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Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa, A Memorial Tribute (1996) {ZFT UMRK 02}

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Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa, A Memorial Tribute (1996) {ZFT UMRK 02}

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa, A Memorial Tribute (1996) {ZFT UMRK 02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 339 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 298 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Zappa Family Trust | UMRK 02
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

This 1996 CD compilation was the first one put out privately by the Zappa family following Frank Zappa's death in 1993 from prostate cancer. The music includes three new versions of familiar Zappa works, followed bytheir better-known counterparts that have previously appeared on both LPs and CDs. As Dweezil Zappa explains in his liner notes, this previously unreleased excerpt from "Black Napkins" is not yet fully formed; oddly enough, like the version that follows from Zoot Allures, the Napoleon Murphy Brock sax solo has been edited out. The new version of the next instrumental, "Zoot Allures," fares better in comparison to the well-known take from the Zoot Allures CD, in spite of some distortion inadvertently added by the Tokyo PA system during its recording.

Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)

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Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)

Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb
Label: Made To Measure | # MTM 37 | Time: 01:00:55 | Scans included
Ambient, Experimental, Downtempo, Trip-Hop

Like drum 'n' bass, ambient is a genre which relies on making a little go a very long way; the resultant glut of weedy minimalist pastiches barely bears a cursory listen for the most part, but this collaboration between Harold Budd and Hector Zazou demonstrates better than any recent offering how the spaces between the sounds can be made pregnant with possibility. On "Pandas in Tandem", the ghost of Erik Satie treads lightly over a shuffle breakbeat; the result is fragile and crystalline, as tentatively pristine as snowflakes. Elsewhere, heavy rhythmic breathing carries "Around the Corner from Everywhere"; slivers of what sounds like hammered dulcimer undulate through "Johnny Cake", and clarinets collude conspiratorially on "As Fast as I Could Look Away She was Still There".

Donna Grantis - DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE (2019)

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Donna Grantis - DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE (2019)

Donna Grantis - DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 Mb | 00:40:45
Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock | Label: Entertainment One Music

The guitarist, a Toronto native, played with Prince as part of 3RDEYEGIRL and the New Power Generation. She was also working with him in a fusion jazz collective that he set aside to concentrate on his solo piano performances before his death in April 2016. And Prince would have served as producer on Diamonds & Dynamite, an eight-track set that takes Grantis back to the improvisational fusion roots she was exploring before joining the Prince universe.

Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

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Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh (1976) {1986, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 273 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Progressive Rock | Victor #VDP-1156

Several years after the original art rock supergroup Colosseum disbanded, drummer Jon Hiseman formed Colosseum II, a more jazz fusion-oriented outfit featuring guitarist Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) and keyboardist Don Airey. Their eclectic debut, Strange New Flesh, shows some impressive chops from all involved, with an emphasis on Moore's soulful guitar leads. Vocalist Mike Starr, while not an immensely engaging singer, does a nice job keeping up with Hiseman and bass player Neil Murray. Highlights include the technically showy but blissfully irreverent ode to Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moog," a nice version of Joni Mitchell's "Down to You," and the funky "Gemini and Leo."

Women - Public Strain (2010) {Jagjaguwar}

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Women - Public Strain (2010) {Jagjaguwar}

Women - Public Strain (2010) {Jagjaguwar}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 97 mb
Genre: indie rock, noise rock

Public Strain is the 2010 by noise rock bastards Women. This was released by Jagjaguwar.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part (2001) 2CD Limited Edition [Re-Up]

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part (2001) 2CD Limited Edition [Re-Up]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part (2001) 2CD Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb
Bonus Data (audio & video) ~ 224 Mb | Scans ~ 137 Mb
Alternative Rock | Label: Mute | # LCDStumm164 | Time: 01:16:55

No More Shall We Part is the eleventh studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 2 April 2001 in the UK (and 10 April in the US). The album came after a 4-year gap from recording, following the much acclaimed album The Boatman's Call. Cave had to overcome heavy heroin and alcohol addictions in 1999-2000 before starting work on the album. It was met with mostly positive reviews. This is Limited Edition with Two Bonus Tracks and a Cdrom with Exclusive Footage of the Band. The Bonus Tracks Are 'bless his Ever Loving Heart' and 'grief Came Riding'.

Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980) [Non-Remastered] Re-Up

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Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980) [Non-Remastered] Re-Up

Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sire | # 256 867, 7599-26095-2 | Time: 00:40:08
New Wave, Post-Punk, Experimental Rock

Remain in Light is the fourth studio album by American new wave band Talking Heads, released on October 8, 1980, on Sire Records. It was recorded at locations in the Bahamas and the United States between July and August 1980 and was produced by the quartet's long-time collaborator Brian Eno. The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200 in the US and at number 21 on the UK Albums Chart. In 1989, Rolling Stone named Remain in Light as the fourth best album of the decade. In 1993, it was included at number 11 in NME's list of The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s, and at number 68 in the publication's Greatest Albums Of All Time list.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Strictly Personal (1968) {EMI--Liberty 724382965428 rel 1994}

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Strictly Personal (1968) {EMI--Liberty 724382965428 rel 1994}

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Strictly Personal (1968) {EMI–Liberty 724382965428 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 58 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 1994 EMI / Liberty | 7243 8 29654 2 8
Rock / Experimental Rock / Psychedelic / Blues Rock / Proto-Punk / Art Rock

Considered by many to be a substandard effort due to the circumstances of its release (producer Bob Krasnow, the owner of Blue Thumb, the label which debuted with this album, remixed the album while Don Van Vliet and crew were off on a European tour, adding extraneous sound effects like heartbeats and excessive use of psychedelic-era clichés like out-of-phase stereo panning and flanging), 1968's Strictly Personal is actually a terrific album, every bit the equal of Safe As Milk and Trout Mask Replica.

Kotebel - Mysticae Visiones: 2018 Edition (2002) {2018, Reissue}

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Kotebel - Mysticae Visiones: 2018 Edition (2002) {2018, Reissue}

Kotebel - Mysticae Visiones: 2018 Edition (2002) {2018, Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 359 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Full Scans Included ~ 72 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Sympho-Prog, Avant-Prog | Rock CD Records #RCDR2602

Kotebel's self-released debut, Structures, contained promises – but the production (synthesizer only with programmed tracks) held the music back. This second offering, released by the giant prog rock label Musea, is much more satisfying. Although still very much keyboard oriented, Mysticae Visiones is better programmed (the drums have considerably improved) and features other instrumentalists. The presence of guitarist César Garcia and flutist Omar Acosta provides a lush '70s progressive rock atmosphere not unlike Maneige circa Ni Vent Ni Nouvelle or the instrumental albums of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso. Cellist Francisco Ochando and singer Carolina Prieto add more occasional touches. The music of Carlos Plaza (the man behind the moniker Kotebel) remains romantic, symphonic, highly melodious.

David Bowie - Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78) (2018) {2CD Set Parlophone CDDB 7782}

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David Bowie - Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78) (2018) {2CD Set Parlophone CDDB 7782}

David Bowie - Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78) (2018) {2CD Set Parlophone CDDB 7782}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 761 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 257 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 146 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2018 Parlophone Records | CDDB 7782
Rock / Classic Rock / Art Rock / Experimental / Glam

Originally released as a Record Store Day exclusive in April 2018 but swiftly receiving a CD and digital release, Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78) gathers 24 highlights from David Bowie's two-night stint at Earls Court on June 30 and July 1, 1978. Apart from "Sound and Vision" and "Be My Wife," which appeared on a 1995 compilation, this album consists of previously unreleased – but heavily bootlegged – live performances, all dating from the end of Bowie's 1978 tour. Stage, which came out a few months after this performance, captures the same tour, but Welcome to the Blackout isn't as stiff as that contemporaneously released double album.

