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Moreland & Arbuckle - Promised Land Or Bust (2016)

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Moreland & Arbuckle - Promised Land Or Bust (2016)

Moreland & Arbuckle - Promised Land Or Bust (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 250.42 Mb | 39:01 | Scans included
Blues-Rock | Country: USA | Label: Alligator Records - ALCD 4971

Promised Land or Bust is Moreland & Arbuckle's Alligator Records debut. The Kansas bluesmen re-enlisted producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, the Sword) – who also helmed their brilliant 7 Cities in 2013. The Kansas bluesmen claim Alligator was a natural fit, since their first signing was Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, an enormous influence on their sound. Guitarist Aaron Moreland, vocalist and harmonicist Dustin Arbuckle, and drummer Kendall Newby are supported on about half these tracks by guests: bassist Mark Foley and keyboardist Scott Williams adding depth to the band's considerable firepower.

Friends & Neighbors - What's Wrong? (2016)

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Friends & Neighbors - What's Wrong? (2016)

Friends & Neighbors - What's Wrong? (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 234.79 Mb | 41:59 | Cover
Free Jazz | Label: Clean Feed - CF392CD

Here is another gem from the Norwegian scene, showing us that music can be energetic and melodic at the same time, as it was proposed by free jazz mavericks like Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders and John Carter. The songs are even more melodic than those played by the bands in which we find André Roligheten, Thomas Johansson, Oscar Grönberg, Jon Rune Strøm and Tollef Østvang, namely Team Hegdal, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Cortex and All Included, and even the intensity and density of the music seems more compact and in-your-face. The overall sound is the same of the most traditional jazz, and that is intentional and even programmatic, but you won’t find chord progressions in the new “What’s Wrong?”. Jazz can survive to its own stereotypes, and this collective has that notion as a purpose. The music is free, faithful to its historical references, but also disciplined, with no sounds in excess or missing and, above all, with none of the usual tics and tricks keeping the musicians in a comfort zone. Grab it before it vanishes.

Erik Wøllo and Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous (2016)

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Erik Wøllo and Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous (2016)

Erik Wøllo and Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 303 MB | Front cover
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Projekt Records

Electronic musician Erik Wøllo joins tribal-trance percussionist Byron Metcalf for an elegant album weaving melodic, vibrant soundscapes with subtle, grounding rhythms.
Earth Luminous stirs the memory on an outing through luminescent electronic ambient music where the ethereal is anchored and activated by steady, tactile frame drums and percussive patterns. Byron’s tight-to-the-grid substratum pulse serves as a conduit to Erik’s lush, emotive and expansive atmospheres. Together, the two sonic explorers find a meeting place where vapor trails and glowing man-made cityscapes reveal that we, the modern humans, are the ones who bring into existence the enlightened earth: our explorations illuminate to bring cascading insight…

Ben Craven - Last Chance to Hear (2016)

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Ben Craven - Last Chance to Hear (2016)

Ben Craven - Last Chance to Hear (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Digital booklet
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Desert Comb Music

Australian composer and musician Ben Craven first appeared back in 2005, initially releasing music as the one man band Tunisia, but subsequently opting to release future albums under his own name. He has four full length albums to his name so far. "Last Chance to Hear" is the most recent of his these, and was released in the spring of 2016.
Some traces of Genesis here and ELP there can be found, albeit not all that often, what is more often the case are creations without a clear and distinct nod to any of the well known giants really…

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

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Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS37816 | 00:57:28

The Ragazze Quartet with its classical roots, Slagwerk Den Haag with the sounds of today, and the idiosyncratic jazz trio Kapok… Contrasting contours, but a common denominator: none of our three ensembles belong to a specific category. All three push the boundaries of our genres in our quest for new forms and adventurous joint projects. It is through this inquisitive musicianship that the unusual combination feels so wonderfully natural. The choice for Riley’s repertoire gave another stir to our boundary reconnoitre. For Riley’s music allows considerable space for creativity and improvisation. The tension that arises through freedom within strict frames means that every performance is different. And it brings with it that the music has a strong sense of spontaneity and joie de vivre. In In C, performed by the Ragazze Quartet and Slagwerk Den Haag, the dynamic range is enormous. Long, melodic lines as well as short, rhythmic motifs may be employed, producing an effect of both tranquil contemplation and pulsating explosiveness. Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector was originally written for string quartet. But the Ragazze Quartet invited jazz trio Kapok to make a new arrangement together.The mix of string quartet and horn, electric guitar and percussion, all expanded with electronic effects, offers a rich pallet of timbres.

