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VA - The Best of Shanghai Lounge (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - The Best of Shanghai Lounge (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - The Best of Shanghai Lounge (2010) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 910 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Chillout, Lounge, Downtempo, Jazzy | Label: High Note | # HN720CD | Time: 02:13:51

2010 two CD collection. Since 2003, the Shanghai Lounge series has become the High Note label's identifiable trademark, drawing the city look of Shanghai with modern and traditional touches in Downtempo and Trip-Hop tunes. The Best of Shanghai Lounge collects 15 of the best tracks from the first five volumes on Disc One. On Disc Two, High Note has invited German duo Club des Belugas, JoJo Effect, Cayetano, Tape Five, Amp Fiddler (with Corinne Bailey Rae) and others to participate on this special release. 29 tracks.

Fever Ray - Fever Ray (2009) Deluxe Edition CD + DVD5 [Re-Up]

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Fever Ray - Fever Ray (2009) Deluxe Edition CD + DVD5 [Re-Up]

Fever Ray - Fever Ray (2009) Deluxe Edition CD + DVD5
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Time: 00:56:25
DVD5 | VIDEO TS | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 (dual mono) 256 kbps | 21 min | ~ 1.1 Gb
Electronic, Ambient Pop, IDM, Alternative/Indie | Label: Rabid | # RABID 039X | Scans ~ 67 Mb

2009 debut album from Fever Ray AKA Karin Dreijer Andersson, one half of The Knife. Fever Ray is the title, of both project and album, an evocation of the music's sound, intense and anxious, yet luminous. After having her second child and eight months of the most productive daydreaming later, Karin had a batch of new songs and the raw materials for the production of Fever Ray. Unsure how to get them over the finishing line, she took half to Christoffer Berg (who mixed The Knife's work), half to Stockholm production duo Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid for a final brush and tickle. The result is Fever Ray, an album that, while recognizably the work of the same artist, is dramatically different from The Knife.

Portishead - Studio Albums 1994-2008 (3CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2011] Re-Up

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Portishead - Studio Albums 1994-2008 (3CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2011] Re-Up

Portishead - Studio Albums 1994-2008 (3CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 822 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans ~ 387 Mb
Genre: Trip-Hop, Electronic, Experimental Rock | # UICY-20164~20166 | Time: 02:29:11

Collection includes 2011 Japanese SHM-CD reissues of all studio albums at the moment: Dummy (1994); Portishead (1997); Third (2008).

Björk - Biophilia Live (2014)

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Björk - Biophilia Live (2014)

Björk - Biophilia Live (2014)
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
DTS, 6 ch, 1510 Kbps, 48.0 KHz / LPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Trip Hop, Electronic, Experimental | BD=>DVD9 | 02:09:00 | ~ 7.23 Gb

Biophilia Live is a 2014 British concert film by Björk, directed and edited by Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton. The film features Björk performing tracks from her Biophilia Tour, which started in June 2011 and ended in September 2013…

Violet Indiana - Albums Collection 2001-2004 (3CD) [Re-Up]

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Violet Indiana - Albums Collection 2001-2004 (3CD) [Re-Up]

Violet Indiana - Albums Collection 2001-2004 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 678 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 294 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Dream Pop, Trip-Hop, Ambient Pop | Time: 02:01:25

Sonic wizard Robin Guthrie (ex-Cocteau Twins) and vocalist Siobhan de Mare (ex-Mono) made up the hazy dream pop of Violet Indiana. Shortly after de Mare was relieved of her Mono duties, she received a phone call from Guthrie, asking her if she'd like to work with him. Unfamiliar with Guthrie's cult status, she asked her sister about him and decided to take him up on the offer. In late 2000, the duo released the Choke EP on Bella Union, the label run by Guthrie and former Cocteau mate Simon Raymonde. Retaining some of Guthrie's trademark characteristics and combining them with de Mare's lazy, confident delivery, the Choke EP established them convincingly enough as something removed from Guthrie's prior band – a tricky thing indeed. 2001's full-length Roulette improved on the promising debut. A singles collection, Casino, followed in early 2002. Russian Doll was the proper follow-up to Roulette, released in June of 2004.

Bhagavan Das - Now (2002) {Karuna/Razor & Tie} **[RE-UP]**

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Bhagavan Das - Now (2002) {Karuna/Razor & Tie} **[RE-UP]**

Bhagavan Das - Now (2002) {Karuna/Razor & Tie}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 427 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 174 mb
Genre: world, folk, meditative, electronica, trip hop

Now is a 2002 CD by Bhagavan Das. Unlike his older material, this one combines his Buddhist messages with electronic funky and trip hop beats. The entire album was produced and arranged by Mike D. of the Beastie Boys, and features help from longtime Beastie Boys associate Mark Nishita on keyboards. This was released by Karuna/Razor & Tie.

Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2009

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Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2009

Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 715 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 300 Mb | Scans included
Trip-Hop, Electronic, Alternative | Label: Island | # 532 231-1 | Time: 01:57:20

Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe two CD edition of this classic 1995 Trip Hop masterpiece including a bonus 13 track CD featuring B-sides, outtakes and seven previously unreleased versions including 2009 mixes of three of the album's tracks: 'Overcome', 'Hell Is Round The Corner' and 'Black Steel'. Tricky's musical breakthrough came in 1992 on Massive Attack's groundbreaking Blue Lines album. Three years later, when he released this seminal debut album, Tricky became the voice and face of the Trip Hop movement.

