific allusion to a brief passage in the third movement: Sibelius wrote the remark into a score some time after the work had been published.
History Channel - The Universe Ancient Mysteries Solved: Series 1 (2015)

History Channel - The Universe Ancient Mysteries Solved: Series 1 (2015)
720p BluRay | 1280 x 722 | .MP4/AVC @ 2065 Kbps | 4x~44mn | 2.86 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Science

To our ancestors, the appearance of certain astronomical events meant something big and something bad was coming. They were portends of death, plague, famine, or war. But what were they really seeing? And how did fear of these objects in the sky actually change the course of history?

The Allman Brothers Band - Live At The Beacon Theatre (2015)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Jan. 13, 2017
The Allman Brothers Band - Live At The Beacon Theatre (2015)

The Allman Brothers Band - Live At The Beacon Theatre (2015)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 4 099 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s, AC-3 2ch. at 448 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 kb/s
Genre: Rock, Blues | Label: Peach Records | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 18 May 2015 | Runtime: 180min. | 4,21+4,19 GB (2xDVD5)

It takes an aircraft-carrier of a release such as Live at the Beacon Theatre to remind us just how unique the Allman Brothers Band always was and still is. Traditionally a byword for down-home R&B/country blues-rock, the reality is that the band's gigantic sound is almost a musical form in itself. Make no mistake, the Allmans are still making big music, now with a two-guitar front line as well as their trademark two-drummer rhythm section (augmented these days with an additional percussionist), plus Gregg Allman's Hammond cutting through all of this like a serrated knife.

Planetary (2015)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 10, 2017
Planetary (2015)

Planetary (2015)
WEBRip | 1920 x 806 | .MKV/AVC @ 3890 Kbps | 01:24:51 | 2.52 GB
Audio: English AAC 256 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History, Science

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected.PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it's time to shift our perspective.

Martian Land (2015)  Video

Posted by edi1967 at Dec. 20, 2016
Martian Land (2015)

Martian Land (2015)
A Film by Scott Wheeler
BDRip | AVI | 720 x 400 | Xvid @ 2051 Kbps | 01:25:49 | 5% Recovery | 1.5 GB
Audio: Italian AC3 @ 448 Kbps CBR | Subtitles: None
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror

Dai produttori di 'Sharknado', un fanta-action catastrofico ambientato sul pianeta rosso. In un futuro lontano, una larga parte dell'umanita' ha scelto di vivere su Marte in citta' protette da enormi campi di forza, ma una paurosa tempesta di sabbia rischia di spazzare via tutto.
Roger Norrington, SWR, NDR, Soloists - Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)

Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)
Christina Landshamer, soprano; Florian Boesch bass; Roger Norrington, conductor
NDR Chor, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD 93.327 | Time: 01:04:24

Among the major choral-orchestral works of the 19th century, Sir Roger Norrington and his former Orchestra, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, have tackled over the years, now finally comes Brahms' "German Requiem." one of the most beautiful and popular sacred music works in the repertoire. Brahms’ contemporaries, including his close friend Clara Schumann were moved with the score and were enthusiastic about it - and it has been a favorite with the general public ever since. Although Biblical texts are used, the piece is not in the standard church-liturgical tradition. It was Brahms‘personal response to "those who mourn"! The central idea of this masterpiece is the reality of human existence. It is precisely this „earthly character“ that Roger Norrington uses to shape his interpretation emphasizing the grave beautify of the music and not religious awe; in this, Norrington draws us close to the composer’s intentions. He is ably supported by soprano soloist Christina Landshamer, basso Florian Boesch, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the NDR.