Chicago - Chicago 17 (1984) [MFSL, 2011]

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Chicago - Chicago 17 (1984) [MFSL, 2011]

Chicago - Chicago 17 (1984) [MFSL, 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Soft Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDCD 789)

Chicago 16 finally gave Chicago a big hit after a four-year drought, thanks in large part to new producer David Foster, who steered the jazz-rock veterans toward a streamlined, crisply produced pop direction on that 1982 effort. Given that success, it's no surprise that the septet teamed with Foster again for its next album, 1984's Chicago 17 (apparently Roman numerals were left behind along with their progressive jazz-rock). It's also no surprise that Foster took an even greater control of 17, steering the group further down the adult contemporary road and pushing Peter Cetera toward the front of the group, while pushing the horns toward the back. Indeed, it's often possible to not notice the horns on 17…

Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets (2001) [Japanese Edition]

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Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets (2001) [Japanese Edition]

Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets (2001) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 453 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 101 MB
Genre: Atmostferic Sludge/Post-Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Howling Bull Entertainment (HWCY-1075)

Neurosis is a band with a distinctive sound driven by sludgy guitars and aggresive screaming vocals while still maintaining atmospheric. They are often regarded as the pioneers of post- metal and have influenced many major bands in that genre, like Isis and Pelican. The band's seventh full length studio album, A Sun That Never Sets, shows the band taking a more avant- garde and experimental direction than before.
The album features very frequent softer and atmospheric parts, making the album very atmospheric. The songs often progress, starting out with clean guitar playing and slowly moving towards sludgy riffs and fierce screams…

Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans Trio - Nirvana (1964) [Reissue 1996] (Repost)

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Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans Trio - Nirvana (1964) [Reissue 1996] (Repost)

Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans Trio - Nirvana (1964) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 114 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atlantic/Rhino (7567-90141-2)

It's a surprise this session is so obscure, since it features Herbie Mann with the Bill Evans Trio - making its first recordings following the sudden death of bassist Scott LaFaro just a short time after the trio's landmark gig at the Village Vanguard. Mann, who has changed his style numerous times throughout his long career, is heard exclusively in a straight-ahead and bop context on this pair of studio dates. Evans, who studied flute through his college years, rarely recorded with a flutist (Jeremy Steig joined him on a later record for Verve), though he was fond of the instrument; the capable Chuck Israels on bass and drummer Paul Motian round out the trio…

Zone Six - 10 Years Of Aural Psychedelic Journeys (2007)

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Zone Six - 10 Years Of Aural Psychedelic Journeys (2007)

Zone Six - 10 Years Of Aural Psychedelic Journeys (2007)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 549 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sulatron Records (ST 0704)

This is a really great compilation CD of mostly unreleased material covering the whole 10 years of the band. If you don’t know Zone Six, they are a German band which has featured members of Liquid Visions. Dave Schmidt (Sula Bassana) has always been in the line up but others have come and gone. This is for sure a must for all Zone Six fans. A high quality selection of stuff. Every instrument on this album is played with perfection, guitars are just amazing, there are many intriguing lavish progressive chords, black metalish tremolo picks, crushing riffs, some nicely played acoustic parts and many melodic segments, that simply are otherworldly, the drums are technically perfect and keys are simply mesmerizingly replenishing the gloomy ambiance.

V.A. - A Brief History Of Ambient Volume 3: The Music Of Changes (1994)

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V.A. - A Brief History Of Ambient Volume 3: The Music Of Changes (1994)

V.A. - A Brief History Of Ambient Volume 3: The Music Of Changes (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 732 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 359 MB | Covers - 134 MB
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (7243 8 39625 2 5)

The third volume in Virgin's Ambient series doesn't change the game much; there are a few newer acts sprinkled amongst the two-disc set (FSOL, William Orbit, Bark Psychosis) but the main focus here is on classic ambient masters (Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Harold Budd) and quieter selections from Virgin artists who wouldn't normally be classified this way (Prince Far I, Holger Czukay, Shu-De, Bill Laswell, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). The result is another fine collection, a must have album for any eclectic music lover.

