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The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
« Reply #2050 on: 08 Jun 2009, 03:25 »

hey can kwintpod can you re up Chocolate USA please! E6 Forever
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« Reply #2051 on: 08 Jun 2009, 04:31 »





You need some more metal in your lives, so I'm being nice and uploading a good mix album here of my own making.

I'll upload the full album from which any of the songs came from if anyone wants it.



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« Reply #2052 on: 08 Jun 2009, 10:24 »

Charles Bronson-Yoth Attack

S'up, DeKalb!  Great post.
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« Reply #2053 on: 08 Jun 2009, 13:54 »

Don't know if anyone has heard this before, but i'm very happy to be the first to post this essential alt-pop release called Kicking the National Habit by Grand National. This was released in 2006, & simply stated... once you start playing this, it's just so fun & great it's very tough to switch records. Highly recommended.


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Grand National are buddies Rupert Lyddon and Lawrence “La” Rudd, who combined head up a full six piece band that has all the right people given the thumbs up. Tipped for big things due to their original sound which appeals to the rockers, to the reggae fans, to the dance heads, and in good news for their bank balances an element of the commercial market the boys are onto a good thing. The Full Tracklisting for the album is as below:

The band is making huge waves in the U.K. and Australia, whilst the band’s original music has appeared in popular television shows including CSI: Miami, Six Feet Under and Entourage. Many of you might note that a remix of ‘Talk Amongst Yourselves’ was the first track on Sasha’s Involver CD. Expect a big North American tour in support.

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« Reply #2054 on: 08 Jun 2009, 16:07 »

Karl Sanders - Saurian Exorcisms (2009)




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A word of preliminary warning to those expecting another mythical Death Metal affair from the NILE mastermind: "Saurian Exorcisms" is not, in any way, shape or form, a Death Metal album. In fact, there is absolutely nothing Metal about it. Granted, the ridiculously long and hard to pronounce song titles are right in line with NILE, and certainly the content is very heavily influenced by the same ancient mythos that inspired all of Karl's previous work with NILE, but Metal it is not.

That said, taken in the proper context, "Saurian Exorcisms" is a very authentic and inspired tribute to the indigenous music styles of the societies that gave birth to the mythos with which Sanders has had a long running fascination. And really there couldn't be a better compliment to "Saurian Exorcisms" than to reiterate the authenticity and legitimacy of the music at play here. We've all had a taste of the music related to these ancient societies with the intros, preludes and interludes of much of NILE's back catalogue, but never so in depth or dedicated as "Saurian Exorcisms".

To take such profound influence to the point of not only attaining an intimate knowledge of the mythological lexicons of ancient societies such as that of the Sumerians, but learning the instruments (Baglama Saz, Glissentar, E-Bow, and more) and song crafting styles tied to the histories of these cultures, is truly a grand accomplishment. "Saurian Exorcisms" is not just a case of splicing together atmospheric samples of these styles, but handcrafting them and masterfully wielding the various obscure instruments so well as to create an organic body of work that could easily be mistaken for material composed several thousand years ago by the cultures themselves. To try to single out a specific piece from the album would undermine the overall cohesion of material that best functions as one living creation, but certainly the music of a given piece and its related title is bound to capture the listener's attention enough to inspire some actual research regarding the subject matter in reference. And that too reflects the strength of "Saurian Exorcisms" – music that inspires the listener to pursue knowledge? What a concept. So throw "Saurian Exorcisms" in the CD player, kick back with the Necronomicon in hand, and immerse yourself in the musically manifested essence of ancient history.

   1. "Preliminary Purification Before the Calling of Inanna" – 3:51
   2. "Rapture of the Empty Spaces" – 4:23
   3. "Contemplate This on the Tree of Woe" – 3:53
   4. "A Most Effective Exorcism against Azagthoth and his Emissaries" – 5:29
   5. "Slavery to Nitokris" – 5:54
   6. "Shira Gula Pazu" – 4:59
   7. "Kali Ma" – 3:38
   8. "Curse the Sun" – 4:52
   9. "Impalement and Cruxifuction of the Last Remnants of the Pre-Human Serpent Volk" – 4:10
  10. "Dying Embers of the Aga Mass SSSratu" – 6:10

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« Reply #2055 on: 08 Jun 2009, 17:57 »

CocoRosie - Coconuts, Plenty of Junk Food EP (2009)



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CocoRosie will be embarking on a summer tour beginning June 3rd, and as a thank you to their beloved fans, will be releasing a new tour-only EP titled 'Coconuts, Plenty of Junkfood.' Five NEW, unreleased tracks which will only be available for sale at their shows. A brand new full-length album is also in the works which is tentatively scheduled for autumn 2009!!! Details on the full-length to be announced soon.

