Kimmo Pohjonen

Kimmo Pohjonen - Kalmuk - DVD Symphony (2002) {Lilith DVD5 PAL]  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 5, 2017
Kimmo Pohjonen - Kalmuk - DVD Symphony (2002) {Lilith DVD5 PAL]

Kimmo Pohjonen - Kalmuk - DVD Symphony (2002) {Lilith DVD5 PAL]
DVD5 -> 3.71 Gb | All Regions | PAL 16:9 | Dolby AC3, 6 ch / 2 ch | ~ 35 min | ISO Image | Subs: Eng
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Lilith | LILDVD-16
Experimental / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Jazz / Accordion

It’s truly music without barriers and one of the most breathtaking musical experiences in contemporary music. I don’t know what genius is but Kalmuk will do until a decent definition comes along. -Jazzwise.

Kimmo Pohjonen - Sensitive Skin (2015)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 19, 2015
Kimmo Pohjonen - Sensitive Skin (2015)

Kimmo Pohjonen - Sensitive Skin
World, Fusion | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 46:45 min | 112 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Octopus | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2015

Award-winning Finnish accordionist, composer, adventurist Kimmo Pohjonen releases his new album Sensitive Skin on Ondine's Octopus label. The album follows the successful Kronos Quartet / Kimmo Pohjonen / Samuli Kosminen - Uniko album (ODE 1185-2) and features many special guests including: Kronos Quartet, Samuli Kosminen, Tuomas Norvio, Sami Kuoppamäki, Arto Järvelä, Inka and Saana Pohjonen, Lauri Porra and many more. Kronos arrangements by Timo Alakotila. Producer: James Spectrum, known for his work with Von Hertzen Brothers and Pepe Deluxe.
Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011) [Repost]

Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Modern Composition, Experimental, Avant-Garde | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1185-2 | Time: 00:51:47

UNIKO features the Grammy winning Kronos Quartet together with a Finnish duo, accordion adventurer Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen. Produced by Iceland's Valgeir Sigurosson, known for his collaboration with Bjork, this album was recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC. UNIKO was commissioned by Kronos in 2003 and premiered live at the Helsinki Festival in 2004. It has subsequently drawn sellout audiences in Moscow, Molde (Norway), and New York at the 2007 BAM NEXT WAVE Festival. UNIKO is highlighted by Pohjonen's electrified and MIDI-fied accordion with Kosminen's electronic percussion devices which reproduce his own accordion samples and his samples of Kronos' instruments. These samples, together with live strings and electric accordion plus effects and manipulations create a new, multi-dimensional sound world.

Kimmo Pohjonen - Kielo  Music

Posted by klangwolfe at June 1, 2008
 Kimmo Pohjonen - Kielo

Kimmo Pohjonen - Kielo
EAC (APE & CUE) | Free-Jazz, World | 1 CD | Front Cover | 235 MB
Kronos Quartet - Uniko (2011) - Concert Abbaye de l'Epau (2008)

Kronos Quartet - Uniko (2011) - Concert à Abbaye de l'Epau (2008)
Avant-Garde | EAC (ape, cue, log) | Kronos Quartet - Kimmo Pohjonen - Samuli Kosminen | Artworks 300dpi
Ondine ODE 1185-2 | CD 51:49 | rar + 3% recovery record | 309 MB | RS.com

Uniko is like an ocean tide coming in. Big wawes of sounds build in complexity, animation and sometimes sheet frenzy.
The New York Times

