Category Archives: World

Simon Shaheen, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – Saltanah (1996) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Simon Shaheen, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – Saltanah (1996) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:15 minutes | Scans included | 3,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,14 GB
Genre: World

Two master musicians engage in a fascinating dialogue, blending the Indian rag with the Arabian maqam. These two musical forms are beautifully complementary, but also contrast enough to make things interesting.

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Eleni Karaindrou – Euripides: Medea (2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Eleni Karaindrou – Euripides: Medea (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:45:17 minutes | 837 MB | Genre: World
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © ECM

Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou’s collaborations with stage director Antonis Antypas have generated some of her most powerful music. Medea, like the earlier Trojan Women, comes out of this association. Created to accompany performances at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the music vibrates with emotional intensity. Karaindrou gives her themes to a small ensemble, its sound-colours creating an ambiance both archaic and contemporary, as textures of santouri, ney, lyra and clarinets are combined and contrasted. Even with reduced instrumental forces the composer seems to imply an orchestral scope. Giorgos Cheimonas’ Modern Greek adaptation of Euripides provides the lyrics, movingly sung by a 15-piece chorus under the direction of Antonis Kontogeorgiou and, on two pieces, by the composer.

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Anoushka Shankar – Land Of Gold (2016) [Qobuz 24-44.1]

Anoushka Shankar – Land Of Gold (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:57:49 minutes | 629 MB | Genre: World
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Deutsche Grammophon

Land of Gold is Anoushka Shankars fervent response to the humanitarian trauma of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty.

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Levon Eskenian, The Gurdjieff Ensemble – Komitas (2015) [Qobuz 24-96]

Levon Eskenian, The Gurdjieff Ensemble – Komitas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:57:40 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: World
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital booklet | @ ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: February, 2015, Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano

The Armenian Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble was founded by Levon Eskenian to play ‘ethnographically authentic’ arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music. Their debut album on ECM, Music of G.I. Gurdjieff, was widely acclaimed, and won an Edison Award as Album of the Year in 2012. Now Eskenian and his musicians turn their attention to the music of Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935). Composer, ethnomusicologist, arranger, singer and priest, Komitas is popularly held to be the founder of contemporary music in Armenia, and in his work as a collector he explored the connections that uniquely bind together Armenian sacred and secular music. With their special focus on folk instrumentation and inspired arrangements the Ensemble illuminates the deep roots of Komitas’s compositions in this programme recorded in Lugano in February 2015.

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The Gypsy Cuban Project – Havana Night Sessions At Abdala Studios (2016) WEB FLAC

Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit
Source: Digital download
Artist: The Gypsy Cuban Project
Title: Havana Night Sessions At Abdala Studios
Label, Catalog: Universal Music Romania
Genre: Latin Jazz / World
Release Date: 2016
Scans: not included
Size .rar: ~ 341 mb
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Allan Taylor – All Is One (2013) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Allan Taylor – All Is One (2013)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:52 minutes | Scans included | 2,16 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 0,99 GB
Genre: Folk, World, Country

Someone who is approaching 70 and calls his album “All Is One” obviously has something to say. Just recently Allan Taylor faced one of life’s tests – a severe shoulder disfunction prevented him from playing guitar – not an easy situation for a musician. In the meantime that is thankfully all healed and forgotten. Not shying away from the strain and frustration involved, he worked his way back to his instrument, his fans and to the recording studio at Stockfisch Records. He could have presented this album as a big comeback, a resurrection, but that is simply not the style of this master of contemplative tones.

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Ry Cooder – A Meeting By The River (1993) [HDTracks 24-88,2]

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Ry Cooder – A Meeting By The River (1993)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Time – 39:51 minutes | 858 MB | Genre: World
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Water Lily Acoustics

American composer, musicologist and guitar legend Ry Cooder teams with North Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt to create an exquisite musical realm, with both musicians playing exceptional slide guitar. Their collaboration evokes musical elements from many cultures and styles. Percussion by Sukhvindar Singh on tabla and Cooder’s 14-year-old son Joachim on dumbek. This recording won a Grammy Award.

As spontaneous as music-making gets, this East meets West improv session between two masters of slide-based stringed instruments is like eating at the most exotic Indian restaurant that adds Tex-Mex flavors to its dishes. The sound is very natural, almost achingly beautiful. “ Playback, June 2008

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King Sunny Ade – Best of the Classic Years (2003) [FLAC]

Release Date: June 20, 2005
Label: Shanachie
Copyright: (C) 2005 Shanachie
Total Length: 1:11:28
Genres: World

Tracklist:

1 Sunny Ti De Medley: Sunny Ti De
2 Sunny Ti De Medley: Bombibele Horojo
3 Sunny Ti De Medley: Oro Towo Baseti
4 Sunny Ti De Medley: Ko Salapata
5 Sunny Ti De Medley: African Beats Lu Nsere
6 Synchro System [Complete Original Version]
7 Ibanuje Mon Iwon
8 Afai Bowon
9 Ogun Party, Pt. 1
10 Adena Ike
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