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The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
« Reply #2056 on: 08 Jun 2009, 21:08 »

This is a re-up, but this album blew my mind again, and the old upload was on a page that isn't on the thread anymore, so here you go.

Colour Haze - CO2



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Colour Haze might just be the best heavy psychedelic rock band of all time.  They've released 9 albums, which have been stellar almost without exception.  This particular album is 6 tracks of driving, powerful guitar jams, with a massive, lumbering rhythm section ... these are some of the most straightforwardly heavy songs Colour Haze have ever recorded, and they're in top form.  I have a very strong and lasting love of Colour Haze, I feel like they've made some of the deepest music I've ever listened to, and the more people I expose to this band through this thread, the happier I am.  Very highly recommended for anyone who likes the idea of "heavy" and/or "psychedelic" music ... this band exemplifies both perfectly.
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« Reply #2057 on: 08 Jun 2009, 23:41 »

That CocoRosie is absurdly delightful.
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« Reply #2058 on: 09 Jun 2009, 02:54 »

Couldn't resist edwinalink's call for Heavy. Here's something my flatmate found, silly name but properly awesome, heavy, bleak and beautiful. Like Misery Signals post-hardcore mixed with something epic and synthy like Dimmu, maybe a touch of Nightwish sparkle,  with a lot of thought and a fucklot of rage.

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I've been guzzling your offerings for a while, found a lot of my favourite bands on this thread - Peculiar Pretzelmen, Textures, Cloud Cult, Shout Out Out Out Out, Sunn O)))...so I'm very pleased to give something back. Thankyou, thankyou all.

Also, christ...Crippled Black Phoenix are incredible. So are Colour Haze. You all rock.
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« Reply #2059 on: 09 Jun 2009, 06:20 »

Some old skool technical/progressive metal.
Their first full-length album Condemned and the demos they made before that release.

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An anomaly for the death ‘n’ grind-obsessed Earache label, North Carolina’s Confessor performed slow and dirgy doom metal, and were formed in 1986 by wailing vocalist Scott Jeffreys, guitarists Brian Shoaf and Ivan Colon, bassist Cary Rowells, and drummer Stephen Shelton. After releasing 3 demos, Confessor released a debut album called Condemned in 91 and an eponymous EP, but lack of interest in their talents soon drove them to break up. They re-formed a decade later under tragic circumstances to play a benefit for the recently deceased Colon, then while they were together decided to record a 2004 EP entitled Blueprint Soul.


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« Reply #2060 on: 09 Jun 2009, 07:55 »

In case one of the better albums of 2009 slipped under your loop
Ozric Tentacles-The Yumyum Tree

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Well, the Ozrics are back with their first new studio CD in 4 years, after moving from the UK to Colorado. Once again, this is basically an Ed Wynne solo record with his wife Brandi playing some bass and synths and also features live drums on two of the track, but basically Ed sequences with perfection all the tracks and in this very psychedelic electronic music record. I would not really call it rock anymore. This is very advanced electronic groove music. Very tightly focused, sequenced and perfect, a little too much so, that it seems sterile sometimes, despite the amazing songs and sound production by Ed.

Magick Valley opens the CD and this is the most techno sounding of any Ozric track ever. Total trance techno (without the thump thump thump, more of a modulated synth bass line) and some searing guitar parts that fly in here and there. You really get sucked into this one. Oddweird follows and begins with some chill out style synths and a nice bass line (I guess played by Brandi) before Ed kicks in with the first guitar solo and a cool riff here and there, then the guitar drops out and Ed heads into synths solo land with multiple layers in the background as he slows. When the guitar does come back (mixed far back) the synths are really psyched out. I guess this is one they might play live. Lots of cool parts with special drums, sounds like Ed plays an Asian string instrument solo as well.

Mooncalf is next and is almost 10 minutes and features a real drummer and this track is pretty awesome. It starts slowly with multiple synth layers before the drums and bass kick in and then finally the guitar, which does not take long before going supersonic as the track builds and the synths sequences take over. A very cool reggae like part enters as well. Oolong Oolong features some beautiful spacey guitar playing in what is a pretty laid back track the mixes Ozrics and Nodens Ictus styles into dreamy floating like state until Ed wakes you up with a pretty intense synth solo. The Yum Yum Tree is over 9 minutes and continues directly out of the chilled out ending of Oolong. A very steady electronic groove is maintained and around 3 mins in Ed lays down another one of those solos that just sort of soars through the soundscape before fading away and the synths take over again and a very groovy bass line kicks in. Lots of cool parts in this track.

