Archive for the ‘_New Age’ Category
Oula je suis a la bourre moi… C’est ca d’avoir une vie sociale, y parrait :p
Bon, bon bon alors, vla un theme qui est assez ouvert quand meme… Voila comment je le comprend: Il s’agit de poster un album qui a declencher quelque chose, que ca soit chez vous, ou la création d’un mouvement…
Je vais pas la faire grandiloquant et poster la deuxieme possibilté, car apres tout c’est variable d’un avis a l’autre (de toute facon dans ce cas la, j’aurais bien eu du mal a choisir quelque chose de valable :p)… Je vais la jouer perso et vous presenter plutot le premier album que j’ai achetter avec mes sous sous en format cd (pasque celui la surtout je m’en souvient, j’en avais deja achetter d’autres, que ca soit en k7 ou en vynil, mais la, je suis incapable de dire ce qu’ils etaient, mis a part qu’on y trouvait du madonna, du Propaganda, ou meme du Jean Michel Jarre…)
Non le tout premier cd que j’ai achetter, et qui a déclencher le début de ma collection de cd (a ce jour, je dois etre aux environs de 1200 cds, quand meme :p) c’est un album d’un groupe allemand qui sévissait a époque sur MTV, car c’est la que j’en ai decouvert le clip et qui a motivé cet achat. Il s’agit de Mysterious art – Omen – The Story.
On y retrouve déja pas mal de composantes qui ont guidé mes choix musicaux tout le long du reste de ma collectivite aigue. Chants féminins, melanges de genre (apres tout je n’ai jamais sut vraiment ou classé ca, il y a des elements de gothismes, d’electro, de rock, de metal, de dance…). Beaucoups de ces genres musicaux sont restés dans mes gouts (sauf peut etre la dance, que j’ecoute de moins en moins, surement dut a la pauvreté de la production actuelle…)
Il y avait aussi les premiers premisses de mon violon dingue musical c’est a dire la musique dite enigmatique (cad qui découle du new age type enigma, era, deep forest et consort). On peut dire que ca a declenché chez moi une passion pour ce type de musique…
J’espere qu’il vous plaira, mais je concoit bien que c’est selon les gouts de chacun :p
This CD is a truly magical experience. From the opening swirl of wind, strings and pipes and incantantions of Merlin’s Wizardry, you KNOW this is special.
The style is a wonderful fusion of the Celtic new age and classical, so popular with the Titanic soundtrack. However, this record has very much its own sound, somewhere between Enya, Enigma and Elgar, but with subtle looping rhythms and soaring, emotion-packed vocals. Later on, the music is not afraid to build to a real big noise – particularly on "Uther" and "The Cave". But the strength is really in the subtle, quieter passages. Le Morte d’Arthur and Nimue’s Lament are haunting tales of lost loves, of angels and mermaids. The vocals recall Adiemus at their finest – but that isn’t surprising when you see that Miriam Stockley, the voice of Adiemus, is part of the Alkaemy experience!
The CD is linked to a fiendishly difficult puzzle book (I’ve spent hours listening to the music but getting nowhere with the challenge of "the Merlin Mystery"!). It loosely acts as a "soundtrack", but it is a superb stand-alone record as well. It has a real freshness every time you play it. A joy. A real joy.
1998:The Merlin Mystery (128 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9AMJHRRT
Acoustic Alchemy is an English contemporary instrumental and smooth jazz band formed in England in the early 1980s (c. 1981), originally fronted by acoustic guitarists Nick Webb and Simon James. The band is currently fronted by Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale.
1987: Red Dust & Spanish Lace (flac) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8WZUFO60
1988: Natural Elements (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8KSM9WZO
1989: Blue Chip (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LM3TXZR9
1990: Reference Point (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O5MYENKS
1991: Back On The Case (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OXC0X8LK
1992: Early Alchemy (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O7VG8KOS
1993: The New Edge (vbr 240 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8DZWZTVZ
1994: Against The Grain (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NNYH6L4Q
1996: Arcanum (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J1XSXFEZ
1998: Positive Thinking (192 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QJPF0FJM
2000: The Beautiful Game (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W88R7TLG
2001: AAart (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z66QFNZL
2003: Sounds Of St Lucia (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YGS4RCAH
2003: Radio Contact (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5QVZVJ1K
2005: American/English (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SUTT0XKE
2007: This Way (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N13WYRDV
Ah Nee Mah is a side project of prolific producers David and Diane Arkenstone, who explore the sounds of the Native Southwest within the context of tribal atmospheres. Their first few albums under the moniker proved to be pleasant, earthy affairs, conjuring up visions of canyons and dusty plateaus; ANCIENT VISIONS continues down that same road. The Arkenstones’ mutual flair for semi-dramatic, colorful melodies is evident on each of the album’s nine tracks, often featuring Native flute in the forefront while light rhythm, guitar, symphonic synths and natural sound effects (wind, animal sounds) dance in the backdrop.
