Nico Muhly

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium (2017)

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 75:59 min | 370 MB
Label: 4AD | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017
Indie, Ambient

Planetarium is a concept album that occasionally gives way to ambient interludes and majestic brass chorales, buttressed by a percussive drive that keeps the momentum skyward. In spite of all the experimentation in sound and style, Sufjan’s vocals provide a clear and coherent center of gravity. The album includes some of his most diverse vocal performances to date (from soft hush to guttural scream), and whether he’s singing through effects pedals, vocoders, auto-tune or not, his voice delivers an ambitious flight map through the cosmos.
Angela & Jennifer Chun - Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)

Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)
Angela & Jennifer Chun, violins; Nico Muhly, piano & keyboard

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: harmonia mundi | # HMU 907599 | Time: 00:56:57

The music on this recital was specifically written or arranged for duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. It highlights the personal and professional connections between Philip Glass and Nico Muhly, a longtime colleague and admirer of Glass's work. Glass's miniaturist works, Mad Rush and In the Summer House, create a maximum effect when paired with Muhly's minimalist Four Studies and Honest Music.
Nico Muhly: Seeing Is Believing - Collon, Gould, Aurora Orchestra (2011)

Nico Muhly: Seeing Is Believing - Collon, Gould, Aurora Orchestra (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 407 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001560602

Decca’s third album of music by Nico Muhly is a collection of his orchestral works including the concerto for electric violin, Seeing is Believing, with soloist Thomas Gould.
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium (2017)

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:16 | 178 Mb
Ambient, Electronic | Label: 4AD

Planetarium is a concept album that occasionally gives way to ambient interludes and majestic brass chorales, buttressed by a percussive drive that keeps the momentum skyward. In spite of all the experimentation in sound and style, Sufjan’s vocals provide a clear and coherent center of gravity. The album includes some of his most diverse vocal performances to date (from soft hush to guttural scream), and whether he’s singing through effects pedals, vocoders, auto-tune or not, his voice delivers an ambitious flight map through the cosmos.

Nico Muhly & Teitur - Confessions (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 25, 2016
Nico Muhly & Teitur - Confessions (2016)

Nico Muhly & Teitur - Confessions
Folk, Classical, Acoustic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 47:30 min | 114 MB
Label: Nonesuch Records | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

Nonesuch Records releases Confessions, a collaboration between the acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly and the Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur, on October 21, 2016. The two musicians began work on the project when Muhly was composer-in-residence at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The songs' lyrics were inspired by or culled from video and commentary the pair found on YouTube.

Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes  Music

Posted by Piterets at Aug. 30, 2009
Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes

Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes
Contemporary Classical | 2006 | 53:27 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | Front cover | 257 MB

Speaks Volumes marks the first release of New York hottest young composer Nico Muhly on the Bedroom Community label and features seven exquisite works of chamber music for small ensembles with electronics.

Nico Muhly - Mothertongue (2008)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at June 29, 2009
Nico Muhly - Mothertongue (2008)

Nico Muhly - Mothertongue (2008)
Avant-garde | EAC (APE, CUE & LOG) | 294 MB

★★★★★Peachfuzz's Selection of the Month

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Within the space of his short, yet incredibly illustrious career, Nico Muhly has contributed his talents as an arranger to recordings by Bjork, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Rufus Wainwright and The National, while also enjoying a successful sideline as a composer in his own right, presenting works in conjunction with a variety of high profile orchestras - he even finds time to work as a performer and conductor for Philip Glass on his various film soundtracks. Mothertongue is the sophomore solo effort from Nico Muhly, following up on the wide acclaim of his 2006 debut, Speaks Volumes, and marking a further step towards genre cross-pollination and a more avant-garde approach to the conventions of composed music. By this point, any notions of comfortable, conservative Americana are out the window and you're confronted by a highly experimental clash of vastly different musical schools. Quite unlike anything you're likely to encounter, this second album from Nico Muhly shows even greater ambition than its predecessor, establishing a language that's far removed from the kind of easy-going post-Blue Notebooks modern composition that's become so widespread. Very highly recommended.

Nico Wayne Toussaint - Plays James Cotton (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 18, 2017
Nico Wayne Toussaint - Plays James Cotton (2017)

Nico Wayne Toussaint - Plays James Cotton (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 344 MB | Artworks | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 MB | 00:46:54
Chicago Blues | Label: Dixiefrog Records

After a few years break from recording, Nico Wayne Toussaint is making a dazzling comeback with an album entirely dedicated to the repertoire of James Cotton, the legendary harp player and singer who passed away last March and had been long associated with Muddy Waters. Nico met James Cotton in the US in 2003 and ended up on stage with him, sitting on his lap and blowing Cotton’s own harmonica! With this album he pays a vibrant tribute to his mentor, backed up by his usual band supplemented by a brass trio. Strong and moving.
Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 410 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:56:07
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985351432

An album the majority of whose contents consists of harp arrangements of music by Philip Glass might seem a bit arcane for a major label, but it seems that Sony knows what it is doing here. The Glass Effect double album is one of those releases that succeed on two different levels, an explicit one and one that, although not mentioned, is perhaps even more important. The former level here is the one denoted by the title, as Meijer picks up the rather neglected theme of Philip Glass' influence by offering, on disc two, a group of works by younger composers who follow Glass in varying degrees but who, it's safe to say, wouldn't have the styles they do without Glass having gone before. Much of the album consists of arrangements by Meijer herself, and these include, at the end, a remix of music from Koyaanisqatsi that's delightful and would be spoiled by description. But there's also solo harp music: sample the Suite for Harp by progressive rock musician Bryce Dessner, who certainly seems to have absorbed Glass' style far enough to make it his own.
Anthony De Mare - Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim From The Piano (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Anthony De Mare - Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim From The Piano (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 197:11 minutes | 1,48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Anthony de Mare's choice of pioneering new music for piano typically pays off with critical appreciation for his performances and recordings. On this album he's pays tribute to Stephen Sondheim in a fascinating project. De Mare invited composers from a broad variety of genres from Sondheims own world of musical theater to jazz, classical, pop, film and beyond to re-imagine a Sondheim song of their choice as a solo piano piece.