Plant Music is another trace-rave track with some cool bass lines and parts before Ed flies in with the ripping guitar as the groove just keeps pushing forward until the pre-programmed break and back to the main trance synth line. Nakura starts with a very cool highly effected synth and the sound of the forest. It has some hand drums, fretless bass (?) and is a very chilled number without any guitar. San Pedro begins with a sound like we have heard before back on Waterfall Cities, I believe, as this track builds. A pretty cool electronic groove-chill out album. Enjoy..
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« Reply #2061 on: 09 Jun 2009, 11:39 »

I believe the last time I posted here I provided awesome klezmer, that was a few months back though.  This time around I think I'll provide you with some awesome reggae.

Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Kung Fu Meets the Dragon

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« Reply #2062 on: 09 Jun 2009, 20:06 »

Gotta give some love to a hometown-ish band from the Chicago area. I'm pretty picky about indie pop, but this is not-twee enough to keep my attention. Not sure this will blow you away at first; it certainly took me a few spins. It's not dense by any measure, but it's not exactly would I would call the most accessible pop.

Kid, You'll Move Mountains - Loomings
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Retreating home to their practice space in the rural Illinois suburbs, the siblings recruited fellow Midwest musicians – guitarist Corey Wills, of Chicago’s Inspector Owl; guitarist/vocalist Jim Hanke, of Milwaukee’s El Oso; and classically trained pianist/vocalist Nina Lanthrum – and the Kid, You’ll Move Mountains quintet embarked on a two-year writing process en route to Loomings.

Combining each musician’s unique background, Kid, You’ll Move Mountains draws heavily upon Nate Lanthrum’s shotgun drumming, while also incorporating Wills’ ambient, effects-laden guitars and Andrew Lanthrum’s jitterbug bass lines. Yet much of the band’s haunting songs rest on the vocal interplay of Hanke and Nina Lanthrum.

The alternating singers sashay through dark tales of love and loss, avoiding the temptation of call-and-response verses that would have left Hanke singing the salty to his female counterpart’s sweet. Instead, the vocalists share the emotional burdens, each voicing stories of looming autumn days that turn to the dead of winter, before each also sings of the hopefulness of spring.

Produced by ex-Troubled Hubble guitarist Josh Miller, Loomings is a pop-savvy, theatric recording that packages the hardships of America’s Rust Belt with the promise of a revitalized tomorrow.
It is a record that is as dense as it is direct, with massive crescendos that bleed into eerily sparse moments at a beat’s notice (“Inside Voice”). It is a record void of guitar solos that still induces air-guitar playing (“New Blood”). It’s an unpredictable album of multi-part songs that lack traditional structures, but remains undeniably catchy (“An Open Letter to Wherever You’re From”). It’s a nine-song collection with intriguing vocal arrangements (“Volts”) and equally as experimental musicianship (“I’m A Song From The Sixties”).

But most importantly, it is a record that sounds fully appreciative of Hanke’s lyric, “We’ve only got lips and decisions to make” from the album’s midway point, “West.” It’s this cautious optimism of life’s everyday choices – awareness for the consequences of even the most trivial action – that runs through Loomings.

Fitting for a record full of second chances, made by musicians reveling in the idea of getting another go-round themselves.

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« Reply #2063 on: 09 Jun 2009, 21:19 »

Man, Troubled Hubble were really good.

EDIT - Oh shit!

Retreating home to their practice space in the rural Illinois suburbs, the siblings recruited fellow Midwest musicians – guitarist Corey Wills, of Chicago’s Inspector Owl...

I think I need to get this now.
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« Reply #2064 on: 10 Jun 2009, 07:05 »

Hey, mediaf!re thread! - I've been neglecting you...

MOONDOG was a maverick.  He was blinded by an accident in a school laboratory in his teens.  He spent many years living rough on the streets of New York, while being friendly with people like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Terry Riley and Steve Reich.  Oh, and he wore viking-style clothing, complete with a horned helmet.  He wrote music that refuses to be categorised as pop, jazz or classical.  Did he invent minimalism?  His piece Cosmos, written after he moved to Germany and was persuaded to dress normally, has never been performed - maybe that's because it lasts nine hours and requires 1000 performers.  But some of these pieces are only a minute long, and most use a percussion instrument of his own invention; very complex rhythms are typical.

