Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)

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Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)

Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,06 GB | Covers - 67 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JSP Records (JSP901)

This five-disc box collects Reinhardt's first 124 recordings between 1934-1939. Curiously enough, these sides aren't chronological. Rather, while each disc's featured sessions are presented mostly chronologically, the discs themselves are rather awkwardly sequenced, with different discs covering different years in a seemingly random order. That doesn't really detract from the set's appeal, however, as this music is terrific no matter how it's presented. If there is a flaw, it's that the remastering isn't nearly as superb as the fawning front-cover quotation would lead one to believe. To his credit, however, Kendall admits that he has attempted no "enhancement" of the sound, but has instead concentrated on clearing away much of the audio rubble. His work is, in fact, generally excellent - especially on the later sides, many of which are virtually devoid of hiss…

Shylock - Île De Fièvre (1978) [Reissue 1996]

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Shylock - Île De Fièvre (1978) [Reissue 1996]

Shylock - Ile De Fievre (1978) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 292 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Musea (FGBG 4177.AR)

With its complexity and instrumental richness, its ability to develop anguishing themes and electric rises and its overgrowing tension, Shylock has often been compared to King Crimson. Actually, this instrumental combo also belongs to wild and intricate Progressive rock with tormenting atmospheres, but has its own personality. The latter is expressed through overwhelming lyricism and refined romanticism, a bit like Pulsar. With its schizoido-electronic dimension, Shylock can also make you think of Heldon. What's more, each musician is a real virtuoso, especially guitarist Frédéric L'epee and outstanding drummer André Fisichella. As "Gialorgues" (1975) can be considered as a very good debut album, "Ile de Fièvre" (1978) is widely known as an absolute masterpiece.

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg (2012)

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Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg (2012)

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg (2012)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Indie/Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mercury (602537128778)

As far as debut albums go, this eponymous release is a surprisingly accomplished effort from the Nottingham-born teenager Jake Bugg. Although he stares out from the album cover like a younger, long-lost cousin of the View or the Enemy, while those U.K. indie acts found their nourishment on a diet of the Jam, Oasis, and the Strokes, Bugg found time to explore pre-Beatles music from the likes of Buddy Holly and Richie Valens. These influences - combined with a folk sensibility and moments of delicate acoustic fingerpicking that betray a love for Bob Dylan and Donovan - make for an accessible, pop-focused record that doesn’t attempt to chase innovation…

Stanley Turrentine - Music For Lovers [Recorded 1962-1969] (2006)

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Stanley Turrentine - Music For Lovers [Recorded 1962-1969] (2006)

Stanley Turrentine - Music For Lovers [Recorded 1962-1969] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 271 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946358367 2 1)

These nine ballads were recorded by Stanley Turrentine between 1962 and 1969. Apart from being a genuinely wonderful set of romantic tunes, Music for Lovers showcases a soft side of the great tenor's playing. Turrentine is one of the quintessential soul-jazz saxophonists. His Blue Note recordings from the 1960s with Shirley Scott are generally the works cited, but there is so much other material on offer that a small collection like this is welcome. A pair of ballads with Scott on organ are here, representing that darker groove aspect, but so are tunes with pianists like Sonny Clark, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Horace Parlan, and Cedar Walton…

September - Zadnja Avantura (1976) [Reissue 2008]

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September - Zadnja Avantura (1976) [Reissue 2008]

September - Zadnja Avantura (1976) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 338 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 87 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: PGP RTS (CD 417566 SOKOJ)

September grew out of the short-lived super-group project Jugoslovenska Pop Selekcija in September 1975, whose members included Tihomir Pop Asanovic-organ, Janez Boncina-vocals, guitar, Braco Doblekar-percussion, congas and Ratko Divjak- drums. Charley Novak on bass and formally educated musician Pero Ugrin on electric violin and trumpet joined soon for the recording of the first album, ironically titled "Zadnja avantura" (Eng. "The Last Adventure"). The album was recorded in February 1976 in Ljubljana and released shortly afterwards but passed largely unnoticed. This is in fact a pure gem of Yugoslavian jazz fusion that lacked popularity simply because there was no single hit song on it that would draw attention of the wider public…

