Ottmar Liebert Marita: Shadows And Storms (1989)

Ottmar Liebert - Poets & Angels- 1990  Music

Posted by izmirli at June 11, 2006
Ottmar Liebert  - Poets & Angels- 1990

Ottmar Liebert  - Poets & Angels- 1990

Ottmar Liebert - Poets & Angels- 1990
MP3 | VBR Kbps | 100 Mb


German Ottmar Liebert composes, performs and records music in a "New Flamenco" style, which mixes elements of flamenco with jazz, bossa nova, and other genres. Ottmar Liebert's music can be difficult to categorize, which is welcomed by the artist himself. It is usually placed in the New Age section at record stores, or under world music from Spain. He has recorded with his band, Luna Negra, since 1990. Liebert describes Luna Negra as a "rubber band"–it changes with the seasons, members are always coming in or out. The only constant members are Ottmar himself and bassist Jon Gagan.

The Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling guitarist has always been a creative thinker and doer. He traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his rock and roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. By 1989, he had founded the first incarnation of his band Luna Negra. The ground-breaking album Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, copies of which local artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a buzz among programmers and an unprecedented response among listeners, Higher Octave Music picked it up and released a re-mastered version.

Since 1990, Liebert has released a total of 23 albums, including live releases, Christmas CDs, 10 CDs of original music, a DVD and remixes. His debut album sold double-platinum and has become one of the best-selling guitar albums. His fans – hardcore guitarists and guitar fans, instrumental music aficionados and numerous lovers of his often poignant, always inspired sound – are ardent in their appreciation of Liebert.
Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra - The Hours Between Night + Day (1993) [Repost, New Rip]

Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra - The Hours Between Night + Day (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Genre: Flamenco, New Age, Ethnic Fusion, Instrumental Guitar | Label: Epic | # EPC 474267 2 | Time: 01:11:57

Fresh from opening up for Natalie Cole on her 1993 tour, Ottmar Liebert will begin his own tour with the spectacular new release The Hours Between Night and Day. Breaking new stylistic ground, Liebert combines the intimacy of acoustic guitar with electric musicianship mixed with light touches of computer-added harmonies. Spanish flamenco, the signature sound so strongly associated with Liebert and Luna Negra, is still easily heard on this new title, perhaps nowhere so apparent as on the Spanish language Marvin Gaye classic "Mercy Mercy Me….". Album nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.

Ottmar Liebert - Waiting n Swan (2015)  

Posted by varrock at Oct. 24, 2015
Ottmar Liebert - Waiting n Swan (2015)

Ottmar Liebert - Waiting n Swan (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 11 | 56:42 min | 130 Mb
Style: New Age, Flamenco | Label: Spiral Subwave Records

Ottmar Liebert has said that "flamenco is a music both romantic and dangerous; it is an attitude as much as it is a musical genre." Therein lies the philosophy that catapulted him to fame at the end of the '80s with an engaging mix of subdued flamenco guitar and South American percussion, rock, jazz, and pop influences. Liebert's "attitude" actually suppresses the more challenging and "dangerous" aspects of flamenco in favor of the romantic – and the stylish. He's not a technical wizard on the guitar, but he has a feel for the music's innate sensuality and a gift for creating memorable melodies.

Ottmar Liebert - iViva! (1995)  

Posted by varrock at May 2, 2015
Ottmar Liebert - iViva! (1995)

Ottmar Liebert - iViva! (1995)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 12 | 63:44 min | 146 Mb
Style: Flamenco, Acoustic, World, New Age | Label: Sony Music

Ottmar Liebert has become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings, including the remix collection Euphoria (1995), the live album Viva! (1995), the double CD Opium (1996) and the classical-oriented orchestral album Leaning into the Night (1997). He wrapped up his decade with Epic with 2001’s Little Wing and went back to Higher Octave Music, releasing a lush album of lullabies called In the Arms of Love in 2002 and an album with Luna Negra XL called The Santa Fe Sessions (2003).

