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Melodic Energy Commission - Moon Phase Compendium (1979-1980) [Reissue 1997]

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Melodic Energy Commission - Moon Phase Compendium (1979-1980) [Reissue 1997]

Melodic Energy Commission - Moon Phase Compendium (1979-1980) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 393 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vapor Records (V-HIP2)

They came from the mountains of British Columbia with ideas to fill ears with sounds so strange as to entrance the imagination into vivid lucidity. "Moon Phase Compendium" is the compilation of Melodic Energy Commission's first two albums: "Stranger in Mystery", released in 1979 and now a cult classic due to the two Hawkwind alumni that played with the group, and "Migration of the Snails", released in 1980 with the same great response. The original vinyl was selling for $1000 a copy so in 1997 they were re-released in this one classic recording. The band uses rather "Gong-ish" equipment such as "Gas and steam" bass and "hydro-electric" guitar, and bubble synths are featured to create unique spacey trip music with an experimental edge. Less common instruments such as several types of flutes, theremin, tablas, and glockenspiel among others, provide additional musical coloration.

Hammer King - König Und Kaiser (2024)

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Hammer King - König Und Kaiser (2024)

Hammer King - König Und Kaiser (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 460 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 115 MB
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Soyuz Music (NPR1293)

German heavy metal/power metal unit Hammer King are back with a brand-new bombastic full-length full of true headbanger hits! The new offering, entitled König und Kaiser, continues the storyline of the band paying homage to the mighty Hammer King, and is set for release on March 22, 2024 via Napalm Records.
Hammer King, led by ex-Ross The Boss vocalist Titan Fox, was formed in 2015 and has captured the scene with their five previous offerings and live performances, among others at Summer Breeze Open Air following their last album, the massive 2022 release Kingdemonium…

Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Man From Ipanema [3CD Box Set] (1995)

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Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Man From Ipanema [3CD Box Set] (1995)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Man From Ipanema [3CD Box Set] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,11 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 451 MB | Covers - 488 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 525 880-2)

Issued nearly a year after Jobim's death, this three-CD set is ground zero, the place to start if you don't have any Jobim in your collection or for anyone who wants a single package of his multifaceted art. The set encompasses not only Jobim's own sporadic work for Verve from 1963 until his final 1994 Carnegie Hall concert and the two A&M albums of 1967 and 1970, but also sessions led by Stan Getz, Joao, and Astrud Gilberto in which Jobim appeared as a sideman. Guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves, who selected the music for this set, follows a unique game plan, devoting disc one to vocal renditions of Jobim's songs, disc two to instrumental versions, and disc three to multiple comparisons of a few Jobim standards by different performers…

Nektar - Magic Is A Child (1977) [Japanese Edition 2013]

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Nektar - Magic Is A Child (1977) [Japanese Edition 2013]

Nektar - Magic Is A Child (1977) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 383 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 170 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132139)

Magic Is a Child was released in 1977, the debut for new Nektar guitarist Dave Nelson. Carrying on, though, from where their last set left off, Nektar's fascination with shorter, punchier songs continued unabated, even while the keyboards continued to swell and the guitars shifted ever more toward the symphonic. Nektar's brightening vistas were new, however, and a fatal flaw as far as their fans were concerned. They didn't want breezy pop, and breezy pop fans didn't want Nektar, while the band's new label, Polydor, apparently didn't care either way. The art department did spring for the 13-year-old Brooke Shields to appear on the front cover, but that was it in terms of promotion. Thematically, too, little about Magic Is a Child recalls Nektar's days as prog darlings…

Roedelius - Aquarello (1998)

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Roedelius - Aquarello (1998)

Roedelius - Aquarello (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 362 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Electronic, New Age, Modern Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: All Saints (ASCD35)

Of the 14 tracks on Aquarello, 12 are live recordings. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Nicola Alesini, and Fabio Capanni performed together at the VI Musica Visual in Lanzarote. The liner notes are in German, so listeners are left with no "graphic interference" as they interpret these atmospheres, textures, and timbres. Roedelius is a sound design genius and has crafted some very different music on this CD. It is definitely e-music, but there are extras. Alesini's saxophones offset the atmospheres. The atmospheres approach listeners from two or three different levels. It is almost like harmonic overtones. The deep electronics have minimalist qualities. There are mechanical repetitions with organic overtones. This is a relatively unique effort. It will appeal to fans of Brian Eno, Robert Rich, Matt Harris, and Cyber Zen Sound Engine.

