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Ralph Towner / Wolfgang Muthspiel / Slava Grigoryan - Travel Guide (2013) {ECM 2310}

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Ralph Towner / Wolfgang Muthspiel / Slava Grigoryan - Travel Guide (2013) {ECM 2310}

Ralph Towner / Wolfgang Muthspiel / Slava Grigoryan - Travel Guide (2013) {ECM 2310}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

An international summit meeting, Travel Guide features US guitarist Ralph Towner, Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Kazakhstan-born and Australia-raised guitarist Slava Grigoryan. The three musicians first came together in 2005, initially for concerts in Australia, and have since toured widely. A 2009 recording on Muthspiel’s Material Records label documented the group’s early progress. Ralph Towner subsequently brought the project to ECM and the trio recorded this album in Lugano in August 2012, with Manfred Eicher as producer. Towner has been a key ECM recording artist for more than 40 years, while Muthspiel and Grigoryan make label debuts here. Grigoryan is well known as the preeminent Australian classical guitarist of his generation, and Muthspiel’s been an important figure on the transatlantic jazz scene for two decades.

J.J. Cale - Okie (1974) {2013, Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD, Limited Edition, Remastered} Repost

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J.J. Cale - Okie (1974) {2013, Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD, Limited Edition, Remastered} Repost

J.J. Cale - Okie (1974) {2013, Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD, Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 163 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 70 Mb
Full Scans ~ 139 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues / Folk Rock / Blues Rock / Roots Rock / Country / Americana
Mercury / Universal Music Japan #UICY-75629

Okie is the third studio album by J. J. Cale, released in 1974. Several songs from the album were later covered by other artists, including "I Got the Same Old Blues", by Eric Clapton, Captain Beefheart, Bobby Bland, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bryan Ferry; "Anyway the Wind Blows", by Brother Phelps in 1995 and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in 1999; and "Cajun Moon", by Herbie Mann on his 1976 album Surprises with vocals by Cissy Houston, by Poco on their album Cowboys & Englishmen, and by Randy Crawford in Naked and True (1995). "I'd Like to Love You, Baby" was covered by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in 2003, appearing on their 2009 album, The Live Anthology.

Holst - Orchestral Works, Volume 3 - 2013

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Holst - Orchestral Works, Volume 3 - 2013

Holst - Orchestral Works, Volume 3: The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18, H 71; First Choral Symphony, Op. 41, H 155 (Susan Gritton, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis) - 2013
WEB FLAC (tracks, cover, log) | 01:08:43 | 271.47 MB
Classical | Chandos Records/CHAN 5127

Composed originally in 1904 and revised in 1912, The Mystic Trumpeter received only two performances in Holst’s lifetime, and it was not revived until 1980. Holst based this work on a poem from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. The influence of Hindu thought is clearly present throughout the piece, while musically there are fingerprints of his later style too, particularly in the use of bitonality (two different keys used simultaneously). The ending, calm and beautifully serene, is wholly characteristic of the mature Holst’s ability to do the unexpected…

Ray Wilson - 2 Studio Albums (2008-2013)

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Ray Wilson - 2 Studio Albums (2008-2013)

Ray Wilson - 2 Studio Albums (2008-2013)
EAC Rip | APE, FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 677 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 230 MB | Covers - 77 MB
Genre: Rock, Prog Related | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SoulFood/EMI Music Poland, Polskie Radio S.A.

Propaganda Man (2008). Former Genesis (1996-1998) and Stiltskin singer Ray Wilson is an unpredictable artist you never know what to expect from, his previous albums has been everything from singer/songwriter rock to progrock and folkrock to classic hardrock. On this solo album "Propaganda Man", Ray gives us 11 songs in the vein of David Gilmour and Camel, this man has a voice that can lift any song and some of the songs could even be featured on a 70´s Pink Floyd album…

Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium (2013) [Japanese Edition]

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Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium (2013) [Japanese Edition]

Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium (2013) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 469 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 147 MB
Genre: Alternative Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPZR-30505-6)

For years, the easy point of comparison for Muse and their brand of driving rock was Radiohead, but as the trio has grown, it became clearer and clearer that the sound they were really striving for was something akin to the pure spectacle of Queen. To their credit, Muse have done a fine job of growing into their ambitions, and even though studio albums like The Resistance really show off their more theatrical qualities, the enormity of their sound is best captured in the live setting. With Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, the British band does just that, bringing its massive, intricate sound to bear on a crowd of over 60,000 frenzied fans. While their previous live outing, H.A.A.R.P., features a stronger set list, Live at Rome Olympic Stadium wins in terms of grandeur.

