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The Lindsays - Haydn: The 3 String Quartets, Op.55 "Tost II" (1994)

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The Lindsays - Haydn: The 3 String Quartets, Op.55 "Tost II" (1994)

The Lindsays - Haydn: The 3 String Quartets, Op.55 "Tost II" (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 64:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ASV GOLD | CD DCA 906 | Recorded: 1994

The Lindsays offer strong, eloquent versions of the three Op. 55 quartets. Their playing is full of vigour yet alive to the nuances and felicities of a composer near the height of his powers – perhaps already there in the splendidly volatile F minor Quartet. The Kodály Quartet on Naxos provide an assured rival performance at bargain price, but the Lindsays’ attractive blend of exuberance and poise gives them the edge.

David Skinner, De Profundis - Ribera: Magnificats & Motets (2016)

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David Skinner, De Profundis - Ribera: Magnificats & Motets (2016)

David Skinner, De Profundis - Ribera: Magnificats & Motets (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 76:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68141 | Recorded: 2014

The Bernardino de Ribera whose works are recorded here, all but one for the first time, is all but unknown; he is not to be confused with the Spanish-Mexican composer Bernardino de Ribera Sahagún. He was active in the city of Toledo, Spain, a generation before Tomás Luis de Victoria, whom he taught and influenced. His obscurity is due to vandalism rather than to any issue of musical quality: the splendid manuscript that forms the main source for his music was cut up by someone who wanted the illuminations, and on the reverse of those were many sections of Ribera's works.

Initiative H - Initiative H X Moondog (Sax Pax for a Sax Remix) (2019)

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Initiative H - Initiative H X Moondog (Sax Pax for a Sax Remix) (2019)

Initiative H - Initiative H X Moondog (Sax Pax for a Sax Remix) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 359 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | 01:00:55
Jazz Fusion, Modern Big Band | Label:

"Recorded live in the South of France as part of the ""Moondog Season"", the new album from the 13-member Neo-Bigband, Initiative H, highlights the work ""Sax Pax for a Sax"" by composer Moondog, originally recorded by the London Saxophonic in 1994."

Samantha Fish - Belle of the West (2017)

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Samantha Fish - Belle of the West (2017)

Samantha Fish - Belle of the West (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 271 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:45
Blues, Female Vocal | Label: Ruf Records

2017 release from the blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Fish recorded Belle of the West in the relaxed, rural creative atmosphere of the legendary Zebra Ranch Studios in the North Hills of Mississippi with producer Luther Dickinson (of North Mississippi Allstars fame), with whom she worked previously on her 2015 album Wild Heart. The studio team included some of the region's most iconoclastic musicians, including Dickinson, solo artist and Jack White associate Lillie Mae, much-traveled juke-joint blues artist Lightnin' Malcolm, Squirrel Nut Zippers founder Jimbo Mathus, upright bassist and beloved solo artist Amy LaVere, Tikyra Jackson, Trina Raimey and Shardé Thomas, granddaughter of the legendary Southern bluesman Otha Turner.

Luís Toscano, Cupertinos - Manuel Cardoso: Requiem, Lamentations, Magnificat & Motets (2019)

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Luís Toscano, Cupertinos - Manuel Cardoso: Requiem, Lamentations, Magnificat & Motets (2019)

Luís Toscano, Cupertinos - Manuel Cardoso: Requiem, Lamentations, Magnificat & Motets (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 69:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68252 | Recorded: 2016

Even though Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso lived well into the early Baroque era, his music was informed by the older Renaissance polyphony of Palestrina, and despite the dramatic stylistic changes that developed elsewhere in Europe, his works remained rather conservative and representative of the church music of the Counter-Reformation. Like his older Spanish contemporary Tomás Luis de Victoria, Cardoso's best-known work is his Requiem (Missa pro defunctis a 4), which is perhaps the most frequently performed of his surviving compositions, which were published in five volumes in Lisbon between 1613 and 1648.

