Nightmares in the Waking State - Part I is the second studio album by Swedish metal band Solution .45. It turned out to be a monstrous project to assemble and the most complex and most challenging mixing task to date for everyone involved. The new direction contained all the ingredients “For Aeons Past” was known for but with added groove, aggression and darker elements. A dynamic journey from soft moody parts to soaring aggressive, darker elements. “Nightmares In The Waking State - Part I” is again a lesson in modern metal taught by the same people that helped write the book on the genre: crushing mammoth riffs, melancholic passages, infectious hooks, and blistering solos.
Where Am I? explores the skills we use to find our way around. Some of us seem to always know where we are, while others rarely do. What makes the difference?
Following its nomination for a Gramophone Early Music Award in 2014, Contrapunctus releases an album of motets from the Baldwin Tudor partbooks, on the theme of mortality. Conducted by Owen Rees, the album includes Sheppard’s epic Media vita and other Tudor gems by Byrd, Parsons, Mundy, Taverner, Gerarde and Tallis, with Contrapunctus’s own reconstructions of the missing tenor parts.
Occult rock has seen someone what of a resurgence these past few years. With heavy hitters like the ever-mysterious Ghost, right down to the marvellous Christian Mistress, this spectre of haunting blues rock blended with magickal lyrics has made for an interesting breath of fresh air into a genre that was started way back in the 60′s by the likes of Black Sabbath and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown…
A fascinating look at the colourful career of architect Frank Gehry who despite being well into his eighties remains one of the world's most celebrated and famously provocative creative forces. From the iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gehry's buildings both intrigue and ignite. For Frank, rules are there to be broken. Alan Yentob explores Gehry's remarkable journey from poor outsider in Toronto to global 'starchitect' and follows the construction of a characteristically audacious new Gehry building in Sydney - his first in Australia.