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79639-2 | Time: 00:47:55

This may be the single most powerful piece of music that the Kronos Quartet has ever recorded, and perhaps that Terry Riley has ever written. This is because Requiem for Adam is so personal, so direct, and experiential. Requiem for Adam was written after the death of Kronos violinist David Harrignton's son. He died, in 1995, at the age of 16, from an aneurysm in his coronary artery. Riley, who is very close to the Harringtons and has a son the same age, has delved deep into the experience of death and resurrection, or, at the very least, transmutation. Requiem for Adam is written in three parts, or movements. The first, "Ascending the Heaven Ladder," is based on a four-note pattern that re-harmonizes itself as it moves up the scale. There are many variations and series based on each of these notes and their changing harmonics, and finally a 5/4 dance as it moves to the highest point on the strings. The drone-like effect is stunning when the listener realizes that the drone is changing shape too, ascending the scale, moving ever upward and taking part in the transmutation of harmony.
Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991) [Repost, New Rip]

Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 113 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Electra Nonesuch | # 7559-79253-2 | 00:21:26

During the rehearsals for the string quartet version of "White Man Sleeps," a strong artistic bond developed between the work's performers, the renowned Kronos Quartet, and its composer, Kevin Volans. This led Kronos to commission a second-string quartet from Volans, especially written for the musicians. Like "White Man Sleeps," it is a stunning piece of music, recommended to every world music lover who wants to cross the bridge to contemporary, modern music. The work comes in three movements, each one with a different character. Most remarkably are the Ethiopian influences in the beginning bars of the first movement (compare this motive with the vocal style of the distinguished Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke) and the joyous Southern African dance-like motive featuring after the more contemplative opening of the second movement. The slightly melancholic song-like structure of the short third movement draws the work to a close.

Kronos Quartet - Black Angels (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 29, 2016
Kronos Quartet - Black Angels (1990)

Kronos Quartet - Black Angels (1990)
George Crumb, Thomas Tallis, István Mártha, Charles Ives, Dmitri Shostakovich

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch/Elektra | # 7559-79242-2 | Time: 01:01:39

This disc is supposed to hurt. Just look at the program: it starts with Crumb's Black Angels for electric string quartet, a work that is the aural equivalent of Coppola's Apocalypse Now, and ends with Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, a work that is either the aural equivalent of a monument to the victims of war and fascism written in the ruins of Dresden or the musical equivalent of a suicide note written before the composer joined the Communist Party. With the spooky and evocative performances of Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium, Istvan Marta's Doom. A Sigh, and Charles Ives' There They Are!, this disc is so painful it could be the soundtrack for an unmade Kubrick movie. The question is, is this disc supposed to hurt so much? The Kronos Quartet is a harsh and aggressive ensemble with an angular approach to rhythm and structure and an overwhelming need to assert its individual and collective identity.

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 14, 2016
Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991)

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutosławski: String Quartet (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 69 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79255-2 | Time: 00:23:57

For this Elektra/Nonesuch release, the Kronos Quartet interprets Witold Lutoslawski's 1964 String Quartet, an uncommonly difficult piece since the four musicians are commanded to play their parts ad lib, as if they were alone. Lutoslawski was influenced by the random procedures of John Cage, but he also wished to maintain dramatic structure, so string quartet includes rigidity in time measures. The balance between freedom and structure provides for a surprisingly appealing recording.

Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 10, 2015
Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005)

Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79804-2 | Time: 01:01:33

Some people would quickly run away from the music of someone who claims to admire the music of Berg, Crumb, and Cage. Franguiz Ali-Zadeh admires all of those composers and uses similar techniques in her composition, but she also finds inspiration in the music of her native Azerbaijan. With all of this, she creates especially evocative, picturesque works that invite listening more than once. Oasis, the opening work on this disc of her music featuring the Kronos Quartet, begins extremely quietly with water droplets, and then the quartet enters with desolate harmonics, depicting the desolation of the desert. Later in the piece, voices of those taking refuge in the oasis are heard. Ali-Zadeh's music is full of sounds beyond that of the traditionally played instruments of the string quartet and the piano, sounds that enhance and become part of the music. Sometimes it is techniques such as pizzicato, harmonics, col legno, or preparing or playing the strings of the piano; other times it is added instruments, as in Mugam Sayagi, or recorded sound, as in Oasis.