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Prefuse 73 - Security Screenings (2006) [Japanese Edition]

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Prefuse 73 - Security Screenings (2006) [Japanese Edition]

Prefuse 73 - Security Screenings (2006) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 298 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 82 MB
Genre: Electronic, Glitch Hop, IDM | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-143)

Scott Herren has grown into an iconoclast who resists the ingrained nature of releasing full-length-album statements every two to four years. Instead, during his career he has released several mini-albums, which are good ways to get more music into the market and put less of your reputation on the line. (After all, mainstream music critics need to take LPs seriously, but not EPs or singles.) Security Screenings, which arrived just one year after his last full-length, is light on collaborative tracks (only two) and very light on vocals (none whatsoever, besides a few random samples and the ironic inclusion of the low lights from a Prefuse interviewer who objects to the predominance of vocal tracks on 2005's Surrounded by Silence)…

Kelis - Food (2014) [Japanese Edition]

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Kelis - Food (2014) [Japanese Edition]

Kelis - Food (2014) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 360 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 126 MB | Covers - 90 MB
Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-411)

Flesh Tone, Kelis' lone release through Interscope, brought about a pair of Top Five club hits. The creatively restless singer and songwriter nonetheless quickly moved on to working on her sixth album with a handful of U.K. garage and dubstep producers, including Skream, whose 2013 "Copy Cat" featured one of her most clever (and slightly creepy) turns. She changed course again and teamed up with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, whose Los Angeles house hosted loose recording sessions with an atmosphere that, according to Kelis, was "like a freakin' commune." Released on U.K. label Ninja Tune, Food sports a cover that doesn't seem nearly bright or colorful enough to reflect its sound - an eclectic and modern-sounding synthesis of classic pop and rhythm & blues with a lot of friskiness, some funk, and even a little twang…

Tyondai Braxton - Central Market (2009) [Japanese Edition]

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Tyondai Braxton - Central Market (2009) [Japanese Edition]

Tyondai Braxton - Central Market (2009) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 92 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog, Modern Classical, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-240)

At the time of Central Market's release, Tyondai Braxton was best known as a member of proggy post-rockers Battles, who earned so much acclaim for their 2007 debut album Mirrored that many of their fans might not have known of Braxton's decade-plus of work as an avant-garde solo artist. That's understandable, since his debut solo album History That Has No Effect was released in 2002, but Central Market reintroduces Braxton as an artist with an audacious set of compositions that link to his earlier solo work and Battles, but don't rehash either. On History That Has No Effect, Braxton was truly solo, crafting heavily processed, loop-based pieces that mimicked a larger ensemble through meticulous layering…

Jamie Lidell - Jim (2008) [Japanese Edition]

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Jamie Lidell - Jim (2008) [Japanese Edition]

Jamie Lidell - Jim (2008) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 317 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 69 MB
Genre: Soul, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-194L)

Some electronic producers spend their entire careers building up a roster of instruments, legions of samples, and more gear than any bedroom studio could possibly fit. Jamie Lidell has apparently been reducing not only his equipment list to its basics, but his production style, so it includes a minimum of things that you need to program (much less plug in). Of course, that jives with his gradual blossoming as an unhinged soul singer on 2005's Multiply, which has only blossomed further for 2008's Jim, a neo-soul record that sounds like it was recorded live, in the kind of studio that each of the album's seven to eight musicians actually could fit into. Part of this is the result of Lidell and co-producer Mocky's ability to record so well that the production doesn't stand out by itself, but simply works as a vehicle for the songs…

Coldcut - Sound Mirrors (2006) [Japanese Edition]

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Coldcut - Sound Mirrors (2006) [Japanese Edition]

Coldcut - Sound Mirrors (2006) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 170 MB
Genre: Electronic, House, Downtempo, Trip Hop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-142)

Sound Mirrors suggests that 1989's What's That Noise? wasn't a slick fluke, but that there are actually two Coldcuts. There's the Coldcut who sound like they're controlling the uncontrollable with jagged shards of hip-hop and dance music bouncing joyfully around the room while sneering at the conventional song. Let Us Play!, the unstoppable Journeys by DJ, and their Solid State radio program all fall into this category, all featuring maverick music that made the un-ironic guest appearances of Lisa Stansfield and the bubbly/forgotten Yazz on What's That Noise? seem like youthful pop folly…