Moondog - Moondog (1969)

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Moondog - A New Sound of an Old Instrument (1979)

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The following recording was the first ever commercial release to be recorded using the original Dolby noise reduction system (Dolby-A as we now call it).  Both French (the original) and English soundtracks of the narration were recorded in the same sessions, and the English version used here has a delightfully strong French accent!  Oh, and it's a great piece, too, in a classic performance:

Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale (Stokowski)

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And finally, as you'd expect, two recordings of my own.  Choral classics, both in excellent performances the equal of any commercial ones (the odd slip aside).  What's more, I've tagged them for a change:

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« Reply #2065 on: 10 Jun 2009, 09:16 »

Heh, I remember the Moondog stuff being uploaded a while back.  Not the second album, though, I'll have to grab that when I get off work.
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« Reply #2066 on: 10 Jun 2009, 09:35 »

Ah - that was a long while ago, before I was much into this.  Anyway, only one album in common.
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« Reply #2067 on: 10 Jun 2009, 11:26 »

oooh thanks for Moondog 2! i didn't have that one!
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« Reply #2068 on: 10 Jun 2009, 15:18 »

Am I the only one who's mediaf!re is acting up? The download cancels itself at about 30% without any notification.
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« Reply #2069 on: 10 Jun 2009, 15:21 »

quick post!  still can't access all my music  :-( but trying to fix that now... 

both of these 2 albums have been favorites of mine for over 10 years.  they're simply just albums that you should have in your collection if you already don't, or maybe you had them at one point but forgot about them.  anyway, they're freaking great.  get into it.

Elliot Smith :: Either/Or  ( 1997 )
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The Get Up Kids :: Something To Write Home About  ( 1999 )


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« Reply #2070 on: 10 Jun 2009, 16:27 »


Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale (Stokowski)

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And finally, as you'd expect, two recordings of my own.  Choral classics, both in excellent performances the equal of any commercial ones (the odd slip aside).  What's more, I've tagged them for a change:

Verdi - Requiem
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Downloading...........NOW!

This thread needs more fine classical tunes. Love Rossini and Stravinsky.

If anyone be interested I have some lesser known Dvorak I can upload....if anyone wants. As well as several different versions of Stravinsky's "The Firebird". I can upload in flac or mp3.
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« Reply #2071 on: 10 Jun 2009, 17:00 »

SWEET! I dont have this stravinsky! takey! :-D
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« Reply #2072 on: 11 Jun 2009, 02:41 »

I saw that the Crystal Antlers EP was uploaded here.
So I thought i'd upload their debut album. If you liked their EP, I think you're going to like this too.
After they gained some succes with their EP (which was produced by Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta) they signed with Touch and Go and released their first fulll-length album a couple of months ago. They got a lot of good reviews, I really recommend this album.
Lo-fi punk driven to the max, with an awesome organ, stoner-bashing drums and lots of loud screams that will wake you up!

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« Reply #2073 on: 11 Jun 2009, 09:24 »

This thread needs more fine classical tunes.

OK - by request, some more classical music.  Lots of it!  Largely modern, but not all.  Arranged starting modern, ending up ancient, but not in strict order in between.

Leo Kupper - Electro-Acoustic
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Der Türmer vom Michel
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Adams - John's Book of Alleged Dances
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/qmtn1di2ym0/Adams - John's Book of Alleged Dances.zipKronos play music by John Adams, the minimalist.

Arditti
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/4uzz2ntumnt/Arditti.zipThe Arditti Quartet is sort-of a more classical version of Kronos.  Here they play Beethoven, Nancarrow, Xenakis, and more.

Bernstein - West Side Story
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Berg - Lyric Suite (vocal finale)
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/zmzm2vtqwg3/Berg - Lyric Suite (vocal finale).zipKronos play Berg's Lyric Suite, in a version with the recently discovered text for the last movement.  It is not clear whether it was ever intended to be sung, though.

Berg - Wozzeck
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/zznwgwyby2x/Berg - Wozzeck.zipBerg's Opera based on Georg Büchner's play, Woyzeck (see also QC 1365).  The numbers in brackets on the track names are the sections of the play in the edition I have.  This recording is sung in English.

Bartók - The Miraculous Mandarin
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/ojtdwnkjude/Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin.zipBartók's brutalist ballet score was only performed a couple of times during his life.  The depiction of the sounds of the city at the start seems ahead of its time.  This is the full ballet, not the suite which stops short after the exciting bit (The Chase) and omits the eery ending (as the Mandarin dies after managing to kiss the prostitute).

Bartók - Cantata Profana
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/iwtmdnzthay/Bartok - Cantata Profana.zipThis was intended to be the first of a series of cantatas, and it is not known specifically why Bartók didn't continue them.  The theme is freedom, and it might simply have been too political.  This performance is from the last disk that Solti recorded.

