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Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)

Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 63:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090402 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Troubadours songs; laude to the Virgin and estampies from trecento mingle with Sephardic lullabies and folksongs collected in Italy. They tell the stories of simple men and women of the Mediterranean world. Languages and music have survived to the din of the wars, religious conquests, political dominations between North and South… This record is an intimate compilation which raises from the old village song telling the cycle of life, the redemption sought with the Virgin, the curtly love of the Countess of Die, Tarentella or the famous separdic lullaby Nani, Nani for the beloved son…« Ever since antiquity, the shores of the Mediterranean have assembled men and women who share a cultural heritage with multiple resonances. (religious and cultural : christians, jews, arabs, languages : castillan, occitan, florentin, napolitain, sarde…).

Gilbert Bezzina, Nice Baroque Ensemble - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Gilbert Bezzina, Nice Baroque Ensemble - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (2009)

Gilbert Bezzina, Nice Baroque Ensemble - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 383 Mb | Total time: 73:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | CDS 596 | Recorded: 2008

Alessandro Scarlatti La Giuditta was written for five voices and instruments. In 1697, Scarlatti set a second libretto, this time written by Cardinal Ottoboni’s father, Antonio, in which the number of characters was reduced to three. We do not know the occasion for which this second setting was created and lack information on its first performance. The differences between the two versions are discussed in Brian Robins’ review of a previous recording, which interested readers will find in the Archive. (Robins states that the second version was written for Rome in 1700. The notes to Dynamic’s recording state that the first version was the one performed in 1700.)

Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Nicola Matteis: False Consonances of Melancholy (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Nicola Matteis: False Consonances of Melancholy (2009)

Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Nicola Matteis: False Consonances of Melancholy (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 377 Mb | Total time: 72:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090802 | Recorded: 2009

The Sablé festival, held annually in Sablé-sur-Sarthe in France, has its own recording concern that it uses primarily to expose young early music artists and to support the most interesting of their projects; the Zig-Zag Territoires label provides an outlet for this endeavor. Here is a wholly worthy enterprise: the group Gli Incogniti – led by the fabulous young violinist Amandine Beyer – in a program drawn from various works of mysterious late seventeenth-century violinist Nicola Matteis, its title, False Consonances of Melancholy, fashioned after one of his publications, but not limited to its contents. As Matteis is not a household name, some summary of his place in the scheme of things is not out of order here: born in Naples, possibly contemporary to Heinrich von Biber, Matteis was an itinerant musician in Germany before making his way to London about 1670.

VA - The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942 - 52 (2009)

Posted By: ciklon5
VA - The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942 - 52 (2009)

VA - The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942 - 52 (2009)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 4:46:14 | 811 / 601 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B, Jazz, Blues

The History of Rhythm & Blues Volume Two investigates the transition from race music through sepia to Rhythm & Blues; the growing importance of radio; the rise of the independent record labels, the 45rpm record and the jukebox and looks at the rhythms behind the blues from shuffle and jump through rumba to rock’n’roll and beyond.

Moby - Wait For Me (2009) [2CD Deluxe Edition]

Posted By: gribovar
Moby - Wait For Me (2009) [2CD Deluxe Edition]

Moby - Wait For Me (2009) [2CD Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 656 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 298 MB | Covers - 100 MB
Genre: Electronic, Downtempo, House, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Little Idiot (idiot001x)

Moby's most unified and understated album, and all the better for it, Wait for Me is a morose set of elegantly bleary material, quite a shift from the hedonistic club tracks of Last Night. Dominated by instrumentals, "Shot in the Back of the Head" is the most evocative of the bunch, seemingly pulled from an unreleased David Lynch film scored by the Afghan Whigs circa Gentlemen - a lament from a dustbowl, full of mournful slide guitar and dewy electric piano. Other than "Mistake" - a glum neo-post-punk rave-up that, despite its cathartic release, remains downcast - Moby leaves the vocals to a series of women (neighborhood chums, apparently) who each contribute to one song. The smoky 3-a.m. gospel whispers from throwback soul singer Leela James on "Walk with Me" steal the show.

