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Van Der Graaf Generator - Alt (2012) (Re-up)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Alt (2012) (Re-up)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Alt (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 344 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 139 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock, Experimental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Antenna (EVDGCD 1003)

"Alt" is a 2012 studio project by the legendary Van Der Graaf Generator and follows on from the release of "A Grounding In Numbers” in 2011. "Alt” is no ordinary Van Der Graaf Generator album (if the term "ordinary” could ever be applied to this visionary group). Peter Hammill explains: "Instrumental Improvs & Experiments - Most of the music on "Alt” was made while we weren't really looking, or perhaps only while the left side of our collective brain was engaged. The album is a mixture of improvisations recorded at sound checks and in the studio and more considered sonic creations which often verge on Musique Concrete. The fourteen pieces here offer a fascinating glimpse into an alternative Van der Graaf Generator sound world…

Van Der Graaf Generator - A Grounding In Numbers (2011)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - A Grounding In Numbers (2011)

Van Der Graaf Generator - A Grounding In Numbers (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 55 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (EVDGCD1001)

In April 2010 Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans undertook some intensive tracking sessions in Cornwall, arranging, rehearsing and recording the album in a week. Over the next few months the tracks were overdubbed, edited and adapted by the band in their own studios, and by September the project was ready to be mixed by legendary producer Hugh Padgham (the first time anybody outside the band has been entrusted such responsibility). After three weeks at Hugh's studio, Sofasound, "A Grounding in Numbers" was complete. With a fantastic clarity and depth of sound, and a helter-skelter stretch of tunes, "A Grounding In Numbers" sees VDGG pushing ever further forward into the twenty-first century, and their fanbase is certain to enjoy this strong, cohesive set.

Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb (2016)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb (2016)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 302 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 157 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Antenna (EANTCD 1062)

"Do Not Disturb" is the band’s 13th studio album and was recorded in the closing months of 2015 and the Spring of 2016. A true group effort, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans continue to follow in the tradition of Van Der Graaf Generator by delivering an album that is both powerful and possesses and emotive beauty. "Do Not Disturb" is another highlight of the band’s career, during which their music has been influential on successive generations of musicians. It is surely one of the key album releases of 2016.

Kayak - 3 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2012] (Re-up)

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Kayak - 3 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2012] (Re-up)

Kayak - 3 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2012]
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 833 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 309 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

See See The Sun (1973). Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly re-mastered edition of the classic debut album by Dutch Progressive Rock group Kayak, "See See The Sun". Kayak were formed in Hilversum in Holland in 1972 by keyboard player Ton Scherpenzeel and drummer Pim Koopman. The band signed to the Dutch division of EMI’s Harvest label the same year and released their debut album in 1973. Featuring Max Werner on Vocals and Mellotron, Cees Van Leeuwen on Bass and Johan Slager on Guitars, the album was a fine debut and would launch Kayak as a major group in their homeland and further afield into Europe. This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, features a bonus track from the band’s first single, and a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay…

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

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Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - 2 Studio Albums (1979) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 531 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 196 MB | Covers - 255 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Downwind (1979). Eagerly awaited re-press for this classic album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong featuring Mike Oldfield, Steve Winwood & Mick Taylor. Booklet with restored artwork, photos & liner notes. By the late 1970s Percussionist Pierre Moerlen had taken over the leadership of Gong and had steered the band away from Psychedelic Space Rock and took the band into a Jazz Rock direction, one in which the band excelled. After recording several albums with Virgin, the band now featured Hansford Rowe on bass, Ross Record on guitar, Benoit Moerlen on vibes and Francois Causse on percussion. Moerlen signed with Arista Records in 1978 and recorded this excellent album partially in Mike Oldfield’s studio. Oldfield guested on the superb lengthy title track with fellow guest Steve Winwood, whilst Mick Taylor appeared on the track "What You Know"…

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Chocolate Kings (1976) [2CD Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

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Premiata Forneria Marconi - Chocolate Kings (1976) [2CD Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

P.F.M. ‎- Chocolate Kings (1976) [2CD Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 670 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 234 MB | Covers - 89 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings/Manticore (MANTCD 2008)

This album marked a continued maturing of both PFM's style and their presence in the Anglophone market. It benefits from Premoli's high-speed Hammond organ and synth runs on such all-out prog assaults as the conclusion of "From Under," as well as Mussida's gentle acoustic guitar lines on slower numbers like "Harlequin." The reissue of Chocolate Kings contains a bonus disc with several songs from previous releases, next to the material of Chocolate Kings. The recordings from a gig at the University of Nothingham, May 1st 1976 contains live versions of Four Holes In The Ground, Mr. Nine Till Five and Alta Loma Five’Till Nine/William Tell Overture.

