The Archies - The Archies (1968) [Reissue 2006]

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The Archies - The Archies (1968) [Reissue 2006]

The Archies - The Archies (1968) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 211 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 79 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Pop Rock, Bubblegum | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REP 5085)

Most '60s bubblegum groups were faceless studio concoctions, made up of hired professionals and given nominal group identities after the fact. The Archies made no pretense of being a real band in the first place - their music, including the smash hit "Sugar, Sugar," was "performed" by the animated TV cartoon characters spun off from Archie comics. In reality, of course, they were a studio concoction made up of hired professionals (most notably lead singer Ron Dante), but in this case, they weren't technically faceless.
The Archies (1968) is their debut studio album.

Guru Guru - 10 Albums (1973-2010) (Re-up)

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Guru Guru - 10 Albums (1973-2010) (Re-up)

Guru Guru - 10 Albums (1973-2010)
EAC Rip | WavPack, FLAC, APE (image+.cue+log) - 4,57 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,74 GB | Covers - 672 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/Revisited Records, Spalax Music, Think Progressive, Garden of Delights, Trance-Music

A free form jazz mentality, avoiding musical clichés and commercialism, has always characterized the music and philosophies of German freak 'n roll band Guru Guru who have categorically occupied their own special stage within the realms of modern music. From its LSD induced origins in the late '60s to its present day configuration which still rocks and grooves with intensity, countless personnel changes have occurred making it more of a succession of musical ventures and concepts under the moniker Guru Guru, which came about as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Beatles and their guru worshipping of the late '60s. Guru Guru were one of the first bands to become associated with the German Krautrock movement from that era along with bands such as Xhol Caravan, Amon Duul and Can…

Paula Morelenbaum - Telecoteco (2008)

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Paula Morelenbaum - Telecoteco (2008)

Paula Morelenbaum - Telecoteco (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 292 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 70 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mirante/Universal Music (60251779303)

Paula Morelenbaum's Telecoteco is one of the most subtle, original and successful tributes to Bossa Nova to come out of Brazil in recent years. It also made the top 10 list of 2008 albums compiled by renowned Brazilian newspaper O Globo.
Telecoteco presents itself as somewhat of a free essay on modern pop music in Brazil. Thus, its repertoire emerges like a proposal on the fundamentals of Brazilian songwriting: diversity of styles and nationalities with an openness towards influences and modernization. In essence, Telecoteco brings to the forefront the wide range, the crossover, the invention, the simplicity, the sophistication, the popular alongside the classical and the passion right next to the irony…

Gravy Train - Gravy Train (1970) [Reissue 2005]

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Gravy Train - Gravy Train (1970) [Reissue 2005]

Gravy Train - Gravy Train (1970) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 313 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers - 121 MB
Genre: Heavy Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REPUK 1067)

Jethro Tull and Comus had a baby, and they named it Gravy Train. That's not strictly accurate, of course, but as the band's eponymous debut opens with the fluid changes of "The New One," it's not too far of a reach, either. Richly harmonic, daringly jam-laden, and peppered with guitar roars that simply defy comparison, Gravy Train is the sound of the British underground at its most joyously liberated peak - a time when a bunch of apparent freaks could simply go into a major recording studio and let rip. Except Gravy Train's concept of "letting rip" has more in common with a symphony orchestra than the Edgar Broughton Band. Without, of course, the orchestra. But there's a moment in the midst of "Think of Life" that cannot help but put one in mind of later Deep Purple…

Dancing Fantasy - Worldwide (1993)

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Dancing Fantasy - Worldwide (1993)

Dancing Fantasy - Worldwide (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 331 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: New Age, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 2202-2)

Dancing Fantasy partners Curtis McLaw and Chris Williams had previously worked together in the Blue Knights; this particular project was a smooth-jazz variation on their fascination with German synth experimentalists like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. Dancing Fantasy started their career at German electronic label IC Digit in 1990. "Worldwide" was inspired by the flow of music around the globe, picking up individual sound-samples (specific to a particular country) on the way. The music is pure Dancing Fantasy with laid back grooves, immersed in rich floating sounds with touches of jazz.

