Large groups of starlings fly in murmurations, making coordinated changes en masse; reacting togetheralmost instantaneously, they behave as critical systems. In nature, a system composed of severalelements in dynamic interaction becomes critical when all of those elements influence each other. Whenthat critical state is reached, the system can bifurcate, that is to say it suddenly changes its behaviour:this is what happens during an avalanche or the formation of crystals. In the case of murmurations, themovements of each bird are influenced by those of all the other birds. The starlings have no leader; it isas if they are all interconnected, permitting perfect coordination of the whole.After many collaborations in duo (with Émile Parisien, Michel Portal, Michael Wollny, FrançoisSalque) or within his quintet, Living Being, Vincent Peirani wanted to embark on another form oforchestration, that of the trio.With the Italian guitarist Federico Casagrande, who has been living in Paris for many years, andZiv Ravitz, an Israeli drummer who lives in New York, he forms a hybrid trio, guitar, drums, accordion,in which each musician can take the place of another, to become, by turns, a soloist, a rhythmist, acolourist, and so on.This cosmopolitan formula explores all kinds of music: enigmatic, oneiric, electronic, explosive,colourful, even silent. Everything is permitted and left to the free will of each of the three protagonists.Like the Joker - not so much the fictional super-villain of American comic books as the playingcard found in most card decks (the Joker can replace any other card and also be the highest trump) -all three of them have an equal and at the same time complementary role, and they are sometimes inopposition, unpredictable... Contradiction then adds to the trio´s soundscape, enriching it even furtherand affirming its originality.
Laced Records and Capcom team up once again to bring fans Resident Evil’s soundtracks on audiophile-quality vinyl. Pre-orders are now open for the Resident Evil 4 soundtrack on four LPs, featuring remastered audio from the 2005 Nintendo GameCube title, and brand new vinyl sleeve artwork by Boris Moncel. Resident Evil 4 fundamentally changed the survival horror series by injecting action gameplay moving to a more action-packed over-the-shoulder camera. The gaming world continues to celebrate it as one of the most tightly designed and inventive video games ever made a true classic that inspired many other games across several genres. For the music score, composers Shusaku Uchiyama and Misao Senbongi ratcheted up the tension with layers of unsettling electronic sounds and percussion loops; and also created fan favourite tracks Serenity and Save Theme suffused with anxious, atmospheric synths. Features: 4x LP black vinyl Features the score from the 2005 Nintendo GameCube title Tracklists: End of Umbrella The Drive ~ First Contact Ganado I A Strange Pasture A Ruined Village Ganado II Serenity Ganado III Del Lago Noche El Gigante Echo in the Night Bitores Mendez Hard Road to the Castle Game Over Catapult Garrador Ganado IV Cold Sweat Target Practice Novistadors Central Hall Agony Evil Malaise Crazy Cultist Drivers Bad Vibes Verdugo Robo-Salazar Tower of Death Salazar Save Theme Infiltration Ganado V Regenerador U-3 Path to Closure Krauser Back-Up Final Battle The Escape Horizon Sorrow (Ending Credits) Result The Mercenaries The Mercenaries~Leon The Mercenaries~Ada The Mercenaries~Krauser The Mercenaries~Hunk The Mercenaries~Wesker Assignment Ada Assignment Ada End Roll~tarde Assignment Ada End Roll~noche the another order Ganado VI Interlude Intention Shipyard End and Aim The Enemy Time Limit The Another End
Waxwork Records is proud to present FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Harry Manfredini! Available for the very first time on vinyl, and sourced from the original 1986 master tapes, Waxwork is thrilled to release the long awaited soundtrack to the fan favorite installment of the Friday The 13th Franchise. The film follows Jason Voorhees who, after accidentally being ressurrected, stalks yet another group of camp counselors. This version of Jason, a now undead and more supernatural version of the character, would become the standard depiction of the masked slasher for the rest of the series. The score by Friday The 13th veteran composer, Harry Manfredini, features his biggest and most bombastic score to date in the series. Working with a full orchestra and with the budget to include updated sound design and electronic work, Manfredini takes the franchises music to new heights before his hiatus from the series, returning years later to score Parts 9 (Jason Goes To Hell) and 10 (Jason X). Pressed to 180 gram Electric Purple vinyl, and with all new artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, the score to JASON LIVES is housed in deluxe packaging and is ready to terrorize your turntable! Available For The first Time On Vinyl Art By Ghoulish Gary Pullin 180 Gram “Electric Purple Lightning” Marble Vinyl (Clear w/ Purple and White Veins) Sourced From The Original 1986 Masters Deluxe Packaging
Late Night is the third expansion pack to the Sims 3, developed by the Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. The expansion features many new activities for the sims to do, all of the surrounding the subject of late-night fun.Have your sim feel like a celebrity in the hottest spots in the city, partying with the stars, engaging in celebrity debauchery and so on.Nightlife gameplayIn The Sims 3 Late Night, your sim can become a true celeb. Thanks to new Lifetime Rewards, your sims can become the regulars at the parties organized by the hottest people in town, turn even the dullest outing into a good time for everyone and impress their friends with their party game skills. In Late Night, your sim can form a band and embark on a journey to stardom, become a world-class director or the newest acting revelation, and many, many more.New activitiesThe Sims 3: Late Night showers the players with new activities. Your sims can decide to master acting and directing skills by developing a career in film. Nothing says celebrity like having a successful movie production under your belt. If acting is not necessarily your thing, you can still choose from other career options. Music path has been updated, with sims being able to learn to play bass, drums, and piano. Another fun skill is Mixology. Impress your friends with excellent drinks and become the star of every party.