VA - Einojuhani Rautavaara: 12 concertos (2009)

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VA - Einojuhani Rautavaara: 12 concertos (2009)

VA - Einojuhani Rautavaara: 12 concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:28:27 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1156-2Q

This four-disc Ondine set collects the complete concertos of Einojuhani Rautavaara. While these 12 works may not make the best argument for the Finnish post-modernist's status as a great composer – his eight symphonies surely make good that claim – they certainly make the best argument for his status as an amazingly effective, astoundingly diverse, and wonderfully individualistic composer. The works themselves are all from Rautavaara's wide-ranging maturity.

The Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture (Remastered & Expanded Edition) (1985/2009)

Posted By: Rtax
The Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture (Remastered & Expanded Edition) (1985/2009)

The Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture (Remastered & Expanded Edition) (1985/2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 361 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 MB
1:01:15 | Pop Rock, Prog Rock | Label: Arista / Legacy

Recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios, London between May and July 1984. An analog multitrack recording mixed to Sony 1610 digital format. Expanded edition mastered at DNA Mastering, Studio City, California. Vulture Sculpture made at The Great Frog.

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - George Frideric Handel: Twelve Concerti Grossi, op. 6 (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - George Frideric Handel: Twelve Concerti Grossi, op. 6 (2009)

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - George Frideric Handel: Twelve Concerti Grossi, op. 6 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 903 Mb | Total time: 168:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 0319 | Recorded: 2008

Multi award-winning period performance ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, led by the charismatic and inspiring Giovanni Antonini, make their first appearance on the newly invigorated l'oiseau lyre label with a wonderful new recording of Handel's 12 concerti grossi op. 6 to mark the composer's anniversary year (2009). Handel's concerti grossi, op. 6 are one of the pillars of baroque orchestral music. Il Giardino Armonico takes a characteristically dramatic and instinctively Italian view of the music (Handel did after all hone his compositional skills in Italy before settling in England). The group hopes to reclaim Handel for Italy by exploring some of the unique qualities that their native temperament can bring to the music.

Peter Kopp, Vocal Concert Dresden - Le Grazie Veneziane: Music from the Ospedali (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Peter Kopp, Vocal Concert Dresden - Le Grazie Veneziane: Music from the Ospedali (2009)

Peter Kopp, Vocal Concert Dresden - Le Grazie Veneziane: Music from the Ospedali (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 445 Mb | Total time: 72:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | CARUS83264 | Recorded: 2009

Sacred music written for female singers and instrumentalists of the Ospedali became celebrated during the 18th century. This unique musical tradition became widely famous largely through the works of such notable composers as Vivaldi, Hasse, Porpora and Galuppi, who were active as teachers at the four "Ospedali grandi".

Deep Purple - Slaves And Masters (1990) {2009, Japanese Blu-Spec CD}

Posted By: popsakov
Deep Purple - Slaves And Masters (1990) {2009, Japanese Blu-Spec CD}

Deep Purple - Slaves And Masters (1990) {2009, Blu-Spec CD, Japan}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 404 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans ~ 145 Mb | 00:52:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | RCA / BMG Japan Inc. #BVCP 20003

Slaves and Masters is the thirteenth studio album by the British rock band Deep Purple, and was released on 5 October 1990. This is the only Deep Purple album to feature former Rainbow lead vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, who had joined the previous year after the firing of Ian Gillan. Following its release, Slaves and Masters peaked at No. 87 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album dramatically sold below expectations, as compared to Deep Purple's previous album, The House of Blue Light with Gillan, which charted at No. 34 in the US. A song from the Slaves and Masters recording sessions was rearranged for the soundtrack of the 1990 movie Fire, Ice and Dynamite. Despite underwhelming album sales, Deep Purple had a relatively successful tour in support of Slaves and Masters in 1991, especially for the band's European leg.