Trúbrot - Trúbrot (1969) [Reissue 2010]

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Trúbrot - Trúbrot (1969) [Reissue 2010]

Trubrot - Trubrot (1969) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 390 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 56 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Shadoks Music (Shadoks Music 125)

Trúbrot was the first supergroup ever founded in Iceland. It was created in May 1969 when leading members of ‘Hljómar’ (Sounds) and ‘Flowers’ set out to create the finest Icelandic rock group of all time. Guitarist and composer Gunnar Thórgarson, bass player and singer Rúnar Júlíusson and lead vocalist Shady Owens of Hljómar had been plotting this for some months, along with organist Karl Sighvatsson and drummer Gunnar Jökull Hákonarson of Flowers, before the band’s genesis was announced publicly. These were troubled times and Trúbrot had countless hurdles to overcome before the band eventually fell apart early in 1973. After the debut album was released in December 1969 by EMI. After this album vocalist Shady Owens announced that she was quitting…

Guitar Shorty - Get Wise to Yourself (1995)

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Guitar Shorty - Get Wise to Yourself (1995)

Guitar Shorty - Get Wise to Yourself (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 346 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Blues, Electric Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Black Top Records (CD BT-1126)

This gem of a disc shows Guitar Shorty (David Kearney) off on one of the highlights of his too-limited recorded efforts. He is one of the most flamboyant guitar players you will ever have the chance to see. His stage act was inspired by Guitar Slim, and he in turn inspired and influenced his stepbrother-in-law, a fellow by the name of Jimi Hendrix. This disc is filled with his searing blues guitar work. The only exception is the bouncy Mark "Kaz" Kasanoff tune "A Fool Who Wants to Stay," though Kasanoff is an associate producer of this disc (maybe that says enough). The rest will give you more than your fill of Shorty's inflammatory and slashing style of guitar licks, the very tight horn section arranged by Kasanoff augmenting him, and the solid musicians who are in the band that backs him…

Pat Martino - Footprints (1972) [Japanese Edition 1999]

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Pat Martino - Footprints (1972) [Japanese Edition 1999]

Pat Martino - Footprints (1972) [Japanese Edition 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (SRCS 9532)

Originally released by Cobblestone and later by Muse, this 1997 CD reissue from 32 Jazz features the distinctive and exploratory guitarist Pat Martino in a tribute to Wes Montgomery. Martino does not attempt to sound like Wes (although he uses octaves here and there), and only one of the six selections ("Road Song") was actually recorded by Montgomery; the tribute is more heartfelt than imitative. With the intuitive assistance of rhythm guitarist Bobby Rose, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Billy Higgins, Martino stretches out on six selections, including a bluesy original ("The Visit"), "Footprints," and "Alone Together," always sounding like himself and pushing the boundaries of straight-ahead jazz.

Mr. Albert Show - Mr. Albert Show (1970) [Reissue 2002]

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Mr. Albert Show - Mr. Albert Show (1970) [Reissue 2002]

Mr. Albert Show - Mr. Albert Show (1970) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 199 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Long Hair (LHC00021)

Dutch band Mr. Albert Show, apparently named after a roadie, was formed in 1969 by Bertus Borgers (saxophone, flute, vocals), Roeland Boogaart (drums), Tom Fautubun (bass), Eric Lintermans (guitars) and Bonki Bongaerts (organ). Strengthened by the vocal talents of Floortje Klomp they make their debut with the single "Wild Sensation" in 1970, followed by their full length debut album "Mr. Albert Show" later the same year. The following their sophomore effort "Warm Motor" appeared, while the non-album single "Show Me Your Tongue" was released in support of it. This would prove to be the final release by this short-lived band, who disbanded in 1973 following the departure of Bertus Borgers.

