2016 GRAMMY Nominee (Best Rock Album, Best New Artist, Best Rock Song) James Bay is releasing a deluxe CD version of his debut album Chaos And The Calm including 7 tracks that have never been available on a physical CD to record stores first, starting on Record Store Day.
With every soundscape that we encounter as a part of “Inland”, Ulf Söderberg expands our idea of ritual electronic music. Gifted with a creative momentum that never seems to arrest, the artist also known as Sephiroth delights us with his recent release on slow moon. This work is the result of professional sound design - every sonic landscape is composed with accuracy that radiates passion for atmosphere and detail. Twelve tracks that range between the stillness and the calm of a scandinavian lake at dusk to rhythm-dominated patterns running at the pace of a wolf hunt, there is no room for boredom. Each track is a fluid state of beauty with individual dynamics: we may lean back and dwell into the unfolding drones or sense the pull of gripping organic drums towards a dancing state…
Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A major player who has always been underrated, George Barnes was one of the first to record on electric guitar (accompanying blues singers) and was a top studio guitarist during much of his career. His style was very much based in the 1930s, and his single-note lines predated Charlie Christian, although he had much less of an impact. A professional by the time he was 13, Barnes was working on the staff of NBC by 1938. Based in Chicago, he recorded with Big Bill Broonzy, Washboard Sam, and other blues performers.
Recorded in October 2015 in Los Angeles, California, Live and Acoustic at the Palace sees the screamo vets celebrating their 15th anniversary with a special, stripped-back performance. The intimate unplugged show, which featured a four-piece string quartet, harpist, pianist, extra percussion, and a three-piece gospel choir, offers fans a unique take on some the band's best-loved songs, including "Taste of Ink," "The Bird and the Worm," "On My Own," and "Tunnel."
Sinatra: World On a String is a 2016 box set album of live performances by the American singer Frank Sinatra, recorded in Italy in 1953, Monaco in 1958, Sydney in 1961, Cairo in 1979, and the Dominican Republic in 1982. The performances are chronicled on four compact discs with a further DVD of a 1962 concert in Tokyo with short films and Italian chocolate adverts featuring Sinatra during his world tour of 1962. The album continues a series of live box sets of Sinatra concerts following Sinatra: Vegas (2006), Sinatra: New York (2009), and Sinatra: London (2014).
Two Japanese jazz greats pianist Masabumi Kikuchi and percussionist Masahiko Togashi recorded “Concerto” in 1991 – quite prolific period for both (especially for Kikuchi who founded one of his most successful project Tethered Moon with Gary Peacock and Paul Motian right at that time). Released soon after, this duo album hasn't been noticed and became an obscurity. Many Kikuchi fans even don't know such release exists. In 2016 it has been re-issued in Japan so it is much more accessible now. Being mostly known as an object of discussions between collectors (as rule no-one of them ever heard its content) – is this album really all that good?
Jean-Michel Blais is a 31 year-old pianist from Montreal, Canada. His enchanting instrumental compositions pair the melodic pop sensibilities of Amélie-era Yann Tiersen and Arts & Crafts alumni Chilly Gonzales with the breathtaking technical skill of classical minimalists like Philip Glass and Erik Satie.