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Etran de L'Aïr - No. 1 (2018)

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Etran de L'Aïr - No. 1 (2018)

Etran de L'Aïr - No. 1 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & Scans | 45:46 min | 261 MB
World, Folk, African | Label: Sahel Sounds

The name Etran de L'Aïr translates to "the Stars of the Aïr," the mountainous region of Northern Niger. They are based in the town of Agadez, an urban center renowned for the electric guitar and the Western named "desert blues." In the Sahara, this electric guitar genre is intertwined with social function. It's a lucrative commerce, and gigging bands make their living in weddings, baptisms, and political events. Etran de L'Aïr is one of Agadez's longest playing groups on the circuit. Yet they are also a band that has remained on the fringes, stars of the Agadez working class.

Taj Mahal And The International Rhythm Band - Live & Direct (1979) {1990, Reissue}

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Taj Mahal And The International Rhythm Band - Live & Direct (1979) {1990, Reissue}

Taj Mahal And The International Rhythm Band - Live & Direct (1979) {1990, Reissue}
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 247 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Country Blues, Folk, Jazz, Funk, Soul | LaserLight Digital #15 297

While the disco vibe on some of these tunes is a bit cheesy, there are several outstanding performances by Taj and his International Rhythm Band. Indeed, "Little Brown Dog" catches Taj in one of his transcendental live moments when he gets so down in the groove you never want him to stop. The quality of this recording is the result of the Direct To Disc recording process. This compact disc was digitally mastered from the original master lacquer cut at the recording session, capturing the complete and unedited musical performance.

Malcolm Holcombe - Come Hell Or High Water (2018)

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Malcolm Holcombe - Come Hell Or High Water (2018)

Malcolm Holcombe - Come Hell Or High Water (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 262 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Country, Folk, Americana | Proper Records #700261468389

Acclaimed North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, "a troubadour seemingly from another age" (Elmore), released 'Come Hell or High Water'. Featuring collaborations with celebrated roots-music couple Iris DeMent and Greg Brown, the 13-track album is trademark Malcolm. Chiseled out of a life abundant in both hard times and sweet ones, with an ache of loveliness and loneliness, of torment and hope, woven throughout, his songs paint vivid portraits, turning them into haunting, brooding, moving affairs. Recorded at Dagotown Recorders in Boston, MA, 'Come Hell or High Water' was produced by Marco Giovino and Jared Tyler. Holcombe was joined in studio by Jared Tyler (mandola, dobro, classical guitar, harmony vocals), Marco Giovino (drums, percussion), Iris DeMent (harmony vocals) and Greg Brown (harmony vocals).

John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)

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John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)

John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Artwork included
Ancient Classical, Early Music, Celtic | Label: Delphian | # DCD34183 | 01:06:42

People of Celtic culture all over ancient Europe were fascinated by lip reed instruments, and made great horns and trumpets in many forms including the carnyx, a two-metre-long bronze trumpet surmounted by a stylised animal head. One of these was found at Deskford, Scotland, in 1816 and reconstructed in the early 1990s; it is joined here by the magnificent Tintignac carnyx, discovered in southern France in 2004 and reconstructed specially for the current project. A new reconstruction has also been made of the Loughnashade horn from Ireland, with its exquisite decorated bell disc. Recent developments in music archaeology have vastly increased our knowledge and understanding of both the physical construction of these instruments and their likely playing techniques. John Kenny has specialised in their performance for a quarter of a century, and his newly created music explores the voices of these instruments in solo, duo and ensemble textures, drawing upon Celtic mythical characters, echoes of ancient ritual in modern society, and impressions of real places in Ireland, Scotland and France.

Orchestra Makassy - Legends Of East Africa (1982/2019)

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Orchestra Makassy - Legends Of East Africa (1982/2019)

Orchestra Makassy - Legends Of East Africa (1982/2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 367 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 MB | 00:56:27
World | Label: Universal Music

One of the bigger bands to emerge from the soukous renaissance in the late '70s in Zaire, Orchestra Makassy performed the hotel and club circuits of Zaire, and later of Tanzania after exile under Idi Amin. Increases in the band's popularity as well as general interest in African music from European consumers led to a landmark recording in 1982 of their first multi-tracked, major-label album: Agwaya. Orchestra Makassy has resurfaced over 20 years later on Legends of East Africa, which features the original Agwaya LP together with a pair of previously unreleased tracks from East African recordings that should be of particular interest to collectors.

Alceu Valenca - Espelho Cristalino (1977) Reissue 1999

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Alceu Valenca - Espelho Cristalino (1977) Reissue 1999

Alceu Valença - Espelho Cristalino (1977) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 76 Mb | Scans included
MPB, Brazilian Rock, Folk-Prog | Label: Gala | # 4202-2 | Time: 00:29:44

This is the CD reissue of the third solo album recorded by Alceu Valença in 1977. Here he had also consolidated his style, a mix of strong references to his northeastern roots and electric pop/rock, and it's swinging and hot throughout. While later albums sometimes slipped to some inexpressive commercial pop effects, this release is fully dedicated to artistic creation, where Valença really achieved important results for the advancement of the tradition. The album brings "Espelho Cristalino," collected and adapted from the folklore of Alagoas, which became a hit.

Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]

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Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]

Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:00
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Rock, Outlaw Country, Country-Folk | Label: Big Pink | # BIG PINK 68

Rock Salt & Nails is the debut album by Steve Young. It is a pioneering Country rock/Outlaw country album that was recorded in 1969, with guest musicians Gram Parsons, Gene Clark and James Burton.

