Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling (1979)

Author: chicopicho Date: 2010-11-15 22:28:03

Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling (1979)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 360 MB (+5%) | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 131 Mb (+5%)
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock | Label: Virgin/Charisma | Original Release Date: 1979

Tony Banks' first solo album borrowed faint elements of Genesis' early progressive sound, making his debut release the strongest in his catalog. Solid keyboard movements lend themselves to mystic, fantasy-like excursions found in tracks such as "From the Undertow," "Somebody Else's Dream," and "The Waters of Lethe," one of the album's strongest cuts. Banks manages to capture the wonderment and allure that enveloped Genesis' Peter Gabriel days in a number of his tracks, yet he filters out the instrumental intricacies, unorthodox time signatures, and complex poetry which enveloped these works to create a milder but equally effective progressive realm, thus generating a fair amount of musical distinction across the album...

Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures (repost)

Author: arundhati Date: 2014-02-22 08:01:05

Bill Schutt, "Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures"
2009 | ISBN: 0307381137, 0307381129 | 336 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 6,3 MB

Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures [Repost]

Author: ChrisRedfield Date: 2013-10-10 09:25:10

Bill Schutt - Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures
Published: 2009-10-06 | ISBN: 0307381137, 0307381129 | EPUB + MOBI | 336 pages | 6 MB

The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought

Author: tot167 Date: 2008-04-19 20:42:00

Thomas S. Kuhn “The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought"
Harvard University Press | 1992-01-01 | ISBN: 0674171039 | 320 pages | Djvu | 2,3 Mb

In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Author: ChrisRedfield Date: 2013-10-09 20:45:46

Carl N. Degler - In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought
Published: 1991-04-18 | ISBN: 0195063805 | PDF | 416 pages | 32 MB

How Pleasure Works

Author: robin-bobin Date: 2011-09-29 21:13:01

How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like by Paul Bloom (Author), Jeremy Johnson (Narrator)
Publisher: Audible, Inc. (June 14, 2010) | ISBN n/a | ASIN: B003RYCPGI | Language English | Audio CD in MP3 /64Kbps ~ 7 hrs | 202 MB

Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets...

Erik Wøllo & Bernhard Wöstheinrich - Arcadia Borealis

Author: Trancez Date: 2010-07-29 07:17:05

Erik Wøllo & Bernhard Wöstheinrich - Arcadia Borealis (2009)
Electronica, Ambient | MP3 CBR 320k | 202 MB

Bernhard Wöstheinrich speaks in his own musical voice. Providing a unique perspective in his increasingly frequent collaborations in the DiN label catalogue, Wöstheinrich has quietly been playing with and influencing some of our community's most interesting talents. On Arcadia Borealis (63'23") Erik Wøllo takes his turn. His introspective approach to music results in the distillation of emotion while Wöstheinrich's private symbolism represents an urge for self-expression and release. The musical arc of this CD moves from curiously beautiful on the opening tracks to beautifully curious on the closing few. Each of the 12 pieces is fully formed and thoughtful. The more energetic songs are driven by firm beats amidst simultaneously sounding musical lines. With harmonies trailing behind melodies these shimmering works draw their power from the arctic regions upon which this music is based - informing the dramatic outline of Arcadia Borealis. As this album plays out it slows down, with each work disintegrating into swirling unanchored abstractions of sustained tonal ambiance. An intriguing listening experience, Arcadia Borealis benefits from great conceptualization, arranging and musicianship. Together this duo pulls off their first collaboration with startling brilliance.

2500 Ebooks for Kindle

Author: FenixN Date: 2013-02-25 00:15:13

2500 Ebooks for Kindle
2500 Books in MOBI | 2.98 GB

These are the books from the Kindle Library that were rated five stars.

Marumari - Supermogadon

Author: user32X Date: 2009-08-25 03:04:36

Marumari - Supermogadon
MP3 VBR 240 | 2001 | 79 MB
Electronica, Lounge | Carpark Records | No Covers

Josh Presseisen's fourth album is by far the most accessible to date from the Boston producer, retaining the skittishness and easy on the ear values of the curiously obtuse wild-animals-from-space concept of his preceding Wolves Hollow long-player, but with a much rounder sound than previous full-length outings. The Aphex influences are again evident throughout the album, but are less obvious, spun through arrangements that occasionally twitch in unexpected directions. The jittery high speed percussion of "Indigo Florist" captures the spirit of the whole album with these beats, which would trounce everything around them in any other setting, finding themselves countered by a track which wanders along at its own pace, the ebb and flow dictated by the sonic tide of the bassline. Well thought out and emotional electronic music.

Myths to Live By

Author: parakeet Date: 2009-03-06 00:19:35

Myths to Live By
Penguin | ISBN 0140194614 | 1993 | PDF | 178 pages | ~1 MB

The brilliant author of The Masks of God shares his ideas and speculations on our universal myths, in a fascinating, very personal work which explores the enduring power of the myths that influence our lives and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present.

Campbell, author of The Masks of God and a respected mythologist, conceived these essays originally as lectures for Cooper Union's Forum series. They still resonate with echos of the hall as he recapitulates the themes of his more scholarly works: namely, a Jungian view of the nature and origins of myth, and a conviction that myth is still (as it has been always and everywhere) the prerequisite to social stability and genuine self-realization. An anecdotal and comparative survey of the world's mythological lore is given here chiefly, however, as a touchstone for finding equivalent verities in our own time. This can lead to some startling speculations - e.g., that contemporary western soldiers suffer from want of a "war myth" which would "psychically induct" them to their role - and questionable conclusions, e.g., his celebration of the space race in that it reveals a powerful new "affect image" of earth as "the one oasis in all space," a "kind of sacred grove. . . set apart for the rituals of life." Ritual is the key word (for Campbell, life seems meaningless without it): the church, for instance, is in decline simply because it is not making an "affective display" of its rites and symbols, and schizophrenia (after Laing and Perry) is accepted as a benign parallel to "shamanistic crisis" and archetypical voyaging. But ritual per se is not enough to reconcile the curious east/west split in the author's own conservative thought, which would have progress and nirvana too. Best read as first heard, for the erudite incidentals and enthralling podium style.

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