Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, Talise Trevigne, Orion Weiss - Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015) [Re-Up]

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Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, Talise Trevigne, Orion Weiss - Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015) [Re-Up]

Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015)
Talise Trevigne, soprano; Orion Weiss, piano
Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559799 | Time: 01:03:34

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a GRAMMY® Award, Christopher Rouse is one of America’s most prominent composers of orchestral music, creating a body of work perhaps unequalled in its emotional intensity. Conceived from the start as differing from a traditional piano concerto, Seeing brings together seemingly disparate elements to explore the notion of ‘sanity’ through the music of Robert Schumann and Skip Spence, swinging between extremes of consonance and dissonance, stability and instability, to create a disorientating and hallucinatory work seen through the lens of mental illness. Kabir Padavali or ‘Kabir Songbook’ presents a range of the great Indian poet’s religious concerns, from extraordinarily beautiful ecstasy to impishly humorous allegories.

Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Are We Having Fun Yet? (1993)

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Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Are We Having Fun Yet? (1993)

Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Are We Having Fun Yet? (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock | Label: Nero Schwarz Limited | # 519354-2 | Time: 00:44:58

This album opens with jangly pop song ‘Don’t take the silence too hard’ and includes the operatic ‘Ave Lolita’. “Looking back through the years, it’s pretty obvious I have a fondness for overblown melodramatic music,” Colin said. In recent tours, the track has been reinterpreted acoustically. This album was the first to be released on Black’s own label, and was licensed to major labels for distribution.‘Are we having fun yet?’ was produced by Mike Hedges. Mike’s other production credits include work with The Associates, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, U2, Travis and Texas.

Squarepusher - Do You Know Squarepusher (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Squarepusher - Do You Know Squarepusher (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Squarepusher - Do You Know Squarepusher (2002) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 259 Mb | Scans included
IDM, Drum'n'Bass, Jungle, Experimental Electronic | Label: Warp | # WARPCD97 | 01:35:08

From the total effect, Do You Know Squarepusher (a brief LP or a good-sized mini-LP) doesn't just pose the question in the title, but practically demands compliance with the fact that Tom Jenkinson can't be pigeonholed. After moving from jazz fusion homage to 2-step satirist during previous years, Squarepusher turns in a record of radically different sounds, all of them well-intentioned but also difficult to focus into just a single statement (or two, or three). The title track is the best one here (in his usual vein), as close to a game of the dozens as a drill'n'bass producer is going to get; Jenkinson cues a monotoned vocal to repeat the title before moving into Aphex Twin territory with digital-piano melodies accompanying a series of brilliantly timed breakbeat trainwrecks. "F-Train" cuts up a vocal that sounds like DJ Spooky reading one of his favorite abstract textbooks, while "Mutilation Colony" comprises eight minutes of musique concrète that would sound familiar to any admirer of early tape-music composers Edgard Varèse and Vladimir Ussachevsky. And coming right on its heels is Jenkinson's first cover, a surprisingly straight reading of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (using multiple overdubs of bass/guitar/drums), with a vocal so understated that Ian Curtis sounds like Ian Astbury in comparison.

Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (2009) [Re-Up]

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Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (2009) [Re-Up]

Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Country-Rock, Americana, Country, Roots Rock | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP 2155 | 00:52:08

Grammy winner, Dave Alvin, has been roaming the highways of American music for over a quarter century. During those decades he's busted speakers with roots rock kick-starters, The Blasters, as well as mined the depths of country, folk and blues with his solo projects. A mainstay during much of this journey has been Alvin's electrifying band The Guilty Men. Following the recent death of Dave's best friend and Guilty Men accordionist Chris Gaffney in early 2008, Alvin decided to move in an exciting new musical direction. In October 2008 he stepped onto the stage of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco with an all-star, all-female group. Since dubbed The Guilty Women, the group consists of Americana scene vets Cindy Cashdollar, Nina Gerber, Laurie Lewis, Sarah Brown, Amy Farris, Christy McWilson and Lisa Pankrantz. Special guests include Marcia Ball and Susie Thompson. The self-titled debut from this unique assemblage of players, led by Alvin, is a spirited collection of thoughtful yet dynamic tunes featuring world-class musicianship worthy of his now legendary pedigree.

