Etoiles

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 88697222492 | Time: 01:13:18

In many ways, Debussy’s piano music finds its rightful home on the harp. Apart from the distinctive textural and colouristic elements in the writing itself, we have contemporary accounts of Debussy’s piano-playing that refer to his ability to make you forget a piano even had hammers. Of course, this doesn’t allow for dreamy, “impressionistic” interpretations; rather, it makes clarity and precision absolute imperatives – which qualities we find in abundance in this recital by Xavier de Maistre and friends.
Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles (1981) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 9of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles (1981) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 9of12}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-4
Reggae / Pop / Roots Reggae / Chanson / Reggae-Pop

Recorded in the Bahamas with the same all-star personnel as 1979's Aux Armes et Cætera, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles is yet another of Gainsbourg's reggae albums, including all the deficiencies inherent in its predecessor as well as the few positives. The breezy melodies of his prime material from the '60s and '70s are unfortunately missing. Though the sound and production is up to Gainsbourg's usual high standards, the songs are much weaker than expected. With little to anchor it except the players and Gainsbourg's seedy vocal delivery, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles simply floats away. :)
Ballet Gala des Etoiles - Teatro alla Scala 2015 [HDTV 1080i/720p]

Ballet Gala des Étoiles - Teatro alla Scala 2015 [HDTV 1080i/720p]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 20.2 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 02:50 min | 19 GB
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 02:50 min | 3.4 GB
Classical, Ballet | HDTV->TS

Continuing the tradition of the Grand Gala at La Scala, outstanding Svetlana Zakharova, Roberto Bolle and Massimo Murru will do the honours of the house alongside the Corps de Ballet and international stars. On stage will be the most beloved ballets, virtuoso performances, the most spoken-about names and the new stars to be discovered.

Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles (1981)  Music

Posted by ratus at Sept. 20, 2006
Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles (1981)

Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles (1981)
Genre: Reggae | Format: MP3 | Débit: 217 Kbps | Size: 53,81 Mb

Mauvaises nouvelles des étoiles, enregistré à Nassau en 1981, renouvelle l'expérience jamaïcaine mais ne bénéficiera pas d'un mixage authentiquement “roots”. Recorded in the Bahamas with the same all-star personnel as 1979's Aux Armes et Cætera, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles is yet another of Gainsbourg's reggae albums, including all the deficiencies inherent in its predecessor as well as the few positives.
Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'exterieur (1973) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 10of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'exterieur (1973) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 10of12}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 169 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 66 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-5
Rock / Pop / International / Chanson / French Pop / French Rock / Western European Traditions

Serge Gainsbourg's fascination with the noisier bodily functions has been well-documented, both by his biographers and by his own records. Who else, after all, would commission Sly & Robbie to lay down their earthiest, dubbiest reggae rhythm, then punctuate it with nonstop farting noises ("Evguenie Sokolov" from 1981's Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles album)? Who else would write a novel about a gas-stricken painter who turns his body-burps to his artistic advantage? And whose else could conceive an album dedicated in its near-entirety to…well, the song titles tell that story: "La Poupee Qui Fait" translates as "The Doll That Goes to the Toilet," the title track documents the messier consequences of anal sex, and "Des Vents, des Pets, des Boums" means, simply, "Wind, Farts, Booms."