Award-winning composer Jimmy López was recently hailed by The Chicago Sun-Times as, ''one of the most interesting young composers working anywhere today.'' On this exciting release from harmonia mundi, Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in América Salvaje, Synesthésie, Perú Negro and Lord of the Air - a 2012 cello concerto featuring Jesús Castro-Balbi. All four orchestral works included here are being commercially released for the first time.
According to the press release, the album is "deliberately shorter than previous albums, [as] the band sought to concentrate their trademark heaviness into shorter, punchier songs and fit the album onto a single vinyl LP." "Whilst this is definitely not a concept album, there is a loose lyrical theme relating to the pleasures and weaknesses of the flesh."Initially announced for release on May 27th, the CD release was delayed, as there was a problem with the booklets and they needed to be reprinted. A post on the Lord Vicar Facebook page confirmed the album was out on the 17th of June. The band also confirmed via Facebook that the CDs were made with all songs combined into one track by mistake.The cover artwork is a segment of the painting "Nymphs and Satyr" (1873) by French academic painter William Adolphe Bouguereau.
From one of the most important forces in Japanese filmmaking, Ito Daisuke, comes the biography of the greatest Warlord in Japan’s history. Tokugawa Ieyasu was a brilliant general who rose through a combination of good luck and better strategies than his mentors and enemies. Having served under the powerful leaders who preceded him, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, his ambition knew no bounds. How he was able to defeat the forces of the Western Army and seize control of Japan is a story which must be told properly. While Ieyasu’s rise was the basis for James Clavell’s “Shogun” which fictionalized his story using the false name Toranaga, before this film, little was known of Ieyasu before now.