Jackie McAuley - Jackie McAuley (1971) [Reissue 2009]

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Jackie McAuley - Jackie McAuley (1971) [Reissue 2009]

Jackie McAuley - Jackie McAuley (1971) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 2110)

Esoteric Recordings are proud to release the debut album by Jackie Mcauley on CD in the UK for the first time. A former member of legendary band Them, Jackie teamed up with original Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble in the acclaimed duo Trader Horne. In 1970 he recorded this stunning debut album for Pye Records Progressive imprint, Dawn. An acclaimed work, it failed to sell in large quantities but has since become a much sought-after album. This Esoteric reissue has been re-mastered from the original master tapes and adds both sides of his 1970 single as bonus tracks.

Marilyn Manson - Eat Me, Drink Me (2007)

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Marilyn Manson - Eat Me, Drink Me (2007)

Marilyn Manson - Eat Me, Drink Me (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Alternative/Industrial Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Interscope Records (602517365230)

It's been a long time since Marilyn Manson truly seemed like a transgressive force, but when you spend a lifetime crafting a persona as a rock & roll boogeyman, it's not only hard to shake that image, it's unlikely that you'd want to shake it. Manson has never shown any indication that he's wanted to change, which somehow came as a surprise to his betrothed, burlesque diva Dita Von Teese, who according to published reports in the wake of their divorce seemed shocked, shocked that Manson wanted to stay up late and take drugs, the kind of eternally adolescent behavior that only rock & roll stars can get away with as they approach 40…

Thelonious Monk and Max Roach - European Tour [Recorded 1957-1960] (1985) (Repost)

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Thelonious Monk and Max Roach - European Tour [Recorded 1957-1960] (1985) (Repost)

Thelonious Monk and Max Roach - European Tour [Recorded 1957-1960] (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 323 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Denon (DC-8536)

Tracks 1-3 recorded on 1957-1958, Europe. Tracks 4-5 recorded on 1960, France. First three tracks of this album are from legendary pianist/composer/theorist Thelonios Monk; with Thad Jones on trumpet and Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone. And the last two tracks are from drummer Max Roach; with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, and Julian Priester on trombone. Although Monk and Roach doesn't perform together in any track; this album can be recommended to the collectors; because of the great names, and also for the Denon label.

Caravan - Better By Far (1977) [Reissue 2004] (Repost)

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Caravan - Better By Far (1977) [Reissue 2004] (Repost)

Caravan - Better By Far (1977) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Eclectic Entertainment (ECLCD 1018)

Eclectic Discs is proud to release the CD debut of Caravan's 1977 studio album. Better By Far album Unavailable for over 20 years, this album features fine examples of Pye Hastings' songwriting craft such as 'Nightmare' (still a favorite of the band's live act), 'Better By Far' and 'Behind You'. The release also features the Geoffrey Richardson classic 'The Last Unicorn' and Jan Schelhaas' 'Man in a Car'. Digitally remastered by Paschal Byrne, this welcome release is long overdue and features liner notes and unseen photographs.

Love Sculpture - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Reissue 2008]

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Love Sculpture - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Reissue 2008]

Love Sculpture - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 867 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 304 MB | Covers included
Genre: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Blues Helping (1968). 2008 digitally remastered edition of this classic debut album the group that brought Dave Edmunds to public attention. This issue was mastered from the original tapes and expanded to include both the A and B-sides of their first two singles. His importance in the history of Welsh rock music can't be understated and his recording career began with this trio. Edmunds emerged as a guitar hero of extreme prowess. The group's first single was released as The Human Beans, but their name was changed prior to the release of this album. The tracks include the stunning "Summertime" and the title track, admired on both sides of the Atlantic…

Paul Schütze - Apart (1995)

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Paul Schütze - Apart (1995)

Paul Schutze - Apart (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 358 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 231 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Ambient, Experimental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (AMBT6 7243 8 32233 29)