Before he created Westworld and Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton first blurred the line between science fiction and science fact with his breakout success The Andromeda Strain. Two years after the novel s publication, Robert Wise (The Haunting) directed the film adaptation, a nail-biting blend of clinically-realised docudrama and astonishing sci-fi visuals that ushered in a new subgenre: the killer virus biological thriller. A government satellite crashes outside a small town in New Mexico and within minutes, every inhabitant of the town is dead, except for a crying baby and an elderly derelict. The satellite and the two survivors are sent to Wildfire, a top-secret underground laboratory equipped with a nuclear self-destruct mechanism to prevent the spread of infection in case of an outbreak. Realising that the satellite brought back a lethal organism from another world, a team of government scientists race against the clock to understand the extraterrestrial virus codenamed Andromeda before it can wipe out all life on the planet. Aided by innovative visual effects by Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Silent Running) and an unforgettable avant-garde electronic music score by Gil Melle (The Sentinel), Wise s suspense classic still haunts to this day, and is presented here in a stunning, exclusive new restoration from the original negative. Special Edition Contents: New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original camera negative High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray presentation Original uncompressed mono audio, newly remastered for this release Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by critic Bryan Reesman A New Strain of Science Fiction, a newly-filmed appreciation by critic Kim Newman The Andromeda Strain: Making The Film, an archive featurette from 2001 directed by Laurent Bouzereau and featuring interviews with director Robert Wise and screenwriter Nelson Gidding A Portrait of Michael Crichton, an archive featurette from 2001 directed by Laurent Bouzereau and featuring an interview with author Michael Crichton Cinescript Gallery, highlights from the annotated and illustrated shooting script by Nelson Gidding Theatrical trailer, TV spots and radio spots Image gallery BD-ROM: PDF of the 192-page cinescript with diagrams and production designs Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley
Music is found in every identified culture that man has ever known, in past and in present. Every ancient tribe even the isolated ones have known to have music especially in their rituals and prayers. Music has always been a part of us since the ancient times. According to historians it has existence among us for the past 55,000 years. Initially music may have been invented in Africa which later developed to become an imperative part in human life. A culture's music is affected by all various facets of that culture, including economic and social group and skill, environment and access to equipment. The feelings and thoughts that music articulates, the circumstances in which music is played and heard, and the approach towards the music players and composers all differ between areas and ages. This book is all about concepts, conjectures and theories formed about the many characteristics of music. Music theory is a part of Musicology which is an intellectual analysis and study of music and musicology that comes under the vast field of studies on humanities. Music is normally concerned with intellectual characteristics of music like scales, tuning, consonance or rhythm but besides this there is another theory of the concrete aspects like creating music, orchestration, electronic sound and protection etc. Any person who learns, imparts and pens about music theory is a music theorist. The growth, conservation, and showcasing of music theory may be found in verbal and practical musical instruments, music-making traditions, and in other artifacts. Like the ancient instruments from China, Mesopotamia and other prehistoric sites all over the globe disclose minutiae about the music they created and, possibly, somewhat of the musical theory that could have been used by their makers. In prehistoric and existing cultures about the world, the profound and stretched origins of music theory are evidently clear in instruments, current music making and oral 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Matire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061834/bk_acx0_061834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if humanity suddenly encounters extraterrestrial intelligence on Earth? Bohemia Interactive presents: Arma 3 Contact – a spin-off expansion about the most important discovery in the history of mankind. As a soldier deployed to Livonia’s militarized Nadbór region, you will be among the first to study our alien visitors and determine their intentions. However, amid the tension and chaos, armed conflict inevitably unfolds. Arma 3 Contact’s military science fiction campaign arrives together with a massive new terrain, and introduces new factions, weapons, vehicles, outfits, equipment, and more to the wider Arma 3 sandbox.Key FeaturesSingleplayer Campaign "First Contact"Ever fantasize about what would happen if aliens arrive