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Jon Lord - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (2012) PROPER

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Jon Lord - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (2012) PROPER

Jon Lord - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 269 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
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Symphonic Rock / Progressive Rock / Classical Crossover
Thompson Music / earMUSIC #0208183ERE

The Concerto for Group and Orchestra is a concerto composed by Jon Lord, with lyrics written by Ian Gillan. It was first performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold on 24 September 1969 and released on vinyl in December 1969. After the score was lost in 1970, it was performed again in 1999 with a recreated score. The 1969 performance was among the first combinations of rock music with a full orchestra, and paved the way for other rock/orchestra performances such as Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972), Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1974), Roger Waters' The Wall – Live in Berlin performance (1990), and Metallica's S&M concert (1999).

Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

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Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

Joan Jeanrenaud - Metamorphosis (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Covers included
Classical, Contemporary, Chamber | Label: New Albion | 01:02:33

Cellist Joan Jeanrenaud's first solo album since leaving her 20-year gig with the celebrated Kronos Quartet finds her exploring areas that aren't exactly a huge departure from the type of edgy modern music she played with her old group, but it does show what she can do when given her own space to work with. The results are impressive. Most of the compositions are for solo cello with looped cello parts captured digitally or on tape, while one is written for cello and computer-generated sounds and another for cello and "electronics." The composers are a combination of names familiar (Steve Mackey, Philip Glass, Hamza el Din) and new (Mark Grey, Jeanrenaud herself), and while the pieces aren't all equally interesting there are several works of stunning beauty here. One of the most engaging is el Din's "Escalay + 17:10," with its looped Egyptian melodies, and another is Jeanrenaud's own "Altar Piece," which makes extensive use of electronic tone alteration and layering, and on which she exercises masterful control of whispery artificial harmonics. But the album's highlight is a piece by Karen Tanaka entitled "Song of Songs." Inspired by the Old Testament book of the same name, which is essentially an extended love song, Tanaka builds a sweet, simple, and beautifully textured work out of cello and computer-generated sounds. As always, Jeanrenaud's playing is virtuosic but never showy. Highly recommended.

Moondog - The Viking Of Sixth Avenue (2005) {Honest Jon's Records HJRCD18}

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Moondog - The Viking Of Sixth Avenue (2005) {Honest Jon's Records HJRCD18}

Moondog - The Viking Of Sixth Avenue (2005) {Honest Jon's Records HJRCD18}
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© 2005 Honest Jon's Records | HJRCD18
Classical / Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Minimal / Experimental / Third Stream

Moondog, much like Sun Ra, was a notorious musical eccentric whose reputation almost certainly reached more ears than his music (the use of a Mr. Scruff remix in a commercial doesn't count). Also like Sun Ra, Moondog was a serious and idiosyncratic composer/musician who jumped from label to label and even resorted to self-releasing material back before there the D.I.Y. ethic was a movement. Viking of Sixth Avenue is the first compilation that spans more than one label, and therefore serves as probably the best introduction to Moondog's music that's out there. The music covers a lot of territory: from full orchestras to solo performances and from brief rhythmic percussion exercises to vocal rounds to swinging horns or dulcimers.

Dominique Lawalree - Taciturne (1984) {LP Editions Walrus WLS14} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

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Dominique Lawalree - Taciturne (1984) {LP Editions Walrus WLS14} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

Dominique Lawalree - Taciturne (1984) {LP Editions Walrus WLS14} (Released on VINYL but not CD)
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© 1984 Editions Walrus | WLS 14
Classical / Neo-Classical / Post-Minimalism / Experimental / Abstract

Belgian composer, keyboard player and educator Dominique Lawalrée, born in Brussels in 1954, studied music in Namur and began composing in 1973. With a name inspired by his love of The Beatles (I Am the Walrus, 1967), Lawalrée launched Walrus records in 1976 when he was only 22 years-old. Walrus was the vehicle of choice for the release of his own music, though he also published a great 2xLP compilation with Baudouin Oosterlynck, Eric de Visscher and Robert Fesler in 1984 (W.L.S. 012/13). Lawalrée’s music until the mid-1980s is a delightful mix of synthesizer exploration in the vein of Brian Eno and Roedelius, piano minimalism à la Satie, as well as personal ideas in the form of field recordings, sound collages and spoken word – for instance, his 1983 mini-LP Six jours à Barcelone (6 Days in Barcelona) included bird sounds.

