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Help recommend some tunes for me ;-)

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Napier, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Napier

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for some music to really chil out to and show off my new system. I have recently bought Aelite three 5.1 package with a REL strata sub instead of the AE one. Also a Denon 3805 and Denon 3910 DVD/CD player.

    I am really looking for the kind of highland music I have heard once before. Also that lady who did the song from Gladiator Leanne Gerrard I think was her name. I want to try and find this sort of music, the type of beautiful scottish music with nice singing or vocals of some sort.

    Do any of you posses such CD's and can you suggest some for me to buy?

    What is this genre of music actually called or do none of you know what I mean?

    Napier
     
  2. laser

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    If you want to 'chill out' try any Diana Krall SACD's. Music ranges from modern jazz to modern american song book tpye stuff. The quality is magnificant if you are wnating to show off what 5.1 system can do with a good SACD.
     
  3. pringtef

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    I think directing you towards some of the Clannad stuff would be what you're thinking of.

    Either of the greatest hits ones will do you well.

    Another superb song with Clannad is Paul Youngs "Both Sides Now.

    Haunting!
     
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    and if you like Clannad, then next stop is Enya.

    Moving away from the Celtic influence try

    Swap to the ambient music front with the avant garde Brian Eno - Music for Airports / Another green World/ My life in the Bush of Ghosts etc

    Or more dance oriented laid back music from the Orb - Adventures beyond the Ultraworld - this is very chilled and has me tranced in about 10 minutes.

    If you want to go stranger still, try William Basinski - The River
     
  5. Kenny Glasgow

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    ...also check out Royksop Melody AM, any of the Air CDs, Rushes by the Fireman (Macca!), Bowie's Low, Future Sound of London etc etc
     
  6. alancolledge

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    goldfrapp's Black cherry will give your system a run for it's money. Brill album ;)
     
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    Lisa Gerrard did an album recently called 'Immortal Memory', with an Irish classical musician called Patrick Cassidy - well worth getting hold of.

    If you want to try something a little further afield, give something like Sigur Ros a go.

    HTH
     
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    Not exactly music to chill out too, but if you want to show off your new kit, the AIX DVD-Audio disc, Bad Haggis is a must have!
    Featuring:
    ERIC RIGLER pipes, whistles & vocals
    KATHLEEN KEANE fiddle, whistles & vocals
    MIKE LINDEN vocals & electric bass
    ALBERTO LOPEZ percussion & vocals
    BRYON HOLLEY drums and vocals

    It has been described as "cutting-edge Celtic meets groovin' jazzy-world fusion"

    The dynamics and recording quality of this disc are outstanding! :thumbsup:
     
  9. wishy

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    Sorry a bit off subject :rolleyes:
    Some great recommends, am I right in thinking if you want to listen to SACD you have to connect via analogue interconnects. Digital not work?
     
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    Wishy,

    the answer to your question is that it can be either analogue or digital. To transfer the signal digitally you must have both player and amplifier/receiver equipped with firewire ports and connected with a suitable interconnect. I think the digital to analogue (D/A) conversion then takes place in the amplifier/receiver.

    For the majority of us not blessed with such luxuries, the connection is via six analogue interconnects and the D/A conversion is then in the player.

    Cheers,

    Leander
     
  11. wishy

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    Cheers Leander,

    Sounds like I need analogue then cos no firewire on my Denon DVD or amp. Is the sound quality improvement on standard toslink digital connections worth the bother then, 24 bit to apposed to 16 bit, just a guess!

    Fairly new to all this, learning curve pretty damn steep :confused:
     
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    Hi Wishy -
    I was recently demo-ing some gear, including the Denon 3805 and 2910, and the guy was saying that he thought that more expensive DVD players sound better when connected with analogue connectors while listening to music anyway. Dunno what anybody else thinks?
     
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    any Larry Carlton recomended Sleep walk and sappire blue
     
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    :nono: Noooo ... much better just to stop with Clannad.

    Like the other recommendations though :thumbsup:

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    Capercaillie are the 'Scottish Clannad' so are worth a try.

    There's Loreena McKennitt too. I think she's canadian but in the same vein.
     
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    Zero seven is simply good for the soul.
     
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    Cinematic Orchestra - Everyday is one of my fave chillout albums. Sade won't take you far wrong either!
     
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    Sub Sub, sorry I mean Doves. All three albums are essential listening.

    Pete.
     

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