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Jakub Ziołek & Wacław Zimpel - Zimpel / Ziołek (2017)

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Jakub Ziołek & Wacław Zimpel - Zimpel / Ziołek (2017)

Jakub Ziołek & Wacław Zimpel - Zimpel / Ziołek (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover | 238 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 94 mb
Jazz, Avant Garde, Progressive Electronic, Post Minimalism | Label: Instant Classic / CLASSIC063CD

This is the debut album by the Polish duo comprising of Waclaw Zimpel and Jakub Ziolek, two prominent names on the Polish / European Avant-garde scene since years. Zimpel produced a plethora of recordings in various musical environments like Jazz and World Music and Ziolek is predominantly known as a member of the Innercity Ensemble and other Rock oriented projects.

Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

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Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

Joan Jeanrenaud - Metamorphosis (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Covers included
Classical, Contemporary, Chamber | Label: New Albion | 01:02:33

Cellist Joan Jeanrenaud's first solo album since leaving her 20-year gig with the celebrated Kronos Quartet finds her exploring areas that aren't exactly a huge departure from the type of edgy modern music she played with her old group, but it does show what she can do when given her own space to work with. The results are impressive. Most of the compositions are for solo cello with looped cello parts captured digitally or on tape, while one is written for cello and computer-generated sounds and another for cello and "electronics." The composers are a combination of names familiar (Steve Mackey, Philip Glass, Hamza el Din) and new (Mark Grey, Jeanrenaud herself), and while the pieces aren't all equally interesting there are several works of stunning beauty here. One of the most engaging is el Din's "Escalay + 17:10," with its looped Egyptian melodies, and another is Jeanrenaud's own "Altar Piece," which makes extensive use of electronic tone alteration and layering, and on which she exercises masterful control of whispery artificial harmonics. But the album's highlight is a piece by Karen Tanaka entitled "Song of Songs." Inspired by the Old Testament book of the same name, which is essentially an extended love song, Tanaka builds a sweet, simple, and beautifully textured work out of cello and computer-generated sounds. As always, Jeanrenaud's playing is virtuosic but never showy. Highly recommended.

Molecular - Warmest Regards (2017)

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Molecular - Warmest Regards (2017)

Molecular - Warmest Regards (2017)
experimental, rock, avant-garde, improvisation | 48:07 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 262 MB
Label: Copyright Control

Warmest Regards is the culmination of a short week-long tour throughout England. This live recording is taken from a very lively, intimate set on a wintry Sunday night at New River Studios in London. It also documents the progressive cohesion of the band after six straight nights of entirely improvised music. Over the course of these six shows, the poems, rants, and music were never delivered the same way twice.

Annie Gosfield - Lost Signals And Drifting Satellites (2004)

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Annie Gosfield - Lost Signals And Drifting Satellites (2004)

Annie Gosfield - Lost Signals And Drifting Satellites (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 227.78 Mb | 46:29 | Cover
Avant-Garde, Classical, Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Tzadik ‎– TZ 8007

Tzadik's third release of music by Annie Gosfield presents four challenging works that straddle the boundaries between music and noise, seriousness and humor, and classical order and avant-garde wildness. String sonorities dominate this disc, and Gosfield's use of these timbres pointedly brings up classical associations; but these are turned to unorthodox purposes, and the instruments are seldom played ordinario.

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

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Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contenporary, Minimalism | Label: Telarc | # CD-80513 | Time: 01:08:09

This unique recording couples the music of two major 20th-century composers, and includes the world premiere on disc of Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book 7," commissioned by Cheng-Cochran and written in 1994. California-based pianist Gloria Cheng has become a favoured collaborator with some of the most demanding of today's composer/conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen, for her renditions of thorny 20th century scores. "The multifarious pulsings of Adams's Phrygian Gates (all 26 minutes of it) are more palatable here than on some rival versions, and the relatively brief China Gates (just five minutes) are well worth visiting. Terry Riley's pieces are more varied in colour and rhythm, less obviously 'minimalist', than you might have expected, with the worlds of jazz remaining well within earshot. Gloria Cheng-Cochran seems fully absorbed in the tasks to hand, and the sound is superb." (Gramophone Magazine).

Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5 [Re-Up]

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Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5 [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5
Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 586 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | 01:54:02 | Scans ~ 62 Mb
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | German-Latin AC3 5.0, 448 kbps or AC3 2.0, 192 kbps
Subs: English, German | 02:00:31 | ~ 4.1 Gb | Label: Orange Mountain | # 0071/OMM5004
Classical, Minimalism, Opera

Philip Glass' opera from 2009 explores the life of scientist Johannes Kepler though a series of dramatic scenes with two hours of Glass' music. Kepler in many ways hearkens back to Glass' portrait operas of the early 1980s and continues the composers interest in scientists after having also written operas on Einstein and Galileo. The opera premiered at the Landestheater Linz in 2009 as part of Linz 09, the European Cultural Capital, and continues the amazing 30 year collaboration between Glass and the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the music director of both the Landestheater Linz and its orchestra, the Bruckner Orchester Linz who has also recorded Glass' music extensively for the Orange Mountain Music label including Glass Symphonies 6, 7, and 8, and Glass' large scale opera The Voyage which was originally written for the Metropolitan Opera. Kepler is a refreshing return to large scale symphonic writing for the opera house. Recent Glass operas including Waiting for the Barbarians and Appomattox carry more dialogue and intimate narrative scenes whereas Kepler is a musical dedication to the life of this great scientists - triumphs and human flaws.

Michael Nyman - Time Will Pronounce (1993) (Repost)

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Michael Nyman - Time Will Pronounce (1993) (Repost)

Michael Nyman - Time Will Pronounce (1993)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:21 | 356 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: ARGO | Catalog: 440282-2

Michael Nyman is an extremely accomplished composer, crafting compelling music whether he's been commissioned to score a film or to provide material for symphonies or various bands. Time Will Pronounce collects his chamber commissions from 1992: "Self-Laudatory Hymn of Inanna and Her Omnipotence" for James Bowman and Fretwork, "Time Will Pronounce" for Trio of London, "The Convertibility of Lute Strings" for Virginia Black, and "For John Cage" for London Brass.

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

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Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS37816 | 00:57:28

The Ragazze Quartet with its classical roots, Slagwerk Den Haag with the sounds of today, and the idiosyncratic jazz trio Kapok… Contrasting contours, but a common denominator: none of our three ensembles belong to a specific category. All three push the boundaries of our genres in our quest for new forms and adventurous joint projects. It is through this inquisitive musicianship that the unusual combination feels so wonderfully natural. The choice for Riley’s repertoire gave another stir to our boundary reconnoitre. For Riley’s music allows considerable space for creativity and improvisation. The tension that arises through freedom within strict frames means that every performance is different. And it brings with it that the music has a strong sense of spontaneity and joie de vivre. In In C, performed by the Ragazze Quartet and Slagwerk Den Haag, the dynamic range is enormous. Long, melodic lines as well as short, rhythmic motifs may be employed, producing an effect of both tranquil contemplation and pulsating explosiveness. Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector was originally written for string quartet. But the Ragazze Quartet invited jazz trio Kapok to make a new arrangement together.The mix of string quartet and horn, electric guitar and percussion, all expanded with electronic effects, offers a rich pallet of timbres.

Nashville SO; Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)

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Nashville SO; Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)

Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)
Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Tracy Silverman, electric violin; Todd Wilson, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Modern Creative | Label: Naxos | # 8.559739 | 01:09:19

Terry Riley’s name will always be associated with his breakthrough work In C, but his influence on modern music has stretched far beyond minimalism. Both of the works on this recording reveal Riley’s spirit of exploration and his close collaboration with remarkable musicians. Commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, The Palmian Chord Ryddle is a kind of musical autobiography in which electric violin pioneer Tracy Silverman’s “one-man string quartet” sets the pace for the sparse, translucent orchestration. At the Royal Majestic is another recent example of Riley’s work with a symphony orchestra and a virtuosic soloist, in this case organist Todd Wilson. Its title refers to “the mighty Wurlitzer housed in grand movie palaces,” and the music draws on a wide variety of genres including gospel, ragtime, Baroque chorales, and boogie.

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

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Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities, was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China. The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.

