29 jun. 2018

Sons of Korah - Shelter (2002)


"Shelter was released in November 2002 and is possibly the most reflective, even melancholic, of the Sons of Korah albums. It is a very moving album and one that has touched many people very deeply, particularly those dealing with grief and hardship.

The album was made in the wake of a two year period in which Matt Jacoby and Rod Gear were playing most gigs as a duo without the full band and the album reflects the more mellow performance that characterised that period. There is hardly any drums on this album and when the drum kit does appear it is only to create some dynamics. On Shelter Sons of Korah give heartfelt expression to some of the most beautiful moments in the psalms with sensitivity and feeling. Shelter has a very peaceful feel to it. It is one to listen to with headphones somewhere on your own. It includes Psalms 35, 1, 37 (in two parts), 127, 30, 73, 123, 128 and 51." (Source)

Tracks:
01. Psalm 35 Contend
02. Psalm 1 Blessed Is The Man
03. Psalm 37 (I) Shine Like The Dawn
04. Psalm 127 Unless The Lord Builds The House
05. Psalm 30 Garments Of Joy
06. Psalm 73 Whom Have I In Heaven But You
07. Psalm 123 I Lift Up My Eyes
08. Psalm 128 Olive Plants
09. Psalm 37 (II) Be Still Before The Lord
10. Psalm 51 A Broken Spirit And A Contrite Heart

Size: 60 MB

16 jun. 2018

Juan Carlos Alvarado - Tu Palabra Cantaré (2008) [MP3 192]




Canciones:
01. Salmo 3
02. Si Lo Puedes Creer
03. Por La Fe
04. Tu Palabra Cantare
05. El Amor
06. Salmo 5
07. Unico Dios
08. Te Vengo A Adorar
09. Solo Tu
10. No Callare
11. El Fuego En El Altar
12. El Tiempo De La Canción

Tamaño: 96 MB

7 abr. 2018

Harry Potter (Collezione in italiano) [PDF]


Collezione:

  • Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale 
  • Harry Potter e la camera dei segreti 
  • Harry Potter e il prigioniero di Azkaban 
  • Harry Potter e il calice di fuoco 
  • Harry Potter e l'Ordine della Fenice 
  • Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue 
  • Harry Potter e i Doni della Morte 
Extra:
  • Le fiabe di Beda il Bardo
Peso: 10 MB

29 mar. 2018

Susanna Nocchi - Grammatica Pratica Della Lingua Italiana (2002) [PDF]


«La “grammatica della Nocchi” si è affermata nel panorama dell’insegnamento dell’italiano per stranieri come uno degli strumenti più apprezzati da insegnanti e studenti per esercitare la grammatica italiana in modo completo ed efficace.

Il suo successo si deve:
  • alla presentazione chiara e sintetica delle regole attraverso schede grammaticali essenziali ed immediatamente comprensibili;
  • ad esercizi agili e graduati, che permettono di verificare subito e con efficacia le conoscenze acquisite;
  • all’attenzione riservata alle forme più utili e frequenti, in contatto diretto con una lingua pratica, autentica, di immediata utilizzazione.

Per andare incontro alle esigenze di insegnanti e studenti, questa edizione aggiornata è stata arricchita con nuovi esercizi, schemi grammaticali, test a puntie riquadri con curiosità linguistiche e suggerimenti per l’autoapprendimento. Infine, si presenta più nuova che mai, con una veste grafica rinnovata etotalmente a colori.» (Fonte)


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Peso: 18 MB

30 ene. 2018

Arca - Stretch 2 (2012) [MP3 V0]


«Arca doesn't want to make you dance. He'd rather watch you squirm, which is precisely what his contorted, writhing beats do. He's an artist that sounds distinctly uncomfortable in his own skin, every sound coming out in a warped, hellish gasp. At some level he's a hip-hop producer, but his shapeshifting illusions occasionally assume the forms of something resembling garage. Stretch 2 is his second effort for UNO NYC (home to the similarly ghoulish Gobby) and though it contains nothing as creepy as the first Stretch's "Ass Swung Low" (which recalled Aphex Twin's "Come to Daddy" with its deeply disturbing aural and visual content), it's a much more confident release that turns his blackened world of sound from impenetrable to frighteningly immersive.

Opener "Self Defense" is a good harbinger for what you're getting yourself into. What sounds like a mangled didgeridoo is formed into a dissolving chord structure assaulted by lagging breakbeats, as Arca's pitched-down murmurs chatter below. And of course, the whole thing momentarily dissolves into a frantic clatter, as if Arca's grabbing the track by the sides and shaking it furiously. The silty time-delay rhythms and uncomfortable swing arcs that are the blueprint of much of Stretch 2 recall early Downliners Sekt plunged in prehistoric mud and a healthy dollop of existential angst. What are presumably his own vocals are peppered throughout the record, sometimes (unsettlingly) legible but more often spitting out hissing hymns to god-knows-what.

