The exciting and vigorous talents of Sébastien d Hérin and Les Nouveaux Caractères announce their debut on Glossa with a major and appropriately unexpected release of a glaring Rameau operatic omission on record: 'Les Surprises de l Amour' (Cupid s Surprises). This opéra-ballet, consisting here of three separate entrées, first performed in 1748 and submitted to later revisions, comes from the period of Jean-Philippe Rameau s rich maturity when he had finally become a court composer.
UK three CD collection. This release charts the birth of synthesized pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. The importance and continued popularity of '80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesized music producers in Kraftwerk, the Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the House and Techno producers of the '90s to the present day. Within this more serious side there was also some brilliant, pure Synthpop from the Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Propaganda, Erasure, China Crisis, Belouis Some, the Lotus Eaters, a Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Blancmange and the Associates.
Les Nouveaux Mondes represents the debut of the French hard progrock band Nemo, and from the onset, the band was well poised and balanced in most every facet of what makes for an alluring progressive rock sound. Not a band to simply follow some set patterns or accepted norms of the past, they forge into a new and unique territory that is all their own. Led by guitarist JP Louveton, the band utilizes many mood transitions, from a hard rock feel, to acoustical interludes, and all points in between. They are a vocal band, and sing in their native French language. Which presents the only barrier or obstacle for having a complete comprehension of this band's music.
2011 three CD set. 38 tracks. Compilation includes: Simple Minds, The Bangles, Talking Heads, Talk Talk, Robert Palmer, Kim Wilde, Maxi Priest, UB40, Rick Astley, Thomas Dolby, Dead or Alive, The Human League, Duran Duran, Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Erasure, Yazoo and more and more.
On lit et on s'intéresse à nouveau à Camus. Fallait-il écrire pour cela un livre? Y a-t-il même un intérêt à montrer l'actualité de sa pensée? Du tout! Ce collectif est d'abord une expérience, une mise à l'épreuve d'une pensée par la pensée. La vie de Camus, son travail servent de prétexte à penser à nouveau, à explorer d'autres chemins. Il s'agit de faire de Camus, une idée, d'en déployer l'idéalité, l'étendue, la densité, la qualité. Il s'agit de penser avec cette idée. …