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Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)

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Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)

Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | RTD CD 158 | Time: 00:36:11
Neo-Classical, World Fusion, Ambient, Dark Wave

Their reputation growing by leaps and bounds, including a huge underground following in the U.S. – they were able to tour there even without one domestic release available, while at one point Dead Can Dance was the biggest selling band in 4AD's history – Perry and Gerrard once again did the business with Aion. Its cover taken from Bosch, Aion's medievalism was worn more openly than ever before, with songs adapted from centuries-old material. The beautiful, entrancing "Saltarello," with lead performance by what sounds like an old wind instrument, comes from an Italian dance of the 14th century, while the mysterious moods of "The Song of the Sibyl" derive from 16th-century Catalonia. The group's command of not merely recording possibilities – witness the exquisite layering of vocals on the opening "The Arrival and the Reunion" – but of musical traditions, instruments, and more from around the world was arguably never stronger. Gerrard's vocals in particular have an even stronger, richer feeling than before, not merely able to command with its power but softly calm and seduce.

Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)

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Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)

Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 180 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Ambient, Neo-Classical | Label: Editions EG | # EEGCD 46 | Time: 00:47:33

The phrase 'Lovely Thunder' suggests a beautiful sound with an undertone of menace. One need go no farther than "Gypsy Violin," the last song and centerpiece of the album Lovely Thunder, to hear how Harold Budd takes the phrase and forges a musical equivalent. Underneath the plaintive melody of the synthesized violin and an occasional foghorn-reminiscent bass note lies a bed of synth chords that are present throughout, sometimes adding notes, sometimes dropping them, sometimes moving a chord up or down a key and into dissonance with the rest. The overall result is an undulating base that never quite lets the listener settle onto firm ground, giving the song a distinct edge. Drones do figure prominently as a musical base for many of the album's other songs, yet the music is generally more akin to the reverberated keyboard treatments Budd utilized to stunning effect on his two collaborations with Brian Eno. Those looking to explore beyond The Plateux of Mirror and The Pearl would do well to give this album a listen, as they will most likely be both challenged and satisfied.

Il Divo - Ancora (2005)

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Il Divo - Ancora (2005)

Il Divo - Ancora (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 309 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Neo-Classical, Vocal Pop | Sony BMG Music / Syco Music #82876738712

Unbearably handsome opera-pop quartet Il Divo deliver another amorous collection of European housecleaning ballads with Ancora, an album so riddled with Cupid's arrows that it requires its own storage unit. Once again, David Miller, Sébastien Izambard, Urs Buhler, and Carlos Marin bring the love in Spanish, English, and Italian, emoting over classical and opera standards, as well as some notable contemporary compositions. They fawn over Celine Dion – who can barely contain her own affections – on "Isabel," and make Mariah Carey's "Hero" sound like the rolling of credits over a Jerry Bruckheimer action/tragedy blockbuster, all the while maintaining the perfect pitch and impeccable showmanship that are their stock-in-trade.

Lingua Ignota - Sinner Get Ready (2021)

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Lingua Ignota - Sinner Get Ready (2021)

Lingua Ignota - Sinner Get Ready (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | 00:55:53
Neo-Classical Darkwave, Female Vocal | Label: Sargent House

Kristen Hayter, the classically trained multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and vocalist known as Lingua Ignota has announced her Sargent House debut, SINNER GET READY. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Literary Art from Brown University, much of Hayter's work is centralized around abuse. A survivor of domestic abuse for much of her life, her music seeks to explore survivor hood of abuse through the vantage point of rage and despair in lieu of common approaches she views as "enforced patriarchal models of civilized femininity".

Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set

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Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set

Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 923 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 441 Mb | Scans included | 03:02:24
Soundtracks, Neo-Classical, Classical | Label: Sony BMG/Sony Classical | # 88697161052

2007 three CD collection of soundtracks from classic movies of our time. With a generous playing time of over three hours, this stunning set offers something for everyone: from Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven and Max Steiner's Gone With the Wind to the more recent, represented by Hans Zimmer's Gladiator and Klaus Badelt's Pirates of the Caribbean via Dances with Wolves, The Mission, Lord of the Rings and Batman, to name but a few! Enjoy unforgettable movie themes from a wide range of famous composers from John Williams and Danny Elfman to Rachel Portman and Ennio Morricone.

Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987) [Re-Up]

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Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987) [Re-Up]

Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0023.2 | Time: 00:38:44
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Neo-Classical

With its two sides split between Perry and Gerrard's vocal efforts, Within the Realm of a Dying Sun serves as both a display for the ever more ambitious band and a chance for the two to individually demonstrate their awesome talents. Beginning with the portentous "Anywhere Out of the World," a piece that takes the deep atmospherics of "Enigma of the Absolute" to a higher level with mysterious, chiming bells, simple but effective keyboard bass and a sense of vast space, the album finds Dead Can Dance on a steady roll. Once again a range of assistant musicians provide even more elegance and power to the band's work, with a chamber string quartet plus various performers on horns, woodwind, and percussion. Impressive though the remainder of the first side is, Gerrard's showcase on the second half is even more enveloping and arguably more successful. The martial combination of drums and horns that start "Dawn of the Iconoclast" call to mind everything from Wagner to Laibach, but Gerrard's unearthly alto, at its most compelling here, elevates it even higher.

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

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Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Label: Hearts O' Space | # 11063-2 | Time: 00:43:59
Celtic, Neo-Classical, New Age, Ambient

Written and recorded by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna between their other scoring projects, A Celtic Tale is the soundtrack to an imaginary film of the Irish legend of Deirdre. Both the album and the legend reflect many aspects of love and sorrow. The Danna brothers mix Celtic folk, symphonic, and ambient music into a distinctive and fitting setting for Deirdre's star-crossed story. Though she is betrothed to a king, Deirdre finds her true love; she and her lover are exiled. When they try to return to their land, Deirdre's lover is killed, and she is imprisoned by the king she was to marry. Love and war blend in Deirdre's story; similarly, the music combines authentic Celtic instruments such as fiddle, tin whistle, flute, uilleann and highland pipes, and wire-strung harp with orchestral power and electronic atmospherics. Both listenable and powerful, A Celtic Tale showcases the Dannas' skill for creating emotionally accessible, technically beautiful music.

George Winston - December (1982) 20th Anniversary Edition, 2001

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George Winston - December (1982) 20th Anniversary Edition, 2001

George Winston - December (1982) 20th Anniversary Edition, 2001
EAC | FLAC | APE (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Label: Windham Hill/BMG | # BMGSD-7781, 01934 11611-2 | 00:46:22
Neo-Classical, Contemporary, New Age, Christmas

December is the fourth solo piano album from George Winston. It was recorded during the fall of 1982 and was released at the end of the year. It is a Christmas album, and more generally a tribute to the winter season. The album is a follow up to Autumn. December is Winston's highest-selling album, having been certified triple Platinum by the RIAA, signifying 3 million copies in shipment. The success of the album, along with several of Winston's other albums from the early 1980s, enabled the record label, Windham Hill, to get international distribution and a much higher profile. A 20th Anniversary Edition of the album, with two bonus tracks, was released in 2001.

George Winston - Autumn (1980) [20th Anniversary Edition, 2001]

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George Winston - Autumn (1980) [20th Anniversary Edition, 2001]

George Winston - Autumn (1980) [20th Anniversary Edition, 2001]
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
New Age, Neo-Classical | Label: BMG | # BMGSD-7780, 01934-11610-2 | 00:52:04

George Winston's Autumn has served as an emotional backdrop to the change of season. A beautiful recording for solo piano, Autumn finds Winston developing simple melodic motifs with studied left-hand underpinning, on hypnotic pieces like 'Woods,' which moves from a brisk rhythmic figure to rubato minor-key runs. Leaving pauses and breaths in all the right places, Winston suggests the play of color and light, the comfortable melancholy, and the encroaching slow-down that characterizes the fall season. Full of memorable themes and moods, Autumn is a timeless album, and serves as a good introduction for someone who has not heard George Winston. In the context of a career in which he has sold over fifteen million albums, Autumn is the first album that George himself recommends (and often gives to) new listeners.