Sounds From The Ground - Binary (2019)

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Sounds From The Ground - Binary (2019)

Sounds From The Ground - Binary (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 349 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Front cover
Genre: Dub, Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Upstream Records

The well respected London duo Nick Woolfson and Elliot Jones return with a striking new album Binary featuring 9 brand new tracks. Binary marks the 25th anniversary of Sounds From The Ground.

Esbjörn Svensson Trio - 301 (2012)

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Esbjörn Svensson Trio - 301 (2012)

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - 301 (2012)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ACT Music (9029-2)

Following the posthumous release of Leucocyte in 2008, only months after the untimely death of pianist Esbjörn Svensson, it seemed as though that album would represent e.s.t.’s final studio statement. Now, nearly four years later, 301 has emerged. It was recorded during the same sessions, whilst the Swedish trio were touring around Asia and Australia. The disc is named after the 301 Studios in Sydney. This is no sweeping-up of studio off-cuts. This is one of e.s.t.’s greatest albums, and even arguably their ultimate work, in every sense of the word. It represents a colossal achievement, as they take their final bow…

Eroc - 2 Studio Albums (1975-1979) [Reissue 2005] (Repost)

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Eroc - 2 Studio Albums (1975-1979) [Reissue 2005] (Repost)

Eroc - 2 Studio Albums (1975-1979) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 860 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 315 MB | Covers - 431 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Brain/SPV

Eroc (Joachim Heinz Ehrig) started his solo career in 1975 while he was currently the drummer of Grobschnitt. His self titled album can be considered as a cross between Gorbschnitt's typical symphonic amazing music and electronic/ synthscapes dominated by numerous original sound manipulations. Despite that he was originally recognised as a drummer, here Eroc is the man behind the machines, controlling solid essays in synth experimentations and electronic collages. His first album is an absolute must in Kraut/ electronic genre, very abstract, emotional and a mix of different moods. This album is an opponent worthy of Klaus Schulze's first realisations in space/ "kosmische" electronic music…

Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002) (Repost)

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Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002) (Repost)

Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Alternative Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Parlophone (7243 5 40504 2 8)

After touring in support of their debut album, Parachutes, Coldplay was personally and professionally exhausted. Frontman Chris Martin insisted he was dry; by the time they closed their European tour in summer 2001, he hadn't written a song in months. The U.K. music press immediately pounced on the idea of Coldplay calling it quits, but somewhere lurked the beauty of "In My Place." The spirit and soul of this ballad allowed Coldplay to pull it together to make a second album. What came from such anguish and inquisition was A Rush of Blood to the Head. Coldplay has surely let it all go on this record. Acoustics are drowned out by Jon Buckland's riveting guitar work, and vocally, Martin has sharpened his falsetto, refining his haunting delivery…

The Michael Landau Group - Organic Instrumentals (2012)

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The Michael Landau Group - Organic Instrumentals (2012)

The Michael Landau Group - Organic Instrumentals (2012)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 340 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tone Center Records (TC 4072-2)

Michael Landau is most well known for his session guitar work with recording greats such as Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, BB King, James Taylor, Ray Charles and Rod Stewart. A tremendous rock-oriented instrumental album with jazz tinges (think Jimmy Herring meets Jeff Beck), it's got plenty of jazz cred in organist Larry Goldings (John Scofield, Trio Beyond) and bassists Jimmy Haslip, and drummers Gary Novak and Vinnie Colaiuta - amongst the players who show up. In contrast to his last live album from 2006, he goes completely instrumental for one of the best recordings of its kind this year.

