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Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2017
Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)

Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:43:40
Neo-Classical, Minimal, Ethnic Fusion, New Age | Japo/ECM | # JAPO 60017, ECM 829 201-2

An ethereal, primordial Experience. Implosions is a state of consciousness that wraps you in the arms of swirling air, transports you to ethnic lands, where spices catch your pallet. Where stories are swapped and legends of old are discovered again. Stephan Micus takes you down the river Ganges as he plays from the sitar, you are in a languished state of being. His ethnic chants suffocate you until you are spirit removed from flesh. The mist begins to fall and as the fog rolls in you are swept into the remotest parts of the world, where things thought to have been lost or abandoned have been uncovered. Caravans from the east are swept into a mirage in the horizon, while strange red stone pillars stab at the sky. Then you come across the foothills of machu picchu, incensed by its abandonment you climb to the summit there an elder of a race long since vanished gives you knowledge of the new world. You stumble back into reality, Unable to return.
Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System (repost)

Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System by Daniel Pope
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0521179742, 0521402530 | 302 pages | PDF | 2,1 MB

Nuclear Implosions tells the story of a state government agency's failed attempt in the 1970s to build five large nuclear power stations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Facing huge cost overruns and long construction delays, the agency completed only one plant and found itself unable to repay a $2.25 billion of municipal bonds.
Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System (Repost)

Daniel Pope, "Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0521179742 | 302 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Nuclear Implosions tells the story of a state government agency's failed attempt in the 1970s to build five large nuclear power stations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Facing huge cost overruns and long construction delays, the agency completed only one plant and found itself unable to repay a $2.25 billion of municipal bonds.
Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System (Repost)

Daniel Pope, "Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0521179742, 0521402530 | 302 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System

Daniel Pope, "Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System"
C,.dge U-ty Press | 2011 | ISBN: 0521179742, 0521402530 | 302 pages | PDF | 2,1 MB
Stephan Micus 1977-78. Implosions - Koan - Behind Eleven Deserts

Stephan Micus 1977-78. Implosions - Koan - Behind Eleven Deserts
EAC FLACs cues | Booklets | 211 MB + 209 MB + 197 MB

Stephan Micus - Implosions 1977  

Posted by micaus11 at Nov. 14, 2008
Stephan Micus - Implosions   1977

Stephan Micus - Implosions 1977
MP3 @ 320 | 106 MB | Covers included | Repost
Genre: Jazz / World / ….

This truly is a desert island disc to this contributor. It has been held a special place since I first heard it many years ago. One of an amazing collection of albums by the enigmatic Micus. Unless you have heard him before, I can assure you that you have heard nothing like this before, mainly because his music comes from another place, literally. Micus is a master of an ever increasing range of world instruments that he uses, not to play the music of the instruments origin, but rather to create something totally new. For example, the instrument he plays on the cover is a sho, a Japanese mouth pipe organ. The sounds he makes from it are truly modern.
Micus plays all the instruments, as he always does and overdubs to create his sonic pieces. He has been a long time artist for ECM Records, so the recording and production are second to none. The centerpiece of this album is "As I Crossed The Bridge Of Dreams" and what a centerpiece it is. A long instrumental (all vocals are wordless things of beauty) which slowly builds to a beautiful climax and finale. I cannot recommend this album too highly, it is an important and magnificent. Just listen.

Stephan Micus - On The Wing (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 4, 2017
Stephan Micus - On The Wing (2006)

Stephan Micus - On The Wing (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Ethnic Fusion, Experimental, Folk Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 1987, 985 4516 | 00:49:16

Stephan Micus' folk soundworld investigations have taken him all over the globe. He is a disciplined student of every musical instrument he encounters, and understands how to get what he needs out of them without comprising either the instrument's original purpose or history, or his own vision, and he lets the instruments (sometimes in strange combinations) speak for themselves from his inner well of inspiration and nearly egoless expression. For those interested in poetry, Micus does in his world of music what poet and translator Jerome Rothenberg (who has compiled countless important anthologies of poetic traditions from all over the modern and ancient world) does for the written and oral tradition in poetry: represents it for what it is and allows the reader/listener to experience it for themselves. The stark beauty of On the Wing is expressed by Micus using Middle Eastern and Asian instruments, from the Iraqi mudbedsh (a single reed instrument made from cane) to the long-necked and bowed Turkish sattar and the Egyptian nay.

The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at May 15, 2017
The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis (repost)

The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis by Steven J. Harper
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0465058779 | ISBN-13: 9780465058778 | 272 pages | EPUB | 0,5 MB

Stephan Micus - East Of The Night (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2017
Stephan Micus - East Of The Night (1985)

Stephan Micus - East Of The Night (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 141 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:32
Ethnic Fusion, Neo-Classical, Minimal, New Age | Label: Japo/ECM | # JAPO 60 041, 825 655-2

East Of The Night, released in 1985, is one of Micus’s most melodic albums. Its two long tracks epitomize, ever so humbly, the dictum of less is more. The title piece, a conversation for 10-string guitar (an instrument of his own design) and shakuhachi, feels like a dialogue between master and disciple. Micus’s guitar combines the reediness of a lute with the subtle ferocity of a koto, making it a natural partner to the shakuhachi’s dawning breath. Each pluck of a string works the upholstery of the sky until a surface of untreated wood is revealed behind it. Details of handiwork once obscured by finery and ornament now become naked art. With the softness of a windblown curtain, the plectrum moves from foreground to background before the shakuhachi takes on a Milky Way texture in a suite of thrumming stardust. The flute fragments, multiplies, and ends the set’s first half on a congregational sigh.