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closer to the music Vol.5

Just as it’s four predecessors did, the compilation „closer to the music Vol.5 “ provides an aural overview of the latest and the forthcoming Stockfisch productions - this time for 2015. More than 79 minutes of unusual recordings and fascinating music.



Starting off with introductions to the soon-to-be-released albums:

Closer To The Music Vol.4

The Norwegian singer/songwriter/guitarist KERSTIN BLODIG presents her debut-album on Stockfisch. The recordings took place in a clearing in one of Germany’s largest forest areas - in Solling. The rich natural atmosphere - including birdsong & sounds from the vegetation - fits wonderfully to Kerstin’s haunting Norwegian songs and soulful acoustic-guitar playing. We have already had the pleasure of experiencing guitar legend DON ROSS as accompanist for Brooke Miller in Northeim, and now he has played in his own solo-CD. This is virtuoso guitar music coupled with a warm voice, including a cover of Sting’s “If You Love Somebody”. Stockfisch is particularly proud and happy to welcome the famous American singer-songwriter CARRIE NEWCOMER to the fold. Her rich velvety voice and heartfelt songs captivate audiences world-wide. A further international star was in Northeim: TONY CHRISTIE - yes the Tony Christie! He came to the Stockfisch studios together with the musicians from RANAGRI to make an album of Irish songs. Tony has strong Irish roots and interprets the songs with his very individual voice supported by wonderful acoustic arrangements.

But recent productions also enrich the sampler „closer to the music Vol.5“:

Naturally ALLAN TAYLOR is of course represented with a song song of his last album “All Is One”; the New York songwriter STEVE STRAUSS presents his 3rd Stockfisch album and established popular label stars DAVID ROTH and PAUL STEPHENSON let us hear excerpts from their current albums.

A very special part of this compilation are tracks 17 to 19, not just because they come from the the so-called “classical music” genre, but also because of the sound-technical aspect - a true wealth of sonic treasures - which we wanted to present to you. The LA FOLIA BAROCKORCHESTER played in violin concertos - by Vivaldi and Brescianello. Each instrument was played by only a single player - “closer to the music” par excellence! With our friends from The SPIRIT of GAMBO we went to Haarlem (NL) and did the very first (!) recording ever of the complete “First Set of Madrigals and Mottets of 5. parts“ by Orlando Gibbons. Last and certainly not least we present a piece by China’s most famous female singer, SONG ZUYING, whose album we recorded in Bejing. At the recent 57th Annual GRAMMY awards (2015) this SACD was nominated in the category “Best Surround Sound Album”.

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Other "closer to the music" releases:

• Closer To The Music Vol.4
  SACD/CD (Stereo)
Closer To The Music Vol.4

"The eighteen selections are from current releases and upcoming projects. In essence this is a representation of the unique eminence of this label…that is acoustic music defined by pristine engineering."

" … Gunter Pauler continues to set the pace in enhanced detailed engineering. For anyone with a predilection for superior audiophile recordings, this is an opportunity to expand their collection by selecting for purchase some of the albums sampled." http://audaud.com

Details       SFR 357.4011.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Closer To The Music Vol.3
  SACD/CD (Stereo)
Closer To The Music Vol.3

This is the third compilation from the critically acclaimed "Closer to the Music" sampler series:

You will listen to recent recordings of known artists like Sara K., Allan Taylor, Eugene Ruffolo and David Munyon , but also to new Stockfisch-discoveries like Dennis Kolen (NL), Paul O´Brien (CDN), BEOGA (IRL), Carl & Parissa (AUS), Beo Brockhausen (D) and more.

Details       SFR 357.4009.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Closer To The Music Vol.2
  SACD/CD (Stereo)
Closer To The Music Vol.2

These recordings are nothing short of amazing; I can’t imagine anyone not finding something to love here. Very highly recommended! Tom Gibbs, http://audaud.com

SACD-Hybrid (DSD-Stereo + CD-Layer): 15 tracks (70 min.) among other with Sara K., Steve Strauss, Eugene Ruffolo, Mike Silver, David Munyon …

Details       SFR 357.4006.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Closer To The Music Vol.1
  SACD/CD (Stereo)
Closer To The Music Vol.1

This is a compilation of music from the Stockfisch Records label with music from Allan Taylor, Sara K, Chris Jones, Mike Silver, Steve Strauss, David Munyon, Paul Stephenson and David Roth

"As samplers go, this is one of the best. An excellent cross section of artists from the Stockfish catalog. I am especially taken by the cuts from Alan Taylor ("The Beat Hotel" in particular) and Chris Jones. Sonics are clean, clear and crisp, with an exceptional sense of timbre. John Crossett, www.soundstage.com

Details       SFR 357.4006.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Vinyl-Collection Vol.3
  180g-Vinyl LP

For the third edition of our Stockfisch Vinyl Vinyl Collection this time we selected titles from our current program, which fit soundwise particularly well on vinyl record: deep-sounding, smooth and transparent timbre characterize the 10 pieces on Vol.3.

Among them are "good old friends" such as ALLAN TAYLOR or STEVE STRAUSS - but also Günter Pauler's new discoveries for Stockfisch like CARRIE NEWCOMER from Indiana, Kerstin Blodig from Norway or the Anglo-Irish band RANAGRI.

Details       SFR 357.8015.1    (25,50 EUR+deliv)

• Vinyl-Collection Vol.2
  180g-Vinyl LP

Good to discover: although downloads and mp3-players conquer the world of media, the quality of 60 year old longplayer vinyl format still is appreciated by manies …

We compiled the tracks for this Vinyl Collection Vol.2 following the established criteria of the „closer to the music“ compilations: On one hand we want to offer samples of current Stockfisch albums, on the other hand we would like to give a sneak peek on our future CDs.

Details       SFR 357.8009.1    (25,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Vinyl-Collection Vol.1
  180g-Vinyl LP

The first Vinyl-LP sampler by Stockfisch is released: the Stockfisch Records Vinyl Collection:

We selected 10 tracks from the Stockfisch repertoire of the last four years and cut them on an audiophile 180g-Vinyl. Featuring Sara K., Steve Strauss, Chris Jones, David Roth, Eugene Ruffolo, Paul Stephenson, Louis Capart, Mike Silver, Christian Willisohn and Ewen Carruthers.

Details       SFR 357.8006.1    (31,50 EUR+deliv.)