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Droids - Star Peace (1978/2003)

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Droids - Star Peace (1978/2003)

Droids - Star Peace (1978/2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) -> 194 MB | Scans included | 31:49
Genre: Electronic, Space Disco | Label: Barclay | #124.5.341

The Droids beamed down to planet Earth in the year 1978. The brainchild of Yves Hayet, they made the French space Synth classic '(Do You Have) the Force', which was heavily influenced by the recent release of the Star Wars film and he appeared on TV in robot guise to promote it. Maybe Daft Punk were watching? the song has appeared on the acclaimed So Young But So Cold: Underground French Music compilation and this is the first release of the parent album, Star Peace, outside of France. It features the single and other space-themed Electronica which were very much in the then-current style of instrumental Sci-Fi Synth that was sweeping France, such as Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene and Space's Magic Fly.

Demis Roussos - Universum (1979) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Demis Roussos - Universum (1979) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

Demis Roussos - Universum (1979) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 562 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Pop, Chanson | Label: Universal | # 536 973-0 | Time: 01:14:08

Singer Demis Roussos, known for his dramatic, operatic vocal stylings, was born Artemios Ventouris Roussos in Alexandria, Egypt, on June 15, 1946, to Greek expatriate parents. In the early '60s, however, the family decided to return to their homeland, and once there, the young Roussos (who had studied trumpet and sung in the church choir in Egypt) began playing in local bands. One of these was Aphrodite's Child, which also featured Vangelis Papatanassiou and Lucas Sideras. A huge hit in Europe, especially France, the band released a handful of albums before breaking up in 1971. With his label contacts in place, however, Roussos was able to secure a deal as a solo recording artist, and later that same year issued the single "We Shall Dance," also included on the album On the Greek Side of My Mind. The 1970s were a prolific time for Roussos, and he released a number of singles and albums that charted highly on the European and Latin American charts. In 1978 the singer decided to retire, and moved to Malibu Beach, where he kept a lower profile.

Barbara Hannigan, Ludwig Orchestra - La Passione: Nono, Haydn, Grisey (2020)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Barbara Hannigan, Ludwig Orchestra - La Passione: Nono, Haydn, Grisey (2020)

Barbara Hannigan, Ludwig Orchestra - La Passione: Nono, Haydn, Grisey (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 72:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA586 | Recorded: 2019

The starting point for Barbara Hannigan’s third recording for Alpha is a work by Gérard Grisey (1946-98) that is particularly close to her heart. Grisey wrote: ‘I conceived the Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil [Four songs for crossing the threshold] as a musical meditation on death in four parts: the death of the angel, the death of civilisation, the death of the voice and the death of humanity… The texts chosen belong to four civilisations (Christian, Egyptian, Greek, Mesopotamian) and have in common a fragmentary discourse on the inevitability of death.’ Luigi Nono (1924-90) was a politically engaged composer. His stunning monody Djamila Boupacha, a heart-rending cry for solo soprano, pays tribute to a freedom fighter tortured by French paratroopers during the Algerian war; Picasso also portrayed her in charcoal.

La Confrerie Des Fous - La Confrerie Des Fous (1979) {2014, Remastered}

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La Confrerie Des Fous - La Confrerie Des Fous (1979) {2014, Remastered}

La Confrerie Des Fous - La Confrerie Des Fous (1979) {2014, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 262 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans ~ 95 Mb | 00:39:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Progressive Folk Rock | O-Music #OM 71070

La Confrérie Des Fous was created in 1979 by Laurent Vercambre and common for groups towards the end of the 1970's, their shows consisted of a mix of theater, revue, slapstick and comedy, as well as original music with, just to mention a few, elements of both Rhythm and Blues and Folk. Appearing on stage with as many as 8 people - 12 musicians are to be heard on their only album - the group combined an eclectic mix of music and performance with components found in the medieval carnival-culture. They use violin, hurdy gurdy, viola, dulcimer, and synths to create an almost circus feel.

ZAZ - Recto Verso (2013)

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ZAZ - Recto Verso (2013)

ZAZ - Recto Verso (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Folk, Pop Rock, Chanson | Play On / Sony Music Russia #88883725652

Recto Verso is the second studio album by French singer Zaz, released on 10 May 2013 under the label Play On. The album was Zaz's first album in three years, after her eponymous début, released in 2010. It débuted on the French Album Chart at #2 and to date has spawned three singles, "On ira", "Si" and "Gamine". Musically, it is largely in a similar style to Zaz's début album. The title refers to the two sides of Zaz's personality, which she wished to express in the music of the album. Recto Verso went on to spend ten weeks in the top 10 albums and has been certified Double Platinum as of December 2013.