Hindemith - Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/g24gzwmijnx/Hindemith - Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'.zipThis symphony is built on three scenes from an opera - but you don't need to know that to enjoy it.  Karajan conducts.

Hindemith - Ludus tonalis
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/nhy1onokim0/Hindemith - Ludus Tonalis.zipTwelve fugues for piano on the twelve notes of the scale, in an order related to Hindemith's theories of composition.  There are interludes (rather than the usual preludes), and the closing postamble is the opening preamble backwards and upside-down - yes, you can turn the music over to play it!  Played by the legendary Sviatoslav Richter.

Hindemith - Organ Sonatas
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/1bznvjqmavz/Hindemith - Organ Sonatas.zipSome of the best twentieth-century organ music.  This LP played by Lionel Rogg was a favourite of mine as a student, and no more recent performance I have heard has bettered it.

Holst - The Hymn of Jesus
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/tnmlmqtytnx/Holst - The Hymn of Jesus.zipA short but large-scale choral work, with texts taken from a couple of apocryphal gospels.  Conducted here by Boult.

Walton - Facade
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/zgo3gydjdqz/Walton - Facade.zipRap from the 20s?  Edith Sitwell wrote a series of poems in which the sound pattern of the words is the point, but there is no meaning.  Walton wrote music for the poems to be recited to, and the reciter was supposed to be behind a screen with a megaphone.  Richard Stilgoe and Eleanor Bron share the reading.

Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/n1ehnvyuiom/Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue.zipThis performance of the well-known classic took a piano roll of Gershwin playing his piano arrangment of the piece, blanked off all the notes that are not in the solo part, and played this back accompanied by the original jazz band instrumentation.  From LP, as I've not discovered a CD release.

Brecht & Weill - Die Dreigroschenoper
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/ghzynuaixd5/Brecht-Weill - Die Dreigroschenoper.zipThe Threepenny Opera  was a modern rehash of John Gay's The Beggars' Opera  (below), and similarly political.

Gay & Pepusch - The Beggars' Opera
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Gay wrote in 1728 a political play incorporating a whole raft of contemporary songs and satirising the kind of opera that Handel was writing at that time.  The composer Pepusch wrote a short overture, and may well have provided a bass line for the songs - but that's it for him. 

Mahler - Symphony 2 'Resurrection'
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/jnmlk1bdzly/Mahler - Symphony 2 'Resurrection'.zipA big dramatic symphony, with voices.  Conducted here by Klemperer.

Mendelssohn - Lobgesang
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/t1jav1yzlm5/Mendelssohn - Lobgesang.zipThe Hymn of Praise  is either a symphony whose last movement is a whole cantata, or a cantata whose overture is a whole symphony!  You decide.

Alkan - Chamber Concerti etc
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/nyyzndlotzj/Alkan - Chamber Concerti etc.zipAlkan was a neighbour of Chopin and Liszt in Paris, but is still hardly known.  Here are a couple of his very few orchestral works, and two different recordings of his extraordinary and hilarious Funeral March for the Death of a Parrot.

Alkan - Grand Sonata
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/znzutmfz2tm/Alkan - Grande Sonate.zipMost of Alkan's compositions are fiendishly difficult piano music.  This sonata, subtitled The Four Ages of Man  depicts life at the ages of 20 (life's his oyster), 30 (responsibilities and frustrations), 40 (contented domesticity) and 50 (decrepit old age - he was being a bit pessimistic here!).  My old piano teacher is the performer.

Arne - Alfred
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/43qjjl2tywi/Arne - Alfred.zipA lightweight Georgian opera - easy listening from the 18th century.  You'll recognise the last movement, though, as it's gone on to greater things.

Mondonville - Sonates en symphonies
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/file/diyy5ttllno/Mondonville - Sonates en symphonies.zipLate Baroque French Concerti Grossi.  What distinguishes these is the extraordinarily frenetic string writing, at times contrasted with a slow oboe melody floating over the top.  Scrumptious.

Dowland - Songs and Letters
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« Reply #2074 on: 11 Jun 2009, 10:03 »

 :-o

I'm going to have a fun time listening to each and every one of these...anything from late classical period to contemporary classical is usually really enjoyable to me.
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« Reply #2075 on: 11 Jun 2009, 11:15 »

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OK - by request, some more classical music.  Lots of it!  Largely modern, but not all.  Arranged starting modern, ending up ancient, but not in strict order in between.

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« Reply #2076 on: 11 Jun 2009, 12:11 »

Am I the only one who's mediaf!re is acting up? The download cancels itself at about 30% without any notification.

