Art of Top Cow

The Art of Top Cow Vol. 1 (2009)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Nov. 22, 2013
The Art of Top Cow Vol. 1 (2009)

The Art of Top Cow Vol. 1 (2009)
English | CBR | 355 pages | 843.33 MB

Top Cow Bible (2011)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Dec. 30, 2014
Top Cow Bible (2011)

Top Cow Bible (2011)
English | CBR | 34 pages | 14.80 MB

The Top Cow Universe and library of properties is one of the most intricate and varied in comics today. The Top Cow Bible is a comprehensive collection listing of Top Cow's properties and key characters. The volume includes profiles, first appearances, key creators, trivia, and a top-secret 'In Development' section. Previously only available at San Diego Comic-Con, this is a MUST HAVE for all die hard Top Cow fans!

Art of Chess Analysis [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Nov. 25, 2016
Art of Chess Analysis [Repost]

Art of Chess Analysis by Jan Timman
English | Jan. 1981 | ISBN: 0273016660 | 225 Pages | PDF | 17 MB

Each game is critically dissected, and each claim of a mistake backed up by hard analysis. In striving for perfection Timman seeks to discover the truth of each game; to provide not just a wonderful annotated game, but to present the definitive evaluation behind a top-class struggle between two great minds.

The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 10, 2016
The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)

The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeat, Downtempo | Label: ZTT | # ZTT130CD | Time: 00:56:49

More than ten years after the Art of Noise left Trevor Horn's ZTT label to record on their own, original members Anne Dudley and Paul Morley reunited with Horn plus 10cc's Lol Creme to record another LP, organized around the work of French modernist composer Claude Debussy. With a guest list including John Hurt as well as Rakim, the album charts the artistic use of sampled breakbeats – pioneered by the Art of Noise themselves – with nods to '80s hip-hop plus their '90s equivalent, drum'n'bass. Though the Art of Noise doesn't sound quite as brash as they did in their '80s prime, The Seduction of Claude Debussy is an interesting showcase of what made the group great.

The Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990) Reissue 1993  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 5, 2016
The Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990) Reissue 1993

The Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Chill-Out | Label: China/Off-Beat | # OBR 01012-2 | 00:49:20

Discovery Records, just before its demise, did a great and wondrous thing by putting out four, count them, four Art of Noise CDs in one fell swoop. Art of Noise began in the mid-'80s and is now a touchstone to which all electronic music should be compared. While compiling their own collections, Discovery Records was able to take advantage of a excellent compendium ready for reissue. Ambient Collection had long been a jewel in many vinyl collections. These Art of Noise catalog remixes by Youth, bassist for Killing Joke, remain a classic of compositional ambient electronica. One of the themes to this ambient opus is explicitly stated in "Robinson Crusoe" and hinted at elsewhere. Art of Noise's Anne Dudley had mentioned just before the original 1990 release on a GLR Radio U.K. program that French composer Robert Mellin's main theme for "Robinson Crusoe" recalled here was one of her Top Ten favorite pop songs.

Coursera - ART of the MOOC - Merging Public Art and Experimental Education  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at Nov. 5, 2016
Coursera - ART of the MOOC - Merging Public Art and Experimental Education

Coursera - ART of the MOOC - Merging Public Art and Experimental Education
WEBRip | English | MP4 + PDF Guides | 960 x 540 | AVC ~444 kbps | 29.970 fps
AAC | 128 Kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | Subs: English (.srt) | ~8 hours | 1.54 GB
Genre: eLearning Video

Students of this course may try their hand at their own public art interventions, or simply focus on learning from the theory of public practice and its recent history. Designed by artist and Duke professor, Pedro Lasch, and co-taught by Creative Time artistic director, Nato Thompson, this course presents public culture and art in their radically reinenvented contemporary forms. The lectures link major developments of recent decades to wider topics like spatial politics, everyday social structures, and experimental education.