Anne Akiko Meyers - American Album (1996)

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Anne Akiko Meyers - American Album (1996)

Anne Akiko Meyers - American Album (1996)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 238 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 139 MB | 54:18
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor

RCA Victor's The American Album is the most daring and ambitious program undertaken by violinist Anne Akiko Meyers for RCA Victor and features some of the most challenging and invigorating music to be found among her early playing. The showpiece here is Meyers' rendering of Charles Ives' Sonata No. 4 "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting," in which she transits seamlessly from the elementary, student-like playing at the opening through the fierce transcendentalism in the middle section to the whimsical, scherzo-like final movement. Meyers' playing matches Ives' rub-your-head-while-you-pat-your-tummy requirements without losing her sense of line or even tonal beauty.

Anne Akiko Meyers - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (2010)

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Anne Akiko Meyers - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (2010)

Anne Akiko Meyers - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 271 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 147 MB | 58:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Rca Victor Red Seal

Anne Akiko Meyers is a thoughtful rather than a flamboyant virtuoso, and the four items here suit her exceptionally well. There is no feeling that the shorter pieces are in any way mere fillers, so rapt is her playing. The sweet, gentle opening of the Mendelssohn Concerto, as presented by Anne Akiko Meyers, immediately sets the pattern not only for that central work, but for the whole, unusual collection on this disc.

Duran Duran - Decade (1989)

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Duran Duran - Decade (1989)

Duran Duran - Decade (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 112 Mb | 00:59:51
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Dance Rock | Label: EMI | # CDP 7 93178 2, CDDDX 10

Decade is an excellent singles compilation, featuring all of the highlights from Duran Duran's heyday – "Planet Earth," "Girls on Film," "Rio," "Is There Something I Should Know," "Union of the Snake," "The Reflex," "The Wild Boys," "Save a Prayer," "A View to a Kill" – plus late-'80s hits like "Notorious," "Skin Trade," "I Don't Want Your Love," and "All She Wants Is." By juxtaposing their stylish new wave pop against their latter-day lite-funk experiments, the group's decline becomes shockingly evident, but no other Duran Duran album sums up their appeal like Decade, and it's hard to imagine another compilation working the same ground as effectively.

Sally Beamish: The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone; The Caledonian Road; The Day Dawn; No, I'm not afraid (2000)

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Sally Beamish: The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone; The Caledonian Road; The Day Dawn; No, I'm not afraid (2000)

Sally Beamish: The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone;
The Caledonian Road; The Day Dawn; No, I'm not afraid (2000)
Sally Beamish, narrator; John Harle, saxophone
Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Ola Rudner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1161 | Time: 01:07:21

This is the second recording by BIS of Sally Beamish’s music, and the four pieces it contains confirm utterly her high standing. Her work is thoughtfully lyrical, intense, individual, instinctively dramatic, in ways that remind me somewhat of Nicholas Mawmusic. Like him she has a particular gift for expressive harmony and timbre. The earliest piece here is No, I’m not afraid (1989), six poignant poems written from prison by Irina Ratushinskaya spoken – by Beamish herself – against sparse but hugely effective instrumental backgrounds and interspersed with five purely instrumental interludes. The disc opens with The Caledonian Road of 1997. The name of this piece refers not just to the north London thoroughfare remembered by Beamish from childhood but to her own pilgrimage northward to Scotland, where she now lives. The music resonates with a sense of ritual, of something inevitable. By contrast, the work that follows, the unabashedly poetic The Day Dawn (written for a summer school organised by Contemporary Music-making for Amateurs in 1997, and revised in 2000) derives from a Shetland fiddle tune, and is all about new beginnings. And finally there’s the saxophone concerto The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone (1999), whose starting point is a Swedish herding call – used as a kind of ritornello – but which is drenched in a plethora of references primeval, religious, mystical and contemporary, music at once hard and soft edged. Fine playing from the soloist, John Harle, in this work and throughout the disc by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Ola Rudner.

Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)

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Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)

Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 4 95268 2 2 | Time: 01:03:18
Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Folk, British Folk-Rock

This CD showcases Maggie Reilly's silky, melancholy voice through several genres in the last two decades. Notably, "Every Time we Touch" is a much different arrangement than the previous album or single versions. Those familiar with her singing for Mike Oldfield will find her rendition of "To France" a fresh interpretation, more evocative of the Scottish highlands than Mike Oldfield's original arrangement.

