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Voyage en URSS Anthology of the Music of the Peoples of the U.S.S.R. Volume 4 - Georgia/Armenia Here's volume 4 of a 10-volume set of individually packaged LPs, recorded by Melodiya and in 1985 released also on Le Chant du Monde (Mel 23249-23250, LDX 74004). Each volume features one or two sides of instrumental music from a different Soviet Socialist Republic. The recordings feature performances by both amateurs and professionals, mostly instrumental but with some vocal tracks. The recordings are in most cases of the highest quality: rich, detailed, clean, with nice tonal balance. The LP pressings are quite good, with minimal pressing noise and essentially no tracking distortion. Each LP includes a booklet with brief descriptions of each track, descriptions of the instruments, and pictures of some of the instruments. Volume 4 has instrumental music from Georgia on side A and instrumental music from Armenia on side B. While there are a number of excellent performances on this LP, the highlights for me are three tracks featuring the duduk (A09, A10, B07), which I'm inclined to agree is, "perhaps the most beautiful of wind instruments." My LP copy is in excellent condition. It was transcribed to tagged 24-bit, 44.1 kHz FLAC files, using an analog rig that is near state-of-the-art. I used the mildest possible de-clicking but otherwise no noise reduction. The torrent includes a PDF file with scans of the notes in English and pictures of instruments in the booklet. I own 7 of 10 volumes of this set and will be transcribing others in the coming weeks. Equipment used for A/D conversion: Linn Akiva phono cartridge, Linn LP12/Lingo turntable, Linn Ekos SE tonearm, Audioquest LeoPard tonearm cable, PS Audio PS2 preamplifier, Kimber PBJ interconnect, M-Audio Audiophile USB A/D converter. Georgian Instrumental Music 01 - Zorka.flac 02 - Georgian rhythm.flac 03 - Presence.flac 04 - Kartouli.flac 05 - Mtsem Suri.flac 06 - Pastorale.flac 07 - Song of Jana Achba.flac 08 - Sachidao.flac 09 - Mukhambazi.flac 10 - Mituluri.flac Armenian Instrumental Music 01 - The Shepherd's Call.flac 02 - The Funambulist's Dance.flac 03 - Tsitsernak.flac 04 - In the Moonlight.flac 05 - Skipping.flac 06 - You are a Bouquet of Flowers.flac 07 - From First Light.flac 08 - Chalakho.flac NOTE: To the best of my knowledge, these recordings are not currently available commercially. If you know otherwise, please let me know ASAP, as I do not wish any artists to be deprived of the royalties that they so richly deserve.
|Armenian Instrumental Music - 01 - The Shepherd's Call.flac||22.345 MB|
|Armenian Instrumental Music - 02 - The Funambulist's Dance.flac||19.84 MB|
|Armenian Instrumental Music - 03 - Tsitsernak.flac||27.005 MB|