Procol Harum - Exotic Birds and Fruit (Expanded Edition) (1974/2018)

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Procol Harum - Exotic Birds and Fruit (Expanded Edition) (1974/2018)

Procol Harum - Exotic Birds and Fruit (Expanded Edition) (1974/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 1 GB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 400 MB | 02:52:27
Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Procol Harum's seventh studio album, Exotic Birds and Fruit, was released in April 1974. In its original LP incarnation, four songs made up side one "Nothing But the Truth," "Beyond the Pale," "As Strong as Samson," and "The Idol" all of which featured some of the band's best later work. They had retreated somewhat from the orchestral hybrid of their previous album, Grand Hotel, although "Nothing But the Truth" still boasted a string arrangement. They replaced the sweetening with extra muscle in the remaining instruments, making this one of the group's harder rocking sets.

Man - 4 Studio Albums (1969-1974) [Reissue 2007-2009] (Re-up)

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Man - 4 Studio Albums (1969-1974) [Reissue 2007-2009] (Re-up)

Man - 4 Studio Albums (1969-1974) [Reissue 2007-2009]
EAC Rip | WavPackб FLAC (image/tracks+.cue+log) - 1,53 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 606 MB | Covers - 376 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Man's importance in the history of Welsh rock music cannot be understated. Fusing the worlds of Psychedelia, Blues, Rock and Roll and West Coast inspired rock, they were simply one of Britain's most original groups of the 1970's. Along with label-mates Hawkwind, Man were true champions of the "underground" spirit.
Man - Revelation (1969). Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the Welsh rockers' 1969 debut album including four bonus tracks. A fabulous blend of Psychedelia and Acid Rock, the set is now regarded as an early classic by the band. Featuring the French hit single "Erotica" and a loose concept inspired by the Space race. With fully restored artwork, the booklet features liner notes by Man's guitarist and resident wit Deke Leonard…

Greenslade - Temple Songs: The Albums 1973-1975 (2021)

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Greenslade - Temple Songs: The Albums 1973-1975 (2021)

Greenslade - Temple Songs: The Albums 1973-1975 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:31:32 | 868 / 349 Mb
Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog / Label: Esoteric Recordings

Aside from Roger Dean's iconic cover illustrations, Greenslade weren't like most prog brands of the 1970s. Keyboardist Dave Greenslade and bassist Tony Reeves formed the quartet in 1972 after leaving jazz-rock outfit Colosseum. Eschewing guitars, they hired Samurai's Dave Lawson as a second keyboardist, and former Manfred Mann drummer Andrew McCulloch (he also played on King Crimson's Lizard) . The band's approach utilized typical knotty, stop-and-start cadences, and key and tempo changes, but those are only a few elements in their complex soundscape. The rest of Greenslade's sound reflected a penchant for catchy melodies derived from pop, jazz, classical, and folk. Keyboardist Lawson spent years backing singers including Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee. Greenslade, Reeves, and McCulloch came up in the British blues and jump R&B bands of the early 1960s. The remastered albums in this box mark their four studio outings: 1973's Greenslade and Bedside Manners Are Extra, 1974's Spyglass Guest, and 1975's Time & Tide.

Nick Magnus - N'Monix (2014) (Repost)

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Nick Magnus - N'Monix (2014) (Repost)

Nick Magnus - N'Monix (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 268 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Antenna ‎(EANTCD 1032)

Esoteric Antenna is please to announce the release of the new studio album by Nick Magnus, keyboard player in Steve Hackett’s band for five years, Nick was also a member of The Enid and his skill as an arranger and writer graced legendary Hackett albums such as "Spectral Mornings" and "Defector".
With his album "N’Monix", Nick Magnus has been joined in the studio by Steve Hackett, Rob Townsend and vocalists Pete Hicks, Tim Bowness (No-Man), Kate Faber, Tony Patterson, Andy Neve and James Reeves and lyricist Dick Foster to produce a collection of songs and music in the finest tradition of his past work with Steve Hackett. "N’Monix" is one of the outstanding Progressive Rock releases of 2014.

