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Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Lux Dei: New Works for Choir - CCM Chorale, Brett Scott (2015) {Ablaze Records ar-00021}

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Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Lux Dei: New Works for Choir - CCM Chorale, Brett Scott (2015) {Ablaze Records ar-00021}

Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Lux Dei: New Works for Choir - CCM Chorale, Brett Scott (2015) {Ablaze Records ar-00021}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Ablaze Records | ar-00021
Classical / Modern Classical / Choral / Sacred / Post-Modern

The works included on this disc traverse an almost 25 year span of interest in writing for large vocal forces. Some of my largest works have been for choir—such as my St. Luke Magnificat or my Shoah Requiem—but on this disc the works, apart from my Missa Brevis, are for a cappella choir. Writing for a cappella choir is a very inspiring medium coupled, as it is, with text and language and the inherent timbral interest of varied vowel and percussive consonant sounds in the voice. The works, apart from Silence from my Two Looks at Silence, are all in Latin and owe more than a little to my background as a Catholic and Catholocism's traditional sacred liturgical literature. —Douglas Knehans.

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5106 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

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Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5106 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5106 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1964, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5106
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A brilliant album that proves that even at the height of his success, Lee Morgan was one of the freest thinkers on Blue Note – always coming up with fresh ideas that continued to grow his talents! The first cut on the album is keep roof of that fact – the title track "Search For The New Land" – a beautiful 16 minute exploration of modal jazz themes, with an unusual stop/start device as a means of ushering solos by different bandmates – including Wayne Shorter on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Herbie Hancock on piano!

Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Concertos - Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů, Filharmonie Brno (2015) {Ablaze ar00022 Digital Download}

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Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Concertos - Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů, Filharmonie Brno (2015) {Ablaze ar00022 Digital Download}

Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Concertos - Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů, Filharmonie Brno (2015) {Ablaze ar00022 Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 283 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Ablaze Records | ar-00022
Classical / Modern Classical / Neo-Romantic / Post-Modern

This is music of tremendous imagination. Knehans scores with a masterly hand, his sound paintbrush unerringly hitting the mark. The orchestral writing is magnificent (and beautifully realized here). All credit to the virtuosity of the Brno Philharmonic and the expert ear of their conductor, Mikel Toms, for delivering such a razor-sharp performance. A fascinating disc.

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5104 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

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The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5104 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5104 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 456 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 246 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1962, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5104
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Between 1958 and 1962, the Three Sounds were one of the most prolific artists on Blue Note, recording over ten albums worth of material during those four years. During all that time, the group never changed their style much, concentrating on lightly swinging, lightly soulful mainstream jazz that balanced jazz and pop standards with bluesy originals. As time progressed, they veered closer to soul-jazz, but each of their records sounded quite similiar and were equally satisfying. Black Orchid, their last album for Blue Note in the early '60s (they would rejoin the label in another four years), was no exception to the rule.

Trix - Junishi (2015) {Japan}

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Trix - Junishi (2015) {Japan}

Trix - Junishi (2015) {Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 335 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 55 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion, Jazz Rock | Electric Bird / King Record Co. #KICJ 696

TRIX was formed in 2004, led by drummer Noriaki Kumagai (ex-Casiopea), with bassist Mitsuru Sutoh (ex-T-Square) and now guitarist Yuya Komoguchi and keyboardist AYAKI has joined the group. Their very ear-catcy music with thrilling techniques, and entertaining stage performance have been widely accepted among fans. Some of their songs are featured as the main theme of TV programs.

Gruesome - Savage Land (Deluxe Edition) (2015) {Relapse}

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Gruesome - Savage Land (Deluxe Edition) (2015) {Relapse}

Gruesome - Savage Land (Deluxe Edition) (2015) {Relapse}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 317 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 133 mb
Genre: death metal

Savage Land is the 2015 album by Gruesome. Released by Relapse Records. the standard CD features the full album with eight songs. They released two cover versions recorded during the sessions for the album on the deluxe edition made available through Bandcamp and they are included here.

Telemann - Suite, Sonata, Concerti - Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015) {Amadeus AM 313-2}

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Telemann - Suite, Sonata, Concerti - Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015) {Amadeus AM 313-2}

Telemann - Suite, Sonata, Concerti - Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015) {Amadeus AM 313-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 408 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 177 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Amadeus | AM 313-2
Classical / Baroque

Born in Milan, Giovanni Antonini studied at the Civica Scuola di Musica and at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. He is a founder member of the Baroque ensemble “il Giardino Armonico”, which he has led since 1989. With this ensemble he has appeared as conductor and soloist on the recorder and Baroque transverse flute in Europe, United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan and Malaysia. He has performed with many prestigious artists including Cecilia Bartoli, Isabel Faust, Viktoria Mullova, Giuliano Carmignola, Giovanni Sollima, Sol Gabetta, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Kristian Bezuidenhout.

