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Greenslade - Greenslade (1973) {1992, Reissue}

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Greenslade - Greenslade (1973) {1992, Reissue}

Greenslade - Greenslade (1973) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 267 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Warner Bros. Records #7599-26812-2

Not long after the disintegration of Colosseum, Greenslade was born, with their inaugural self-titled album whetting the appetites of progressive rock fans worldwide. Dave Greenslade used the group to showcase his illustrious keyboard intricacies alongside Tony Reeves' bass guitar, Andrew McCulloch's predominant percussion work, and Dave Lawson's vocals, all of which made Greenslade a quintessential prog album. The attention almost never veers from David Greenslade's beautiful organ texturing, alternating between hard and delicate patterns while defining the album's pure progressive sound. Reeves' bass riffs are spatial and thorough, complimenting the keyboard runs when needed while falling in behind the music at the proper times.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) {198?, Reissue} Re-Up

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) {198?, Reissue} Re-Up

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) {198?, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 226 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Full Scans ~ 129 Mb | 00:41:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Manticore #CDOR 8333

Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals ("The Barbarian," "Three Fates") and romantic ballads ("Lucky Man") showcasing all three members' very daunting talents. This album, which reached the Top 20 in America and got to number four in England, showcased the group at its least pretentious and most musicianly – with the exception of a few moments on "Three Fates" and perhaps "Take a Pebble," there isn't much excess, and there is a lot of impressive musicianship here. "Take a Pebble" might have passed for a Moody Blues track of the era but for the fact that none of the Moody Blues' keyboard men could solo like Keith Emerson.

VA - The Karate Kid: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

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VA - The Karate Kid: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

VA - The Karate Kid: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 83 MB
36:17 | Soundtrack, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Karussell

The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts drama film written by Robert Mark Kamen and directed by John G. Avildsen. It is the first installment in the Karate Kid franchise, and stars Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue and William Zabka. The Karate Kid follows Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), a teenager taught karate by Mr. Miyagi (Morita) to help defend himself and compete in a tournament against his bullies, one of whom is Johnny Lawrence (Zabka), the ex-boyfriend of his love interest Ali Mills (Shue).

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Magic of Polyphony (2020)

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Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Magic of Polyphony (2020)

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Magic of Polyphony (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 634 Mb | Total time: 02:38:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075970012 | Recorded: 2019

The general trend in recordings of Renaissance polyphony has been toward typing music to specific surroundings: royal festivities, religious feast days, and the like. This collection by the Huelgas Ensemble goes in the other direction, providing three CDs' worth of music ranging from the medieval era to Anton Bruckner, with most of the pieces falling into some stretch of the High Renaissance. The music was recorded, beautifully, in a Romanesque church near Dijon in 2018, and the program is unified loosely by a set of general guidelines for the selections at that event: the music emphasized "unknown repertoire, undeservedly obscure composers, and experiments that fall outside the scope of the normal concert season."

Billy Cobham - Rudiments: The Billy Cobham Anthology (2001)

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Billy Cobham - Rudiments: The Billy Cobham Anthology (2001)

Billy Cobham - Rudiments: The Billy Cobham Anthology (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 908 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion | Label: Atlantic Records | Catalog Number: R2 74287

If ever anybody deserved a two-disc anthology of his offerings as a solo artist it's fusion drummer Billy Cobham. After making his stellar debut with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cobham made eight records for Atlantic from 1973-1978. To varying degrees, these recordings were true statements on the state of jazz-rock fusion. Many blame Cobham for being a member of the technical-expertise-is-everything school, and to a degree it may be true. But the tracks collected here by Barry Benson and Nick Sahakian provide evidence of something else entirely: that along with technical expertise in spades, Cobham had soul, groove, and a handle on how powerful rock & roll could contribute to jazz improvisation if harnessed in the right way. And every single track on these two discs does exactly that and more.

