Sinikka

Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them. Once a much-worshipped figure in the Far North she was, as Sinikka puts it, "reformed" away in 1537, so this album brings Maria back into the music. It was recorded in the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral of Trondheim, famous for its Baroque organ heard here.

Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 25, 2017
Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011) [Repost]

Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011)
with Anders Jormin, Arve Henriksen, Markku Ounaskari and Trygve Seim

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Nordic Folk, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ECM | # ECM 2210, 2762036 | 00:54:13

From Norwegian folk singer and harpist Sinikka Langeland comes a seductively subtle contemporary jazz album. The lyrics are all Norwegian or Swedish (the sleeve notes have translations), and celebrate the poetry of Edith Södergran and Olav Håkonson Hauge – the first a shortlived pioneer of modern Swedish poetry, the second the Norwegian "lumberjack poet" who came to the art in his 40s. Langeland's band brings together trumpet-player Arve Henriksen and saxophonist/composer Trygve Seim, and it's a magical combination. Despite a predominant feeling of tranquillity, the singer sometimes adds an almost Nina Simone-like bite, for which Seim's smoky sound, Henriksen's ghostly multiphonics and Anders Jormin's bass are ideal foils. The mood is often broken by grooves that suggest some strange fjord-village cabaret music, or episodes that are like Nordic Miles Davis. It's a real one-off.

Sinikka Langeland - The Magical Forest (2016) {ECM 2448}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 6, 2016
Sinikka Langeland - The Magical Forest (2016) {ECM 2448}

Sinikka Langeland - The Magical Forest (2016) {ECM 2448}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 212 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2448 / 477 6831
Jazz / Folk / Nordic Traditions / Finnish Folk / Improvisation / Avant-Garde Jazz

The colours of The Magical Forest glow in this remarkable recording which brings together Sinikka Langeland’s Norwegian-Finnish-Swedish Starflowers quintet with the singers of the Trio Mediӕval. It’s an inspired concept: the Trio Mediӕval, with their affinity for folk music and their unique vocal blend, adapt themselves ideally to Sinikka’s sound-world, which is once archaic, timeless and contemporary. The quintet members, all bandleaders in their own right, are amongst the most characterful players in Scandinavia today, and Sinikka sets them free to improvise around her cycle of songs, built upon myths and legends of the world tree. The Magical Forest was recorded at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio in February 2015, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
Sinikka Langeland - The Half-Finished Heaven (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sinikka Langeland - The Half-Finished Heaven (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:23 minutes | 1018 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The half-Finnish Sinikka sets The half-finished heaven - and other verse by Tomas Tranströmer - on her fourth album for ECM. “Despondency breaks off its course / Anguish breaks off its course / The vulture breaks off its flight. / The eager light streams out …” Such vivid images establish a tone for what is primarily an instrumental album this time, with a striking blend of sound-colours in music written by Langeland.

Sinikka Langeland - The Half-Finished Heaven (2015) {ECM 2377}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 19, 2015
Sinikka Langeland - The Half-Finished Heaven (2015) {ECM 2377}

Sinikka Langeland - The Half-Finished Heaven (2015) {ECM 2377}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 614MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Nordic Folk

The half-finished heaven is the fourth ECM album from Sinikka Langeland, the kantele player, singer and composer from Finnskogen, south-eastern Norway’s “Forest of the Finns”. The music she has written for the ensemble here touches on, as she says, her “whole scale of expression”. Sinnika’s highly original and self-contained oeuvre is informed, in changing degree, by folk traditions of Norway and Finland, as well as classical and contemporary music and improvisation from jazz and other sources. Each of her gifted bandmates brings his own range of colours to the music.

Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011)  

Posted by Bezz at Nov. 3, 2011
Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011)

Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 250 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Avant-Garde, Modern Creative | Label ~ ECM Records 2210

Sinikka Langeland - Starflowers (2007)  

Posted by zerumuga at Oct. 2, 2008
Sinikka Langeland - Starflowers (2007)

Sinikka Langeland - Starflowers
Jazz ¬ ECM 1996 | 2007 | Flac 3x110 + 79 MB | Time 1:11:53 | Front Cover

Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 4, 2016
Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers

Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers by Sinikka Elliott
English | 2012 | ISBN: 081472258X, 0814722598 | 224 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB
Various Artists - Selected Signs III-VIII (2013) [6 CDs] {ECM 2350-55} [Re-Up]

Various Artists - Selected Signs III-VIII (2013) [6 CDs] {ECM 2350-55}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.8GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Classical

In the winter of 2012/13, the Haus der Kunst in Munich – one of Europe’s most important museums for contemporary art – hosted the exhibition ECM – A Cultural Archaeology. The goal of curators Okwui Enwezor and Markus Müller was to show the range of the label’s artistic endeavours in music, graphic art, and photography and its creative interchanges with film, theatre and literature. For this exhibition, Manfred Eicher and Steve Lake created this box-set accentuating directions in ECM's rich musical history. Many themes and streams are touched upon here including the range of composition in the New Series, music for and from films, imaginative historical reconstructions, trans-cultural music, ambient minimalism, and jazz and improvisation of many hues, in a collection with a playing time of more than seven hours.

Bobo Stenson Trio - Indicum (2012) {ECM 2233}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 17, 2016
Bobo Stenson Trio - Indicum (2012) {ECM 2233}

Bobo Stenson Trio - Indicum (2012) {ECM 2233}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 313MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Four years after “Cantando”, a new album from the Bobo Stenson Trio – recorded in Lugano last December – explores a broad arc of material. Here we find: free playing (the trio has its own, fresh approach to collective improvising), tunes by Bill Evans (“Your Story”, offered here as a tribute to Paul Motian, for whom this tune was a favourite) and by George Russell (“Event VI” from “Living Time”, another piece associated with Evans), Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s “Oft Am I Glad”, a Norwegian hymn (in an arrangement by Anders Jormin and folk singer Sinikka Langeland), contemporary composition by Norway’s Ola Gjeilo, a Wolf Biermann protest song, Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez’s folkloric “La Peregrinación”, and more. Wide-ranging repertoire has become a hallmark of Bobo Stenson recordings. But it’s not just the eclecticism that is striking.