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Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (2019)

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Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (2019)

Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 231 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 83 Mb | 00:35:10
World, Arabic Pop, Funk, Jazz | Label: Habibi Funk Records

The completely unknown debut album of Issam Hajali (Ferkat Al Ard) fuses jazz and folk with Arabic and Iranian influences into unique beauty. Originally released in a limited run of 75 cassette tape copies.

Alicia Keys - ALICIA (2020)

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Alicia Keys - ALICIA (2020)

Alicia Keys - ALICIA (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 325 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | 00:54:46
R'n'B, Pop, Female Vocal | Label: RCA Records

Alicia (stylized in all caps) is the upcoming seventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys. It is scheduled to be released through RCA Records on September 18, 2020. It serves as the follow-up to 2016's Here. The album generated four singles: "Show Me Love", "Underdog", "So Done" and "Love Looks Better", as well as three promotional singles: "Time Machine", "Good Job" and "Perfect Way to Die". The album was originally scheduled to release on March 20, 2020, then May 15, before being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The album was also originally scheduled to be supported by Keys' Alicia: The World Tour which was set to commence in June 2020, but was also postponed.

VA - Alternate African Reality: Electronic, electroacoustic and experimental music from Africa and the diaspora (2020)

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VA - Alternate African Reality: Electronic, electroacoustic and experimental music from Africa and the diaspora (2020)

VA - Alternate African Reality: Electronic, electroacoustic and experimental music from Africa and the diaspora (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 820 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 377 Mb | Artwork included | 02:38:55
Experimental Electronic | Label: Syrphe

Alternate African Reality is a follow-up to several compilations I have published on Syrphe since 2007 (the first one, Beyond Ignorance and Borders included various artists from Africa and Asia), and even earlier on my defunct tape label in the 1990s (the last tape, Archives Humaines vol.1, was published in 1996 and included 25 artists from 25 countries, including non-Western ones : South Africa, Japan, Chile, Brazil).

Run-DMC - Raising Hell (MFSL) (1986/2020)

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Run-DMC - Raising Hell (MFSL) (1986/2020)

Run-DMC - Raising Hell (MFSL) (1986/2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | 00:39:53
Rap, Hip-Hop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Limited to 2,000 Numbered Copies: Hybrid SACD Dramatically Heightens Rick Rubin's Pioneering Production.

Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison (2020)

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Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison (2020)

Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 236 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:41:37
Indie Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Concord Records

Serpentine Prison, the debut solo record from Matt Berninger—front man of internationally acclaimed group The National. It's soulful,poetic and understated. The album, produced by renowned Memphis multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. and The MG’s fame) and released via Book Records, a new imprint formed by Berninger and Jones in conjunction with Concord Records.

Ensemble 5 - Luminescence (2020)

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Ensemble 5 - Luminescence (2020)

Ensemble 5 - Luminescence (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 232 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 Mb | 00:52:02
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Leo Records

Luminescence is the seventh album by Heinz Geisser's Ensemble 5 with Leo Records. It captures the band live in Tokyo during the final performance of their second tour to Japan in the fall of 2019. The seasoned swarm intelligence of the four musicians meets the genuine musical artistry of Japanese violin player and guest musician Naoki Kita. As US-American writer Stuart Kremsky remarked on the Ensemble 5 2019 releases, The Collective Mind Vol.1 & Vol.2: "the musicians proceed to unheard musical territory coalescing in a sound world of continuing fascination."

Jimmy Johnson - Every Day Of Your Life (2019)

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Jimmy Johnson - Every Day Of Your Life (2019)

Jimmy Johnson - Every Day Of Your Life (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | Scans inlcuded | 00:44:40
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Delmark Records

90 years young Jimmy Johnson returns to the recording studio for the first time in over a decade. It has been precisely forty years since his Delmark debut 'Johnson's Whacks'. Delmark celebrates Jimmy's homecoming by releasing 'Every Day of Your Life', an album comprised of four original songs and Jimmy's unique take on five other tunes including a solo performance of Jimmy singing and playing piano on the Bobby 'Blue' Bland hit 'Lead Me On'. Two different stellar Chicago bands back Jimmy throughout this album. Johnson was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He has playing professionally in Chicago since 1959 and has worked with Freddy King, Albert King, Magic Sam and Otis Rush among many others. Jimmy has always had an R&B style of blues and he brings it to this new album, his fourth for Delmark.

Nikolai Lugansky - Franck: Préludes, Fugues & Chorals (2020)

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Nikolai Lugansky - Franck: Préludes, Fugues & Chorals (2020)

Nikolai Lugansky - Franck: Préludes, Fugues & Chorals (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 208 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:33
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

Given the paucity of César Franck's piano music on disc, Nikolai Lugansky's focus on this composer is to be commended. On his third release for harmonia mundi, the Russian pianist reveals an organ master strongly attached to the musical forms inherited from J.S. Bach: the prelude, the fugue, and the chorale. Translated to the piano keyboard, Franck's music, with it's expansively conceived structures, requires a completely fresh approach that puts the greatest performers to the test: here, Lugansky took on an additional challenge by preparing his own transcription (a brilliant one, at that!) of Franck's celebrated Choral pour grand orgue No.2.

Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas (2020)

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Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas (2020)

Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:44:21
Country, Pop, Xmas, Female Vocal | Label: Butterfly Records, 12Tone Music

This holiday season, world-renowned icon Dolly Parton releases her first full length Christmas album in thirty years. Featuring an exquisite curation of reimagined classic holiday standards and brand new originals, this collection is set to become a treasured annual favorite. A Holly Dolly Christmas features guest performances by Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, and Randy Parton.

VA - Meat Loaf & Friends: Their Ultimate Top 40 Collection (2017)

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VA - Meat Loaf & Friends: Their Ultimate Top 40 Collection (2017)

VA - Meat Loaf & Friends: Their Ultimate Top 40 Collection (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 384 Mb | 02:34:03
Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Sony Music

On this double CD you will find the greatest hits of Meat Loaf who scored one of the best-selling pop albums ever with the 1977 album 'Bat Out Of Hell'. With of course 'Paradise By The Dashboard Light', 'I'd Do Anything For You', 'You Took The Word Right Out Of My Mouth', 'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad', 'Bat Out Of Hell', supplemented with other hits by producer Jim Steinman (the big man behind Meat Loaf) with related artists such as Bonnie Tyler (ao 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' and 'It's A Hertache ') and Ellen Foley (including' We Belong To The Night 'and' What's A Matter Baby ').

The Fuzztones - In Heat (1989/2017)

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The Fuzztones - In Heat (1989/2017)

The Fuzztones - In Heat (1989/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 645 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 Mb | 01:25:17
Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Easy Action

The original version of the album In Heat as it was intended to sound. The Fuzztones have been around for over 30 years as a garage rock revival band. Though originally from New York City, they work mainly in Europe where their brand of retro 60 trash rock burns up radios from Hungary to Poland to Italy. The original In Heat was released in 1989 at the peak of the garage revival, when bands like the Chesterfield Kings, Lyres, and Cynics were all the rage. Unsurprising, the music industry turned a blind eye, yet miraculously The Fuzztones signed a major label deal with RCA. Label politics had the band in a "real" studio with a "name" producer who watered down their unharnessed energy and snotty attitude. In the end the original disc was a second rate affair with most of the grit rubbed out only to die a sad, quick death at the hands of critics who never appreciated the band’s live act anyway. Raw Heat therefore turns the clock back in time when garage rock rivaled punk as the most exciting musical scene to come along in decades.

The Fuzztones - Leave Your Mind At Home (1984/2018)

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The Fuzztones - Leave Your Mind At Home (1984/2018)

The Fuzztones - Leave Your Mind At Home (1984/2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 328 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 105 Mb | 00:45:37
Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Easy Action

lassic first mini album Completely re mastered for the first time. Comes with nine bonus tracks. Originally released on Midnight in 1984, this live album (recorded during their Midwest tour) is the legendary debut that spearheaded the rough 'n' ready garage rock revival scene joined by other great combos such as the Cynics, the Chesterfield Kings, et al. Formed in 1981 by NYC beat guru Rudi Protrudi, the Fuzztones got immediate attention for their authentic sonic replication of the 1960s garage punk style and grotesque b-movie artwork (read: The Cramps). Their sonic attack is well documented in the grooves of this faithful re-release of the 'Tones deadly debut.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:56:59 | 272 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

With this recording the acclaimed ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, led by director Krijn Koetsveld, have at last completed a monumental undertaking nearly a decade in the making: the complete cycle of Claudio Monteverdi’s books of madrigals. Fittingly, the last instalment in this series is the final Ninth Book (Libro IX), which was published posthumously in 1651 and looks back on the breadth of the composer’s career with lighter pieces in the established forms of his day (prima prattica), in Monteverdi’s own innovative style (seconda prattica), and in a new genre that had begun to eclipse the madrigal in Monteverdi’s twilight years.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:52:21 | 515 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

With this recording the acclaimed ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, led by director Krijn Koetsveld, have come full circle and at last completed their monumental undertaking of a complete cycle of Claudio Monteverdi’s books of madrigals. In bringing this endeavour to a close the group have returned to their starting point, recording a fresh take of perhaps the most famous set, Monteverdi’s groundbreaking Books V & VI, previously released by Le Nuove Musiche one decade ago at the start of this musical journey.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:36:36 | 400 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

Le Nuove Musiche, led by acclaimed director Krijn Koetsveld, continue with their exceptional series of Claudio Monteverdi’s complete madrigals. Here, they look back to the very beginning of Monteverdi's works, when the young composer was still under the influence of his teacher Marc'Antonio Ingegneri. At this time, the madrigal was already a popular art form, one that Monteverdi was beginning to add his name to, before – as we know – he would go on to radically extend it with the introduction of the seconda prattica. These two books show that Monteverdi was an assured and dexterous composer in the established genre. He could follow the conventions of madrigal-writing – concentrating on the recitation of the text, adding in affects by altering the melody, rhythm and harmony – with skill and originality.