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Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)

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Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)

Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 521 Mb | Total time: 103:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum | SIGCD265 | Recorded: 2010

The Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and Yorkshire Bach Choir were formed in 1973 as the basis of the famous York Early Music Festival, and have built a firm reputation as one of the finest ensembles in the world in their performance and interpretation of 17th and 18th century music. Under their director Peter Seymour they return to disc with a fine selection of soloists to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Their 2009 disc of Bach’s St John Passion, also on Signum, was released to excellent reviews.

The Barracudas - Drop Out (1980) {EMI}

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The Barracudas - Drop Out (1980) {EMI}

The Barracudas - Drop Out (1980) {EMI}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 585MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 177MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Surf, Garage Rock, Power Pop

On CD for the first time, this album has been digitally re-mastered and includes bonus tracks and previously unreleased material 'Chevy Baby', 'Barracuda Waver', Surfers Are Back', 'Rendevous', 'The K.G.B. (Made A Man Out Of Me)', 'Ballad Of A Liar', Gotta Get A Gun', Grammar Of Misery', 'I Can't Sleep', 'On A Sunday', 'Shades Of Today' & Summer Fun' (Alternate Version). Also includes original artwork plus booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes from the band and rare memorabilia. Drop Out with The Barracudas is the debut studio album by English rock band The Barracudas, released in 1980 by record label Zonophone.

Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)

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Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)

Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 76:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | DCD34181 | Recorded: 2015

Scandinavia’s archaeologically known prehistory encompasses around twelve thousand years, culminating in the Viking period (c.800–1050AD). The Middle Ages then followed, around six hundred years later than in continental Europe – a late development due to the long period in which ice still covered Europe’s northern parts. Volume 2 in Delphian Records’ groundbreaking collaboration with the European Music Archaeology Project constructs a soundscape of these two periods, featuring both music improvised on Viking instruments, and notated songs and instrumental items from the early centuries of Christianity in Scandinavia.

Rupert Till, Justus Willberg - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)

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Rupert Till, Justus Willberg - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)

Rupert Till, Justus Willberg, Barnaby Brown, Callum Armstrong, Olga Sutkowska, Stef Conner - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 56:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | DCD34188 | Recorded: 2015, 2017

The Greek and Roman cultures of classical antiquity have left an indelible mark on European society. The Greek 'muse' is the origin of our concept of 'music', and ancient Greek culture included concert performances with a listening audience, hundreds of years before the rest of the continent.

John Abercrombie & John Ruocco - Topics (2007)

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John Abercrombie & John Ruocco - Topics (2007)

John Abercrombie & John Ruocco - Topics (2007)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 144MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

This intimate recording by guitarist John Abercrombie and clarinetist John Ruocco is reminiscent of the famous recordings from the 1960s by Jimmy Giuffre with Jim Hall. A contemporary take on chamber jazz, it comes from a similar heritage but in a different musical context, more introverted, lyrical and half a century more modern. Guitarist John Abercrombie is well-known for his recordings as leader and as a sideman for ECM but his partner in this project is a less-familiar name. The American tenor saxophonist and clarinettist John Ruocco has been closely associated with the Belgian jazz scene and he is director of the Dutch Jazz Orchestra and he has directed The Den Haag Conservatory big band for a number of years.

John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) {ECM 1117}

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John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) {ECM 1117}

John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) {ECM 1117}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 168MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Always unique and uncompromising, John Abercrombie gained a good deal of his popularity from his solo playing. Not the virtuoso of his primary influences – Django Reinhardt, Tal Farlow and Jim Hall – Abercrombie is much more the introvert. He often bypasses traditional techniques to pursue experimental sounds and rhythms. Along with Ralph Towner, whom he has recorded with before (see Sargasso Sea), Abercrombie makes excellent use of space within both his compositions and solos. Upon the first listen there may not appear to be very much here; however, this music needs to be absorbed over several listens to appreciate Abercrombie's brilliance.

