Lindsay Straw - The Fairest Flower Of Womankind (2017)

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Lindsay Straw - The Fairest Flower Of Womankind (2017)

Lindsay Straw - The Fairest Flower Of Womankind (2017)
Folk, Country, Celtic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:11 | 147 MB
Label: Lindsay Straw | Release Year: 2017

Ballads have been a source of inspiration for Lindsay Straw since her childhood in Montana, but she truly grew into the art while studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There she began to tie together the threads of the traditions she was most passionate аbout: English, Scottish, Irish and American songcraft. She also founded a young Celtic trad band at the college, The Ivy Leaf, which she draws from to fill out the music on her new album, "The Fairest Flower of Womankind". In addition to her own sensitive, agile accompaniment on guitar and bouzouki, Straw is joined by members of The Ivy Leaf, Daniel Accardi (fiddle, accordion), Armand Aromin (fiddle), and Benedict Gagliardi (concertina, harmonica), plus renowned Maine guitarist Owen Marshall (The Press Gang). Throughout, Straw’s tender vocals and careful arrangements draw out the inner depths of these old songs, telling tales of women from beyond the ages. A ballad needs commitment to be told, a belief in the importance of its story. Straw proves that these stories ring with inspiration even today.

Wear Your Wounds - WYW (Japanese Version) (2017)

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Wear Your Wounds - WYW (Japanese Version) (2017)

Wear Your Wounds - WYW (Japanese Version) (2017)
Alternative Rock, Experimental, Post-Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:33:01 | 213 MB
Label: Daymare Recordings | Release Year: 2017

Wear Your Wounds is the product of years of Lo-fi solo recordings by Converge founder Jacob Bannon. On this release he is joined by guest musicians Kurt Ballou (Converge), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller), Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum), and Sean Martin (Hatebreed, Cage, Kid Cudi, Twitching Tongues). Together they have created a powerful album that is unlike anything they have ever individually worked on. The album is contains ten emotional songs that call to the slower, more epic leanings of Converge, as well as his previous work in Supermachiner. Bringing to mind the multi-layered approach of Swans and early Pink Floyd, while being as vulnerable as influences Sparklehorse, Songs: Ohia, other like minded artists.

Saleem Ashkar - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 5, 14 "Moonlight" & 30 (2017)

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Saleem Ashkar - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 5, 14 "Moonlight" & 30 (2017)

Saleem Ashkar - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 5, 14 "Moonlight" & 30 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:22:49 | 190 MB
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2017

Saleem Ashkar made his New York Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 22 and has since worked with many of the World’s leading orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, La Scala Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, NDR Hamburg, DSO RSB and Konzerthaus orchestras in Berlin, Maggio Musicale Firenze, Santa Cecilia Rome, Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, and Danish Radio Orchestra among others.

Daniel Behle and L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Schubert: Arias & Overtures (2017)

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Daniel Behle and L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Schubert: Arias & Overtures (2017)

Daniel Behle and L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Schubert: Arias & Overtures (2017)
Soul, Funk, Disco | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:18 | 139 MB
Label: deutsche harmonia mundi | Release Year: 2017

Daniel Behle is one of the most versatile German tenors and is equally successful in the concert, lied and opera genres. His extensive repertoire ranges from Baroque masterpieces to Classical and Romantic works to compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Marion Treupel-Franck - Voice of the Soul - Flute Music by Jean Daniel Braun (2017)

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Marion Treupel-Franck - Voice of the Soul - Flute Music by Jean Daniel Braun (2017)

Marion Treupel-Franck - Voice of the Soul - Flute Music by Jean Daniel Braun (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:37 | 160 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2017

Now practically unknown, Jean Daniel Braun (fl. 1728–40) was in his own day a well-known composer, flautist and bassoonist who lived in Paris during the cultural heyday of the 18th century. Little is known about his life, except that he was – among other things – a member of the ducal orchestra in Épernon. The flautist Marion Treupel-Franck has trawled through various archives in the course of her research in order to unearth and record the composer’s most interesting works: world-premiere recordings include Braun’s Second Sonata in G major for flute, bassoon and cello, his Fifth Sonata in B minor op. 1 for flute, viol and theorbo, his Second Sonata in E minor for flute, viol and theorbo and his Fourth Sonata in G major op. 5 for flute, bassoon and lute.

