Brian Winston

George Winston - December (1982) 20th Anniversary Edition, 2001  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 15, 2017
George Winston - December (1982) 20th Anniversary Edition, 2001

George Winston - December (1982) 20th Anniversary Edition, 2001
EAC | FLAC | APE (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Label: Windham Hill/BMG | # BMGSD-7781, 01934 11611-2 | 00:46:22
Neo-Classical, Contemporary, New Age, Christmas

December is the fourth solo piano album from George Winston. It was recorded during the fall of 1982 and was released at the end of the year. It is a Christmas album, and more generally a tribute to the winter season. The album is a follow up to Autumn. December is Winston's highest-selling album, having been certified triple Platinum by the RIAA, signifying 3 million copies in shipment. The success of the album, along with several of Winston's other albums from the early 1980s, enabled the record label, Windham Hill, to get international distribution and a much higher profile. A 20th Anniversary Edition of the album, with two bonus tracks, was released in 2001.

George Winston - Autumn (1980) [20th Anniversary Edition, 2001]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 11, 2017
George Winston - Autumn (1980) [20th Anniversary Edition, 2001]

George Winston - Autumn (1980) [20th Anniversary Edition, 2001]
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
New Age, Neo-Classical | Label: BMG | # BMGSD-7780, 01934-11610-2 | 00:52:04

George Winston's Autumn has served as an emotional backdrop to the change of season. A beautiful recording for solo piano, Autumn finds Winston developing simple melodic motifs with studied left-hand underpinning, on hypnotic pieces like 'Woods,' which moves from a brisk rhythmic figure to rubato minor-key runs. Leaving pauses and breaths in all the right places, Winston suggests the play of color and light, the comfortable melancholy, and the encroaching slow-down that characterizes the fall season. Full of memorable themes and moods, Autumn is a timeless album, and serves as a good introduction for someone who has not heard George Winston. In the context of a career in which he has sold over fifteen million albums, Autumn is the first album that George himself recommends (and often gives to) new listeners.
Jose Luis Bieito - Reflections: Steve Reich, George Winston, Nicky Hind (2009)

José Luís Bieito - Reflections: Steve Reich, George Winston, Nicky Hind (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Guitar | Label: Ars Harmonica | # AH205 | 00:47:02

This collection of music for guitar, brought together by Jose Luis Bieito as the musical element of his music+image binomis, Reflections, possesses a delightful balance of sounds. These are flowing, pulsing, mostly gentle sounds that tend to soothe and calm the listener's mind. Sounds that - through a variety of compositional techniques - tend to be sustained in time; the effects of which can sometimes capture a listener’s attention, holding it inside an extended musical moment, like a spell. When heard while viewing the accompanying (provocative, sometimes disturbing) images, the sounds can serve an additional function: grounding the listener's reaction, enabling the passage of emotion; like electricity discharging through a lightening rod.

Churchill Warrior: How a Military Life Guided Winston's Finest Hours  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Oct. 23, 2017
Churchill Warrior: How a Military Life Guided Winston's Finest Hours

Brian Lavery, "Churchill Warrior: How a Military Life Guided Winston's Finest Hours"
English | ISBN: 1910860220 | 2017 | EPUB | 448 pages | 19 MB

Muriel Winston - A Fresh Viewpoint (Japan Edition) (1974/2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 23, 2017
Muriel Winston - A Fresh Viewpoint (Japan Edition) (1974/2014)

Muriel Winston - A Fresh Viewpoint (Japan Edition) (1974/2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 238.18 Mb | 42:26 | Cover
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Spiritual Jazz | Country: USA | Label: SHOUT! Productions (SHOUT-273)

One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Strata East label – an unusual mix of jazz and soul vocal material, put together by singer Muriel Winston with arrangements from the great Bill Lee! There's a relaxed, easygoing feel to the record – one that's upfront and personal on the tunes that feature Muriel in the lead on ballads, but gets a bit more righteous on some of the spoken passages, then feels really collaborative on some of the numbers that feature a chorus of younger singers (including Spike Lee's sister, Joy).
Cliff Martinez & VA - Traffic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000) with Fatboy Slim, Rocker's HiFi, Morcheeba, Brian Eno

Cliff Martinez & VA - Traffic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000)
with Fatboy Slim, Rocker's HiFi, Morcheeba, Brian Eno

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 315 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Electronic, Ambient | Label: TVT Soundtrax | # TVT 6960-2 | 01:13:10

The original soundtrack to Steven Soderbergh's striking drug war drama Traffic features Cliff Martinez's sparse, evocative score, classical pieces, and electronica, resulting in a collection of music that's nearly as complex and diverse as the film it accompanies. Martinez, who has scored virtually all of Soderbergh's films (except Erin Brockovich), proves once again why they work together so often: the score's atmospheric drones and understated rhythms build a restrained, implosive tension far better than blaring orchestral pieces. Like the film itself, Martinez' pieces aren't obvious. They don't tell the listener what to feel; they just set the scene and let the audience fill in the blanks. And though big beat songs like Fatboy Slim's "Give the Po' Man a Break" and Kruder & Dorfmeister's remix of Rockers Hi-Fi's "Going Under" could be too much of a contrast with Martinez' airy compositions, the album is deftly sequenced, allowing for the highs and lows of the score and songs like Morcheeba's "On the Road Again," Wilhelm Kempff's "Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor," and Brian Eno's "An Ending (Ascent)." Though it sounds even better in conjunction with the film, Traffic is still one of 2000's best soundtracks.

Steve Roach & Brian Parnham - The Desert Inbetween (2011)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 9, 2017
Steve Roach & Brian Parnham - The Desert Inbetween (2011)

Steve Roach & Brian Parnham - The Desert Inbetween (2011)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 159 MB | Front cover
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Projekt

Steve Roach’s unique soundquests continue to take him and his listeners on powerful journeys to worlds at once alien and familiar. On The Desert Inbetween, Roach teams up with fellow synthesist/percussionist/didgeridoo player Brian Parnham to explore a hybrid electronic acoustic soundworld sure to please listeners of Suspended Memories and Origins-era tribalism as well as The Serpent’s Lair-styled electronics. The blending of highly-altered organic sounds and instruments (voices, bells, didgeridoo & percussion, Waterphone), electric guitar and a vast array of analog and digital instruments connects deep into the primal mind…

Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Dec. 8, 2017
Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore (2017)

Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:00 | 112 Mb
Ambient, Electronic, Modern Classical | Label: Dead Oceans

Dead Oceans is happy to welcome the pianist Tom Rogerson to the roster. His elegant and evocative debut, Finding Shore, a 13-track collaboration that began after Rogerson met Brian Eno outside the toilets after a gig, arrives December 8th.

Brian Spencer Blues Project - B.S.B.P. (EP) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 7, 2017
Brian Spencer Blues Project - B.S.B.P. (EP) (2017)

Brian Spencer Blues Project - B.S.B.P. (EP) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 186.33 Mb | 23:23 | Scans included
Blues-Rock | Country: USA | Label: Brian Spencer Blues Project

We're an old school, blues rock power trio based in Ithaca, NY, available for engagements in the region where loud, live jams and good times are desired!

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 6, 2017
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 694 | x264 @ 2086 Kbps | 1h 33mn | 1,66 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy | Director: Terry Jones

The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of Judea. Brian scores a victory of sorts when he manages to paint political slogans on an entire wall in the city of Jerusalem. The movement is not very effective but somehow Brian becomes a prophet and gathers his own following. His fate is sealed however and he lives a very short life.