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Reef – In Motion (Live from Hammersmith) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Reef – In Motion (Live from Hammersmith) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:18:25 minutes | 0,97 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © earMUSIC

2018 saw Reef release the acclaimed album Revelation, their first in 18 years. Now the renaissance continues with the live album In Motion (Live From Hammersmith).

The show was recorded on May 6th at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo in London as part of the “Britrock Must Be Destroyed Tour” (alongside other 90’s Britrock legends, Terrorvision, The Wildhearts and Dodgy). Reef closed the show that evening. The set included their best loved song “Place Your Hands”, and examples of the joyous soulful sounds from the latest album Revelation including a magnificent performance of the duet “My Sweet Love” by lead vocalist Gary with Lynne Jackaman.

The album is a must for anyone who ever loved Reef, both then and now!

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Fumio Yasuda – Forest (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Fumio Yasuda – Forest (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:20 minutes | 989 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Winter & Winter

Once the Western World and Japan were completely foreign to each other, today in the 21st century we discover new forms of culture, ways of life, nature, images and sounds. Fumi Yasuda’s music comes from modern japan; time, space and eternity play an important role in this music. In the score there are no pauses, but spaces of silence between lyrical, deeply poetic tones and sounds which tell us about Japanese landscapes. Yasuda works in a deep musical understanding with Joachim Badenhorst, Nobuyoshi Ino and Akimuse.

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Fretwork, Dublin Consort Singers & Mark Keane – John Amner: Complete Consort Music (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Fretwork, Dublin Consort Singers & Mark Keane – John Amner: Complete Consort Music (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:04 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Rubicon Classics

John Amner was born and died in Ely, Cambridge shire and worked for the greater part of his life at Ely Cathedral, as a boy chorister and later as informator choristorum. He succeeded some of England’s finest composers such as George Barcroft, John Farrant and Christopher Tye. He received his Bachelor of Music from Oxford with the support of the Earl of Bath in 1613, and also from Cambridge in 1640. Although not a ‘celebrated ‘ composer of the Renaissance era, the music in Amner’s Sacred Hymnes shows that he was capable of writing in a number of styles from three-voice conzonets through to elaborate consort anthems of multiple voices in the verse sections. Also on this fascinating album is his five part Pavan and Galliard Amner’s only surviving works for viol consort which represents an indication of a broader compositional output of instrumental music by the composer. Amner has been seldom recorded, and this meticulously and lovingly curated album represents an important addition to the understanding of both the composer and the provincial religious music scene in England in the first half of the 17th century.

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Franz Halasz – J.S. Bach: The Lute Suites (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Franz Halasz – J.S. Bach: The Lute Suites (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:22:32 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © BIS

The universal appeal of the music of Johannes Sebastian Bach is such that most musicians, regardless of their instrument, long to play it. As a consequence, his works are constantly being arranged for other instruments – following a practice that Bach himself excelled at, repeatedly reworking his own music as well as that of others. A case in point are the four so-called lute suites, all of which now belong to the standard repertoire of most concert guitarists. To what extent they were originally composed for a plucked instrument has always been a matter of contention and has given rise to many hypotheses. They hail from various periods in Bach’s career, and range from youthful elan (BWV 996) by way of the zenith of artistic creativity (BWV 995, 1006a) to serene maturity (BWV 997). For this recording, Franz Halász has himself transcribed two of the suites, performing the others in arrangements by Ansgar Krause. For reasons of practicality, the suites in G minor and C minor are usually transposed when played on the guitar, but the present arrangements have made it possible to record all four works in their original keys for the first time on the guitar. An unusually generous playing time furthermore allows them to be collected on a single disc. Franz Halász appears on a number of acclaimed albums for BIS, in a wide-ranging repertoire including Bach’s three sonatas for solo violin, which he, according to one reviewer makes ‘entirely his own’ (BBC Music Magazine).