Anne Akiko Meyers, Akira Eguchi - Smile (2009)

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Anne Akiko Meyers, Akira Eguchi - Smile (2009)

Anne Akiko Meyers, Akira Eguchi - Smile (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 274 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 162 MB | 01:03:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Koch International Classics

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' Koch release Smile continues, to some extent, from her previous Avie issue Birds in Warped Time in that she is attempting to expand beyond the constraints of typical classical CD programming combining a couple of big works, or collecting a bunch of little ones, "encores" into something more imaginative and in more keeping with her own taste and personality. With that, Meyers has invested some measure of muscle into developing repertoire that fits her generous, yet transparent tone with the same degree of comfort as one of her designer-made concert gowns. Here we have an arrangement of the Japanese melody "Kojo No Tsuki," made by Meyers herself in collaboration with Shigeaki Saegusa, for solo violin.

Ronnie Foster - The Racer (1986) {2014 Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series, KICJ-2403}

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Ronnie Foster - The Racer (1986) {2014 Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series, KICJ-2403}

Ronnie Foster - The Racer (1986) {2014 Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series, KICJ-2403}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 187 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1986, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2403
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Keyboards

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Ronnie Foster cut plenty of sweet fusion sides for Columbia Records at the start of the 80s – but this set's from the second half of the decade, and was initially an album that was only issued for the Japanese market! Foster arranged the whole record himself, and works with a nice lean lineup that includes Phil Upchurch on guitar, Harvey Mason and Ndugu on drums, and Paulinho Da Costa on additional percussion – all in a groove that's kind of a mid 80s update of Foster's earlier mode, still delivered with just the right sense of space and soul! Titles include "Ipanema Walk", "Festival Do Brasil", "Squirt", "Night Life", "Europe", and "The Racer".

Fitz & The Tantrums - All The Feels (2019)

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Fitz & The Tantrums - All The Feels (2019)

Fitz & The Tantrums - All The Feels (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 362 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 MB | 00:52:16
Pop, Soul, Funk | Label: Elektra (NEK)

Multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The LA-based band are set to release their much-anticipated, fourth full length “ALL THE FEELS,” featuring lead single “123456,” this fall. “ALL THE FEELS” follows the band’s 2016 release “FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS,” which spawned the group’s biggest hit to date, “HandClap.” The RIAA-certified 2x Platinum single went top 5 on both the Hot AC and Alternative Radio charts, and also enjoyed major airplay across the country at Top 40. The band has brought the infectious energy of their live shows to the small screen, with nationally televised performances of “HandClap” on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” “Good Morning America,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” NBC’s “TODAY,” “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “America’s Got Talent,” and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres Show” among others.

Tømrerclaus - Jeg Var Go I Går (2005)

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Tømrerclaus - Jeg Var Go I Går (2005)

Tomrerclaus - Jeg Var Go I Gar (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 399 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Karma Music (KMCD 21075)

A rare bird has relieved.. 10 songs that move. Here's a part of the explanation of why it's just called "Rock Music"… It's (or should be) because it's rocking something. This CD makes it!
Claus Clement Pedersen, called Tømrerclaus (born November 21, 1945 in Aarhus) is a danish guitarist, cellist, bassist, clarinettist, singer, hurdy-gurdy player, producer, sound engineer and online store manager.

Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai - Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai (1975) {Off Note Japan NON-25, Mini LP rel 2016}

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Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai - Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai (1975) {Off Note Japan NON-25, Mini LP rel 2016}

Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai - Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai (1975) {Off Note Japan NON-25, Mini LP rel 2016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 313 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 105 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2016 ALM Records / Off Note Japan | NON-25
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz

This is rare private free jazz LP, perhaps best known as one of the most obscure items on Thurston Moore's infamous free jazz underground top ten. It appears that "Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai" means "Life improvement committee". The first two tracks, are great free jazz suites, very creative, very energetic. I think "Not So Long Don" is really interesting though, because it's like an attempt to apply the atmosphere and ideas that motivated the creation of "Stravizauls" and "Kim" to a much more conventional context. I'm not entirely sure it works but it's such an interesting attempt that I'm more than willing to forgive it.