This double CD from Schütze maintains the high standards of previous releases, with one disc tending toward a kind of delicate techno jazz, and the other moving into a twilight ambient world of slow-motion musical gestures and elusive melodic fragments. Schütze's prior experience as a film composer serves him well; he is a master at creating moods, and rather exceptional in his use of musical resources, refusing to limit himself to a particular instrumental palette or style. On the more ambient disc of the two, one of the four pieces is firmly in the Brian Eno/Steve Roach mode (and as lovely as anything produced by those two artists), while another piece is much closer to the industrial genre, with an austere combination of both organic and machine-like drones, and delicate, random chime tones with occasional clicking sounds…

Lou Donaldson - The Natural Soul (1963) [Reissue 2003] (Repost)

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Lou Donaldson - The Natural Soul (1963) [Reissue 2003] (Repost)

Lou Donaldson - The Natural Soul (1963) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 42307 2 1), RVG Edition

The Natural Soul finds Lou Donaldson delving deeply into soul-jazz, recording a set of funky, greasy instrumentals with only a few references to hard bop. Donaldson occasionally sounds a little awkward with the relaxed groove of The Natural Soul, as does trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, but the trio of guitarist Grant Green, organist John Patton, and drummer Ben Dixon keep things cooking. Green and Patton's solos often burn and are always invigorating, and Lou frequently matches their heights. The original compositions - which form the bulk of the album - aren't much more than blues and soul vamps, but they provide an excellent foundation for the combo to work hot grooves. And, in the end, that's what The Natural Soul is about - groove. It maintains the high standards Donaldson established with his first soul-jazz foray, Here 'Tis, and remains one of his best records in that genre.

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Banco (1975) [Reissue 2010]

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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Banco (1975) [Reissue 2010]

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Banco (1975) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 324 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 231 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings/Manticore (MANTCD 1009)

In 1975, the Italian progressive rock band Banco del Mutuo Soccorso released its first English LP after three Italian ones. Following the example of fellow progsters Premiata Forneria Marconi, they shortened their name to Banco and re-packaged a handful of tracks from their previous records with English vocals to put together an introductory package for the English-speaking world. But unlike PFM's Photos of Ghosts, Banco contained two new pieces, and the old ones had been completely re-recorded, some even re-written.

Chicago - Chicago 17 (1984) [MFSL, 2011]

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Chicago - Chicago 17 (1984) [MFSL, 2011]

Chicago - Chicago 17 (1984) [MFSL, 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Soft Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDCD 789)

Chicago 16 finally gave Chicago a big hit after a four-year drought, thanks in large part to new producer David Foster, who steered the jazz-rock veterans toward a streamlined, crisply produced pop direction on that 1982 effort. Given that success, it's no surprise that the septet teamed with Foster again for its next album, 1984's Chicago 17 (apparently Roman numerals were left behind along with their progressive jazz-rock). It's also no surprise that Foster took an even greater control of 17, steering the group further down the adult contemporary road and pushing Peter Cetera toward the front of the group, while pushing the horns toward the back. Indeed, it's often possible to not notice the horns on 17…

Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets (2001) [Japanese Edition]

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Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets (2001) [Japanese Edition]

Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets (2001) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 453 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 101 MB
Genre: Atmostferic Sludge/Post-Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Howling Bull Entertainment (HWCY-1075)

Neurosis is a band with a distinctive sound driven by sludgy guitars and aggresive screaming vocals while still maintaining atmospheric. They are often regarded as the pioneers of post- metal and have influenced many major bands in that genre, like Isis and Pelican. The band's seventh full length studio album, A Sun That Never Sets, shows the band taking a more avant- garde and experimental direction than before.
The album features very frequent softer and atmospheric parts, making the album very atmospheric. The songs often progress, starting out with clean guitar playing and slowly moving towards sludgy riffs and fierce screams…

Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans Trio - Nirvana (1964) [Reissue 1996] (Repost)

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Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans Trio - Nirvana (1964) [Reissue 1996] (Repost)

Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans Trio - Nirvana (1964) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 114 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atlantic/Rhino (7567-90141-2)

It's a surprise this session is so obscure, since it features Herbie Mann with the Bill Evans Trio - making its first recordings following the sudden death of bassist Scott LaFaro just a short time after the trio's landmark gig at the Village Vanguard. Mann, who has changed his style numerous times throughout his long career, is heard exclusively in a straight-ahead and bop context on this pair of studio dates. Evans, who studied flute through his college years, rarely recorded with a flutist (Jeremy Steig joined him on a later record for Verve), though he was fond of the instrument; the capable Chuck Israels on bass and drummer Paul Motian round out the trio…

Zone Six - 10 Years Of Aural Psychedelic Journeys (2007)

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Zone Six - 10 Years Of Aural Psychedelic Journeys (2007)

Zone Six - 10 Years Of Aural Psychedelic Journeys (2007)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 549 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sulatron Records (ST 0704)

This is a really great compilation CD of mostly unreleased material covering the whole 10 years of the band. If you don’t know Zone Six, they are a German band which has featured members of Liquid Visions. Dave Schmidt (Sula Bassana) has always been in the line up but others have come and gone. This is for sure a must for all Zone Six fans. A high quality selection of stuff. Every instrument on this album is played with perfection, guitars are just amazing, there are many intriguing lavish progressive chords, black metalish tremolo picks, crushing riffs, some nicely played acoustic parts and many melodic segments, that simply are otherworldly, the drums are technically perfect and keys are simply mesmerizingly replenishing the gloomy ambiance.

V.A. - A Brief History Of Ambient Volume 3: The Music Of Changes (1994)

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V.A. - A Brief History Of Ambient Volume 3: The Music Of Changes (1994)

V.A. - A Brief History Of Ambient Volume 3: The Music Of Changes (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 732 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 359 MB | Covers - 134 MB
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (7243 8 39625 2 5)

The third volume in Virgin's Ambient series doesn't change the game much; there are a few newer acts sprinkled amongst the two-disc set (FSOL, William Orbit, Bark Psychosis) but the main focus here is on classic ambient masters (Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Harold Budd) and quieter selections from Virgin artists who wouldn't normally be classified this way (Prince Far I, Holger Czukay, Shu-De, Bill Laswell, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). The result is another fine collection, a must have album for any eclectic music lover.

Concert Silence - 9.22.07 (2010)

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Concert Silence - 9.22.07 (2010)

Concert Silence - 9.22.07 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 48 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Infraction (INFX042)

A lovely set of neo-classical music with some twisted electronics, both groundbreaking and breathtaking! Concert Silence is a collaboration between Charles Buckingham and Matthew Cooper, currently both residing in Portland, Oregon. An ongoing conversation between the two began in 2004 when they met over a shared interest in live sound manipulation. "09.22.07" was the first major outcome of discussions regarding symbiotic cultures and their implications to music. A live performance set up was designed, allowing each player to have equal input and manipulation control, (which can be seen in a diagram within the artwork of the album)…

In the Woods... - Cease the Day (2018)

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In the Woods... - Cease the Day (2018)

In the Woods… - Cease the Day (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 411 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Metal, Post-Black Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Debemur Morti Productions (DMP0166)

After the long hiatus of almost 15 years and then the strepitous return in 2016 with the magnificient album Pure, now the Norwegian legends In The Woods…, one of the first bands who used the name "pagan metal" to describe their music, is back with their fifth full-lenght named Cease The Day. Even though that it's difficult to talk about the same band anymore, because now, after the departure of Botteri brothers, the only member from the original line-up is the drummer Anders Kobro. Together with James Fogarty aka Mr. Fog (vocals, guitars, bass and keys), who is now beside Kobro the only regular member since the Pure album, the two with the help of guitarists Bernt Sørensen and Kåre Sletteberg, created an album that, huh, has it's memorable moments…