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Greco Bastián - With A Little Hell From My Friends (2022)

Posted By: popsakov
Greco Bastián - With A Little Hell From My Friends (2022)

Greco Bastián - With A Little Hell From My Friends (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Avantgarde, Progressive Rock, Art Rock, RIO, Math Rock | Azafrán Media #AP2242 / Musea #FGBG 5047

A great surprise to discover the work of this Mexican musician, who somehow managed to invite for this album some of the best musicians of the genre, from representative and even legendary bands. The music is difficult to categorize in a few words, as it is full of changes not only in time but also in style, genre or mood. We can find Zeuhl, Math, RIO, Jazz, Symphonic or Rock riffs. Influences from names like Zappa, Present, Magma, etc. To stop to analyze each track would be a crazy task, because the ideas come and go in a frenetic way, leaving barely space to breathe to the listener. One of those albums that we are thankful for because they never stop trying to surprise us at every second. And for glorious moments it really succeeds.

Stefano Scodanibbio - Six Duos (2001)

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Stefano Scodanibbio - Six Duos (2001)

Stefano Scodanibbio - Six Duos (2001)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:44 | 288 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Avantgarde | Label: New Albion | Catalog: NA 113 CD

The working relationship between Stefano Scodanibbio and the Arditti Quartet has existed since the mid 80’s. I remember very well looking at his first Quartet ‘Visas,’ which included some very unusual harmonics for the string instruments. These harmonics are very difficult to play and originate from Stefanos’s great command and knowledge of double bass. I suppose in the beginning of our relationship, I needed convincing that these techniques were actually possible on the violin.

Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka (Remastered) (1972/2022)

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Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka (Remastered) (1972/2022)

Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka (Remastered) (1972/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks, digital booklet) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 MB
36:11 | Jazz-Rock, Avantgarde, Fusion | Label: Frank Zappa Catalog

Wawa/Jawaka is characterised by a high level of instrumental skill. Beautiful long, jazz-oriented jams, listening journeys for fans of Zappa. The precursor to Grand Wazoo, recorded in the same year with a large big band, is sometimes ticked off as a prequel - wrongly so, because this little work of art of inspired instrumental mastery, large arrangements and small-scale electronic accessories is well worth being our album of the month, even 50 years after its release.

Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo (Remastered) (1972/2022)

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Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo (Remastered) (1972/2022)

Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo (Remastered) (1972/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks, digital booklet) - 228 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 90 MB
37:01 | Jazz-Rock, Avantgarde, Fusion | Label: Frank Zappa Catalog

"Waka-Jawaka" and "The grand wazoo" were recorded during the same sessions. For "Waka/Jawaka" the set-up of the band is mostly like a smaller jazz combo. That this album can occasionally sound as a big band nevertheless is due to the frequent overdubbing. Sal Marquez for instance gets credited for "many trumpets" during "Big swifty". "The grand wazoo" can be more truly using a big band, a band with which Zappa also made a short tour. In full the band ultimately involved twenty members. Both 1972 jazz albums have extended solos as well as large composed sections. Several blocks are relatively stable in their use of keys. More like "King Kong" than the modernistic "Uncle Meat main title" and the "It must be a camel" examples from the preceding sections. "For Calvin" on the other hand is very versatile. Despite of the quality of these albums, Zappa has not become well known as a jazz arranger.

Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)

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Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)

Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 289 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans ~ 251 Mb | 00:43:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Experimental / Alternative Rock / Avantgarde / Minimal / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Post-Punk
Megaphone Records #Megaphone 032 / Knock'em Dead Records #Knock'em Dead 009

Stepmother is Lukas Simonis (Dull Schicksal, VRIL, Coolhaven …), Jeroen Visser (Kazanchis, morFrom …), Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Hat Shoes, Hail …) and David Kerman (5UUs, Present, Thinking Plague, Aranis …). Anglo-American-Dutch post-punk prog rock and experimental soundscapes with a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A reunion of an 80s band that never existed (but should have): twangy guitars, nifty keyboards, zany drumming, vocal histrionics à la The Rutles (well, sort of), lop-sided rhythms, regurgitated spam lyrics.

