Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury - Duruflé: Requiem, Four Motets, Messe Cum Jubilo (2016)

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury - Duruflé: Requiem, Four Motets, Messe Cum Jubilo (2016)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury - Duruflé: Requiem, Four Motets, Messe Cum Jubilo (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:49
Classical, Sacred | Label: King's College Recordings

This 2016 release followed on an immensely successful 2014 performance of the Fauré Requiem, Op. 48, and in many ways it's a partner to the earlier recording. The Fauré had a historical-performance aspect, re-creating the 1889 premiere even down to the specific organ stops used. In this case, historical performance is not involved: the version of the Duruflé Requiem performed is not the original, but a 1961 revision for mezzo-soprano, chorus, organ, and chamber orchestra. But the forces bring the music close to the overall effect of the Fauré, with boy sopranos of the Choir of King's College connecting the two performances. In both recordings, the organ is brought to the foreground and issues almost electronic-like sounds that shoot beams of mystic light through the small Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. It's gorgeous, and it might easily result in a revival for this version of the work. Conductor Stephen Cleobury does wonderfully with his mezzo-soprano soloist: for sampling, you could luxuriate in the "Pie Jesu," with its restrained instrumental backing making the music less operatic and more cantata-like. You also get a pair of little-known Duruflé works, the Quatre Motets sur des thèmes Grégoriens, Op. 10, and the Messe "Cum jubilo," Op. 11, with chorus, organ, and one soloist; each of these could challenge the conception of Duruflé as a one-hit wonder. Yet the biggest news here is the Duruflé Requiem itself, and the way the work retains its slightly otherworldly quality in this intimate version.

BCUC - Emakhosini (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) (2018)

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BCUC - Emakhosini (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) (2018)

BCUC - Emakhosini (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 205 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 90 Mb | 00:39:17
World, Afrobeat, Soul, Funk | Label: Nyami Nyami Records, Buda Musique

“BCUC will come correct with their energetic, unique and magic formula; the voices of their ancestors, mixed with funk, punk-rock vibrations, hip-hop, Fela-inflections and much more in between.”

Cléa Vincent - Retiens Mon Désir (2016)

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Cléa Vincent - Retiens Mon Désir (2016)

Cléa Vincent - Retiens Mon Désir (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 257 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 Mb | 00:41:02
Pop, Synthpop, Female Vocal | Label: Château Perdu Records, Midnight Special Records

Après deux EP remarqués ("Non mais oui 1/2" et "Non mais oui 2/2") sortis en février et octobre 2014, la pop lumineuse et décomplexée de Cléa Vincent est de retour dans ce premier album attendu, «Retiens mon désir ».

Ned Lagin - Cat Dreams (2017)

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Ned Lagin - Cat Dreams (2017)

Ned Lagin - Cat Dreams (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 370 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 Mb | 01:17:48
Modern Classical, Electronic | Label: Self-Released

Cat Dreams is my new music album on compact disc (cd). It is a work of love, dreams, heart, magic. Music from my life shared with some beautiful little creatures, loved ones. Being a part of their lives as they were and are a part of mine. Biographical dreams and stories. Life music: sweet, emotional, deep, beautiful, happy and sad. Cat Dreams starts and ends with the sound of rain, with cats by a window listening to the rain outside and napping together. Dreaming together an episodic flow of stories, songs, dances, memories, moments, travels, adventures.

Onyx Collective - Lower East Suite Part Three (2018)

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Onyx Collective - Lower East Suite Part Three (2018)

Onyx Collective - Lower East Suite Part Three (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 214 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 Mb | 00:34:57
Jazz | Label: Big Dada

Onyx Collective announce their debut studio album, “Lower East Suite Part Three”, out June 15th via Big Dada. The record features de-facto band leader Isaiah Barr on alto and tenor saxophone, Austin Williamson on drums, Walter Stinson on upright bass, Spencer Murphy on electric bass, and Roy Nathanson as guest saxophone on four tracks.

The Sweet Inspirations - The Complete Atlantic Singles Plus (2014)

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The Sweet Inspirations - The Complete Atlantic Singles Plus (2014)

The Sweet Inspirations - The Complete Atlantic Singles Plus (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:44:57 | 664 Mb
Soul, Funk, Female Vocal | Label: Rhino Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Real Gone Music

Initially created from the ranks of a group of 60s female background session singers that at one time included Dionne Warwick, her sister Dee Dee, adopted sister Judy Clay and Just One Look singer Doris Troy, The Sweet Inspirations became an official Atlantic recording artist after being the label s go-to studio backup vocal group for many of the label s primary artists including Aretha Franklin (with whom they toured in 1967 and 1968), Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, The Drifters and Esther Phillips among others.

Sarah McQuaid - If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (2018)

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Sarah McQuaid - If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (2018)

Sarah McQuaid - If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 235 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:45:08
Folk Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Shovel and a Spade Records

Michael: The last studio I worked in was a supertech palace in upstate New York and it was minus ten outside. So here I am in a shed with a sod roof, annoying wildlife and helicopters in the warmth of a Cornish spring and miles from my comfort zone. We are so different, the two of us: a perfectionist and a gambler, a planner and a chancer. We might need a referee. This record has been meticulously planned, but I haven’t even heard the songs. I like it that way. The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved.