Mirthrandir - For You the Old Women (1976) [Reissue 1992]

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Mirthrandir - For You the Old Women (1976) [Reissue 1992]

Mirthrandir - For You the Old Women (1976) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Syn-Phonic (SYNCD 6)

Mirthrandir was an obscure progressive band from New Jersey formed in 1973 during the heyday of Yes. This band played a complex and elaborated music based on breaks, contrasts and refinement. There are plenty of vintage Moog's and Hammond organs. The flute is also an interesting addition to the sound. The group subtly mixed influences of Gentle Giant, King Crimson, UK, Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. "For You The Old Women" is an album of progressive rock with flute, keyboards, long tracks and lots of rhythm changes. Led by keyboards and guitar, the compositions are all very much in the traditional "prog" style, with alternating moods, shifting time changes, and competent vocals that remind of Derek Shulman of Gentle Giant at times. This is an album that grows on you with each repeated listening. One of the best American progressive rock albums of the 70's.

George Harrison - Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976)

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George Harrison - Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976)

George Harrison - Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 161 MB
Genre: Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Bros. Records (9 26612-2)

Having suffered the humiliation of being sued successfully over "My Sweet Lord," George Harrison turned the ordeal into music, writing "This Song," a Top 25 hit. Even better was "Crackerbox Palace," which would have fit in nicely on any Beatles album. The rest was slight, although Harrison covering Cole Porter's "True Love" is an interesting idea. This was Harrison's first album on Dark Horse, his custom label, formed after the completion of his contract with EMI/Capitol in June 1976 and initially distributed by A&M.

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Autumn In New York (2008) (Repost)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Autumn In New York (2008) (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Autumn In New York (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 380 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Top Music International (UD-SACD8933-2)

There have been many great Jazz/Soul/Pop collaborations over the decades, like Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway, not to mention other one-time duets or duet albums, but before all of them, the first such match made in music heaven was Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. She, one of the greatest vocalists of her or any generation, he, a genius musician with a distinct voice like no other and both, groundbreaking innovators and superior artists who paved the way for the worldwide music industry and continue to be two of its greatest giants. Autumn In New York is a new Super Audio CD release of their work together and as usual, it has so much chemistry, joy and smoothness that we will never hear the likes of it or them again.

Manes - Slow Motion Death Sequence (2018)

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Manes - Slow Motion Death Sequence (2018)

Manes - Slow Motion Death Sequence (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 303 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Debemur Morti Productions ‎(DMP0162)

The legendary Manes return with ‘Slow Motion Death Sequence’, the most fully realised manifestation of the inimitable vision they first unveiled on 2003’s ’Vilosophe’. The band continue to riff on late ‘90s progressive experimentation of the Norwegian metal avant-garde (In The Woods…, The 3rd And The Mortal, Solefald, Ulver), deftly weaving the left-field oddity of that period through hook-ridden pop music and tripped-out electronica. An eclectic set containing the strongest and most persuasive songs of their 25-year career, ‘Slow Motion Death Sequence’ is truly a record for late nights - when the small hours draw addictive fascination from seemingly outlandish soundworlds.

The Steve Miller Band - Bingo! (2010) [Special Edition]

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The Steve Miller Band - Bingo! (2010) [Special Edition]

The Steve Miller Band - Bingo! (2010) [Special Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers (18 MB) included
Genre: Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Roadrunner Records (1686-177595)

Bingo! is the Steve Miller Band's first studio record in 17 years. Thematically, it's a look back at the the electric blues and R&B that influenced him as a young man. Issued on his own Space Cowboy imprint, is also the final recorded appearance of blues harmonica great Norton Buffalo who passed away in 2009. Blues classics by B.B. King, Lowell Fulsom, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Earl King, Jimmy Reed, and Jessie Hill are here, along with three selections by contemporary bluesman Jimmie Vaughan. What all of these tracks all have in common is Miller's signature approach: he is a stellar guitarist who has no need to show off, a tight arranger, and an intuitive modern producer (with help from Andy Johns).These 14 tunes (all under four minutes) actually extend the electric blues tradition…