Ibio - Cuevas De Altamira (1978) [Reissue 2003]

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Ibio - Cuevas De Altamira (1978) [Reissue 2003]

Ibio - Cuevas De Altamira (1978) [Reissue 2003]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock, Prog-Folk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dro East West (5046703312)

Deftly mixing equal parts of folk and symphonic prog is what this Spanish band does best. The Strawbs did it with English folk whereas Ibio stress their Spanish roots; however, the comparison stops here as their musical styles have absolutely nothing in common. This quartet from Cantabria (land of the famous Caves of Altamira) released only one LP back in 1978 and then mysteriously disappeared. Despite some Italian symphonic overtones brought on by the lush keyboard work, the mostly instrumental album "Cuevas de Altamira" never lets you forget its Iberian origins: typical Spanish melodies with a generally upbeat tempo, strong presence of the acoustic guitar and a few but emphatic vocals (perhaps a little overwrought for some tastes). The abundance of moog, synths and mellotron, the complex drumming and the mildly distorted and phased electric guitar make it a 100% prog album.

Jeff Greinke - Before Sunrise (2018)

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Jeff Greinke - Before Sunrise (2018)

Jeff Greinke - Before Sunrise (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Front cover
Genre: Ambient, Modern Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spotted Peccary

Rich with harmonic texture and delicate detail, sound-sculptor Jeff Greinke’s Before Sunrise presents an exquisite arrangement of ambient chamber music. The album follows a natural progression from the composer's previous works, featuring abstract soundscapes and emotive passages of effortless beauty, created with an abundance of acoustic instruments. Piano, cello, viola, winds, brass, and vibraphone, all blend fluently with Greinke's own sampled textures, synthesizers, and other electronic elements, resulting in an expansive palette of rich timbres that underscore a nuanced display of ambient impressionism…

The Knickerbockers - Knickerbockerism! Hits, Rarities, Unissued Cuts And More... [Recorded 1965-1967] (1997)

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The Knickerbockers - Knickerbockerism! Hits, Rarities, Unissued Cuts And More... [Recorded 1965-1967] (1997)

The Knickerbockers - Knickerbockerism! Hits, Rarities, Unissued Cuts And More… [Recorded 1965-1967] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 607 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sundazed Music (SC 11040)

Though its modern-day connotation means something quite the opposite in terms of flattery, the Knickerbockers in their heyday were the ultimate bar band. With a stripped-down lineup of guitar, bass, drums, and tenor saxophone and all four members singing, their repertoire truly "covered the waterfront." Their harmonies were gorgeous, fuller and sharper than your average self-contained band, and their collective ear for mimicry was unparalleled. When they recorded a deadly accurate Beatle sound-alike original, "Lies," for the tiny Challenge label, it started zooming up the charts, and the band seemed poised for multi-talented stardom…

Area - Event '76 (1979) [Reissue 2010]

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Area - Event '76 (1979) [Reissue 2010]

Area - Event '76 (1979) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Avant-Prog, Free Improvisation | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cramps Music (CRSCD007)

Area is one of the main names in the Italian prog scene, they wer a unique band with a particular sound that no other band could copy, one of the most disctinctives voices in the same Italian prog scene, was the one of Demetrio Stratos whose vocals games caused a great impact in the 70s (and nowadays with the new Area listeners). So if you know the band, you may think this live album has something to do with the music created in Arbeit Macht Frei or Maledetti for instance, but not at all, if something alike existed it would be the Caution Radiation Area, but not even that album could be alike to this…

Max Corbacho - Nocturnes II (2018)

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Max Corbacho - Nocturnes II (2018)

Max Corbacho - Nocturnes II (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 344 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Front cover
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Silentsun

In Nocturnes II, Max Corbacho crafts a new chapter in his series, enticing the listener to dive deeply into more than 70 minutes of atmospheric soundscaping. Expansive and meditative, these seven exclusive, new sound meditations burn slowly, like the light of a distant star, illuminating a breathing, ghostly landscape. The treatment that Corbacho gives his synthesizers, samplers and fx processors in this new album, profoundly organic and visceral, connects seamlessly with his creative trajectory. This 2018 release marks two decades since the publication of his first album in 1998…

Bud Powell - A Portrait Of Thelonious (1965) [Reissue 1997] (Repost)

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Bud Powell - A Portrait Of Thelonious (1965) [Reissue 1997] (Repost)

Bud Powell - A Portrait Of Thelonious (1965) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 65187)

This CD reissue is one of the most rewarding Bud Powell recordings to come from his period in France. Powell (along with bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Kenny Clarke) explores four of Thelonious Monk's tunes, Earl Bostic's "No Name Blues" and the standard "There Will Never Be Another You" but it is the final two numbers ("I Ain't Foolin'" and "Squatty") which really find the bop master at his most spirited and swinging. This very rewarding CD releases for the first time the alternate take (a faster rendition without a clear melody) of "Squatty," a song that (based on its original version) deserves to be revived. One oddity: the applause heard throughout this release was added on later because this was actually a studio album.

Socrates Drank The Conium - Taste Of Conium (1972) [Reissue 1996]

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Socrates Drank The Conium - Taste Of Conium (1972) [Reissue 1996]

Socrates Drank The Conium - Taste Of Conium (1972) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Psychedelic/Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (531872 2)

Socrates Drank the Conium, a.k.a. Soctrates, is a Greek rock band that formed in 1969 and got big in the '70's. They were influenced by heavy blues and hard rock acts such as Hendrix and Cream, the band melded time signatures of progressive with hard rock and blues rock, making a pretty unique sound that set them apart from other Greek bands of the time. The group has gone through many lineup changes throughout the years, but the two core members have remained: Guitarist Yannis Spathas, and bassist/singer Antonis Tourkogiorgis. The band began it's career in the clubs of Athens, most prominently Club Kyttaro. This 1972 album is their debut full length, although they had appeared on Live at Kyttaro, (1971) a compilation of Greek rock bands recorded live at the Club Kyttaro in Athens and is considered one of the best records in the history if Greek rock.