Matching Mole - 2 Studio Albums (1972) [Deluxe Editions 2012] (Re-up)

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Matching Mole - 2 Studio Albums (1972) [Deluxe Editions 2012] (Re-up)

Matching Mole - 2 Studio Albums (1972) [Deluxe Editions 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,09 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 508 MB | Covers - 242 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

This was a short lived, but essential band in the annals of what's called the Canterbury Sound, created by British progressive ensembles in the late sixties and early seventies. The band was formed when Robert Wyatt was ousted from Soft Machine, which he'd founded in the mid-sixties. "Matching Mole" was a wonderful debut that included tracks such as 'O Caroline', 'Signed Curtain' and 'Part of the Dance'. This edition has been newly remastered from the original master tapes and is expanded to include five previously unreleased studio session alternate takes, the single versions of 'O Caroline' and 'Signed Curtain', along with two BBC Radio One sessions from 1972.ю.

Gilgamesh - Discography [3 Albums] (1975-2000)

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Gilgamesh - Discography [3 Albums] (1975-2000)

Gilgamesh - Discography [3 Albums] (1975-2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC, WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 734 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 314 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings, Сuneiform Records

Gilgamesh (1975). Esoteric's 2011 remastered reissue of Gilgamesh's 1975 eponymous debut recording provides a 21st century opportunity to investigate a fine group that emerged during the waning days of Britain's Canterbury scene. These Canterbury stylists were formed in 1972 with the core of the band built around Alan Gowen on keyboards and Mike Travis on drums. At various times, the line-up included former Caravan and Hatfield & The North member Richard Sinclair, Mont Campbell (formerly of Egg) and Neil Murray. Gilgamesh is a classic of the Canterbury style and is sure to be a much sought after release by all aficionados of the genre…

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974) [3CD Reissue 2020]

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Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974) [3CD Reissue 2020]

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974) [3CD Reissue 2020]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 894 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 354 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings America (ECRUS 4002)

Esoteric Recordings America is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded clamshell box edition of the classic album, Turn of the Cards by Renaissance. Released in 1974, the album was an artistic triumph and heralded the band’s commercial breakthrough in the United States.
Featuring highly gifted vocalist Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford (acoustic guitars), John Tout (keyboards, vocals), Jon Camp (bass, vocals) and Terry Sullivan (drums, percussion), Turn of the Cards was recorded in March 1974 at De Lane Lea studios in Wembley, North London and featured the band incorporating symphonic orchestral arrangements into their material extensively on classic pieces such as ‘Running Hard’, ‘Things I Don’t Understand’ and ‘Mother Russia’…

National Health - National Health (1978) [Reissue 2009]

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National Health - National Health (1978) [Reissue 2009]

National Health - National Health (1978) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2129)

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered edition of the classic 1978 debut album by National Health. Evolving from Canterbury stylists Hatfield & the North, National Health featured the talents of Dave Stewart on keyboards, Pip Pyle on drums and Phil Miller on guitar along with guests such as Jimmy Hastings. At various times the group also included such luminaries as Bill Bruford, Mont Campbell and Alan Gowen. Released by Affinity Records in February 1978, the album is a classic of the ‘Canterbury’ style and is sure to be a much sought after release by all aficionados of the genre.

Jack Bruce - Can You Follow? [Recorded 1962-2003, 6CD Box Set] (2008) (Repost)

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Jack Bruce - Can You Follow? [Recorded 1962-2003, 6CD Box Set] (2008) (Repost)

Jack Bruce - Can You Follow? [Recorded 1962-2003, 6CD Box Set] (2008)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 2,58 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,06 GB | Covers - 775 MB
Genre: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLECBOX 1)

Released just after Jack Bruce's 65th birthday, the six-disc box set from Esoteric Recordings chronicles the astounding journey of this eclectic, gifted singer/bassist/songwriter, from 1962 to 2003. Covering pretty much every phase of his career, it includes his work with early British bluesmen like Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, and John Mayall; his psychedelic milestones with Cream; the art-rock-troubadour sounds of his early solo albums; and much more. Collaborating with everyone from P-Funk keyboard wizard Bernie Worrell to British blues-rocker Robin Trower and jazz drummer extraordinaire Tony Williams, Bruce effortlessly bounded back and forth from rock to blues to jazz and beyond, and "Can You Follow?" shows you just how these impressive feats were accomplished. The box set includes a 68 page book featuring Jack's recollections and many photographs.