Depeche Mode – Memento Mori - 2023 Electronic Synth Rock - Black Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP
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- Ed Motta - Behind the Tea Chronicles - 2023 Brasil Funk Rock - Sealed LPCA$59.95
Ed Motta – Behind The Tea Chronicles
Label: Dwitza Music – 0218945MS1, MPS Records – 0218945MS1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 g
Produced for Dwitza Music
Recorded at Rocinante
Additional recordings at Dwitza Studios (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Nolan Shaheed's Recording Studio (Los Angeles, USA), Plymouth Rock Recording Company (Detroit, USA), and Smecky Music Studios (Prague, Czech Republic)
Mixed at Dwitza Studios
Mastered at Classic Master, USA
Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from May until September 2022 at Rocinante
Recorded in Los Angeles and Detroit, USA, and Prague, Czech Republic
Ed Motta recorded Glockenspiel & xylophone made by Alves Percussion
Label Code: LC01666
Barcode (Text): 4 029759 189459
Released: Oct 20, 2023
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop, Stage & Screen
A1 Newsroom Costumers
A3 Safely Far
A4 Gaslighting Nancy
A5 Of Good Strain
B1 Quatermass Has Told Us
B2 Buddy Longway
B3 Shot In The Park
B4 Deluxe Refuge
B5 Tolerance On High Street
The album opens with `Newsroom Customers` and it`s a dreamy soulful almost introspective reflection on life changes with some orchestrated strings sprinkled throughout. We head out on a journey with `Slumberland` which begins with harp-like tones and synths before swaying between a faster pace and a much more laid-back meditative vibe with some sweet backing vocals.
`Safely Far` has a captivating bass line leading us along as Ed sprinkles his soothing vocal shades atop a funky earworm of a track. There`s a kind of late-night romantic feel to `Gaslighting Nancy` although the title would suggest otherwise. It had, for me, that sophisticated jazzy texture that Steely Dan perfected when they put their mind to it.
`Of Good Strain` is a real curve ball with a kind of off kilter waltz like quality about it , a short and fairly whimsical piece. I was left musing on the jazz fusion supergroup Return To Forever when listening to the studious `Quatermass Has Told Us` although it became a little out there with occasional modulated voice fragments on route over some classy solo musicianship.
`Buddy Longway` at only fifty-nine seconds was far too short for me, a brief but wonderfully captivating deviation that had Ed`s understated vocals shared over an acoustic backdrop which included a resonator guitar soundscape. It would appear an incident in a park near where the narrator was staying inspired the jazz funk like `Shot In The Park`.
`Deluxe Refuge` I thought, had a Bossa nova dance like beat and really makes you want to get up and shape a few moves, regardless of the success of such a rash action. There were some delicious percussive and brass segments shared as the track progressed. We enjoy another laid back late night / night club r&b / jazzlike submission with `Tolerance On High Street` which allows enticing snatches of double bass, brass, and brushed drum to be shared as the number evolves.
The album closes out with `Confrere`s Exile` an expansive stripped back composition with piano and vocal that really allows us to appreciate the depth of this singer`s vocal range. There`s a real intensity almost heartbreak about this piece and no better a number to leave us on. [Maximum Volume Music Review]Learn More
- Man Of Steel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Hans Zimmer – 2013 Classical Soundtrack - Translucent Blue Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP - 1500 CopiesCA$99.95
Hans Zimmer – Man Of Steel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Label: Music On Vinyl – MOVATM285, Sony Classical – MOVATM285, WaterTower Music – MOVATM285
Series: At The Movies – MOVATM285
2 x Vinyl, LP, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Translucent Blue
PVC protective sleeve.
Deluxe gatefold sleeve with silver-spot varnish on the Superman logo on the front cover.
Includes 4-page insert and exclusive fridge magnet.
Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent blue vinyl.
Released: Jun 25, 2021
Genre: Classical, Stage & Screen
Style: Score, Contemporary
A1 Look To The Stars
A2 Oil Rig
A3 Sent Here For A Reason
A5 Goodbye My Son
B1 If You Love These People
B2 Krypton's Last
C2 You Die Or I Do
C5 I Will Find Him
D1 This Is Clark Kent
D2 I Have So Many Questions
D4 What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World?
(AmazonCostumer) "The score starts off immediately with the central theme, which is the theme everyone heard in the trailers. It is that heroic theme that sets the groundwork for what's to come. What follows is a supremely intense emotional ride. The percussion on the next track "Oil Rig" is heart-pounding. The percussion will remind Zimmer fans of Black Hawk Down where it exists in a slower form, but here Zimmer turns the intensity up to 11. What I noticed immediately at the beginning of the score is how much of Clark's character is embedded in the music. The haunting female vocal reminds us of Clark's origins, his parents and home. The track "Goodbye My Son" is a painfully beautiful lullaby. Hans can then take Clark's theme and with that piano motif create a sense of want; a desire to escape isolation. Zimmer has found Superman's weakness, and he expresses it through the score. We see it and we feel it. It's painfully beautiful. There is also the motif heard in "DNA", and it creates this mysterious backstory that slowly reveals itself. It's simple, has a commanding presence but has a layer of ambiguous motivation behind it. The two central motifs eventually merge in "This Is Clark Kent", an amazing moment. Then in a stunning moment in "Flight" the motif first heard in "DNA" reveals itself to be part of Clark's theme. Zod's motif emerges perfectly throughout the score to create another opposition that tries to suffocate Clark Kent's journey. The emotional passages in this score are so simple yet they echo so strongly. This has always been Zimmer's greatest strength; painting emotion through simplicity. He has the ability to find the notes that matter, which connect us to the characters.
