Rudolf Serkin's 1964 recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C minor is surely among the greatest recordings of the work ever made, and certainly his finest performance of the work. The energy and enthusiasm and even passion he brings to Concerto in C minor is overwhelming, and indeed, it overwhelms Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, who accompany Serkin with the sort of commitment that only a conductor and orchestra give to soloists when they are deeply inspired. But while Serkin's 1962 recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto in E flat major is also surely among the greatest recordings of the work ever made, it is not quite Serkin's finest recording of the work.
When Swedish artist Solar Fields (Magnus Birgersson) meets French artist Aes Dana (Vincent Villuis)… the outcome is H.U.V.A. Network, a downtempo project where North and South regions mix and jumble together in a fluid manner. The pair of sound architects explore ambient-electronica landscapes and their multiple layouts. Their works are thought out and composed in two studios: Studio Jupiter (Göteborg, Sweden) and Ultimae Studio (Lyon, France). Musical works and ideas are conceived in these two creation poles via a few travels and a high speed internet network connection, thus breaking "Distances" which separate the two composers…
The lonely and silent rider Tae-suk breaks in empty houses and lives a normal life while the owners are traveling. He does not steal anything and moves from house to house without any loss other than food, and he cleans the houses, provides small repairs or washes some clothes to pay for the hospitality. When he enters in the house of Sun-hwa, he does not see the woman that is wounded in her room after being beaten up on by her abusive husband Min-gyu Lee.
Sense is the prog music band of the French-Canadian artists François Bérubé and Stéphane Desbiens. This band gets his own style between pop folk vocal music and a fusion of hard soul agressive rock. The prominent acoustic guitar immediately sets them apart from most current prog bands, bringing to mind Harmonium and the other great 1970's French-Canadian bands. The English-language vocals are up front in the mix, and the occasional harmony vocals can sound like Starcastle's or America's. Guests on Irish flute, recorder, and violin add distinctiveness to the band's style.
The lonely and silent rider Tae-suk breaks in empty houses and lives a normal life while the owners are traveling.
On his ninth album, the fiery Atlanta guitarist stretches his established boundaries just enough to prove he's not stagnating, but not too far as to alienate his established fans. Opening with "Still in the Game," a Cream-filled dose of '60s psychedelic blues-rock, the road-hardened Ellis also kicks out the jams with extended solos on the grungy riff-based "12 Pack Poet" and the dynamic closing ballad "The Last Song." But he displays a less volatile personality during the album's midsection. The sweet R&B of "Me Without You"–with its thumping drums and snaky organ–could easily be a forgotten cover from the Stax or Hi labels. Here Ellis forgoes his usual growl to sing in a convincing falsetto-like croon and plays with the control of Steve Cropper. He applies similar restraint to the swampy, funky "I'll Get Over You," the lazy Jimmy Reed shuffle "Fountain of Youth" (with hometown buddy Sean Costello blowing slithery harp), and even the jazz-rock instrumental "Love Bomb".