Also Eden - 3 Studio Albums (2006-2013)

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Also Eden - 3 Studio Albums (2006-2013)

Also Eden - 3 Studio Albums (2006-2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,03 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 358 MB | Covers - 141 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released, Festival Music

Also Eden are a 5-piece South-West UK progressive rock band comprising vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass and drums. Influenced by traditional progressive rock music such as Genesis and Yes along with the more modern progressive sounds of Porcupine Tree and the Flower Kings, the band was initially formed as a recording project in 2005 by Huw Lloyd-Jones (vocals) and Ian Hodson (keyboards/vocals). With the addition of Simon Rogers (guitars/vocals), Ralvin Thomas (bass) and Mark Hall (drums), the band sound began to take evolve, culminating in the 2006 release "About Time". The Album has since received many favourable reviews, and the band's live appearances helped win new audiences both in the UK and on the Continent following live performances at Summers End Festival 2005 and 2006, and ProgFarm (Bakeveen, Holland) in 2006.

Pérez Prado - The Real... Pérez Prado [3CD Box Set] (2014)

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Pérez Prado - The Real... Pérez Prado [3CD Box Set] (2014)

Perez Prado - The Real… Perez Prado [3CD Box Set] (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 879 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 347 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Mambo, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music ‎(88875053192)

Universally known as the King of the Mambo, Pérez Prado was the single most important musician involved in the hugely popular Latin dance craze. Whether he actually created the rhythm is somewhat disputed, but it's abundantly clear that Prado developed it into a bright, swinging style with massive appeal for dancers of all backgrounds and classes. Prado's mambo was filled with piercing high-register trumpets, undulating saxophone counterpoint, atmospheric organ (later on), and harmonic ideas borrowed from jazz. While his tight percussion arrangements allowed for little improvisation, they were dense and sharply focused, keeping the underlying syncopations easy for dancers to follow…

Hollan Holmes - Milestones (2020)

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Hollan Holmes - Milestones (2020)

Hollan Holmes - Milestones (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 346 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Front cover
Genre: Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spotted Peccary

Acclaimed electronic musician Hollan Holmes makes his Spotted Peccary label debut with Milestones, his seventh album of dynamic sequencer-driven synthesizer explorations. Celebrating significant moments along the arc of time, Milestones is an energetic and passionate album that delivers a fresh and flawless take on the timeless art of synth-based soundscapes. On Milestones, Holmes transmits an engaging set of ten impassioned electronic compositions influenced in part by the Berlin school of synthesizer music and traditional space music. Interweaving strains of melody and counterpoint slip gracefully through an intricate network of kinetic rhythms, pulsing tones and spiraling musical spaces on a mind-expanding journey from one spellbinding sonic landmark to the next…

Crabs - Wheel Of Fate (1997)

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Crabs - Wheel Of Fate (1997)

Crabs - Wheel Of Fate (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 334 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Heavy Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 023)

For once, no re-release of an old record from the 70s but a more recent band. The Crabs, from the northern edge of the Black Forest in the German region of Swabia, were founded in 1986 by former members of the group Otto Rhombisch and played psychedelic with a slight New Wave or Gothic touch, which is recognizable especially in the singing. In spring 1994 they recorded a couple of songs which were intended to form the material for their first LP. But the project was left un-finished since in the summer of that year the band broke up. It would have been a pity to let the tapes rot away unused, and so they were in the end released on CD after all. But be careful - to those who are totally dedicated to the 70s it will probably sound too new. The tasteful psychedelic cover artwork was created by singer Lea Bayer.

V.A. - Retro:Active 2 (Rare & Remixed) (2004)

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V.A. - Retro:Active 2 (Rare & Remixed) (2004)

V.A. - Retro:Active 2 (Rare & Remixed) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 579 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hi-Bias Records (HIB-10162)

If you're an '80s alt-pop junkie who scours the various-artist bins for new series that take surprising turns, Hi-Bias' Retro: Active series might fit the bill since it compiles alternate and extended mixes that tend to come from the original 12" releases. A lot of the tracks in the series have been out of circulation since they were first issued, so Hi-Bias should at least be credited for not recycling the same old batch of hits and semi-hits. Notables on this, the second volume, include the extended mix of the Human League's "Human," the dance remix of Blancmange's "Don't Tell Me," the Madhouse mix of Yaz's "State Farm," and the dub mix of Tears for Fears' "Shout."

