Altus – The Elements

Altus - The ElementsFire, Water, Earth and Air. The four elements, as described by Altus’ excellent electronic compositions. There are four cd’s worth of material in thirty two tracks here, so get ready for a long listen. Moving atmospheric synths, piano, and orchestral instruments detail various aspects of the natural world, and take you inside each element. Almost minimal in composition, but very moving. Includes printable artwork for each cd.

Long time no see…

It’s been a busy summer what with my company being bought out and a little one who now can walk and explore places such as kitchen cabinets and eh… shall we say ‘sanitary fixtures’? Sorry there’s been no new music here for the last few but things are starting to slow down a bit so music posts should be picking up again. To start off, go check out Stephen Garton’s page. Stephen composes orchestral music. He has thirteen tracks on his site, but unfortunately they are not downloadable. But they are definitely worth listening to, just leave a browser window open in the background and let the sites flash player do the work.

If anyone still comes around these parts, if you know of a band or artist that has music on the web that deserves a mention here, then please by all means contact me. It takes quite a bit of time to search through all the music, worth posting and otherwise, that I come across on the web.

Thanks for remaining loyal readers of bahgheera’s orbit, stay tuned for more music.

Traditional Chinese Music

Traditional Chinese MusicTraditional chinese instrumental music is one of my favorite things in the world. If there was one place on earth that I could go visit right now, it would be China. To be able to see Guilin, to be able to inspect the clay soldiers in the tomb of Qin in Xian, to walk the streets in Shanghai – that would be my dream trip. But for now I’ll settle for some music from the culture. Sinohits.com has some excellent and well recorded songs available for listening. Sorry, no downloads here – the tracks play in windows media player only. But they are worth going to the trouble for, if you like this sort of thing. (Of course, if you’re just a tad bit sneaky, you’ll figure out how to grab them anyway.) Give yourself a culture injection and give these songs at least one listen.

Peabody Concert Orchestra – Various Performances

An excellent collection of classical performances spanning the entire range of well known composers. It’s the first time I’ve listened to Holst’s The Planets. Excellent quality recordings of very well done performances.

Sergei Rachmaninov – Etudes

Rachmaninov, the Russian composer, greatly influenced generations of composers. Here are fourteen of his Etudes-Tableaux.