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Hawkestrel - SpaceXmas (2020)

Posted By: gribovar
Hawkestrel - SpaceXmas (2020)

Hawkestrel - SpaceXmas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 324 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic/Space Rock, Christmas | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Purple Pyramid Records

Alan Davey’s Hawkwind supergroup Hawkestrel returns for a holiday themed release that features a sleigh full of superb musical guests! Includes performances by former Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, The Doors’ Robby Krieger plus Hawkwind alums Huw Lloyd-Langton, Nik Turner, and lots more!

Electric Orange - 8 Studio Albums (1993-2011) (Re-up)

Posted By: gribovar
Electric Orange - 8 Studio Albums (1993-2011) (Re-up)

Electric Orange - 8 Studio Albums (1993-2011)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 4,08 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,57 GB | Covers - 228 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delerium Records, MPL, Sulatron Records

Electric Orange is a german krautrock band, mainly based on two masterminds Dirk Jan Müller (keys) and Dirk Bittner (guitar). Up to now both musicians had uncounted collaborations during their development and produced a huge amount of material on MC, Vinyl and CD-R. Besides some temporary flirts with house/techno elements the band actually delivers modern trippy krautrock adapted music, where Tom Rückwald handles the bass guitar since the year 2000. The band offer an irresistible blend of hypnotic and tribal beats, soaring organ and synths, spacey guitars, recitatives, samples as well as analogue effects. Hereby they are keen on experimenting with all sorts of rare, obscure and vintage instruments…

Peter Hammill - Offensichtlich Goldfisch (1993) (Re-up)

Posted By: gribovar
Peter Hammill - Offensichtlich Goldfisch (1993) (Re-up)

Peter Hammill - Offensichtlich Goldfisch (1993)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Golden Hind (GH 70112)

An excellent idea (if, perhaps, a somewhat self-indulgent one): 12 of Peter Hammill's (Van Der Graaf Generator) finest recent songs, rendered into the German language that his more stentorian vocals seemed to be striving for, even in English. Titled for Out of Water's "Evidently Goldfish," the album is dominated by material from the early '90s: cuts from Fireships and The Noise account for more than half the album, while the remainder is culled from 1988's In a Foreign Town and 1986's And Close As This. But Offensichtlich Goldfisch is no simple retread of already familiar material. Although little more than the vocals were re-recorded from the original master tapes, the musical textures change immensely in their new setting, regardless of whether or not one understands German…

Freiheit - Fantasy (Expanded Edition) (1988/2019)

Posted By: delpotro
Freiheit - Fantasy (Expanded Edition) (1988/2019)

Freiheit - Fantasy (Expanded Edition) (1988/2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 365 Mb | Covers included | 02:31:22
Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Cherry Pop Records, Cherry Red Records

Expanded 2CD Edition of 1988 original album release. First ever “expanded” re-issue for this fabulous and much underrated 1980s pop album.

Frank Duval - Greatest Hits (2012)

Posted By: El Misha
Frank Duval - Greatest Hits (2012)

Frank Duval - Greatest Hits (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) -> 970 MB | Scans included | 02:39:10
Genre: Pop, Soft Rock | Label: Sony Music/Star Mark | #4607147911242

Frank Duval is a German composer, conductor, record producer, songwriter and singer. Born into an artists' family, he studied as an actor and dancer, but also sang with his sister, Maria. By the 1960s, Duval was also composing music, both orchestral and pop, and his first soundtrack, for an episode of the German serial Tatort, was broadcast in 1977. From his 1979 first album, Die Schönsten Melodien Aus Derrick und der Alte, the song "Todesengel" became a moderate hit.

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 77:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 393 | Recorded: 2017

Soprano Barbara Hannigan has become something of a cult favorite with her deep dives into specific and unusual repertories. Her self-presentation in concert is unorthodox and marked by full-scale efforts to communicate the essence of the music at hand, in works ranging from Berio to Gershwin. So it is with this set of songs from the decade and a half on either side of 1900 in Vienna. The enjoyment begins with the physically passionate cover, an example of her way of personifying the music's spirit. Hannigan's is an utterly distinctive voice, edgy and coruscating, and she knows how to tone down her considerable virtuosic powers to the dimensions of the music, such as that here, intended for small rooms.

Klaus Schulze - Totentag (1994) (Re-up)

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Klaus Schulze - Totentag (1994) (Re-up)

Klaus Schulze - Totentag (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 599 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 252 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Electronic Opera/Experimental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ZYX Music (ZYX 81014-2)

This is Schulze's first attempt at opera, and it has yielded mixed results. Klaus Schulze has been deeply influenced by Richard Wagner and his music. So it is natural that he would compose, produce and perform (except the vocals) the world's first electronic opera. Totentag: Oper in 7 Bildern (roughly Death Day: An Opera in 7 Scenes) is a monumental achievement. Klaus, in keeping with a tradition started by Mozart, composed the opera in his native German. He recruited five virtuoso vocalists to play/sing the roles. The opera, again in the truest German tradition, is tragic. It tells the story of a young man and his drug induced hallucinations and visions.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 220 Mb | Total time: 62:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 9029527643 | Recorded: 2019

At the heart of this programme of Beethoven songs performed by Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano is the song cycle 'An die ferne Geliebte' (to the distant beloved). Bostridge describes it as 'the distillation of Beethoven as a lover'. Among the other items are the rapturously lyrical 'Adelaide', the sombre 'In questa tomba oscura' and a selection of Beethoven's settings of folksongs from the British Isles, which elicit the participation of violinist Vilde Frang and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. 'When we all play together,' says Pappano, 'it's like a family making music at home.'