on Earth? The story-driven “First Contact” campaign places you right at the center of a mysterious event that will forever change the face of human history. As Specialist Aiden Rudwell, you are a NATO drone operator taking part in a military training exercise on Livonia. When a massive alien vessel enters the atmosphere, you are sent on a reconnaissance mission to investigate the extraterrestrial presence. The priority: to learn who or what they are, and find out why they are here. However, with our very existence in the balance, different interpretations fueled by a region-wide blackout quickly prove to be a surefire way to conflict. Over the course of this campaign, you will engage in field science, electronic warfare, and combat recon, in an experience delivered in authentic Arma 3 style.Livonia TerrainDense forests, wide open fields, and plenty of interesting landmarks – get ready to explore a fresh temperate summer environment ideally suited for combined arms warfare. Arma 3 Contact’s 163 km2 Eastern European terrain covers the partly abandoned Nadbór region within the larger Polish-speaking country of Livonia. This landlocked NATO member state shares borders with four other nations, including the Russian exclave Kaliningrad and CSAT partner Belarus, which inherently makes it a place of great geo-strategic importance. Its woodland locale is composed of a big set of completely new structures, props, and natural objects, complemented by objects from other Bohemia terrains.2 FactionsWith the new terrain come two relatively smaller but highly capable new military factions. Specifically, the Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz. The LDF equips its soldiers with high-end protective gear in a distinctive woodland ‘geometric’ camouflage design. This includes new fatigues, plate carrier vests, and advanced modular combat helmets with optional ear protectors and so-called ‘Spartan chops’. Meanwhile, the Russian Spetsnaz operators wear a new lightweight two-tone suit, a durable helmet based on CSAT design, and a chest rig which sports a cross-drawn chest holder for sidearms. Each faction is further enhanced by reskinned variants of existing Arma 3 assets, and made complete with new character faces and Polish or Russian radio protocols.5 WeaponsThe Contact expansion adds 5 weapons to your Arma 3 arsenal. The LDF makes use of the Promet Assault Rifle. This modular bullpup rifle is known for its unique detachable carry handle with integrated scope and can be fitted with an under-barrel grenade launcher or shotgun attachment. Then there are two additions to the AK family, which are primarily used by Russian Spetsnaz. The RPK-12 Light Machine Gun features a distinctive 75-round drum magazine, elongated barrel, a modified stock, and added foregrip. The AKU-12 Rifle is a lightweight carbine with a shorter barrel and a special muzzle brake. Lastly, Livonia’s civilian hunting enthusiasts bring in their own two weapons. The Mk14 Classic Hunting Rifle is a single fire walnut stock version of the military-issue Mk14, while the Kozlice Shotgun is a traditional break-barrel 12 gauge that can fire slug or buckshot shells, and comes in a regular and sawed-off variant.2 VehiclesSay hello to an unlikely pair of new vehicles. First up is the ED-1 Mini UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle). This small tracked electric robot is built to traverse complex terrain, and can transmit a live camera feed so that its operator can remotely assess the situation. Wielding its multi-joint swivel arm, the UGV’s two primary uses are CBRN Defense and Explosive Ordnance Disposal. The Science variant, the ED-1E*, is essentially a driving laboratory with sensors, a sampling laser, and a biopsy probe. For military use, the ED-1D variant comes prepared with a mounted Disruptor shotgun; ideal for demining operations and close encounters. On the opposite side of the vehicle spectrum drives the Tractor. This reliable Diesel workhorse from Arma 2 returns with a major upgrade to its model and textures, and might prove unexpectedly useful in certain circumstances.Gear*In response to First Contact, this spin-off expansion also hands you a variety of new gear. Perhaps most striking is the equipment related to CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) defense. This involves an oversuit – available in multiple colors and camouflage designs – and includes Air Purifying Respirator face masks and breathing apparatus backpacks. Another notable addition is the Spectrum Device. This is a handheld transceiver that can act as an electromagnetic spectrum analyzer. It can send and receive a myriad of signals at various frequencies, while – depending on what antenna is fitted – it can also be used for jamming or deception. As such, it is essential when it comes to scientific study, communications, or engaging in electronic warfare. Additionally, there is a radio backpack, prisoner blindfold, and, of course, the most proven measure of defense against alien interference: the tin foil hat.Classified IntelLittle is known about the extraterrestrial visitors, but their largest observed vessel is hard to miss. Presumably employing a form of gravity control, it appears to have little trouble maintaining levitation despite its massive size. It