Nik Bärtsch

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Randori (2006)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 3, 2017
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Randori (2006)

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Randori (2006)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 01:18:16 | 180 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz-Funk, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Ronin Rhythm Records

2002 album from Nik Bartsch's Ronin, released on the ECM Records star's own Ronin Rhythm label. The Swiss pianist/composer is famed for his "Zen Funk" sound, a "marriage of Steve Reich minimalism with Sly Stone grooves" (The Times).
"Modul 15" plays with time in much the same way as "Modul 22" on REA, in that what we thought we were hearing rhythmically in the bass is subverted when the drums come in. The beat keeps being "turned around" as the two rhythms drift in and out of phase. Rast is a master at almost defining a steady meter/rhythm but not quite, as he mutates his patterns just enough to throw us off.

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Rea (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 3, 2017
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Rea (2004)

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Rea (2004)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 01:04:25 | 141 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Zen-Funk, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Tonus-Music-Records

Rea is an album by Swiss pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch's band Ronin recorded in Zürich in 2003 and first released on the Tonus Music label. REA marks the first appearance of deep reed minimalist Sha on moduls 26 & 27. As an interesting aside, "Modul 27," which sounds the closest to pure James Brown funk than any other track, as it is propelled by the pulsing simultaneous bass and drum, is listed as composed not by Bartsch alone. Tenor saxophonist Thomy Geiger and trumpeter Michael Glassman also appear on 27, and play horn figures that would not be out of place on a James Brown record.

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Live 2CD (2012)  

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 26, 2012
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Live 2CD (2012)

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Live 2CD (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 105:00 min | 240 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

After three ECM studio albums - Stoa (released in 2006), Holon (2008) and Llyrìa (2010) - comes a double album from Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, recorded around the world. Here are atmospheric selections - from German festivals such as the Enjoy Jazz Festival, the Leipziger Jazztage, and Jazz Baltica, as well as club and concert recordings from Amsterdam's Bimhuis, The Sage in Gateshead, the Vienna Radiokulturhaus and Lörrach's Burghof - that transmit powerfully the live impact of Bärtsch's band and its enveloping modular groove music of interlocking rhythms.
Nik Bartsch's Mobile - Continuum (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Nik Bärtsch's Mobile - Continuum (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 68:24 minutes | 764 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

After four ECM recordings with his other band Ronin, Bartsch presents this new album featuring Mobile augmented on three pieces by a string quintet. Textures from jazz, funk, new music, minimal as well as ritual and sacred music are organically interwoven with Bartsch and his partners aiming for an energetic total group sound rather than displays of soloistic virtuosity.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178} [Re-Up]  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 16, 2016
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178} [Re-Up]

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 385MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

"Llyria" is the third album from Nik Bärtsch's Ronin and follows on from 'Stoa' and 'Holon', the ECM recordings that established the exciting young Swiss band on the international scene. Leader and pianist Nik Bärtsch's "modular" pieces still define the context of the group's music but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to the next level, blurring the distinctions between composition, improvisation and interpretation.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178} [Repost]  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 27, 2013
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178} [Repost]

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 385MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

"Llyria" is the third album from Nik Bärtsch's Ronin and follows on from 'Stoa' and 'Holon', the ECM recordings that established the exciting young Swiss band on the international scene. Leader and pianist Nik Bärtsch's "modular" pieces still define the context of the group's music but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to the next level, blurring the distinctions between composition, improvisation and interpretation.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}  

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 20, 2012
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 580MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Ronin around the world: a powerful and atmospheric concert recording with music captured in Germany, Austria, Holland, England, and Japan, a double-album which transmits the live impact of Nik Bärtsch’s band and its enveloping modular groove music of interlocking rhythms. It’s also a set that marks the end of an era and the transition into a new one. These are the last recordings of Ronin with Björn Meyer’s elegantly-leaping bass guitar as one of the lead voices, and Bärtsch views the album as partly a tribute to Meyer’s long tenure with the band. New bassist Thomy Jordi, meanwhile, makes an impressive entrance on “Modul 55”, but it’s most often the whole band, as a unified field of force, that commands the listener’s attention.

VA - Sounds And Silence: Music For The Film (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 28, 2015
VA - Sounds And Silence: Music For The Film (2011)

VA - Sounds And Silence: Music For The Film (2011)
Arvo Pärt - Eleni Karaindrou - Georges I. Gurdjieff - Nik Bärtsch - Marilyn Mazur
Giovanni G. Kapsberger - Anouar Brahem - Dino Saluzzi - Vincente Greco

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 68 Mb | Time: 01:15:56
Genre: Contemporary Classical, World, Jazz, Avant-Garde | Label: ECM | # ECM 2250, 277 0080

Over a period of five years, Swiss directors Norbert Wiedmer and Peter Guyer documented the activity of legendary producer Manfred Eicher, the founder and driving force behind ECM Records, whose advocacy of progressive jazz and of classical composers like Arvo Pärt, Meredith Monk, Valentin Silvestrov, and György Kurtág changed the landscape of contemporary music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The film Sounds and Silence: Travels with Manfred Eicher was released in 2009 and this 2011 soundtrack album is made up largely of tracks taken from previously released ECM albums that Eicher produced, some from as early as 1980. Most of the pieces are low-key and understated and feature chamber ensembles, although there are several piano tracks and several featuring orchestra or chorus. The album has a mix of selections from ECM's classical and jazz repertoire, and from the label's specialty, the many pieces that lie somewhere in between the two.

VA - Sounds And Silence: Music For The Film (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 15, 2012
VA - Sounds And Silence: Music For The Film (2011)

VA - Sounds And Silence: Music For The Film (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 75:50 min | 170 MB
Genre: Jazz, Classical | Label: ECM Records

Since the film was first screened ECM has been deluged with requests for a soundtrack album, so we are making this available simultaneously. Where the film shows the process of music-making, "Sounds and Silence: Music for a Film" includes the music in its completed/produced form. There are two exciting exceptions - tracks from Eleni Karaindrou and orchestra live in concert in Frankfurt with Jan Garbarek and Kim Kashkashian as guests - these pieces have not previously been available on CD.
Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 53:29 minutes | 509 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Astounding Eyes of Rita is an album by oud player and composer Anouar Brahem recorded in Italy in 2008 and released on the ECM label in 2009. Writing for The Guardian reviewer John Fordham observed "In recent years, Brahem's work has been more refined and reflective than groove-inclined, but this vivacious quartet set marks a return to the chemistry of Thimar, and it's a richly varied and often thrilling piece of world-jazz".