Fizzè & Gilles-Vincent "Dizzi" Rieder - Kulu Hatha Mamnua, Manœuvres D' Automne (1986-87/2022)

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Fizzè & Gilles-Vincent "Dizzi" Rieder - Kulu Hatha Mamnua, Manœuvres D' Automne (1986-87/2022)

Fizzè & Gilles-Vincent "Dizzi" Rieder - Kulu Hatha Mamnua, Manœuvres D' Automne (1986-87/2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 387 MB
1:14:03 | Avantgarde, Experimental | Label: Creel Pone

August 2022; appearing here in the much maligned "199.X" serié is this two-fer single-disc compiles both LPs released on the Swiss "Les Disques De L'Art Gué" label in the mid-80s, collecting the work of a tight-knit cadré of musicians working on & around each other: Victor "Fizzè" de Bros, Gilles-Vincent "Dizzi" Rieder, Laurent "Lorenz" Viennet, & Serge "Djodjo" Baudat, all working out of the former's Mensch studio.

Magma - Retrospektïẁ I-II-III (2021) {3CD Box Set, Remastered} *PROPER*

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Magma - Retrospektïẁ I-II-III (2021) {3CD Box Set, Remastered} *PROPER*

Magma - Retrospektïẁ I-II-III (2021) {3CD Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 879 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 309 Mb
Full Scans ~ 212 Mb | 02:07:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Avantgarde, Jazz Rock, Fusion, Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | Seventh Records #REX15/16/17

The first 10 years of Magma were celebrated with the music written by Christian Vander on three memorable evenings in June 1980 at the Olympia theatre in Paris. This retrospective, reuniting most of the musicians who had performed in the group, was issued as two albums, Retrospektïẁ 1/2 (Double) and Retrospektïẁ 3 (Single). Issued first, Retrospektïẁ 3 comprises 3 titles, Retrovision, a long piece in the style of the album Attahk, in which the vocalists Stella Vander, Guy Khalifa and Maria Popkiewicz turn in a blazing performance over a driving rhythm section, followed by a supercharged version of Hhai, in which the trio Lockwood/Paganotti/Widemann works miracles. And finally La Dawotsin, where, in a more muted register, Christian Vander’s voice triumphs through its mastery and profound sensibility.

Magma - Live (1975) {2017, Remastered}

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Magma - Live (1975) {2017, Remastered}

Magma - Live (1975) {2017, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 555 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 206 Mb
Full Scans ~ 315 Mb | 00:39:24 + 00:45:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Avantgarde / Jazz Rock / Fusion / Progressive Rock / Zeuhl
Seventh Records #REX X-V2

After the departure in autumn of 1974 of Jannick TOP and most of the other members of the band, MAGMA rose phoenix-like from the ashes with a new, hot, line-up which saw the musical opportunity lying before it. After long rehearsals Christian VANDER realised that he had yet another exceptional groupand the decision was taken to record the first MAGMA live album. The recording, made in June 1975 at the Taverne de l’Olympia, perfectly demonstrates the incredible impact made by MAGMA. Absolutely dedicated to the music of Christian VANDER, who by that time had reached the summit of his art, the band plays as if it were one man and sweeps all before it in its triumphant passage.

Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}

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Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}

Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 95 Mb
Full Scans ~ 200 Mb | 00:38:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Avantgarde, Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | Seventh Records #REX VII-V2 / SEVENTH REX VII

Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh, also abbreviated as MDK, is the third studio album by French rock band Magma, released on 6 May 1973. The album marks a shift away from the jazz style of the band's first two albums, encompassing progressive rock, contemporary classical, avant-garde music, funk and gospel in it's musical style. Magma's original recording of the composition that makes up the album was refused by the record company at the time, but was eventually released as Mekanïk Kommandöh in 1989. MDK is the group's most famous and acclaimed record. The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named the album the 33rd greatest French rock album. In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked the album 24th on its list of the '50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time'.

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ Vol. 9 - Liber VII (2022)

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John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ Vol. 9 - Liber VII (2022)

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ Vol. 9 - Liber VII (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 178 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 MB
44:44 | Jazz, Classical, Avantgarde | Label: Tzadik

Filled with wild sounds, bizarre juxtapositions, soulful melodies, and pulsating drones, this outrageous recital is one of Zorn's very best. Inspired by Aleister Crowley's Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli, and performed in a kind of trance state, this is music beyond thought, beyond beauty, beyond rationality. Recorded at St. John's Cathedral in Knoxville, Tennessee during the 2022 Big Ears Festival, this is Zorn at his metaphysical zenith. Organ improvisations with Mystery at its very heartyou have never heard such sounds!

