Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Terje Rypdal - Lux Aeterna (2002)


Previously on OPIUM HUM:
Terje Rypdal - Bleak House (1968)
Jan Garbarek with Terje Rypdal - Esoteric Circle (1969)
Terje Rypdal - Terje Rypdal (1971)
Terje Rypdal - After the Rain (1976)
Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Jack DeJohnette - S/T (1979)
Terje Rypdal - Descendre (1980)
Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Jack DeJohnette - To Be Continued (1981)
Ketil Bjørnstad, David Darling, Terje Rypdal & Jon Christensen - The Sea (1995) + The Sea II (1998)

A breathtaking work of jazz-informed contemporary classical that's unlike anything else I've posted by Mr. Rypdal. Some of the most haunting, sublime sounds he's ever made.

Track listing:
1. 1st Movement - Luminous Galaxy
2. 2nd Movement - Fjelldåpen
3. 3rd Movement - Escalator
4. 4th Movement - Toccata
5. 5th Movement - Lux Aeterna

No, they couldn't believe it was you
But I knew


Also listen to:
Steve Tibbetts -
Northern Song (1982)
Zbigniew Preisner - Diaries of Hope (2013)

14 comments:

  1. D_S thanks very much for this, I never got around to buying this release. -Is there any chance you
    have the ECM album by composer Vladimir Godar "Mater"?

    Thanks either way, and it feels good to stop by, it's been too long & I need this sanity!

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    1. I do!
      http://www.mediafire.com/file/xr61fgq6uabwbbp/Mater_%25282006%2529.zip/file

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    2. D_S thank you man!!!! Made my night/weekend to come. Godar's chamber music is very good as are his few published neo-baroque yet dissonant works. This release is of particular interest to me as I'm a huge fan of the violinist/singer/composer Iva Bittová who is featured on this album. Are you familiar with her work? Back in '97 I discovered her self-titled album (on Nonesuch, released that year) and it's just something special. Between her avant-garde Czech/Moravian inspired fiddle playing and (at times) Meredith Monk-like vocals it's f'n magic.

      I'd offer to upload it for you but 2 years on and I still have no idea if you ever downloaded the 3 electronic/idm discs I sent you, I def asked ya a couple times but your'e a busy man XD

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  2. Good post, not on Youtube as well!

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  3. I'm in the mood to pay back bloggers like yourself who enrich people sonically and whether you realize it or not, do a lot of good for your audience.

    So I am going to recommend a couple of sites to you.
    http://livejazzlounge.com/
    This one I don't have to say anything about because it's right up your alley.
    http://folkyourself.blogspot.com/
    I can hear you say, NO! No! No!
    But! This is not your grandfather's folk, many posts here are post-punk, post world music,post 20th century. give it a try.
    The Saturday, October 19, 2019 post might be a good place to start.
    I hope I did good. Enjoy!
    I like the more peaceful stuff you select, not so much the other side of your taste.,but I admire your taste and knowledge. I always learn something here.
    Thanks for the Tucker Zimmerman Post. Do you have any of his more recent releases?
    Thanks and Enjoy!


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  4. D_S to be serious if you don't know Bittová's work I'd be glad to upload some for you - let me know.

    -Thanks again for the Godar

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  5. Rypdal rules, thanks man

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  6. Eos is getting hard to find (and expensive). Just saying...

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  7. Where are you? Come back! Hope all's ok...

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  8. Add links?
    https://josephbarulho.blogspot.com/

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  9. please come back. we are getting worried...

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  10. Miss you man. It's been almost a month. I know life presents itself with real priorities but your blog has been a great resource and outlet. Thanks, no matter what the future presents for you.

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