Nik Ronin

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Randori (2006)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 3, 2017
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Randori (2006)

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Randori (2006)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 01:18:16 | 180 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz-Funk, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Ronin Rhythm Records

2002 album from Nik Bartsch's Ronin, released on the ECM Records star's own Ronin Rhythm label. The Swiss pianist/composer is famed for his "Zen Funk" sound, a "marriage of Steve Reich minimalism with Sly Stone grooves" (The Times).
"Modul 15" plays with time in much the same way as "Modul 22" on REA, in that what we thought we were hearing rhythmically in the bass is subverted when the drums come in. The beat keeps being "turned around" as the two rhythms drift in and out of phase. Rast is a master at almost defining a steady meter/rhythm but not quite, as he mutates his patterns just enough to throw us off.

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Rea (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 3, 2017
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Rea (2004)

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Rea (2004)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 01:04:25 | 141 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Zen-Funk, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Tonus-Music-Records

Rea is an album by Swiss pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch's band Ronin recorded in Zürich in 2003 and first released on the Tonus Music label. REA marks the first appearance of deep reed minimalist Sha on moduls 26 & 27. As an interesting aside, "Modul 27," which sounds the closest to pure James Brown funk than any other track, as it is propelled by the pulsing simultaneous bass and drum, is listed as composed not by Bartsch alone. Tenor saxophonist Thomy Geiger and trumpeter Michael Glassman also appear on 27, and play horn figures that would not be out of place on a James Brown record.
Nik Bartsch's Mobile - Continuum (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Nik Bärtsch's Mobile - Continuum (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 68:24 minutes | 764 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

After four ECM recordings with his other band Ronin, Bartsch presents this new album featuring Mobile augmented on three pieces by a string quintet. Textures from jazz, funk, new music, minimal as well as ritual and sacred music are organically interwoven with Bartsch and his partners aiming for an energetic total group sound rather than displays of soloistic virtuosity.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178} [Re-Up]  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 16, 2016
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178} [Re-Up]

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 385MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

"Llyria" is the third album from Nik Bärtsch's Ronin and follows on from 'Stoa' and 'Holon', the ECM recordings that established the exciting young Swiss band on the international scene. Leader and pianist Nik Bärtsch's "modular" pieces still define the context of the group's music but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to the next level, blurring the distinctions between composition, improvisation and interpretation.
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live at The Oslo Jazz Festival (2014)

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live at The Oslo Jazz Festival (2014)
HDTV 1080р | MP4 | 1920x1080 (16:9), 25.00 fps, AVC, 10.3 Мбит, 0.203 bits/pixel | 61:25 min | All Regions | 3.89 GB
English | Color | AAC-LC, 48.0 KHz, 384 Kbps, 2 ch | RAR Rec.
Genre: Modern creative, Fusion

Live at The Oslo Jazz Festival 2014.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178} [Repost]  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 27, 2013
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178} [Repost]

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 385MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

"Llyria" is the third album from Nik Bärtsch's Ronin and follows on from 'Stoa' and 'Holon', the ECM recordings that established the exciting young Swiss band on the international scene. Leader and pianist Nik Bärtsch's "modular" pieces still define the context of the group's music but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to the next level, blurring the distinctions between composition, improvisation and interpretation.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Stoa (2006) {ECM 1939}  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 9, 2012
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Stoa (2006) {ECM 1939}

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Stoa (2006) {ECM 1939}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 338MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde

Not everyone will love this music. It's not jazz, it doesn't exactly swing, and it may be too in-your-face for those who prefer more delicate realms of introspection. People who hate the minimalisms of Reich and Philip Glass may find Bartsch's compositions repetitive. But anyone who is interested in muscular new sounds that seem both timeless and very contemporary should check it out.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}  

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 20, 2012
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 580MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Ronin around the world: a powerful and atmospheric concert recording with music captured in Germany, Austria, Holland, England, and Japan, a double-album which transmits the live impact of Nik Bärtsch’s band and its enveloping modular groove music of interlocking rhythms. It’s also a set that marks the end of an era and the transition into a new one. These are the last recordings of Ronin with Björn Meyer’s elegantly-leaping bass guitar as one of the lead voices, and Bärtsch views the album as partly a tribute to Meyer’s long tenure with the band. New bassist Thomy Jordi, meanwhile, makes an impressive entrance on “Modul 55”, but it’s most often the whole band, as a unified field of force, that commands the listener’s attention.

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Live 2CD (2012)  

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 26, 2012
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Live 2CD (2012)

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Live 2CD (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 105:00 min | 240 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

After three ECM studio albums - Stoa (released in 2006), Holon (2008) and Llyrìa (2010) - comes a double album from Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, recorded around the world. Here are atmospheric selections - from German festivals such as the Enjoy Jazz Festival, the Leipziger Jazztage, and Jazz Baltica, as well as club and concert recordings from Amsterdam's Bimhuis, The Sage in Gateshead, the Vienna Radiokulturhaus and Lörrach's Burghof - that transmit powerfully the live impact of Bärtsch's band and its enveloping modular groove music of interlocking rhythms.
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) 2 CDs Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 629 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb | Time: 01:36:05
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Universal UMC | # UMCREP2024, 00602537288038

Following the acclaimed Human Racing reissue, Universal Music Catalogue are now pleased to announce the Re-Presents edition of The Riddle. Featuring the top 10 singles, The Riddle, Wide Boy and Don Quixote this expanded edition comes with b-sides and live material - mixed by Nik himself. The Riddle heralded Nik's dominance of the UK pop music scene. In 1984 he spent the most weeks as a solo artist in the chart. At the beginning of 1984, a Nik Kershaw had released his breakthrough song "Wouldn't It Be Good", which reached Number 4 in the UK Singles Chart, and was a big success in Europe. He enjoyed three more Top 20 hits from his debut album Human Racing. Kershaw's second album was The Riddle. The title track, released in November 1984, proved to be another UK and international hit single, reaching Number 3 in the UK and Ireland, and Number 6 in New Zealand, and the album also spawned two more UK Top 10 hits, "Wide Boy" and "Don Quixote", as it went platinum. During this time, Kershaw toured extensively.