Eighth Blackbird Hand Eye (2016)

Eighth Blackbird - Hand Eye (2016)  Music

Posted by Piterets at Aug. 18, 2016
Eighth Blackbird - Hand Eye (2016)

Eighth Blackbird - Hand Eye (2016)
Contemporary Classical | Cedille Records CDR 90000 162 | 2016 | 72:21 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts | 309 MB
Eighth Blackbird

Recorded by the four-time Grammy Award-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird, the album is comprised of six new pieces, each composed by a member of the Sleeping Giant musical collective... listening through the album is a lot like walking through a museum: each piece its own extraordinary work of art, each with its own distinct colors, creative spark, and inspiration. Perhaps one work’s use of texture catches your eye—or another work’s subject matter, size, shape, or color palette.

Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 14, 2015
Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)

Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Chamber Music, Minimalism | Label: Cedille | # CDR 90000 157 | Time: 00:49:23

American new-music sextet eighth blackbird, which won Grammy Awards for each of its last three Cedille Records albums, continues to connect with genre-spanning, cutting-edge composers on FILAMENT, a CD of world-premiere recordings of works by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Son Lux, plus a Philip Glass classic. The ensemble’s album, FILAMENT, was produced by Dessner, a Brooklyn-based composer, guitarist, and member of the Grammy-nominated, Billboard-charting indie rock band The National. The 16-page CD booklet features original artwork, photography, and design by New York-based artist and architect Karl Jensen. Premieres include Dessner’s Murder Ballades and Muhly’s Doublespeak, both written for eighth blackbird, and Son Lux’s To Love and This is my Line, a remix created from the album’s other tracks. Dessner, on guitar, and Muhly, on organ, join eighth blackbird for a live-in-concert recording of Glass’s mesmerizing Two Pages at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Benjamin Broening - Trembling Air / eighth blackbird (2012)

Benjamin Broening - Trembling Air / eighth blackbird (2012)
Contemporary Classical, Electronic | Bridge | 2012 | 68:42 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts | 310 MB
eighth blackbird

American composer Benjamin Broening (b. 1967) drew inspiration for the eight haunting pieces on this disc from the natural world in Estonia. The combinations of acoustical instruments and electronics are so deftly achieved that textures come and go with surprising enchantment and tension. The disc’s title comes from the virtuosic flute solo that evokes a conflicted environment. Eighth blackbird, the chamber ensemble founded at Oberlin College, play Broening’s collection to the expressive skies.
George Crumb - Vox Balaenae / Daniel Kellogg - Divinum Mysterium (Eighth Blackbird)

George Crumb - Vox Balaenae / Daniel Kellogg - Divinum Mysterium (Eighth Blackbird)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 177 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 2004 | Label: Cedille Records

After initially being influenced by Anton Webern, Crumb became interested in exploring unusual timbres. He often asks for instruments to be played in unusual ways and several of his pieces are written for electrically amplified instruments. Another of Crumb's best known works are the four books of Makrokosmos. The first two books (1972, 1973), for solo piano, make extensive use of string piano techniques; the third, known as Music for a Summer Evening (1974), is for two pianos and percussion; the fourth, Celestial Mechanics (1979), was written for piano four-hands. The title Makrokosmos alludes to Mikrokosmos, the six books of piano pieces by Béla Bartók; like Bartók's work, Makrokosmos is a series of short character pieces.
On this disk also Divinum Mysterium by Daniel Kellogg.

eighth blackbird - strange imaginary animals (2006)  

Posted by Piterets at Aug. 3, 2009
eighth blackbird - strange imaginary animals (2006)

eighth blackbird - strange imaginary animals
Contemporary Classical | 2006 | 71:57 | EAC (individual APEs, no cue, no log) | Front cover | 348 MB

Winner of 2 GRAMMY Awards

* Category 104: Best Chamber Music Performance - strange imaginary animals
* Category 97: Best Producer of the Year, Classical - Judith Sherman

Eighth Blackbird: Fred (Music of Frederic Rzewski) (2005)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Jan. 14, 2009
Eighth Blackbird: Fred (Music of Frederic Rzewski) (2005)

Eighth Blackbird - Fred (2005)
Music of Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 193 MB

Frederic Rzewski's musical languages cover the full range of contemporary techniques, from 12-tone and densely pounded clusters to several varieties of Minimalism, but his work virtually always draws its energy from an intense dramatic sense. The ensemble Eighth Blackbird illuminates that quality most vividly in the harrowing "Coming Together" (1971), based on a letter of Sam Melville, a prisoner killed in the rioting at Attica.

Brian Langlinais - Right Hand Road (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 16, 2016
Brian Langlinais - Right Hand Road (2016)

Brian Langlinais - Right Hand Road (2016)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps | 43:20 | ~103 Mb
Label: Patoutville | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story. Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together - often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist - Wandering Eye (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at June 30, 2016
Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist - Wandering Eye (2016)

Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist - Wandering Eye (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 6 | 66:10 min | 153Mb
Style: Electronic, Ambient | Label: Glacial Movements

Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist's debut album "Wandering Eye" was recorded over the span of a year and a half. "Dome A" and "Dome B" were recorded inside of a planetarium dome to no audience and it was the second time Rostami and Blomquist played together. "Ridge A" is the latest song recorded and it was performed live in Blomquist's basement. These live tracks use source material ranging from samples from the internet, to live field recordings, to synthesizers. "Dome C" and "Dome F" were compiled by sending material back and forth over and over again and then rearranged into coherent songs. These studio recordings mostly consist of processed piano originally recorded by Rostami.
Visual Perception and Robotic Manipulation: 3D Object Recognition, Tracking and Hand-Eye Coordination (Repost)

Visual Perception and Robotic Manipulation: 3D Object Recognition, Tracking and Hand-Eye Coordination
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 3540334548 | edition 2006 | PDF | 230 pages | 2,2 mb

This book moves toward the realization of domestic robots by presenting an integrated view of computer vision and robotics, covering fundamental topics including optimal sensor design, visual servo-ing, 3D object modelling and recognition, and multi-cue tracking, emphasizing robustness throughout. Covering theory and implementation, experimental results and comprehensive multimedia support including video clips, VRML data, C++ code and lecture slides, this book is a practical reference for roboticists and a valuable teaching resource.
Visual Perception and Robotic Manipulation: 3D Object Recognition, Tracking and Hand-Eye Coordination

Geoffrey Taylor, Lindsay Kleeman, "Visual Perception and Robotic Manipulation: 3D Object Recognition, Tracking and Hand-Eye Coordination"
Springer | ISBN / ASIN:3540334548 | 2006 | 218 pages | PDF | 6.1MB

As autonomous robots expand into the service domain, new solutions to the challenge of operating in domestic environments must be developed. Widespread adoption of service robots demands high robustness to environmental change and operational wear, and minimal reliance on application specific knowledge. As such, rich sensing modalities such as vision will play a central role in their success. This book takes steps towards the realization of domestic robots by presenting an integrated systems view of computer vision and robotics, covering fundamental topics including optimal sensor design, visual servoing, 3D object modelling and recognition, and multi-cue tracking, with a solid emphasis on robustness throughout. With in-depth treatment of both theory and implementation, extensive experimental results and comprehensive multimedia support including video clips, VRML data, C++ code and lecture slides, this book has wide appeal to both theoretical and practical roboticists and stands as a valuable teaching resource.