I'm getting Javascript errors. I've tried three different browsers and still not getting any results.
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« Reply #2077 on: 11 Jun 2009, 12:49 »

I just downloaded the Walton Facade (62MB) from my post on a different computer, using IE8, with no problem at all. 

But sorry, I'm not going to offer tech support for individual computers over the Internet; doing it as my day job is enough, thanks.
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« Reply #2078 on: 11 Jun 2009, 13:51 »

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« Reply #2079 on: 11 Jun 2009, 14:01 »

I just downloaded the Walton Facade (62MB) from my post on a different computer, using IE8, with no problem at all. 

But sorry, I'm not going to offer tech support for individual computers over the Internet; doing it as my day job is enough, thanks.

Not asking for support, just had to wait it out. Works flawlessly now.
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« Reply #2080 on: 11 Jun 2009, 15:40 »

Crystal Antlers - Tentacles (2009)

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« Reply #2081 on: 11 Jun 2009, 16:31 »

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« Reply #2082 on: 11 Jun 2009, 16:35 »

Crystal Antlers - Tentacles (2009)

I wish I was at my own computer so hard now.

also, do you not like backstreet boys Rusty Kuntz?
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« Reply #2083 on: 12 Jun 2009, 01:34 »

Crystal Antlers - Tentacles (2009)

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I think this is missing track 9.

Sorry about that.
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« Reply #2084 on: 12 Jun 2009, 01:35 »

Pale Young Gentlemen-Black Forest(tra la la)

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21st century indie folk music mixed with 19th century listlessness is a rare sound. In the beer halls of the late 1800s and early 1900s, newsboys and butter maids were kicking back, pressed up close to each other tweed blazers and crinoline skirts, gliding to soft, but energetic orchestral sounds that would’ve sounded something like Pale Young Gentlemen.

The band comes from Madison, Wisconsin and Black Forest (Tra La La) is their sophomore effort. The album beautifully bleeds with an upbeat Victorian era charm of chamber pop music. It is a soft, airy push of whimsical cellos, violins, violas and delicately plucked strings. Split in pace, the album offers fast numbers that’ll get the young kids up and out but also slower, dramatic tones for the introspective.

The strings are key to the sound of the album and are front and center in every track. They fill a wide array of genres from classical to cabaret, completely theatrical in nature where one might think they’re watching assorted scenes from a Broadway pop opera. Lead singer Michael Reisenauer’s voice is a charming instrument unto its own, oscillating between a baritone and falsetto.

Standout track on the album is clearly “The Crook Of My Good Arm”, an Eastern European tinged folk rock number that’ll get your feet stomping, shoulders shaking and, in about 30 seconds, out of your seat, grabbing a partner and onto the dance floor, mimicking some sort of forgotten 1800s dance with the same vigor that the song throws at you. Shadows/Doorways is a fifty second instrumental of pure classical music. The untrained ear wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between this track and a true 1800s symphonic gem.

Another favorite on the album is “Our History”. The first brush of sounds to your ears will swiftly remind you of Chris Martin. However, the song offers a lot more than such a trivial comparison. When the violin showers in followed by the youthful acoustic guitar, a nostalgic melody of puerile joy is created; fitting to the title of the track “Our History”.

It is worth noting that the album cover is a cropped image of a painting by Victorian era painter, Richard Dadd, fitting to the sound of the album. The work is titled "The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke.”.
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« Reply #2085 on: 12 Jun 2009, 11:33 »

I can't begin to thank you for that assload of classical music. It was just in time to alleviate my music boredom.
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« Reply #2086 on: 12 Jun 2009, 14:39 »

ok...so this is my first post...so bear with me...hope I'm doing this right!.
This is an album from my collection....Alias and Ehren "Lillian".those familiar with the anticon label will know Alias...Ehren is his brother...this is a great album IMO.
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Lillianis like a halfway house for geeky high school band instruments. Beat-maker Alias (Brendon Whitney) and his brother, multi-instrumentalist Ehren, rehabilitate the wind section, remaking timbres that haven't had much pop-cultural cachet since the big-band era into hip, upstanding citizens of the weird, loosely defined world of hip hop governed by the East Bay's Anticon collective. "Eman Ruosis Iht" eases you into the duo's mission with low-key pleasantries like an ambient flute, a familiar, fuzzed-out beat, and these simple, wholesome melodies that pervade the entire album. On "Back and Forth," however, the brothers institute a plan of action. The mature, bookish tones of the clarinet are put to work with sprightly, tripping beats and blips. Then a souped-up, hot-shit soprano sax (yes, that's soprano saxophone, ripped with reedy squeals right out of the dastardly hands of bad influences like Kenny G) spins the whole track dizzy, wailing like a cross between a cock-rockin' guitarist and a whirling dervish. By "52nd and West" a flute has learned to use its scales for more socially acceptable purposes. With a benevolent, knowing touch, sponsors Alias and Ehren gently guide their wards into their new lives as functioning members of ambient, beat-driven hip hop.
ENJOY!...and please,if I haven't done this right please let me know!...look forward to upping more soon!
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« Reply #2087 on: 12 Jun 2009, 15:11 »