Lucile Boulanger - Bach & Abel: Solo (2022)

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Lucile Boulanger - Bach & Abel: Solo (2022)

Lucile Boulanger - Bach & Abel: Solo (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 431 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 212 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:30:43
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

This is Lucile Boulanger’s first solo recital. The French gambist, universally praised for her natural and moving playing – BBC Music Magazine even described her as ‘the Jacqueline du Pré of the viola da gamba’ – juxtaposes Bach with Carl Friedrich Abel, a great master of the bass viol and a close friend of the Bach family. Although Johann Sebastian never wrote for solo viola da gamba, we know that he transcribed many of his works for other instruments. So Lucile Boulanger has chosen, for example, to transcribe three dances from the Sixth Suite, ‘because it sounds particularly good on the viol, being written for five-stringed cello (a step towards the six or seven strings of the viol?). It is in D, the viol key par excellence, and its style, already somewhat galant , is reminiscent of Abel… This album gives me the opportunity to showcase the viol as both a melodic instrument – with the grain of the bow, the fragility of tone – and a polyphonic one.’

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243 - C.P.E. Bach: Magnificat, Wq. 215 (2022)

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Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243 - C.P.E. Bach: Magnificat, Wq. 215 (2022)

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243 - C.P.E. Bach: Magnificat, Wq. 215 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 303 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:50
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Accentus Music

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach thought highly of the art of his father, Johann Sebastian. However, this did not prevent him from pursuing his own path. Even when Carl Philipp Emanuel made himself a candidate for the position of Thomaskantor as Johann Sebastian’s successor, he did not reverently demonstrate his artistic ties to his father. Instead, he accentuated his compositional independence in one of his first choral works and confidently presented himself with a Magnificat. In Leipzig, this would inevitably subject him to direct comparison with his father, who, at the age of 38, as the newly appointed Thomaskantor, had also presented a Magnificat as his first major work on July 2, 1723. To this day, Carl Philipp Emanuel’s Magnificat is measured against that of his father. In December 2020, the Gaechinger Cantorey chorus and orchestra under the musical direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann and together with an excellent ensemble of soloists performed both magnificent works together in concert – unfortunately in front of an empty hall but reaching their audience via livestream and recording it for this extraordinary release.

Ensemble K, Ensemble Sequenza 9.3 & Simone Menezes - Metanoia (2022)

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Ensemble K, Ensemble Sequenza 9.3 & Simone Menezes - Metanoia (2022)

Ensemble K, Ensemble Sequenza 9.3 & Simone Menezes - Metanoia (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:51:37
Classical | Label: Accentus Music

The concept of metanoia – that, which goes beyond thought – most commonly describes a change in the way of seeing and thinking about things. With this recording, italo-brazilian conductor Simone Menezes and her chamber orchestra “K”, together with the choir “Sequenza 9.3”, go on a musical journey to find moments of metanoia in the lives and works of composers such as Giacomo Puccini, Arvo Pärt, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alexander Borodin as well as Johann Sebastian Bach.

Anthony Romaniuk & Toshiyuki Shibata - J.S. Bach: Sonatas, Fantasias & Improvisations (2022)

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Anthony Romaniuk & Toshiyuki Shibata - J.S. Bach: Sonatas, Fantasias & Improvisations (2022)

Anthony Romaniuk & Toshiyuki Shibata - J.S. Bach: Sonatas, Fantasias & Improvisations (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:28
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera, Outhere Music

This project represents a starting point in gently opening up the possibilities of incorporating an element of improvisation into the oeuvre of Bach's chamber music. Given that both Toshi and Anthony are improvising musicians, able and willing to extemporise in a variety of genres (jazz, folk music, early music, etc.), but also being devotees of the repertoire and musical language of Bach, it seemed natural to use certain works of Bach’s as a basis for new invention. The result is a fresh approach to Bach, where improvisation is part of the overall soundscape, whether through ornamentation, basso continuo or entire passages opened up for ‘jamming’. The instrumentation for this programme is also diverse, with Toshi and Anthony using two instruments each; broadening the timbral spectrum. This project is, for them, a crucial way in exploring just how we can be both faithful to the score and true to ourselves as creative musicians interested in mastering this musical language.

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Late Piano Works, Opp. 116-119 (2022)

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Paul Lewis - Brahms: Late Piano Works, Opp. 116-119 (2022)

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Late Piano Works, Opp. 116-119 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 249 MB
1:16:57 | Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

Paul Lewis explores here the universe of the ultimate Brahms. The old master, far from settling down, deploys in these last four piano collections a palette of infinite colors and sensibilities. Alternately tender and dazzling, intimate or stormy, these pieces appear as the composer's last confidences, brought together in a twilight diary.