Daniel Cuiller, Stradivaria, Chœur de l’Académie Baroque - Rebel et Francœur: Pirame & Thisbé (2008)

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Daniel Cuiller, Stradivaria, Chœur de l’Académie Baroque - Rebel et Francœur: Pirame & Thisbé (2008)

Daniel Cuiller, Stradivaria, Chœur de l’Académie Baroque - François Rebel et François Francœur: Pirame & Thisbé (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 74:01+66:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | MIR058 | Recorded: 2007

After discovering François Francoeur's splendid orchestral pieces, the suites de Symphonies pour le festin royal de Monseigneur le Comte d'Artois, I was prompted by curiosity to play some of his magnificent violin sonatas in concert. This confirmed me in the conviction this violinist was undoubtedly one of the most appealing and gifted composers of 18th century France. Then it occurred to me to search his operatic output for the work or works most representative of his talents as an instrumentalist and orchestrator. The collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale soon convinced me that the 'more or less perfect pearl' was right in front of us: Piramé & Thisbé, a tragedie lyrique written in collaboration with his friend and associate François Rebel, three years his junior.

Cissy Street - La Tour du Pouvoir (2020) {2 Production}

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Cissy Street - La Tour du Pouvoir (2020) {2 Production}

Cissy Street - La Tour du Pouvoir (2020) {2 Production}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 416MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk

Cissy street blasted into the French jazz-funk scene with their first eponymous album in 2017; brandishing a repertoire of entirely original compositions that they’ve been performing in festivals ever since. Their music explores “the heart of a heady groove that mixes explosive funk, jubilant solos and ear-catching melodies (…) this is scorching hot music that we’d recommend to all ages, all types of crowds in any season.”

Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)

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Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)

Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 983 367-2 | Time: 00:53:29 | Scans included
Nouvelle Chanson, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk, French Pop

Olivia Ruiz rose to fame in 2001 as a contestant on the first edition of the TV reality show Star Academy, the French equivalent of American Idol. Subsequently, Ruiz exploited her popularity to secure a record deal and pursue a solo career. Certainly, her Star Academy background has been both a curse and a blessing for Ruiz. On the one hand it allowed her to become a recording artist; on the other it made her immediately suspicious to critics and music lovers, because of the dubious musical merits of such shows. It is thus an unexpected and pleasant surprise to realize than in her solo albums Ruiz is firmly bent in disowning the Star Academy stigma, enthusiastically embracing instead the French chanson genre. More surprising still is the fact that she actually fully succeeded in her goals with the release of her second album, La Femme Chocolat. A marked improvement, both artistically and commercially, over her 2003 debut, J'aime Pas l'Amour, La Femme Chocolat sold over a million copies and turned Ruiz into one of the best-paid French female singers of her generation.

DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

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DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

Claude Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliées; Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande (2017)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati, conductor; Magdalena Kožená

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 550 | Time: 01:08:33

This marks the first release with Robin Ticciati leading the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and it makes the requisite splash. There's a world premiere: even if you're not on board with the trend of enlarging the repertory through arrangements of works that are perfectly good in their original form, you will likely be seduced by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's ravishing reading of Debussy's voice-and-piano Ariettes oubliées, inventively arranged by Brett Dean. There's a little-known work: the opening one, Fauré's Prelude to Pénélope (a sparsely performed opera, with a slightly less sparsely performed prelude) is a lush and beautifully controlled arc. Controlled and detailed are two words that come to mind for Ticciati's interpretation of La mer, the warhorse work on the program; it may seem a bit deliberate, but there are many hues in his performance. The two Debussy works are balanced by two of Fauré's: the fourth work is the suite from Fauré's incidental music to Pélleas et Mélisande (in Charles Koechlin's version), also deliberate and lush. Linn recorded the performance in Berlin's Jesus Christus Kirche, which allows the full spectrum of orchestral colors to come through. Worth the money for Kozená fans for her turn alone, and a fine French program for all.

Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)

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Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)

Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi, Gérard Lesne, Christina Pluhar - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 150 min | 7,74 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Armide | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch | Recorded: 2003

Studio Armide represents magnificent documentary film Olivier Simonnet «Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles». Marc-Antoine Charpentier never had an official function at the court of Louis XIV. In 2004 Versailles finally opened its doors to him for the tercentennial commemorations of his death. The finest performers of baroque music, from Jordi Savall to Christophe Rousset, played the most important works of the time in the Royal Chapel opera house, as well as in the chateau salons and galleries: from instrumental music (Lully’s Alceste) to vocal music (Actéon), from lyric tragedy (Médée) to sacred music (Missa assumpta est Maria). The life of this collaborator of Molière’s and cultural life under Louis XIV are enriched by the participation of conductors and musicians.