VA - The Early Days: Postpunk, New Wave, Britpop & Beyond 1980-2010 (2017)

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VA - The Early Days: Postpunk, New Wave, Britpop & Beyond 1980-2010 (2017)

VA - The Early Days: Postpunk, New Wave, Britpop & Beyond 1980-2010 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:24:55 | 525 Mb
Alternarive Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Britpop, New Wave | Label: Unter Schafen Records

The Early Days contributes to a musical niche with a compilation that serves as a testament to songs that should remain as they soundtracked numerous brilliant nights out.

Nathalia Milstein - Prokofiev / Ravel (2018)

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Nathalia Milstein - Prokofiev / Ravel (2018)

Nathalia Milstein - Prokofiev / Ravel (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:14:16 | 240 Mb
Classical | Label: Mirare

Figures of modernity in France and in Russia, Prokofiev and Ravel were both interested in older musical forms such as the suite of dances: through a reinvented Baroque language, their compositional research shed light on all the richness of their musical world. Written in times that were marked by the war and the historic upheavals of the early 20th century, Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Prokofiev's Fourth Sonata are linked to the memory of their dedicatees. Between memory and imagination, the works carry on a dialogue…

Alon Nechushtan - Ritual Fire (2013)

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Alon Nechushtan - Ritual Fire (2013)

Alon Nechushtan - Ritual Fire (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:50:51 | 263 Mb
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Between The Lines

Alon Nechushtan was born in Rishon le Zion (near Tel Aviv) in 1974. He already learned to play the piano when he was six years old, and he began to compose for chamber music ensembles when he was 10. Private studies under Slava Ganelin as well as listening to the current music of his youth from Genesis to Pink Floyd stirred his awaking interest for jazz pianists – and of course composition studies from Debussy to Shostakovich. He also played in jazz combos during his classical composition studies in Jerusalem. After he received his Master's degree, he moved to the USA for good in 2003, first to Boston (on the advice of Between the Lines artist Yitzhak Yedid) where he continued his studies under Ran Blake, Paul Bley, Fred Hersch and others. Bob Brookmeyer was also one of his mentors, and he conducted numerous premiers of Nechushtan's compositions. He moved to New York in 2003, and his first recordings were soon released, among others on John Zorn's label Tzadik. Since then he has worked with many musicians such as Marty Ehrlich, Frank London, Ned Rothenberg, Eliott Sharp, Mark Dresser and many others.

Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch (2018)

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Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch (2018)

Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 164 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 70 Mb | 00:30:15
Experimental, Electronic, Industrial Rock, Jazz | Label: The Null Corporation

Bad Witch is the upcoming ninth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, scheduled for release on June 22, 2018 through The Null Corporation. It will be the band's first full-length release since Hesitation Marks (2013). Bad Witch's announcement came simultaneously with that of the Cold and Black and Infinite North America 2018 Tour, for which Nine Inch Nails will be touring with The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Beasts of Burgundy (2018)

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Squirrel Nut Zippers - Beasts of Burgundy (2018)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Beasts of Burgundy (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 00:36:16 | 262 Mb
Jazz, Retro Swing, Big Band | Label: Southern Broadcasting Network

Beasts Of Burgundy is the first Squirrel Nut Zippers studio album in seventeen years. Twelve original new songs from the mind of Jimbo Mathus and the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Inspired by the city of New Orleans, the poet Ron Cuccia, and a disregard for convention, the bands latest studio release date is March 23, on Southern Broadcasting.

Evelyn Glennie, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Mickelthwate - Vincent Ho: The Shaman & Arctic Symphony (Live) (2017)

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Evelyn Glennie, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Mickelthwate - Vincent Ho: The Shaman & Arctic Symphony (Live) (2017)

Evelyn Glennie, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Mickelthwate - Vincent Ho: The Shaman & Arctic Symphony (Live) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | 01:10:34
Classical | Label: Centrediscs

Vincent Ho’s music is wild and fanciful, and takes us to the limits of sonic energy, but it is also intimate and tender, for he is not afraid to reveal his truly lyrical soul. THE SHAMAN is a work that sets an atmosphere of magical stillness, with the soloist evoking unearthly sounds - wolf calls, shimmering colours, and the lightest of orchestral textures. It is powerful work that merges the spiritual indigenous world with the modern classical world to create a compelling musical journey. ARCTIC SYMPHONY was inspired by the composer’s first-hand experience of the Arctic Ocean with a scientific research team aboard a Canadian Coast Guard ship. Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists.

Nonpareils - Scented Pictures (2018)

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Nonpareils - Scented Pictures (2018)

Nonpareils - Scented Pictures (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:38:45 | 245 Mb
Experimental, Indie Rock | Label: Mute Records

Aaron Hemphill releases his debut solo album, ‘Scented Pictures’. Released under the name Nonpareils, these are his first recordings since an amicable departure from Liars in 2016.

LaVice & Company - Two Sisters From Bagdad (2018)

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LaVice & Company - Two Sisters From Bagdad (2018)

LaVice & Company - Two Sisters From Bagdad (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 119 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 79 Mb | 00:34:39
Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Jazzman Records

Oooshh! this strange, funky devil is a rare-as-owt gospel soul oddity from Detroit circa f**k knows (maybe late ’70s?), now newly dug out and dusted down as Jazzman’s 26th Holy Grail release. If those quizzical faces or masked dude on the cover haven’t piqued your interest, the music surely will.