Hinkstep - Elven Forest (2018)

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Hinkstep - Elven Forest (2018)

Hinkstep - Elven Forest (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Front cover
Genre: Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mystic Sound Records

Mystic Sound Records happily presents the new album of an exciting Swedish producer Jonas Hinkstep - "Elven Forest". Magic music of Hinkstep fills you with tenderness and immerses into the absolutely special state, making you fly above the earth. Fulfilled with the power of nature, this remarkable musical story penetrates the heart of the listener so deeply that you want to listen to it again and again. In this album you’ll hear the new material of Jonas, remixes from Maiia and Be Jam, and also some updated tracks from the Mystic Sound Records compilations.

Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]

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Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]

Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 480 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 193 MB | Covers - 53 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 927)

Recorded in 1971, Tears of Joy is a Don Ellis classic. The sheer musical strength of this ensemble is pretty much unparalleled in his career. The trumpeter/leader had backed off - a bit - from some of his outlandish and beautifully excessive use of strange and unconventional time signatures, though there is no lack of pioneering experimentalism in tone, color, arrangement, or style. This double LP/CD features a string quartet, a brass octet (four trumpets, tuba, bass trombone, trombone, and French horn), four winds, and a rhythm section boasting two drummers, a percussionist, a bassist, and the Bulgarian jazz piano wizard Milcho Leviev…

I Leoni - La Foresta (1971) [Reissue 2008]

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I Leoni - La Foresta (1971) [Reissue 2008]

I Leoni - La Foresta (1971) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Japan (BVCM-35447)

A little known group, I Leoni, from Tortona (Piemonte, north-west Italy), had a short career that has just left us two singles and an album, all very rare, produced between 1970 and 1971. They were a trio, led by keyboardist/singer Carlo Riccardi, but all their compositions were by another Riccardi, Enrico, that was not a member of the group and was later an important producer (with popular Italian artists like Patty Pravo and Loredana Bertè). Despite being mostly in the melodic prog field, the ten-track album includes some good instrumental breaks, like in the hypnotic "Lo Stregone" (with organ, percussion and latin-sung vocals in a Jacula style) and interesting progressive arrangements like in "Jena Ridens" or the closing "Il Tramonto"…

Carbon Based Lifeforms - World Of Sleepers (2006) [Reissue 2016, Remastered]

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Carbon Based Lifeforms - World Of Sleepers (2006) [Reissue 2016, Remastered]

Carbon Based Lifeforms - World Of Sleepers (2006) [Reissue 2016, Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 382 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blood Music (BLOOD-152)

"World of Sleepers" remastered in 6-panel digipack on professionally glass-mastered CD. Limited to 2000 copies worldwide.
Carbon Based Lifeforms is blessing us with a soft and hypnotic album "World of Sleepers". Swedish duo Carbon Based Lifeforms aka Daniel Ringstroem and Johannes Hedberg composed a strong sonic introspection mixing sub-marine perceptions with metropolitan climax. "World of Sleepersis" a deep and gentle album, where warm crunchy rhythms and ethereal pads contrast with interference frequencies and organic echoes. Groove and smooth are the foundation of this album which will send you drifting into other perspectives.

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - 1943-1946 (1997)

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Benny Carter And His Orchestra - 1943-1946 (1997)

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - 1943-1946 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 195 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 923)

Pursuing a similar path to one taken by Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter followed up a bountiful start during the early jazz and nascent big band years with an ex-pat stay in Europe. In addition to heading up the BBC Dance Orchestra, Carter recorded several big band and combo sides throughout the continent. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1938, he formed another big band in New York, eventually moved to the West Coast, and continued leading both large and small groups. This Classics disc takes up the story upon Carter's L.A. arrival in 1943 and covers the first three years of his still-ongoing residency in the south land…

Mesozoic - Welcome, Girl. Our Second Sun Shines For You (2014)

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Mesozoic - Welcome, Girl. Our Second Sun Shines For You (2014)

Mesozoic - Welcome, Girl. Our Second Sun Shines For You (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 311 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Front cover
Genre: Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

The solo project of Owen Davis. Mesozoic combines instrumental Post Rock with ambient slush and stolen words to create something which is profoundly and decisively sound.

V.A. - Smooth Jazz Chill Out Lounge (2009) (Repost)

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V.A. - Smooth Jazz Chill Out Lounge (2009) (Repost)

V.A. - Smooth Jazz Chill Out Lounge (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Chillout, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Seven Days Music (88697 48974 2)

Seven Days Music present Smooth Jazz Chill Out Lounge. All tracks compiled by J.Deere.

Area - 1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno, Gli Arrabbiati Restano! (1978) [Reissue 1992]

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Area - 1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno, Gli Arrabbiati Restano! (1978) [Reissue 1992]

Area - 1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno, Gli Arrabbiati Restano! (1978) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CGD/Urlo (9031 74033-2)

Undoubtedly one of the more adventurous, Area were also a very important band on the seventies Italian prog scene, their first four albums in particular come highly recommended and essential listening to anyone discovering the RPI genre.
In 1978 Area left the independent label Cramps and released their first album for a major, CGD, "1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno, Gli Arrabbiati Restano!" (1978, the gods are going away, the angry people remain). In that year Italian post '68 protest movements were losing strength after ten years of hopes and contradictions and the members of the band, one of the most committed on the Italian scene, went through a period of personal crises too…