Posts tagged ccmusic
Posts tagged ccmusic
Excellent release by the italian guitar Duo Lumen performing the Rosarivm-cycle by the fairly unknown czech composer Jan Novák (1921-1984).
Contemporary classical music for guitar without any folk references (especially to spanish or latin american music) is pretty hard to find. Here’s a very fine example of a well structured, complex, yet accessible modern music for guitar that points in a specific non-folkish direction (not that I wouldn’t like that).
In my humble opinion, this is a major release in the well hidden cc classical music scene!
Don’t miss this, if you’re into classical guitar and/or contemporary music.
The cycle has been released as free download a couple of weeks ago on the excellent italian netlabel Parafonica.
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If you like Italian rock music with a hint of more complex progressive rock influences, then you will be glad to discover Sintesi (Synthesis). The classic four piece line up features Rino Arminio (bass & vocals), Gianni Catalano (drums, percussion), Paolo Garzotto (guitars) and Andrea Rolfini (keyboards). Their latest release »Terra di confine« was produced as a straightforward “live in studio” production and highlights some very fine guitars, bass and vocals.
If you know the previous Future Sequence sampler releases, you already know, you need this; if you don’t know them, you need this - and the previous too. No kidding, this is excellent stuff, among the best compilations in the free music world.
Ambienteer - Alba
Stunningly beautiful in its simplicity …
So here I am once more in the playground of the … of wait, that’s another thing: So here I am once more, re-establishing my ever infamous #musicmonday articles in which I tend to present my free music findings that I would love to share with you. While you have to wait a little longer for my Best-of-2011-list, this might be a preview to my list, because I really find this late 2011-release (it came out only on December 15th) one of the best, most promising pop/rock releases of the past year.
Check out Berlin based Peter Dick aka. Ludwig and his brillaint EP “Koltrast” and his quite catchy, yet intelligent non-boring electro pop/rock, somewhere between Radiohead and cool early indie stuff from the 80ies. 10 astonishingly well produced, well played and well sung tracks, released under CC license on the excellent Aerotone digital label.
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Merry Christmas everybody, have a happy holiday. Whether you’re a Christian, an Atheist or if you believe in another God, Gods, Spirits, Nature or other concepts of divinity: Don’t miss this truly divine music of the Messiah by George Frideric Handel, performed by the wonderful Peabody Concert Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai.
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Ikos - Christmas Carols And Songs
A beautiful 2002-release by London based band project Ikos (featuring guest appearances byThe Choirs of Peterborough Cathedral, Jane Siberry and others) led by multi-instrumentalist David Clifton, somewhere between traditional christmas music, acoustic folk and electronica. An atmospheric, elegant, very festive, yet surprisingly un-kitschy release. Listen to the arrangement of Handel’s “For Unto Us A Child Is Born” from the Messiah. Wonderful!
You can get a special radio mixes EP too:
And oh: Almost forgot: Merry Christmas everybody …
Ann Alee - Merry Christmas Darling
What about some relaxed and smooth jazzy Christmas music? Here’s Ann Alee’s Christmas EP “Merry Christmas Darling” contains some of the most popular holiday favourites in very nice acoustic arrangements, featuring the fresh voice of the remarkable Chicago based jazz singer.