Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang

Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang - Atmospheres (2016)

Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang - Atmospheres (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 415 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 204 MB | min
Jazz | Label: ECM Records | Release Year: 2016

This far-reaching double album, recorded and mixed in three days in Lugano, introduces a new quartet with Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang. The Norwegians had played in diverse configurations on ECM - Jan Bang on Eivind Aarsets Dream Logic, for instance, and Bang and Aarset on Arve Henriksens Cartography - but with Hamasyan at the center of the sound, bringing with him ancient folk melodies transfigured in the compositions of Komitas, other inspirations come into play. All four players are at a creative peak here, whether freely reflecting upon Armenian themes or spontaneously shaping atmospheric soundscapes together.
Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang - Atmospheres (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang - Atmosphères (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 89:01 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This far-reaching double album, recorded and mixed in three days in Lugano, introduces a quartet featuring pianist Tigran Hamasyan with Arve Henriksen on trumpet, guitarist Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang on live samples. The musicians had played in diverse configurations on ECM, but with Hamasyan at the centre of the sound, bringing with him ancient folk melodies transfigured in the compositions of Komitas, other inspirations come into play. All four players are at a creative peak here, whether freely reflecting upon Armenian themes or spontaneously shaping atmospheric soundscapes together.
Arve Henriksen - Cartography (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Arve Henriksen - Cartography (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:19 minutes | 869 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Arve Henriksen is a classically trained musician whose ethereal, Japanese-influenced trumpet playing has literally placed him in a league of his own. He was born in Stranda, Norway, and educated at the Trondheim Conservatory. His interest in minimalist Japanese music went on to have a profound effect on his trumpet playing and his music career. Henriksen went on to collaborate with numerous musicians on avant-garde, minimalist, and Eastern-influenced music, working with artists such as Anders Jormin, Edward Vesala, and the Source, before striking out on his own with 2001's Sakuteiki. He is also the trumpter of the improvisational jazz terror group Supersilent.

Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 24, 2017
Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013)

Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Modern Creative, Experimental Ambient, Sound Sculpture | Rune Grammofon | # RCD 2147 | 00:40:10

Places of Worship signals trumpeter and composer Arve Henriksen's return to Rune Grammophon and furthers his collaboration with both Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Here his experimentations with sound, space, and texture offer listening environments that reflect various sacred spaces the world over, hence its title. While these tracks are impossible to separate from the influences of Jon Hassell's Fourth World Music explorations or the more murky moodscapes of Nils Petter Molvær, they are also more than a few steps removed from them. Henriksen never separates himself from the environmental information provided by his natural Nordic landscape. The lush, wild, and open physical vistas of its geography provide an inner map for the trumpeter and vocalist that amounts to a deeply focused series of tone poems.
Jan Bang, Erik Honore, Gaute Storaas, Arve Henriksen - Knut Hamsun's Victoria (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Gaute Storaas, Arve Henriksen - Knut Hamsun's Victoria (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 39:31 minutes | 376 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Norwegian musicians Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Gaute Storaas and Arve Henriksen have composed the music for the film 'Victoria', based on Knut Hamsun's novel. They have also performed and produced the score, which features the pianist Tigran Hamasyan, the guitarist Robert Jürjendal and the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Hernando Rico.

Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic (2012) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Oct. 21, 2015
Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 47:32 minutes | 403 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The renowned Norwegian guitarist – who has previously contributed to ECM recordings with Nils Petter Molvær, Marilyn Mazur, Arve Henriksen, Andy Sheppard, Arild Andersen and Jon Hassell – with a first ‘leader’ disc for the label, recorded in Kristiansand and Oslo. “Dream Logic” is aptly named, its slowly developing drifting pieces, built up from layers of guitars, have an almost hallucinatory quality, an otherworldly ambience. Jan Bang, who is co-composer of a number of the pieces, also contributes sounds and samples, and co-produced the disc.

Tigran Hamasyan - An Ancient Observer (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 30, 2017
Tigran Hamasyan - An Ancient Observer (2017)

Tigran Hamasyan - An Ancient Observer (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:44:59 | 104 Mb
Piano, Jazz, Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records Inc.

Tigran Hamasyan's new album, An Ancient Observer, is due March 31 on Nonesuch Records. Ahead of the release of the album, his second on the label, Hamasyan will begin a world tour, starting with three consecutive nights at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles, February 25–27. An Ancient Observer's songs—two of which are based on Armenian melodies—were written over the last four years. Some of the pieces are through-composed and completely written out, while others are composed with ample space for Hamasyan to improvise. Many include vocals layered into the mix. As with most of his compositions, Hamasyan cites a wide range of influences, from Baroque dance to hip-hop, with pedals connected to a synthesizer on a few tracks—while the sounds of his native country also are present, as always.

Tigran Hamasyan - Luys I Luso (2015) {ECM 2447}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 12, 2017
Tigran Hamasyan - Luys I Luso (2015) {ECM 2447}

Tigran Hamasyan - Luys I Luso (2015) {ECM 2447}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 519MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Choral, Armenian Sacred Music

Luys i Luso – “Light from Light” – is Tigran Hamasyan’s first ECM album, a spellbinding exploration of Armenian sacred music, featuring the prodigiously gifted pianist with the Yerevan State Chamber Choir. Repertoire includes Armenian hymns, sharakans and cantos from the 5th to the 20th century, all newly arranged for voices and improvising pianist by Hamasyan himself. The album was recorded in Yerevan last October, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
Food (Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen, Mats Eilertsen, Thomas Stronen) - Food (1999)

Food (Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen, Mats Eilertsen, Thomas Strønen) - Food (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 118 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation, Avant-Garde | Label: Feral | # ASFA 101 | Time: 00:51:23

There have been countless attempts to counteract the inherently boring nature of the CD as an artefact and the approach adopted by Feral shapes up better than some on the strength of this first release, which takes some excellent music by saxophonist Iain Ballamy (in the company of three young Norwegian musicians) and packages it with a set of intriguing print artworks by Dave McKean in an elegant library case. On the other hand, we may now be so accustomed to the blandness of the format that any attempt to escape it seems like a distraction. While debating this, it's important not to forget to play the disc, which is quite remarkable and a far cry from Ballamy's formative years in the sprawling bloke-jazz outfit Loose Tubes. Recorded live at the Molde Jazz Festival in 1998, it's astounding that this music seems to date from the very beginning of Ballamy's association with these musicians, given their obvious level of empathy.

Tigran Hamasyan - Luys I Luso (2015) {ECM (2447}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 7, 2016
Tigran Hamasyan - Luys I Luso (2015) {ECM (2447}

Tigran Hamasyan - Luys I Luso (2015) {ECM (2447}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 519MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 174MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Choral, Armenian Sacred Music

Luys i Luso – “Light from Light” – is Tigran Hamasyan’s first ECM album, a spellbinding exploration of Armenian sacred music, featuring the prodigiously gifted pianist with the Yerevan State Chamber Choir. Repertoire includes Armenian hymns, sharakans and cantos from the 5th to the 20th century, all newly arranged for voices and improvising pianist by Hamasyan himself. The album was recorded in Yerevan last October, and produced by Manfred Eicher.