Matthew Lien "Arctic Refuge"

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Автор: Mineralist 12/12/2017, 16:23

Matthew Lien "Arctic Refuge" SACD

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Гибридный SACD : 5.1

  1. Among The Rafters Of The Earth [05:17]
  2. Currents [05:05]
  3. Under Mountain And Valley [06:05]
  4. Moon Over Crow Mountain – Intro (legend of the man without fire) [01:46]
  5. Moon Over Crow Mountain [02:52]
  6. A Perilous Trek [02:49]
  7. The Journey Home [04:00]
  8. Renewal [04:29]
  9. One River To The Sea [03:55]
  10. Whales [06:10]
  11. Heart Of The Refuge [04:13]

Recording Engineer (stereo & 5.1): Michael W. Harris

Whispering Willows Music / Warner Chappell 2003 (WWS-2004), 2004

Автор: Mineralist 12/12/2017, 16:34

Перед рассмотрением второй по счёту мультиканальный SACD Матвея Льена.
Первый лежит здесь:

Собрал, как водится, досье.

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Matthew Carl Lien (/liːˈɛn/ lee-EN; born 10 May 1965 in San Diego, California) is a Yukon, Canada based world music singer-songwriter and producer. His primary lyrical and musical focus is on environmental and cultural themes.
For more details on the John Graham Defense Committee, see Anna Mae Aquash.
Matthew Lien is the President of the John Graham Defense Committee.
Matthew Lien is a co-founder the Caribou Commons Project, a coalition of artists and activists working for the permanent protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Matthew Lien has also released two albums focusing on the same issue, including "Caribou Commons", and "Arctic Refuge".
In 2009, Lien married Ms. Liu Kuan-yu (English name: "Daisy"), a Taiwanese national from a well-connected family in Miaoli County. Daisy gave birth to a son on 24 May 2009. Matthew's father, Merle "The Flying Squirrel" Thorman Lien died on 2 September 2014. He was 83 years old.

Из семейной сводки становится понятна любовь китайцев к его музыке, широкая дистрибуция дисков на китайских территориях (КНР, Тайвань, Конгконг) и эксклюзивный (только там) выпуск альбома Matthew Lien "Bleeding Wolves" в мультиканальном SACD тоже сейчас не секрет.

Мэтью всячески позиционирует себя северным жителем североамериканского континента, аборигеном и любителем тамошней дикой природы. Свою музыку тоже посвящает этим темам, воспевает жизнь коренных народов Канады и Аляски (ибо, дескать, сам такой), хотя по ней этого не сильно слышно. Можно, конечно, причислить её к World Music, однако по-настоящему местного «фолка» мало: свирелька-дудочка изредко, порой, как в этой программе, птички, хрюшки-олешки, ветра, лисы-киты, громы-и-молнии, прибой-отбой. Чаще всего мы слышим инструментальные (европейские по духу) и, реже, вокальные пьесы - номера, исполненные нормальной (в смысле традиционной) поп-рок группой с привычным для неё инструментами, ну, может, с добавлением струнных – виолончелей, скрипок и т.п. В принципе, МК-миксеру есть где разгуляться. И в «Кровавых волках» «разгул» слышен. К сожалению, тот же самый инженер (Michael W. Harris) как-то подустал, наслушался миксов Джеймса Гатри и окончательно скис. Я не всуе упомянул Гатри: оно – самое кино. «Якорь» во фронтах, в тылах эхо (минус вокал) с вкраплениями лёгких эффектов, тарелочек, кое-каких партий и, главное, объёмных звуков дикой природы (см. выше каких). Именно «природе» миксер и уделил здесь больше всего внимания. Забыл, понимаете, что озвучивает. thinking.gif Вот такой концепт. Поэтому, сильных откровений не ждите. Музыка по-прежнему, мелодичная (иногода, благодаря саксу, ну совсем сопливая), вокальные треки (4 шт) весьма красивы, аранжировки богаты... приода-мать-её.. а вот мультиканального праздника не получилось. Увы, 6 баллов. По сравнению с «волками» регресс. 09-thumbs_down.gif

Arctic Refuge is an adventure of music and sound resulting from several expeditions to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the north-western Canadian range of the Porcupine River caribou herd which calve on the coastal plain of the refuge each year.
This 130,000-strong caribou herd annually completes what is considered to be the longest migration of any land animal on earth, to calve within a narrow strip of coastal plain – known as the “1002 Lands” – where 40,000 calves are born within a two week period.
Produced in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound, and released as a hybrid SACD (compatible with CD players), Arctic Refuge combines Matthew’s original music composition with his textural environmental recordings, all coming together in a masterful work which celebrates one of our earth’s miracles of renewal and which draws attention to the threat of oil and gas development currently facing this fragile ecosystem and the Gwich’in aboriginal culture.
I remember learning of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge decades ago, for its natural wonders such as the migratory spectacle of the caribou and many migratory birds flying in from as far away as Antarctica. And it was also the threat of oil and gas development presented by multinational oil companies and pro-development conservatives in the United States government which kept this remote arctic habitat in the spotlight.
I could not have foreseen the degree to which this last remaining North American wilderness would change my life.
Back in 1996, while looking for another endangered wilderness to champion with our annual interpretive multimedia concerts known as the Yukon Wildlands Projects, my friend and fellow artist/adventurer Ken Madsen and I were both drawn to, and daunted by, the plight of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For years this place had been a virtual battleground pitting aboriginal and environmental groups against rabid resource-hungry corporations and politicians.
Would we really be able to have much impact within such a monumental struggle?
After our first expedition to the Arctic Refuge, and continuing to work closely with Ken, the Caribou Commons Project ( was founded in 1998. This non-profit society was represented by a coalition of aboriginal and environmental representatives dedicated to securing permanent protection for the calving grounds within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Several expeditions and a decade later, the battle rages on.
Just as the caribou struggle through chest-deep snow and ice-choked rivers to arrive in the Arctic Refuge in time for calving – as they have done for tens-of-thousands of years – so also do we strive to inspire and educate Americans and Canadian alike. Our efforts have been manifested through live multimedia concert tours, speeches, photography, book publications, CD releases, and direct lobbying within the corridors of the US Congress.
Arctic Refuge is my attempt to tell the story of a wilderness and a natural wonder which must be protected for future generations.
Your purchasing of Arctic Refuge helps to support this effort. It is our hope that one day, the mere 200-day oil supply for the United States which lies beneath the coastal plain will no longer be considered valuable enough to justify the annihilation of a timeless ecosystem and the sacred connection which the Gwich’in share with this land.
Together, we will succeed.

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