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Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012) [Re-Up]

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Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012) [Re-Up]

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock, Art Rock | Label: 4AD | # CAD3220CD | 01:13:04

Bish Bosch is, according to Scott Walker, the final recording in the trilogy that began with 1995’s Tilt and continued in 2006’s The Drift. Its title combines urban slang for the word "bitch" and the last name of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Like its predecessors, Bish Bosch is not an easy listen initially. It's utterly strange, yet alluring. Musically, Walker is as rangy and cagey as ever. His players have worked with him since Tilt; they know exactly what he wants and how to get it. A string orchestra arranged and conducted by keyboardist Mark Warman, and a full symphony on three cuts are also employed. The lyrics on Bish Bosch are full of obscure historical, philosophical, medical, geographical and cultural allusions. For instance, subatomic science, a dwarf jester in Attila the Hun’s court, St. Simeon, and an early 20th century fad all appear in "SDSS14+3B (Zircon, A Flagpole Sitter)." Elsewhere, Nicolai Ceausescu, Nikita Khrushchev, the Ku Klux Klan, and God himself show up. While Bish Bosch is another exercise in artful pretension, it is the most accessible entry in this trilogy and well worth the effort to get at it. Themes of decay are woven throughout these songs – of empire, of the body, of language and religion – yet they are often complemented and illustrated by wry, pun-like, and even scatological humor.

Gavin Bryars ‎- A Portrait (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Gavin Bryars ‎- A Portrait (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Gavin Bryars ‎- A Portrait (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 703 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 362 Mb
Label: Philips | # 473 296-2 | Time: 02:30:19 | Scans included
Modern Classical, Experimental, Minimalism

Philips's collection of major works that have propelled Gavin Bryars to New Music stardom is an effective overview of his music. The longest work is his Cello Concerto, handsomely played by Julian Lloyd Webber with a big, colorful tone and sustained intensity throughout its contemplative half-hour. A comparable mood pervades the bright tintinnabulating textures of the whimsically titled One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing. Similar as well, in their attractive serenity and suppressed sadness, are many of the other works here, prime among them the viola concerto in all but name, The North Shore, a tone painting of the rugged cliffs of northeast England. Adnan Songbook, settings of six poems by Lebanese poet Etel Adnan, are beautifully sung by soprano Valerie Anderson and delicately scored for a small ensemble. Bryars's biggest hits, The Sinking of the Titanic and Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet, have inspired him to numerous reworkings and capsuled fragments. They're represented by Titanic Lament, depicting a hymn tune dissolving into gray, watery textures, and two very different four-minute versions of Jesus' Blood, both with Tom Waits.

Terry Riley - Autodreamographical Tales (2010)

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Terry Riley - Autodreamographical Tales (2010)

Terry Riley - Autodreamographical Tales (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 323 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | Covers included | 01:16:04
Avant-Garde Classical, Spoken Word | Label: Tzadik Records

One of the most influential musicians on the planet, Terry Riley is the father of both minimalism and the downtown scene, having incorporated improvisation into his work from as far back as the early 1960s. This project, a musical dream diary, was created in 1996 and features Terry playing and telling stories from his unconscious. Coupled with his legendary Hook Lecture from Sydney, Australia, Autodreamographical Tales is unique in the Riley discography—a CD of spoken word with music. Incredibly evocative musical backgrounds highlight these strange stories read with eloquence and panache by one of most important musical figures of the late 20th century. At 75, still writing and performing with incredible power, magic and love, Terry Riley remains THE MAN—the hippest, coolest cat around.

Spektral Quartet - Serious Business (2016)

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Spektral Quartet - Serious Business (2016)

Spektral Quartet - Serious Business (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 319 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:44
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus

Serious Business is not a funny album. More accurately, playing this album will not induce the brand of gut-busting, teary-eyed revelry that an episode of Chappelle’s Show or a YouTube clip of Anna Karkowska’s vibrato will. It is funny like the idea of a Rothko turning the stomachs of well-heeled gluttons at the Four Seasons is funny, or how anything Andy Kaufman ever suited up for is funny. It might be a little uncomfortable, rings clear in its truth, and sometimes reveals itself gradually.

