Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Sigur Rós - Culture Show Special

Sigur Rós - Culture Show Special 20.10.2007

As requested [thanks Emerline - Just about melted off my chair watching this again. Its been 10 years and this STILL gives me goosebumps listening to it] reposted from October 2008.
(I don't use Rapidshare anymore so many of the early links have gone. Please do request anything to be re-posted if you find a dead link)

~ Video and Audio - Exclusive live studio acoustic version of Njosnavelin. An essential viewing for Sigur ros fans and in fact everyone. This is the best interview i have seen of them to date. It shows them as they are, despite enormous success, still very much down to earth and quite humble. Its geat to hear Jonsi finally reveal the truth behind 'Hopelandic' his made up lanquage! I like Verity Sharp, she is doing a similar job to the late John Peel with the BBC show 'Late Junction' Watch her face during the performance!

"Verity Sharp meets the four-piece band Sigur Ros in their native Iceland and on their visit to the UK for the 2007 Electric Proms. They have sold two million albums globally and their haunting music has been used as a soundtrack on trailers for the BBC series Planet Earth. They talk about their unique sound and their film Heima, which chronicles a series of unannounced gigs in Iceland in 2006"

[MF] -  Njosnavelin exclusive acoustic track+Entire show AUDIO
[MF] - Complete VIDEO (74mb)
[MF] - Complete VIDEO HQ (300mb) - part1   part2   part3

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sigur Rós - Written and Audio Interviews 2002

To complete the concert postings from 2002 on Victoryroselossless I posted a pack which contains over fifteen different interviews, both written articles and audio clips. Some really interesting stuff! Click the link above or download direct here
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13.12.2002 Háskólabíó Reykjavík IC - SBD - Re Master *Top Ten Concert*

Perfect quality SBD from 2002 just posted over on Victoryroselossless  :D

Ólafur Arnalds - set to release his first Hollywood film score.

Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds set to release his first Hollywood film score.

Ólafur Arnalds' original motion picture soundtrack for Sam Levinson's feature film debut 'Another Happy Day', starring Ellen Barkin and Demi Moore, will see a worldwide release via UK modern classical label Erased Tapes Records on February 27, 2012.
PRE-ORDER it on CD/Vinyl/Digital now from: ErasedTapes

'In mid-December 2010 I was on a holiday in China when I received an email from Sam Levinson about the film. We got on the phone at like 4 in the morning Beijing time and ended up talking all through the night, instantly connecting. He told me that they had been listening to my music while making the film, so the film was already very influenced by my music. However, it was not until Ellen Barkin -- the beautiful force that she is -- had pestered the producers for a week, calling them every day about how I am the right one for this film, that they finally gave in. The only catch was that it had to be done two weeks later, in the first week of January. So I ended up scoring nonstop all throughout Christmas, making my mother mad in the process.' - Ólafur Arnalds
Born in the suburban Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær, a few kilometres outside of Reykjavík, the 24-year old composer has always enjoyed pushing boundaries with both his studio work and his live-shows. Through relentless touring and determination this young artist has steadily gained recognition worldwide and continues his mission to lure an indie-generation of pop and rock fans into an emotive world of beguiling electronic chamber music and delicate classical arrangements.
'The indie kid who knows the score' -- Guardian's Observer
'An artist who can exert power with the lightest of touches' -- BBC Music
1. The Land Of Nod 2. Through The Screen 3. Before The Calm 4. Lynn's Theme 5. Alice Enters 6. The Wait 7. A Family Stroll 8. Poland 9. Out To Sea 10. Autumn Day 11. Everything Must Change


Released by: Erased Tapes Records Ltd.
Release/catalogue number: ERATP038
Release date: Feb 27, 2012
ISRC: GB-WZD-11-03808

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Kyle Bobby Dunn - An Evening With Dusty

Kyle, one of my all time favourite Ambient/Drone composers has uploaded a new/old! song for your listening pleasure. You can download directly from the player...Its beautiful

Mores of Kyle's tracks to listen to here

Sunday, 22 January 2012

K.C & J.H - Diamond Mine - Live 2011

K.C & J.H - Diamond Mine - Live 2011

A very special and rare appearance of the Mercury Award Nominated 'Diamond Mine' album, live. There are four songs here from the concert which they played from the album itself. There was some editing done to remove some private jokes from KC with the audience (if you where there you'll know what I mean!) I also made something of a 'clever' edit to allow the songs to flow seamlessly due to some problems with the piano on the night. I hope Im forgiven for this but I trust a listen will bring forbearance as it sounds wonderful. As it is such a beautiful album in itself I hope this may lead some new people to buying it!

1, John Taylor's Month Away
2, Bats In The Attic
3, Bubble
4, Your Young Voice

[MF] Download
To Buy/Stream/Enjoy

J.C & J.H - NPR Tiny Desk Concert - Video

A lovely intimate 15 minute video of them both playing together for the wonderful NPR

[MF] Video - Part1   part2
Download audio direct

Saturday, 21 January 2012

No More Bandwidth

Sorry folks, until the beginning of next month I have no more bandwidth to offer!
In essence I pay both for all these files to be hosted and for the bandwidth (the GB's) to allow you as a free user to download these files for free. Unfortunately, as I have no extra money you have to wait until 2/14/2012

With Heartfelt thanks to Jay all files should be available again to download...

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

23.11.2002 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, USA -SBD - Re Master v.02v - *Top Ten Concert*

Amazing new Soundboard re-master posted over on Victoryroselossless

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Jónsi - Cirque Royal, Belgium 21.11.2010 - Re-master

Jónsi - Cirque Royal, Belgium 21.11.2010 - Re-master

Lineage: at943 - SP-SPSB-11 (Bass Roll-off at 95 HZ) - Edirol R09 at 16 bit 44.1 Khz Transfer : SD card > SDslot > PC > Audition 1.5 > Cdwave > FLAC (8)

With heartfelt gratitude to bnz for both allowing to share this and kind permission to post a re-mastered version.
An interesting sound on this one. Its quite immediate, very much how it felt the times I was quite close to the stage, in that Jónsi comes across quite close and clear. There is also quite an interesting 'feeling' with the drums and the bass. Its quite a colourful sound which I hope lends itself particularly to something of the feel of the live experience off the Go Tour rather more than perhaps a direct line soundboard recording which although more accurate, would miss something of the experience 
Full artwork & notes are included.
Ps I still another 3 or 4 Jónsi concerts to post!

Set List:

01 Stars in still water
02 Hengilás
03 Icicle sleeves
04 Kolniður
05 Tornado
06 Sinking friendships
07 Saint naive
08 Go do
09 Boy lilikoi
10 Animal arithmetic
11 New piano song
12 Around us
13 Sticks and stones
14 Grow till tall

[MF] Flac - part1   part2   part3
[MF] Mp3 - download  

Monday, 2 January 2012

Sigur Rós - Laugardalsholl, Reykjavik 23.11.2008 Re-master - 'The Last Concert!'

Sigur Rós - Laugardalsholl, Reykjavik 23.11.2008 Re-master - 'The Last Concert!' 

Lineage: at831 - SP-SPSB-11 (Bass Roll-off at 107 HZ) - Edirol R09 at 16 bit 44.1 Khz
Transfer: SD card > SDslot > PC > Audition 1.5 > Cdwave > TLH > FLAC (8) - Re-master...

Quality/Performance: 88/100

Firstly I must say a huge thanks to 'bnz' for his kindness in making this re-master possible.
Secondly, the 'Last Concert' tag. Its not the last concert ever! but from a recent comment by the band it seems this will be the last concert, musically speaking of this type and feel.
I thought then this would be a wonderful post to end 2011 and to begin 2012 by posting the last concert the band performed live together and to mark what promises to be one of the most exciting years for fans for a long time with a new album coming [maybe March...ish] and a tour or at least live performances nearing the end of the year.
The recording here is wonderful, the only criticism would be it is a little 'hot' but not enough to spoil your listening enjoyment

Set List:

01 Svefn g englar
02 Glosoli
03 Ný batterí
04 Fljótavik
05 Við spilum endalaust
06 Hoppípolla
07 Með blóðnasir
08 Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
09 E-bow
10 Sæglópur
11 Festival
12 Hafsól
13 Gobbledigook
14 All alright
15 Popplagið

[MF] Flac - part1   part2   part3  track7 (sorry missed in the making of the zips!)
[MF]  Mp3 -    part2   part1 - newlink