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

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Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities, was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China. The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

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Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)
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Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS37816 | 00:57:28

The Ragazze Quartet with its classical roots, Slagwerk Den Haag with the sounds of today, and the idiosyncratic jazz trio Kapok… Contrasting contours, but a common denominator: none of our three ensembles belong to a specific category. All three push the boundaries of our genres in our quest for new forms and adventurous joint projects. It is through this inquisitive musicianship that the unusual combination feels so wonderfully natural. The choice for Riley’s repertoire gave another stir to our boundary reconnoitre. For Riley’s music allows considerable space for creativity and improvisation. The tension that arises through freedom within strict frames means that every performance is different. And it brings with it that the music has a strong sense of spontaneity and joie de vivre. In In C, performed by the Ragazze Quartet and Slagwerk Den Haag, the dynamic range is enormous. Long, melodic lines as well as short, rhythmic motifs may be employed, producing an effect of both tranquil contemplation and pulsating explosiveness. Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector was originally written for string quartet. But the Ragazze Quartet invited jazz trio Kapok to make a new arrangement together.The mix of string quartet and horn, electric guitar and percussion, all expanded with electronic effects, offers a rich pallet of timbres.

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

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Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contenporary, Minimalism | Label: Telarc | # CD-80513 | Time: 01:08:09

This unique recording couples the music of two major 20th-century composers, and includes the world premiere on disc of Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book 7," commissioned by Cheng-Cochran and written in 1994. California-based pianist Gloria Cheng has become a favoured collaborator with some of the most demanding of today's composer/conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen, for her renditions of thorny 20th century scores. "The multifarious pulsings of Adams's Phrygian Gates (all 26 minutes of it) are more palatable here than on some rival versions, and the relatively brief China Gates (just five minutes) are well worth visiting. Terry Riley's pieces are more varied in colour and rhythm, less obviously 'minimalist', than you might have expected, with the worlds of jazz remaining well within earshot. Gloria Cheng-Cochran seems fully absorbed in the tasks to hand, and the sound is superb." (Gramophone Magazine).

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 24 - Zuhören ist eine Kunst, 1961 & Die Kunst, zu hören, 1988 (2011) {3CD Stockhausen-Verlag}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 24 - Zuhören ist eine Kunst, 1961 & Die Kunst, zu hören, 1988 (2011) {3CD Stockhausen-Verlag}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 24 - Zuhören ist eine Kunst, 1961 & Die Kunst, zu hören, 1988 (2011) {3CD Stockhausen-Verlag}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 906 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 567 Mb
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© 2011 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen Text-CD 24
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century / Spoken Word

Since January 2007 the Stockhausen-Verlag is releasing Text-CDs of a new series: lectures which Stockhausen has given since 1952. The edition is limited to 300 copies per release. He wrote and spoke these lectures in German. Most of them are supplemented with musical examples.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 23 - Stockhoven - Beethausen - Opus 1970, Gespräch 1977 (2011) {3CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 23 - Stockhoven - Beethausen - Opus 1970, Gespräch 1977 (2011) {3CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 23 - Stockhoven - Beethausen - Opus 1970, Gespräch 1977 (2011) {3CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag}
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© 2011 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen Text-CD 23
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century / Spoken Word

Since January 2007 the Stockhausen-Verlag is releasing Text-CDs of a new series: lectures which Stockhausen has given since 1952. The edition is limited to 300 copies per release. He wrote and spoke these lectures in German. Most of them are supplemented with musical examples.