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Expansions (1975) [Japanese Edition 2017]

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Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Expansions (1975) [Japanese Edition 2017]

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Expansions (1975) [Japanese Edition 2017]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 265 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45719)

When Lonnie Liston Smith left the Miles Davis band in 1974 for a solo career, he was, like so many of his fellow alumni, embarking on a musical odyssey. For a committed fusioneer, he had no idea at the time that he was about to enter an abyss that it would take him the better part of two decades to return from. Looking back upon his catalog from the period, this is the only record that stands out - not only from his own work, but also from every sense of the word: It is fully a jazz album, and a completely funky soul-jazz disc as well. Of the seven compositions here, six are by Smith, and the lone cover is of the Horace Silver classic, "Peace"…

Sylvan - 6 Studio Albums (1999-2011) (Re-up)

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Sylvan - 6 Studio Albums (1999-2011) (Re-up)

Sylvan - 6 Studio Albums (1999-2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC, WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 2,95 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 832 MB | Covers - 450 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Point Music, MALS

Sylvan is a German neo-prog band with an emphasis on the vocals and a powerful sound driven by keys and guitar. With their debut album "Deliverance", the German band from Hamburg open the door to this hidden world for all of us. The music takes you onto a journey full of miracles, dreams, love, passion and fortune. The dominant style of Sylvan is a mix of Symphonic Progressive Rock, neo Progressive and Classical Rock including touchs of the Progressive Metal, blended together in a new and interesting way, decorated with lot of intricate keyboards and guitars sounds and grandiose musical passages in all songs. Frequently compared to group like Marillion or IQ, Sylvan successfully adds a new facet to Nineties neo Progressive.

K. Markov - Visitors (2020)

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K. Markov - Visitors (2020)

K. Markov - Visitors (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Front cover
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Exosphere

Croatian composer K. Markov returns to Exosphere with Visitors, the follow-up to 2019’s Interactivity. Otherworldly sweeps, atmospheric passages, and psychedelic Berlin School sequencer jams guide us through this cinematic alien encounter.

John Coltrane - Trane's Blues [Recorded 1956-1960] (1999)

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John Coltrane - Trane's Blues [Recorded 1956-1960] (1999)

John Coltrane - Trane's Blues [Recorded 1956-1960] (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 495 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 42 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 4 98240 2 7)

Although Coltrane only recorded one proper album for Blue Note (Blue Train), he is credited as a sideman on several dates for the venerable jazz label. This disc paints the picture with two numbers from Blue Train (the title track and "Locomotion") and cuts from dates with Paul Chambers ("Just for the Love" from 1956's Whims of Chambers), Johnny Griffin ("Smoke Stack" from 1957's Blowin' Session), and Sonny Clark (the title track from 1957's Sonny's Crib). Rounded out by an early side with McCoy Tyner ("One and Four") and a sample from Coltrane's only meeting with Cecil Taylor (Kenny Dorham's "Shifting Down"), Trane's Blues will no doubt be of interest to fans looking beyond the tenor great's extensive Prestige, Atlantic, and Impulse! catalogs.

Erasure - Phantom Bride EP (2009)

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Erasure - Phantom Bride EP (2009)

Erasure - Phantom Bride EP (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 318 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: Synthpop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mute (CDMUTE420)

Phantom Bride is a remix EP by Erasure. It was released by Mute Records 12 October 2009 to commemorate the release of the 21st anniversary edition of The Innocents. The EP includes a remastered version of the title track plus brand new remixes including Vince Clarke's Big Mix of Hallowed Ground, Almighty's 12 Essential Mix of the single Chains Of Love and FrankMusik's mix of the title track, Phantom Bride.