Klaus Schulze - The Essential 72-93 (1994)

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Klaus Schulze - The Essential 72-93 (1994)

Klaus Schulze - The Essential 72-93 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 809 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 333 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin France (7243 8 39300 2 9)

The Essential 72-93 is a makeshift best-of, piecing together some of Klaus Schulze's most alluring and interesting electronic offerings. With 14 tracks from over ten albums, this compilation is a generous retrospection into this former Tangerine Dream member's material. Many of his masterpieces are included on this double CD, like the swirling electronic breeze of "Wahnfried 1883" from 1975's Timewind, or the out-of-body atmospheric waves of "Floating" from Moondawn. Also breathtaking is the ten minute synthesized soup of "Ludwig II Von Bayern" off of the monumental X album, and the chilling glaze of "Freeze," a superb example of keyboard artistry as Schulze precipitates an icy climate from basic tonal applications…

My Brother The Wind - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (2010-2014)

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My Brother The Wind - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (2010-2014)

My Brother The Wind - Discography [3 Studio Albums] (2010-2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 997 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 364 MB | Covers - 85 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Transubstans Records, Free Electric Sound

With the outfit's four members hailing from Stockholm, Åmål, and Gothenburg, My Brother The Wind is a fully improvisational cosmic rock collective consisting of members of widely known Swedish acts Makajodama, Magnolia, Animal Daydream and most notably Anekdoten, one of the more widely recognized names in the 1990s prog rock revival. Those who frequent the works of Popol Vuh, Amon Duul, Sun Ra, Träd, Gräs Och Stenar, Ash Ra Tempel, Gong, Pink Floyd and other visionary, psychedelic rock artists are advised to investigate this act.

Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)

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Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)

Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1336)

Compilations abound that center on Anita O'Day's work of the '40s and early '50s, before she set about recording one of the liveliest string of LPs ever seen on the planet (from 1955's This Is Anita to 1962's That Is Anita). With 1950-1952, the seminal Classics label reissued a string of titles that haven't seen light very often, a selection of her recordings for labels including London, Clef, and Norgran (the last two were Verve-associated labels). While they stand nowhere near the twin pinnacles of her career - her big-band heyday and her solo revival yet to come - O'Day recorded much wonderful music during these two years. In 1952 alone, she recorded three excellent sessions (the final two-thirds of the program), including a swinging date with her Krupa bandmate Roy Eldridge in New York and a sublime Chicago appearance with Roy Kral.

Lonnie Brooks - Roadhouse Rules (1996)

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Lonnie Brooks - Roadhouse Rules (1996)

Lonnie Brooks - Roadhouse Rules (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 410 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4843)

Lonnie Brooks' music comes from the R&B side of the blues. Brooks is a passionate singer with an intense rock-like guitar style. With the exception of "Roll of the Tumbling Dice" (a relaxed duet featuring the harmonica of Sugar Blue), the music on Roadhouse Rules is generally unrelenting in its ferocity, blues-oriented but also quite open to the influences of Stax-type soul and rock. The impressive musicianship and sincerity of Brooks' music is probably easier to respect than to love; this release gives listeners a good sampling of his playing.

Aretha Franklin - Original Album Series (1967-1971) [5CD Box Set] (2009)

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Aretha Franklin - Original Album Series (1967-1971) [5CD Box Set] (2009)

Aretha Franklin - Original Album Series (1967-1971) [5CD Box Set] (2009)
EAC log Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,11 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 420 MB | Covers - 112 MB
Genre: Soul, R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atlantic/Rhino (8122 79827 9)

5CD box set mini LP replica sleeves, containing a quintet of original albums from the legendary Soul diva: "Aretha Now", "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You", "Lady Soul", "Live At The Fillmore" and "Spirit In The Dark".
Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942) is a Memphis, Tennessee-born but Detroit, Michigan-reared American iconic gospel, soul, and R&B singer. Many have called her "The Queen Of Soul" and "Lady Soul".
She is renowned for her soul and R&B recordings (on many, of which, she accompanies herself on keyboards and piano - a skill she learned at an early age, learning to play by ear, according to lifetime friend Smokey Robinson) but is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, and gospel…

Carmen - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (1973-2007)

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Carmen - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (1973-2007)

Carmen - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (1973-2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,16 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 451 MB | Covers - 82 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Line Records, Angel Air Records

In the early seventies, the British-American group Carmen broke new ground in rock music, combining the British flair for progressive rock with traditional Spanish folk themes into a very fresh, energetic and powerful new mix. The sound is centered around guitar, keyboards are used subtly but to good effect. On the whole, they are a rather hard band to describe… Some vague comparisons could be made to Jethro Tull, Mezquita (some of the Spanish themes), and Triana (the flamenco/prog combination).