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Chromeo - Albums Collection 2004-2010 (5CD) [Re-Up]

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Chromeo - Albums Collection 2004-2010 (5CD) [Re-Up]

Chromeo - Albums Collection 2004-2010 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 573 Mb | Scans ~ 817 Mb
Genre: Electronic, Neo-Disco, Electro-Funk, Alternative Dance-Rock | Time: 04:10:09

Chromeo is a Canadian electro-funk duo from Montreal, formed in 2002 by musicians David "Dave 1" Macklovitch and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel. Their sound draws from blue-eyed soul, dance music, rock, synth-pop, disco and funk. Collection includes: She's In Control (2004); Fancy Footwork (2008) 2CD Edition; DJ Kicks (2009); Business Casual (2010).

Monade - Studio Albums 2003-2007 (3CD) [Re-Up]

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Monade - Studio Albums 2003-2007 (3CD) [Re-Up]

Monade - Studio Albums 2003-2007 [3CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 787 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 374 Mb
Post Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Experimental | Scans included

One of Stereolab's many spin-offs and side projects, Monade (pronounced mon-ard) originally featured Laetitia Sadier and Pram's Rosie Cuckston. The duo began collaborating in the mid-'90s, and Sadier recorded the first Monade tracks in 1996 at Pram's studio, with Cuckston playing and also helping to engineer the session. Some of these tracks were released by Duophonic as the Sunrise Telling and Witch Hazel/Ode to a Keyring singles. Sadier continued to record at Stereolab's own studio without Cuckston, and one of these tracks, "Cache Cache," ended up as a B-side on Stereolab's Calimero single. In between her Stereolab duties, Sadier completed enough material for Monade's debut album, Socialisme Ou Barbarie: The Bedroom Recordings, which was released by Duophonic in Europe and by Drag City in the U.S. in spring 2003.

Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD) [Re-Up]

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Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD)
FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: New Wave, Pop/Rock, Synthpop, Alternative | Time: 09:20:11

A British pop singer known for her rich, remarkably bluesy voice, Alison Moyet sang in the short-lived, hit alternative dance group Yazoo before returning to the top of the U.K. album chart with her 1984 solo debut, Alf. It included "Invisible," her only Top 40 hit in the U.S. She went on to become a steady presence on the U.K. charts, however, with each of her studio albums reaching at least the Top 30. Sticking with a primarily synth-driven adult pop for her first few albums, she eventually experimented with lusher arrangements, including strings on 2002's Hometime, and took on standards with 2004's Voice. Released in 2013, The Minutes marked a return to club-minded electronics while keeping her sound distinctly contemporary. In 2017, Moyet's ninth studio album, Other, was accompanied by her first extensive world tour in 30 years. Collection includes all studio albums at the moment: Alf (1984); Raindancing (1987); Hoodoo (1991) EU and Japanese press; Essex (1994); Hometime (2002); Voice (2004); Voice (2004) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2015; The Turn (2007); The Minutes (2013); Other (2017).

Zero 7 - Studio Albums 2001-2009 (5CD) [Re-Up]

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Zero 7 - Studio Albums 2001-2009 (5CD) [Re-Up]

Zero 7 - Studio Albums 2001-2009 [5CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.9 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 830 Mb | Scans included | 04:52:29
Downtempo, Trip Hop, Ambient, Lounge, Chillout, Acid Jazz, Alternative/Indie Rock

Collection includes: Simple Things (2001, US Bonus tracks Edition), When It Falls (2004, US), The Garden (2006 US and Japanese Edition) and Yeah Ghost (2009, US).

Can - Cannibalism 2 (1992) [Re-Up]

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Can - Cannibalism 2 (1992) [Re-Up]

Can - Cannibalism 2 (1992)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 444 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Krautrock, Experimental Rock | Label: Spoon | # SPOON CD 21 | Time: 01:12:26

Though it was released over a decade later, the 22 tracks on CANNIBALISM II are a perfect match with the selections from the first volume. However, where that volume focused primarily on the group's earliest work, CANNIBALISM II directs its attentions to a broader range, covering tracks from 1968 to the group's first (temporary) breakup in 1978. Including obscure tracks like "Mother Upduff" (a musical recasting of the urban legend about the stolen grandmother's corpse), an excellent edit of the expansive "Animal Waves," and a fascinating remix melding "I Want More" and "And More" from 1976's FLOW MOTION, CANNIBALISM II functions as not only a convenient starting point for neophytes, but a handy collection for fans. Taken in toto, the three volumes of CANNIBALISM are as good a summation of this wide-ranging group's work as you're likely to find.

