20 сент. 2006 г.

White Willow “Ex Tenebris” (1998)

Вторая позиция в дискографии великолепных норвежцев. Ракурс обозначен весьма неожиданно: коллектив под управлением гитариста/композитора Якоба Хольма-Лупо воспылал страстью к готическим мотивам. Что отразилось не только в заглавии альбома («Из тьмы»), но и в названиях треков (“Leaving the House of Thanatos”, “…a Dance of Shadows”), а также в структуре мелодий. Фольклорные интонации предыдущего диска поутихли, действо наполнилось тайной. Правда, аналоговый инструментарий с волшебной флейтой никуда не исчезли, посему, невзирая на мистический колорит, музыка звучит тепло и душевно. Место за ударными занял сам Матиас Ольссон (Anglagard), за вокальные партии отвечает Сильвия Эриксен (начиная с этого альбома, основная певица White Willow). Быть может, не ошибусь, если скажу, что это самая красивая и загадочная из четырех пластинок группы. Отсутствие быстрых темпов позволяет выявить ее изящную выразительность, оценить по достоинству прозрачный, капельку минорный лиризм. Тихое очарование “Ex Tenebris” в полной мере проступает лишь при втором-третьем прослушивании. Уникальный шанс заглянуть в глубины незримого.

4 комментария:

TestForEcho комментирует...

Would you mind re-posting this album please? Thanks very much.

© sagael комментирует...

Corrected.

TestForEcho комментирует...

As a thank you here are just a few albums I have not seen on your list that I thought you might find of interest. All are in V0 bitrate (my favorite - more efficient than 320kbps while retaining the same quality level - music is dynamic, the encoding algorithm should be dynamic and the lame encoder VBR algorithm is very sophisticated and produces very high quality rips while saving a great deal of disk space, bandwidth for uploading and downloading, etc. That is my philosophy and of many sound engineers I have read who contend VBR is superior to CBR.)

Here are six albums from the Zeuhl genre group Zao:

Zao-1975 - Osiris.rar
Zao-1975 - Shekina.rar

Zao-1976 - Kawana.part1.rar

Zao-1976 - Kawana.part2.rar

Zao-1977 - Typhareth.rar

Zao-1994 - Akhenaton.part1.rar

Zao-1994 - Akhenaton.part2.rar

A French progressive band mostly from the 70s, early 80s with the exception of this album their last and most recent work. If you like them, I have all of their other albums: Strands of the Future, Pollen, Halloween, and 1 more I can't spell from memory (it is in French) since I am not on my PC but a friend's and can't look it up. The other albums are very good stuff and somewhat spacier than Gorlitz.

Pulsar-1994 - Görlitz.rar

A Canadian progressive band from the 70s/80s, this was FM's first album and a pretty good one. Very science fictiony, progressive and one that I originally bought on vinyl as soon as it came out and now have on CD.

FM-1977-Black Noise.rar

JT Bruce's 3 albums. He is a relatively unknown but fabulous multi-instrmentalist, progressive metalish/straight progressive artist. All 3 albums are well worth a listen.

2005 - Anomalous Material.rar

2006 - The Dreamer's Paradox.part1.rar

2006 - The Dreamer's Paradox.part2.rar

2008 - Universica.part1.rar

2008 - Universica.part2.rar

A very interesting progressive band, The Pineapple Thief, several albums, all in the following folder:

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=52a0397a354a36cd8c9e7c56ba37815fd134fbee3c96f525

Obscure progressive from the 1970s:

Opus Avantra-Lord Cromwell - Plays Suite for Seven Vices-V0.rar

Ivan Bartello is very unknown, has only 2 albums and I think this one is 192kbps but still sounds good.

Ivan Bertolla.rar

The Flower Kings entire discography plus several rare Fanclub CDs, all Roine Stolt's and Tomas Bolin's solo works. About 30 or more albums in total.
The Flower Kings & Solo Albums - MP3 V0
Nearly 300 albums in various bitrates:

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=52a0397a354a36cdab1eab3e9fa335cae40aa0c016a19e3d

A few other miscellaneous albums. I really recommend Metatronik - Tortured Mind and Savatage - Dead Winter Dead (members of Savatage make up the band Trans-Siberian Orchestra also).

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=52a0397a354a36cd91b20cc0d07ba4d21d4cb395b6feba6a

A number of excellent progressive electronic and ambient albums from Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Michael Hoening, David Parsons and others.

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=52a0397a354a36cd8c9e7c56ba37815ffcfd5a5ca63dc19e

Almost all of the artists in this list should be able to be found at progarchives.com for background information, album details, etc.

I hope you enjoy. This is but a small fraction of my collection which is somewhere around 16,000 albums. If you ever want to see a list (well several lists actually) of my collection just let me know.

© sagael комментирует...

Thank you for your offer. I'll certainly use it if the need arises. For my part I can give you a link to my music catalog: http://sagael.land.ru/CDs.xls Virtually all of this collection is available on CDs.
Sincerely, S.