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« Reply #2088 on: 12 Jun 2009, 15:40 »

O.k...heres another one.
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The future ain't what it used to be, so these days the past can seem like a thing of the future. To wit: The sophomore LP by Texas-based rock group Midlake opened at #14 on the UK indie charts more than a month before gracing its sullen native shores. Similarly, Midlake take a step back from the synth-age psychedelia of their solid 2004 debut Bamnan and Slivercork on follow-up The Trials of Van Occupanther, an encouraging but ultimately disappointing contemplation of time's ceaselessness, love's promise, and Harvest-era Neil Young.

Speaking of time, Midlake waste little at first. Opener "Roscoe" keeps getting compared to Fleetwood Mac but actually comes closer to the pristine, high-concept chug of the Alan Parsons Project's paranoid 1982 hit "Eye in the Sky" (in a good way, gang) or the similarly anxious space-rock of the late Grandaddy. "Whenever I was a child, I wondered/ What if my name had changed into something more productive like Roscoe/ Been born in 1891, waiting with my Aunt Rosaline," whispers frontman Tim Smith, his phrasing elusive, his grassy tenor warming into multi-part harmonies after one of the year's most casually compelling pop moments.

Alas, nothing else here comes close: A fuzzy guitar solo goes Lindsay Buckingham's way on the legitimately Mac-like "Head Home"; monotonous single "Young Bride" chases ramshackle dance beats and skittery violins through a haunted and hookless forest; and "Bandits" pairs anachronistic wit ("Do you want to be overrun by bandits?") with mild woodwinds, an acoustic intro recalling "Mother Nature's Son", and gray Coldplay piano.

Throughout the album, the desperation for meaningful human contact glimpsed in the record's lonesome centerpiece "Van Occupanther" underpins images of mountaineers, stonecutters, and frozen pines. The album's second most affecting track, horn-sprouting "Branches", further illuminates the protagonist's heartbreak through ominous minor sevenths, "Exit Music (for a Film)" triad-inversion segues, and a canny reference to the Jackson Browne-penned classic "These Days". "It's hard for me but I'm trying," Smith delicately repeats, his voice falling between Young's woozy falsetto and the sinuous timbres of Thom Yorke. The second half of the disc, however, drags amid bell-like vintage synths, pastoral singer/songwriter strums, and a stolid mountain of midtempo melancholy. "On a clear day I can see my old house and my wife," intones Smith, still struggling against the passing seasons for an irrecoverable romance.

After Bamnan and Slivercork's Flaming Lips progressivism, The Trials of Van Occupanther may seem like a retreat. Yet despite all the shag-carpet throwbacks, Midlake's new one rises above retro pastiche to probe its central character, the lovelorn, calendar-confined Van Occupanther; spacey production and allusive songwriting mark the album as a present-day artifact. "We'll pass by for the last time," the disc concludes, but surely a band this promising will be back for more.
   
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« Reply #2089 on: 12 Jun 2009, 16:42 »

Ohbijou - Beacons



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I’m of the opinion that this is what an album would sound like if your girlfriend were an elf. An elf, in fact, with a penchant for the songs of Feist and Kate Bush. Casey Mecija deploys a gnomic voice whose unusual timbre and fragility ultimately charmed me. Top tracks ‘Cliff Jumps’ and ‘Cannon March’ work a nice exchange between synth and strings; cellos, mandolins and keyboard. You are never quite sure what Casey is singing about but apparently she ‘pens songs wrought with the Romantic afflictions of big city life’. What I heard were alternately cheerful melodies, with bounce and verve, fine instrumentation and a gentle sparkle.

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« Reply #2090 on: 12 Jun 2009, 17:04 »

PHOTEK        ni ten ichi ryu (two swords technique) single




           


           
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« Reply #2091 on: 12 Jun 2009, 17:11 »

Oh man, is that the latest Ohbijou? Thank You so much Mr. Tool!
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« Reply #2092 on: 12 Jun 2009, 17:35 »

Ry Cooder                   



         


   
In the 70s, most rock bands were interested in incorporating European classical music and Eastern ethnic music into their music, ranging from the Beatles to Mahavishnu Orchestra to ELP. Ry Cooder went off the beaten path to create something different, music that pays homage to the classical music of America, as well as its own ethnic music.