Vangelis - Antarctica (1983) [Re-Up]

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Vangelis - Antarctica (1983) [Re-Up]

Vangelis - Antarctica (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Neo-Classical, Progressive Electronic, Film Score | Label: Polydor | # 815 732-2 | 00:45:32

Antarctica is the soundtrack to Koreyoshi Kurahara's film of the same name. Vangelis composed and performed all of the music. It is a very dynamic and dramatic set, but does not convey the iciness that listeners would expect. Conveying feelings of angst, isolation, and even desolation, it is actually very good music. It just does not feel like, well, the Antarctic.

The Spencer Davis Group - Live in Manchester (2003)

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The Spencer Davis Group - Live in Manchester (2003)

The Spencer Davis Group - Live in Manchester (2003)
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 kbps | 5.1 Gb | Scans ~ 117 Mb
Rock, Beat, Psychedelic, Blues Rock | # ACE 11049 C | Time: 02:05:46

The Spencer Davis Group perform live at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in 2002. Includes 'Keep On Running', 'I'm a Man', and 'Gimme Some Lovin'.

Dead By Sunrise - Out Of Ashes (2009) [Japanese Edition]

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Dead By Sunrise - Out Of Ashes (2009) [Japanese Edition]

Dead By Sunrise - Out Of Ashes (2009) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans ~ 159 Mb
Alternative Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Warner Bros | # WPCR-13628 | Time: 00:47:20

Out of Ashes is the debut studio album by American rock band Dead by Sunrise, which consists of Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington and the band members of Julien-K. It was released on October 13, 2009 through Warner Bros Records. The album charted in a respectably high position in the Billboard 200, peaking at #29. Japanese edition includes bonus track "Morning After".

Bjork - Debut (1993) [Re-Up]

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Bjork - Debut (1993) [Re-Up]

Björk - Debut (1993)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mother/One Little Indian | # 519715 2 | Time: 00:48:22
Experimental, Electronic, Alternative, Trip-Hop

Debut is the second studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk. The album was released in July 1993 on One Little Indian Records in the United Kingdom. Musically, the songs on this album took a different direction from her previous albums with her former band The Sugarcubes, with the backing music ranging from house, jazz and trip hop styles. The NME ranked Debut at number one on their list of "Top 50 LPs of 1993". Melody Maker placed the album at number six on their list of "Albums of the Year for 1993" calling it "a fantastic debut". In 1994, Q included the album on their list for top fifty albums of 1993.

Fenwick Smith, Sally Pinkas, John Ferrillo, Thomas Martin - Bohuslav Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute (2010) [Re-Up]

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Fenwick Smith, Sally Pinkas, John Ferrillo, Thomas Martin - Bohuslav Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute (2010) [Re-Up]

Bohuslav Martinů - Chamber Music with Flute (2010)
Fenwick Smith, flute; Sally Pinkas, piano; John Ferrillo, oboe; Thomas Martin, clarinet
Richard Ranti & Suzanne Nelson, bassoons; Haldan Martinson, violin; Rhonda Ryder, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572467 | Time: 01:08:48

After the death of Janáček in 1924, Martinů assumed the mantle of the leading Czech composer of the twentieth century. The chamber music on this disc abounds with the mosaic-like patterns, translucent lyricism and infectious rhythmic vitality which give his works their kaleidoscopic quality. From the highly original Sextet of 1929, with its jazzy Parisian character, to the Flute Sonata of 1945, in which the much-travelled composer imitates the song of the whippoorwill, an indigenous bird of New England, this disc surveys a quarter-century of Martinů’s prolific and always inventive output.

Richie Sambora - Undiscovered Soul (1998) Japanese Pre-Release Tour Edition [Re-Up]

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Richie Sambora - Undiscovered Soul (1998) Japanese Pre-Release Tour Edition [Re-Up]

Richie Sambora - Undiscovered Soul (1998) Japanese Pre-Release Tour Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 524 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mercury/PolyGram K.K. | # PHCR-1565 | Time: 01:10:17
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Blues-Rock

Richie Sambora's second solo album Undiscovered Soul is a more ambitious affair than Stranger in This Town, finding the guitarist trying on a wide variety of styles. Not all styles are fit Sambora's bluesy hard rock foundation, but it's interesting him to try out blues-rock, power ballads, pop/rock, arena rock and Stonesy rock, even if he's not always successful. Sambora has a pleasantly bland voice and knows how to craft a hard rock song, even if he doesn't always come up with a good hook. The result is a respectable journeyman album filled with competent songwriting and fine guitar playing – just the kind of record that will appeal to his fans.

