Browse Month by January 2018
Musics

BC Double Quartet – Departure (2018)

BC Double Quartet – Departure (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 330 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 132 MB | 00:57:11
Jazz | Label: Cellar Live
Bill Coon’s fresh take on jazz quartet meets string quartet. Trumpeter extraordinaire Brad Turner soars above the beautiful strings as well as improvising in the pocket of the earthy grooves provided by Bernie Arai and Paul Rushka. Bill has created a happy marriage of the two quartets with music that is both accessible and contemporary.

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Aryeh Frankfurter – Celtic Whispers (2018)

Aryeh Frankfurter – Celtic Whispers (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 403 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 175 MB | 01:15:51
Celtic, Folk, World | Label: ARC
A fine collection of romantic, delicately woven, traditional instrumental melodies featuring the Swedish nyckelharpa, supported by harp, guitar, cittern, fiddle, viola, cello, etc. Tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia, Sweden and more. Artist biography and notes about each of the songs.

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Anna Göckel – J.S. Bach ~ Sei Solo (2018)

Anna Gckel – J.S. Bach: Sei Solo (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 780 MB
Label: NoMadMusic | Tracks: 32 | Time: 146:36 min
Some say that you have to reach a great maturity before daring to attack it. For her first solo album, Anna Gckel assumes with great temperament her choice to record one of the founding texts of the violin repertoire: Sonatas and Partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach.
A personal reading of a masterpiece so rich and dense that the young violinist imagines continuing to explore throughout his life … and why not re-record in a few years

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Alvin Lee – Alvin Lee and Co. ~ Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, 1975 (2017)

Alvin Lee – Alvin Lee & Co.: Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, 1975 (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 543 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 206 MB | 02:28:01
Blues Rock, Blues Jazz | Label: Rainman Records
Alvin’s blistering performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 is considered by many as the pinnacle of his career. The eleven-minute number I’m Going Home’ was to become Ten Years After’s signature song and was prominently featured in the Woodstock movie released the following year. However, feeling increasingly confined within the band’s musical style, Alvin was soon looking for new challenges to express his creative versatility. For his first project, he recorded the studio album On The Road To Freedom’ with gospel singer Mylon LeFevre. Shortly after (in response to a dare by a friend) he assembled a nine-piece band for a one-off performance at London’s legendary Rainbow Theatre on March 22, 1974. The show was released in November 1974 as the double live album In Flight’ by Alvin Lee & Co. Alvin was so pleased with this new musical direction that decided to take the show on tour. The band included two musicians from the Rainbow show (Ian Wallace – drums and Mel Collins – sax and flute; both Ex-King Crimson), two former members of Stone The Crows (Ronnie Leahy – keyboards, and Steve Thomson – bass), as well as Brother James – percussion, and backing vocalists Donnie Perkins and Juanita Franklin. Rehearsals took place in October and November 1974, and shows in Denmark, Sweden,Germany and the UK were followed by a string of appearances in the States; including an evening at the Academy of Music in New York (later to be renamed the Palladium), on January 18th, 1975. This event was chosen to be recorded on state-of- the-art equipment of its day, and a few of those songs were later broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour’. After rediscovering the original 16-track master tapes in his personal archive in 2012, Alvin arranged to transfer and professionally mix these recordings with all mod-cons, thus benefiting from combining the forte of both eras. The result is a collection of jazzy, funky and mellow performances; thirteen selected tracks played by a world class band made up of talented musicians at their peak with Alvin leading expertly through tasteful guitar work and outstanding vocals.