Schlagerfeuer - Die Reise Der Freibeuter (2016)

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Schlagerfeuer - Die Reise Der Freibeuter (2016)

Schlagerfeuer - Die Reise Der Freibeuter (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:52 | 136 MB
Schlager, Pop | Label: Blue Martin Records

Im Jahr 2005 begann die Reise der Band "Schlagerfeuer". Bekannt wurden sie mit dem Album "Russische Puppen", welches 2009 bei EMI Music veröffentlicht wurde. Der Erfolg dieses Albums bescherte der Band TV-Auftritte wie zB. "Immer wieder Sonntags" und die "NDR1 Schlagerparty", sowie unzählige Konzerte. Die Hitsingle „Anne Bonny“, 2014 veröffentlicht, wurde ein voller Erfolg. Nicht nur die Radiosender in Deutschland spielen die Erfolgsband in ihren Rotationen - auch in Russland ist die Band nicht mehr wegzudenken.

Kastelruther Spatzen - Die Sonne Scheint Für Alle (2016)

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Kastelruther Spatzen - Die Sonne Scheint Für Alle (2016)

Kastelruther Spatzen - Die Sonne Scheint Für Alle (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57:20 | 133 MB
Folk, Pop | Label: Electrola

Erst im letzten Jahre feierten die Kastelruther Spatzen ihr 40-jähriges Jubiläum. Ein Ende der Band scheint aber noch lange nicht in Sicht. Mit »Die Sonne scheint für alle« stellen die Volksmusikikonen 2016 ihr mittlerweile 37. Album vor. 17 brandneue neue Songs haben die Spatzen dafür aufgenommen. Und schon der Titel verrät es: »Die Sonne scheint für alle« ist wieder einmal ein echtes Gute-Laune-Album mit positiven, heimatverliebten Texten, schwungvollen Melodien und gefühlvollen Balladen.

Jan Gunnar Hoff - Stories (2016)

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Jan Gunnar Hoff - Stories (2016)

Jan Gunnar Hoff - Stories (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 195.44 Mb | 57:03 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz | Country: Norway | Label: 2L ‎– 2L131

Stories is Jan Gunnar Hoff’s third solo piano album on the 2L label and is a sequel to his critically acclaimed album LIVING from 2013. On the new release Hoff stretches his creative abilities, presenting contrasting compositions and improvisations, in a distinctly personal mixture. Some of the pieces are meditative and expressive, while others have a strong rhythmic vibe. Stories also displays Hoff as an arranger, presenting versions of classics like “God Only Knows” and the traditional Swedish folk song “Värmlandsvisan”.

Jakob Heymann - Emilia (2016)

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Jakob Heymann - Emilia (2016)

Jakob Heymann - Emilia (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 39:16 | 90 MB
Pop | Label: Ahuga

Jakob Heymann staunt über das Leben. Und wenn man diesem Staunen auf Albumlänge zuhört, staunt man in unfreiwilliger Selbsterkenntnis zurück, frei nach dem Motto seines Liedes -Peter und Paul-: -Was Peter über Paul sagt, sagt mehr über Peter als über Paul-. Auf seinem Debüt-Album -Emilia- lästert der junge Liedermacher von der Seele weg über alles was die schöne neue Welt so an Unsäglichkeiten zu bieten hat. Sein zentrales Thema: Das Mensch-Sein - in all seiner Dummheit, in all seiner Schönheit, in all seiner Widersprüchlichkeit.

Ascendant - Meridian (2016)

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Ascendant - Meridian (2016)

Ascendant - Meridian (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 497 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 206 MB | Front cover
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Synphaera Records

10,000 years from now. 10,000 light years from here. A New Land, come of age into a time of abundance, transcendence and enlightenment. The Age of Earth and Stone, where an enlightened man exists alongside post-singularity machine AI that manifest as floating coils of light. Frozen clouds are summoned and then flash-melted to provide the planet’s water, and liquid has memory. A planet where habitats the size, shape & semblance of mountains hover over large bodies of water. A planet where enormous belts of sub-orbital forests scrub the ozone and provide oxygen…

Die Innsbrucker Böhmische - Momente (2016)

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Die Innsbrucker Böhmische - Momente (2016)

Die Innsbrucker Böhmische - Momente (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 41:24 | 95 MB
Folk, Pop | Label: Tyrolis

Durch die erleuchtende Kraft der Musik kommen wir Musiker und Musikliebhaber immer wieder in den Genuss einzigartiger MOMENTE. Diese sind nicht immer mit Worten fassbar- sie sind sehr intim und persönlich.

