V.A. - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol. 1 - Cosmic Space Music (2008)

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V.A. - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol. 1 - Cosmic Space Music (2008)

V.A. - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol. 1 - Cosmic Space Music (2008)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 992 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 378 MB | Covers - 210 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Platipus Records (PLATCD190)

Since the late 90s, Amorphous Androgynmous AKA The Future Sound Of London AKA Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans have been weaving together two-hour broadcasts of their favourite records that could be loosely classed as 'Cosmic Space Music'. After ten years of messing with our heads via the wireless, they now pick their choicest mind-melting moments on what promises to be a fine series of double CDs. It's a collection that perfectly runs the gauntlet from kitsch (Lord Sitar's I Am The Walrus) to uber cool (Miles Davis or Can). Donovan, Osibisa, Can, Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Hawkwind and many more.

James Moody - 1950-1951 (2002)

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James Moody - 1950-1951 (2002)

James Moody - 1950-1951 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 162 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1263)

April in Paris, 1950. James Moody is making records with a band led by trumpeter Ernie Royal. While two originals by Royal are based on textbook bop themes, Moody's own "Date With Kate" shows greater depth of invention. "Mean to Me" prances at a healthy clip and "Embraceable You" is presented as a slow-dance delicacy. Jumping to July of 1950, Moody leads his own "Boptet" through four remarkable exercises in modernity. Marshall "Red" Allen, who subsequently worked for decades with Sun Ra, is heard in Moody's band playing alto saxophone. These must be Allen's earliest appearances on record. "Delooney" surges ahead with peculiar chords that do in fact slightly resemble what Ra's Arkestra would be playing by 1957…

V.A. - Winter Time Vol. 9 (2021)

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V.A. - Winter Time Vol. 9 (2021)

V.A. - Winter Time Vol. 9 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 582 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 231 MB | Front cover
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo, Lounge | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Maretimo Records

Maretimo Records present Winter Time Vol. 9: 18 Premium Trax: Chillout, Chillhouse, Downbeat, Lounge. Enjoy the wonderful winter season, with high quality lounge sounds selected by DJ Michael Maretimo.

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69 (2009) (Repost)

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Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69 (2009) (Repost)

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69 (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 436 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers - 139 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rev-Ola (CR REV 284)

Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69 does an effective job of chronicling the majority of Paul Revere & the Raiders' biggest hits from the mid- to late '60s. Most of the familiar radio tracks are featured, including "Kicks," "Hungry," and "Good Thing." Also included are the 45 versions of seven tracks and several great album cuts, many of equal quality to the hits. Tracks like "Why? Why? Why? (Is It So Hard)," "Ballad of a Useless Man," and "Louise" are would-be chart-toppers that got away. What separates this set from similar PR&R compilations is the omission of the R&B cover versions that were prevalent on their original LPs. Raucous and fun as they are, the discarded R&B covers leave the listener focused on the Raiders as an innovative pop band as opposed to the kings of frat party rock. Rev-Ola did a fantastic job putting this package together, with rare photos, picture sleeves, and informative liner notes.

Arti & Mestieri - Tilt: Immagini Per Un Orecchio (1974) [Reissue 2000]

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Arti & Mestieri - Tilt: Immagini Per Un Orecchio (1974) [Reissue 2000]

Arti & Mestieri - Tilt: Immagini Per Un Orecchio (1974) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cramp/Edel Records (0136542CRA, CRSCD 016)

Arti & Mestieri are one of the best known Italian prog bands and their debut album "Tilt" was Italy's answer to the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Layer on top of an album full of high energy and high creative explosions the masterful drumming of Furio Chirico and you have a recipe for great success. With varing styles and major tempo and mood swing this band unleash a truely wonderful album! The addition of Saxes, piano, and vibraphone also give this album a stong polarity into the jazz genre. The violin wok of this album (Giovanni Vigliar) remind of Jean Luc Ponty and when combined with the band in full sounds truely majestic.

