John Waite - Wooden Heart, Vol. 2: Acoustic Anthology (2017)

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John Waite - Wooden Heart, Vol. 2: Acoustic Anthology (2017)

John Waite - Wooden Heart, Vol. 2: Acoustic Anthology (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:47:00 | 302 Mb
Pop Rock, Acoustic | Label: No Brakes Records

One would be hard pressed to come up with a vocalist that sprung out of the ‘70s or ‘80s that is better than ever in 2018. John Waite is one of those rare artists possessing a voice of extraordinary power and emotion that by some miraculous twist of fate and God given gift, has somehow managed to have gotten stronger over time. That commanding vocal prowess is displayed on his new release, Wooden Heart: Acoustic Anthology Volume Two; also out at the same time is a newly reconfigured version of his greatest hits album, BEST. We sat down with John who shared the back story behind his acoustic flavored artistic endeavors, how to circumnavigate changes in the music industry and what legendary artist he wished he could have watched record in the studio.

Carla dal Forno - Look Up Sharp (2019)

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Carla dal Forno - Look Up Sharp (2019)

Carla dal Forno - Look Up Sharp (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 206 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:27
Electronic, Dreampop, Trip-Hop, Post-Punk, Female Vocal | Label: Kallista Records

Carla dal Forno announces her second full-length album, ​Look Up Sharp​, on her own Kallista Records. The London-based artist enters a new era in her peerless output pushing her dub-damaged DIY dispatches to the limits of flawless dream-pop. In a transformative move towards crystal clear vocals and sharpened production, Look Up Sharp is an evolutionary leap from the thick fog and pastoral stillness of her Blackest Ever Black missives, You Know What It’s Like (2016) and The Garden EP (2017).

Local Natives - Violet Street (2019)

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Local Natives - Violet Street (2019)

Local Natives - Violet Street (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 Mb | 00:40:29
Indie Rock | Label: Loma Vista Recordings

During the recording of 2016’s Sunlit Youth, Local Natives travelled far and wide—from Malaysia and Nicaragua to Hawaii—in an effort to refresh their sound. This time, they’re keeping it local: The Los Angeles quintet recorded their fourth album at producer Shawn Everett’s studio in downtown LA, and named it after the studio's location. Everett—described by the band as their “sixth member” in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1—helps the band incorporate lush, meticulous arrangements that brim with detail and texture. Though settled in their home base, their indie-rock sound remains just as exotic and enthralling: “Gulf Shores” and “Someday Now” bring back the Afropop rhythms of 2009’s Gorilla Manor over groovy guitar riffs and inventive sonic tricks. On the jazzy, percussion-heavy “Café Amarillo,” vocalist Taylor Rice contemplates the difficulty of emotional distance (inspired by his recent marriage) as he sails across the English Channel. The sleek psych-pop of “Megaton Mile,” described by the band as “a fun song about the apocalypse,” comes through like a whirlwind of aural delight—and all we can do is dance.

VA - If You're Not Part of the Solution... (Soul, Politics and Spirituality in Jazz 1967 to 1975) (2019)

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VA - If You're Not Part of the Solution... (Soul, Politics and Spirituality in Jazz 1967 to 1975) (2019)

VA - If You're Not Part of the Solution… (Soul, Politics and Spirituality in Jazz 1967 to 1975) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 438 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | 01:15:30
Soul-Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: BGP Records

In the late 60s jazz was at a turning point. Soul music had taken much of its black audience and rock’s intellectualisation was eating up its support amongst college students. The usual story told is that jazz split between those who went out and those who tried to make people dance. The story is more nuanced, and ‘If You’re Not Part Of The Solution’ tries to tell that story.

VA - Top 40 Last Farewell: The Ultimate Top 40 Collection (2019)

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VA - Top 40 Last Farewell: The Ultimate Top 40 Collection (2019)

VA - Top 40 Last Farewell: The Ultimate Top 40 Collection (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 925 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 366 Mb | 02:37:23
Pop, Rock, Folk | Label: Sony Music

Music can bring a lot of comfort when you need it. Not only when you think back to the loved ones that you unfortunately have to miss, but also for all the moments when you just want to relax. This compilation CD is filled with timeless music that appeals to everyone such as '' Angels '' by Robbie Williams, '' The Rose '' by Bette Midler, '' We'll Meet Again '' by Vera Lynn, '' What A Wonderful World '' by Louis Armstrong and '' You'll Never Walk Alone '' by Gerry And The Pacemakers.

Rick Astley - The Best of Me (2019)

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Rick Astley - The Best of Me (2019)

Rick Astley - The Best of Me (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 733 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 269 Mb | Scans included | 01:50:33
Pop | Label: BMG Rights Management

Rick celebrates his extraordinary story with the release of the new career-spanning compilation ‘The Best of Me’. It charts that initial run of hits alongside recent fan favourites such as ‘Keep Singing’, ‘Angels On My Side’ and ‘Try’. It also digs into some deep cut too, such as ‘Sleeping’ from 2001. The set is bookended with a step into the past and an eye to the future. Again self-written, produced and recorded, opening track ‘Every One of Us’ is a brand new song that shows that the power of Rick Astley 2.0 is undiminished. And it closes with a new ‘Pianoforte’ take on ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’. Dropping the peppy ‘80s beats for an intimate piano arrangement captures it in a new light, its inner heartbreak becoming all the more apparent. Echoing that spirit of reinvention, Rick recorded a set of ‘Reimagined’ acoustic interpretations of his songs, old and new, for the second disc of ‘The Best of Me’.

Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars: Songs From The Film (2019)

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Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars: Songs From The Film (2019)

Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars: Songs From The Film (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 397 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:40
Folk Rock | Label: Columbia Records

Columbia Records will release ‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ on October 25th, featuring each of the live performances captured in Bruce Springsteen’s directorial debut ‘Western Stars.’ The soundtrack includes every song from Springsteen’s most recent studio album of the same name, as well as a cover of Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

Earth, Wind & Fire - Earth Wind And Fire / The Need Of Love (Digitally Remastered) (2018)

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Earth, Wind & Fire - Earth Wind And Fire / The Need Of Love (Digitally Remastered) (2018)

Earth, Wind & Fire - Earth Wind And Fire / The Need Of Love (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 415 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Scans included | 01:01:56
Fumk, Disco | Label: BGO Records

The band’s two albums for Warner Bros., dating from 1970 and 1971. Both made the US Top 200, with the single ‘Love Is Life’ creeping into the Top 100. These recordings launched Earth, Wind & Fire’s long and successful career. Digitally remastered and slipcased.

Bobby Hatfield - The Other Brother: A Solo Anthology 1965-1970 (2017)

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Bobby Hatfield - The Other Brother: A Solo Anthology 1965-1970 (2017)

Bobby Hatfield - The Other Brother: A Solo Anthology 1965-1970 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 421 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:32
Soul | Label: Ace Records

The blue-eyed soul brother’s Verve and MGM recordings anthologised on CD for the first time, including seven previously unissued masters.

Steve Hauschildt - Nonlin (2019)

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Steve Hauschildt - Nonlin (2019)

Steve Hauschildt - Nonlin (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 231 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:37
Progressive Electronic, IDM, Ambient | Label: Ghostly International

Steve Hauschildt (Emeralds) fully embraces IDM-electronica as an extension of mathy, proggy synth music and jazz-fusion in ‘Nonlin’, his debut album for Ghostly International. RIYL Keith Fullerton Whitman, Richard Devine, Autechre.

Ride - This Is Not a Safe Place (2019)

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Ride - This Is Not a Safe Place (2019)

Ride - This Is Not a Safe Place (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers | 00:50:43 | 359 Mb
Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Dreampop | Label: Wichita Recordings

Ride return with the 6th studio album of their career and their second since reforming in 2014 and signing to Wichita. As with their previous album, Weather Diaries, Erol Alkan was in the producer’s chair, and Alan Moulder (with Caesar Edmunds) took care of the mixing (making this the fourth Ride album he has worked on). Gathering influences from sources such as the Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican, and the post punk sound of The Fall and Sonic Youth, Ride have made an album which contains echoes of their earliest days as a band, while bringing these elements into 2019. Both musically and lyrically, this is clearly an album made by a band who love being back together and who are at the very top of their game.

MONO - Requiem for Hell (2016)

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MONO - Requiem for Hell (2016)

MONO - Requiem for Hell (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 Mb | 00:46:03
Post-Rock | Label: Temporary Residence

MONO are a band driven by intangible conflicts. Their albums have found inspiration in the inescapable coexistence of love and loss, faith and hopelessness, light and darkness. Fittingly, their new album, Requiem For Hell, incorporates all of those conflicts into the one universal inevitability in life: Birth, and death.

Turnover - Altogether (2019)

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Turnover - Altogether (2019)

Turnover - Altogether (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 226 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 79 Mb | 00:34:37
Indie Rock, Dreampop | Label: Run for Cover Records

There is a closeness at the heart of Turnover’s aptly titled new album, ‘Altogether.’ Though it’s the first collection the trio has written while living on opposite coasts, the record actually represents the group’s most collaborative and connected work to date, showcasing the intuitive, near-telepathic relationship frontman Austin Getz has developed over the years with his bandmates.

Jay Thomas Quartet - Live Bop Live (feat. John Hansen, Chuck Kistler & Adam Kessler) (2018)

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Jay Thomas Quartet - Live Bop Live (feat. John Hansen, Chuck Kistler & Adam Kessler) (2018)

Jay Thomas Quartet - Live Bop Live (feat. John Hansen, Chuck Kistler & Adam Kessler) (2018) (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:46:40
Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: McVouty Records

Post-bop classics recorded live at the Seattle Art Museum.

Tim Buckley - Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions (2016)

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Tim Buckley - Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions (2016)

Tim Buckley - Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:40:33 | 153 Mb
Folk Rock, Acoustic | Label: Future Days Recordings

13 previously unissued solo acoustic demos including 5 unheard original composition, showcasing Buckley's recognisable style of acid-folk tinged with harpsichord and harmonium. Recorded in 1967, remastered from recently discovered tapes and rare acetate.