Porno For Pyros - Studio Albums & Singles Collection 1993-1997 (14CD) [Re-Up]

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Porno For Pyros - Studio Albums & Singles Collection 1993-1997 (14CD) [Re-Up]

Porno For Pyros - Studio Albums & Singles 1993-1997 [14CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.79 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 771 Mb
Alternative Rock | Label: Warner | Time: 04:22:27 | Scans included

Porno for Pyros was an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992, following the initial break-up of Jane's Addiction. The band comprised former Jane's Addiction members Perry Farrell (vocals) and Stephen Perkins (drums), alongside Peter DiStefano (guitar) and Martyn LeNoble (bass).

Roland Kayn - Tektra (Remastered) (1984/2021)

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Roland Kayn - Tektra (Remastered) (1984/2021)

Roland Kayn - Tektra (Remastered) (1984/2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans, booklet) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 670 MB
4:52:24 | Electronic, Experimental | Label: Reiger Records Reeks

A masterpiece returns. The last five years have seen the reemergence of a towering figure of electronic music. Through multiple boxed set releases, and a dedicated Bandcamp page releasing unheard works at an unfaltering pace, the work of pioneering cybernetic composer Roland Kayn has reached a wider audience than ever before. Now, a bedrock work in establishing this reputation is available once more, as Tektra, his overarching landmark work of the early 1980s, is finally restored to availability after decades out of print.

Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Verklärte Nacht: Schoenberg, Fried, Lehár, Korngold (2021)

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Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Verklärte Nacht: Schoenberg, Fried, Lehár, Korngold (2021)

Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Verklärte Nacht: Schoenberg, Fried, Lehár, Korngold (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 63:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos Records | # CHSA 5243 | Recorded: 2020

Hot on the heels of their acclaimed recording of Britten’s Peter Grimes, Stuart Skelton and Edward Gardner join forces with Christine Rice and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for this fascinating programme of early twentieth-century works. Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht needs no introduction, but far rarer is Oscar Fried’s contemporaneous setting of the same poem. Composed in 1901 for soloists and orchestra, Fried’s version is a true setting of (as opposed to Schoenberg’s reflection on) the text by Richard Dehmel. Lehár wrote Fieber in 1915 as the closing part of his song cycle Aus eiserner Zeit – he then made the orchestral setting a year later. Korngold’s Lieder des Abschieds (Songs of Farewell) date from the early 1920s, whilst he was still in Vienna, and shortly after he had completed the opera Die tote Stadt. Setting poetry by Christina Rossetti, Edith Ronsperger, and Ernst Lothar, the cycle is a poignant reflection on the Great War.

Frank Sinatra - September of My Years (1965) Expanded Remastered 2010

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Frank Sinatra - September of My Years (1965) Expanded Remastered 2010

Frank Sinatra - September of My Years (1965) Expanded Remastered 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 38 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Easy Listening | Label: Concord | # CRE-32415 | Time: 00:52:14

September of My Years is one of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s, an album that consolidated his strengths while moving him into new territory, primarily in terms of tone. More than the double-disc set A Man and His Music – which was released a year after this album – September of My Years captures how Sinatra was at the time of his 50th birthday. Gordon Jenkins' rich, stately, and melancholy arrangements give the album an appropriate reflective atmosphere. Most of the songs are new or relatively recent numbers; every cut fits into a loose theme of aging, reflection, and regret. Sinatra, however, doesn't seem stuck in his ways – though the songs are rooted in traditional pop, they touch on folk and contemporary pop. As such, the album offered a perfect summary, as well as suggesting future routes for the singer. [This version of the album was released with a live version of "This Is All I Ask," as well as the single version of "How Old Am I?"]

A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant (2018) {Japanese Edition}

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A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant (2018) {Japanese Edition}

A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant (2018) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 383 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Covers Included | 00:57:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock | BMG #WPCR-18002

After 14 years of silence, alt-metal supergroup A Perfect Circle returned with Eat the Elephant. Previously active on 2004's antiwar eMOTIVe – when the U.S. was embroiled in a different state of social upheaval – they re-emerged in 2018 at another pivotal time with just as much to say. While much transpired in their absence, A Perfect Circle evolved, addressing government shifts, technological advances, and social deterioration in a manner befitting of frontman Maynard James Keenan, who delivers some of the most wickedly barbed lyrics of his career. Here, Keenan and co-founder Billy Howerdel are joined by a revamped lineup that includes James Iha, Matt McJunkins, and Jeff Friedl, as well as producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem).