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VA - Cafe del Mar: SunScapes (2015) [Re-Up]

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VA - Cafe del Mar: SunScapes (2015) [Re-Up]

VA - Café del Mar: SunScapes (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Lounge, Chillout, Ambient | Label: Cafe del Mar Music | # 1-2015-113 | Time: 01:11:11

SunScapes features a new Ambient Music concept that has received strong feedbacks from the many followers of the legendary Café del Mar. SunScapes is a deeply atmospheric journey featuring some of the most iconic ambient artists such as Marconi Union, Biosphere and Max Cooper.

Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City (2011) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City (2011) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City (2011) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 689 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 318 Mb | Scans included
Label: Lost Toy People | # CD-LTP-002 | Time: 01:59:43
New Wave, Electronic, Pop Rock, Folk Rock, World Music

Thomas Dolby, the iconic '80s star whose smash hits 'She Blinded Me With Science' and 'Hyperactive' helped define the MTV generation/revolution, will break his 20-year silence with A Map of the Floating City. The album, featuring appearances by special guest artists Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Woolley, Imogen Heap and Eddi Reader, will be will be released on Lost Toy People Records as a physical CD, and in a special Deluxe Edition featuring a second disc of instrumentals and bonus tracks. Of the album, which is divided into three parts, Dolby says, "The new songs are organic and very personal. A Map of the Floating City is a travelogue across three imaginary continents: In Amerikana I'm reflecting with affection on the years I spent living in the U.S.A., and my fascination with its roots music. Urbanoia is a dark place, a little unsettling… I'm not a city person. And in Oceanea I return to my natural home on the windswept coastline."

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI - Ibn Battuta, The Traveller of Islam, 1304-1377 (2019) {Alia Vox AVSA9930, SACD}

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Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI - Ibn Battuta, The Traveller of Islam, 1304-1377 (2019) {Alia Vox AVSA9930, SACD}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI - Ibn Battuta, The Traveller of Islam, 1304-1377 (2019) {Alia Vox AVSA9930, SACD}
SACD rip | FLAC (tracks, 16-48) -> 783 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 357 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg+pdf) -> 797 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2019 Alia Vox | AVSA 9930
Classical / Medieval / World Music

Ibn Battuta had the same significance in the Muslim world as Marco Polo in the Western countries. A relentless traveler, he deeply changed the perception of the Orient among his contemporaries and the following generations. Morocco, Mali, Egypt, Yemen, Zanzibar, India, The Maldives and China: this non-exhaustive list gives us a hint about the extraordinary journey Jordi Savall invites us on.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall (2019)

Posted By: aasana
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall (2019)

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall (2019)
jazz, fusion, world | 01:01:34 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 407 MB
Label: Ropeadope

“All forms of expression in sound are valid, as all people are… this is the mantra of Ancestral Recall.”
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah sets the tone for his new project - Ancestral Recall - with this powerful statement. In his mission to unify cultural voices and tear down the sonic and social constructs that separate based on race, class, and culture, Adjuah asserts music has historically been disseminated to people with harmony and melody prioritized over rhythm. The value distinction leads to harmful hierarchal sentiments and perpetuates the view that cultures who prioritize harmony and melody are more nuanced and sophisticated than those who prioritize rhythm. It is an inaccurate portrayal.

Guild Of Lore - Winterstead (2018)

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Guild Of Lore - Winterstead (2018)

Guild Of Lore - Winterstead (2018)
WEB FLAC (image) ~ 200.60 Mb | 36:06 | Cover
Classical Crossover, Folklore, Fantasy, Dark Ambient | Country: USA | Label: Guild of Lore

"Winterstead’s biggest accomplishment is that it travels you to a place where winter reigns supreme and is without end; a place where magic is real and strong. It feels like a journey to a mountain covered with snow and ancient trees. The ascension to the mountain is challenging and full of adventurous twists and turns, as you never know what the next corner hides. When you finally reach your destination, you are greeted by firelights gloaming from the townspeople’s huts. Just before you visit the lodge, filled with all types of characters from hunters to tradesmen, you take a deep breath and look around you; the snow-capped mountain peaks dwarf the giant sequoia trees towering above you. The feeling of mystique is so palpable and there is a sense of darkness in the air. However, everything is so enchanting that you can’t wait to step into that lodge, sit in front of the fireplace and listen to tales about what roams the uncharted lands before you.

George Fenton - Anna and the King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)

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George Fenton - Anna and the King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)

George Fenton - Anna and the King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 292 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: LaFace Records | # 73008-26075-2 | Time: 00:58:29

George Fenton delivers on his soundtrack for Anna and the King with an instrumental score that deftly mixes sweeping orchestrations with ethnic percussion. The main theme "Arrival at the Palace" begins with a very exotic violin solo that quickly blossoms into an epic orchestral movement seemingly ready to crescendo at a moment's notice (and it does!). Shorter cues such as "Letter of the Week" and "The House" are passages that perfectly convey the movie's exoticism and its melancholic moods. Throughout, Fenton's music seems to balance between excitement and sadness–the perfect sonic interpretation of The King and I's classic tale. Obviously, many folks will turn to this soundtrack for Joy Enriquez's Babyface-produced single "How Can I Not Love You," included at the very beginning of this disc. One hopes they'll stick around long enough to enjoy the film's score, one of Fenton's very best.

VA - Buddha-Bar Beach: Mykonos (2015)

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VA - Buddha-Bar Beach: Mykonos (2015)

VA - Buddha-Bar Beach: Mykonos (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 528 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Lounge, Chillout | Label: George V Records/Vagram | # 3324482-WAG 331 | Time: 01:10:38

Following the success of the first 'Buddha-Bar Beach' the series now moves to the luxury Santa Marina Hotel, located in Ornos, Mykonos. Still in association with FG Radio, this new CD promises warmth and sensuality and journeys to the most beautiful beaches and clubs worldwide. On the turntables, DJ Ravin (Buddha-Bar) and Camilo Franco (Space Ibiza and FG Radio) mix enchanting tracks that emulate the rhythm of the waves. The first part has been carefully selected by Ravin to end your beach day with style. Unwind on the biggest sofa on the beach and allow yourself to be carried away by exciting and deep tracks and melodies.

BabaJack - BabaJack Live: Summer 2015 (2015)

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BabaJack - BabaJack Live: Summer 2015 (2015)

BabaJack - BabaJack Live: Summer 2015 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Acoustic Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: BabaJack | # None | Time: 01:03:20

Babajack incorporates elements of music gathered in from Africa, Blues, Folk, Rock and beyond and then blends and distills with artful precision to create a unique sound that excites the audience as they are swept up into the whirlwind of emotions unfolding through the words and music. This is the album that capturing the very essence of the band, Babajack Live the full band plus the atmospheric cello courtesy of Julia Palmer-Price and the skillful live recording and production from Paul Long you have a live sound captured forever. The track list is a mix of songs from previous albums, the must have tracks in a Babajack set and some glimpses of future work and the promise of another studio album.

Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]

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Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]

Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
British Folk-Rock, Prog-Folk, Psychedelic | Label: Castle Music | # CMAR635 | Time: 01:17:56

Decameron produced four albums between 1973 and 1976 (Some discographies listed a recording called "Beyond the Light" but this never saw release). This long CD contains all of the third disk and a most of the worthiest pieces on the fourth. Considering their short recording career, Decameron exhibited a fairly wide range of musical styles and talent as they flitted from label to label. But it was all loosely in the British folk rock realm with more than a casual nod to the lighter elements of progressive rock in vogue at the time. The enigmatic style of that genre is displayed in the stunning "All the Best Wishes", the reverent "The Ungodly", the intensely melodic "Journey's End" bathed in mellotron, and "The Deal". The lighter pieces are equally engaging, such as "Saturday" about rolling down the windows and blasting the stereo and shouting obscenities at the market crowd, "Road to the Sea" with its rollicking rhythms and musical and lyrical allusions to the nautical, "Fallen Over", and "Tomorrow's pantomime".

VA - Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (2007) 2CDs

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VA - Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (2007) 2CDs

VA - Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 552 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 204 Mb | 01:25:40 | Scans included
Tribute, Rock, Pop, R&B, World | Label: Warner/Amnesty International | # 156028-2