Meredith Monk - Turtle Dreams (1983)

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Meredith Monk - Turtle Dreams (1983)

Meredith Monk - Turtle Dreams (1983)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 37:30 | 182 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Avantgarde | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: 8115472

A daring display of vocal gymnastics and a journey back to childhood when all sounds were wondrous, Turtle Dreams includes the title track composition for four voices (two men, two women) and four organs as well as shorter pieces featuring various combinations of voice, Casio, piano, miniMoog, and didgeridoo. Monk's work raises smiles as well as the hair on the back of the neck. Here she seems tapped into some primordial force – humming, babbling, chattering, all set to looping, funereal organ works of chromatic simplicity. .

Thinking Plague - Early Plague Years (1984/1986) {2000, 2 LPs on 1 CD, Remastered}

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Thinking Plague - Early Plague Years (1984/1986) {2000, 2 LPs on 1 CD, Remastered}

Thinking Plague - Early Plague Years (1984/1986) {2000, 2 LPs on 1 CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 467 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 190 Mb
Full Scans ~ 154 Mb | 01:18:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Avantgarde, Progressive Rock, RIO | Cuneiform Records #Rune 141

Early Plague Years combines Thinking Plague's first two albums on one CD. Moonsongs was a 1986 cassette released the next year on LP by Dead Man's Curve. …A Thinking Plague was first released on LP in 1984, then on cassette in 1986. Both were long out of print and impossible to find. The remastering is fabulous, giving these albums a sound far superior to what they ever had. Due to time limitations, a few edits had to be done. "Warheads" misses four bars toward the end, the improv "Collarless Fog That One Day Soon" fades out two minutes earlier, and the percussion section on "Moonsongs" has been shortened a bit. Nothing dramatic and all seamless, but one can't help but wonder why Cuneiform put the second album first on the CD. Fans of Thinking Plague and of American avant-prog bands like the Motor Totemist Guild, U Totem, and 5uu's will be delighted, but newcomers to this style should begin with In This Life or In Extremis.

Sonar - Black Light (2015)

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Sonar - Black Light (2015)

Sonar - Black Light (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Full Scans ~ 344 Mb | 00:49:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Avantgarde, Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Cuneiform Records #Rune 414

Sonar and their mesmerizing/infuriating (choose depending on your perspective) music exploded on a unsuspecting world with Cuneiform's release of their album, Static Motion, 2 years ago. An instrumental rock quartet consisting of 2 guitars, bass and drums, they are a progressive, post-minimal, instrumental band from Switzerland. Their name stands for SONic ARchitecture, alluding to their intention of creating polymetrical soundscapes and highly structured aural spaces. Sonar's music is played live without any sequencers, loops or computers using a minimum amount of equipment: 2 guitars, a bass guitar, 3 small amplifiers und a basic drum kit.

Nico - The End... (Remastered & Expanded) (1974/2012)

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Nico - The End... (Remastered & Expanded) (1974/2012)

Nico - The End… (Remastered & Expanded) (1974/2012)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 420 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 207 MB
1:30:29 | Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Dark Ambient, Avantgarde, Ballad, Minimal, Drone | Label: Universal UMC / Island Records

The 1973 album was her fourth solo release – another collaboration with John Cale – and was recorded in 1973 in London. Cale chose Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music to work on the album with him; between them they provided the entire instrumental framework for Nico and her harmonium.This issue of The End is remastered here for the first time, and comes with a bonus disc of tracks including The End and a previously unreleased version of Das Lied der Deutschen performed live at London’s Rainbow Theatre on June 1, 1974, and some John Peel session tracks which are either unreleased or new to CD.

Sabine Liebner - Brown: Abstract Sound Objects (2012)

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Sabine Liebner - Brown: Abstract Sound Objects (2012)

Sabine Liebner - Brown: Abstract Sound Objects (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 215 MB | 01:18:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Wergo

Earle Brown’s involvement with the fine arts led him to reject previously fixed ideas of musical form and supposedly sacrosanct rules of composition in the early 1950s. His graphic notations, which are primarily oriented toward Jackson Pollock’s painting procedures, guarantee the opening of time and space which leads to the liberation of the sound and the expansion of the meaning of form. “[…] mobility of the sound elements within the work and the graphic provocation of an intense collaboration throughout the composer-notation-performance process – were for me the most fascinating new possibility for ‘sound objects’ as they had been for sculpture and painting.” (Earle Brown)