Joo Yeon Sir & Irina Andrievsky - Britten, De Falla, Gershwin, Milhaud & Schnittke: Suites & Fantasies (2017)

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Joo Yeon Sir & Irina Andrievsky - Britten, De Falla, Gershwin, Milhaud & Schnittke: Suites & Fantasies (2017)

Joo Yeon Sir & Irina Andrievsky - Britten, De Falla, Gershwin, Milhaud & Schnittke: Suites & Fantasies (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:41 | 179 MB
Label: RUBICON | Release Year: 2017

Making their debut at the Festival in 2016, this scintillating duo brought the house down. Virtuosity on tap allied with subtle sensitivity is their trademark, and this year’s programme presents them with the opportunity to dazzle and enchant once again. The Waxman Carmen Fantasy was written with Jascha Heifitz in mind although it was Isaac Stern who first played it and only the brave and confident even think to take it on. With Irina Andrievsky as her regular accompanist, this duo, as one, promises tenderness, brilliance and committed music making of the highest order.

Tobie Miller, Marc Meisel & Ensemble Danguy - La belle vielleuse: The Virtuoso Hurdy Gurdy in 18th Century France (2017)

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Tobie Miller, Marc Meisel & Ensemble Danguy - La belle vielleuse: The Virtuoso Hurdy Gurdy in 18th Century France (2017)

Tobie Miller, Marc Meisel & Ensemble Danguy - La belle vielleuse: The Virtuoso Hurdy Gurdy in 18th Century France (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:16 | 177 MB
Label: Ricercar | Release Year: 2017

In the time of Madame de Pompadour, the hurdy-gurdy, like the musette, enjoyed a great success. It was considered to be on a level with other instruments and, as can be seen in various paintings, was highly regarded by the ladies of the aristocracy. Several books of instruction for the instrument were published, one of which was Michel Corrette's La belle vielleuse; virtuoso players such as Danguy and Dupuits extended its playing techniques to their limits. The instrument's charm was sung by various poets whose words were then set as cantatas. The unknown works that constitute this recording place it firmly in the French court of the time with its stylized pastoral diversions.

Dream Machine - The Illusion (2017)

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Dream Machine - The Illusion (2017)

Dream Machine - The Illusion (2017)
Psychedelic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:34:16 | 79 MB
Label: Castle Face | Release Year: 2017

When Matthew Melton told Castle Face he had two brand new records, a final Warm Soda record as well as a new band with his wife Doris called Dream Machine, there was a little sadness that Warm Soda had run it's course. However, listening to Dream Machine invokes a puff of smoke and a familiar looking magician appears, beckoning one to jump through his top hat! The vibe of The Illusion makes a deft jump from Warm Soda's terse power pop to tongue-in-groove swinging proto-metal à la Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, Heart, and more than a hint of LA's dark masters, The Doors. Doris absolutely murders the organ, along with some perfectly placed synthesizer pepper - the album is jammed with hooks and pulsing vintage vibes but in an unassailably clever and accomplished manner. This band will be the background party band of the summer, sounding like a Saturday night Satanic ritual in a sunsetting Austin backyard, everyone dressed to the nines. Expertly played, fantastically recorded and a real tasty party platter of a record.

Burning Hearts - Battlefields (2017)

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Burning Hearts - Battlefields (2017)

Burning Hearts - Battlefields (2017)
Indie Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:32:04 | 74 MB
Label: Betula Pendula | Release Year: 2017

It’s been almost a year since we last mentioned Burning Hearts from Finland, and that was when they released the song ‘Work of Art’ back in June. That song gave us a hint that the sound of the band was moving into more of a synthesized direction, a move that seems to be confirmed with the band’s latest release ‘Bodies as Battlefields’, which has a clear synth pop beat running throughout. This makes it all the more danceable.

