Azam Ali Lamentation of Swans

Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian - Lamentation of Swans A Journey Towards Silence (2013)

Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian - Lamentation of Swans A Journey Towards Silence (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 11 | 50:25 min | 115 Mb
Style: New Age, World Fusion, Ethnic | Label: Terrestrial Lane Productions

Azam Ali and Loga R Torkian have created a beautiful tapestry of atmospheric sounds that meld together electronic, world and ethereal music seamlessly. Ali opts to sing wordlessly on this release, which unleashes her awesome range. My favorite piece is "Winter Forest," which blends Indian-style chants with Bulgarian-style singing. Torkian's music is richly immersive and dynamic. Strings and ouds stand out in a sea of ambient soundworlds. Percolating rhythms simmer beneath the minor key melodies. It is a masterpiece. Give this a listen if you like the work of Dead Can Dance.

VAS (Azam Ali & Greg Ellis) Discography (1997-2004, 4 albums)  Music

Posted by Conde Luna at May 18, 2010
VAS (Azam Ali & Greg Ellis) Discography (1997-2004, 4 albums)

VAS (Azam Ali & Greg Ellis) Discography (1997-2004, 4 albums)
Sunyata (1997), Offerings (1998), In the Garden of Souls (2000), Feast of Silence (2004)

256 Kbps MP3 → 487 MB - APE & CUE → 1450 MB| Easy CD-DA | No Log
New Age / World / Ethnic Fusion / Gothic | Artwork included

VAS (Azam Ali & Greg Ellis) - Discography (4 albums)  Music

Posted by Conde Luna at Dec. 7, 2008
VAS (Azam Ali & Greg Ellis) - Discography (4 albums)

VAS (Azam Ali & Greg Ellis) - Discography (4 albums)
Sunyata (1997) | Offerings (1998) | In the Garden of Souls (2000) | Feast of Silence (2004)
New Age / Ethnic Fusion | APE & MP3 | Artwork included

Azam Ali - Elysium For The Brave  Music

Posted by hakocaaga at Jan. 12, 2007
Azam Ali - Elysium For The Brave

Azam Ali - Elysium For The Brave
Genre: Ethnic Fusion, Ethno Gothic | MP3 | 512 kbps / Stereo | 75,6 MB

For this, her second solo album, Azam Ali, lead vocalist of Vas and Niyaz, takes her patented polycultural blend of ancient and contemporary influences even farther beyond the stratosphere. That she is now a veteran of numerous film scores, including Children of Dune, Earthsea, and Matrix Revolutions, perhaps explains her present more cinematic direction. Born in Iran, reared in India and the US, and gifted with a voice of improbable tonal breadth, flexibility, and beauty, she is backed by collaborators like Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Chris Venna (Nine Inch Nails), Turkish DJ/composer Mercan Dede, the Japanese ensemble Kodo, and Grateful Dead drummer/world percussion enthusiast Mickey Hart. One of the more interesting conundrums inherent in Ali's work is that no matter how much electronic technology she employs, her immersion in her heritage unfailingly comes across loud and clear. Whether she is singing in English, which predominates on these sessions, Farsi, or another language, a prayerful sensuality informs every note. It's as though a sexy Tanagra temple figurine or silk-clad court lady from an antique parchment were to suddenly turn her lovely head and step daintily into the modern world, unfurling precisely the kind of voice one expected but never could have imagined.

Nadia Ali - Queen Of Clubs Trilogy Ruby Edition  Music

Posted by FLESH at Dec. 9, 2010
Nadia Ali - Queen Of Clubs Trilogy Ruby Edition

Nadia Ali - Queen Of Clubs Trilogy Ruby Edition
Electronic, House, Progressive House
FLAC +cue+log | 335.3 Mb | MP3 192 Kbps | 66.2 Mb | Covers (front)
Label: Smile In Bed | Catalog#: SIB105 | Country: US | Released: 2010

Ben Frost - Theory of Machines (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 31, 2017
Ben Frost - Theory of Machines (2007)

Ben Frost - Theory of Machines (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb | 00:38:42
Experimental Electronic, Noise, Ambient | Label: Bedroom Community | # HVALUR 2

Blending the current trend for all things noisy with something altogether more 'composed' we end up with a curious concoction of Cliff Martinez and Wolf Eyes, stopping at planet Badalamenti for a strong cup of Joe ("black like midnight on a moonless night"). Frost's primary influence (and sound source…) for the album was Michael Gira's seminal noise-rock band Swans, an influence which bubbles majestically on the album's central piece, cunningly titled 'We Love You Michael Gira'. The track starts simply enough; shifting, moody synthesized tones sitting eerily next to shivering waves of guitar noise before both give way to the sort of glacial blip-work that would make Mika Vainio jealous, and then it hits you; chunks of percussive noise that enter the sound-field like a serial killer bursting into the family home, gritty and abrasive, raw and untamed. The Swans factor isn't lost in this track, it's something that needs to be played so loud that it almost hurts the eardrums for full, visceral effect and proves as if proof be needed that Ben Frost is a rare producer who really knows how to use the loud as it should be used.

Swans - Deliquescence (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 1, 2017
Swans - Deliquescence (2017)

Swans - Deliquescence (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:35:06 | 906 Mb
Rock, Experimental | Label: Young God Records

Deliquescence is a 2XCD live album recorded in 2016/17, documenting the final Swans tour of this configuration of the band. It shows the Swans live set generally as it stands now (though, as always, the set continues its transformation along the way as the tour progresses). It contains two (long) pieces that have never been, and never will be, recorded elsewhere. In addition it contains a lengthy, unfinished and discarded work in progress. As usual, the pre-existing material used in the live set is subject to constant revision/expansion.

Swans: Their Biology and Natural History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at April 29, 2017
Swans: Their Biology and Natural History

Swans: Their Biology and Natural History by Paul Johnsgard
English | 2016 | ISBN: 160962081X | 114 pages | PDF | 12 MB
Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Quranic Prayer According to the Teachings of Imam Ali

Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Quranic Prayer According to the Teachings of Imam Ali (Institute of Ismaili Studies Occasional Papers (Numbered), Book 3) by Reza-Shah Kazemi
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1848854471 | 80 pages | PDF | 0,5 MB

Swans - The Glowing Man (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at March 29, 2017
Swans - The Glowing Man (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Swans - The Glowing Man (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 118:27 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Glowing Man is the fourteenth studio album by American experimental band Swans, and the final album by the current lineup, marks an exception to this rule, much as Swans have broken pretty much all modern rock norms…