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Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]

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Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79639-2 | Time: 00:47:55

This may be the single most powerful piece of music that the Kronos Quartet has ever recorded, and perhaps that Terry Riley has ever written. This is because Requiem for Adam is so personal, so direct, and experiential. Requiem for Adam was written after the death of Kronos violinist David Harrignton's son. He died, in 1995, at the age of 16, from an aneurysm in his coronary artery. Riley, who is very close to the Harringtons and has a son the same age, has delved deep into the experience of death and resurrection, or, at the very least, transmutation. Requiem for Adam is written in three parts, or movements. The first, "Ascending the Heaven Ladder," is based on a four-note pattern that re-harmonizes itself as it moves up the scale. There are many variations and series based on each of these notes and their changing harmonics, and finally a 5/4 dance as it moves to the highest point on the strings. The drone-like effect is stunning when the listener realizes that the drone is changing shape too, ascending the scale, moving ever upward and taking part in the transmutation of harmony.

Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory (2017)

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Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory (2017)

Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:35 | 100 Mb
Jazz, Experimental, Electronic | Label: Kartel Music Group

Colin Stetson, the sax player best known for showing off his circular breathing techniques on stage with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver, has announced his next solo effort, entitled All This I Do For Glory. According to the press release, the album examines concepts of the afterlife, explores ambition and legacy and is the first half of a doomed love story in the model of Greek tragedies. Ambitious, then. All This I Do For Glory is Stetson’s first solo album since 2013’s acclaimed To See More Light and supposedly contains more percussive elements influenced by Aphex Twin and Autechre.

Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Fall (EP) (2017)

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Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Fall (EP) (2017)

Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Fall (EP) (2017)
MP3 VBR V0 (~264 kbps) | 00:18:37 | 36 Mb
Avant-Garde, Modern Classical, Abstract | Label: Spècula Records

Frequent collaborators Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld have returned with a new EP, Fall. Opening the A-side of the EP is a cover of Neil Young's 'My My, Hey Hey' that takes the Americana expanse of the original and upturns it to become a clattering, orchestral feat. With the pair leading the performance, Blixa's vocals being a natural standout, the composition also features David Coulter playing the musical saw, Gabriele Coen on bass clarinet and a six-piece string section. Fall also features three original tracks entitled 'Ziegenfisch', 'Testosteron Sklave' and 'Bianchissimo'. It is out now via Specula Records.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - async (2017)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - async (2017)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - async (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:34 | 140 Mb
Classical, Ambient, Electronic | Label: Milan Records

Ryuichi Sakamoto has announced a new studio album, async, out April 28 via Milan. It’s the Japanese composer’s first studio album since 2012’s Three, with Jaques Morelenbaum and Judy Kang, and his first solo album in 8 years. Sakamoto recorded and conceived of the album in New York, taking inspiration from “everyday objects, sculpture, and nature,” according to a press release. Find the tracklist and artwork below. A world premiere listening event for the album (in 5.1 surround sound) will take place at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, which runs from March 23-26. Sakamoto’s also set to perform on April 25 and 26 at Park Avenue Armory Veterans Room in New York. The new album follows his 2015 score for Alejandro González Iñárritu's film The Revenant (where he was assisted by the National's Bryce Dessner and German musician Alva Noto). It’s also his first studio album since his recovery from cancer in 2015.

VA - New Music Masters: Music by Steve Reich, Arvo Part, Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Otto, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (1996) [Re-Up]

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VA - New Music Masters: Music by Steve Reich, Arvo Part, Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Otto, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (1996) [Re-Up]

New Music Masters: Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Otto, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
Andrea Ceccomori, flutes; Paul Wehage, saxophones; Cecilia Chailly, harp
Goffredo Degli Esposti, recorder; Fabrizio Ottaviucci, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Amiata | # ARNR 0496 | Time: 00:51:59

A collection of musical gems by great contemporary composers of the minimalist and postminimalist trend. Music of Steve Reich (Vermont Counterpoint, New York Counterpoint - first recording of the saxophone version), Arvo Pärt (Pari Intervallo), Hans Otte (Eins), Ludovico Einaudi (Quattro Passi), Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (For you Ann Lill, Op.58), skilfully interpreted by Andrea Ceccomori and Goffredo Degli Esposti on the flutes, Paul Wehage on the saxophones, Cecilia Chailly on harp and Fabrizio Ottaviucci on piano.