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Allabastrina Choir, Allabastrina and Elena Sartori – Telemann ~ Lateinisches Magnificat (2018)

Allabastrina Choir, Allabastrina & Elena Sartori – Telemann: Lateinisches Magnificat (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 284 MB
Label: Christophorus | Tracks: 28 | Time: 58:43 min
In his day, Georg Philipp Telemann was the most famous German composer to compose in all styles and who produced a fantastic number of opuses. Originally forgotten by posterity, then to be written off as a writing maniac, the significance of his works has finally begun to be recognised in recent years. As a protestant, he composed his sacral pieces (e.g. his 1750 cantatas!) in the German language. There are however also a few works in Latin: a magnificat as well as two psalms rendered to music, both of which must have been written for special occasions. On the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death, Elena Santori and her Allabastrina Choir & Ensemble present an outstanding recording of this magnificent music.

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Abbie Gardner – Wishes An A Neon Sign (2018)

Abbie Gardner – Wishes An A Neon Sign (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) – 282 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps – 110 MB | 00:46:51
Country, Blues, Americana | Label: Gimme Some Ribs Music
Abbie Gardner displays an uncommon versatility on her striking new solo album Wishes on a Neon Sign, her first in nearly seven years and first on her own since taking temporary leave of her longstanding folk ensemble, collectively known as Red Molly. Spawned from time spent in a meditative mode, it’s a thoughtful attempt to reconcile the disparate threads of her present circumstance and to celebrate where life as led her. She calls it a love letter to New York, but there are no obvious paeans in the vein of, say, Frank Sinatra or Billy Joel. Rather, Gardner carefully expresses her sentiments, and the result is an album that’s both introspective and expressive, with the accessibility factor weighing in heavily on each of its entries. That’s little surprise really, given that Chris Stapleton and David Olney share some co-writing credits the sad yet swaying ballad Bad Leaver and the bitter and biting Empty Suit, respectively. However neither song bests Gardner’s individual entries, and her ability to veer from the funky flourish that underscores Once the Teardrops Start to Fall, which happens to be the album’s sole cover, to the slow and easy saunter of Afraid of Love is impressive enough. There are other touchstones along the way as well the spry jazz-like discourse What Gives You the Right, the plaintive plea of I Can’t Believe, the sultry vamp that becomes Burn Me Down, and the twang and ramble that sparks Wallflower Days, among them but Gardner, an accomplished dobro and slide guitar player, never allows diversity to become a distraction, choosing instead to bring it all within the umbrella of her signature style. Gardner proves that wishes can come true, and in this case it matters little whether they become low cast musings or get notched up in neon.

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Ebooks

Young Parents Singapore – February 2018

Young Parents Singapore – February 2018

Young Parents Singapore – February 2018
English | 100 pages | True PDF | 27.1 MB
Enjoy these digital exclusives in this issue:
Watch our video interview with celebrity mum Evelyn Tan.
See how kid-friendly Canberra really is.
Get more ideas for dog-themed buys for babies and toddlers.
Learn how to teach your child about mindfulness.
Discover what lies in store for your zodiac sign in the Year of the Dog.

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Ebooks

Words Are Weapons ~ Inside ISIS’s Rhetoric of Terror

Words Are Weapons : Inside ISIS’s Rhetoric of Terror

Words Are Weapons : Inside ISIS’s Rhetoric of Terror
by Philippe-Joseph Salazar and Dorna Khazeni
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0300223226 | 256 Pages | ePUB | 2.49 MB
The first book to offer a rigorous, sophisticated analysis of ISIS’s rhetoric and why it is so persuasive.
ISIS wages war not only on the battlefield but also online and in the media. Through a close examination of the words and images ISIS uses, with particular attention to the digital caliphate on the web, Philippe-Joseph Salazar theorizes an aesthetic of ISIS and its self-presentation. As a philosopher and historian of ideas, well versed in both the Western and the Islamic traditions, Salazar posits an interpretation of Islam that places speechthe profession of faithat the center of devotion and argues that evocation of the simple yet profound utterance of faith is what gives power to the rhetoric that ISIS and others employ. At the same time, Salazar contends that Western discourse has undergone a rhetorical disarmament. To win the fight against ISIS and Islamic extremism, Western democracies, their media, politicians, and counterterrorism agencies must consider radically changing their approach to Islamic extremism.

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