Boomer's Story is a collection of the classical music of America, from Civil War camp songs like "Rally Round the Flag" to WWII battle anthems like "Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer", to Mexican-American standards like "Maria Elena", to early soul standards like "Dark End of the Street". Who says that the sad chords of "Rally Round the Flag" aren't as classic as a well-known string sonata?

Like any great musician, Ry Cooder and his band is not simply a jukebox for the music of others. Many of the arrangements, in specific the guitar arrangements, are strongly influenced by the music of Joseph Spence. Spence was a folk guitarist of the Bahamas who was like the Thelonius Monk of folk music; he played simple melodies but improvised upon them with extreme syncopation and variation. A lot of the music here uses that influence; "Maria Elena" is transformed to sound almost like cubist art, and "Comin in on Wing and a Prayer" contains some interestingly jagged rhythmic improvs upon that tune. This style is explored even more so on the Jazz album. Other songs are played "straight", where appropriate (like "Rally Round the Flag").

Ry Cooder is also known as being one of the greatest bottleneck slide guitar players to grace this century. Listen to the emotion on "Dark End of the Street" and the traditional "Boomer's Story".
     
         
   
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« Reply #2093 on: 12 Jun 2009, 18:31 »

Ohbijou - Beacons

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I’m of the opinion that this is what an album would sound like if your girlfriend were an elf. An elf, in fact, with a penchant for the songs of Feist and Kate Bush. Casey Mecija deploys a gnomic voice whose unusual timbre and fragility ultimately charmed me. Top tracks ‘Cliff Jumps’ and ‘Cannon March’ work a nice exchange between synth and strings; cellos, mandolins and keyboard. You are never quite sure what Casey is singing about but apparently she ‘pens songs wrought with the Romantic afflictions of big city life’. What I heard were alternately cheerful melodies, with bounce and verve, fine instrumentation and a gentle sparkle.

Ohbijou is good people. I don't think I am alright with that "gnomic voice" comment, though.
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« Reply #2094 on: 12 Jun 2009, 18:36 »

Dub Syndicate  Pounding system

        
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Paralleling other English reggae outfits like UB40 and Mad Professor's Ariwa band during the late '70s and early '80s, Adrian Sherwood's various On U Sound outfits took off from Jamaican dub and vocal music to create something both similar and unique. While primarily inspired by the dub of King Tubby and company as well as the slicker sound of dancehall luminaries like the Roots Radics band and producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes, the Dub Syndicate, for one, also incorporated rock elements and a host of original dub effects: drums sound harder and more insistent than on most Jamaican sides, the piano and horns play a more prominent role, and, in an admitted quest for ambient sounds, echo, flanger, and reverb effects are wrought with their own brand of frenetic twist and turns. This Dub Syndicate debut from 1982 captures most of the attractive mix and remains one of Sherwood's best releases. While maybe not as daring as more electronica-minded and big beat-filled releases that followed, Pounding System has stood the test of time better than many On U Sound titles with its subtle marriage of Jamaican music and Sherwood's aesthetics. ~ Stephen Cook, All Music Guide

Have this on vinyl...its been deleted now I think.
 
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Not very many reggae albums acknowledge Alan Lomax in the credits. But then, African Head Charge (a band with a constantly changing membership led by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah) doesn't really make typical reggae albums. Although the one-drop beat (provided on this album by Lincoln "Style" Scott) influences everything and the basslines have a typical tidal undertow, the stuff that Noah layers on top of the mix has more to do with ethnomusicology than the dancehall. The song titles say it all: "Cattle Herders Chant," a field recording of call-and-response chanting overlaid with Nyahbinghi drums and highlife guitar; "My God," eerie, minor-key African-American church singing supported by a chugging reggae bassline, bare-bones drumming, and the sound of running water; "Deer Spirit Song," an unidentifiable indigenous song in 9/8 meter with a gently driving rockers beat and occasional sound effects thrown in. This is an exceptionally beautiful album, but in a deeply strange way.
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« Reply #2097 on: 12 Jun 2009, 19:38 »

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« Reply #2098 on: 12 Jun 2009, 20:14 »

^^^Best album ever
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« Reply #2099 on: 12 Jun 2009, 20:53 »

i just uploaded a chunk of my library from my old laptop and come to bestow sprinkles of lovely gift-blessings that are amaaazing and imperative for you to own. as far as i know (and have searched) these haven't been posted yet. love them.  :angel:

Apostle of Hustle - National Anthem of Nowhere

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