Wim Mertens - Close Cover (1986) {Windham Hill Records WD-1056}

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Wim Mertens - Close Cover (1986) {Windham Hill Records WD-1056}

Wim Mertens - Close Cover (1986) {Windham Hill Records WD-1056}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 165 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986 Windham Hill Records | WD-1056
Avant-Garde / Minimalism / Neo-Classical / Contemporary Instrumental

Compiled from Mertens's solo and group projects recorded during the early to mid '80s, this Windham Hill collection offers an overview of his textural, multilayered style of minimalist composition.

Philip Glass - Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective (10CDs, 2008)

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Philip Glass - Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective (10CDs, 2008)

Philip Glass - Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective (10CDs, 2008)
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary, Soundtrack | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,66 Gb | Artwork: 32,4 Mb
Label: Nonesuch

This elegantly packaged 10 disc retrospective surveys four decades of work by Philip Glass, from his earliest solo pieces to his world-renowned operas to his Oscar-nominated film scores. In music, words and pictures, it traces the evolution, as critic Tim Page puts it in his liner notes essay, of 'the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music-simultaneously.' The long-awaited release of this set follows this past spring's triumphal new staging of Glass's 1980 Satyagraha at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Vienna Art Orchestra - Concerto Piccolo (1980) [Re-Up]

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Vienna Art Orchestra - Concerto Piccolo (1980) [Re-Up]

Vienna Art Orchestra - Concerto Piccolo (1980)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included | 01:04:34
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band, Creative Orchestra | Label: Hat ART | # hat ART CD 6038

Recorded live at the Zurich Jazz Festival in 1980, this was America's first taste of the wild abandon that is the Vienna Art Orchestra and expatriate Lauren Newton's glorious vocal instrument. This is a 13-piece big band led by the beautifully weird compositional, instructional, and arranging craziness of Mathias Rüegg. They trash and revere all traditions – both historical and avant-garde at the same time – while using them both along with carnival and circus music, classical forms and fugues, and French salon music. They swing here like a Mingus big band playing "Jelly Roll, But Mingus Rolls Better," with soloists who could care less what the ensemble chart says and vice versa. Newton, mixed high above the prattle, soars with the intensity of a pianist while blowing Jon Hendricks away at his own game. The fun really begins when the ensemble changes tempos two or three times and sections play against each other as in "Concerto Piccolo," even if begun by the lilting line of the title's instrument.

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978) [Re-Up]

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Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1129, 422 821 417-2 | 00:56:31

If Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians is simply described in terms of its materials and organization – 11 chords followed by 11 pieces built on those chords – then it might seem utterly dry and monotonous. The actual music, though, is far from lackluster. When this recording was released in 1978, the impact on the new music scene was immediate and overwhelming. Anyone who saw potential in minimalism and had hoped for a major breakthrough piece found it here. The beauty of its pulsing added-note harmonies and the sustained power and precision of the performance were the music's salient features; and instead of the sterile, electronic sound usually associated with minimalism, the music's warm resonance was a welcome change. Yet repeated listening brought out a subtle and important shift in Reich's conception: the patterns were no longer static repetitions moving in and out of phase with each other, but were now flexible units that grew organically and changed incrementally over the course of the work.

John Zorn - There Is No More Firmament (2017)

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John Zorn - There Is No More Firmament (2017)

John Zorn - There Is No More Firmament
Avant-Garde, Jazz, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57:26 min | 132 MB
Label: Tzadik | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

There is No More Firmament is a remarkable collection of recent compositions from 2013 2016 that showcase the range, variety and continued creativity of Zorn as he enters his sixties. Connected together with a thread of intensity, magic and madness, the music tells a twisted and complex story of a magical descent into madness. The compositions include two works for brass ensembles, a woodwind quintet, jazz piano trio, string trio and two solo pieces for clarinet and trumpet, with the outrageous trumpet solo Merlin appearing in two realizations one by jazz master Peter Evans and another by the European classical virtuoso Marco Blauuw from MusikFabrik.