Concert Silence - 9.22.07 (2010)

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Concert Silence - 9.22.07 (2010)

Concert Silence - 9.22.07 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 48 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Infraction (INFX042)

A lovely set of neo-classical music with some twisted electronics, both groundbreaking and breathtaking! Concert Silence is a collaboration between Charles Buckingham and Matthew Cooper, currently both residing in Portland, Oregon. An ongoing conversation between the two began in 2004 when they met over a shared interest in live sound manipulation. "09.22.07" was the first major outcome of discussions regarding symbiotic cultures and their implications to music. A live performance set up was designed, allowing each player to have equal input and manipulation control, (which can be seen in a diagram within the artwork of the album)…

In the Woods... - Cease the Day (2018)

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In the Woods... - Cease the Day (2018)

In the Woods… - Cease the Day (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 411 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Metal, Post-Black Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Debemur Morti Productions (DMP0166)

After the long hiatus of almost 15 years and then the strepitous return in 2016 with the magnificient album Pure, now the Norwegian legends In The Woods…, one of the first bands who used the name "pagan metal" to describe their music, is back with their fifth full-lenght named Cease The Day. Even though that it's difficult to talk about the same band anymore, because now, after the departure of Botteri brothers, the only member from the original line-up is the drummer Anders Kobro. Together with James Fogarty aka Mr. Fog (vocals, guitars, bass and keys), who is now beside Kobro the only regular member since the Pure album, the two with the help of guitarists Bernt Sørensen and Kåre Sletteberg, created an album that, huh, has it's memorable moments…

Jackie McLean With The Great Jazz Trio - New Wine In Old Bottles (1978) [Reissue 2007]

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Jackie McLean With The Great Jazz Trio - New Wine In Old Bottles (1978) [Reissue 2007]

Jackie McLean With The Great Jazz Trio - New Wine In Old Bottles (1978) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 222 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Test Of Time Records (TOT-13)

It was an inspired idea to match alto saxophonist Jackie McLean with the Great Jazz Trio, a regularly working unit on record and in concert led by the outstanding pianist Hank Jones, joined by two first call players, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams. Although the word "again" is added to McLean's two originals, the barnburner "Appointment in Ghana" and "Little Melonae," they aren't very different from earlier recordings in concept. McLean also shines in ballad settings of "It Never Entered My Mind" and "'Round Midnight." Jones' advanced playing may be a eye-opener for some fans who do not realize how advanced and wide ranging a pianist he is.

Out Of Focus - Four Letter Monday Afternoon (1972) [Reissue 2010]

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Out Of Focus - Four Letter Monday Afternoon (1972) [Reissue 2010]

Out Of Focus - Four Letter Monday Afternoon (1972) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 595 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 223 MB | Covers - 266 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Reactive (EREACD21011)

Kuckuck was responsible for releasing many great albums in Germany in the early 1970s, including those by the wonderful Out Of Focus. Featuring Moran Neumuller (vocals, sax, flute), Remigus Dreschler (guitar), Hennes Hering (keyboards), Stephan Wisheu (bass) and Klaus Spori (drums), this legendary Munich based band were contemporaries of acts such as Amon Duul II and recorded three classic and highly collectable albums for the label.

Alex Cortiz - Lo-Fi Explorations (2019)

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Alex Cortiz - Lo-Fi Explorations (2019)

Alex Cortiz - Lo-Fi Explorations (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Front cover
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vibin' Grooves

A smashing collection of lo-fi beats. A gem pack of spaced out, soulful, urban fairytales.