Archive - You All Look The Same To Me (2002)

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Archive - You All Look The Same To Me (2002)

Archive - You All Look The Same To Me (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 397 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock, Trip Hop, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EastWest (0927450562)

You All Look the Same to Me is the third record by a British band Archive released in 2002. With a sound halfway between classical trip-hop of Bristol school and electronic psychedelic rock (and many shades of alternative pop in between), Archive enjoyed more success in continental Europe, (i.e. in France) than at home.

Don Pullen - The Best Of Don Pullen: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1986-1995] (1997)

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Don Pullen - The Best Of Don Pullen: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1986-1995] (1997)

Don Pullen - The Best Of Don Pullen: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1986-1995] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 350 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 8 23513 2 0)

The Best of Don Pullen collects nine highlights from Don Pullen's 11 years with Blue Note. Spanning the late '80s and early '90s, the compilation includes tracks culled from the pianist's time with the George Adams Quartet, his trio albums (one with Gary Peacock, one with Tony Williams) and cuts he recorded with his group the African-Brazilian Connection. While his original recordings remain the best way to understand his achievements, this collection is a good introduction to his style for the curious, featuring such titles as "Song from the Old Country," "New Beginnings," "Jana's Delight," "Indio Gitano," "Reservation Blues," "El Matador" and "Andre's Ups and Downs."

Taurus - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (2010-2014)

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Taurus - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (2010-2014)

Taurus - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (2010-2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image/tracks+.cue+log) - 1,22 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 499 MB | Covers - 139 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mylodon Records

Taurus is the name used by the talented Chilean multi-instrumentalist Claudio Momberg who after a successful career in bands as Seti, Caamora and Subterra released four excellent albums edited by Mylodon Records. Like Mike Oldfield and Vangelis before him, Claudio plays all the instruments, but to make it even more impressive, also produced all the albums. It was not a surprise to discover that his music was fluid and elegant with a unique style product of his dexterity with all the instruments. Recommended for fans of orchestral and instrumental Prog.

Something Completely Different - 2 Albums (2003-2006)

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Something Completely Different - 2 Albums (2003-2006)

Something Completely Different - 2 Albums (2003-2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 875 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 346 MB | Covers - 127 MB
Genre: Traditional Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Invisible Shadows, Strange Life Records

Based out of the town Zutphen, Netherlands, one man artist Boele Gerkes produces old-school synthesizer music inspired by Klaus Schulze,Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and Vangelis.

Charles Mingus - Original Faubus Fables [Recorded 1960] (1999)

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Charles Mingus - Original Faubus Fables [Recorded 1960] (1999)

Charles Mingus - Original Faubus Fables [Recorded 1960] (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 321 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 163 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ZYX Music (JC 98019)

Bassist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Charles Mingus cut himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a musical and cultural legacy that became universally lauded. As an instrumentalist he had few peers - he was blessed with a powerful tone and pulsating sense of rhythm, capable of elevating the instrument into the frontline of a band. Intensely ambitious yet often earthy in expression, simultaneously politically radical and deeply traditional spiritually, Mingus' music took elements from everything he had experienced - from gospel and blues, New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, Latin music, modern classical music, and even the jazz avant-garde, and adapted it for ensembles ranging from trios and quartets to sextets and orchestras…

Quantum Jump - 2 Studio Albums (1976-1977) [Reissue 1998-1999]

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Quantum Jump - 2 Studio Albums (1976-1977) [Reissue 1998-1999]

Quantum Jump - 2 Studio Albums (1976-1977)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 711 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 298 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Voiceprint