is unclear whether Livonia is the only arrival site on Earth, but the UFO is believed to purposely hover above an underground alien network that spans at least several kilometers. This network’s purpose and origin are entirely unknown, but it appears to be incredibly old since it has gone unnoticed for the longest time. Recent reports also mention sightings of highly advanced car-sized alien entities surveying the UFO’s nearby environment. However, much more information is needed before their true capabilities and purpose can be evaluated.Additional Multiplayer ScenariosJump into Arma 3’s official Zeus Game Master, Combat Patrol, and Warlords multiplayer modes with additional scenarios for the new Livonia terrain.Free Bonus ContentThe Arma 3 Contact spin-off expansion is supported by free new content for all Arma 3 owners.NATO Woodland Camouflage - NATO troops receive a modest range of gear in woodland camouflage, fitting for Livonia’s forest terrain.Civilian Clothing - Additional character gear helps represent the various civilian groups in the Nadbór region, such as the international Astra scientists, local farmers, and looters.100+ Decorative & Terrain Objects* - Content creators can let their imagination run wild with dozens of new structures and props, many of which are available in multiple color variants. Besides the new assets for the Livonia terrain, this includes objects related to CBRN (sealed transport packaging, a weather station, and more), Decontamination (tents, showers, spill bunds, cleaning equipment, tarps, liquid hoses, and more) and Field Outposts (rugged equipment, terminals, furniture, lamps, solar panels, power cables, cargo platforms, and more).Official Soundtrack - Listen to new music tracks composed specifically for the "First Contact" singleplayer campaign.* Some of these marked items might have advanced scripted gameplay functionality within Arma 3 Contact’s singleplayer campaign. However, please be aware that they are purely cosmetic and/or decorative when used across the vanilla Arma 3 sandbox, such as in multiplayer or in the Scenario Editor.Launch OptionsTo play the "First Contact" singleplayer campaign, you should open the Arma 3 Launcher and then hit the PLAY CONTACT button. Alternatively, you can visit the DLC section in the Arma 3 Launcher, load Arma 3 Contact there, and launch the game by clicking on the regular PLAY button. If you would like to play regular Arma 3 but still want to have access to the assets from the Contact expansion (such as the terrain, weapons, and vehicles), you can simply launch Arma 3 without loading Arma 3 Contact as optional DLC.New to Arma 3?If you’re interested in Arma 3 Contact but do not yet own the Arma 3 base game, we recommend purchasing the Arma 3 Contact Edition. This includes the Contact expansion plus the Arma 3 base game at a much lower price than when both are bought separately.
Strut präsentiert mit "Metal Dance" die neue Compilation des legendären Output-Labelgründer Trevor Jackson, dem Mann hinter Playgroup und einer der besten DJs Großbritanniens.Die Compilation gräbt tief im Untergrund und den tanzbaren Seiten von Industrial, Post-Punk und EBM (Electronic Body Music). Trevor überzeugt mit echten Leckerbissen, die seinen DJ- Sets seit zwanzig Jahren die nötige Würze verleihen.Klassikerschätze und Raritäten sind zu finden, dabei ein neuer Edit von Nitzer Ebb's "Control I'm here", die kühle Tanznummer "Surface Tension" von Analysis, Neon's düstere "Voices", die Neubauten im Adrian Sherwood-Mix, knallige Dubs von Pete Shelley und Alien Sex Fiend. Alles Sounds, die heutige Top-Produzenten wie LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip und The Knife stark beeinflusst haben. Hinzu gesellen sich unerwartete Stücke wie ein Track aus dem Kultfilm "Escape from New York" (John Carpenter), der von Klein & Mario Boncaldo (MBO) neu ge-edited wurde. Ein verlorener Albumtune des spanischen Avantgarde- Künstlers Diseno Corbusier und ein UK-Promo-only Mix von Yello's "You gotta say yes to another Excess" sind weitere Raritäten, die das Sammlerherz erfreuen. Seinen preisgekrönten Graphik-Design-Arbeiten für Soulwax folgend, bestätigt Jackson seine Ausnahmestellung als Künstler und Grafiker mit umwerfenden Grafiken für Metal Dance.
Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 5 December 2007) was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important (Barrett 1988, 45, Harvey 1975b, 705, Hopkins 1972, 33, Klein 1968, 117) but also controversial (Power 1990, 30) composers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Another critic calls him "one of the great visionaries of 20th-century music" (Hewett 2007). He is known for his ground-breaking work in electronic music, aleatory (controlled chance) in serial composition, and musical spatialization. He was educated at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and the University of Cologne, and later studied with Olivier Messiaen in Paris, and with Werner Meyer-Eppler at the University of Bonn. One of the leading figures of the Darmstadt School, his compositions and theories were and remain widely influential, not only on composers of art music, but also on jazz and popular-music artists. His works, composed over a period of nearly sixty years, eschew traditional forms.