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Seesaw (2013) CD + DVD, Limited Edition

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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Seesaw (2013) CD + DVD, Limited Edition

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Seesaw (2013) CD + DVD, Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | 00:49:22
DVD5 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | AC3, 2ch, 192 kbps | 01:02:24 | ~ 3.6 Gb
Blues-Rock, Blues, Soul | Label: Provogue | # PRD 7414 5 | Scans ~ 91 Mb

CD+DVD deluxe edition of the powerhouse blues duos second album of soulful covers. Featuring classics made famous by Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Lucinda Williams and many more. In 2014 Hart was nominated for a Grammy Award for Seesaw and she was also nominated for a Blues Music Award in the category 'Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist'. The DVD includes 48 minutes making of footage with exclusive interviews and 3 Studio music videos.

Tower Of Power - Original Album Series [5CDs] (2013) {Rhino Records}

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Tower Of Power - Original Album Series [5CDs] (2013) {Rhino Records}

Tower Of Power - Original Album Series [5CDs] (2013) {Rhino Records}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.38GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 447MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

2013 five CD box set containing a quintet of albums packaged in cardboard mini LP sleeves and housed in a slipcase. Tower of Power has remained a significant Californian funk/soul/R&B horn band since its formation in 1968. As well as performing as a band in their own right, Tower of Power have worked with an impressive selection of other acts as a horn section including major acts such Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead and John Lee Hooker. Included in this collection is the 1973 hit 'So Very Hard to Go', from the band's most successful album to date: Tower Of Power, which reached #15 in the Billboard 200, and was later certified Gold. Included in this 5cd collection are the hit songs 'You're Still A Young Man,' on the debut album Bump City, and 'Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream),' on the 1974 album Back To Oakland.

Sigur Rós - Kveikur (2013)

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Sigur Rós - Kveikur (2013)

Sigur Ros - Kveikur (2013)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 312 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers included
Genre: Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: XL Recordings (XLLP606X), LP Edition Bonus CD

Though it's not necessarily a bad quality, post-rock (especially as it trends to the more ambient side of things), can be an awfully passive listening experience, sweeping the listeners up in drifting buildup and inevitable crescendos without ever really confronting them. Challenging this paradigm, Sigur Rós get sonically adventurous with their seventh album, Kveikur, which finds the Icelandic three-piece delivering a darker and more aggressive sound on one of their most daring albums to date. From the opening moments of "Brennisteinn," the album's opening track that thrums to life through a layer of crackling static with a guttural, churning bassline, it's clear that the band aren't looking for gentle complacency from the listener…

J.J. Cale - Really (1972) {2013, Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD, Limited Edition, Remastered} Repost

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J.J. Cale - Really (1972) {2013, Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD, Limited Edition, Remastered} Repost

J.J. Cale - Really (1972) {2013, Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD, Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 198 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 76 Mb
Full Scans ~ 114 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues / Country / Roots Rock / Folk Rock / Americana
Mercury / Universal Music Japan #UICY-75628

J.J. Cale's guitar work manages to be both understated and intense here. The same is true of his seemingly offhand singing, which finds him drawling lines like "You get your gun, I'll get mine" with disarming casualness. But he has trouble coming up with original material as strong as that on his debut, and for some, his approach will be too casual; there are many times, when the band is percolating along and Cale is muttering into the microphone, that the music seems to be all background and no foreground. You may find yourself waiting for a payoff that never comes.

Alucidnation - Aural Architecture (2013)

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Alucidnation - Aural Architecture (2013)

Alucidnation - Aural Architecture (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 351 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 208 MB
Genre: Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Interchill Records (ICHILLCD048)

After two critically acclaimed album releases on Big Chill Recordings, alucidnation released a third LP 'Aural Architecture', on Interchill. This release encapsulates what Bruce Bickerton does best - which is to combine a melancholic, yet positive spirit; music in a minor key that is reflective and has the ability to make the listener feel better. Many of the tracks are piano driven; the tonal clarity and sustain focussing the listener on melody and composition. As is usual, Bruce included a couple of compositions featuring his own vocals, which personalizes the listening experience. Always warm and lush, there is a consistent and cohesive sound throughout the album. The Alucidnation sound is primarily analogue, utilising mostly live takes, favouring a collection of old Roland synths. Bruce tends to shy away from computer plugins and fancy gimmickry - his production values favour soulful, melodic electronica.