Tasmin Little, Piers Lane - Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)

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Tasmin Little, Piers Lane - Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)

Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)
Tasmin Little, violin; Piers Lane, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10749 | Time: 01:05:52

Tasmin Little has decided to showcase works by Ottorino Respighi and Richard Strauss in her latest recital album for Chandos. She is joined by the well-respected Australian pianist Piers Lane.

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015) [Re-Up]

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Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015) [Re-Up]

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Roots Rock, Americana | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP-2447 | Time: 00:43:54

The title of the Alvin brothers’ follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2014 Common Ground reunion project that found them working together for the first time in 30 years is multi-faceted and bittersweet. Clearly they are trying to make up for that lost time after not working together since Dave amicably left the Blasters in 1987. But more than that, these dozen covers are predominantly tunes that were also lost to time. Phil and Dave dig deep to reveal these hidden blues and R&B gems, then polish, rearrange and unleash them with pent up energy, providing the tracks with new leases on life. Dave’s short yet informative liner notes explain the disc is also a tribute to ’50s blues shouter and Alvin brothers friend Big Joe Turner, whose photo adorns the back cover. Four tracks are Turner covers and it’s no secret that much of Phil’s distinctive singing style dates back to that of Big Joe. But from the opening guitar and walking bass lick of Oscar Brown, Jr.’s demonic “Mr. Kicks” to the closing acoustic gospel of “If You See My Savior” (one of the few times both guys sing on the same tune), it’s clear the brothers are having a blast reviving songs they obviously love and have influenced them for decades.

Billie Piper - Walk Of Life (2000) [Japanese Release]

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Billie Piper - Walk Of Life (2000) [Japanese Release]

Billie Piper - Walk Of Life (2000) [Japanese Release]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans ~ 191 Mb
Dance-Pop, R&B | Label: Innocent/Virgin | # VJCP-68227 | Time: 00:44:08

Walk of Life is the second album by pop singer Billie Piper, released in 2000. Piper's second album (her first released under her full name) produced three Top 30 singles in the UK – "Day & Night" (#1), "Something Deep Inside" (#4) and "Walk of Life" (#25). The album itself reached #14. The album was originally released in Japan in July 2000, although release in other markets was delayed until October 2000 with a completely different artwork and track listings, including remixed versions of "Something Deep Inside" and "Walk of Life".

Billie Piper - Honey To The B (1998) [Japanese Edition]

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Billie Piper - Honey To The B (1998) [Japanese Edition]

Billie Piper - Honey To The B (1998) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 447 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb
Dance-Pop | Label: Innocent/Virgin | # VJCP-68001 | Time: 01:03:05

Honey to the B is the first album by the pop singer Billie Piper, released in 1998. Billie (she was known at the time only by her first name) was the first and youngest British female artist to have a first single enter the UK pop charts at number one.

Kersten McCall, Finnish RSO, Dima Slobodeniouk - Lotta Wennäkoski: Soie; Hava; Amor Omnia Suite (2015)

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Kersten McCall, Finnish RSO, Dima Slobodeniouk - Lotta Wennäkoski: Soie; Hava; Amor Omnia Suite (2015)

Lotta Wennäkoski: Soie; Hava; Amor Omnia Suite (2015)
Kersten McCall, flute; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1259-2 | Time: 00:55:22

This new recording on Ondine includes new orchestral works by Lotta Wennäkoski (b. 1970). Wennäkoski's works are characterised by a rich and colourful sound world that often incorporates unconventional playing techniques and noise. In recent years her range of expression has become gradually broader, deeper and more powerful. Soie is a concertante work commissioned by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra for flute and orchestra in three movements and placed on the list of recommended works at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. The soloist of the work is Kersten McCall, the principal flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Hava is an orchestral piece commissioned by the Tapiola Sinfonietta and premiered at the orchestra's 20th anniversary concert in January 2008. Amor Omnia is a silent film score of 90 minutes' length and Wennäkoski's most extensive work to date. In 2014, Wennäkoski adapted a concert suite from her film score, the Amor Omnia Suite.