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Balimaya - Balimaya (2019)

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Balimaya - Balimaya (2019)

Balimaya - Balimaya (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 267 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 Mb | 00:45:27
World, Jazz | Label: Buda Musique

« In the Manding languages ​​of West Africa, Balimaya means "kinship", "fraternity".This is the idea that I wanted to express in this CD - of ​​family in the broad sense, of friendship, of solidarity - a “family” brought together around my percussion duo with Ibrahima Diabaté, mixing djembe, dundun and drums. Our collaboration started in 1994 in Bamako and continued in Paris. It enabled us to develop an “anything goes” way of combining playing styles, ranging from the formal structure of traditional ceremonies to the freest improvisation. This is a new direction, inspired by my way of playing jazz and improvising.The album Balimaya feeds on Mandenka dance rhythms. They are not reproduced in their original format but, all the same, they remain a source of inspiration to create a music where voices intertwine. Bass, saxophone, vibraphone and marimba join this family in compositions conceived like games, varying grooves, colours, dynamics, opening the way to improvisation ». Julien André

Jean-Louis Matinier & Kevin Seddiki - Rivages (2020)

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Jean-Louis Matinier & Kevin Seddiki - Rivages (2020)

Jean-Louis Matinier & Kevin Seddiki - Rivages (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 177 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:39:36
Jazz, Ethnic Fusion | Label: ECM Records

Accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier has long been a creative presence on ECM recordings, heard with the groups of Anouar Brahem (on Le pas du chat noir and Le voyage de Sahar), Louis Sclavis (Dans la nuit) and François Couturier (Nostalghia, Tarkovsky Quartet), as well as in duo with Marco Ambrosini (Inventio). Now comes the first documentation of a new endeavour, with guitarist Kevin Seddiki, whose far-reaching musical imagination matches Matinier’s own. Sedikki, who makes his ECM debut here, studied classical guitar with Pablo Márquez and has also worked with many improvisers across the idioms, from jazz to transcultural projects. The range of music addressed on Rivages runs from the traditional “Greensleeves” to Gabriel Fauré’s “Les Berceaux” to compositions and improvisations by both of the protagonists. Rivages was recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo Studio in April 2018, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Kitaro - Asian Cafe (2002) [Re-Up]

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Kitaro - Asian Cafe (2002) [Re-Up]

Kitaro - Asian Café (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:17
Ethnic Fusion, New Age, Progressive Electronic | Label: Dreamusic | # MUCD-1055

The english title of this 15-track compilation is in fact "Asian Café", and gathers 15 tracks from KITARO's solo albums, up to the great "Ancient" and "An Ancient Journey" albums. It also includes 2 tracks from the "Kitaro's World Of Music Featuring Yu-Xiao Guang" album. As is the tradition with most of KITARO's albums, the tracks are generally linked without pause in sound. This album covers many albums from the "Geffen" label era, without presenting anything unreleased… It makes for an expensive "best of", so perhaps a more affordable album like "Ten Years" or "Thinking Of You" makes for a better introduction this to this man's spiritual music…

Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox (Remastered) (1977/2020)

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Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox (Remastered) (1977/2020)

Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox (Remastered) (1977/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | 00:51:16
Ethnic Fusion, Tribal Ambient, Jazz, Experimental | Label: Ndeya

"Jon Hassell’s 1980 album Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics, produced alongside Brian Eno, is perhaps the most common entry point in the trumpeter’s catalog, arriving during the latter’s ascendance as a pop theorist and alchemist. But Hassell’s 1977 debut contains many of the same ideas in a more muted and subtle form. Inspired by raga music, particularly the work of the vocalist Pandit Pran Nath, Hassell processes his trumpet sound and focuses on notes that change in tiny increments, giving his melodies a slippery quality where you’re never quite sure where they are coming from or where they might go next. The background is filled with quiet twitches of rattles and bells, gurgling talking drum, and snippets of bird songs, creating a bed of sound that is hard to pin down but easy to absorb as a whole. Sources stretch in all directions, from the “Shhh/Peaceful” jazz of Miles Davis to Indian classical music to twinkling New Age, but the music’s refusal to be any one thing makes each listen feel like the first one." - Mark Richardson

Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - Music for the Native Americans (1994) [Re-Up]

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Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - Music for the Native Americans (1994) [Re-Up]

Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - Music for the Native Americans (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans Included
Native American, Ethnic Fusion, Rock, Folk | Label: Capitol | # 7243 8 28295 2 2 | 00:54:28

Music for The Native Americans is a 1994 album by Robbie Robertson, compiling music written by Robertson and other colleagues (billed as the Red Road Ensemble) for the television documentary film The Native Americans. The album was Robertson's first foray into writing music specifically inspired by his Mohawk heritage. Robertson brought in his son Sebastian Robertson to handle the drums on "Golden Feather", "Skinwalker", "It Is a Good Day to Die" and "Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood". His daughter Delphine Robertson sings backing vocals on "Coyote Dance".

VA - The Rough Guide to World Jazz (2019)

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VA - The Rough Guide to World Jazz (2019)

VA - The Rough Guide to World Jazz (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:12:00 | 411 Mb
Jazz, World, Ethnic Fusion | Label: World Music Network

From the guitar artistry of jazz-fusion legend John McLaughlin to Skandi-jazz innovators the Karl Strømme Quintet, this Rough Guide showcases some of today’s pioneering artists who share the same goal of pushing the boundaries of jazz with truly remarkable results.

Erlend Apneseth, Stein Urheim, Anja Lauvdal, Hans Hulbækmo, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson & Ida Løvli Hidle - Fragmentarium (2020)

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Erlend Apneseth, Stein Urheim, Anja Lauvdal, Hans Hulbækmo, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson & Ida Løvli Hidle - Fragmentarium (2020)

Erlend Apneseth, Stein Urheim, Anja Lauvdal, Hans Hulbækmo, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson & Ida Løvli Hidle - Fragmentarium (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 185 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 77 Mb | 00:33:34
Jazz, Modern Creative, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Hubro

“I want it to feel like the past, the present and the future, all at the same time” Erlend Apneseth. Hardanger-fiddler, composer and bandleader Erlend Apneseth follows up the acclaimed 2019 Hubro release, ‘Salika, Molika’ – a game-changing folk-meets-experimental-sound project where Apneseth’s regular trio was augmented by the addition of star accordionist Frode Haltli – with the richly collaborative ‘Fragmentarium.

Villagers of Ioannina City - Riza (2014)

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Villagers of Ioannina City - Riza (2014)

Villagers of Ioannina City - Riza (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 480 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:13:23
Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Mantra Records

Villagers of Ioannina City, one of the leading Greek heavy rock bands, comes from the mountains of Epirus. They are deeply influenced by Greek nature and cosmic phenomena and infuse their unique brand of heavy psychedelic rock with folk instruments such as bagpipes, flutes and, didgeridoo.

Steve Roach & Robert Rich - Soma (1992) [Re-Up]

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Steve Roach & Robert Rich - Soma (1992) [Re-Up]

Steve Roach & Robert Rich - Soma (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb
Label: Heart of Space | # HS11033-2 | Time: 00:57:17 | Scans included
Ambient, Ethnic Fusion, Progressive Electronic

Steve Roach and Robert Rich are the most important electronic ambient musicians in the U.S. SoMa is their highly acclaimed follow-up to their first collaboration, Strata. Soma, according to Vedic writings, is "a drink made from plants which could help one commune with the gods." It is also the Greek word for body. So they designed this CD to be a vehicle to traverse between the physical and spiritual worlds. It is deep stuff. The soundscape offers listeners the opportunity to pursue and achieve states of ecstasy. The only extracurricular involvement is from the souls of the music and the listeners. The psychoactive atmospheres penetrate the defenses of the spirit and use Earth's resonant rhythms to tap into the biorhythms. From that point forward, Rich and Roach are in control. Listeners will go to the far reaches of the netherworld and stay within the limits set by this duo.

La Banda Morisca - Algarabya (2016)

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La Banda Morisca - Algarabya (2016)

La Banda Morisca - Algarabya (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 310 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 Mb | 00:48:10
Jazz, Etnic Fusion | Label: Fol Música

Cadiz-based sextet, La Banda Morisca merge oriental and occidental influences, exploring the heritage of al-Andalus and the southern Mediterranean, inspired by Mahgrebi chaabi, the flamenco of Sevilla and Andalucian rock.