Original Broadway Cast Recording - Hamilton (2015) {2CD Set Atlantic 551093-2}

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Original Broadway Cast Recording - Hamilton (2015) {2CD Set Atlantic 551093-2}

Original Broadway Cast Recording - Hamilton (2015) {2CD Set Atlantic 551093-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 838 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 338 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 442 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Atlantic | 551093-2
Stage & Screen / Classical / Rap / Cast Recordings / Show / Musical Theater

"Hamilton" - which transferred to Broadway following a sold-out run at The Public Theater in NYC - is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers, and shot to death by Aaron Burr in a legendary duel.

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

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Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 212 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 235 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1967, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5074
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful – yet monotonous – vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo.

Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

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Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1969, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5127
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from organist Lonnie Smith – one of his completely cooking early albums for Blue Note, and a hard-burner all the way through! Smith's working here with a really great group that includes Idris Muhammad on drums and Melvin Sparks on guitar – both of whom give the album a really heavy bottom, and almost make the set feel like one of those classic Prestige jammers from the same time.

Ubi Maior - Incanti Bio Meccanici (2015)

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Ubi Maior - Incanti Bio Meccanici (2015)

Ubi Maior - Incanti Bio Meccanici (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 419.02 Mb + 97.52 Mb (Scans) | 61:31
Rock Progressivo Italiano | Country: Italy | Label: AMS Records - AMS 249 CD

5 years since their last album Ubi Maior come back with their third opus "Incanti bio meccaninci". The new guitarist Marcella Arganese has shifted the dynamic of the band from a dark-dye hard-prog rock to a more usual italian symphonic rock. But if their previous effort "Senza tempo" highlighted a quest for originality, avoiding too easy comparisons with the "giants" of the seventies which arose from the good first CD "Nostos", this new work shows a clear search for uniqueness both lirically and musically.

Dr. Fantástico - Sweet Opium Music (2015)

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Dr. Fantástico - Sweet Opium Music (2015)

Dr. Fantástico - Sweet Opium Music (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 433.90 Mb | 01:06:38 | Cover
Progressive Rock | Country: Brazil | Label: Music Magick

Dr. Fantastico is a rock band with many influences, from indie to psychedelic, adding a few pinches of jazz - sometimes all in the same song. The debut album Sweet Opium Music presents a series of elaborate compositions, fleeing any label and impress with originality, in a well-dosed mixture of vocal and instrumental parts.

Daymé Arocena - Nueva Era (2015)

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Daymé Arocena - Nueva Era (2015)

Daymé Arocena - Nueva Era (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) & artwork | 43:47 min | 283 Mb
Jazz, World | Label: Brownswood Recordings

At just 22 years old, Daymé - a singer, arranger composer, and choir director is already a veteran presence in Cuban music, and is fast gaining international profile. She says she has sung all her life and recalls her four-year old self performing on every block in her neighborhood. She has been performing semi-professionally since the age of eight, and became lead singer with the big band Los Primos at 14.

Elyse Weinberg - Greasepaint Smile (1969/2015)

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Elyse Weinberg - Greasepaint Smile (1969/2015)

Elyse Weinberg - Greasepaint Smile (1969/2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 218.93 Mb + 20.88 Mb (Scans) | 35:34
Psychedelic, Folk | Country: Canada | Label: Numerophon - 44008

The unreleased second album by an original lady from the canyon. Recorded and recanted in 1969, Greasepaint Smile is more assured than its self-titled, Tetragrammaton-issued predecessor. Weinberg's finger-picked acoustic is layered over distant drumming, while her gravel-pit voice evokes life, love, and mortality. Fellow Torontonian Neil Young sears "Houses" with his signature fuzz-tone, casting chaos over the beautiful ballad, while J.D. Souther, Kenny Edwards, and Nils Lofgren, pick up the slack. Masterfully produced by David Briggs, Greasepaint Smile has climbed out of the canyon and is bound for every turntable east of the 405.

John Prine - September 78 (2015/2017)

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John Prine - September 78 (2015/2017)

John Prine - September 78 (2015/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:32:52 | 226 Mb
Folk, Folk Rock, Country, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Oh Boy Records

In the fall of 1978, John Prine returned home to Chicago for a concert performance at the city's famed, Park West. This show, captured on the originally limited edition album September '78, features another side of John Prine - backed by an electric band.