"The Nymphs" tells the story of a wandering mortal who ends up in the realm of the Queen of the Nymphs. The late Scottish entertainer Jimmy Logan narrates the story, interwoven with hauntingly beautiful music composed by Jan Kisjes and magical poems recited by Bryan Maguire. The combination of story, music and poems results in a fairytale decor. The package also contains a second music-only CD.
This is a film in the series The Fish & The Fly. In these movies we cover in detail many different challenges the flyfisher faces. We have travelled to amazing rivers and lakes to find the best conditions to demonstrate nymph fishing.
For the ancient Greeks, the water did not come simply from the ground; No, it had divine beings - the water nymphs. These legendary nymphs inhabit also in Renaissance and Baroque arts as mythical remnants of a lost world where all natural phenomena always had a divine nature.
Since Nirvana's Nevermind pretty much killed glam-metal, the Nymphs' self-titled (and only) album might well be the last great glam-metal album. Released the same year as Nevermind, female lead singer Inger Lorre shares Kurt Cobain's sense of angst, a sense that was absent from most glam. In "Wasting My Days," Lorre sings, "Talk to myself, cuz I'm the only one that understands," deviating from typical male glam topics like sex and partying. Like Nevermind, this album has a punk rock influence (Iggy Pop even makes a cameo on "Supersonic"), but guitarists Jet and Sam Merrick don't hesitate to play effects-heavy riffs. The music matches Lorre's lyrics: the druggy world of "Sad and Damned"; the condemnation of sycophants in "2 Cats"; and her love/hate relationship with Christianity in "The River" and "Heaven." This album could have reached the success level of Jane's Addiction, possibly, if the group hadn't disbanded right after the records release. Unfortunately, Nymphs has achieved a level of obscurity it never should have.
A second volume from the fabulous trio of Bill Frisell, Carol Emanuel and Kenny Wollesen who first came together on the Gnostic Preludes from 2012. Universally acclaimed as one of Zorn’s most beautiful and evocative projects, the music here follows in that tradition—a minimalist modal lyricism distinguished by complex rhythmic twists and turns, Zorn’s dramatic ever-shifting sound blocks and, of course, the brilliant improvisations of guitar wizard Bill Frisell. Gorgeous mystical music uniting Ancient traditions with those of the 21st century, this is a charming collection of Gnostic Odes and Dances to be enjoyed by young and old alike!