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MacMillan - The World's Ransoming; The Confession of Isobel Gowdie (LSO, Davis)
MacMillan - The World's Ransoming; The Confession of Isobel Gowdie (LSO, Davis)
Price: £7.25

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent choice, 1 May 2014
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A fine performance by the LSO of two notable pieces from a living British composer. A positive addition to any collection!


Survival & Resistance
Survival & Resistance
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surviving and resisting at a more measured pace, 30 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: Survival & Resistance (Audio CD)
Less dynamic than Never Trust A Hippy, but more of a stylistic whole than Becoming A Cliché, Survival & Resistance is altogether a more low-key, almost mellow addition to the Sherwood portfolio - if that isn't an oxymoronic description. Give it a few plays and you'll like it nevertheless.


Shri Camel
Shri Camel
Price: £14.22

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord Camel is here for the long haul, 2 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Shri Camel (Audio CD)
A scintillating solo performance that still sparkles decades later. In Sanksrit the term 'shri' has the meaning of 'diffusing light, radiance, beauty'. And this is precisely what this brilliant work does. A classic.


Fruit
Fruit
Price: £12.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a lemon!, 1 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Fruit (Audio CD)
If it's gone old-fashioned pop-rock you're after delivered with no small amount of pizzazz, then the 2009 debut album "Fruit" from the Danish band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is well worth the investment. Fronted by female vocalist Mette Lindberg, the album swings along pleasantly from start to finish, leaving the listener feeling altogether happier for the experience.


Obrecht: Missa Sub Tuum Praesidium - Salve Regina
Obrecht: Missa Sub Tuum Praesidium - Salve Regina

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The essence of Obrecht, 5 Feb. 2011
A beautifully executed body of music written by the late 15th century Franco-Flemish composer Obrecht and performed by the British-based Clerks' Group. While the recordings consists for the most part of Marian motets and the mass to Mary's divine protection Missa Sub Tuum Praesidium, an exaltation to the cross (Salve crux), a commemorative piece in honour of Obrecht's deceased father (Mille quingentis) and the polyphonic "collage" of Advent pieces (Factor orbis) complete the repertoire. This is a fine introduction to this generally lesser known Renaissance composer, whose stature at the time was eclipsed only posthumously by Josquin. An excellent album at just under 70 minutes in length!


Blumenkraft
Blumenkraft

5.0 out of 5 stars Flower power? Ja, bitte, 4 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Blumenkraft (Audio CD)
How to best describe this album? Perhaps as a fine tribute to dub reggae with some laid-back psychedelia (Jack's Cheese and Bread Snack) and Indian influences (Splitting an Atom, Smoked Glass and Chrome) thrown in. At times, comparisons with Adrian Sherwood seem inevitable (Clay Hill, Spannered in Pilton), but this merely detracts from the creative skills of Ott himself, who, elsewhere, has figured prominently in the production of similar exotic ventures, notably Hallucinogen and Shpongle, where he has collaborated with electronic musician Simon Posford. But to return to this, Ott's debut album: it is an excellent work, however you care to classify it, lasting some 73+ minutes and featuring 9 tracks in total. Wunderbar!


Ambient Heaven: Meditation
Ambient Heaven: Meditation
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A serious misnomer, 3 Dec. 2010
While sufficiently "chilled" and great to work to while sitting at the computer, this is not for meditating to. There is far too much going on musically for the CD to work as a meditation aid. It might calm and relax - when it is not being upbeat, as it is on a couple of tracks - but it is distracting where serious meditation is concerned. Perhaps there are other items in the Ambient Heaven series that might serve the latter purpose, but this is not one of them. 4 in kindness to the music, but nothing for the title.


The Shack
The Shack
by WM. Paul Young
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephen King meets John Bunyan, 7 May 2010
This review is from: The Shack (Paperback)
While the emphasis on original sin and creationism might not suit everyone, there is no doubt that this book is quite radical in its view of the divine and what Christianity means by "a god of love". It is also a riveting read, with the supernatural suspense of a Stephen King novel acquiring the taste for a happy ending and even, like King, exploring the child-father relationship in the process.


Arne: Six Favourite Concertos
Arne: Six Favourite Concertos
Price: £10.00

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas Arne: Six Favourite Concertos, 8 Mar. 2009
This is an excellent product from the Hyperion budget-priced helios range. Arne's keyboard concertos did not appear in print until after the composer's death in 1778, and this interpretation - recorded by Paul Nicholson and The Parley of Instruments in 1991 - captures the Baroque style admirably.


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