Trio Wanderer, Christophe Gaugué, Stéphane Logerot - Hummel, Schubert: Quintets (2003)

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Trio Wanderer, Christophe Gaugué, Stéphane Logerot - Hummel, Schubert: Quintets (2003)

Trio Wanderer, Christophe Gaugué, Stéphane Logerot - Hummel, Schubert: Quintets (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:34 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC90 1792

likely to divide listeners. Some may object to French players performing Austro-German music, while others will embrace the notion of musical internationalism. Others may object to first-rate Schubert being joined to second-rate Hummel, while others will enjoy the chance to hear an unfamiliar as well as a familiar work. After they hear it, however, most listeners will likely agree on two things. First, they will likely find that the French players do a marvelous job of breathing life into both these works.

Trio Parnassus - Joseph Rheinberger: Complete Piano Trios (1992)

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Trio Parnassus - Joseph Rheinberger: Complete Piano Trios (1992)

Trio Parnassus - Joseph Rheinberger: Complete Piano Trios (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:00:51 | 523 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: MDG 303 0419-2

This two-hour double-disc set of Joseph Rheinberger's complete piano trios is a hefty contribution to the rehabilitation of the composer's oeuvre, though it may be more than the average listener can appreciate in one sitting. Rheinberger's music is earnest and perhaps too heavy for some tastes, and it may even seem too stodgy and dryly theoretical. In his mature Romantic style, his reliance on Classical form, and his pensive expression, Rheinberger often resembles Brahms, though it must be said that he lacks Brahms' rhythmic ingenuity, contrapuntal dexterity, and emotional depth.

Dorothee Oberlinger, Christian Rieger - Bach: a due per Flauto e Cambalo (2006)

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Dorothee Oberlinger, Christian Rieger - Bach: a due per Flauto e Cambalo (2006)

Dorothee Oberlinger, Christian Rieger - Bach: a due per Flauto e Cambalo (2006)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 538 Mb | Total time: 75:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Marc Aurel Edition | MA 20035 | Recorded: 2005

In its way, this German release is more radical than many of the other discs on which recorder players have asserted their rights to big swaths of the Baroque repertory. The radical quality doesn't lie in the arrangement of Bach works for the recorder, which in no way goes beyond Bach's own musical recycling ethic. (Three works were originally written for flute, one was an organ trio sonata, one was a violin sonata, and one is for harpsichord alone.) The unusual quality of the arrangement instead lies in the treatment of the accompanimental harpsichord, which is all alone with no gamba or anything else supporting its fundamental line.

Hamish Milne - Bach Piano transcriptions, Vol. 5: Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire, Siloti (2005)

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Hamish Milne - Bach Piano transcriptions, Vol. 5: Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire, Siloti (2005)

Hamish Milne - Bach Piano transcriptions, Vol. 5: Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire, Siloti (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:54 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67506

Hyperion's series of recordings of Bach transcriptions continues with this superlative release by Hamish Milne. While earlier volumes had featured the transcriptions of Busoni, Feinberg, Friedman, and Grainger, this volume features transcriptions by Russian composers. And, as with earlier volumes, the transcriptions reveal more about the transcriber than they do about the composer. In the case of Siloti's transcriptions of the Prelude in B minor and the Air from the Third Orchestral Suite, we find a transcriber of strength and delicacy, of massive sonorities and ethereal melodies.

Michael Manring - Unusual Weather (1986) {Windham Hill}

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Michael Manring - Unusual Weather (1986) {Windham Hill}

Michael Manring - Unusual Weather (1986) {Windham Hill}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 192MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 110MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, New Age

In the '80s, Windham Hill Records had a reputation for being a new age label. Windham Hill was the home of major new age artists like Liz Story and George Winston; arguably, the company was to new age what Fania was to salsa, Blue Note was to jazz, and Def Jam was to rap; in other words, it wasn't the only player but was definitely a major player. However, not every instrumentalist who recorded for Windham Hill in the '80s provided new age. Post-bop/fusion keyboardist Billy Childs was never new age, and electric bassist Michael Manring was equally jazz-oriented. Unusual Weather, his first Windham Hill release, isn't straight-ahead bop – Manring isn't pretending to be Ray Brown or Paul Chambers. It is, however, a fusion/pop-jazz effort that often underscores Manring's appreciation of the late Jaco Pastorius.