Prefuse 73 - Extinguished: Outtakes (2003) [Japanese Edition]

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Prefuse 73 - Extinguished: Outtakes (2003) [Japanese Edition]

Prefuse 73 - Extinguished: Outtakes (2003) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Broken Beat, Downtempo, Glitch Hop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRE-10)

Soon after releasing One Word Extinguisher, his long-awaited second full record as Prefuse 73, Scott Herren delivered another set of recordings to Warp and requested a release. It's easy to see why the label agreed; several of the tracks on this collection of outtakes could have easily made the highlight reel. Besides proving how much talent Scott Herren has sitting around, Extinguished also illustrates that he's a surprisingly good editor. As great as they are, most of these work better on an EP release simply because of their length; ripping through 23 tracks in a half-hour, Herren gives listeners the gist of a simple idea, then cuts out, usually in less than a minute. (Only a few, including the opening "Suite for the Way Things Happen," reveal more than one idea at work)…

Nosaj Thing - Fated (2015) [Japanese Edition]

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Nosaj Thing - Fated (2015) [Japanese Edition]

Nosaj Thing - Fated (2015) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Electronic, Downtempo, Leftfield | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-465)

Knowing Jason Chung's previous output, and aware of his predilection for soundtracking chemically compromised mind states, it'd be justifiable to glance at the title of the beat producer's third album and misread it as Faded. Released two years after his previous album, Fated is indeed in line with the remainder of the Nosaj Thing discography, though it's a little blearier and a little more downcast, with an increase in torpid tempos. "Let You" even begins with funereal keyboard tones that resemble those of Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks work, but the track slightly quickens and develops into a snarl of low-profile bass tones, an array of percussive accents, and chopped-up vocal samples. Chung snares another clutch of guest collaborators…

V.A. - The Art Of Listening Vol. 1 (2014) [Japanese Edition]

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V.A. - The Art Of Listening Vol. 1 (2014) [Japanese Edition]

V.A. - The Art Of Listening Vol. 1 (2014) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers - 286 MB
Genre: Electronic, Ambient, Nu Jazz, Modern Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-447)

Beat Records presents The Art Of Listening Vol. 1. Oneohtrix Point Never, Nico Muhly, Arca, Jaga Jazzist, Nosaj Thing, Nadia Sirota, Amon Tobin and others.

Lapalux - When You're Gone (2012) [Japanese Edition]

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Lapalux - When You're Gone (2012) [Japanese Edition]

Lapalux - When You're Gone (2012) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 209 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 76 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Electronic, IDM, Future Garage | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRE-40)

Brainfeeder kingpin Flying Lotus has a talent for stargazing. The label's ranks include jazz fusionists (Thundercat, Austin Peralta), psych-rap futurists (Samiyam, Teebs), and the endearingly inscrutable (Matthewdavid) existing together in dazzling constellation. But when Baths signed to Anticon, Brainfeeder lost their experimental pop artist, the kind of producer who could marry head-swiveling beats to ghostly vocals.
Consider that niche filled. Lapalux, aka Stuart Howard, makes a similar type of sparkling deconstructed pop. He fits the Brainfeeder aesthetic perfectly, as he likes to envision his songs as aural paintings– a visual tie-in obviously appealing to a synaesthete like FlyLo. Lapalux's snares first started snapping on his remix of Thundercat's "For Love I Come"…

Clark - Fantasm Planes [EP] (2012) [Japanese Edition]

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Clark - Fantasm Planes [EP] (2012) [Japanese Edition]

Clark - Fantasm Planes [EP] (2012) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 136 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 49 MB | Covers - 218 MB
Genre: IDM, Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRE-41)

The sessions for Clark's Iradelphic album were so prolific that they sparked not only that album but also a series of excerpts available online and this EP, which is half new material and half reworked Iradelphic tracks, and is just as intriguing as the other material from this particular era in the producer's career. The title track is the main attraction here: it begins with an elaborately spiraling flute melody that is seamlessly mirrored by a fuzzy synth and joined by busy beats that add intrigue without breaking the track's flow. A close second would be "Secret Slow Show," a gorgeous, vocals-dominated track that recalls the best moments of Clark's Warp labelmates Broadcast and Leila…