Hank Jones - Favors (1997)

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Hank Jones - Favors (1997)

Hank Jones - Favors (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 345 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 537 316-2)

Favors is a live recording from May 1996 of a Hank Jones recital in Osaka, Japan. Six cuts feature the trio work of pianist Jones, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Dennis Mackrel. The remaining five tracks augment the group with the Osaka College of Music's Winds Jazz Orchestra. Hank Jones' rich musical career has spanned over fifty years; his playing synthesizes important elements of many of the influential pianists in jazz history, from Art Tatum and Erroll Garner to Bud Powell and Bill Evans. Most significantly, Jones has fused these varied sources into a wholly personal style characterized by an almost orchestral approach to arrangement and harmony, a silvery touch, and masterful attention to detail…

Interkosmos - Interkosmos (Hypnotizer) (2009)

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Interkosmos - Interkosmos (Hypnotizer) (2009)

Interkosmos - Interkosmos (Hypnotizer) (2009)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 159 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Clinical Archives (ca260/2009)

Sprawling space sounds tell stories of far galaxies - the music fuses single intstruments into each other and the sound gets a swirly acid madness. This is psychedelic music without being bound to certain stylistic directions: what matters is the flow. A wonderful soundtrack for a journey to the far out vastnesses of the inner cosmos. Interkosmos was founded in 2008 by Sula Bassana (Electric Moon, Zone Six, Krautzone) on bass, Pablo Carneval (formerly Electric Moon, The Blowing Lewinsky) on drums und Sergio Ceballos (RIP KC) on guitar.

Mastodon - Remission (2002) [Japanese Edition]

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Mastodon - Remission (2002) [Japanese Edition]

Mastodon - Remission (2002) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 459 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 77 MB
Genre: Progressive/Groove/Sludge Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Howling Bull Entertainment (HWCY-1097)

The Atlanta-based foursome play a very aggressive stoner rock hybrid that at times reminds of the non-death metal excursions by Entombed, but with a complex slant that nears prog rock proportions. The jazzy drumming and clean guitar that go on for most of "Ol'e Nessie" is a Southern-sounding sprawl that could be the Allmans if the brothers bludgeoned with the "Whipping Post" instead of just tying folks up to it. Even though their homeland's influence is more subtle the rest of the way, it's still there if you look beneath the Sab-Stooge-Motörhead Gristle, and that, along with the technical ecstasy, helps make Mastodon stand out amongst a ton of other post-Man's Ruin Stonehenge rockers.

Purl - Poems (2019)

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Purl - Poems (2019)

Purl - Poems (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 288 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Front cover
Genre: Ambient, Dub Techno | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rohs! Records

After almost two years in the works, Rohs! is glad to announce the release of “Poems” by Ludvig Cimbrelius aka Purl. He began to use this alias at the age of 15, as a tribute to the sounds of nature that helped him rediscover inner peace. The intention behind Purl is to be an expression of the serenity and depth of our natural state.
In support of the original tracks “Slow Poem” and “Cellar Door”, other 7 artists have re-imaginated and reworked the original two tracks.

Jackie McLean - Bluesnik (1962) [XRCD24, Reissue 2010] (Repost)

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Jackie McLean - Bluesnik (1962) [XRCD24, Reissue 2010] (Repost)

Jackie McLean - Bluesnik (1962) [XRCD24, Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 394 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Wave/Blue Note (AWMXR-0011)

With a lineup of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, bassist Doug Watkins, pianist Kenny Drew, and drummer Pete La Roca, McLean laid down a hard blowing session of six tunes based completely on blues motifs. Many critics - as well as jazz fans - hold to the opinion that Bluesnik may be McLean's most accessible session for the label. That said, not all of these tunes are blues numbers strictly speaking. They use blues forms, but don't all fall into the conventional 12-bar structure, and therefore even move hard bop paradigms a bit. The title track opening the set is a prime example of this given that it quotes the theme in 12-bar but moves through a knotty ten-bar sequence before roaring into a furious but fluid cut time structure that allows for a maximum "stretching" of the changes by Drew…