The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)

Posted By: ArlegZ
The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)

The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Total time: 06:46:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029582507 | Recorded: 1980-1990

The blend between the voices is finely controlled, the tone mellow and the tuning spectacularly accurate, giving rise to an organ-like sonority that is genuinely thrilling,” wrote Gramophone magazine, praising the Hilliard Ensemble’s four singers, who excelled in an extraordinary variety of music over a 40-year career. This seven-CD collection extends from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, offering music by composers from England, France, Flanders and Germany.

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

Posted By: Designol
King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Holidays | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD502 | 01:10:47

Five centuries, seven languages, and six singers with 35 years of remarkable experience inform this rare collection of choral music. In the world-renowned King's Singers resplendent voices, ancient and modern choral music comes to life with all the blazing immediacy and timeliness of the gospel of the nativity. With 25 pieces of music–ranging from familiar works such as "Coventry Carol" to the obscure Tchaikovsky piece "The Crown of Roses"–the King's Singers move through this hallowed and festive set with the vocal mastery that only three-and-a-half decades of accomplished work together is capable of creating. A number of contemporary carols written in the last century by composers such as John McCabe, Philip Lawson, John Rutter, and others are balanced by pieces by Bach and a host of traditional works. Lawson's "You Are the New Day," performed with a string quartet, stands out as one of the more notable performances. Like most of their music throughout Christmas, it reminds listeners that the art of music often interprets divine aspects gladly realized here on Earth.

Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011) [Re-Up]

Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011)
Lucia Popp, soprano; Brigitte Fassbaender, contralto; Robert Gambill, tenor; Robert Holl, bass
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor; Sudfunkchor
Dame Janet Baker, contralto; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Choir of King’s College
Cambridge Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Sir Philip Ledger, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Oratorio | Label: EMI | # 50999 6 78165 2 1 | Time: 01:14:56

The peal of church bells, the scent of Christmas trees and gleaming lights in every window: now all that's missing to complete the Yuletide mood is Christmas by great Baroque composers. This CD contains the most moving arias and resplendent choruses from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Handel's Messiah - the perfect music to celebrate Christmas with.

Kraftwerk - Computerwelt (1981) German Version, Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Kraftwerk - Computerwelt (1981) German Version, Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

Kraftwerk - Computerwelt (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Label: Kling Klang/EMI Electrola | # CDP 564 7 46130 2 | Time: 00:34:35
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop

The last great Kraftwerk album, Computer World (Computerwelt) captured the band right at the moment when its pioneering approach fully broke through in popular music, thanks to the rise of synth pop, hip-hop, and electro. As Arthur Baker sampled "Trans-Europe Express" for "Planet Rock" and disciples like Depeche Mode, OMD, and Gary Numan scored major hits, Computer World demonstrated that the old masters still had some last tricks up their collective sleeves. Compared to earlier albums, it fell readily in line with The Man-Machine, eschewing side-long efforts but with even more of an emphasis on shorter tracks mixed with longer but not epic compositions.

Trio - Da Da Da (1996)

Posted By: El Misha
Trio - Da Da Da (1996)

Trio - Da Da Da (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) -> 289 MB | Scans included | 49:13
Genre: New Wave & Post-Punk | Label: Spectrum Music | #552 744-2

Trio, the minimalists of Neue Deutsche Welle, have made far better pieces than DaDaDa. Some of these pieces, which underline the genius of this band, can be heard on this album. Very suitable for getting to know and love trio. One should not expect more, however, one should look for more extensive publications.

David Greco & Van Diemen’s Band - Bach: Bass Cantatas (2020)

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David Greco & Van Diemen’s Band - Bach: Bass Cantatas (2020)

David Greco & Van Diemen’s Band - Bach: Bass Cantatas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | 01:04:26
Classical, Vocal | Label: ABC Classics

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is pure perfection: a vast yet intricate tapestry of heavenly beauty and human emotion. Music was for Bach the means through which mortals could directly experience the divine, and his cantatas reveal his extraordinary gift for communicating directly with his listeners, even across three centuries. As dramatic and passionate as any opera, each cantata carries us deep into the heart of its story.

Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)

Karl Böhm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.92 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

“A glittering account of the most perfect of all operettas, with an incredibly starry cast, all in peak condition. Karl Böhm's conducting is relaxed but sparkling.” (BBC Music Magazine)