GIRL RAYNorth London band Girl Ray return for their second album with a delightful, sun-kissed tribute to their love of pop and R&B.High quality, timeless pop songs weren?t always created in offices by handfuls of writers and marketing teams and then farmed out to the highest bidding singers. Once upon a time they were written and recorded by artists ? George Michael, Prince or Kate Bush for example ? who wanted to use the universal, happy medium of pop music to put across joyous, accessible messages of love, friendship and life to the world.And that?s what Girl Ray have done. They?ve done far more than just ?go pop.? To have the confidence to totally change one?s creative output is something so few artists manage, but they?ve nailed it.Back in 2017, the band Girl Ray released Earl Grey: a debut album of expertly-crafted, sweet, hummable songs about longing, friendship, self doubt and contemplation. It was a success. ?With Girl Ray, we knew we had found something special,? says Stephen Bass of Moshi Moshi who signed the band in 2016.After their tour rolled to a stop and Girl Ray?s members Poppy, Sophie and Iris floated back to earth, taking up employment in shops and restaurants. They hung about listlessly, struggled with bouts of feeling a bit shit and saw each together ritualistically despite not creating much music. Poppy started writing some new songs for their second record much like the sweet odes to longing, love and friendship on their debut. But the vibes just weren?t there. It was Ariana Grande?s explosion into pop culture that kickstarted a new era for Girl Ray. ?Thank U, Next came out and that kind of changed everything,? Poppy says. A quick glance at the band?s most-listened-to Spotify playlists informed them that they were far more into music from the likes of Calvin Harris, Destiny?s Child, Dua Lipa and Britney than they were into guitar music. That, combined with Ari?s ballad of self-love and the party vibe Girl Ray witnessed when touring with US band Porches (?their live game was so fun and super synthy and so danceable,? Sophie recalls. ?It looked like much more of a party,?) led to the band beginning to wonder if they could try their hand at making their own pop.After that realisation, everything clicked into place. Poppy began experimenting with writing songs over beats. ?I had to start learning how to write on a computer, using keyboards, and that made everything sound more pop,? she explains.The songs poured out. A collection of shimmering, foot-tapping, sparkling pop bangers. It?s unmistakably Girl Ray, but with added synths. If Earl Grey was a hot cup of tea and a cuddle on the sofa, Girl is being in a cab with the windows down on the way to a beach bar for sundowners. It?s the sun kissed excitement of Rihanna?s If It?s Lovin? That You Want, combined with the eye-rolling, impenetrable sardonic humour of a girl gang. Among the grin-inducing, trepidatious and intensely courageous R&B-style tracks on the album are beautifully composed piano ballads steeped in the sadness and unrequited love that made Earl Grey feel like a knowing look from an old friend.The band took the demos to Ash Workman at Electric Beach Studios in Margate. ?He has more of a pop background [Christine and the Queens and Metronomy] which is exactly why we wanted him for the job,? Poppy says. ?We didn?t have to compromise with him, he just got it straight away.? Ash listened to the demos and was keen to help them produce a record that sounded something like ?70s Drake.? The band were slightly confused by this, so they stuck pictures of Ariana around his mixing desk to remind him of his raison d?être. Even though Girl sounds a little like a cross between the Love Island soundtrack and The Power Out by Electrelane, it?s almost genre-less. Girl Ray have created something beautiful that hasn?t been seen for a long time now: expertly-crafted pop created by dedicated artists on a mission to make music for people to really enjoy. Music that doesn?t look to confuse or patronise. Music to fall in love to, to dance to. Songs you?d want to send to your friends. ?Pop is so fun and universal, even if you?re a super muso nerd who?s into Elliot Smith you?re still going to love hearing a bit of Whitney Houston and that?s really appealing to me,? Poppy says. ?If you hear a good groove you can?t not boogie, and we want our shows to be more of a party and for it to be more feelgood music.??With this new set of songs they have been brave enough to completely change their sound rather than playing it safe yet still remain unmistakably themselves,? says Stephen. ?A bold move perhaps, but a sign of that desire to push themselves that only the best artists have.?
Every unforgettable exploit of world-renowned, globetrotting hero Indiana Jones is featured with pristine picture and sound in Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures. The cinematic classic that started it all--Raiders of the Lost Ark--has been meticulously restored under the supervision of director Steven Spielberg and sound designer Ben Burtt. Additionally, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade have both been remastered alongside 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull making this landmark release the first time all four films in the epic and award-winning franchise have been available together in sparkling high definition. In addition to all of Indy’s thrilling adventures, the set includes seven hours of fascinating documentaries, featurettes and interviews with cast members and filmmakers. This comprehensive collection of behind-the-scenes bonus features is augmented by a brand new two-part documentary entitled “On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark – From Jungle to Desert and From Adventure to Legend.” Featuring nearly an hour of rarely seen footage from the set of the film and archival interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford, these captivating pieces transports fans back to where the legend began. Raiders of the Lost Ark has been painstakingly restored with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound and feel of the iconic film. The original negative was scanned at 4K and then examined frame-by-frame so that any damage could be repaired. The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981. New stereo surrounds were created using the original music tracks and original effects recorded in stereo but used previously only in mono. In addition, the sub bass was redone entirely up to modern specifications and care was taken to improve dialogue and correct small technical flaws to create the most complete and highest quality version of the sound possible while retaining the director’s vision. Disc 1--Raiders of the Lost Ark Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / French Dolby Digital 5.1 / German Dolby Digital 5.1 / German Surround Video: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Subtitles: English, English for the deaf and hard of hearing, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish Running Time: 115 mins approx. Special Features: • Teaser Trailer (HD) • Theatrical Trailer (HD) • Re-Issue Trailer (HD) Disc 2--Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / French Dolby Digital 5.1 / German Dolby Digital 5.1 Video: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Subtitles: English, English for the deaf and hard of hearing, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish Running Time: 118 mins approx. Special Features: • Teaser Trailer (HD) • Theatrical Trailer (HD) Disc 3--Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / French Dolby Digital 5.1 / German Dolby Digital 5.1 Video: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Subtitles: English, English for the deaf and hard of hearing, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish Running Time: 127mins approx. Special Features: • Teaser Trailer (HD) • Theatrical Trailer (HD) Disc 4--Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / French Dolby Digital 5.1 / German Dolby Digital 5.1 / Italian Dolby Digital 5.1 / Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 / Audio Descriptive Track English Dolby Digital 5.1 (feature only) Video: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Subtitles: English, English for the deaf and hard of hearing, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish Running Time: 123mins approx. Special Features: • Theatrical Trailer #2 (HD) • Theatrical Trailer #3 (HD) • Theatrical Trailer #4 (HD) Disc 5--Bonus Features Audio: English Stereo Subtitles: English, Cantonese, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish • New--On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark o From Jungle to Desert o From Adventure to Legend • Making the Films o The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 documentary previously unavailable on DVD) o The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark o The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom o The Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade o The Making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (HD) • Behind the Scenes o The Stunts of Indiana Jones o The Sound of Indiana Jones o The Music of Indiana Jones o The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones o Raiders: The Melting Face! o Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies (with optional pop-ups) o Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations (with optional pop-ups) o Indy’s Women: The American Film Institute Tribute o Indy’s Friends and Enemies o Iconic Props (Crystal Skull) (HD) o The Effects of Indy (Crystal Skull) (HD) o Adventures in Post Production (Crystal Skull) (HD) INDIANA JONES - RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Languages - English, French, German Subtitles - English, English SDH, French, Dutch, German, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian INDIANA JONES - TEMPLE OF DOOM Languages - English, French, German Subtitles - English, English SDH, French, Dutch, German, Danish, Finish, Swedish, Norwegian INDIANA JONES - THE LAST CRUSADE Languages - English, French, German Subtitles - English, English SDH, French, Dutch, German, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian INDIANA JONES - KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL Languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Subtitles - English, English SDH, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, Catalan INDIANA JONES - BONUS DISC Languages - English Subtitles - English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Catalan, Russian, Czech, Polish, Cantonese, Mandarin
Die Band, die ihre Art von langsamer, schwerer und kluger Musik als Stonegaze bezeichnet. Repress der EP von 2011,nnDie Band, die ihre Art von langsamer, schwerer und kluger Musik als Stonegaze bezeichnet. Repress der 2xLP von 2011. Mexican Summer present As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth by True Widow due for release on the 13th May 2016. Here is a band that has figured out how to play music that is traditionally recognized as heavy and slow, on traditional rock instruments, in a way that few have been able to accomplish: a melancholy, meditative approach to songwriting and soundscape that draws you in. They figured this out in the space of one album a self-titled debut from 2008. On As High As the Highest Heavens, they refine the work even further. Big guitar, bigger drums and the biggest bass effortlessly recreate the unending skies of prairie America, where storms blow across with fury, horizons are unencumbered by the choke of skyscrapers and electric light, and the atmosphere pushes you down. A rumbling backdrop of distortion churns away, both behind and within True Widow's plaintive song structures, but never overpowers it. Across a 50-minute runtime, the nine songs here range from excavated alt-rock anthems (Night Witches, Skull Eyes ) to methodical epics like Boaz and Blooden Horse, to triumphant bulldozers of sound like NH which splits the difference between dirge and hymn, the instruments staring into the ground while D.H. and Nikki's voices ascend to the clouds. TRACKS: 1. Jakyl 2. Blooden Horse 3. NH 4. Sku ll Eyes 5. Wither 6. Boaz 7. Night Witches 8. Interlude 9. Doomseer 10. Bathyscaphe (Bonus Track) 11. For Grace (Bonus Track) 12. SYB (Bonus Track)
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Trick Pony was an American country music group. It was formed in 1996 by Keith Burns (lead guitar, vocals), Ira Dean (bass guitar, upright bass, vocals), and Heidi Newfield (lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar). Under this original lineup, the group recorded three studio albums: Trick Pony, On a Mission and R.I.D.E., released in 2001 in 2002 and 2005, respectively. These albums produced eight charted singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which the highest peaking was 2002''s "On a Night Like This".
Domenico Alberti was an Italian singer, harpsichordist, and composer whose works bridge the Baroque and Classical periods. Alberti was born in Venice and studied music with Antonio Lotti. He wrote operas, songs, and sonatas for keyboard instruments, for which he is best known today. These sonatas frequently employ a particular kind of arpeggiated accompaniment in the left hand that is now known as the Alberti bass. It consists of regular broken chords, with the lowest note sounding first, then the highest, then the middle and then the highest again. This pattern is repeated. Today, Alberti is regarded as a minor composer, and his works are played or recorded only irregularly. The Alberti bass was used by many later composers, and it became an important element in much keyboard music of the Classical music era. In his own lifetime, Alberti was known as a singer. He often used to accompany himself on the harpsichord. Little is known of his life, but he was Venetian ambassador to Spain in 1736, where the famous castrato singer Farinelli heard him sing. Farinelli was said to have been impressed, although Alberti was an amateur
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Alberti bass is a particular kind of accompaniment in music, often used in the Classical era, and sometimes the Romantic era. It was named after Domenico Alberti (1710 1740), who used it extensively, although he was not the first to use it. Alberti bass is a kind of broken chord or arpeggiated accompaniment, where the notes of the chord are presented in the order lowest, highest, middle, highest. This pattern is then repeated. The broken chord pattern helps to create a smooth, sustained, flowing sound on the piano. Alberti bass is usually found in the left hand of pieces for keyboard instruments, especially for Mozart's Piano Pieces. However, it is also found in pieces for other instruments. For example Béla Bartók uses it towards the end of his String Quartet No. 5