Norah Jones - Day Breaks (2016) {2017, 2UHQ-CD, Deluxe Edition, Japan}

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Norah Jones - Day Breaks (2016) {2017, 2UHQ-CD, Deluxe Edition, Japan}

Norah Jones - Day Breaks (2016) {2017, 2UHQ-CD, Deluxe Edition, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 502 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 216 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 98 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz | Blue Note Records / Universal Music #UCCQ-9306/7

Norah Jones took liberty with her blockbuster success to set out on a musical walkabout, spending a good portion of the decade following 2004's Feels Like Home experimenting, either on her own albums or on a variety of collaborations. Day Breaks, released four years after the atmospheric adult alternative pop of the Danger Mouse-produced Little Broken Hearts, finds Jones returning home to an extent: it, like her 2002 debut Come Away with Me, is a singer/songwriter album with roots in pop and jazz, divided between originals and sharply selected covers. Such similarities are immediately apparent, but Day Breaks is much slyer than a mere revival…

Manfred Krug - (Unser Abend war) Wunderbar! Das Beste von Manfred Krug (2CD) (2016)

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Manfred Krug - (Unser Abend war) Wunderbar! Das Beste von Manfred Krug (2CD) (2016)

Manfred Krug - (Unser Abend war) Wunderbar! Das Beste von Manfred Krug (2CD) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 412.92 Mb (CD1) + 269.60 Mb (CD2) + 17.85 Mb (Scans) | 01:49:53
Jazz, Blues, Pop | Country: Germany | Label: Sony Music - 88883710202

Although he is chiefly known as a popular German television actor, Manfred Krug has also had careers as a film actor and as a pop-jazz singer. Born in Duisburg on February 8, 1937, he relocated to East Germany in 1949 at the age of 13, where he worked in a steel factory until he began acting on stage and in films in 1956. He recorded several successful pop-jazz albums in the early '70s, often in conjunction with composer Gunther Fischer. He also began a career as a writer under the alias Clemens Kerber. Frustrated with the political climate in East Germany (he had been forbidden to perform), Krug applied for and was granted permission to move to the West German portion of Berlin in 1977. Once settled there, he continued to act but sang and recorded only occasionally, and through the 1980s and 1990s and into the 21st century he has worked primarily as an actor in various television shows.

Jens Buchert - Liquid (2016)

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Jens Buchert - Liquid (2016)

Jens Buchert - Liquid (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 353 MB | Front cover
Genre: Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dimension Music Production

The multi talented musician Jens Buchert from Stuttgart is one the most popular international producers from the German Downbeat, Ambient, Lounge, Chillout scene. He is known for his ambient and electronic music projects Space Night, Café Solaire, Pacha compilation, Ibiza Chillout, Sunset Chill, Savannah Beach Club and last but not least the Café Abstract series. As a musician, graduate of film and media science, video producer, sound engineer and music designer, Jens Buchert can be called a multimedia wizard. For more than 12 years he has been soaring and uniquely creative in his line of business - and there’s no end to his artistic energy. Among his envisioned projects is a sound track composition for a major motion picture. His delicious work wants to continue to shine into the bright future.

Kristoffer Gildenlöw - The Rain (2016)

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Kristoffer Gildenlöw - The Rain (2016)

Kristoffer Gildenlöw - The Rain (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Melodic Revolution Records

Kristoffer Gildenlow is a Swedish musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the bassist for Pain Of Salvation from 1995 until 2006. "The Rain" is his second studio album. Kristoffer plays a lot of the instruments himself and is also assisted by the wonderful musicians who collaborate on this album: Lars Erik Asp (Gazpacho) on drums, Paul Coenradie (Valentine) on guitars, Fredrik Hermansson (Pain Of Salvation) on (electric) piano, Anne Bakker (Blaze Bayley) on violin and vocals, and Maaike Peterse (Kovacs, Ayreon) on cello. There are several guest musicians contributing on the album as well, including a complete choir…