Autechre - Albums Collection 2001-2013 (8CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

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Autechre - Albums Collection 2001-2013 (8CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

Autechre - Albums Collection 2001-2013 (8CD) [Japanese Releases]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.84 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.3 Gb | Scans included
Genre: IDM, Experimental Electronic, Glitch, Ambient | Time: 09:04:03

Collection includes seven japanese releases: Confield (2001); Draft 7.30 (2003); Untilted (2005); Quaristice (2008); Move Of Ten (2010); Oversteps (2010); Exai (2013).

George Duke - Dreamweaver (2013) {BPM}

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George Duke - Dreamweaver (2013) {BPM}

George Duke - Dreamweaver (2013) {BPM}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 460MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 170MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, R&B

DreamWeaver marks George Duke's return to recording after a three-year silence, and his first since the death of his wife Corine in 2012. While he is always diverse, this set is uncommonly so. The opener, a slippery, atmospheric title intro, flows directly into the Latin-tinged "Stones of Orion," a jazz tune with Duke on piano, Rhodes, and synths, Stanley Clarke on upright bass, and a four-piece horn section. It's shimmering groove-oriented jazz that reflects the time that Duke spent with Cannonball Adderley. "Trippin'" is a funky, jazzed-up R&B tune where he offers his autobiography; it features some fine muted trumpet work by Michael Patches Stewart. "Missing You" is a jazz ballad tribute to Corine, with the finest vocal Duke has laid down in a decade. But there's funk here, too, in the fat stomper "Ashtray."

Bryan Lee - Play One For Me (2013) Repost

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Bryan Lee - Play One For Me (2013) Repost

Bryan Lee - Play One For Me (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 301 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 135 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Severn Records #Severn CD 0059

Play One For Me, the label debut from New Orleans based blues guitarist/singer Bryan Lee, features Bryan’s powerfully soulful vocals and stinging guitar backed by the label’s studio house band of Kevin Anker (keyboards), Steve Gomes (bass), and Robb Stupka (drums), augmented by special guests Kim Wilson (harmonica) and Johnny Moeller (rhythm guitar) of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. The 10 tracks featured are a solid mix of five Bryan Lee originals and covers of such songs as Bobby Womack’s “When Love Begins (Friendship Ends),” Howlin’ Wolf’s “Evil Is Going On” (featuring Wilson), Freddie King’s “It’s Too Bad (Things Are Going So Tough),” Dennis Geyer’s “Straight to Your Heart,” and a beautiful rendition of the George Jackson classic, “Aretha (Sing One for Me).”

J.J. Cale - Naturally (1971) {2013, Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD, Limited Edition, Remastered} Repost

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J.J. Cale - Naturally (1971) {2013, Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD, Limited Edition, Remastered} Repost

J.J. Cale - Naturally (1971) {2013, Japanese Mini-LP SHM CD, Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 197 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 78 Mb
Full Scans ~ 155 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock / Blues Rock / Blues / Country / Americana
Mercury / Universal Music Japan #UICY-75627

J.J. Cale's debut album, Naturally, was recorded after Eric Clapton made "After Midnight" a huge success. Instead of following Slowhand's cue and constructing a slick blues-rock album, Cale recruited a number of his Oklahoma friends and made a laid-back country-rock record that firmly established his distinctive, relaxed style. Cale included a new version of "After Midnight" on the album, but the true meat of the record lay in songs like "Crazy Mama," which became a hit single, and "Call Me the Breeze," which Lynyrd Skynyrd later covered. On these songs and many others on Naturally, Cale effortlessly captured a lazy, rolling boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles of boogie, blues, and country-rock at the time. Where his contemporaries concentrated on solos, Cale worked the song and its rhythm, and the result was a pleasant, engaging album that was in no danger of raising anybody's temperature.

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}

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Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 294 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1982, 2013 Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27456 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded live at Budokan, Tokyo, September 1st 1982, Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, September 4th 1982, Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, September 5th 1982. I almost rated this recording a 4 because of the 20+ year old recording technology. But then I listened more seriously and was truly taken back with the fun roller coaster ride that Jaco and his 20 piece band took me on. With players like Don Alias on Percussion, Randy Brecker on Trumpet, Peter Erskine playing smoking drums and too many other heavyweights to mention I was taken to a really good place. From Jaco's incredible playing to Erskine, Brecker, french horns, tuba etc. this album goes where very few go even today. All I can say is buy it and hold on to your seat!