Tim Deluxe - Transformation (2011) [Japanese Edition]

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Tim Deluxe - Transformation (2011) [Japanese Edition]

Tim Deluxe - Transformation (2011) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 323 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 164 MB
Genre: House | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRE-38)

Tim Deluxe went from being just another British DJ/producer to a brand-name hitmaker, releasing one smash single after another during the early 2000s. He also brought much acclaim to Darren Emerson's Underwater Records in the process, with big vocal-driven tracks like "It Just Won't Do" and "Less Talk, More Action." Deluxe started on his road to fame as a club DJ, a pastime he initially pursued while working at a London-based record store during the '90s. He then began producing tracks as well, collaborating with Omar Amidora and Andy Lysandrou in the short-lived group Double 99. The group scored itself a huge hit in 1997 with "RIP Groove," an anthem that got spun everywhere from London to Ibiza and was also compiled on myriad compilations…

Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen (2020) [Japanese Edition]

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Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen (2020) [Japanese Edition]

Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen (2020) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 279 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Contemporary Jazz, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-643)

Wu Hen is the sophomore album from Kamaal Williams - an invitation to elevate to a higher state. Cinematic strings from Miguel-Atwood Ferguson and virtuoso saxophone from Quinn Mason are textural additions that make for a deeper, multi-layered experience than previous releases. Bringing groove back to the forefront, Wu Hen oscillates between celestial Jazz, Funk and R&B reinforced with the rugged beat-heavy attitude of grime, jungle, house and garage - a self-styled fusion Kamaal describes as Wu Funk.

Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle (2020) [Japanese Edition]

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Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle (2020) [Japanese Edition]

Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle (2020) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 223 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 42 MB
Genre: Ambient, Ethereal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-648)

From album to album, Juliana Barwick's music is both consistently gorgeous and expressive of the subtlest change in her creative process. While Healing Is a Miracle is just as transporting as her previous work, it also reflects the shifts in her life when she made it. Not only had she moved to Los Angeles after 16 years in New York, but the vocal improvisations that became the album's foundations were the first music she'd made for herself after years of commissioned projects. A feeling of reclaiming and recovery comes from within and without on Healing Is a Miracle. Barwick gets support from some longtime friends and new neighbors, and as always, she's a generous collaborator who fully melds her style with other artists…

Lapalux - Lustmore (2015) [2CD Japanese Edition]

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Lapalux - Lustmore (2015) [2CD Japanese Edition]

Lapalux - Lustmore (2015) [2CD Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 433 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 164 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: Electronic, IDM, Future Garage | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-468)

Stuart Howard had the kind of alias, as well as a winking debut album title, Nostalchic, that could have had him mistaken for a lounge music revivalist indebted to Esquivel and Les Baxter. With Lustmore, the producer ratchets up the deception potential with kitschy artwork like that of '90s lounge revivalists Combustible Edison or Love Jones. There are no traces of lounge revival revivalism, however, within the grooves and atmospheres of Howard's second album for Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label. Lustmore does make for slightly easier listening compared to Howard's previous output. Its melodies are relatively starry, and its contours are softer, crafted with the intent to make the listener feel as if she or he is lodged in a state between sleep and consciousness…

James Hardway - Big Casino (2003) [Japanese Edition]

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James Hardway - Big Casino (2003) [Japanese Edition]

James Hardway - Big Casino (2003) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 543 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Future Jazz, Drum 'n' Bass | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-071)

The sixth album to come from the alter ego of occasional illustrated man Dave Harrow takes a step away from his bluesy Straight from the Fridge. Indeed, a move to Los Angeles in the early months of 2003 resulted in a veritably sun-drenched full-length, which slides back to his pre-breakbeat roots in its collision of tribal beats, techno dancefloor grunt, and standup bass. The opening "Feel in Love" sets the agenda, a heat haze of strolling percussion and offbeat bass, the vocals of Harrow's latest muse E Luv's vocals rising from the disc like a fog. Techno shudders through the album, but is far from an overriding influence, with a swing-time sway driving through "Heart Beat" and the smell of Cohibas rising over "Doyoudo," with traces of Harrow's soundtrack work for the cinema evident in the closing ambience of "To Be Found."