Rez Abbasi: Intents And Purposes

Rez Abbasi & Junction - Behind The Vibration (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 29, 2016
Rez Abbasi & Junction - Behind The Vibration (2016)

Rez Abbasi & Junction - Behind The Vibration (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:59 min | 134 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Cuneiform Records

Rez Abbasi - guitar and compositions; Mark Shim - tenor sax and midi wind-controller; Ben Stivers - keyboards, B3 organ, Rhodes piano; Kenny Grohowski - drums."Behind the Vibration is a collection of new music that seeks to answer the question: What might a modern jazz album sound like in the hands of contemporary musicians employing a breadth of influences and current technologies? More often than not, musicians I play with have a developed and deep understanding of the jazz canon, yet also equally admire music vastly different than jazz.
Bob Marley And The Wailers - The Legend Live: Santa Barbara County Bowl November 25th 1979 (2016)

Bob Marley And The Wailers - The Legend Live: Santa Barbara County Bowl November 25th 1979 (2016)
Reggae, Roots | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:28:57 | 210 MB
Label: Trojan Records | Release Year: 2016

The concert contained on this CD took place at The Santa Barbara County Bowl in the autumn of 1979, when Bob was touring in support of his militant Survival album. And the resulting film is an epochal record of a Bob Marley performance; one that stands up as being easily an equal of the better known Live at the Rainbow show filmed on the Exodus tour in 1977. For all intents and purposes, the Survival tour had kicked off on September 24 1979, when Bob and the Wailers had played a benefit concert for Rasta children in the National Heroes Arena in Kingston: 1979 was the United Nations’ International Year of the Child. At that ‘Heroes’ Park’ show, Bob introduced the audience to a pair of new songs from the imminent Survival album - “Ambush in the Night,” the story of the assassination attempt on his life by gunmen on December 3 1976, and “Zimbabwe,” in which he expressed his militant support of the freedom movement in the country still known as Rhodesia.

Rez Abbasi - Suno Suno (2011) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 19, 2016
Rez Abbasi - Suno Suno (2011) {Enja}

Rez Abbasi - Suno Suno (2011) {Enja}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 495MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 246MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

On his eighth album as a leader, guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi turns to qawwali, the devotional Sufi music of his native Pakistan, for inspiration. Not that you'll hear anything here that seems to refer specifically to that music – instead, Abbasi's goal was "to capture some of the power, passion, and joy of qawwali with an instrumental jazz group, without direct imitation." The result is certainly powerful and arguably passionate, but often feels more determined than joyful.

Rez Abbasi’s Invocation - Suno Suno (2011)  

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 14, 2011
Rez Abbasi’s Invocation - Suno Suno (2011)

Rez Abbasi’s Invocation - Suno Suno (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:15 min | 135 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Enja

Rez Abbasi´s new album, and second with his group Invocation, is an inspiring step forward in the evolution of an artist who, while firmly rooted in jazz and classical music, is continually embracing influences from India and Pakistan. For a decade, Abbasi has been blazing a new trail along with cohorts, Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa, leading figures in Indian - American cutting edge jazz. Rez´ father was born in Bombay and his mother in Lahore, Pakistan. Also born in Pakistan, Rez migrated to the US at age four. Since an early age he has emerged himself in both western and eastern music, studying and performing with a variety of Indian classical and jazz musicians.

Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1983)  

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 15, 2015
Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1983)

Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Caroline Records, CAROL 1673-2 | ~ 504 or 196 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Experimental

For to Next followed Steve Hillage's last effort by a few years, and during the interim the evolving synth/new wave scene seems to have captured his imagination. For all intents and purposes a collaboration with keyboardist Miquette Giraudy, the album features relatively light and bouncy synthesizers augmented by Hillage's sometimes spacy guitar solos and sleepy vocals…

Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1982)  

Posted by uff at Aug. 26, 2014
Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1982)

Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1982)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Virgin/EMI 00946 373463 27 | rel: 2007 | 505Mb

For to Next followed Steve Hillage's last effort by a few years, and during the interim the evolving synth/new wave scene seems to have captured his imagination. For all intents and purposes a collaboration with keyboardist Miquette Giraudy, the album features relatively light and bouncy synthesizers augmented by Hillage's sometimes spacy guitar solos and sleepy vocals. Gone is Hillage's upbeat mysticism, replaced by the fashionably bleak outlook popularized by synth rock acts like Ultravox, Visage, and Gary Numan.