Umbra Lucis Ensemble - The Lost Fresco: Music for the Anghiari Battle (2020)

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Umbra Lucis Ensemble - The Lost Fresco: Music for the Anghiari Battle (2020)

Umbra Lucis Ensemble - The Lost Fresco: Music for the Anghiari Battle (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 315 MB | Tracks: 17 | 63:20 min
Style: Classical | Label: Urania Records

The Umbra Lucis Ensemble present an intriguing disc portraying the Anghiari Battle in works by Byrd, Dowland, Andreuccetti, Dufay, de Victoria, Hume and others.

Sofia Gubaidulina - Astraea (2020)

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Sofia Gubaidulina - Astraea (2020)

Sofia Gubaidulina - Astraea (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 254 MB | Tracks: 3 | 69:52 min
Style: Classical | Label: Metier

Three leading Russian composers (Gubaidulina, Artyomov and Suslin) formed the Astraea ensemble in 1975 to research and perform music for eastern and Transcaucasian folk and traditional instruments (wind, string and percussion). After performing works by each of the members, the group decided to abandon notation and perform freely improvised and spontaneous pieces. This, their sole album, was originally issued in Russia only and now receives its global premiere. The three members of Astraea play on the first two tracks: Instruments include the duduk, salamuri, tar, kiamancha, chonguri, kanon, mandolin, and various types of drums and bells. The third piece, which is quasi-electronic, is also an improvisation, with a very small amount of set arrangement.

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001) [Re-Up]

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Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001) [Re-Up]

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

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.

Wiek Hijmans - Electric Solo! - Contemporary music for Electric guitar (2002) {X-OR CD 012}

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Wiek Hijmans - Electric Solo! - Contemporary music for Electric guitar (2002) {X-OR CD 012}

Wiek Hijmans - Electric Solo! - Contemporary music for Electric guitar (2002) {X-OR CD 012}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 157 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 X-OR Records | CD 012
Classical / Contemporary / Experimental / Electric Guitar

Wiek Hijmans (1967) has played the electric guitar since the age of eleven. His interest in both classical and popular music instilled a lifelong passion in him for integrating the electric guitar in classical music. Hijmans has been featured at the Holland Festivals Night of the electric guitar, and at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, as ‘the specialist in contemporary composed music for electric guitar’. Hijmans holds a Performing Musician’s Diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he studied with David Starobin.

Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003) [Re-Up]

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Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003) [Re-Up]

Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003)
Arvo Pärt - Andrei Volkonsky - Vitaly Godziatsky - Kuldar Sink
Valentin Silvestrov - Tigran Mansurian - Edison Denisov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Solyd | # SLR 0333 | Time: 01:08:51

"This compact disc presents all the studio recordings that remain from a time when, as a twenty-five year old champion of the avant-garde, I had to seek for every possible occasion of playing the new works of our composers. In those days, they were hounded and ripped apart by ideological critics; now they are recognized as the masters of new music. Audiences today need to realize with how much excitement and trust people discovered and took over the new currents seeping in from Europe through the Iron Curtain. These works represent and symbolize a marvelous epoch of friendship, a time when we came to know new horizons and discovered ourselves in the Soviet Union's huge, heterogeneous spaces." (Alexei Lubimov. May 2003)

Petr Kotik - First Record (Japanese Edition) (1977/2007)

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Petr Kotik - First Record (Japanese Edition) (1977/2007)

Petr Kotik - First Record (Japanese Edition) (1977/2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 154 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | 00:53:15
Avant-Garde Classical, Minimalism | Label: Strange Days Records

Composer, flutist and conductor, Petr Kotik was born in 1942 in Prague and educated at the Prague Conservatory, the Prague Music Academy, and the Vienna Music Academy. He has been living in the United States since 1969 where he founded the S.E.M. Ensemble in 1970, devoted to the performance of new music.