VA - To Love Somebody: The Songs Of The Bee Gees 1966-1970 (2017)

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VA - To Love Somebody: The Songs Of The Bee Gees 1966-1970 (2017)

VA - To Love Somebody: The Songs Of The Bee Gees 1966-1970 (2017)
Pop Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:26 | 195 MB
Label: Ace Records | Release Year: 2017

A decade before the Saturday Night Fever years, the Bee Gees were writing classic songs that endure to this day. A welcome addition to our Songwriter series, these recordings span the full range from the early Australian Leedon/Spin period to the soul, psych and classic pop of their 1967-1970 heyday. The top soul artists of the time would queue up to record Gibb Brothers compositions - Al Green, Percy Sledge, James Carr, Nina Simone, Bettye Swann and others put their personal stamp on these instantly recognizable songs.

VA - Love's Been Good To Me: The Songs Of Rod McKuen (2017)

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VA - Love's Been Good To Me: The Songs Of Rod McKuen (2017)

VA - Love's Been Good To Me: The Songs Of Rod McKuen (2017)
Pop Rock, Blues Rock, Rock'n'Roll | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:38 | 197 MB
Label: Ace Records | Release Year: 2017

The latest in our popular Songwriters series puts the spotlight on the late Rod McKuen. A born outsider, Rod McKuen was embraced by millions of fans who connected with the expressions of desire, nostalgia and self-acceptance found in his songs and poems. In the early 1960s, he began to visit France and gain entry into Parisian songwriting circles. By 1964 he was co-writing with a host of leading French chansonniers, most notably Jacques Brel, resulting in such international hits as 'If You Go Away' and 'Seasons In The Sun'.

Hannah Blaylock - Bandit Queen (2017)

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Hannah Blaylock - Bandit Queen (2017)

Hannah Blaylock - Bandit Queen (2017)
Country, Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:35:42 | 100 MB
Label: Big Deal Music | Release Year: 2017

Hannah Blaylock first began to get recognition in the country music industry with her band, Edens Edge. Blaylock was the lead singer, with Cherrill Green playing mandolin, banjo, and guitar while Dean Berner played guitar and dobro. They achieved moderate success in 2011 and 2012 with their two singles "Amen" and "Too Good To Be True," and their follow up self titled debut album. Under Big Machine Records, they were a surprisingly country group, less country pop oriented than other trios like Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. But in 2013, Blaylock decided she wanted to go on on her own. She is now a solo artist, and a fine one at that.

!!! (Chk Chik Chick) - Shake the Shudder (2017)

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!!! (Chk Chik Chick) - Shake the Shudder (2017)

!!! (Chk Chik Chick) - Shake the Shudder (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 343 MB | 00:49:25
Electronic, Indie, Dance Punk | Label: | Release Year: 2017

Shake The Shudder is a product of !!!'s DIY punk roots presenting a harder edge lyrically and sonically, while incorporating trans-Atlantic electronic music influences. Regularly enlisting the aid of talented female vocalists to elevate to their sound, this new album is no exception with the inclusion of up and coming talents Lea Lea and Meah Pace showcasing "energetic breakout performances that only hints at what they do live." And Nic Offer is no easy frontman to keep up with on stage.

Alice Cooper - Schools Out Live The Los Angeles Forum, 17th June 1975 (Remastered) (2017)

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Alice Cooper - Schools Out Live The Los Angeles Forum, 17th June 1975 (Remastered) (2017)

Alice Cooper - Schools Out Live The Los Angeles Forum, 17th June 1975 (Remastered) (2017)
Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:08 | 173 MB
Label: Rock A Bye Records | Release Year: 2017

On CD, these are the famous 1975 live recordings as broadcast by the 'King Biscuit Flower Hour' show.

Pierre Génisson & Quartet 212 - How I Met Mozart (2017)

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Pierre Génisson & Quartet 212 - How I Met Mozart (2017)

Pierre Génisson & Quartet 212 - How I Met Mozart (2017)
Soul, Funk, Disco | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:20 | 140 MB
Label: Aparte | Release Year: 2017

Clarinettist Pierre Génisson and Quartet 212, made up of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, gather around the quintets of Mozart and Weber, related by Wolfi and Constanze's wedding. Those two radiant scores, where the warm and voluptuous timbre of the clarinet melts in the brightness of the strings, frame their passionate dialogue in a sophisticated blend that the album's title, 'How I met Mozart', updates mischievously.