Antonio Forcione Quartet - In Concert (2007) {Naim}

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Antonio Forcione Quartet - In Concert (2007) {Naim}

Antonio Forcione Quartet - In Concert (2007) {Naim}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 362MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 145MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Acoustic Guitar Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

Following the phenomenally successful 'In concert' DVD release late in 2006, the Naim Label has released the album of this captivating performance. Originally commissioned by Naim, following the AFQ’s magnificent sell out tours both in the UK and mainland Europe, and recorded by Martin Levan of Red Kite Studio, the album captures the performance of the band at its best. The combination of an intimate theatre - the Trinity in Tunbridge Wells - and the realistic sound and scale captured make this an unmissable album. The recording was completely live, there were no overdubs in the studio later as is perhaps more normal. The band was a particular challenge to record as they are essentially acoustic in nature. The recording was almost exclusively made by microphones rather than Direct Injections (DIs) to retain the full acoustic sense and dynamic of the quartet.

Shabaka and the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here By History (2020)

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Shabaka and the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here By History (2020)

Shabaka and the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here By History (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 343 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 147 Mb | Scans - 101 Mb | 01:04:01
Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Impulse! Records, Universal Music

The project was formed in early 2016, leading to their debut album later that year Wisdom of Elders; a document of sessions combining Hutchings with a group of South African jazz musicians he’d long admired. His connection to the group was Mandla Mlangeni (bandleader of the Amandla Freedom Ensemble), whom he’d flown there to play with over the past few years. We Are Sent Here by History is a meditation on the fact of our coming extinction as a species. It is a reflection from the ruins, from the burning. A questioning of the steps to be taken in preparation for our transition individually and societally if the end is to be seen as anything but a tragic defeat. For those lives lost and cultures dismantled by centuries of western expansionism, capitalist thought and white supremist structural hegemony the end days have long been heralded as present with this world experienced as an embodiment of a living purgatory.

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit & Fendika - Ethiobraz (2019)

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Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit & Fendika - Ethiobraz (2019)

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit & Fendika - Ethiobraz (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 389 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | 01:05:27
Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Afrobeat, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: PNL Records

“Ethiobraz” documents the meeting of Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit big band and Ethiopian dance/music ensemble Fendika at Molde Jazz Festival in 2018. Joining them as a special guest was guitarist Terrie Ex, a key component in getting making the meeting happen with his long involvement with the Ethiopian music scene. And, Paal Nilssen-Loves’s first travel to Ethiopia was with The Ex in December 2009. This changed his life. Paal’s first travel to Brazil was in June 2013. This also changed his life. Large Unit was established during fall of 2013. During numerous trips to both Ethiopia and Brazil, Paal established many contacts to schools, clubs, presenters, musicians and dancers in these two countries. The music he created for Large Unit was heavily informed by these trips and meetings, and fusing these influences together with the Scandinavian free music sensibility became an important factor in the Large Unit sound.

Ibrahim Maalouf - Diagnostic (2011) {Harmonia Mundi}

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Ibrahim Maalouf - Diagnostic (2011) {Harmonia Mundi}

Ibrahim Maalouf - Diagnostic (2011) {Harmonia Mundi}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 394MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 147MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Born in Beirut, now settled in France, Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf plays a heady mix of jazz, funk and improvisation steeped in classical and Arabic styles. In Paris, he has become a noted figure on the electro-jazz scene, bringing his style to modern funk and electronica acts, but his music also has a mystical, contemplative quality that sets him apart from most contemporary players. Named `Discovery of the Year? at the 2010 French Jazz Music Awards Ibrahim has played with renowned artists such as Amadou and Mariam, Sting, Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Matthieu Chedid (aka M) and the legendary Lebanese composer/singer and oud player Marcel Khalife.

Shankar - Pancha Nadai Pallavi (1990) {ECM 1407}

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Shankar - Pancha Nadai Pallavi (1990) {ECM 1407}

Lakshminarayana Shankar - Pancha Nadai Pallavi (1990) {ECM 1407}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 301MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion, Hindustani Classical Music

As if playing one violin within the Western art music tradition wasn't difficult enough, the virtuoso L. Shankar has made it his trade to both sing and play a customized double violin within the contexts of Hindustani, Carnatic, Western, and experimental musical sensibilities. On this 1990 ECM release, Pancha Nadai Pallavi, he lays down two tracks, the first without percussion and the second in collaboration with Zakir Hussain on tabla and Vikku Vinayakram on ghatam.