Diamanda Galas - All the Way (2017)

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Diamanda Galas - All the Way (2017)

Diamanda Galas - All the Way
Avant-Garde, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 41:05 min | 94.6 MB
Label: Intravenal Sound Operations | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

The first new Diamanda Galas album in nine years. All The Way features remarkable, radical takes on familiar tunes, including the seminal "The Thrill Is Gone" and a solo piano interpretation of Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight." The album's centerpiece is the American traditional "O Death," which has become a staple in live performances, and concludes with "Pardon Me I've got Someone To Kill" by country singer Johnny Paycheck. All The Way includes both electric live recordings (recorded in Paris, Copenhagen, and East Sussex) and studio recordings made in San Diego, CA.

John Zorn & Masada String Trio - Haborym: Book Of Angels, Volume 16 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7384}

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John Zorn & Masada String Trio - Haborym: Book Of Angels, Volume 16 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7384}

John Zorn & Masada String Trio - Haborym: Book Of Angels, Volume 16 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7384}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Tzadik | TZ 7384 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Chamber Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Klezmer

The magical interplay and incredible virtuosity of this exhilarating trio of string masters has made it one of the most beloved and acclaimed of all Masada ensembles. Back now by popular demand for their first studio recording in over five years, their telepathic interplay and endless creativity had never been stronger. Ten more tunes from the rich and inventive Book of Angels featuring moody ballads, hypnotic grooves, intense burners and of course the trademark lyricism of the Masada songbook performed by one of the most acclaimed contemporary ensembles in the world. A long awaited release—essential!

Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)

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Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)

Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:43:40
Neo-Classical, Minimal, Ethnic Fusion, New Age | Japo/ECM | # JAPO 60017, ECM 829 201-2

An ethereal, primordial Experience. Implosions is a state of consciousness that wraps you in the arms of swirling air, transports you to ethnic lands, where spices catch your pallet. Where stories are swapped and legends of old are discovered again. Stephan Micus takes you down the river Ganges as he plays from the sitar, you are in a languished state of being. His ethnic chants suffocate you until you are spirit removed from flesh. The mist begins to fall and as the fog rolls in you are swept into the remotest parts of the world, where things thought to have been lost or abandoned have been uncovered. Caravans from the east are swept into a mirage in the horizon, while strange red stone pillars stab at the sky. Then you come across the foothills of machu picchu, incensed by its abandonment you climb to the summit there an elder of a race long since vanished gives you knowledge of the new world. You stumble back into reality, Unable to return.

Ian Mitchell - Isn't This A Time?: American Music for Clarinet (2015)

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Ian Mitchell - Isn't This A Time?: American Music for Clarinet (2015)

Ian Mitchell - Isn't This A Time?: American Music for Clarinet (2015)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 130 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Avant-garde | Label: Metier Records | 2015 | 0:55:23

British clarinet player Ian Mitchell devotes this album to clarinet works by American composers ranging from the iconic John Cage to specialists working with new clarinet techniques such as Eric Mandat via William O. Smith, also known as jazz legend Bill Smith. There is a lot of variety here, within the context of a generally provocative and avant-garde collection.

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

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Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Free Improvisation | Label: Long Arms | # CDLA 01032 | 01:13:32

Solo piano works, recorded live in Moscow Conservatory on April 18th, 2000. Russian-only release on the Long Arms label. Pieces include: 'Arica', 'Havana Man', 'Negro Hall', 'The Ecstasy', 'Missigono', 'Requiem For Wally'. "The following pieces appear without any editing of the performance. Large sections of these pieces are improvised and I have attempted to preserve the spontaneity of this special evening by presenting my first concert in Moscow exactly as it was played. I hope in some way my offering of this evenings music reflects the deep respect I hold for the great musical traditions of Russia and the Masters who have reached for the stars before me with their awesome genius."– Terry Riley.