What is it that makes this 1992 recording of François Couperin's Les Nations by the Kuijken Ensemble so special? In a word, brotherhood. You see, the Kuijken Ensemble has the brothers Barthold, Sigiswald, and Wieland on transverse flute, violin, and viola da gamba and they play together with a combination of affection, aggression, appreciation, and wholehearted love that makes the ensemble like no other. Each brother a master of his instrument, and they understand Baroque music with a combination of intellect, emotion, and musicality that few other period instrument players can match. Plus, they each have their own distinct tone and personality – Barthold is sweet and sincere, Sigiswald tough and intense, and Wieland gruff but tender – so that no one else sounds like a Kuijken brother. With Marc Hantai on second transverse flute, François Fernandez on second violin, and Robert Kohnen on harpsichord, the Kuijken perform Couperin's four always-appealing Suites with wit, soul, and style and in an ensemble tighter and freer than any other.
DVD collection of videos from the Irish Alterna-Rock band fronted by Dolores O'Riordan, the outspoken and uniquely powerful vocalist. The band's success in the '90s was unmatched by any other female-fronted band that decade, and their fanbase continues to be loyal and passionate about the Cranberries, although very little has been heard from any member since 2001. 16 tracks including 'Zombie', 'Linger', Dreams', 'Ode To My Family' and more…
Travis & Fripp has proved to be one of the most enduring of Robert Fripp’s many duo projects – all the more remarkable really, given that both musicians are consistently involved in other projects; for Fripp, a renewed King Crimson has been a primary musical enterprise since 2014, while Theo Travis has, in recent years recorded and toured with David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, continues as a member of Soft Machine, runs his own band Double Talk & still somehow, finds time for an ongoing commitment to teaching a next generation of musicians.
31 Years Of Obscurity is the first ever standalone best of release from LA indie stalwart the black watch. Songs are collected from over 13 different record labels and will leave you wanting to hear more from the band's rich music catalog.
Battle of the Field was recorded by the Albion Country Band in 1973, but it wasn't released until 1976. The delay didn't really matter, since the group's music – traditional English folk played on electric instruments – is essentially timeless. The group wasn't quite as skilled as Fairport Convention, but they were nevertheless extraordinarily talented, and this arguably remains their finest moment.