Jestofunk - Love In A Black Dimension (1995) {Irma Records}

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Jestofunk - Love In A Black Dimension (1995) {Irma Records}

Jestofunk - Love In A Black Dimension (1995) {Irma Records}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 411MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 173MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Jazz Funk, Acid Jazz

Italian acid jazz collective Jestofunk began in 1992 as the collaboration between DJs/producers MozArt and Blade; after issuing their debut single "I'm Gonna Love You," the duo recruited American house vocalist CeCe Rogers for the follow-up, 1993's "Say It Again." Jestofunk's debut album Love in a Black Dimension appeared a year later, with DJ/producer Farias signing on for 1999's Universal Mother.

Tete Montoliu - En El San Juan (1996) {Nuevos Medios}

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Tete Montoliu - En El San Juan (1996) {Nuevos Medios}

Tete Montoliu - En El San Juan (1996) {Nuevos Medios}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 152MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This 1995 concert represents one of Tete Montoliu's last recordings prior to his death in 1997. What's unusual about this CD is that it is not a solo or trio date, but one with a sextet, which includes drummer Winard Harper, trumpeter Philip Harper, flugelhornist Danny Harper, tenor saxophonist Stephen Riley, and bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa. The blind pianist is in terrific form, particularly in "Muntaner 83 A," his thinly disguised reworking of the standard "On Green Dolphin Street," and his blues-drenched "T'estimo Tant," which showcases Riley. Though the remaining tracks aren't at all familiar, they also bring out the best in the band.

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005) [Re-Up]

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Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005) [Re-Up]

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AGPL München | # AGPL 1-009 | Time: 01:10:22

Nikolai Demidenko is a celebrated piano virtuoso, considered a leading exponent of the Russian school of playing. His blend of technical brilliance and musical vision have earned him consistent raves since he first emerged on the international scene in the mid-1980s, and he has become a musical fixture in his adopted home of Great Britain, where he gained citizenship in 1995. Demidenko began playing before the age of five, learning on his grandfather's old, beaten-up piano. By the age of six, he was a student of Anna Kantor (Evgeny Kissin's teacher) at the Gnessin School of Music. An obstinate student who disliked scales and technique, Demidenko still made swift progress, and he eventually entered the Moscow Conservatory. There, he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov, whom Demidenko credits with fostering his more individual qualities as a player, as well as ironing out the remaining wrinkles in his technique. Reaching the finals of both the 1976 Montreal competition and the 1978 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow (where he played through an acute case of the flu) served as a final springboard to professional recognition.

L'Astree - Vivaldi: Sonate da camera, RV 68, 86, 77, 70, 83, 71 (2004)

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L'Astree - Vivaldi: Sonate da camera, RV 68, 86, 77, 70, 83, 71 (2004)

L'Astrée - Vivaldi: Sonate da camera, RV 68, 86, 77, 70, 83, 71 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 62:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP30252 | Recorded: 2003

Vivaldi’s lively and engaging earlier works need virtuoso playing – and here receive it… Like most composers of his time, Vivaldi began his publishing career with sonatas. His sonatas, although just as strongly marked by his distinctive musical personality, are played much less today than his admittedly more numerous concertos. The six here, not in fact from the published sets, are utterly unlike the familiar Corelli sonata model: no serene, rationally worked-out counterpoint, but brilliant violinistic gestures and capricious changes of texture, pace and mood…What they need is two violinists who are lively virtuosos, able to imitate each other closely, match exactly in articulation (or inexactly, if they choose) and frolic happily in thirds or sixths high on the E string (as required a good deal in the finales of RV68 and 70). Certainly that’s what they get here.