Quantum Jump - Quantum Jump (1976) & Quantum Jump - Barracuda (1977).
UK act Quantum Jump was formed in 1973, consisting of Rupert Hine (keyboards, vocals), Mark Warner (guiatrs), John G. Perry (bass) and Trevor Morais (drums). Fusion, jazz rock and funk where the foundations of their musical explorations, and in 1973 and 74 they recorded the material to be used for their debut album, eventually issued by The Electric Record Company in 1976 following their purchase of the rights of the album. "The Lone Ranger" was issued as a single from the album, and although initially gathering a lot of interest at first this abruptly stopped when the BBC banned the single from being played due to what they deemed were inappropriate lyrical contents…

Elvis Presley - The Real... Elvis [3CD Box Set] (2011)

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Elvis Presley - The Real... Elvis [3CD Box Set] (2011)

Elvis Presley - The Real… Elvis [3CD Box Set] (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,05 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 505 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Rock 'n' Roll, Pop, Ballad | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music ‎(88697915472)

What we have here is an excellent compilation of 90 tracks from the first years of Elvis’s success. The majority of the hits are on the first two discs, with the third being, in the main, a collection of his finest religious recordings from the period. All the early hits are here; “Heartbreak Hotel”, “All Shook Up”, Jailhouse Rock”, “Love Me, Tender”, “Hound Dog”, “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and many more. Some of his best early performances, such as “That’s All Right” and “Mystery Train” are also included, as are some of the film songs, such as “GI Blues”, “Wooden Heart”, “Loving You” and many others.

Charlie Mariano - A Jazz Portrait Of Charlie Mariano (1963) [Reissue 2005]

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Charlie Mariano - A Jazz Portrait Of Charlie Mariano (1963) [Reissue 2005]

Charlie Mariano - A Jazz Portrait Of Charlie Mariano (1963) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR 1632)

Jim Hall's masterful playing is something we have all come to expect from him. Phil Bodner, whose complete mastery of all the redd instruments makes him a one man section, and as such, he is an invaluable asset. Mel Lewis' consistently fine musicianship and his fiery propulsion to the big band tracks is more thanworthy of comment Charlie's gospel-tinged "The Shout", the Sebesky title tune of the album, and Rolf Ericson's delightful jazz waltz, "Pretty Little Nieda", coupled with the standards, make for above average programming, something of a novelty in a business.

Luke Vibert & BJ Cole - Stop The Panic (1999) [Japanese Edition]

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Luke Vibert & BJ Cole - Stop The Panic (1999) [Japanese Edition]

Luke Vibert & BJ Cole - Stop The Panic (1999) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 410 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers - 206 MB
Genre: Breakbeat, Downtempo, Trip Hop, Drum 'n' Bass | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-021)

It must be one of the most unlikely collaborations in electronic music, but producer Luke Vibert's collaboration with pedal steel master B.J. Cole actually turns out alright, though the fusion is not quite as surprising as it originally sounded. On most tracks, Cole's shimmering, fluid guitar lines are simply assimilated into Vibert's kitchen-sink production style, and the results don't sound vastly different than Vibert's last full-length, Tally Ho! (recorded under his Wagon Christ pseudonym). It's good to see an excellent producer pushing himself - and all of electronic music - into new territory; Stop the Panic just doesn't sound quite like the revolution it should be.

Synkopy 61 - Festival / Xantipa / Formule 1 (1972-1975) [Reissue 2008]

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Synkopy 61 - Festival / Xantipa / Formule 1 (1972-1975) [Reissue 2008]

Synkopy 61 - Festival / Xantipa / Formule 1 (1972-1975) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 817 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 316 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: FT Records (FT0104-2)

Synkopy (or Synkopy 61), translated as Syncopations, were born in 1960 in Brno, Moravia. The first line-up consisted of Jiri Rybar (drums, vocals), Pavel Pokorny (violin, vocals), Petr Smeja (guitar, vocals), Milos Orsag (accordion) and Petr Fischer (clarinet), a while later joined by Jiri Rybar on double bass and vocals. This early acoustic incarnation was geared towards dance halls, but in 1963 Smeja and Carvas started playing electric instruments and the sound become more rocking. Their name changed every year, ie. Synkopy 63, 64… until they finally settled on Synkopy 61.
The band took advantage of the fact that every member was a singer, and developed into a west-coast style outfit, similar to the Beach Boys, who they would open for in 1969…