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.

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.

Nightmares On Wax - Thought So... (2008) [2CD Japanese Edition]

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Nightmares On Wax - Thought So... (2008) [2CD Japanese Edition]

Nightmares On Wax - Thought So… (2008) [2CD Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 473 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 197 MB | Covers - 318 MB
Genre: Downtempo, Dub, Trip-Hop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-206)

Thought So… is a bit of a travelogue for Nightmares on Wax, consisting of tracks recorded in locales ranging from Leeds to Ibiza - and definitely many places in between. Utilizing an intriguing studio named Camper Van Somewhere (as in, "Recorded on the…"), George Evelyn and Robin Taylor-Firth keep their productions painfully sparse, par for the course in the NoW catalog. Sometimes they're a little too sparse, specifically the first few tracks, where listeners might get the feeling they're trapped back in 1996 - when a naked breakbeat and an occasional effect or sample were the only things necessary for an innovative production…

Zero 7 - Simple Things (Special Edition) (2001/2018) & When It Falls (Special Edition) (2004/2019)

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Zero 7 - Simple Things (Special Edition) (2001/2018) & When It Falls (Special Edition) (2004/2019)

Zero 7 - Simple Things (Special Edition) (2001/2018) & When It Falls (Special Edition) (2004/2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,5 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 551 Mb | 03:57:58
Electronic, Trip-Hop, Chillout, Acid Jazz | Label: New State Music

The men behind the European downtempo outfit Zero 7 – producers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker – launched their careers in the music industry as tea boys at a London recording studio. Shortly thereafter, however, both were in the thick of action, working alongside a string of well-known British musicians such as the Pet Shop Boys and Robert Plant. They spent the best part of the '90s honing their production skills behind the scenes. Then, after taking on the name of a nightclub in Honduras, the duo gradually began unleashing their own ideas onto an unsuspecting public.

Nightmares On Wax - In A Space Outta Sound (2006) [Japanese Edition]

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Nightmares On Wax - In A Space Outta Sound (2006) [Japanese Edition]

Nightmares On Wax - In A Space Outta Sound (2006) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 387 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 358 MB
Genre: Downtempo, Dub, Trip-Hop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-145)

One of the prime architects of the organic grooves later dubbed trip-hop, Nightmares on Wax deserted their early formula in 2002 only when it became respectable and a crossover appeared most likely. With the air cleared of downtempo cash-ins, producer George Evelyn and producer/keyboardist Robin Taylor-Firth went right back to dub-heavy trip-hop with In a Space Outta Sound. Unsurprisingly, Nightmares on Wax remain among the best at constructing simple grooves with endless depths; their only rival is Massive Attack. The centerpiece is "Damn," seven and a half minutes of gently undulating hip-hop courtesy of a reedy Al Hirt sample (familiar from its use by De La Soul) that eventually flowers into an R&B jam with a gospel choir…

The Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s (20th Anniversary Remaster) (1998/2018)

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The Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s (20th Anniversary Remaster) (1998/2018)

The Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s (20th Anniversary Remaster) (1998/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 473 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:18:16
Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Trip-Hop, Folktronica | Label: Because Music

The Beta Band were a Scottish musical group formed in 1996. They were critically acclaimed and have achieved a cult status. Their style was described as being "folktronica", a blend of folk, Scottish, electronic, rock, trip hop, and experimental jamming. The acclaimed Scottish band released just three albums and three EPs between 1996 and 2004 (when they disbanded) and it’s those three EPs – Champion Versions, The Patty Patty Sound and Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos – that were brought together to form their first ‘album’.

Natacha Atlas - Mish Maoul (2006) [Re-Up]

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Natacha Atlas - Mish Maoul (2006) [Re-Up]

Natacha Atlas - Mish Maoul (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Label: Mantra Records | # MNTCD 1038 | Time: 00:51:27
Worldbeat, Ethnic Pop, Middle Eastern, Electronic

Even when paying homage to the Moroccan music she grew up with, vocalist Natacha Atlas can't help but let the multicultural and modern seep in. With bossa nova, Western pop, and just a thin slice of electronica figuring into the mix, the "back to my roots" album Mish Maoul is a rich collection of music that doesn't sound decorated but natural coming from an artist who prides herself in being a musical nomad. Easy to believe a nomad's memories of her homeland would be foggy and sentimental, and easy to believe the modern nomad's soundtrack would sound something like this – only something like this because this is far and away Atlas' most personal album. Suitably, she seems totally in charge of its construction, making interesting production choices with the help of Temple of Sound, Timothy Whelan, and others. For someone who has worked with Transglobal Underground, Art of Trance, and Jah Wobble in the past, the restraint Atlas uses on the rhythmic and ritualistic "Hayati Inta" is surprising and creates an intoxicating tension with only a slight bit of electric guitar revealing this isn't a field recording.

Everything But The Girl - The Best Of EBTG (1996)

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Everything But The Girl - The Best Of EBTG (1996)

Everything But The Girl - The Best Of EBTG (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 99 Mb
Label: Blanco Y Negro | # 0630-16637-2 | Time: 00:58:18
Electronic, House, Alternative, Trip-Hop

The Best of Everything but the Girl is divided between selections from their early records and remixes of '90s hits such as "Missing." Consequently, the album draws a slightly misleading portrait of their career, yet it still functions as an excellent introduction to the band, since it features many of their best songs, including "Apron Strings."