Kraftwerk - Tour De France (UK Enhanced CD5) (1983) {1999 EMI Electrola} **[RE-UP]**

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Kraftwerk - Tour De France (UK Enhanced CD5) (1983) {1999 EMI Electrola} **[RE-UP]**

Kraftwerk - Tour De France (UK Enhanced CD5) (1983) {1999 EMI Electrola}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 151 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 38 mb
Genre: electronic, dance electronic

"Tour De France" is the 1983 single by German electronic group Kraftwerk. This CD single features three mixes of the song. It is also an enhanced CD featuring the music video for "Tour De France". The enhanced "extras" is only within the lossless version. This was released by EMI Electrola in 1999.

VA - Nova Tunes 4.1 (2020)

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VA - Nova Tunes 4.1 (2020)

VA - Nova Tunes 4.1 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:16:51 | 491 Mb
Genre: Soul, Rock, Trip Hop, Downtempo / Label: Nova Records

Nova Records présente la compilation NOVA TUNES 4.1.
Du haut de ses 15 années de défrichage tout azimut, le numéro 4.1 des Nova Tunes ne déroge pas à la vocation de cette collection : offrir à des oreilles toujours plus exigeantes le meilleur de la playlist de Radio Nova de ces six derniers mois.

Chris Stills - Chris Stills (2005)

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Chris Stills - Chris Stills (2005)

Chris Stills - Chris Stills (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: V2 Music | # VVR1040182 | Time: 00:48:42 | Scans included
Alternative/Indie Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock

2005 released 2nd solo album from the son of CSN's Stephen Stills & French superstar Veronique Sanson. Stills explores the ties between the 2 cultures that nurtured his life- French songs and American rock. "My French culture has always been a part of my life but it was time for me to do something with it." The album is bilingual, with Stills singing for the first time in his mother tongue: French. "This allowed me to discover another side of myself," explains Chris, "recalling another culture in my art.". He composed the English material and collaborated for the French songs with native songwriters & composers: Philippe Djian who wrote the lyrics for 2 songs composed by Stephan Eicher ("La fin du monde" & "Demon"), Jean-Louis Murat ("Kitty Catty"), while ex-Alain Bashung lyricist Boris Bergman wrote "DeuxiŠme Chance". Ryan Adams lent a helping hand on "For You". Finally, "Fool for Love" was written by Chris, the album's producer Hod David and the phenomenal producer, Ethan Johns.

Pascal Rophe - Henri Dutilleux: Le Loup; Trois Sonnets; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Melodies; Trois Tableaux (2015)

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Pascal Rophe - Henri Dutilleux: Le Loup; Trois Sonnets; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Melodies; Trois Tableaux (2015)

Henri Dutilleux: Le Loup; Trois Sonnets; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Mélodies; Trois Tableaux (2015)
Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire; Pascal Rophé, conductor; Vincent Le Texier, baritone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1651 | Time: 01:14:20

The name of Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013) is associated above all with orchestral music. His international reputation originated with the Second Symphony, ‘Le Double’ (premièred in 1959) and was confirmed by works such as Métaboles and the cello concerto Tout un monde lointain… But what about before that? In the centennial year of the composer's birth, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé present a programme which focusses on works composed before 1954, and offers the opportunity to discover a less familiar but by no means negligible side of Dutilleux's creative activity: songs and music for the theatre and film. Several of the works on this disc are recorded for the first time in these versions, or indeed at all. Performed by the French baritone Vincent Le Texier, Éloignez-vous – one of the Cassou settings – and Quatre Mélodies appear for the first time on disc in the version for orchestra. The complete score of the ballet Le Loup only exists in a recording made in 1954, while the Trois Tableaux symphoniques – originally composed as incidental music for a stage adaptation of Wuthering Heights – and the extracts from the film score La Fille du Diable are here made available on CD for the first time.

Lokua Kanza - Nkolo (2010) {World Village--Harmonia Mundi WVF479043}

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Lokua Kanza - Nkolo (2010) {World Village--Harmonia Mundi WVF479043}

Lokua Kanza - Nkolo (2010) {World Village–Harmonia Mundi WVF479043}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 75 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Lokua Kanza / World Village / Harmonia Mundi S.A | WVF479043
World Music / Pop / African / Soft Rock / Worldbeat

On his latest album, Nkolo, Congolese singer Lokua Kanza draws on sounds from his father s village and his native Lingala tongue to give the African Diaspora a musical sense of place. Listening to the album is an unabashedly uplifting experience the theme of love is ever-present. The title track Nkolo translates as God and the album is unashamedly spiritual. A devout Christian, Kanza cut his musical teeth aged eight singing in the church in Kinshasha. Kanza, who now lives mainly in Brazil, was known as the Brazilian from an early age.