Ottmar Liebert - Leaning into the Night (1997)  

Posted by varrock at April 30, 2015
Ottmar Liebert - Leaning into the Night (1997)

Ottmar Liebert - Leaning into the Night (1997)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 12 | 56:36 min | 130 Mb
Style: Flamenco, Acoustic, World, New Age | Label: Sony Music

Ottmar Liebert's music bridges the gaps between flamenco, jazz, and world music. On this effort, he takes on classical forms as well, merging his styles with a symphony orchestra. The music includes pieces by Ravel, Satie, Puccini, and Villa-Lobos, even if the recording may not be wholly classical in nature — for example, he does not play classical guitar. Liebert is an emotional player, but for most of this recording, he tones down his fiery flamenco style for more restrained yet enticingly emotive playing. The resulting synthesis may not be exactly classical, but it's engaging and engrossing.

Ottmar Liebert -The Santa Fe Sessions (2003)  

Posted by varrock at April 4, 2015
Ottmar Liebert -The Santa Fe Sessions (2003)

Ottmar Liebert -The Santa Fe Sessions (2003)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 12 | 67:32 min | 154 Mb
Style: New Age, Flamenco, World | Label: Higher Octave

The Santa Fe Sessions contain new recordings of ten compositions that first appeared in different form on albums released between 1990 and 1995 plus two new compositions. The new versions of older compositions were inspired by the songs themselves changing (improving?) over the course of performing them hundreds of times live. Most of them have grown new introductions, new appendages + new textures.

Ottmar Liebert - La Semana (2004)  

Posted by varrock at April 3, 2015
Ottmar Liebert - La Semana (2004)

Ottmar Liebert - La Semana (2004)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 12 | 59:37 min | 137 Mb
Style: New Age, Flamenco, World | Label: Spiral Subwave Records

Ottmar Liebert's 33rd Street label has developed a color-coded system for delineating the various kinds of recording projects he's involved with: blue-coded discs are solo guitar records, the orange code means nuevo flamenco recordings with Luna Negra (his standing duo project with bassist Jon Gagan), and the gray code means dance and remix albums. Thankfully they are separate. La Semana is an outing with Luna Negra. The 12 tunes here have a familiar feel, full of syncopated rhythms ever more pronounced by Gagan's wonderful bass playing, and by the use of digital delays on Liebert's guitars.

Ottmar Liebert - Winter Rose (2005)  

Posted by varrock at April 2, 2015
Ottmar Liebert - Winter Rose (2005)

Ottmar Liebert - Winter Rose (2005)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 13 | 73:56 min | 169 Mb
Style: New Age, Flamenco, World | Label: Spiral Subwave Records

In Spain, flamenco's purist hardliners view Ottmar Liebert the same way they view the Gipsy Kings: as a pop culture bastardization of the real thing — the real thing being traditionalists like Paco de Lucía and Tomatito. But that's a narrow-minded and foolish way of looking at it, because Liebert never claimed to be a flamenco traditionalist. The guitar-playing instrumentalist has been bringing a wide variety of influences to the table — influences that continue to serve him well on Winter Rose.

Ottmar Liebert - One Guitar (2006)  

Posted by varrock at March 31, 2015
Ottmar Liebert - One Guitar (2006)

Ottmar Liebert - Bare Wood 2002-2012 (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 13 | 49:30 min | 113 Mb
Style: Flamenco, Acoustic, World, New Age | Label: Spiral Subwave Records

After 22 releases and a stellar career enjoyed by few guitarists of our time, three-time Grammy nominee Ottmar Liebert has released his most daring and unadorned recording yet. This 13 song release, One Guitar is filled with gorgeous soulful performances and a palette full of intimate moods and lush landscapes. Recorded solo with no overdubs, Ottmar delivers his amazing guitar prowess. This 13 song release was ''70% improvised'' says Liebert, which contributes to more personal nature and intimate environment that takes the listener to a different place.

Ottmar Liebert - Bare Wood 2002-2012 (2014)  

Posted by varrock at March 24, 2015
Ottmar Liebert - Bare Wood 2002-2012 (2014)

Ottmar Liebert - Bare Wood 2002-2012 (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 12 | 57:10 min | 137 Mb
Style: Flamenco, Acoustic, World, New Age | Label: Spiral Subwave Records

Bare Wood is a compilation of pieces I created between 2002 and 2012. For this album I deleted all electric or electronic instruments from the original recordings and removed anything that was not Flamenco guitar or cajon. I then recorded additional Flamenco guitar parts and Jon Gagan recorded entirely new upright acoustic bass tracks for every piece. What emerged was the essence, the soul, the bare wood of the music. –Ottmar Liebert