Arp - Zebra (2018)

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Arp - Zebra (2018)

Arp - Zebra (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 53:02 min | 131 Mb
Style: Electronic | Label: Mexican Summer

Described in the press release as “Post-Everything”, each track on Zebra, Alexis Georgopoulos AKA Arp`s fifth solo long player, highlights a landmark from his musical journey. New Age synthesisers meet marimbas on Jazz-Influenced Post-Rock. Recalling Tortoise`s classic TNT, and Isotope 217`s The Unstable Molecule. There`s Space Age bachelor pad muzak, that plugs into Joseph Byrd`s lava lamp, and rifles through Janko Nilovic`s Library. Prompting me to namecheck Broadcast, Floating Points, and Vanishing Twin. Tribal rhythms mix with crystalline guitar on Pop, that could be a distant echo of Tears For Fears` Everybody Wants To Rule The World. Underpin the ghost of a Basic Channel reshape. Reich-ian counterpoint partners a racing robotic arpeggio. Horns blow in the manner of Archie Shepp`s reading of A Balm In Gilead. Brass sings like Leon Thomas` yodel on a Pharaoh Sanders-esque Spiritual. Cymbal crashes accompanying pianos and syncopation. Sounding like the ECM of Keith Jarrett Dancin`. Closing with a memory of Cluster`s Pastoral Kosmische. All of it overlapping, segueing seamlessly, synergising, into a whole.

Like A Storm - Catacombs (2018)

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Like A Storm - Catacombs (2018)

Like A Storm - Catacombs (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 48:15 min | 110 Mb
Style: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge | Label: Century Media

Known as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm moved to the United States knowing no one, and built a devoted fan-base, tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, for Century Media 'Awaken The Fire'. Known for combining heavy baritone guitar riffs and hard rock songs with a sprinkling didgeridoo. Like a Storm have shared American & European stages with Alter Bridge, Korn, Shinedown, Black Veil Brides, Creed, Puddle of Mudd, Staind, Sick Puppies, and many others, and are the highest charting New Zealand hard rock band in American radio history. Including the new single 'Pure Evil' this mesmerizingly new follow-up album, 'Catacombs', showcases the band at the very top of their game.

Bob Schneider - Blood and Bones (2018)

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Bob Schneider - Blood and Bones (2018)

Bob Schneider - Blood and Bones (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 13 | 47:20 min | 109 Mb
Style: Folk, Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Shockorama Records

Bob Schneider is a fixture on the Austin scene, having kicked around for years in various bands before embarking on a solo career in 1999. Born in Michigan and partially raised in Germany, he dropped out of the University of Texas at El Paso to front his first band, the funk and rap outfit Joe Rockhead. The band released three independent albums before disbanding immediately prior to signing with a major label. A stint with a jammy, slightly Phishy outfit called the Ugly Americans followed, which experienced some success as an opening act for the Dave Matthews Band. In 1997, Schneider went on to co-found the Scabs, where he made a further name for himself as a crotch-grabbing frontman. He then became a solo act in 1999, although performing at first under the band name Lonelyland.

Ana Egge - White Tiger (2018)

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Ana Egge - White Tiger (2018)

Ana Egge - White Tiger (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 31:41 min | 73 Mb
Style: Folk, Singer-Songwriter | Label: StorySound Records

'White Tiger', Ana Egge's tenth album, has nine originals and one cover (John Hartford), and so amply displays her singularly articulate and affecting honesty and sensitivity as to once again deserve USA Today's accolade, "[Ana] can write and sing rings around" her contemporaries. The album features wind, string, and vocal arrangements by multi-instrumentalist/producer Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic) and guest appearances by Anais Mitchell, Billy Strings, Alex Hargreaves, and Buck Meek (Big Thief). Like the tiger in the title song, Egge, herself, is near-miraculous, rare but real, and, as Lucinda Williams said, "Listen to her lyrics. Ana is the folk Nina Simone."

Chaouche - Safe (2018)

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Chaouche - Safe (2018)

Chaouche - Safe (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 40:55 min | 94 Mb
Style: Indie Pop, Electronic, Lo-Fi, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Night Time Stories

Singer/musician/producer Aisha Chaouche shares to the world her debut album 'Safe', a deeply emotional document of heartbreaking and spine tingling hymns that have helped bring peace to traumatic events experienced earlier in her life. Her delicate piano playing features prominently and is bolstered by balanced production of her own massed vocals, programmed drums, sub-bass, cello, violin and an obsession with reverb and delay.

