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Daniel Taylor & The Trinity Choir - The Path To Paradise (2017)

Daniel Taylor & The Trinity Choir - The Path To Paradise (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, scans | 200 MB
Label: Sony Classical – 19075801822 | Tracks: 12 | Time: 58:49 min
Classical, Vocal, Choral

World-renowned counter tenor and vocal music director Daniel Taylor delivers his latest album and another stunningly beautiful disc of incredible vocal music, The Path to Paradise. In The Path to Paradise Daniel Taylor and The Trinity Choir record an inspiring journey through more than 1000 years of an a capella landscape, tracing the soul’s lifelong pilgrimage towards a shifting dream of salvation. During these uncertain times Daniel Taylor proposes, with these moving and enlightening accounts, a different vision of paradise.

Roadkill Ghost Choir - False Youth Etcetera (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 19, 2018
Roadkill Ghost Choir - False Youth Etcetera (2017)

Roadkill Ghost Choir - False Youth Etcetera (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:00:29 | 394 Mb
Indie Rock, Folk Rock, Americana | Label: Freakout Records

It's been two years since Roadkill Ghost Choir has taken listeners on a ride. Last trip, brothers Andrew and Zach Shepard packed the car with high aspirations, a top-notch crew of musicians and the profound swelter of the South. With the upcoming arrival of False Youth Etcetera, the brothers have outgrown their roots in a supersonic fashion - exchanging their broken-down vehicles for an electrified magic carpet ride that soars through the night sky. Amidst the surprise success of the band's first record, primary songwriter Andrew was hardened by his experiences on the road, and under pressure to deliver new songs that outshined previous releases. It's no surprise False Youth Etcetera feels like a turn towards the fantastical, an anthemic escape compared to past output. It's immediately felt on the band's first single, "Classics (Die Young)," which bends beautifully and purposefully in the direction of synth-pop, and sets the tone for the entire record.

The Choir - Artifact The Unreleased Album (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 16, 2018
The Choir - Artifact The Unreleased Album (2018)

The Choir - Artifact The Unreleased Album (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 289 MB | Digital Booklet | 00:38:09
Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock | Label: Omnivore Recordings

The Choir, a mid-'60s band that eventually turned into the Raspberries, will release a previously unheard LP that was recorded at the end of the decade. The appropriately titled Artifact: The Unreleased Album will be issued on Feb. 16 and includes 10 songs that the group recorded in 1969.

The Choir - Artifact: The Unreleased Album (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 15, 2018
The Choir - Artifact: The Unreleased Album (2018)

The Choir - Artifact: The Unreleased Album (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:38:15 | 88 Mb
Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Omnivore Recordings

The Choir, a mid-'60s band that eventually turned into the Raspberries, will release a previously unheard LP that was recorded at the end of the decade. The appropriately titled Artifact: The Unreleased Album will be issued on Feb. 16 and includes 10 songs that the group recorded in 1969.
Ralf Otto, Mainz Bach Choir & Mainz Bach Orchestra - Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1749 Version) (2018)

Ralf Otto, Mainz Bach Choir & Mainz Bach Orchestra - Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1749 Version) (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 595 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 45 | Time: 131:33 min

Johann Sebastian Bachs St John Passion is, along with the St Matthew Passion, without doubt one of the most important works he ever composed. It established a new tradition for Good Friday vespers in Leipzig, and with sublime skill Bach managed to retain a spirit of church worship while creating an almost operatic narrative that movingly depicts Christs trial, death, and ultimate apotheosis. Bachs numerous revisions always demand a certain amount of scholarly decision-making, and this recording of the St John Passion uses the final 1749 version that not only draws on and reinforces the best of Bachs original concept, but incorporates the additional movements of the 1725 version.
Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Nordic Sounds (2010) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Nordic Sounds: Music of Sven-David Sandström (2010)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 63:47 minutes | 1,46 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 63:47 minutes | 1,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sven-David Sandström has acknowledged that it was thanks to Ingmar Månsson he began composing for choir. All the pieces are simply wonderful choral writing and the sound of this release is terrific. This is very demanding music and the level of vocal virtuosity that Peter Dijkstra elicits from the singers, collectively, is breathtaking.
Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Nordic Sounds 2 (2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Nordic Sounds 2 (2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 76:10 minutes | 1,75 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 76:10 minutes | 1,34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Following on the success of their Nordic Sounds release, Peter Dijkstra and the Swedish Radio Choir return with a second volume of music in the series, this time focusing on the use of traditional Swedish folk songs in contemporary choral music. The disc's repertoire ranges from Jan Sandstrom's arrangements of improvised folk songs of the Sami people - whose singing is among the earliest continuing vocal traditions of Europe - to recent works such as the sixteen-part Kosijat by Jaakko Mantyjarvi, one of the best-known contemporary composers in Finland. The disc concludes with Anders Hillborg's twelve-minute Muoayiayaoum which explores a phonetic sequence of vowels that open and close. The level of vocal virtuosity that Dijkstra elicits from his singers is breathtaking and the choir's performances are a lesson in vocal precision.
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players - Handel: Israel in Egypt (2003)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players - Handel: Israel in Egypt (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 591 Mb | Total time: 68:38+66:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 5 62155 2 | Recorded: 1989

Using some of the finest early-music soloists of the day, Parrott and his forces give posterity a recording that welds tightly focused emotion to a laudable and uncommon feel for the music. The soloists produce appropriately light but well-focused tone and display an ability to negotiate the intricacies of Handel’s notes evenly and with an exceptional grasp of the phrasing required for successful performance. The choral lines are carefully etched and meticulously balanced, resulting in a superlative overall sound that—in spite of the small choir—is rich and capable of exceeding power when required.
Taverner Consort & Choir, Andrew Parrott - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003

Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003
Taverner Consort & Choir; Andrew Parrott, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 303 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 62230 2 8 | 02:09:27

The Taverner Consort & Choir under Andrew Parrott recorded “Spem in alium” 1986/87 at St.John-at-Hackney in London, combined with other latin motets by Tallis (among them The Lamentations of Jeremiah). This is an excellent recording with good transparency and spacial structuring. Good voices (all solo), with the support of a bass sackbut and two chamber organs.
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players - Handel: Messiah (2002)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players - Handel: Messiah (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 670 Mb | Total time: 78:40+67:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 62004 25 | Recorded: 1988

Andrew Parrott’s period Messiah from the late 1980s was re-released a few years ago by EMI Virgin Classics, and the re-release amply documents the richness and staying power of this generation of Messiah performances—a richness now removed from the aura of novelty—the “uncle” has been clean shaven for quite a while now. In part, the richness of this performance derives from Parrott’s soloists, then the unrivalled stars of the English early music scene, including soprano Emma Kirkby, countertenor James Bowman, and bass David Thomas.