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Ariel Kalma - Life Is Poetry (2024) [Official Digital Download]

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Ariel Kalma - Life Is Poetry (2024) [Official Digital Download]

Ariel Kalma - Life Is Poetry (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 28:58 minutes | 337 MB
Electronic, New Age, Poetry | Label: Ariel Kalma, Official Digital Download

Over 4 decades, Ariel Kalma published several vinyl LP's, cassettes, and CD's. His compositions have been used for modern dance-theatre, films, musical poetry, guided meditations, transformational groups. Ariel Kalma has also played on many albums in France - even throughout Europe, the US and recently Australia, where he lives.

Lionel Sow, NFM Choir, Willard White & Jan Krzeszowiec - Dance of Death (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Lionel Sow, NFM Choir, Willard White & Jan Krzeszowiec - Dance of Death (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lionel Sow, NFM Choir, Willard White & Jan Krzeszowiec - Dance of Death (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 64:35 minutes | 1,05 GB
Classical, Sacred, Poetry, Choral | Label: CD Accord, Official Digital Download

Most of us, when contemplating medieval representations of danse macabre, in which Death leads people of all walks of life, do not pay attention to the sound aspect of the allegory. Yet it is very important – where there is dancing, there must also be music. In the oldest depictions, dating back to the end of the Middle Ages, it is Death that plays an instrument. Interestingly, it is a wind instrument, such as a flute or bagpipes, or a percussion instrument.

Mahogany L. Browne & Sean Mason - CHROME VALLEY (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Mahogany L. Browne & Sean Mason - CHROME VALLEY (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mahogany L. Browne & Sean Mason - CHROME VALLEY (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 38:28 minutes | 765 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Spoken Word, Poetry | Label: The Soapbox Presents, Official Digital Download

Distinguished writer, playwright, and Lincoln Center’s first poet in residence Mahogany L. Browne has teamed up with jazz pianist, composer and producer Sean Mason to create CHROME VALLEY, a genre traversing album and music essay on the Black experience in America set for release April 19. Inspired by Browne’s most recent critically acclaimed poetry anthology by the same name, CHROME VALLEY marks the debut album for project-based, community centered record label The Soapbox Presents.

John McEuen - The Newsman: A Man of Record (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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John McEuen - The Newsman: A Man of Record (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John McEuen - The Newsman: A Man of Record (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 47:15 minutes | 830 MB
Folk, Spoken Word | Label: Compass Records, Official Digital Download

GRAMMY winner John McEuen's new album, 'The Newsman', is a first for the acoustic music legend who helped to define the trajectory for bluegrass and acoustic-rooted music in the mid 1970s as a member of The Nitty Gritty Dirty Band. The album's 11 tracks are all spoken word renditions of poems from the 19th and 20th century that McEuen has been collecting over the course of his 50 year career. Each story is told in McEuen's engaging baritone, adorned by his unique instrumental compositions informed by his many years of scoring films.

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (Remastered) (1971/2022) (Hi-Res)

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Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (Remastered) (1971/2022) (Hi-Res)

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (Remastered) (1971/2022)
Vinyl FLAC (tracks) 24bit-192kHz - 1.6 GB
47:57 | Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Political, Poetry | Label: BGP

There is no doubting the importance of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Pieces Of A Man” LP.
It was a landmark album with its bold, poetic lyrical content allied to progressive and melodic music, and it saw producer Bob Thiele help Gil and his musical partner Brian Jackson paint the picture they needed to get their message across. Thiele put Gil and Brian together with Ron Carter, Hubert Laws and Bernard Purdie, giving them the musical heft they wanted.

Allen Ginsberg - At Reed College: The First Recorded Reading of Howl & Other Poems (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Allen Ginsberg - At Reed College: The First Recorded Reading of Howl & Other Poems (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Allen Ginsberg - At Reed College: The First Recorded Reading of Howl & Other Poems (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 34:41 minutes | 287MB
Poetry | Label: Omnivore Recordings, Official Digital Download

Recorded in 1956 and discovered in 2007, one of the most important audio documents in the history of American literature, from the second half of the 20th century, is available to be heard far and wide in 2021. Allen Ginsberg's first public reading of his epic poem "Howl" took place in October of 1955 at the famous Six Gallery in San Francisco. In attendance that night were Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, Kenneth Rexroth, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady.

Iris Trio - Project Earth: The Blue Chapter (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Iris Trio - Project Earth: The Blue Chapter (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Iris Trio - Project Earth: The Blue Chapter (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 60:57 minutes | 1,02 GB
Classical, Spoken Word, Poetry | Label: Centrediscs, Official Digital Download

Project Earth is our response to the enormous crisis currently facing our planet. Through chamber music and poetry, we strive to illuminate the impact of human behavior on the environment, addressing issues of climate change, pollution, habitat degradation, and biodiversity loss. Equally important, we give center stage to the immense beauty and wonder found in nature. We recognize the power of our collective imagination and the need to inspire a shared sense of value and responsibility if we are to create meaningful change around these complex issues.