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

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Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Krautrock | Label: Toshiba EMI | # TOCP-50578 | Time: 00:42:46

Although Kraftwerk's first three albums were groundbreaking in their own right, Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own. The main difference between Autobahn and its predecessors is how it develops an insistent, propulsive pulse that makes the repeated rhythms and riffs of the shimmering electronic keyboards and trance-like guitars all the more hypnotizing. The 22-minute title track, in a severely edited form, became an international hit single and remains the peak of the band's achievements – it encapsulates the band and why they are important within one track – but the rest of the album provides soundscapes equally as intriguing. Within Autobahn, the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident – it's a pioneering album, even if its electronic trances might not capture the attention of all listeners.

The Brand New Heavies - Shelter (1997)

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The Brand New Heavies - Shelter (1997)

The Brand New Heavies - Shelter (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Acid Jazz, Funk, R&B | Label: FFRR | # 828 975-2 | Time: 00:58:23

By the time the Brand New Heavies released Shelter in 1997, urban R&B was shifting toward the more organic grooves that they helped pioneer in the early '90s. Although the Heavies were into acid jazz as well, they smoothed over many of the experimental elements of their music in the mid-'90s, leaving behind a seductive, earthy, and jazzy variation of urban soul. That provided the foundation for Shelter, their first album featuring Siedah Garrett as lead singer. Garrett's smooth voice helps push the band toward more conventional territory, yet their songwriting is stronger than most of the contemporaries, and their sound is funkier and more convincing. While there are no standout singles on Shelter, it's a uniformly engaging listen, illustrating that the Brand New Heavies are one of the great underrated urban R&B bands of the '90s.

John Cage - Piano Concerto; Credo in Us; Imaginary Landscape No.1; Rozart Mix; Music for Carillon (2008)

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John Cage - Piano Concerto; Credo in Us; Imaginary Landscape No.1; Rozart Mix; Music for Carillon (2008)

John Cage: Piano Concerto; Credo in Us; Imaginary Landscape No.1; Rozart Mix; Music for Carillon (2008)
Burkhard Wissemann, Michael Dietz; Johann-Nikolaus Matthes; Bell Imhoff, Doris Sandrock
Christoph Keller; Hermann Danuser, Ensemble Musica Negativa, Rainer Riehn

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Avant-Garde, Electronic | Label: EMI | # 50999 2 34454 2 0 | Time: 01:11:15

John Cage (1912-1992) was one of the most controversial composers of the 20th century. He is best known for his 1952 work 4'33" which involves not a single note of music being played. This selection of Cage's music provides a rare opportunity to get to know a range of works that were written between the years 1939-65, which were some of the composer's most productive years.

Scoolptures - Please Drive-by Carefully (2013) 2CDs

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Scoolptures - Please Drive-by Carefully (2013) 2CDs

Scoolptures - Please Drive-by Carefully (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 217 Mb
Label: Leo | # CD LR 671/2 | Time: 01:35:00 | Scans ~ 23 Mb
Free Jazz, Electronic, Contemporary Jazz, Experimental

In this double CD, the third for Leo Records, the original process of instant composing conceived by Scoolptures is powered by graphic scores obtained from the works of the street artist Banksy. His intimate and sharp stencils, motions of a suffering humanity, are transformed into the sound matrices of these 24 compositions. Nicola Negrini (doublebass, ubass, metallophone and live electronics), Achille Succi (alto sax, bass clarinet and shakuhachi), Philippe "Pipon" Garcia (drums, prepared guitar and live electronics) and Antonio Della Marina (sinewaves and live electronics) mold the sound into a pulsating, urban, tense or ecstatic conglomerate, densely fluid and dynamic, which are a sound equivalent of Banksy's stencils.