The Art Of Noise - Daft (1986) Reissue 1994  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 3, 2016
The Art Of Noise - Daft (1986) Reissue 1994

The Art Of Noise - Daft (1986) Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Experimental Rock, Synthpop, Art Pop | Label: ZTT | # 4509-94747-2 | 01:01:18

The place for Art of Noise neophytes to start, Daft collects (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! and Into Battle with the Art of Noise, along with two reworkings of "Moments in Love" from the original U.K. release of that song, to make a fantastic hour's worth of music. If anything, a single or two aside, Daft beats out the official Best Of compilation by a mile. Having aged superbly with time, AON's early works sound all the more advanced and of the moment, a testament especially to Trevor Horn's excellent production and Anne Dudley's gripping arrangements. Further entertainment comes from the liner notes, which aren't merely state-of-the-art 1984 album design but an apparently barbed attack on the further incarnation of the band from one Otto Flake. The exact seriousness of this is up to the reader. As for the "Moments in Love" versions, both are gentler and more elegant than the already lush original, and none the worse for that, though "(Three Fingers Of) Love" does have rather disconcerting sound effects added to it.

The Art Of Noise - In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 30, 2016
The Art Of Noise - In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)

The Art Of Noise - In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental, Electronic, Dance-Rock, Ambient, Synthpop | Label: China | # 4509-95913-2 | 00:41:40

In No Sense? Nonsense! was the third full-length album by Art of Noise, recorded and released in 1987. By the time of its recording, the group had been reduced to a duo, with engineer Gary Langan leaving the previous year—Langan's mix engineering duties were taken over by Bob Kraushaar and Ted Hayton for this album, but the music was produced entirely by Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik. The album saw the group expanding its sound to include rock and orchestral instrumentation, in addition to its trademark sampling. Many of the album's tracks are seamlessly segued; ambient soundscapes blend into percussive rhythms, dramatic buildups, melodic string arrangements, and vocal choruses and chants. The sounds of various forms of transport are a recurrent theme. Musical motifs from "Dragnet," "Galleons of Stone," and "Ode to Don Jose" recur throughout the album.

Pilar Lorengar - The Art of Pilar Lorengar (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 28, 2016
Pilar Lorengar - The Art of Pilar Lorengar (2002)

Pilar Lorengar - The Art of Pilar Lorengar (2002)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 153:48 | 370 MB
Genre: Opera | Label: DECCA

Pilar Lorengar never achieved the fame and recognition of some of her Spanish peers, such as Victoria de los Angeles and Teresa Berganza; because of this, her singing is relatively unknown to contemporary listeners. Fortunately, anyone with interest can get to know this terrific soprano through The Art of Pilar Lorengar, Decca's two-disc retrospective featuring operatic excerpts and songs of Spanish composers. It is well worth the time; Lorengar had a gorgeous voice, and at its best her singing competes with anything on record. This is especially true of the purely lyrical excerpts on the album, such as "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante" from Carmen and "Glück, das mir verbleib" from Korngold's Die tode Stadt, both of which would be tough to beat for sheer beauty of singing.
The Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! (1984) US Reissue

The Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! (1984) US Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental Rock, New Wave, Electronic | Island/ZTT | # 422-842 473-2 | Time: 00:41:13

Art of Noise's first full album, (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise!, consolidated the future shock of the earlier EPs and singles in one entertaining and often frightening and screwed-up package. Rarely has something aiming for modern pop status also sought to destroy and disturb so effectively. The most legendary song is still "Close (To the Edit)," benefiting not merely from the innovative video but from its strong funk groove and nutty sense of humor in the mostly lyric-less vocals, not to mention the "hey!" vocal hook the Prodigy would sample for "Firestarter." Its close cousin, the title track, brilliantly blends a nagging bass synth, echoed drum, and percussion fills and constantly shifting vocal cut-ups, random noises, and strange melodies. They're just two highlights on this prescient release, though. Part of the thrill of Who's Afraid is the sense of juxtaposition and playing around, something still not very common in music and even less so in the pop music genre.