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Various Artists - Reich Remixed (1999)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at Dec. 8, 2007
Various Artists - Reich Remixed (1999)

Various Artists: Reich Remixed (1999)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 359 MB
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Steve Reich is probably the most remix-ready of contemporary classical composers, which makes this project a good idea whose time should have come long ago. His minimalist twelve-tone symphonettes are constructed around trippy circular riffs that just beg to be sliced up into loops and juxtaposed against steely drum-machine rhythms. Happily, the nine mixmaster generals on Reich Remixed have radically different notions of how to go about doing this. The British duo Coldcut pile mushrooming synths and modern-primitive beats onto Reich's classic "Music for 18 Musicians," rattling his serene dreamscape with ambient-techno mayhem. Nobukazu Takemura taps into the becalming spirituality of "Proverb" by adding a gently pulsing electronic undertow and a soaring choirboy vocal. And, true to form, DJ Spooky delves into pure metal-machine music abstraction with his take on "City Life." Reich purists may take issue with Remixed, but if it leads a few inquiring minds to check out the original recordings, it's a mission accomplished. (RS 811)
MARC WEINGARTEN

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 11, 2017
Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | 00:59:37 | Scans ~ 30 Mb
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 / 2.0 @ 448 kbps; DTS | ~ 5.3 Gb
Subs: English, French, Italian, German | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79835-2
Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Video Opera

Three Tales is a video-opera in three acts (titled Hindenburg, Bikini and Dolly) with music by American composer Steve Reich and visuals by Beryl Korot, his wife. It is scored for two sopranos, three tenors, string quartet, percussion, keyboards, and pre-recorded audio. Its premiere was at the Vienna Festival on May 12, 2002; the BBC had commissioned a version for television broadcast four months later. The 12-minute tale Hindenburg had been written (and recorded) in 1998, while the remaining tales were completed (and recorded) in the year of the premiere.

Germany's Second Reich : Portraits and Pathways  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Nov. 23, 2017
Germany's Second Reich : Portraits and Pathways

Germany's Second Reich : Portraits and Pathways
by James Retallack
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1442628529 | 369 Pages | PDF | 26 MB
Jose Luis Bieito - Reflections: Steve Reich, George Winston, Nicky Hind (2009)

José Luís Bieito - Reflections: Steve Reich, George Winston, Nicky Hind (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Guitar | Label: Ars Harmonica | # AH205 | 00:47:02

This collection of music for guitar, brought together by Jose Luis Bieito as the musical element of his music+image binomis, Reflections, possesses a delightful balance of sounds. These are flowing, pulsing, mostly gentle sounds that tend to soothe and calm the listener's mind. Sounds that - through a variety of compositional techniques - tend to be sustained in time; the effects of which can sometimes capture a listener’s attention, holding it inside an extended musical moment, like a spell. When heard while viewing the accompanying (provocative, sometimes disturbing) images, the sounds can serve an additional function: grounding the listener's reaction, enabling the passage of emotion; like electricity discharging through a lightening rod.

Le Passeur - Tome 1 - Les Orphelins Du Reich  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Nov. 11, 2017
Le Passeur - Tome 1 - Les Orphelins Du Reich

Le Passeur - Tome 1 - Les Orphelins Du Reich
French | CBR | 53 pages | 92.9 MB
Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman - Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (2015) [Re-Up]

Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman - Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907608 | 00:59:16

As more ensembles perform and record Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, its status as a minimalist masterpiece is increasingly affirmed. Ensemble Signal's 2015 release on Harmonia Mundi is one of several amazing performances that have matched Reich's original ECM New Series recording in technical brilliance and expressivity, and it has even earned the composer's approval for being, "…fast moving, spot on, and emotionally charged." Under the direction of Brad Lubman, Ensemble Signal maintains a relentlessly steady pulse and articulates the interlocking patterns with absolute precision, though the shifting tone colors are perhaps a little clearer in this performance than in other recordings. The microphone placement is not so close that individual instruments stand out, but there is enough separation of parts to allow some sense of direction and the orientation of the smaller sub-groups of pianos, xylophones, marimbas, strings, clarinets, and voices. This is a mesmerizing performance that will transfix listeners, and the music is so compelling that it will linger on well after the CD stops. Highly recommended.
Vittorio Feltri, Gennaro Sangiuliano - Il Quarto Reich. Come la Germania ha sottomesso l'Europa

Vittorio Feltri, Gennaro Sangiuliano - Il Quarto Reich. Come la Germania ha sottomesso l'Europa
Italian | 2004 | 117 pages | ISBN: 8804652047 | EPUB | 0,28 MB

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 8, 2017
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1129, 422 821 417-2 | 00:56:31

If Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians is simply described in terms of its materials and organization – 11 chords followed by 11 pieces built on those chords – then it might seem utterly dry and monotonous. The actual music, though, is far from lackluster. When this recording was released in 1978, the impact on the new music scene was immediate and overwhelming. Anyone who saw potential in minimalism and had hoped for a major breakthrough piece found it here. The beauty of its pulsing added-note harmonies and the sustained power and precision of the performance were the music's salient features; and instead of the sterile, electronic sound usually associated with minimalism, the music's warm resonance was a welcome change. Yet repeated listening brought out a subtle and important shift in Reich's conception: the patterns were no longer static repetitions moving in and out of phase with each other, but were now flexible units that grew organically and changed incrementally over the course of the work.

I Simpson - Volume 2  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Nov. 23, 2017
I Simpson - Volume 2

I Simpson - Volume 2
Italian | CBR | 36 pages | 31.5 MB

Engelbert Humperdinck - The Man I Want to Be (2017)  Music

Posted by pyatak at Nov. 23, 2017
Engelbert Humperdinck - The Man I Want to Be (2017)

Engelbert Humperdinck - The Man I Want to Be (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 305 MB | Cover | 52:36 minutes | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 123 MB
Pop | Label: OK!Good Records

Continuing with the celebration of his 50th Showbiz Anniversary, Engelbert Humperdinck is getting ready to release his first album of brand-new material in years with, 'The Man I Want to Be' on OK!Good Records.