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Offline San Antone

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7180 on: February 08, 2018, 05:10:12 PM »
There is cover art which does not create a distraction or appear self-absorbed, as do the Beauty Farm and The Sound and the Fury covers do for me.  ECM does a good job, imo.


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« Reply #7181 on: February 08, 2018, 05:14:55 PM »
There is cover art which does not create a distraction or appear self-absorbed, as do the Beauty Farm and The Sound and the Fury covers do for me.  ECM does a good job, imo.



Quite so, those "beauty farm" covers strike me as exploitative and incompetently done. They would be sufficient to prevent me from purchasing. The Naive/Vivaldi or Gardiner/Bach covers may be from left field, but they are attractive, not repulsive.
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« Reply #7182 on: February 08, 2018, 05:31:46 PM »
That's obviously subjective though—some people may find the Sound and Fury covers striking and appealing in an austere kind of way. What I can't imagine is someone finding appealing is a cover that combines a striking and austere image with a cheesy low-budget background. Would be like a recording of motets by Nicolas Gombert sung to the accompaniment of a smooth lounge jazz backbeat.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7183 on: February 09, 2018, 12:56:55 AM »
I'm one of those boring people that is perfectly happy with some period art on the cover.

And there is some stunning art imagery available!  ???

That said, I've always been a fan of the covers of Naïve Vivaldi series .....  :D

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7184 on: February 09, 2018, 02:20:48 AM »
Abdel Raman el Bacha: Arabesques



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« Reply #7185 on: February 09, 2018, 05:01:17 AM »
Exploiting semi-nude models towards shady business of peddling renaissance music? Strikes me as pretty obviously ironic.

Paradise regained project was started by Austrian art duo Muntean/Rosenblum, they are quite well known in contemporary art circles, you can google their works. They decided out of their own love for renaissance polyphony to sponsor/fund several recordings of less known renaissance music per year in co-production with Austrian radio (ORF), first using The Sound and the Fury (which I think already existed as an ensemble recording for ORF) and now Beauty Farm a group actually formed around the project. Muntean/Rosenblum also do all the covers. I don't know the details as to why they changed labels or formed a new group, or even if TSatF even exists any more.

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« Reply #7186 on: February 09, 2018, 06:19:18 AM »







No images yet: a new Schumann recording from Alexander Lonquich on Odradek records, and Michael Endres' recording of Faure's Barcarolles now has a scheduled release date of 3/9.
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« Reply #7187 on: February 09, 2018, 06:26:48 AM »
Exploiting semi-nude models towards shady business of peddling renaissance music? Strikes me as pretty obviously ironic.

Paradise regained project was started by Austrian art duo Muntean/Rosenblum, they are quite well known in contemporary art circles, you can google their works. They decided out of their own love for renaissance polyphony to sponsor/fund several recordings of less known renaissance music per year in co-production with Austrian radio (ORF), first using The Sound and the Fury (which I think already existed as an ensemble recording for ORF) and now Beauty Farm a group actually formed around the project. Muntean/Rosenblum also do all the covers. I don't know the details as to why they changed labels or formed a new group, or even if TSatF even exists any more.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7188 on: February 09, 2018, 06:47:32 AM »
I want to learn more about Sergei Babayan's glasses.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7189 on: February 10, 2018, 07:40:28 PM »
I want to learn more about Sergei Babayan's glasses.

Me too! :D I just saw my optometrist yesterday and got a copy of my prescription because I need some new prescription sunglasses ... but now, knowing that frames like that are out there, I may need some new regular glasses too. 8)
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7190 on: February 12, 2018, 06:30:28 AM »














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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7191 on: February 12, 2018, 07:02:00 AM »
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Interesting ... reissues of Music&Arts/WHRA sets?
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7192 on: February 12, 2018, 07:07:10 AM »
Interesting ... reissues of Music&Arts/WHRA sets?

Same here.... Is this a new label?

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7193 on: February 12, 2018, 07:22:35 AM »
Same here.... Is this a new label?

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Maybe just one of those fishy euro rip-offs ... the material is PD, somebody did all the work ... the Schneider box at least is still in print as far as I know (and it's very much worth it, I think - haven't listened to it all yet as I'm only delving into the entire SQ genre slowly, and Haydn is the starting point of course ...)
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« Reply #7194 on: February 12, 2018, 09:13:58 AM »
That's obviously subjective though—some people may find the Sound and Fury covers striking and appealing in an austere kind of way. What I can't imagine is someone finding appealing is a cover that combines a striking and austere image with a cheesy low-budget background. Would be like a recording of motets by Nicolas Gombert sung to the accompaniment of a smooth lounge jazz backbeat.

I don't doubt that the style will be interesting to part of the public. I like to flatter myself that I more-or-less ignore cover art, although in some cases I find myself repelled. It this case it is a moot point, since I am not interested in musical content of the releases.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7195 on: February 12, 2018, 05:18:42 PM »
Maybe just one of those fishy euro rip-offs ... the material is PD, somebody did all the work ... the Schneider box at least is still in print as far as I know (and it's very much worth it, I think - haven't listened to it all yet as I'm only delving into the entire SQ genre slowly, and Haydn is the starting point of course ...)

The transfers would not be PD.  Not that that has stopped pirate labels from outright stealing other labels' transfers.

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« Reply #7196 on: February 12, 2018, 11:20:20 PM »
The transfers would not be PD.  Not that that has stopped pirate labels from outright stealing other labels' transfers.

I know ... and I know, alas. The hall of shame on the M&A website seems to be gone, but I often perused it.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7198 on: February 16, 2018, 06:20:11 AM »



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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7199 on: February 19, 2018, 07:10:18 AM »
There is a new recording of Prokofiev Ivan the Terrible film score, just out on Capriccio

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