1998: The Spirit Of Mesa Verde (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GYDDFQDI
2000: The Spirit Of The SouthWest (128 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=695WLB3I
2001: Ancient Voices (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JZ9R6DRM
2001: Spirit Of The Canyon (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LDRPZ7GP
2002: Grand Circle (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UJ6AWBB0
2005: Ancient Vision (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=INKH6BLH
The Agricantus born in Palermo, Sicily, in 1979.
Their music is placed between ethnic music, ambient and trance. With “Tuareg” they arrive to the success in Italy and Europe.
Recorded in the desert of the Mali, with the participation of nomadic musicians and the use of traditional instruments, the album adjudicates
the Prize Tenco 1996 and the sixth place of classifies of the World Music Charts Europe of the same year.
In every album ancient and modern sounds are interlaced with the use of traditional musical instruments of different countries. They also sign sounds of various movies and for theatre.
1993: Gnazu (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PK975Y6M
1998: Tuared (128 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W9Y1XQCS
2005: Ethnosphere (Vol.2) (vbr) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X4PJUPXF
2005: Habibi (192 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DAVK6N92
2007: Luna Khina (128 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YBLMXPIP
The Afro Celt Sound System is a musical group which fuses modern dance rhythms (trip-hop, techno, etc.) with Celtic and African influences. It was formed by Grammy-nominated producer-guitarist Simon Emmerson, and is considered to be somewhat of a world music supergroup, often having a wide range of guest artists on their albums.
Their albums have been released through Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, and they are also reportedly the best-selling band on the label, only exceeded in sales by Gabriel himself, and their striking live performances have often become the highlights of the WOMAD concert festivals. They signed a contract with Real World obliged to release five albums, of which the 2005 release Anatomic is the last; at this writing it is unclear what path the band will take in the future.
In 2003 they changed their name to the simpler Afrocelts; however, two of their latest albums, Pod, a compilation of new mixes of songs from the first four albums, and their fifth studio album Anatomic uses the long and familiar form. This decision is apparently affected by the fact that they seem much more well-known as Afro Celt Sound System around the world.
1996: Volume 1: Sound Magic (vbr 192 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9DIVB61O
1999: Volume 2: Release (vbr 192 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PX5N8CY7
2001: Volume 3: Further In Time (vbr 192 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IOYFXRX0
2003: Volume 4: Seed (vbr 200 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=T9D7JKLO
2004: Volume 4.5: P.O.D. (vbr 200 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IC3S6VMO
2005: Volume 5: Anatomic (vbr 200 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AJOBWO7V
2010: B&W Capture: Chorus (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H4W9S3AB
Adiemus consists of the Welsh composer Karl Jenkins and his Finnish “Adiemus Singers”.
The session singer Miriam Stockley performed the vocal parts on the first four albums. Additional vocals were provided by Mary Carewe on all but Dances of Time, which saw the introduction of the Finnish Adiemus Singers (who would later reappear on Vocalise). Extra vocals and the chorus effects were created by overdubbing multitracked recordings of the singers (in some cases up to forty times) and varying the speed of the tape. Stockley was described by Jenkins as central to the Adiemus project due to her range and intonation, however for reasons that remain unclear she was not re-engaged for Vocalise.
The Songs of Sanctuary orchestra consisted of a string section augmented by various ethnic percussion instruments, with occasional further additions such as bells, a recorder and a quena. Mike Ratledge, with whom Jenkins had played in Soft Machine, contributed to the first album as well. Jenkins added brass and woodwind for Cantata Mundi, and continued to add more diverse instruments such as acoustic guitar on later albums. From Songs of Sanctuary to Dances of Time, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was used; Jenkins later formed his own Adiemus Orchestra to perform on The Eternal Knot recordings, returning to the LPO for Vocalise.
1995: Songs Of Sanctuary (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4G4JYG1V
1998: Adiemus 2 (Cantata Mundi) (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KV60X0LO
1998: Imagines Oceans (192 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MLCBSFSY
1999: Adiemus III: Dances of Time (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KCFWU3Q0
2001: Adiemus IV: The Eternal Knot (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H6TBFBPX
2001: The Armed Man – A Mass For Peace (256 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2EJQFIIQ
2002: Adiemus Live (192 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VS2OSOT9
2004: Vocalise (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7V8E4IRB
Achillea is comprised of Danish artists Jens Gad (writer and co-producer of the group Enigma) and Helene Hørlyck. Their album The Nine Worlds utilizes many of the same sounds and techniques that has made Enigma so popular, only this time around we are taken on a journey through the world of Nordic mythology and legend.
Achillea’s second album, Amadas Estrellas, is comprised of the same Enigma-influcenced style, this time with vocalist Luisa Fernández.
2005: The Nine Worlds (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H1XHB444
2007: Amadas Estrellas (320 kbps) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SZDJU8W1