Yves Prin, Karl-Anton Rickenbacher - Tristan Murail: Gondwana, Desintegrations, Time and Again (2003)

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Yves Prin, Karl-Anton Rickenbacher - Tristan Murail: Gondwana, Desintegrations, Time and Again (2003)

Tristan Murail: Gondwana, Désintégrations, Time and Again (2003)
Orchestre National De France; Ensemble De L'Itinéraire; Yves Prin, conductor
Orchestre Du Beethovenhalle De Bonn; Karl-Anton Rickenbacher, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb | 00:55:59
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde, Spectral Music | Label: MO 782175 | # MO 782175

Known for his scientific explorations of timbre and his innovative syntheses of acoustic and electronic techniques, Tristan Murail is regarded as a composer of the "spectral school." He accepts untempered sound as the basis for his expansive musical language, far removed from tonality, serialism, and aleatoric procedures. Gondwana was developed from electronic music concepts, and its expanding and contracting bands of complex sounds are analogous to those generated through a synthesizer. Shimmering clusters, washes of color, and massed, low sonorities evoke the slow shifting of continents. The Orchestre National de France, directed by Yves Prin, delivers this work with primordial grandeur and astonishing depth. Because of its smaller forces, Désintégrations is more focused and intense than Gondwana, though no less cosmic in its implications. The Ensemble de l'Itinéraire blends effectively with the electronic tape, so it is difficult to distinguish acoustic from synthetic sounds. Time and Again is a departure from the familiar practice of slowly unfolding processes, for its chopped-up material is jumbled, as if sequential events were reordered in a time machine.

Markus Hinterhauser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)

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Markus Hinterhauser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)

Markus Hinterhäuser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:01
Classical, Modern, Avant-Garde, Contemporary | Label: col legno | # WWE 1CD 20019

They say that Galina Ustvolskaya led a very secluded life, that she was a loner. It is amazing, though, how distinct an image of her emerges from the almost meditative way in which she immersed herself in structures, dynamics and combinations of pitches. And not only that. You can hear the concentration on her work and the contrasts within the scope of an existence, some even say you can hear St. Petersburg. Markus Hinterhäuser plays Ustvolskaya’s sonatas as though it were the music of an intimate friend. The piano is vibrating, the music seems nearly torn apart with the tension. The pieces characterized by extreme dynamics, economy and cluster blocks are interpreted by Hinterhäuser with great intensity.

VA - Polish Radio Experimental Studio (1957-2003) (2017)

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VA - Polish Radio Experimental Studio (1957-2003) (2017)

VA - Polish Radio Experimental Studio (1957-2003) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:13:59 | 325 Mb
Experimental, Electronic, Modern Classical, Electroacoustic | Label: Polskie Radio, Wire magazine

Polish Radio Experimental Studio at Warszawa was founded in October 1957 by Jozef Patkowski who conducted the Studio till 1985. More then 200 autonomous compositions produced. Several hundreds titles for film, theatre, TV, radio and various exhibi¬tions came out from the Studio.

Makaya McCraven - Highly Rare (2017)

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Makaya McCraven - Highly Rare (2017)

Makaya McCraven - Highly Rare (2017)
art, avant-garde, improvised music, jazz, psychedelic | 41:12 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 410 MB
Label: International Anthem Recording Company

Highly Rare is a new mixtape produced & arranged by Makaya McCraven.
It’s titled Highly Rare not only for the format of its initial release (a limited-edition run of cassettes packaged in screen-printed, string-sealed, firecracker red envelopes), but foremost for the context of the source material’s capture.

Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)

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Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)

Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:07
Minimalism, Chamber Music, Avant-Garde | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21016

Cantaloupe continues its recording series of the masterworks of the music of our time with this brilliant disc of two early classics by composer Philip Glass, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Glass is arguably minimalism's most well-known and influential composer. Before film soundtracks, operas, and universal acclaim, there were these intense, rugged, and demanding early works for keyboard. In Music in Fifths and Two Pages, Philip Glass's ideas are at their most basic, using only addition and subtraction of notes in simple scales to create epic and hypnotic musical forms. The Bang on a Can All-Stars reconceive these works for their ground-breaking sound of clarinet, cello, bass, piano, marimba, and electric guitar. In the tradition of their award winning recording of Terry Riley's In C (#1 CD of 2001 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post), the musicality, passion, and focus of the All-Stars, plus the sparkling sound quality of the recording, catapult these classic works into the 21st century.