Brian Walker

New Russia State Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Walker - Brian: Symphonies Nos. 8, 21 & 26 (2017)

New Russia State Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Walker - Brian: Symphonies Nos. 8, 21 & 26
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:17 min | 319 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Each of the three symphonies on this recording represents a significant milestone in Havergal Brians long musical journey, and each demonstrates the breadth of his symphonic approach. No. 8 was the first of Brians symphonies to be performed and is one of his most gripping and unpredictable, full of sonic invention. Behind the more apparently genial and expansive No. 21 lies profound emotional complexity, while No. 26 embodies elements of a divertimento though it retains disquieting outbursts. Gramophone wrote of the previous Brian recording by these forces (8.573408): The New Russia State Symphony Orchestra do the music proud. This release completes the commercial recording of all 32 of Brians symphonies on Naxos and Marco Polo.

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 22, 2018
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock, Art Rock | Label: 4AD | # CAD3220CD | 01:13:04

Bish Bosch is, according to Scott Walker, the final recording in the trilogy that began with 1995’s Tilt and continued in 2006’s The Drift. Its title combines urban slang for the word "bitch" and the last name of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Like its predecessors, Bish Bosch is not an easy listen initially. It's utterly strange, yet alluring. Musically, Walker is as rangy and cagey as ever. His players have worked with him since Tilt; they know exactly what he wants and how to get it. A string orchestra arranged and conducted by keyboardist Mark Warman, and a full symphony on three cuts are also employed. The lyrics on Bish Bosch are full of obscure historical, philosophical, medical, geographical and cultural allusions. For instance, subatomic science, a dwarf jester in Attila the Hun’s court, St. Simeon, and an early 20th century fad all appear in "SDSS14+3B (Zircon, A Flagpole Sitter)." Elsewhere, Nicolai Ceausescu, Nikita Khrushchev, the Ku Klux Klan, and God himself show up. While Bish Bosch is another exercise in artful pretension, it is the most accessible entry in this trilogy and well worth the effort to get at it. Themes of decay are woven throughout these songs – of empire, of the body, of language and religion – yet they are often complemented and illustrated by wry, pun-like, and even scatological humor.

Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 22, 2018
Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)

Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock, Art Rock | Label: 4AD | # CAD 2603 CD | 01:08:48

There were intermittent soundtrack and score contributions of varying magnitudes, as well as a couple other low-key projects, but The Drift is Scott Walker's proper follow-up to 1995's Tilt, an album that also happened to trail its predecessor by 11 years. If 1984's Climate of Hunter put the MOR in morose, Tilt avoided the road completely and went straight toward the fractured, fraught images inside Walker's nightmares. It was entirely removed from anything that could've been classified as contemporary. The Drift isn't an equally severe leap from Tilt, but it is darker, less arranged, alternately more and less dense, and ultimately more frightening. Maybe it'll make your body temperature drop a few degrees. Working with what Walker has referred to as "blocks of sound," only a few of the album's 68 minutes have any connection to rock music, and many of those minutes are part of a harrowing 9/11 song that also obliquely references "Jailhouse Rock" as Elvis Presley cries out ("I'm the only one left alive!") to his stillborn twin brother. The songs swing from hovering drones to crushing jolts.
Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CDs, Remastered 2000 [Re-Up]

Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CD [Remastered 2000]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 480 Mb | Scans included
AM Pop, Baroque Pop, Chanson, Pop/Rock | Label: Fontana | Time: 02:34:08

