K'é (kinship), the foundation for Diné identity and survival as a people, transcends immediate family and extends in relationships ranging far across Navajo society. Featuring new songs by Herman Cody and Radmilla Cody, K'é Hasin (Kinship and Hope) honors the unifying force of Diné culture and community and includes Navajo and English lyrics.
Five-CD limited-edition box set, issued in time for the 30th anniversary of the Austrian chamber-music festival. “Edition Lockenhaus” returns long out-of-print titles to the catalogue, with some of the finest musicians of the New Series, including Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Heinz Holliger, Thomas Zehetmair, Thomas Demenga, Robert Levin, Eduard Brunner and many more. Gidon Kremer: “The artistic atmosphere in Lockenhaus soon has everybody speaking on the same wavelength.” The set opens with previously unreleased recordings – from 2001 and 2008 – with Sir Simon Rattle and Roman Kofman conducting Kremerata Baltica in revelatory performances of Richard Strauss’s “Metamorphosen” and Olivier Messiaen’s “Trois petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine”: the committed interpretations convey the spirit of Lockenhaus. Discs two through five focus on music of César Franck, André Caplet, Francis Poulenc, Leos Janácek, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Erwin Schulhoff. Original liner notes, an interview with Kremer, and new texts complete a very special edition.
Capturing 808 State at their absolute best, none of their subsequent albums quite matched Ex:El's perfect blend of art, mass appeal, and zeitgeist (one of the most common vocal samples in techno, Willy Wonka's "We are the music makers," made its first major appearance here). … Add to all this two of the best techno singles from the early '90s – "In Yer Face," a subtly politicized anti-American slammer, and the almighty "Cubik" (in America replaced by an astonishing remix of the same song, the original having appeared on Utd. State 90) – and Ex:El stands out all the more strongly. A true masterpiece.
The CD features artists such BAM, Justin Martin, Sumsuch and many others. The release date is set to be on September 13th.
Halfway the Seventies the Dutch progrock formation Plackband was founded with this line-up: Kees Bik (vocals, Mellotron), Ronald Brautigam (guitar and vocals), Michel van Wassem (keyboards and vocals), Albert de Keijzer (bass and Moog-pedals) and Tom van der Meulen (drums and percussion). Unfortunately musical disputes lead to the demise in '82. In 2000 Plackband reunited and released in the original line-up the live-CD "The Lost Tapes", including all their best songs. Two years later Plackband released the album "After The Battle" and a single entitled "Remember Forever", including the new title track and the two songs from the single "Seventy Warriors". The sound of Plackband is a tribute to mid-Genesis, very warm, melodic and with strong vocal harmonies, lush keyboards and powerful guitarwork…