Metal Sucks presents: Various Artists - New York...
Well, usually I’d agree: Metal mostly sucks for me, but there’s a lot of excellent stuff to discover in these two compilations, “from death to tech to prog to grind to black to hardcore to doom and more”. Check them out, you might discover some very interesting stuff, even if your not that much into ‘regular’ metal stuff (like me). Metal Sucks, the website that...
Orchestra of the Theatre National de l'Opera de...
If you like what you’ve heard before, you really really really should check out the original orchestral version of Debussy’s La Mer. Here’s a classic recording of the 1950s of the Orchestra of the Theatre National de l’Opera de Paris, conducted by Manuel Rosenthal. Grab it here.
Lily Pond Orchestra: Claude Debussy - La Mer
I always loved the music of Claude Debussy and the French impressionists. This is a surprisingly good ambient-adaption of his wonderful orchestral suite La Mer which reminds me a little of Isao Tomita’s electronic reworkings of the music of Claude Debussy (“Snowflakes Are Dancing”) in the 1970s. It’s good to see, that Debussy’s music still works and still seems to be...
2. International Livelooping Festival in Köln...
and I’ll be there :-) Check livelooping.de for details
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-3-27) →
Monk Turner + Fascinoma (52) Vittorio Negri (49) Mstislav Rostropovich (24) BAP (14) o.e.s. (orchestra eclettica e sincretista) (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Battle of the 8-bit-Consoles: Dark Side of the...
Moon8 by Brad Smith (2010) Brad Smith - Money vs. The Dark Side of the Moon - The 8-bit Album by Various Artists by ptesquad.com (2011) Sergeeo - Money VS. Get them here: Brad Smith Various Artists by ptesquad.com
Various Artists - Number Stations part II
Some very interesting compilations came out lately (think of Album in a Day Vol. 2 or the fantastic Brave New World). I think, it’s normal, that I prefer some tracks over others. As usual the Ambienteer-Track Konets is stunning, also impressive Tehn’s contribution Repeatmagicnumberwonderful (sic!) and Marcus Fischer’s Owvls, [PS025] Various Artists - Number Stations part II...
Her Name Is Calla - Free Sampler
I’m listening to beautifully sad music on a tender spring morning. I never heard anything about Her Name Is Calla before (at least I can’t remember) but this seems to me a band worth to be checked out… wow, this is awesome stuff…
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-3-20) →
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (22) Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn (20) Lento (19) Michael Peters (13) Jeremy Macachor (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Igor Stravinsky conducts Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre...
The music of the 20th century starts (probably) here: New York Philharmonic Orchestra Igor Stravinsky, conductor Recorded in 1940 (Columbia Masterworks 78rpm Album MM 417 (XCO 27226 - 27233)) Digital transfer by F. Reeder. Download it here
Monk Turner (and Fascinoma) - Emergency Songs
Oh I understand, “free music” doesn’t mean only free of charge - but it also means that the artist(s) have the maximum liberty in choosing their style and sounds. They don’t have to sell, they don’t have to fulfil a contract, to join the actual hype of the moment, just to be in the charts or on the radio. Free music leaves the artist all possibilities. At least if he...
Various Artists - Album In A Day Vol. 2
Since I don’t have much time today, I’ll make it a quick one. Get this → here This is a VERY eclectic mix of various styles and sounds, all of them written and produced in one day. To be honest: I don’t like all of it (I’m really not that much into the more danceable tracks) BUT there’s some very fine ambient and pop/rock on it. I’ll have to check A LOT of new...
“Heimweh” is German for homesickness. But it has more longing in it. More being lost. More pain. Beautiful mix. Full of longing, of feeling lost, of pain. Heimweh by Un Homme Qui Dort. on Mixcloud
John Harrison: Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
With all the terrible things going on in the world right now, in Japan, in Libya, in Bahrein, in Yemen and elsewhere, today it really felt like spring. A tender, fragile spring, but spring nevertheless. Just like in the second movement of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons: Spring - II. Largo I thought, you might enjoy a decent recording of the...
Lento - Icon
I’m pretty sure that this isn’t a CC-licensed release but since it is a free (MP3-) release and since it is so brilliant, I must include it here. Go and do yourself a favour and grab the newest release “Icon” of italian doom-metal-monsters Lento. Just imagine japanese postrocker Mono meeting the early early Black Sabbath without Ozzy and both in a very very dark mood,...
Michael Peters - Stretched Landscape Remix Project
For those who read my German blogs regularly, the name Michael Peters should sound familiar: The Cologne-based artist (and former student of Robert Fripp) has created quite an impressive quantity of diverse music over the past almost 40 years (!): Loop-based ambient, regular electronic ambient, soundscapes, acoustic guitar music, experimental music, field recordings, even something similar to...