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Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 29, 2017
Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}

Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 372 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
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© 1969, 1999 Columbia / Sony Music / Sundazed Music | SC 11075
Rock / Folk Rock / Psychedelic Rock

No one except psychedelic Renaissance man Alexander "Skip" Spence could have created an album such as Oar. Alternately heralded as a "soundtrack to schizophrenia" and a "visionary solo effort," Oar became delegated to cut out and bargain bins shortly after its release in the spring of 1969. However those who did hear it were instantly drawn into Spence's inimitable sonic surrealism. As his illustrious past in the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Moby Grape would suggest, this album is a pastiche of folk and rock. In reality, however, while these original compositions may draw from those genres, each song has the individuality of a fingerprint. As a solo recording, Oar is paramount as Spence performed and produced every sound on the album himself at Columbia Records studios in Nashville in the space of less than two weeks.

Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)

Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)
RnB, Soul, Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:42:29 | 97 MB
Label: Underground Sun | Release Year: 2017

Dammien Alexander says it was a near-death experience in Costa Rica that changed everything. What started off as a great day bodyboarding some 2-plus meter sets ended with being swept out at high tide, exhausted and 500 meters out on a boogie board. “It ended with me taking desperate air on shore after coming face to face with the power of the raging ocean and my ability to push back,” he said. “I had to want to live. Not just prevent me from dying. I had to save myself.” After that, the multi-instrumentalist and singer said, “Music just sounded different than before. It opened up doors in my heart and mind.”

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 24, 2017
Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:39 min | 299 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.
Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets (2017)

Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:52 min | 223 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

'I have composed a big sonata and variations for four hands, and the latter have met with a specially good reception here, but I do not entirely trust Hungarian taste, and I shall leave it to you and to the Viennese to decide their true merit' So wrote Franz Schubert in 1824, evoking the popular 19th-century genre for 4-hands piano that publishers were always pestering him to write for. In his brief life Schubert devoted 32 compositions to this form and the least of these pieces, be it a ländler, polonaise or march, radiates with all of his finesse and sensitivity.
Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017)

Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:35 min | 315 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Die Kölner Akademie and Michael Willens have previously recorded Mozart’s complete piano concertos with Ronald Brautigam, earning praise for their fresh and colourful contributions to the series. The team now releases the first of four projected disc with further Mozart scores, beginning with two of the composer’s best-loved serenades. Serenades were a characteristic feature of Salzburg musical life: opening with a march and continuing with as many as eight or nine separate movements on an orchestral scale, such works will have been ringing in Mozart’s ears from childhood.
Alexander Liebreich, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Gautier Capuçon - Szymanowski & Lutosławski (2016)

Alexander Liebreich, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Gautier Capuçon - Szymanowski & Lutosławski
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:30 min | 252 MB
Label: Accentus Music | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 2016

Under the direction of its Chief Conductor Alexander Liebreich, the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio (NOSPR) is the leading ensemble in the country and is one of Europe’s major radio orchestras. As cultural ambassadors with a rich tradition, the orchestra has made its mark through performances of Polish composers, as it is impressively seen on this CD that features works by Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutoslawski. It is the final recording of a three-part cycle of works by these influential Polish composers. The first two CDs were unanimously praised by international reviews.
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Globe Unity (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Alexander von Schlippenbach - Globe Unity (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 41:06 minutes | 848 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Global Unity, a landmark free jazz album, is an insight into what was going on in the European free jazz scene at the height of the movement. A who’s who of German and European free jazz players join the orchestra leader, composer-pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, whose compositions revolve around loosely organized structures, allowing maximal freedom in conjunction with the musicians’ role as instantaneous composers. The music reflects influences from earlier groundbreaking albums from Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane as well as contemporary European classical music.
Minkus - Don Quichotte (Aurélie Dupont, Manuel Legris) (2008/2002)

Minkus - Don Quichotte (Aurélie Dupont, Manuel Legris) (2008/2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.92 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | ArtHaus Musik

Ludwig (or Léon) Minkus does not rank very high on anyone’s list of distinguished composers, but his music nonetheless survives thanks to the tuneful scores he turned out for the ballet, particularly for the choreographer Marius Petipa. And it is probably Don Quichotte that is the best-known today, closely followed by La Bayadère . Until the Russian ballet companies began touring the West in the 1950s and 60s, audiences knew only the pas de deux, which was a staple of many a touring company. But once the Kirov and Bolshoi showed us that there was considerably more to the work, productions began to proliferate. Rudolf Nureyev even made a full-length film of the ballet almost 50 years ago with the Australian Ballet Company, which allows us to see the captivating Lucette Aldous. He then went on to stage the piece for many other companies, including the Paris Opera. Aside from the fact that today we don’t know how much of Don Quichotte is actually the work of Petipa, as it was revived and revised by Alexander Gorsky, among a great many others, rendering meaningless the credit “based upon Marius Petipa,” what Nureyev gives us is his version of the ballet as danced by the Kirov during his time with that company.
Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 397 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
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© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6424
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A nice little set from Monty Alexander – a Sunday Night session recorded with the same group, on the same weekend as his Saturday Night album! Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.
Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 401 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 257 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6423
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.