Kitaro - Tenku (1986) Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

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Kitaro - Tenku (1986) Remastered 1997 [Re-Up]

Kitaro - Tenku (1986) Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:41
Progressive Electronic, New Age, Ambient, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Domo | # 71060-2

Kitaro is an amazingly talented individual. He has been one of the world's premier electronic composers and performers for decades. During that time, he has created some of the most memorable music in the new age community. His output has been both prolific and consistent. It is difficult to review his albums because they only compare to each other. Tenku is a brilliantly lyrical yet entirely instrumental CD. Kitaro speaks volumes with his synthesizers. These romantic interludes are full of gentle melodies and lush synth washes. The atmospheres are vibrant and bold. They are connected by wispy drones. There are no dark overtones or edges; this is upbeat, pastoral ambience. There are few similar artists, but fans of Vangelis, Suzanne Ciani, Constance Demby, and Dean Evenson are likely to enjoy Kitaro's music as well.

Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD) Non-Remastered Releases [Re-Up]

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Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD) Non-Remastered Releases [Re-Up]

Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 818 Mb | Scans included
Genre: New Wave, Synthpop, Contemporary Pop/Rock | Time: 04:27:38

Collection includes: 'The Golden Age Of Wireless' (1982); 'The Flat Earth' (1984); 'Aliens Ate My Buick' (1988); 'Astronauts & Heretics' (1992); 'The Gate To The Mind's Eye' (1994); 'A Map Of The Floating City' (2011).

Spice Girls - Albums Collection 1996-2007 (4CD)

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Spice Girls - Albums Collection 1996-2007 (4CD)

Spice Girls - Albums Collection 1996-2007 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.33 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 469 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Dance-Pop, R&B, Female Group | Time: 03:03:20

The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group comprised Melanie Brown, also known as Mel B ("Scary Spice"), Melanie Chisholm, also known as Mel C ("Sporty Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), and Victoria Beckham ("Posh Spice"). They were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single "Wannabe" in 1996, which hit number one in 37 countries and established their global success. Their debut album Spice sold more than 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history.

Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

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Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.58 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.84 Gb | Scans included
New Age, Neo-Classical, Space Music, Progressive Electronic, Ambient, Spiritual | Time: 11:40:35

Constance Demby is one of the few representatives of the New Age movement (in both her music and her personal philosophies) who consistently creates artistic, highly expressive compositions. Demby was trained in classical music as a child, and her artistic spirit led her to also master several other art forms; at the University of Michigan, she studied painting, sculpture, and music. It was her work as a sculptor that led her to new dimensions of sound. As she was torching a sheet of metal, it roared thunderously, and thus was born the Sonic Steel Instruments: the Whale Sail, and the Space Bass, enormous bowed instruments with deep archetypal resonances.

Jon Hassell and Bluescreen - Dressing for Pleasure (1994)

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Jon Hassell and Bluescreen - Dressing for Pleasure (1994)

Jon Hassell and Bluescreen - Dressing for Pleasure (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-45523-2 | Time: 01:00:53 | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Future Jazz, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop

Two of the most memorable albums from the trip-hop and acid jazz era are by cornettist Graham Haynes (Transition) and trumpeter Ben Neill (Goldbug). Dressing for Pleasure preceeded them both. Usually, an adjective like "suave" doesn't sit easily on an ethnomusicologist whose knack for directness is grounded by his sense of beauty; neither does a label like "acid jazz." But this is Hassell's only album to fit its musical moment, following his appearance on the soundtrack of the crime film Trespass. The feel of a fully committed band is especially amazing – Hassell and drummer Brain work with an army of bassists (six, including Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and enough programmers (three) to field a dot com startup on a coffee break. Hassell's horn flits through a sexy blend of trip-hop's hard drum programs topped with soft, impassive electronic textures like a bird circling over a crowded intersection. Woodwind player Kenny Garrett and guitarist Gregg Arreguin provide thematic voices, too, but melody is rarely enough in this genre.

Nena - Solo Albums Collection 2001-2012 (11CD) [Re-Up]

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Nena - Solo Albums Collection 2001-2012 (11CD) [Re-Up]

Nena - Solo Albums Collection 2001-2012 (11CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 4.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.57 Gb | Scans included
Dance-Pop, Dance-Rock, New Wave, Electronic | Time: 11:09:51

Collection includes five solo studio albums, one live album and one compilation by German pop/rock star Nena.