On the Raw - Climbing the Air (2019)

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On the Raw - Climbing the Air (2019)

On the Raw - Climbing the Air (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 343.24 Mb + 58.50 Mb (Scans) | 00:53:25
Progressive Rock, Jazz-Rock | Country: Spain | Label: Redphone Records - D.L. B-4769-2019

"Climbing the Air" is On the Raw's second album. Edited by Red Phone Records, it includes 7 tracks with Jazz, Progressive Rock, Latin, Electronic and many other influences. It's a more eclectic album than previous one, Big City Awakes. This time, we have tried to open the color palette by exploring and incorporating droplets from those styles that have influenced at some time in our lives and this is the result. We hope you enjoy!

Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992) [Re-Up]

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Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992) [Re-Up]

Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Ambient, Experimental Rock, Leftfield | Label: TriStar Music | # WK 57779 | 01:01:35

There's an old saying that one is only as good as the people with whom one collaborates. Judging by the list of musical contributors to Hector Zazou's Sahara Blue, Zazou is quite good indeed. Among many others, those adding their own touch to Zazou's album include Bill Laswell, Dead Can Dance, John Cale, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tim Simenon. Zazou devised the album as a mix of musical styles set to lyrics/vocals taken from the pen of Arthur Rimbaud. While it might appear like a pretentious undertaking on paper, the album is a cohesive slice of eclectic music-making. Jazzy spoken word songs such as "Ophelie" intermingle with throbbing dance-oriented numbers like "I'll Strangle You" and quiet, peaceful piano-based meditations such as "Harar et les Gallas." Dead Can Dance duo Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard work their particular magic on "Youth," exchanging vocals, and on "Black Stream," where Perry's dark, somber synth weeps around Gerrard's stunning vocals and yang chin. Zazou himself mostly stays in the background, providing production and electronic sounds, allowing the players to showcase their abilities.

Soft Mountain - Soft Mountain (2003) {Hux Records HUX 084 rel 2007} (Soft Machine related)

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Soft Mountain - Soft Mountain (2003) {Hux Records HUX 084 rel 2007} (Soft Machine related)

Soft Mountain - Soft Mountain (2003) {Hux Records HUX 084 rel 2007} (Soft Machine related)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 428 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003, 2007 Hux Records | HUX 084
Jazz / Free Improvisation / Jazz-Rock

As the both the name and title of this release indicate, Soft Mountain were intimately connected with Soft Machine, albeit long after the latter group had dissolved in the '70s. In August 2003, ex-Soft Machiners Elton Dean and Hugh Hopper teamed up with two Japanese musicians, keyboardist Hoppy Kamiyama and drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, to record the hour of improvised fusion that comprises this album. And it certainly is improvisation; there's just one "song" here, "Soft Mountain Suite," divided into two parts of roughly half-an-hour length each.

Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.16 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 897 Mb | Complete Scans
Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Etherial, Dream Pop, Ambient, Alternative Rock | Time: 05:38:31

A group whose distinctly ethereal and gossamer sound virtually defined the enigmatic image of the record label 4AD, Cocteau Twins were founded in Grangemouth, Scotland, in 1979. Taking their name from an obscure song from fellow Scots Simple Minds, the Cocteaus were originally formed by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie and later rounded out by Guthrie's girlfriend Elizabeth Fraser, an utterly unique performer whose swooping, operatic vocals relied less on any recognizable language than on the subjective sounds and textures of verbalized emotions.

Battles - Mirrored (2007) {WARP CD156}

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Battles - Mirrored (2007) {WARP CD156}

Battles - Mirrored (2007) {WARP CD156}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 360 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2007 Warp | WARP CD156
Rock / Experimental Rock / Neo-Prog / Post-Rock / Math Rock

It's official: in 2007, it's all come full circle. Prog rock has made its way into the indie scene. Battles' Mirrored, their debut full-length after three EPs, makes that plain. Messrs. John Stanier of Helmet and Tomahawk, guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress, guitarist David Konopka of Lynx, and avant solo musician Tyondai Braxton have constructed an album that combines the best of Van Der Graaf Generator, Magma, Krautrock, and math rock, while coming up with something that stands so far out on the fringe that it is in a league of its own. That so much of this music is created via the magic of software and combined with one- or two-note keyboard and guitar patterns makes it the Philip K. Dick equivalent of modern rock.