Somei Satoh - Hymn For The Sun: Works Of Somei Satoh (2009)

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Somei Satoh - Hymn For The Sun: Works Of Somei Satoh (2009)

Somei Satoh - Hymn For The Sun: Works Of Somei Satoh (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 225 MB | 51:46
Genre: Classical | Label: ALM Records

This CD is markable reissue of very rare first LP of Somei Satoh. Like several other composers of his generation, Somei Satoh has an affinity for mysticism and meditation, and he attempts to convey stillness and timelessness in his extremely slow music. His works may be described as ambient, but their minor key harmonies and step-wise melodies seem more conventional than the blurred, unearthly sonorities usually found in that atmospheric genre.

Ketil Bjornstad, David Darling - The River (1997) (Repost)

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Ketil Bjornstad, David Darling - The River (1997) (Repost)

Ketil Bjornstad, David Darling - The River (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:37 | 199 MB
Genre: Neo-Classical, Jazz | Label: ECM | Catalog: ECM 1593

If ever there was a seed beating like a shaded heart in The Sea, it was the twined musical filaments of Ketil Bjørnstad and David Darling. The Norwegian pianist and American cellist spoke on that session like siblings, at points giving us a foretaste of the droning flavors we encounter at the edge of The River. The size and scope of the water have changed in name only, for here is the former’s other half, spreading its finger paint across twelve parallel sections.

Modular String Trio - Ants, Bees and Butterflies (2016)

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Modular String Trio - Ants, Bees and Butterflies (2016)

Modular String Trio - Ants, Bees and Butterflies (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 197 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 Mb | 00:40:37
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Clean Feed Records

The title “Ants, Bees and Butterflies” may seem descriptive, but there are enough elements here to puzzle you. First of all, the Modular String Trio is not a trio, but a quartet. You can either accept it as an arithmetic incongruence or understand what’s in stake: that there’s a real string trio in this band, with a violin (Sergiy Okhrimchuck), a cello (Robert Jedrzejewski) and a double bass (Jacek Mazurkiewicz) defining the procedures, and the complement of a modular synthesizer (by Lukasz Kacperczyk), reinforcing the electroacoustic parameters introduced by Mazurkiewicz (the mentor of this project) when he electronically processes his instrument in real time. Based in Poland and Ukraine, these musicians could be from any other part of the world where the definition “chamber music of the modern day” means that improvisation can be a creative method and that the use of analog and digital technology a tool so obvious than the secular ones adopted in this recording – the bowed strings.

Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson - Meet The Composer: Splitting John Adams (2017)

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Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson - Meet The Composer: Splitting John Adams (2017)

Meet The Composer: Splitting Adams (2017)
Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson (narrator & conductor)
Nadia Sirota (narrator), John Adams (narrator), Walter Frisch (narrator)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:27
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Cantaloupe | # CA21128

Conceived and realized in partnership with Q2 Music’s Peabody award-winning podcast Meet the Composer, Splitting Adams is Alarm Will Sound’s tribute to American composer John Adams, and in particular to his works Chamber Symphony (1992) and Son of Chamber Symphony (2007). Presented with commentary tracks from MTC’s host Nadia Sirota, Alarm Will Sound’s artistic director Alan Pierson, and the composer himself, the podcast-plus-performance conveys a rare sense of interaction for the listener; not only does the music, rendered in all its lush detail by the 17 musicians in AWS, capture and connect the long trajectory between the two works, but the commentary also shines a revealing light on the story behind the music.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 22 - "...Ich werde die Töne" , 1971 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 22 - "...Ich werde die Töne" , 1971 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 22 - "…Ich werde die Töne" , 1971 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 218 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
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© 2008 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen Text-CD 22
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century / Spoken Word

Since January 2007 the Stockhausen-Verlag is releasing Text-CDs of a new series: lectures which Stockhausen has given since 1952. The edition is limited to 300 copies per release. He wrote and spoke these lectures in German. Most of them are supplemented with musical examples.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 21 - Weltasstellung 1970 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 21 - Weltasstellung 1970 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 21 - Weltasstellung 1970 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 232 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
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© 2008 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen Text-CD 21
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century / Spoken Word

Since January 2007 the Stockhausen-Verlag is releasing Text-CDs of a new series: lectures which Stockhausen has given since 1952. The edition is limited to 300 copies per release. He wrote and spoke these lectures in German. Most of them are supplemented with musical examples.