Desert Enigma

Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, Charles Dutoit - Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Falstaff (1991)

Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Falstaff (1991)
Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal; Charles Dutoit, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 430 241-2 | Time: 01:03:23

A trim, at times, almost balletic Falstaff. If that seems a ludicrous contradiction, I should explain that it refers to Dutoit's spirited interpretation of the work, not the central character, though Falstaff himself has shed a few pounds in the process but is no less loveable. Indeed, Dutoit's swift tempo for the second section (at the Boar's Head) has the theme for Falstaff's 'cheerful look and pleasing eye' sounding less like Tovey's understandable misunderstanding of it as ''blown up like a bladder with sighing and grief''. The trimming down process is abetted by the Montreal sound, with lean, agile strings and incisive brass (the horns are magnificent). Some may feel a lack of warmth in the characterization. I certainly felt that the first presentation of Prince Harry's theme (0'40'') could have done with a richer string sonority. Doubtless, too, there will be collectors who, at moments, miss the generous humanity of Barbirolli, or the Straussian brilliance of Solti. And although Mackerras is wonderful in the dream interludes and Falstaff's death, the start of his fourth section, with Falstaff's rush to London only to be rejected by the new King, is short on teeming excitement and anticipation. (Gramophone)

Damian Dibben - L’ enigma dell’impero (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at Jan. 18, 2018
Damian Dibben - L’ enigma dell’impero (Repost)

Damian Dibben - L’ enigma dell’impero
Italian | 2012 | 350 pages | ISBN: 8863803447 | EPUB | 1,9 MB

Viaggiano nel tempo per combattere una setta che vuole cancellare le epoche che hanno segnato il progresso dell'umanità: sono i Custodi della Storia. Il loro "carburante" è l'atomium, un ingrediente raro e prezioso che si sta esaurendo rapidamente e gli agenti devono imbarcarsi in una rischiosa missione per recuperarne di nuovo. Non c'è tempo da perdere, perché la potente famiglia Zeld sta progettando una rivoluzione nell'antichità che condannerà l'umanità alla schiavitù. Solo che viaggiare così indietro nel tempo non è alla portata di tutti i custodi, ma solo di pochi eletti. Proprio come Jake Djones, ragazzino londinese del terzo millennio che si ritrova nel cuore dell'antichità, dalle porte dell'Ade alle strade della Roma imperiale, fino al Circo Massimo dove sarà protagonista di una delle corse più incredibili di tutti i tempi…

Last Days in the Desert (2016)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at Jan. 17, 2018
Last Days in the Desert (2016)

Last Days in the Desert (2016)
BDRip | MKV | 1920x800 | English | H264 @ 8983 kbps | AC-3 @ 448 kbps | 1 h 39 min | 6.56 GiB
Genre: Adventure, Drama

On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 17, 2018
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 103 min | 2,17 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Comedy | Director: Stephan Elliott

When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.
Cadillac Desert, Revised and Updated Edition: The American West and Its Disappearing Water [Audiobook]

Cadillac Desert, Revised and Updated Edition: The American West and Its Disappearing Water [Audiobook] by Marc Reisner
English | January 3rd, 2018 | ASIN: B078KGFJ2P, ISBN: 1504766261 | MP3@64 kbps | 27 hrs 57 mins | 768.74 MB
Narrator: Joe Spieler, Kate Udall

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruptions and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecologic and economic disaster. In Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth.

Gathering the Desert  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Jan. 8, 2018
Gathering the Desert

Gary Paul Nabhan, "Gathering the Desert"
ISBN: 0816510148 | 1986 | EPUB | 221 pages | 9 MB

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Dec. 29, 2017
By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia (repost)

Sir Barry Cunliffe, "By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia"
2015 | ISBN: 0199689172 | English | 512 pages | PDF | 351 MB

Oak - Forests Precede People Desert Follow Them (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 21, 2017
Oak - Forests Precede People Desert Follow Them (2017)

Oak - Forests Precede People Desert Follow Them (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:38:41 | 89.34 Mb | Cover
Post Rock/Metal/Instrumental | Country: Italy (Firenze) | Label: Volcano Records

“Forests precede people Desert follow them” è il titolo altisonante del nuovo album degli Oak uscito adesso in Europa, Nord e Sud America, Giappone ed Australia attraverso Volcano Records, anticipato qualche settimana fa dal singolo “Enchèlados“. Una presentazione roboante per un concept album articolato e complesso che racconta attraverso soluzioni musicali personali che attingono a linguaggi eterogenei come il post rock, il progressive e l’ambient music, il racconto solenne, drammatico, quasi epico della forza della natura attraverso il conflittuale rapporto tra l’uomo e le forme di vita che lo circondano. L’umana intelligenza è capace di piegare l’ecosistema a proprio piacimento ma non riesce ad evitare le spaventose e colossali ribellioni che la natura rovescia su chi la sfrutta.

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…

Desert Hearts (1985)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Dec. 7, 2017
Desert Hearts (1985)

Desert Hearts (1985)
BDRip 1080p | 1h 31mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@13.0 Mbps 23.98fps | FLAC 1CH 48KHz | 8.74 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Drama, Romance | Subtitles: English

It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Cay Rivers