Arca's music is fueled by tension more than anything else—it's the way the whispering winds sweep piercingly through the lurch of "Tapped In" that makes it so eerie, rather than the sounds themselves. Though his playful hip-hop vignettes are nice little curios, the album's real eye-openers are when he stretches out, and mostly come after the album's sent you through its hall of mirrors of mainstream rap appropriation. There's a hint of it on "Strung," where an uplifting, pseudo-gospel melody is suppressed and sent through the underbelly of the track, a glimpse of colour in a world defined entirely by black.

But it's "Brokeup" where things really get interesting—a mutated rave synth (think Lone) blurts and distorts all over the track, like it's losing blood with each gasp before its subsumed entirely into "Meditation," Arca's most beautifully tortured production. Here, he uses delay and harsh panning effects to create a track in bleary double-vision, breathtaking in its drama yet never quite focused enough to harbour anything more than creepy ambiguity. It's finished off with the slightly sunnier New Age tones of "Manners," like Teebs having a bad day. These moments of strange, abject prettiness come late in an album whose sole goal seems to be to engender discomfort, a mutable aesthetic that can prove flimsy as often as it can impress. Above all, though, Stretch 2 is a mood record, unforgivingly dark and antisocial.» (Source)



Tracklist:
01. Self Defense
02. Fortune
03. Maiden Voyage
04. 2 Blunted
05. Tapped In
06. Strung
07. Brokeup
08. Meditation
09. Manners

Size: 52 MB

Funky - Funkytown (2002) [MP3 128]


Canciones:
01. Ready
02. Quiero darte gracias
03. Después de la caída (con Vico C y René Gonzalez)
04. Desde Funkytown
05. Especie en Peligro
06. Dale la Mano
07. Come 2 the danza
08. El Camino (con Triple Seven)
09. Al Ataque
10. Desde Funkytown Remix

(Esperar 5 segundos y hacer clic en Quitar Publicidad)
Tamaño: 38 MB

28 ene. 2018

What is theme and rheme?

If you read the following sentences, what would you say is the difference between the two of them?

  1. Chris Rock tells a really fun joke.
  2. A really fun joke is told by Chris Rock.

The first thing that you will notice is that, one is in active voice and the other one is in passive voice, this does not changes the meaning of the sentences since both are talking about the same thing, however in sentence number 1 the focus is on the agent while in number 2 the focus is on the action. Now, if you look closer, you will also notice that from the beginning of the clause your attention is being drawn to something which is the Theme, and it indicates what is being talked about in the clause. The rest of it is known as the Rheme. Take a look at the examples again:
  1. Chris Rock tells a really fun joke.
  2. A really fun joke is told by Chris Rock.
As we see, in sentence number 1 the attention is on the comedian Chris Rock, whereas in the second one the attention is on the joke. But, how about if we add one more word to the sentences.

      3. Meanwhile, Chris Rock tells a really fun joke.
      4. Meanwhile, a really fun joke is told by Chris Rock.

Now you can notice that the Theme changed in both cases, regardless of the fact that they are in different voices. In sentences number 3 and 4 the attention is no more on Chris Rock or the joke, is it on the time.

According to Halliday and Matthiessen (2014) the Theme «is the element which serves as the point of departure of the message» (p. 89) and the Rheme is the «remainder of the message, the part in which the Theme is developed» (p. 89), that means that whatever is put first, acquires thematic prominence. Considering this, we can study or identify the writer’s intention by analyzing their use of Theme; this gives us an idea on what the writer wants you to focus in. Let us look at another example from Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis:
  1. « When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect. » (Kafka, 1999)
  2. (modified) Transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams.

In the original, Kafka wanted us to pay attention to Gregor the human and not in the fact that he had transformed into an insect. This is important since in the novel, the author never explains the reason of his transformation; on the contrary, we see that according to the events Gregor appeared not to deserve his fate. Now, in the modified sentence our attention is drawn to Gregor’s transformation, this changes completely the tone of the message and of course the author’s intention.

With these examples, we can see that Theme is a system that allow us to guide the point of view of the reader into what we want them to focus in, by doing that we create the texture that provides cohesion to the text and that helps us to communicate the message in a more effective way.


References

Halliday, M., & Matthiessen, C. M. (2014). An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Arnold, a member of the Hodder Headline Group.

Kafka, F. (1999). The Metamorphosis. Prague: Vitalis.

Miguel Riveros | CI: 20.123.187
Facultad de Humanidades y Educación
Universidad de los Andes
Mérida, VE - Marzo, 2017

Sons of Korah - Shelter (2002)

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