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Francois Chaplin – Brahms: Intermezzi, Rhapsodies (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

François Chaplin – Brahms: Intermezzi, Rhapsodies (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:48 minutes | 889 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Aparté

Following a previous recording devoted to Mozart, François Chaplin has chosen Brahms’ latest opus for solo piano: Rhapsodies Op. 79 and the intermezzi from Klavierstücke Op. 117 and Op. 118. The Rhapsodies, moving and powerful scores, express Brahms’ sober melancholy. Far from his symphonic works, the interludes of Opus 117 and Opus 118, true miniatures, reveal the inner imagination of the composer. Brahms talks directly to the heart of the listener with his mature and sober poetry. Within these Klavierstücke, the interlude is a humble but generous genre where the musician gathers freely the fruits of his most intimate inspiration. These « lullabies of pain », as he called them, are composed during summer in the Austrian countryside, dear to this sturdy northern German. The emotion that emerges from it is all the more intense as it measures his artistic evolution. On this journey, François Chaplin brings out a soft poetry from a contained lyricism.

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Franck Tortiller – Ochestre Franck Tortiller (Shut Up’n Sing Yer Zappa) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Franck Tortiller – Ochestre Franck Tortiller (Shut Up’n Sing Yer Zappa) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:02:03 minutes | 2,52 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Label MCO

De ses collaborations avec, entre autres, le Vienna Art Orchestra ou l’Orchestre National de Jazz, Franck Tortiller a gardé le goût de l’écriture pour grands ensembles. Comme pour son précédent hommage à Led Zeppelin, il affirme une nouvelle fois son goût pour la pop. Entouré d’une bande de jeunes et talentueux musiciens fraîchement sortis du conservatoire, il présente une version jazz des musiques (et plus particulièrement des chansons) de Frank Zappa. Et cela reste, malgré le temps, d’une musicalité et d’une actualité brûlantes.

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Francesco Tristano – Tokyo Stories (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Francesco Tristano – Tokyo Stories (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:45 minutes | 985 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

The brilliantly inventive Francesco Tristano Schlimé is having fun with these Tokyo Stories. The Luxembourgish pianist’s numerous references shine through with primed balance, as if rejuvenated by the artist’s mastery of multi-style collages. While very contrasting, each title flows naturally to the next. Although a minimalist, almost repetitive style is used to full effect, it never hampers the very clear desire to constantly renew rhythms, like in Insomnia, or Electric Mirror that becomes a beautiful tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach, one of Francesco Tristano Schlimé’s idols. The more fragmented style of Pakuchi, with its overlapping layers and light jazz rhythms, appears to veer towards territories of contemporary creation rarely explored by “electro” artists. Tokyo Stories rarely explores – to our great delight – the spacey and meditative atmospheres so popular to the overwhelming neo-classic-pop piano scene. Only momentum and impetus matter here. A stellar album that truly highlights Francesco Tristano Schlimé’s multifaceted musicality at the highest level.  – Pierre-Yves Lascar

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Florilegium – MUSIC FOR A KING: Chamber Works from the Court of Frederick the Great (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Florilegium – MUSIC FOR A KING: Chamber Works from the Court of Frederick the Great (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:38:43 minutes | 3,15 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Channel Classics Records

Frederick the Great himself is known to have composed one hundred and twenty-one flute sonatas, four flute concertos, a symphony, various arias and an overture. These works were written in the mixed style advocated by Quantz in an attempt to blend Italian music of the senses with French music of reason.

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Fleurine – Brazilian Dream (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Fleurine – Brazilian Dream (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:14 minutes | 841 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sunnyside

A versatile performer, she has toured Cuba with trumpeter Roy Hargrove, recorded a ballad-oriented duo album with pianist Brad Mehldau, and an ode to Brazil’s composers with Brazilian guitarist Chico Pinheiro .” (All Music Guide )

Brazilian chic has nudged its way for two generations into pop and jazz, but few insinuate as distinctively candid and original an interpretation as does vocalist Fleurine.” (Down Beat)

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Fire! Orchestra – Arrival (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Fire! Orchestra – Arrival (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:06:02 minutes | 747 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rune Grammofon

The new acoustic line-up features a dominant focus on strings and clarinets. This creates a whole new sound situation and puts a new twist on the way of working with the music. Rehearsals, research, compositional and structural work will take place in the fall of 2017. Touring, recording (for Rune Grammofon, of course) and festival activities for 2018 are the next phase of the plan, with a totally new way of working in a large setting with the usual hub of the Fire! trio as the force at the creative center of it all.

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