Moor Mother - The Great Bailout (2024) [Official Digital Download]

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Moor Mother - The Great Bailout (2024) [Official Digital Download]

Moor Mother - The Great Bailout (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 42:36 minutes | 458 MB
Experimental, Electronic, Spoken Word | Label: ANTI- Records, Official Digital Download

Moor Mother is an American musician, poet, and interdisciplinary artist known for her avant-garde and experimental work. The Great Bailout is an expansive meditation that acts as a non-linear word map about colonialism, slavery, and commerce in Great Britain. Featuring guest contributions from Lonnie Holley, Angel Bat Dawid and Sistas of the Nitty Gritty, Vijay Iyer, Mary Lattimore, and more, it's Moor Mother's most uncompromising vision to date.

Anne Vanschothorst & Annie Einan - That I Did Always Love: An Ode to Emily Dickinson for Harp in a Soundscape (2023) [24/96]

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Anne Vanschothorst & Annie Einan - That I Did Always Love: An Ode to Emily Dickinson for Harp in a Soundscape (2023) [24/96]

Anne Vanschothorst & Annie Einan - That I Did Always Love: An Ode to Emily Dickinson for Harp in a Soundscape (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 50:23 minutes | 815 MB
Classical, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: Big Round Records, Official Digital Download

Composer and Harpist Anne Vanschothorst’s music has been described as innovative, minimal, lyrical, cinematic, and touching yet intense. The same rings true in THAT I DID ALWAYS LOVE, the artist’s musical ode to the great American poet Emily Dickinson. Featuring seven of the poet’s works set to music, Vanschothorst fosters an intimate listening space where two art forms reach a soothing synthesis, amplifying the elegance of Dickinson’s texts with the graceful nature of the harp, a perfect pairing.

VA - Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America II (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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VA - Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America II (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

VA - Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America II (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 61:47 minutes | 694 MB
Experimental, Electronic, Ambient, Folk, Spoken Word, Poetry | Label: Ginsberg Recordings, Official Digital Download

A Peter Hale & Jesse Goodman Production in Association with the Allen Ginsberg Estate presents Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America Vol II.

VA - My Words Are Music: A Celebration of Sun Ra's Poetry (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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VA - My Words Are Music: A Celebration of Sun Ra's Poetry (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

VA - My Words Are Music: A Celebration of Sun Ra's Poetry (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 35:06 minutes | 232 MB
Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: Omni Sound, Official Digital Download

Sun Ra is better known to most as a musician than a poet, but he identified equally as both. My Words Are Music provides direct access to the sentiments of a poet who never called Earth home. The spoken word album hosts an inspired array of artists who personally chose their favorite Sun Ra poems to recite. Freed from the page, his poetry acquires an unexpected simplicity and poignance it possessed all along.

Eivind Lønning, Espen Reinertsen, Romke Kleefstra & Jan Kleefstra - It Deel II (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Eivind Lønning, Espen Reinertsen, Romke Kleefstra & Jan Kleefstra - It Deel II (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eivind Lønning, Espen Reinertsen, Romke Kleefstra & Jan Kleefstra - It Deel II (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 44:49 minutes | 626 MB
Experimental, Jazz, Ambient, Poetry | Label: Moving Furniture Records, Official Digital Download

For IT DEEL II the Kleefstra Bros have collaborated with the Norwegian duo Espen Reinersen and Einvind Lønning (who also collaborate as duo Streifenjunko). Ten years ago the Kleefstra Bros saw Streifenjunko perform at WORM, Rotterdam (NL), and this always stuck in memory. This is why now for IT DEEL II they got together.

Neil Gaiman & FourPlay String Quartet - Signs of Life (2023) [Official Digital Download]

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Neil Gaiman & FourPlay String Quartet - Signs of Life (2023) [Official Digital Download]

Neil Gaiman & FourPlay String Quartet - Signs of Life (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 52:32 minutes | 540 MB
Folk, Poetry, Modern Classical | Label: Instrumental Records, Official Digital Download

Neil Gaiman and Australia's FourPlay String Quartet are pleased to announce their first album together. Nestled alongside these original works are new poems and stories of Neil's crafted with FourPlay's music, two "covers" of songs from Neil's previous projects and an instrumental inspired by Neil's work. The album is a gorgeous, ground-breaking and genre-bending collaboration between an iconic author and a singular musical ensemble. Part songwriting, part poetry, part story-telling; all-encompassing, all-engaging, all beautiful.

Park Jiha & Roy Claire Potter - To Call Out Into The Night (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Park Jiha & Roy Claire Potter - To Call Out Into The Night (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Park Jiha & Roy Claire Potter - To Call Out Into The Night (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 32:13 minutes | 356 MB
Modern Classical, World, Post-Minimalism, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: Otoroku, Official Digital Download

Cafe Oto - returns with yet another consciousness altering release, Park Jiha and Roy Claire Potter's "To Call Out Into the Night". Seamlessly intertwining experimental music, sound art, sound poetry, and aspects of traditional Korean music, it's a tense and stunningly beautiful dance of linguistics at the intersection of multiple worlds, that stands as a profound advocation for the fruits born from cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Alabaster DePlume - GOLD: Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Alabaster DePlume - GOLD: Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alabaster DePlume - GOLD: Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 67:42 minutes | 1,22 GB
Contemporary Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Poetry | Label: International Anthem, Official Digital Download

The lightning rod for Alabaster DePlume’s luminous follow up to the widely-acclaimed 2020 release To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1 was personal. “Someone was going through a thing,” says the Mancunian poet-performer. “I said, ‘go forward in the courage of your love’. And then I thought 'yeah, that's what I need to hear as well’.”