One of the most enigmatic figures in rock history, Scott Walker was known as Scotty Engel when he cut obscure flop records in the late '50s and early '60s in the teen idol vein. He then hooked up with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form the Walker Brothers. They weren't named Walker, they weren't brothers, and they weren't English, but they nevertheless became a part of the British Invasion after moving to the U.K. in 1965. They enjoyed a couple of years of massive success there (and a couple of hits in the U.S.) in a Righteous Brothers vein. As their full-throated lead singer and principal songwriter, Walker was the dominant artistic force in the group, who split in 1967. While remaining virtually unknown in his homeland, Walker launched a hugely successful solo career in Britain with a unique blend of orchestrated, almost MOR arrangements with idiosyncratic and morose lyrics. At the height of psychedelia, Walker openly looked to crooners like Sinatra, Jack Jones, and Tony Bennett for inspiration, and to Jacques Brel for much of his material. None of those balladeers, however, would have sung about the oddball subjects – prostitutes, transvestites, suicidal brooders, plagues, and Joseph Stalin – that populated Walker's songs.

Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 23, 2017
Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)

Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: Stony Plane | # SPCD 1300 | Time: 00:53:36

Duke Robillard pays homage to T-Bone Walker with this collection of swing, big band and blues songs. The bubbly and bouncy "Lonesome Woman Blues" has a be-bop Count Basie feeling as his supporting players are given brief solos to shine, particularly the horn section. There is far more substance and style to this approach than a rehashed run-through à la Brian Setzer. This fluidity continues, albeit a bit slower in tempo with the swinging "T-Bone Shuffle" which carries the same head-bobbing groove. Here the horns lead the way but Robillard makes his presence felt on guitar near the homestretch, and throughout the stellar "Pony Tail." The barroom blues and drum brushes on "Love Is a Gamble" takes things down to a creepy crawl, bringing to mind Dr. John or Delbert McClinton. An early favorite has to be the rousing and toe-tapping "Alimony Blues," an indication that Robillard wants to pay tribute in the right way by nailing each song beautifully.

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 23, 2018
On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books)

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books) by A'Lelia Bundles
English | May 25th, 2001 | ASIN: B000FC0SI2, ISBN: 0684825821, 0743431723 | 475 pages | EPUB | 1.06 MB

On Her Own Ground is the first full-scale, definitive biography of Madam C. J. Walker—the legendary African American entrepreneur and philanthropist—by her great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles.
Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)

Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 252 MB
Label: Centaur Records, Inc. | Tracks: 14 | Time: 62:13 min

On this new release, the Prometheus Piano Quintet performs American chamber works for flute, featuring works by composers Charles T. Griffes, Roy Harris, Arthur Foote, and Amy Beach. Dr. Kerry Walker is Professor of Flute at Western Connecticut State University as well as Principal Flutist with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. She performs with the Ives Orchestra, the All-New England Orchestra and with chamber groups: Ridge Winds, Prometheus, and Dual Excursions.

Supermarket, de Brian Wood  Comics

Posted by Coda at Feb. 22, 2018
Supermarket, de Brian Wood

Supermarket, de Brian Wood
Norma Editorial, 2008 | Spanish | CBR | 105 págs. | 76.5 MB

Una original novela gráfica con una nueva versión del Romeo y Julieta en un futuro próximo y con pistolas y teléfonos móviles de por medio y con yakuzas y magnates de la industria porno sueca.

Brian Langlinais - Loud & Clear (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 21, 2018
Brian Langlinais - Loud & Clear (2014)

Brian Langlinais - Loud & Clear (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 260.33 Mb | 40:44 | Cover
Blues/Modern Electric | Country: USA (Nashville, TN) | Label: Ultra Sound Records

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story. Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

BBC Arena - Brian Eno - Another Green World (2010)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 20, 2018
BBC Arena - Brian Eno - Another Green World (2010)

BBC Arena - Brian Eno - Another Green World (2010)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 5337 Kbps | 58 min 46 s | 2.27 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

From the schoolboy who would cycle to the seashore to look for fossils, Eno has been driven by the search for the connections between things. Here, he gives an insight into his fascinating and unique take on the nature of music today. Eno discusses what music means to him, and how he uses it to create an alternate reality, as well as the influences of modern technology in changing the way we are able to understand and develop both music and sound.