Mozart - Idomeneo (Benjamin Britten) (2008/1969)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 6, 2016
Mozart - Idomeneo (Benjamin Britten) (2008/1969)

Mozart - Idomeneo (Benjamin Britten) (2008/1969)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.78 Gb+4.03 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 163 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

This DVD of the recently issued Britten/Pears mini series recorded by the BBC for television way back in the 1960's and the 70's is for all intents and purposes another resounding success. All four priceless documents were thought lost, but this Idomeneo seems to have had a charmed life more than others. Indeed, three days before the Aldeburgh première, the hall was left in cinders and it is something of a miracle that the television production could actually go ahead. First broadcast in May 1970, critics and viewers alike were unanimous in their praise. Sung in English to a version prepared by Maisie and Evelyn Radford, Mozart's first operatic masterpiece is even more telling. A lot of credit should go to Britten himself, who not only conducted with committed ardour, but also prepared a musical edition all of his own. The staging has a classical dignity and avoids austerity altogether and both Pears and Harper give impressive performances. (Gerald Fenech)

Audio Damage MangleVerb 1.0.1 OSX  

Posted by blizzards at Sept. 29, 2015
Audio Damage MangleVerb 1.0.1 OSX

Audio Damage MangleVerb 1.0.1 OSX | 15.3 MB

What happens when you combine a thick reverb, a filter, an envelope follower, an LFO, and a VCA? We wanted to know. The results are surprisingly useful. Mangleverb can be used as a filter, reverb, transient shaper, rhythmic gate, LPF gate, tempo-synced VCA, and any combination thereof. It is, for all intents and purposes, a Swiss Army Knife, for both wild sonic destruction and more utilitarian production work.

Full Metal Jacket (1987)  

Posted by Mindsnatcher at July 21, 2015
Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
25th Anniversary Edition
Blu-ray | m2ts | MPEG @ 48.0 Mbps, 23.976 fps | 1920 x 1080 | 2hr 54min | 26.1 GB
English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1; French: Dolby Digital 5.1; Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1; German: Dolby Digital 5.1 … (more)
Subtitle: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, German SDH, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Italian SDH, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish
Genre: Drama, War

The sticker on the front of Warner's latest Full Metal Jacket Blu-ray release is a bit misleading. While the 1080p/VC-1 transfer featured in the 2012 Digibook version has certainly been created using newly remastered film elements, the use of the word "new" is meant to distance this transfer from its poorly received 2006 predecessor. For all intents and purposes, though, this is the same presentation that debuted with the 2007 Deluxe Edition Blu-ray release and subsequently repurposed for the 2011 Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Collection box set. And that's a very good thing. There was really very little room for improvement, as most every shortcoming the presentation could be accused of having traces back to the source, Kubrick's photography, and the original elements. The softness here is filmic; the somewhat inconsistent grain inherited; the washed out palette intended. The only complaint I continue to lodge is that slight edge halos are present throughout the film, but even those are easy to overlook. It's hard to imagine Full Metal Jacket looking much better, meaning the decision to purchase this release comes down to its DigiBook packaging and bonus documentary.

Blow - Venus & Adonis (Rene Jacobs) [1999]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Nov. 27, 2013
Blow - Venus & Adonis (Rene Jacobs) [1999]

Blow - Venus & Adonis (Rene Jacobs) [1999]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 212.4 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: HMC 901684 | TT: 51'00

John Blow described Venus and Adonis as a masque, but for all intents and purposes, it's an opera, as fully as Dido and Aeneas is, and it should make anyone who considers the Purcell the first English opera think again. The two works have much in common in their dramatic structure, subject matter, length, and level of musical expressiveness. Based on the quality of Blow's work, it's surprising that the piece isn't frequently programmed on a double bill with Dido and Aeneas…