Xhol (Xhol Caravan, Soul Caravan) - 6 Albums (1971-2009) (Re-up)

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Xhol (Xhol Caravan, Soul Caravan) - 6 Albums (1971-2009) (Re-up)

Xhol (Xhol Caravan, Soul Caravan) - 6 Albums (1971-2009)
EAC Rip | WavPack, FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,07 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 899 MB | Covers - 655 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock, Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights, ZYX Music

Xhol was one of the first bands who participated at the send of the 60s to the launch of the Krautrock movement in Germany. Nevertheless their music cannot be categorised. Their roots came from rhythm'n blues with soul tendencies. With their second album "Electrip" they rapidly found their own style which can be considered as an original fusion of free jazz, psychedelic rock and electronic experimentations. Very dynamic their jazz rock can sometimes be compared with the spirit of the psychedelic soul developed by Soft Machine. However the unusual use of electric instruments and electronic manipulations made Xhol absolutely unique. After "Electric", the band carries on their musical adventure with two great and totally free jazz rock albums. Dominated by endless, electric and cool improvisations "Hau Ruk" is a must for fusion and jazz lovers…

O.V. Wright - Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) (1977) [Japanese Edition 2018]

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O.V. Wright - Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) (1977) [Japanese Edition 2018]

O.V. Wright - Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) (1977) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 222 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 78 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-5006)

O.V. Wright's secular career started off in 1964 with "That's How Strong My Love Is." It was written by Roosevelt Jamison initially responsible for discovering gospel group the Harmony Echoes, which brought forth both Wright and James "Dark End of the Street" Carr. Originally a B-side, it's included on this album as the closing third of a searing medley. And again, Wright's delivery proves to be in the same league as the more famous version by Otis Redding. Nothing much was gained though by Wright's association with the song. Redding's success awakened Backbeat owner Don Robey, who claimed Wright as his "property." Credits to all the artists' later recordings invariably mention a certain "D. Malone." Since it's the same Robey under a false name, it stands as a painful reminder of just how "protective" the label owner was…

The Bob Florence Limited Edition - 4 Albums (1983-1998)

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The Bob Florence Limited Edition - 4 Albums (1983-1998)

The Bob Florence Limited Edition - 4 Albums (1983-1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,46 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 572 MB | Covers - 85 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sea Breeze, BBC Enterprises, MAMA Foundation

As a longtime staff arranger for Liberty Records, Bob Florence wrote some of the most innovative and challenging charts in postwar jazz - in many respects a man out of time, he possessed a particular brilliance for large-ensemble arrangements in the tradition of Duke Ellington, although the commercial vogue for big-band jazz had long since passed.
Over the years the group (dubbed the Limited Edition in 1982) served as a launching pad for a number of first-call L.A. session players, and in 2000 the LP Serendipity 18 won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance by a Large Ensemble. Florence died of pneumonia on May 15, 2008, two weeks shy of his 76th birthday.

Shri - Drum The Bass (1997)

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Shri - Drum The Bass (1997)

Shri - Drum The Bass (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Electronic, Drum 'n' Bass, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Outcaste Records (CASTE 4CD)

One of the rare cases in the British dance underground where an artist actually understands the ethnicities of the countries he's fusing, Shri is classically trained on the tabla, and uses his intricate knowledge of percussion to create a complex drum'n'bass outing with Indian environments.

Piramis - Erotika (1981) [Reissue 1992]

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Piramis - Erotika (1981) [Reissue 1992]

Piramis - Erotika (1981) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hungaroton (HCD 17663)

One of the biggest names in hard rock in Hungary, Piramis (Pyramid) formed in 1973. Founding members Istvan Bertodi (vocals), Peter Gabor (guitar and vocals), Lajos Som (bass), Janos Toth (saxophone and flute), Bela Toth (keyboards and vocals), and Bela Szigeti (drums) would release their first album shortly thereafter, and that self-titled affair would mark the beginning of a long-running - and very successful - recording career that would last more than 30 years. Some members would come and go, but the band's propensity for staying near the top of the charts in its native land would be consistent throughout the decades.