The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs

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The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs

The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 230 Mb | Scans included
Country-Folk, Celtic, Folk-Rock | Label: Capitol | # 72435-38923-2-6 | 01:38:29

EMI's two-disc collection Souvenir: 1989-1998 rather nicely chronicles the decade when the Rankin Family rose to prominence in the Canadian pop/folk scene and opened a floodgate of likeminded musicians who brought Celtic influences into the contemporary scene. The collection is evenly focused on their entire career, with a bit of emphasis on the albums North Country and Uprooted, but also properly serves as an end cap to an impressive career (the Rankins disbanded in 1999) and as a memorial to the late John Morris Rankin (1959-2000). It is the perfect place to start for the curious and a fine set for those looking for a comprehensive retrospective.

Sandip Ghosh - Euphonious Voice (2017)

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Sandip Ghosh - Euphonious Voice (2017)

Sandip Ghosh - Euphonious Voice (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 1:04:37 | 385 MB
World, Ethnic, Indian Classical | Label: Self Records

Sandip Ghosh is one of the outstanding artists in present day Hindustani Classical Music. He is gifted with a rich and melodious voice, and demonstrates exquisite command on rhythm, originality, clarity of diction, and versatility, thereby mesmerizing audiences across the globe. In addition to Hindustani Classical music, he also performs Bhajan, Bengali Semi-Classical, Nazrul Geeti, Rabindra Sangeet, and Shyama Sangeet with equal competence.
As a vocalist, Sandip's distinction lies in his detailed and intricate alaaps with an emotive re

Mashrou' Leila - Ibn El Leil (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

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Mashrou' Leila - Ibn El Leil (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Mashrou' Leila - Ibn El Leil (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 1:13:51 | 424 MB
alternative indie, world | Label: Shoop! Shoop! Records

Mashrou' Leila are a five-strong indie band based in Beirut. Their rousing, sensual electro- pop anthems about political freedoms, LGBT rights, race, religion and modern Arabic identity have challenged the status quo of the Middle-Eastern pop industry.

Kazut de Tyr - Jorjuna (2017)

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Kazut de Tyr - Jorjuna (2017)

Kazut de Tyr - Jorjuna (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 48:19 min | 319 MB
world music, oriental, turkish | Label: Hirustica

Following their taste for adventure, the Breton musicians of Kazut de Tyr travel on oriental paths while remaining faithful to their musical heritage. Their music is made up of modalities, micro-tonalities, ancient scales, mingled together and echoing from here to there. For almost ten years, through encounters, collaborations and travels with artists from Eastern Europe and the Middle East, these musicians developed their particular sound. Now there is ‘Jorjuna’, named after a 10-beat rhythm common to Afghans, Armenians, Turks, Kurds, Arabs and Persians.

Art Garfunkel - Songs From A Parent To A Child (1997)

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Art Garfunkel - Songs From A Parent To A Child (1997)

Art Garfunkel - Songs From A Parent To A Child (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 240 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Full Scans ~ 151 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Folk, Children's | Sony Wonder / Columbia #LK 67674

After Simon & Garfunkel, one of the most successful duos in pop history, split up in 1970, Art Garfunkel became a solo artist, as well as pursuing an acting career. Garfunkel's pure, high tenor had been one of the most distinctive elements of the duo's music. Songs from a Parent to a Child is a charming collection of folky children's songs performed by Art Garfunkel and such guest musicians as Billy Preston and John Sebastian. The songs are light and sweet enough to appeal to children, yet there's also enough wit and musical substance to keep parents entertained, which is what makes Songs from a Parent to a Child a cut above most kids' records.

The Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs

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The Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs

The Red Army Choir - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb | Scans included | 01:56:16
Russian Folk Songs, Classical Marches, Brass & Military | Label: Silva | # SILKD 6034

The Alexandrov Ensemble (commonly known as The Red Army Choir in the West) is an official army choir of the Russian armed forces. Founded during the Soviet era, the ensemble consists of a male choir, an orchestra, and a dance ensemble. The Ensemble has entertained audiences both in Russia and throughout the world, performing a range of music including folk tunes, hymns, operatic arias and popular music. The group's repertoire has included The Volga Boatmen's Song, Katyusha, Kalinka, and Ave Maria. It is named for its first director, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883–1946).

The Lark And The Loon - Homestead Hands (2018)

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The Lark And The Loon - Homestead Hands (2018)

The Lark And The Loon - Homestead Hands (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 91.83 Mb | 00:39:49 | Cover
Folk/Bluegrass | Country: USA (Eureka Springs, AR) | Label: The Lark and the Loon

Homestead Hands is the second release from songwriter duo The Lark and the Loon. Composed of songs written about their prairie western ancestry, midwestern roots, and time of the road the two writers present a collection of songs about rural life. The Wild West, Black Hills gold rush, Ozark springtime, and lonesome country melodies all display themselves on this record. The first part in a set of two records, this record is Jeff and Rocky's "love letter to country life".

Monica Pereira - Mulher Do Sol (2017)

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Monica Pereira - Mulher Do Sol (2017)

Monica Pereira - Mulher Do Sol (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 55:48 min | 366 MB
World, Africa, Folk | Label: Aicebi

Pour Monica, tout débute en Guinée Bissau.
Elle y vit le jour et à 3ans, s’envolait pour le Portugal, c’est à l’âge de 14 ans, qu’elle rejoint Paris. Au gré de différentes rencontres, elle transformera ses poèmes en mélodie.
Son parcours assez atypique, l’a conduite du hip hop, au latin jazz, tout en grâce et voluptuosité.