Stuart A. Staples - Arrhythmia (2018)

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Stuart A. Staples - Arrhythmia (2018)

Stuart A. Staples - Arrhythmia (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 4 | 54:06 min | 125 Mb
Style: Indie Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: City Slang

Like Tom Waits or Mark Lanegan, Stuart Staples has a ragged voice that sounds like it's been wrecked by years of cigarettes and alcohol. Whether singing his lyrics in a whispery croon or incoherent mumble, Staples captures the twilight atmosphere of a lonely, dilapidated pub, creating sorrowful music that has little punch in daylight but becomes cathartic for lost souls in the late evening. In 1992, Staples formed the Tindersticks, originally a trio called Asphalt Ribbons, in Nottingham, England. Including Asphalt Ribbons members David Boulter (keyboards) and Dickon Hinchcliffe (violins) as well as Neil Fraser (guitar), Mark Colwill (bass), and Al Macaulay, the Tindersticks immediately won over the British press with their eponymous first LP in 1993, selected as Album of the Year by Melody Maker.

The History Of Colour TV - Highway Gothic (2018)

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The History Of Colour TV - Highway Gothic (2018)

The History Of Colour TV - Highway Gothic (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 8 | 59:58 min | 162 Mb
Style: Post-Rock, Ambient | Label: Weird Books

The History of Colour TV is a Berlin-based shoegaze outfit whose origins began in 2010 as a conceptual audio-visual project of musician Jaike Stambach. After self-releasing several experimental cassette-only EPs and accompanying videos, the project began to take on a fuller shape as Stambach brought in additional bandmembers to color his dreamy, darkly textured pop songs. Their first release as a group was 2011's Colour TV EP, which still incorporated some of the more abrasive ambient textures of Stambach's earlier solo work, but was far more anchored in song format. A deal with Texas-based indie Saint Marie Records was struck and they released their debut album, 2012's densely layered Emerald Cures Chic Ills. Stripping down their sound, while keeping it no less potent, they returned in June 2014 with When Shapes of Spilt Blood Spelt Love.

Kevin Kendle - Terra- Music for Mother Earth (2018)

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Kevin Kendle - Terra- Music for Mother Earth (2018)

Kevin Kendle - Terra- Music for Mother Earth (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 8 | 59:58 min | 139 Mb
Style: Electronic, Ambient, New Age | Label: Eventide Music

A master of the alternative healing arts, particularly relaxation, Kevin Kendle uses music to affect the moods of his listeners in positive ways, inspiring a sense of calmness and serenity. The English-born multi-instrumentalist has created scores for various British productions, ranging from theater to television, and has also recorded numerous albums for New World Music, a Colorado-based new age label, beginning with Clouds in November 1999. The album proved successful, and Kendle followed with a similar effort, Flowers, in 2001. In addition, he recorded relaxation-themed albums for New World – Pure Peace (2000) and Pure Dreaming (2001) – and also contributed a volume to the label's Mind-Body-Soul series, Tarot (2000). In 2002 New World issued Music for Yoga: Relaxing Yoga, a one-hour Kendle recording intended as a soundtrack to slow-flow or "liquid" yoga

Apple & Stone - Legendary (2018)

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Apple & Stone - Legendary (2018)

Apple & Stone - Legendary (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 42:19 min | 97 Mb
Style: Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, Chillout | Label: Apple & Stone

Stone & Stone is the father-and-son duo of R.B. and Forrest Stone. R.B., the former owner of the New Galaxy nightclub in Fayetteville, NC, writes and performs country songs on a part-time basis. His son Forrest, who is executive editor of The Weekly Reader and teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Yale University, also harbors musical ambitions, though more in a pop/rock vein. In 2000, the two combined their efforts on a self-released CD, Stone & Stone.

Tangents - New Bodies (2018)

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Tangents - New Bodies (2018)

Tangents - New Bodies (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 7 | 49:45 min | 116 Mb
Style: Post-Rock, Electronic | Label: Temporary Residence Ltd.