Marc-Andre Hamelin - Nikolay Roslavets: Piano Music (1997)

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Marc-Andre Hamelin - Nikolay Roslavets: Piano Music (1997)

Marc-André Hamelin - Nikolay Roslavets: Piano Music (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66926 | Time: 01:14:22

Roslavets was the most radical of all Russian musical innovators in the early decades of the twentieth century. His so-called 'new system of tone organization' involves highly original manipulation of 'synthetic chords' and transposition throughout the twelve degrees of the chromatic scale. As for so many composers, the genre of the piano miniature became Roslavets' chosen vehicle for much of this experimentation. The pieces on this recording span much of the composer's mature career, from the Three Compositions of 1914 to the Sonata No 5 of 1923 (the three Sonatas presented here are numbered 1, 2 and 5—Nos 3 and 4 are lost). The Three Études are among the most daunting of piano music around, using as many four staves at moments of emotional climax. (As a point of reference, Roslavets' piano music may best be compared to the later works of his compatriot Scriabin—Hamelin goes so far as to say 'Scriabin on acid'!)

Zosha Di Castri, Julia Den Boer & Lorraine Vaillancourt - Zosha Di Castri: Tachitipo (2019)

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Zosha Di Castri, Julia Den Boer & Lorraine Vaillancourt - Zosha Di Castri: Tachitipo (2019)

Zosha Di Castri, Julia Den Boer & Lorraine Vaillancourt - Zosha Di Castri: Tachitipo (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 343 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | Covers included | 01:14:18
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: New Focus Recordings

Composer Zosha Di Castri’s debut album “Tachitipo” features several of her eclectic chamber and solo works, both acoustic and electro-acoustic, written between 2010 to the present, and in performances by top-notch ensembles and artists (mostly New York-based) who have long-standing collaborative relationships with the composer.

Salvador Dalí - Être Dieu - Ópera-Poema (1974) {3CD Set, DCD Spain, CDV-30003-PCK rel 2004}

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Salvador Dalí - Être Dieu - Ópera-Poema (1974) {3CD Set, DCD Spain, CDV-30003-PCK rel 2004}

Salvador Dalí - Être Dieu - Ópera-Poema (1974) {3CD Set, DCD Spain, CDV-30003-PCK rel 2004}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 769 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 355 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 283 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2004 DCD Spain | CDV-30003-PCK
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Opera-Poem / Experimental

Être Dieu: opéra-poème, audiovisuel et cathare en six parties (French for "Being God: a Cathar Audiovisual Opera-Poem in Six Parts") is a self-proclaimed "opera-poem" written by Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, based on a libretto by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán with music by French avant-garde musician Igor Wakhévitch. It was originally published in 1985.

The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

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The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

George Antheil - Ballet Mécanique (1992) Reissue 2010
A Jazz Symphony; Second Sonata for Violin, Piano and Drum; String Quartet No.1
A recreation of the Carnegie Hall concert from 1927
The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Maurice Peress
Rex Lawson, pianola; Ivan Davis, piano; Mendelssohn String Quartet
Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Charles Castleman, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Early Avant-Garde | Label: Nimbus | # NI 2567 | Time: 01:00:54

George Antheil's avant-garde signature piece, the Ballet Méchanique, created riots in Paris at the Theatre Champs Elysees in June of 1926, and the following April in New York's Carnegie Hall. Even though it was the focus of one of the most written about events in 20th century American music history, it was not to be heard again for 62 years, until American conductor and musicologist Maurice Peress searched out the original score and restaged the 1927 concert in the very same Carnegie Hall on July 12, 1989. This world premiere recording now makes it possible to hear the original which contained Antheil's most advanced ideas; a futurist, machine-age, ragtime inspired music, of a complexity beyond human playing capabilities and a conception beyond most music composed in 1925.

James Ilgenfritz - You Scream a Rapid Language (2019)

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James Ilgenfritz - You Scream a Rapid Language (2019)

James Ilgenfritz - You Scream a Rapid Language (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 300 MB | Tracks: 9 | 56:15 min
Style: Classical | Label: Infrequent Seams Records

YOU SCREAM A RAPID LANGUAGE collects recent solo & small-group compositions by bassist/composer James Ilgenfritz. Terminal Affirmative (2014) pounds out maximalist speed metal shredding for violin & double-pedal bass drum; Apophenia III: The Index (2016) uses the experimental fiction of J. G. Ballard (with violin, prepared piano, & two-handed tapping on electric guitar playes through a talk box); Apophenia IV: A Bell In Every Finger (2018) uses the late Steve Dalachinsky's poetry about avant-garde pianists/composers Cecil Taylor & Muhal Richard Abrams to generate another fragmented narrative.