Thijs van Leer - Introspection / Introspection 2 (1977) {2003, Reissue}

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Thijs van Leer - Introspection / Introspection 2 (1977) {2003, Reissue}

Thijs van Leer - Introspection / Introspection 2 (1977) {2003, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 456 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 203 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Classical, Neo-Classical, Pop | BGO Records #BGOCD589

Thijs van Leer is a Dutch musician, singer, songwriter, composer and producer, best known as the founding member of the rock band Focus as its primary vocalist, keyboardist, and flautist. Born and raised in Amsterdam among a musical family, van Leer took up the piano and flute as a child and pursued them at university and music academies. Van Leer achieved success as a solo artist in the Netherlands. His first two solo albums featuring classical flute, Introspection (1972) and Introspection 2 (1975), sold an estimated 1.2 million copies. He has collaborated with various artists, and continues to release albums and perform in various capacities.

Vangelis - Soil Festivities (1984) [Re-Up]

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Vangelis - Soil Festivities (1984) [Re-Up]

Vangelis - Soil Festivities (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 823 396-2 | Time: 00:48:21 | Scans included
Genre: Neo-Classical, Progressive Electronic, New Age

Soil Festivities dates from 1984, before Vangelis was working with orchestras. Some would say that it was before he "sold out" or when he was a "real musician," but those opinions are totally subjective. It is certain that this is a different kind of work. The album features five movements, each a self-contained soundscape. Vangelis surrounds a subtle drone with heavy sequences and dense atmospheres. He uses a symphonic synth to create pastoral textures. This is a very accessible album. It will appeal to fans of Constance Demby, Wendy Carlos, Victor Cerullo, and Yanni.

Anna von Hausswolff - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (2022)

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Anna von Hausswolff - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (2022)

Anna von Hausswolff - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 355 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | 00:59:37
Experimental Rock, Neo-Classical, Female Vocal | Label: Southern Lord Recordings

Across six pieces, Anna von Hausswolff performs sensational renditions of fan-favourites from the two beloved albums; The Miraculous and Dead Magic, with the backing of a full band including additional vocals from her sister / cinematographer Maria von Hausswolff. Recorded at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2018, in Auditorium Stravinsky.

Vangelis - Mask (1985) [Non-Remastered]

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Vangelis - Mask (1985) [Non-Remastered]

Vangelis - Mask (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 825 245-2 | Time: 00:43:51 | Scans included
Neo-Classical, Experimental Electronic, New Age

Mask is an e-music symphony in six movements. Vangelis is near his best on this album. He takes the best from his many different e-music personas and creates huge walls of dramatic and hypnotic sound. Vangelis combines symphonic synths, atmospheres, Berlin school sequences, choral chants, and sweet melodies in this soundscape. The mood shifts from bombastic to triumphant to mysterious to challenging and back and forth and in and out. The atmospheres weave through and around the soundscape, never losing the drama. Deep listeners will be on the edges of their seats. This great CD is like a soundtrack with no film.

VA - I Am The Center (Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950-1990) (2013)

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VA - I Am The Center (Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950-1990) (2013)

VA - I Am The Center (Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950-1990) (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 585 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 304 MB
2:12:39 | New Age, Ambient, Neo-Classical | Label: Light In The Attic Records & Distribution

Though most new age music has rightfully been associated with the cynical postmodern business of sonic backdrop music of the 1980s, '90s, and early 21st century – it was originally an outgrowth of the spiritual adventurousness of the 20th, particularly during the late '60s and '70s. Light in the Attic presents the first overview of the genre from the private-press side; in other words, its most authentic expression, since the vast majority of the records surveyed here were released by artists who had no regard for economic remuneration.

Apocalyptica - Reflections (Revised) (2003)

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Apocalyptica - Reflections (Revised) (2003)

Apocalyptica - Reflections (Revised) (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 478 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers - 111 MB
Genre: Symphonic Metal, Neo-Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (986-596-4)

From classical cover band devoted exclusively to performing Metallica's symphony-friendly epics to all purpose string ensemble interpreters of other heavy metal bands' music for the cello, to composers of original material fit to mingle with even more metallic translations, Finland's Apocalyptica had come a long way in the span of their first three albums. And, naturally, there were bound to be further innovations lined up for the band's fourth opus, Reflections, which arrived in 2003 bearing not a single heavy metal cover, and introducing several unexpected innovations into Apocalyptica's m.o., to boot. Chief among these was the addition of a drummer behind the group (recently paired down from quartet to trio), and since Apocalyptica's virtuosos would hardly stand for anything short of brilliance for such an assignment, that percussionist wound up being none other than Slayer legend Dave Lombardo…