Tangents are a self-described "post-everything improv" group from Sydney, Australia. Their participants include Triosk's Adrian Lim-Klumpes (keyboards, marimba, vibraphone), electronic producer Ollie Bown of British duo Icarus, FourPlay String Quartet cellist Peter Hollo, and both members of Spartak (drummer Evan Dorrian and guitarist Shoeb Ahmad). Tangents don't fit into any easy categories, as they are influenced equally by free jazz, modern classical composition, and electronic music styles such as drum'n'bass. They're as likely to feature glitchy electronic textures as well as clattering drums and tense strings in their freewheeling improvisations, which are performed by anywhere from two to five members of the group. Following the group's 2013 debut, I, Tangents signed to Temporary Residence, which released their sophomore effort, 2016's Stateless, as well as 2018's New Bodies.

SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (2018)

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SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (2018)

SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 9 | 39:51 min | 92 Mb
Style: Electronic | Label: MSMSMSM / Future Classic

Under the moniker SOPHIE, the reclusive musician Sophie Long made a huge, fizzy splash on the underground dance-pop scene during the mid-2010s with a series of singles that contorted elements of giddy Eurodance, Japanese, and Korean pop, and experimental sound design into blindingly neon-colored pop-art gems. Often associated with the similar-minded PC Music label, SOPHIE's sophisticated, hyperkinetic productions typically feature high-pitched female vocals, sugary synthesizer textures, and beats drawing from underground dance music styles such as U.K. garage as well as mainstream pop and hip-hop. Instead of utilizing samples, she constructs her inventive tracks from waveforms, creating bizarre noises that resemble bubbling water, inflating balloons, elastic bands, and other non-musical sounds, adding to the surrealist, blatantly artificial quality of her music.

Aureliaslight - Seasons (2018)

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Aureliaslight - Seasons (2018)

Aureliaslight - Seasons (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 54:10 min | 125 Mb
Style: New Age, World | Label: Aureliaslight

"SEASONS" recorded in 432hz (the frequency of light) will be released on Earth Day in the spring of 2018. This 12 song cycle traces a soul's journey through the seasons and its alignment with our human phases of Birth, Life, Letting go and Transformation. A combination of electronic, chill, ambient, world & earthy grounding power with her added signature voice, SEASONS is unlike any other album by Aurélia. Reflecting a light warrior spirit and the Divine Feminine essence, SEASONS ushers a call into the rebirth and transformation of consciousness and our natural connection to the earth and each other.

Jonathan Goldman - Ambient Realms (2018)

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Jonathan Goldman - Ambient Realms (2018)

Jonathan Goldman - Ambient Realms (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 13 | 75:37 min | 173 Mb
Style: Electronic, Ambient, New Age | Label: Spirit Music

Jonathan Goldman's CHAKRA CHANTS caused a stir in the New Age music industry on its 1999 release. Yoga studios across the country quickly adopted it as their background music of choice. His ULTIMATE OM went straight to the top of New Age record charts, and stayed. The secret to Goldman's appeal is a heady coalescence of chanting, vocal overtones, Tibetan singing bowls, flutes, tuning forks, and occasionally nature sounds, which resonate with the listener's chakra system and promote physical and emotional healing. He has written several books about the phenomenon of sound healing, and has brought his learned insights to many people through his lectures, seminars, and recordings.

Trifonic - Emergence (Special Edition) (2018)

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Trifonic - Emergence (Special Edition) (2018)

Trifonic - Emergence (Special Edition) (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 24 | 137:11 min | 314 Mb
Style: Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, IDM | Label: Trifonic Music

This is a celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the release of Emergence. Emergence was the beginning of an incredible journey that continues to this day! Emergence (Special Edition) features the original 11 tracks plus 12 remixes by some of our favorite artists, good friends, inspirations, and a brand new Trifonic bonus track!

Marlena Shaw - Go Away Little Boy, The Columbia Anthology (2018)

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Marlena Shaw - Go Away Little Boy, The Columbia Anthology (2018)

Marlena Shaw - Go Away Little Boy, The Columbia Anthology (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 28 | 125:27 min | 288 Mb
Style: Soul, Funk, Jazz | Label: Soul Music Records

As part of its well-received and critically acclaimed anthology series, SoulMusic Records is excited to present "Go Away Little Boy - The Columbia Anthology", a musically rich retrospective of soul/jazz legend Marlena's work for Columbia, cut between 1977-1980. Initially established in the pantheon of contemporary music in the mid-'60s after signing with Cadet Records, an imprint of renowned Chess Records in Chicago, New York state-born Marlena gained initial popularity with her vocal readings of 'Wade In The Water' and 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy'.