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées - Anton Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 5 (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées - Anton Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 5 (2009)

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées - Anton Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 5 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 73:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 902011 | Recorded: 2008

Herreweghe’s Bruckner symphony cycle with the period instruments of his Orchestre des Champs-Elysees reaches the tremendous Fifth, a pivotal work in the composer’s development. As usual it’s a sober account, and nicely tailored, though the conductor’s knack for shaving away the sharp edges can be a mixed blessing.

Diana Krall - Live In Paris (2002) {2009, Japanese Reissue}

Posted By: popsakov
Diana Krall - Live In Paris (2002) {2009, Japanese Reissue}

Diana Krall - Live In Paris (2002) {2009, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 529 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 257 Mb
Full Scans | 01:10:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Standards | Universal Music #UCCV-9375

Recorded "live" at the Paris Olympia, Live in Paris offers listeners Diana Krall's understanding of the musical techniques of composition, piano, and vocal improvisation on 12 songs from the Great American Songbooks of Cole Porter,Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and contemporary artists Joni Mitchell and Billy Joel. Accompanied by the award-winning Anthony Wilson on guitar, John Pisano on acoustic guitar, John Clayton on bass, Jeff Hamilton on drums, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion as well as the Orchestra Symphonies European on "Let's Fall in Love" and "I've Got You Under My Skin," the lovely vocalist heightens your listening pleasures with distinctive phrasings and tangible pathways to inside the creative imagination by getting inside harmony, the changes, and melodic structures.

Create - In The Blink Of An Eye (2009)

Posted By: gribovar
Create - In The Blink Of An Eye (2009)

Create - In The Blink Of An Eye (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 378 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 163 MB | Covers - 64 MB
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Groove Unlimited (GR-159)

"Welcome once again in the electronic world of Create". This is how Englishman Steve Humphries opens the booklet of his CD "In The Blink Of An Eye" under his artistname Create. Steve’s world is deeply rooted within the Berlin School style of electronic music.
"In The Blink Of An Eye" contains music Steve composed in his Backroom Studio. Two of the tracks, "No Inhibitions" and "Collision", were played live in this studio. Steve’s music is beging built up in an excellent way. Where many retro/Berlin School-musicians use long intros with experimental effects and atmospheric sounds, Steve gets to the point rather quickly and starts his sequencers, over which he plays his solos and lays his retrosounds…

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (15th Anniversary Edition) (2009/2024)

Posted By: Rtax
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (15th Anniversary Edition) (2009/2024)

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (15th Anniversary Edition) (2009/2024) (Hi-Res)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 409 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 MB
59:34 | Indie Rock, Experimental, Psychedelic | Label: Domino Recording Co

Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective's ninth studio album, sees the American art-rock collective in heartwarmingly baffling form, combining upbeat indietronica with mind-warping samples.

UFO - The Visitor (2009) [Limited Edition]

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UFO - The Visitor (2009) [Limited Edition]

UFO - The Visitor (2009) [Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 359 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 200 MB
Genre: Hard Rock, Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/Steamhammer (SPV 306600 CD Ltd.)

Like Saturday Night Live, UFO have had plenty of creative ups and downs over the years but have often demonstrated that one should never give up on them. The veteran hard rockers have recorded some superb albums along the way, and they have recorded some weak, lackluster albums, too. But even when they let their followers down on occasion, UFO have had a way of bouncing back and giving those followers new reasons to be optimistic. The Visitor, it turns out, is a respectable 40th anniversary present from UFO, who were formed in 1969 and remained active 40 years later in 2009. This 2009 release finds two members of the original 1969 lineup (lead singer Phil Mogg and drummer Andy Parker) joined by keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond (a 1976 arrival) and guitarist Vinnie Moore, who didn't come on board until the 2000s…