The Book of Knots' self-titled metal opus is a concept album about the sea. But don't expect any prog rock opera cheese. Book of Knots is a noisy, bludgeoning rock record, full of feedback, improvisation and bitter currents – like Mike Watt's Contemplating the Engine Room played by Queens of the Stone Age. The tumultuous record ranges from the oddly Björk-ish "Tugboat" to the psych, hesher rock of "Crumble" and Jon Langford's downright catchy piece of slithering melancholia "Back on Dry Land"." It's a demented and expansive narrative that takes at least multiple listens to make sense of, but the cinematic scope is apparent from the beginning. While Book of Knots is a bit too difficult for everyone, those who enjoy digging deeper into the layers of an epic rock album will be more than satisfied.
Anhidema presents the third journey into the Underworld, The Lamb's Book Of Life. A new musical journey which accompany you through the darkness towards the light. You will find yourself within a dark woods where your straight pathway will be lost. You will stand before a dark cave, where the voice will say: "Come in". You will see unseen. 21 musical masterpieces will guide you on your way to Hell and Heaven. You will see no sun , no stars , no clouds. But an innocent Lamb, standing before you, looking as if it had been slain. The world will be unseen to you because you will see everything with your inner eye.
Limited 14 disc (13 CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) Includes all nine studio albums from 1991 to 2009 with eight bonus tracks and two bonus CDs - "Classics Re-Recorded" originally issued with the initial pressings of Killing Ground, and Lionheart - Rough Studio Mix originally issued on the 2006 limited edition…
Volume 8 in the continuing Book of Angels series is an intimate and breathtaking recital by one of the world’s most accomplished cellists. A vital member of the Masada family from the very beginning, Erik Friedlander has hypnotized audiences both here and in Europe with his own bands Topaz, Broken Arm and Grains of Paradise. Stepping out in a special solo project, Erik shows off his remarkable technique in ten compositions from Zorn’s lyrical Book of Angels. This is Erik at his best. Rich, romantic, gripping music to both challenge and soothe the savage beast.
The magical interplay and incredible virtuosity of this exhilarating trio of string masters has made it one of the most beloved and acclaimed of all Masada ensembles. Back now by popular demand for their first studio recording in over five years, their telepathic interplay and endless creativity had never been stronger. Ten more tunes from the rich and inventive Book of Angels featuring moody ballads, hypnotic grooves, intense burners and of course the trademark lyricism of the Masada songbook performed by one of the most acclaimed contemporary ensembles in the world. A long awaited release—essential!