With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including symphonies, concerti, and chamber and solo works. Britten's father was a prosperous oral surgeon in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk; his mother was a leader in the local ……
Martyn Brabbins is at the forefront of contemporary music: well renowned and high profile, he conducted at the opening Night of the Proms 2012. The three orchestral pieces presented here are a masterclass in orchestral colour and sound. Each piece was composed a decade apart and they give a good overall sense of Pickard’s development. Booklet notes are detailed and informative (by the composer).
The one and only heavy metal pirates of ALESTORM are back, and they've brought with them their 5th full length album: “No Grave But The Sea”! So put on your eyepatch and let the rum flow freely for the unstoppable international party machine. No other band in the galaxy creates such epic modern symphonic folk metal anthems with endless hooks that will be stuck in your head until the heat death of the universe. Or in Alestorm's own words…”Stupid songs about getting drunk and stealing treasure”. Twisted together with blistering harmonized guitar & keyboard solos, thunderous power metal majesty, and unrelenting modern metal riffing, “No Grave But The Sea” is nothing less than the perfect soundtrack to the most epic battle of your life. “A pirate's life is simple; we drink and steal and kill!” So raise up your tankard into the sky for this brand new treasure of pirate metal!
Tokyo based pop-shoegaze Shelling release their new 3rd Album on White Paddy Mountain. They built a sound of a beautifully destructive electric guitar that reminds me of my bloody valentine. Also, a beautiful melody emerges in roar like the sea of distortion. "shelling" is aya(vocal,guitar,compose) and shota(guitar). and their sounds is called “sherbet pop” in japan. and aya is known as fraqsea is hers solo project. Chihei Hatakeyama is in charge of mix and mastering. It should also be called noise wall of sound. He made a destructive, lyrical and delicate mix.