Voices

Maria Muldaur, Women's Voices For Peace Choir ‎- Yes We Can! (2008)

Maria Muldaur, Women's Voices For Peace Choir ‎- Yes We Can! (2008)
feat. Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Jane Fonda, Holly Near, Odetta
Amma, Anne Lamott, Marianne Williamson, Jean Shinoda Bolen

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included | 01:07:10
Blues, Soul, Blues Rock, Folk Blues, Jazz-Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83672

There are a number of arguments to be made for and against Maria Muldaur's 2008 antiwar statement Yes We Can! on Telarc (before actually listening to it; remember, we live in a cynical culture). The "perceived" negatives all relate to the intent of the recording and who it's supposed to reach (no doubt an expression of the same set of beliefs rooted in Muldaur's 1960s music), and the fact that it's loaded with guests (in all fairness, these star-studded affairs seldom work). On Yes We Can!, her guests include Muldaur's old friends (Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Jane Fonda, and Holly Near) and influences (Odetta) and new pals (writers/spiritual gurus Anne Lamott and Marianne Williamson, and Indian spiritual teacher Amma). Does it read as if it is yet another exercise in self-referential backslapping? Yep. But don't believe everything you read on the back of a CD jacket. The positives are all musical.
Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Dietrich Buxtehude and his Circle: Geist, Bruhns, Tunder, Förster (2016)

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Buxtehude and his Circle (2016)
Dietrich Buxtehude - Christian Geist - Nicolas Bruhns - Franz Tunder - Kaspar Förster

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Dacapo | # 6.220634 | Time: 01:15:31

Dietrich Buxtehude was not only the greatest organ virtuoso of his time and a celebrated composer of both sacred and secular music; he was also a highly enterprising and innovative artist with a unique ability to form networks around himself. This CD, conceived by Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier, gives a rare insight into the circle around Buxtehude – a musical circle of time, place, friendships, teacher-pupil relationships and even family ties; a network of excellent composers from northern German musician families, all of whom worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s.
Pauline Oliveros & American Voices - St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney (1994)

Pauline Oliveros & American Voices - St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | no scans | 257 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: contemporary classical, experimental, minimalism

St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney is a 1994 collaborative album between Pauline Oliveros & American Voices. Released by the Mode label this consists of two compositions. This is a library disc so no scans for this title.
Alessandro Striggio (1536-1592) - Mass for 40 and 60 voices - Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet (2012) {Glossa GCDSA 921623}

Alessandro Striggio (1536-1592) - Mass for 40 and 60 voices - Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet (2012) {Glossa GCDSA 921623}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 324 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 212 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Glossa / Note 1 Music | GCDSA 921623 | Hybrid SACD
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Sacred Vocal Music

As his starting point for a brand new recording of the music from the polychoral Renaissance and the “monumental Baroque”, with Alessandro Striggio’s 40 and 60-part Missa sopra Ecco sì beato giorno leading the way, Hervé Niquet turns to the musical celebrations for a feast day occasion in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence in honour of St John the Baptist, adding a trio of works by Orazio Benevoli, another specialist in multi-parted choral works, and Striggio’s motet Ecce beatem lucem, also scored for 40 voices.

Guided by Voices - August By Cake (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 21, 2017
Guided by Voices - August By Cake (2017)

Guided by Voices - August By Cake (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 488 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | 01:11:27
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi | Label: Guided by Voices Inc.

Guided By Voices’ August By Cake is the one hundredth studio album that Robert Pollard has released since 1986’s Forever Since Breakfast. To put that in perspective, Bob Dylan has released roughly thirty nine studio albums since 1959. And that includes the Traveling Wilburys. This is a highly anticipated record, which includes the new line-up (returning GBV veterans Doug Gillard and Kevin March, virgins Bobby Bare Jr and Mark Shue) that has been wowing audience in clubs and festivals throughout 2016. It’s the most musically adept and versatile line-up Pollard has ever assembled.

The Singers Unlimited - Magic Voices (1998) 7 CD Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at March 9, 2017
The Singers Unlimited - Magic Voices (1998) 7 CD Box Set

The Singers Unlimited - Magic Voices (1998) 7 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.45 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.18 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 1 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Acapella, Harmony Vocal Group | Label: MPS | # 539 131/137 | Time: 08:45:50

This vocal quartet originally started life as an extension of jazz band the Hi-Lo’s. From that prominent '50s band came Don Shelton, who decided to form Singers Unlimited after the Hi-Lo’s broke up in 1964. After retreating to Chicago, Illinois, where he worked on a series of television commercials, he enlisted fellow Hi-Lo’s veteran Gene Puerling of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to join him in the city in 1967. The group was formed along with Len Dresslar and Bonnie Herman, with the express intention of recording commercials in the doo wop/vocal group idiom. Shelton’s connections in the industry ensured the group was able to exploit the market successfully, and lucrative work rolled in. However, the 30-second snatches of songs hardly satisfied their artistic ambitions, and when they found themselves with studio time left over after one session, they recorded a take on the Beatles' "The Fool on the Hill." Through visiting jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, the demo of the a cappella recording was passed to MPS Records in Germany.

Voices From The Lake - Live at MAXXI (2015)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 22, 2017
Voices From The Lake - Live at MAXXI (2015)

Voices From The Lake - Live at MAXXI (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 314 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Editions Mego (EMEGO 209CD)

After last year's releases on Spectrum Spools, Italian techno masterminds Donato Dozzy and Neel are returning as the duo Voices From The Lake with a release on the mother label Editions Mego. "Live at MAXXI" is a marvellous organic live-set of hypnotic ambient techno, proofing the outstanding and elegant craftsmanship of their sonic sculpturing, that they both are famous for. As was to be expected they stay true to their polyphonic topography of liquid scapes: aquatic sceneries are embedded in soaking dense atmospheres, gently gyrating us into trance. Sometimes soft echoes of sirenic voices are heard – the only remnants of human traces in these spaces that have suspended time, where smooth silky textures are being channeled into fractal structures that induce a state of transcendence…
William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}

William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 232 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1512
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

William Byrd (1543-1623) has been called the greatest English composer, an arbiter of the sublime and master of his craft. And while discerning early music listeners have a fair number of recordings to choose from in order to put any stake into this claim, this offering from ECM is as sensitive an introduction as any into all things Byrd.
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Carlo Gesualdo: Complete Sacred Music for Five Voices (1993)

Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Carlo Gesualdo: Complete Sacred Music for Five Voices (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:12 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550742

This is a very good collection of Gesualdo's sacred motet style, performed beautifully. Most of these pieces are much more conservative and less chromatic than his madrigals, but they are exquisite and expresive and every bit as competent as the styles of contemporaries such as Gesualdo's alter-ego, Palestrina. Much of this music makes his mental turmoil and fear of damnation over his infamous murders achingly clear, especially the disturbing mode changes and chromaticism on parts of the text that say things like "have mercy on me" and words like "my sorrow and "my tears".

The Moody Blues - Voices In The Sky (1984)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 16, 2017
The Moody Blues - Voices In The Sky (1984)

The Moody Blues - Voices In The Sky (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Decca, 820 155-2 | ~ 337 or 126 Mb | Scans(png) -> 16 Mb
Progressive Rock / Art-Rock

~ The Best of the Moody Blues. Compilation ~