Now the action side of this score is a beast of its own. The action cues are pure Zimmer but they are so damn perfectly structured. They are also as grand and loud as can be. The sense of danger, risk of loss and weight of the conflict is always there. The central themes are molded throughout. There is always a sense of danger that makes the music matter, you fear failure while listening to this music. I don't know how that happens, but it does. The motifs battle each other and you're rooting for the hero to emerge and right all the wrongs. Your hairs are raised and you have goosebumps all over. The track "Terraforming" is a nearly 10-minute track that ranks among the composer's best. It's a jaw-dropping sequence of music. The music flows as naturally as it could, you can't imagine it going anywhere else than where it does go. There is just something special about what Hans can do. His unbelievable ability to connect you to an emotion, a thought, a character, a sequence, a story.
The final track is that "stepping into the light" moment, where everything shows itself and is resolved. The music soars and there is not an ounce of sarcasm or intent for that to be a pun. The grandeur behind it is as inspiring as anything you will hear. This is a different kind of masterstroke than what Hans did for The Dark Knight trilogy. With all the darkness we see in real life we finally have something that shines a light on humanity. Man Of Steel is a mesmerizing character journey through extreme obstacles that ends speeding towards new heights. It's easy to lose yourself in this music and forget it's a score to a film, you might just see your own life journey for a moment"
- Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah - 1977 Spiritual Jazz - Sealed 2LP Box SetCA$119.95Pharoah Sanders – PharoahLabel: Luaka Bop – 6 80899 8008-1-5Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, RemasteredVinyl, LP, Album, StereoBox Set, Deluxe Edition, Limited EditionSealedBox set with embossed print on front. Includes the original album plus a second LP with two previously unreleased live performances.Contains a 24-page booklet, one matte gatefold record jacket (Pharoah), one glossy standard record jacket (Harvest Time Live 1977), plain white poly-lined inner sleeves for each record, and several replicas:- poster of Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen (August 1977);- news clipping from New York Daily News, (Aug., 10, 1977);- ticket for The Pharoah Sanders Group, Aug. 28, 1977 at the Sinkkasten Artsclub, Frankfurt am Main;- head sheet for Harvest Time;- large photograph of Pharoah Sanders;- contact copy sheet of 35 mm film; and- seven small photographs in an Italian photo sleeve (of Cine Foto Studio, Rome).["Pharoah" box & jacket back covers, “Harvest Time Live 1977" jacket back cover, and labels]©/℗ 2023 Luaka Bop Inc.["Pharoah" box & jacket back covers]Licensed from Pharaoh SandersMastered By Chris Bellman["Pharoah" box & "Harvest Time Live 1977" jacket back covers]Manufacturing overseen by Dominikus KunglDesign by Paul Diddy wah Diddy["Pharoah" jacket back cover]Produced by Bob Cummins for India NavigationRecorded August & September, 1976["Harvest Time Live 1977" jacket back cover]Recorded live at Jazz Middelheim, August 1977, by VRT-Vlaamse Radio En Televisie,and at Jazz Festival Willisau, August 1977, by Walter TroxlerSwiss transfers and audio restoration by David Hadzis, United Music Foundation.Cover & side 1 photographs: Pharoah Sanders at Jazz Middelheim, 1977. © Guy StevensBack & side 2 photographs: Pharaoh Sanders and Hayes Burnett, Pharoah Sanders at Jazz Festival Willisau, 1977. © Marcus di Francesco / Jazz Festival WillisauRunouts are etched except "-62393-" and "-62394-" are stamped.Barcode (Text, outer box): 6 80899 80081 5Country: WorldwideReleased: Sep 15, 2023Genre: JazzStyle: Soul-Jazz, ModalA1 Harvest Time 20:24B1 Love Will Find A Way 14:27B2 Memories Of Edith Johnson 5:44C1 Harvest Time (Live - Middelheim) 18:15D1 Harvest Time (Live - Willisau) 10:34The new edition of Pharoah Sanders’ 1977 album Pharoah, which comes in a beautiful box with an expansive booklet filled with essays and interviews, a companion live disc, sheet music, photographs, and more, is trying to correct the record rather than expand upon it.In the grand scheme of jazz history, Pharoah is merely one LP among the dozens the saxophonist issued between the blistering far-out free jazz of his 1965 debut and Promises, the album he made with Floating Points that was issued in 2021, about 18 months before his death. Pharoah was cut for India Navigation, a small imprint that specialized in the jazz avant-garde, and it sold poorly and was not regarded highly by its maker. Though it made little impact at the time, Pharoah spawned a fervent cult among spiritual-jazz fans, particularly those who enjoy the chase for rare LPs. This reissue, while not cheap, is a bargain compared to the hundreds of dollars one might spend for a beat-up original. And the music itself, which is identifiably the work of its creator but has a highly unusual atmosphere all its own, easily justifies the effort and care that went into the set. [Pitchfork]Learn More