John Lennon would have turned 67 in 2007. If alive, he could well be at the forefront of bringing peace to Darfur, where more than half a million have died from violence and disease during four years of rebel discord. So to create awareness of the ongoing conflict, Amnesty International (with permission from Yoko Ono) has mined Lennon's solo work and rounded up nearly two dozen current artists to reinterpret the music, which spans the ex-Beatle's entire post-band catalog (plus a pair from while the Fab Four were still in business). As with any attempt to cover Beatles-related music, results are hit and miss, with kudos going to Snow Patrol and the Postal Service for capturing the starkness of "Isolation" and "Grow Old with Me," respectively, Mexican rock band Jaguares for uncovering the fear and fury in "Gimme Some Truth," and (surprise!) Christina Aguilera for nailing the complex composition and mood of "Mother." Other highlights include Jackson Browne's piano-led "Oh My Love," Green Day's louder straight take on "Working Class Hero," and the Black Eyed Peas turning "Power to the People" into a gospelly protest. Will resurrecting 30-to-40-year-old messages of peace and love be enough to help end the brutalities in Darfur? That remains to be seen. But selecting John Lennon as the author of those messages will make people listen and, with this collection, may keep them listening.

VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs

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VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs

VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 870 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 334 Mb | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Label: Green Linnet | # GLCD 106 | Time: 02:26:06
Celtic Folk, Celtic New Age, Celtic Folk-Rock

Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection is a double-disc collection featuring 38 tracks from the Celtic music insitution. Every one of the label's biggest artists – including Silly Wizard, Altan, Wolfstone, the Bothy Band, John Williams, Tannahill Weavers – is on the collection, giving a good representation of not only the label, but the state of Celtic music of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. It's an excellent retrospective.

Manu Delago - Made In Silence (The Spirit Of Hang Music) (2006)

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Manu Delago - Made In Silence (The Spirit Of Hang Music) (2006)

Manu Delago - Made In Silence (The Spirit Of Hang Music) (2006)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 46:35 min | 220
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Polyglobe Music

When Manu Delago began playing the Hang in 2003, he simultaneously discovered his passion for writing music. Three years later, he founded the band ‚Manu Delago Handmade’ and the first Bass Clarinet – Hang – duo in the world ‚Living Room’. Within two years he released three albums, which have been sold in more than 20 countries.

Tromboranga - Te Voy a Contar (2019)

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Tromboranga - Te Voy a Contar (2019)

Tromboranga - Te Voy a Contar (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 336 MB | Cover | 50:54
Latin Jazz, Salsa | Label: Tromboranga Independiente

Salsa dura para el bailador con un sonido sabroso, bailable y mensaje en sus letras. Salsa, Son montuno, latin jazz, pachanga y boogaloo.

Mario Stantchev & Veselin Koychev - Folklore & Jazz (2015)

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Mario Stantchev & Veselin Koychev - Folklore & Jazz (2015)

Mario Stantchev, Veselin Koychev - Folklore & Jazz (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 389.97 Mb + 55.95 Mb (Scans) | 01:16:00
Jazz, Folk, World | Country: Bulgaria | Label: Riva Sound Records - RSCD 3169

Born in Sofia in 1948 in a family of musicians, Mario begins the piano at the age of five, and discovers improvisation as a teenager, while at the same time integrating the Lycée musical. At 22, he creates his quartet which will be one of the most listened to trainings in Bulgaria. His studies (piano, composition, orchestration and direction) finished, he works with the biggest names in jazz of the Eastern countries. Then, in 1980, he left Bulgaria and settled in Lyon.

Dr. John - City Lights (1978) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

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Dr. John - City Lights (1978) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

Dr. John - City Lights (1978) Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb
Label: Verve | # 0602517686823 | Time: 00:38:34 | Scans included
New Orleans R&B, Piano Blues, Soul-Jazz

After the release of Mardi Gras in 1975, Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) left Atlantic Records. In late 1977, he signed with A&M's Horizon imprint – a label whose purpose was to showcase the jazz side of its parent company. City Lights is the better of two recordings he cut there. Produced by Tommy LiPuma and Hugh McCracken, City Lights was recorded at New York's Hit Factory Studios with a band of studio aces: drummer Steve Gadd, guitarists Cornell Dupree and John Tropea, bassist Will Lee, and Richard Tee as an additional keyboardist; Arthur Jenkins added percussive effects. The five-piece horn section included both David Sanborn and Ronnie Cuber. What's really startling, however, is the material. For most of the 1970s, Rebennack had been playing well-known tunes by other Crescent City luminaries and pop songwriters, contributing precious little of his material to his albums. On City Lights he wrote or co-wrote everything on the set. His songwriting partner for part of this date was none other than Doc Pomus. The best of both men is captured on the opener, "Dance the Night Away with You," a strolling New Orleans R&B number.