The Future Sound Of London - Music From Calendars (2021)

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The Future Sound Of London - Music From Calendars (2021)

The Future Sound Of London - Music From Calendars (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 313 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Front cover
Genre: IDM, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: fsoldigital

Since 2017 FSOL have released what’s called Calendar albums, which are digitally delivered monthly tracks that form a twelve track album by the end of the year. This release picks the best tracks from the last 4 years and brings them together in a seamlessly mixed fifty minute journey - eleven songs from FSOL, Humanoid and Synthi-a.

V.A. - Piano Works [5CD Box Set] (2005)

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V.A. - Piano Works [5CD Box Set] (2005)

V.A. - Piano Works [5CD Box Set] (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,11 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 704 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ACT Music (ACT 7000-2)

Joachim Kühn - Allegro Vivace: Piano Works I (2005). Just judged by its repertoire, this is certainly an impressive solo piano date. Joachim Kühn performs works by François Couperin (a mass from 1690), Bach, Mozart, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman in addition to three of his own originals. Although the mixture of classical and jazz pieces might seem illogical, Kühn's subtle improvising on the classical compositions and his ability to create melodies in his improvising on the jazz tunes give this date an evolution that somehow works. Kühn has always had impressive technique and a healthy musical curiosity. Both serve him well, along with his imagination, on this intriguing and successful outing…

Muddy Waters - The Complete Plantation Recordings [Recorded 1941-1942] (1997)

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Muddy Waters - The Complete Plantation Recordings [Recorded 1941-1942] (1997)

Muddy Waters - The Complete Plantation Recordings [Recorded 1941-1942] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 181 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chess/MCA Records (MCD 09344)

At long last, Muddy's historic 1941-1942 Library of Congress field recordings are all collected in one place, with the best fidelity that's been heard thus far. Waters performs solo pieces (you can hear his slide rattling against the fretboard in spots) and band pieces with the Son Sims Four, "Rosalie" being a virtual blueprint for his later Chicago style. Of particular note are the inclusion of several interview segments with Muddy from that embryonic period. This much more than just an important historical document; this is some really fine music imbued with a sense of place, time and loads of ambience.

Esperanto - 2 Studio Albums (1974-1975) [Reissue 2001]

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Esperanto - 2 Studio Albums (1974-1975) [Reissue 2001]

Esperanto - 2 Studio Albums (1974-1975) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 640 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 256 MB | Covers - 38 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Si-Wan Records

Esperanto had a sound that was uniquely theirs. With violinist Raymond Vincent there are hints of American prog-rockers, Kansas but Vincent's violin playing is in more of a classical European vein than that of Kansas.
Shorrock, Yates, Slater, and Dudoit gave a glimpse of what was to come later when Shorrock would join Mississippi with Graeham Goble and Beeb Birtles and morph into Little River Band. Their vocal harmonies are tight and contribute to the uniqueness of Esperanto's sound. Another preview of Little River Band would come in the form of Statue of Liberty which Glenn would re-record with LRB on their debut album. The Esperanto version comes across a bit more bombastic and over the top than the somewhat more stripped down LRB version that would be recorded three years later…

Bindu - 2 Albums (1990-1996)

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Bindu - 2 Albums (1990-1996)

Bindu - 2 Albums (1990-1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 461 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 237 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fønix Musik

Time for Living (1990). The music on this album is a blend of uplifting rhytmic and joyous melodies and soft relaxing tunes.
A Touch of Scandinavia (1996). On this album you can listen to Bindu's personal instrumental interpretation of 13 well-known Scandinavian folk songs. Sense the warm and peaceful atmosphere, imagine the clear blue sky and the enchanting summer nights and enjoy this little collection of beauties.

Louisiana Rhythm Kings - 1929-1930 (2003)

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Louisiana Rhythm Kings - 1929-1930 (2003)

Louisiana Rhythm Kings - 1929-1930 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 185 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Early Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1313)

Like the Charleston Chasers, the Louisiana Rhythm Kings existed entirely as a studio recording ensemble. The time frame is even the same; both bands operated during those fascinatingly pivotal years of 1929 and 1930. The Louisiana Rhythm Kings were at first nothing more or less than a variable version of Red Nichols & His 5 Pennies, or in the case of the sessions recorded February 20 and April 23, 1929, the last vestiges of Red & Miff's Stompers. Miff Mole's trombone acted as the gravitational center of most every band he ever worked with, while Red was usually the next best thing to his idol, Bix Beiderbecke. Some of the players on the first three selections are holdovers from the Stompers sessions of several years earlier…