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Clark Family Experience was an American country music band composed of six brothers, all with the surname Clark: Alan (guitar, vocals), Aaron (bass guitar, vocals), Adam (mandolin, vocals), Ashley (fiddle), Andrew (drums), and Austin (lap steel guitar, keyboards), all natives of the state of Virginia. Signed to Curb Records in 2000, The Clark Family Experience debuted on the American country music scene that year with the release of their single "Meanwhile Back at the Ranch". A Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, the song also became the thirteenth highest-selling single in the history of country music at the time. "Meanwhile Back at the Ranch" was the first of four chart singles from their self-titled debut album, released in 2000 as well. Due to a series of financial problems, however, the band declared bankruptcy and broke up later that year.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Raffaele Calace (1863 1934) was an Italian mandolin player and composer. He was born in Naples, Italy as the son of Antonio Calace, a successful instrument maker. Raffaele was initially trained to become a musician. At the same time, he discovered the possibilities of the mandolin and soon he became an unequaled mandolin virtuoso. After Raffaele Calace graduated with the highest honour at the Regio Conservatorio di Musica in Naples, his main intention was to give the mandolin a full and honourable place in music. To achieve this, he toured Europe and Japan giving countless concerts on the Neapolitan mandolin and the liuto cantabile. It is believed that this bass variant in the Mandolin family was initially created by the famous Neapolitan luthiers of the Vinaccia family in the last decade of the 19th Century and that it was perfected by Raffaele Calace himself. Raffaele Calace made three long-playing records on which he is heard as one of the greatest mandolin virtuosos and an unequaled performer on the liuto cantabile .
EXTRA BASS™ adds power to every bassline Push the EXTRA BASS button to add some serious low-end power to your music. It works by reinforcing basslines to create deep, punchy bass. Simply press the button to activate the mode, and be blown away by resounding bass2. Two-way design for flexible setup A flexible two-way setup gives you great sound, wherever you place the system. Set it up horizontally for a classic boombox feel, or flip it upright if you’re short on space. A built-in sensor optimises how sound is processed to stereo sound, whichever setup you choose. Seamless streaming with NFC and Bluetooth® Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth technology remove the need for wired connections and complex set-up sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled device to the headphones for a quick, seamless connection, then start streaming your music collection. No NFC? No problem. Connect via Bluetooth and you’re ready to go. Line and speaker lights create a party atmosphere Pump up the atmosphere with club-like line and speaker light with strobe flash. Synchronising with the rhythm of the beat, the power and speed of the light display matches the musical mood and atmosphere. One-box design for maximum portability Pick it up and party anywhere, thanks to the GTK-XB5’s one-box design. Whether you’re hanging out with friends at home or taking the party elsewhere, the compact design features a built-in handle for portability and convenience. ClearAudio+ enriches your music Unique to Sony, ClearAudio+ automatically adjusts sound settings for an enriching listening experience. By bringing together expertise in digital signal processing technologies, ClearAudio+ is able to optimise audio to deliver a consistently clear, high-quality sound, whether you’re gaming or enjoying music and movies. Party Chain lets you expand your speaker system Add extra power to your sound system. Connect multiple stereos in a chain for a higher sound output. Activate one device to be the ‘Party Host’ and sync music with the other systems in the chain. Enjoy higher quality Bluetooth streaming with LDAC LDAC is a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy the highest quality wireless audio via Bluetooth. With 3x the data transmitted, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music. DSEE automatically restores detail to digital music Boost the quality of your compressed music files. When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high frequency elements that add detail and richness to your favourite tracks. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high quality sound that’s closer to the original CD recording. Customise your settings with the SongPal app Have fun with your party settings from the dancefloor with the SongPal app. Simply download onto your smartphone and enjoy wireless control of all your party settings. Switch up lighting effects, or activate DJ effects and EQ settings to pump up the atmosphere. You can also select your favourite playlists from USB and cue the next song, without being tied to the DJ booth. Audio input and output Connect audio visual equipment with an audio input and output. Hook up a TV or extra speaker to give your home entertainment an audio boost.