Progenesi - Ulisse L'Alfiere Nero (2012)

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Progenesi - Ulisse L'Alfiere Nero (2012)

Progenesi - Ulisse L'Alfiere Nero (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 108 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Raffinerie Musicali (RM013PR)

Progenesi are a young prog band hailing from Milan and formed by four musicians coming from different musical backgrounds. In 2012 they released an interesting debut album titled "Ulisse L'Alfiere Nero". Their aim was to blend progressive rock, jazz and classical music and among the influences they boast you can find Premiata Forneria Marconi, Le Orme, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree along with jazzists as John Coltrane and Dave Brubeck or classical composers as Bela Bartok and Chopin. According to the band, "Ulisse L'Alfiere Nero" is a concept album freely based on Homer's epic verses about the fall of Troy in the Iliad. The album is completely instrumental and the story is told just through the music and the nice pictures that you can find in the booklet.

Julia Hülsmann Trio with Roger Cicero - Good Morning Midnight (2006)

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Julia Hülsmann Trio with Roger Cicero - Good Morning Midnight (2006)

Julia Hulsmann Trio with Roger Cicero - Good Morning Midnight (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 349 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ACT Music (9709-2)

It is difficult to imagine two greater opposites. On the one hand, Jazz, the rough companion who made ends meet in the big cities of the 20th century. On the other, Emily Dickinson, the quiet poet from a Calvinist family, who spent all of her life in the rural community of Amherst, Massachusetts. When Dickinson died at the age of 56 in 1886, jazz had not been born yet. It was no more than a dark premonition, lingering in the dank swamps of the Mississippi delta.
Do they go together? Without doubt. But to achieve this union requires a unique talent. Great musicianship. A feel for words, images, and sounds. It requires the ability to invent tunes that linger in the ear and move the heart. Only then can we fully appreciate the brittle, secretive art of Emily Dickinson…

The Move - Anthology 1966-1972 [4CD Box Set] (2008)

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The Move - Anthology 1966-1972 [4CD Box Set] (2008)

The Move - Anthology 1966-1972 [4CD Box Set] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,26 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 487 MB | Covers - 114 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Salvo (SALVOBX406)

Apparently, the Move's discography is so complex that not even a lovingly compiled, rarities-laden, career-spanning box set like Salvo's 2008 Anthology 1966-1972 can fit everything within the confines of four discs. The devil is in the licensing, as it always is, something that always plagues Move compilations because their last album, Message from the Country, was on Harvest, while their first two - The Move and Shazam - were on EMI and the third, Looking On, was on Fly. Typically, the first three albums are grouped together - as they were on WestSide's 1997 box Movements - with Message from the Country left lingering on its own, a situation Salvo almost avoids on Anthology by cherry-picking the low-riding heavy blues-rocker "Ella James" and loading up the fourth disc with the wonderful post-Message singles that captured the band at some kind of a zenith: "Tonight," "Do Ya," "Chinatown," "California Man"…

Aera - Türkis (1979) & Live (1980) [Reissue 2004]

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Aera - Türkis (1979) & Live (1980) [Reissue 2004]

Aera - Turkis (1979) & Live (1980) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 576 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 209 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Erlkönig (ERL 4309)

Aera originated from Nürnberg, with roots going back to the late 1960. Although related to Ihre Kinder, Aera were always more of that great tradition of Bavarian/South German jazz-rock. One could compare them to other such bands as: Embryo, Missus Beastly, Munju, Moira, etc. Whilst fronted by Muck Groh they recorded two albums that were as much Krautrock as jazz-rock, with multi-tracked guitar riffing and near on ever-present wind solos, plus violin and ex Wind drummer Lucky Schmidt on their second. After that they got jazzier, due to big changes in personnel, with wheelchair-bound saxophonist Klaus Kreuzeder taking over as leader. Further albums diversified, with Roman Bunka from Embryo joining for a while, before they returned to the patent Aera Kraut-fusion style.