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Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth (1998) [Japanese Edition]

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Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth (1998) [Japanese Edition]

Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth (1998) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 560 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Progressive Power Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICP-60295)

Complete with anthemic choruses, spoken word story lines, and plenty of bombastic power metal punctuating every dramatic turn, Nightfall in Middle-Earth is perhaps Blind Guardian's most triumphant effort. After spending ten years and numerous releases building a large following in Europe and Japan, Blind Guardian took on the task of creating this progressive concept record based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Silmarillion. The story recounts events from the first age of Middle-Earth, Tolkien's parallel world that serves as the mythological backdrop for his classic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Blind Guardian interpretation features bassist/vocalist Hansi Kürsch's first-person character portrayals and narrations of the medieval quest for truth and glory…

Rustie - Glass Swords (2011) [Japanese Edition]

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Rustie - Glass Swords (2011) [Japanese Edition]

Rustie - Glass Swords (2011) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 341 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 267 MB
Genre: Dubstep, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-306)

Since his 2007 debut, this young Glaswegian producer’s peak-time club spin on mainstream R&B and rap has, in an intrepid fashion, grown increasingly hyperactive, thrill-oriented, and indulgent. On Glass Swords, Rustie continues to integrate the currently hip and terminally unhip - garish probes of ‘80s synth rock, beaten-to-a-pulp dance-pop, ‘90s rave, and bass music, to name four of several drawing points - all for the sake of a rush. Integrate is a light way of putting it, though; the method is more like slathering, layer after layer, with no concern for restraint or tastefulness, though each track is shaped into a songlike structure…

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs: Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Nicholson, Cobbold, Simpson, Jenkins (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 224 Mb | Total time: 50:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS 9196 | Recorded: 1996

The sound of choirboys singing laments and death songs had enormous appeal to our Elizabethan and Jacobean ancestors – the childish expression of adult emotion apparently sharpening the music’s poignancy. How apt, then, to hear the young Connor Burrowes perform this repertoire, and with such affecting candour and musical maturity. He’s accompanied not by a viol consort – as would have been more common – but recorders, whose inherently vocal quality weaves a light tapestry of sound. They’re particularly effective in the group of pastoral pieces, played here with charming grace and agility.

Dave Grusin - A Dry White Season: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989) Expanded Limited Edition 2011

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Dave Grusin - A Dry White Season: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989) Expanded Limited Edition 2011

Dave Grusin - A Dry White Season: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989)
Expanded Limited Edition 2011
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 179 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Kritzerland | # KR 20017-8 | 00:36:08

Kritzerland is proud to present a new world premiere limited edition soundtrack release: A DRY WHITE SEASON. Music Composed and Conducted by Dave Grusin. Made in 1989, A Dry White Season, a searing indictment of South Africa under apartheid, was a superb, riveting film that audiences simply did not want to see, despite excellent reviews. Perhaps it was because South Africa was still in the final throes of apartheid and the film was just too uncomfortable to watch. Sometimes people need distance and one suspects that if the film had come out even a decade later it would have probably been more successful. As it is, over the years people have discovered it and been truly affected by its portrayal of racial turmoil in a country divided and the way the film was able to put the politics of apartheid in meaningful human terms. The score as used in the film is quite short. However, some cues went unused, some were truncated, so this CD uses the cues as they were originally written and recorded, which results in a longer playing time and in a more satisfying musical presentation. We’ve included two bonus tracks – alternate versions of two cues and two cues of great Grusin source music.

Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)

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Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)

Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 195 Mb | Total time: 49:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Quartz Music | # QTZ2051| Recorded: 2005

Lots of other groups than the ones Bach would have known have decided they wanted a piece of him, from Stokowski's Philadelphia Orchestra to recorder consorts, brass groups, and even teams of electronic musicians. All these settings involve a degree of compromise. A string quartet, for example, brings a grammar of articulation to Bach that may give him a disagreeable accent. This project, originating in Russia, offers something of a middle ground for listeners who may enjoy the sound of Bach played by a contemporary ensemble: it has been carefully done so as to keep the structures of the Goldberg Variations front and center, with no more variety of texture than they would receive on a piano. Arranger Andrei Eshpai, whose career as a composer dates back into the Soviet era, chooses the combination of two oboes, an English horn, and a bassoon for his wind quartet – all double reeds.

Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010) [Re-Up]

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Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010) [Re-Up]

Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 190 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Arcana | # A323 | Time: 01:13:23

The music for harpsichord has been considered an inexplicable chance occurrence in Alessandro Scarlatti's output, and in assessing it, we should avoid unfair and unappropriate comparisons with the work of his exceptionally gifted son. Alessandro's cultural background was quite different and very precise in the way it affected keyboard music: Frescobaldi was the first in a series of figures who are known to a greater or lesser extent today and whose teaching came down to Scarlatti in a solid stylistic tradition. Pasquini, his extremely diligent and prolific contemporary, the last of the line, was strongly motivated by his patron, the Prince Borghese in writing harpsichord music. Alessandro also wished to try his hand in this area. 250th Anniversary Release. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Alessandro Scarlatti's birth (Palermo, 2 May 1660), Arcana is re-releasing this anthology of toccatas and fugues by the elder Scarlatti, father of the better-known Domenico.

Dennis Chambers - Groove And More (2013) {Soul Trade}

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Dennis Chambers - Groove And More (2013) {Soul Trade}

Dennis Chambers - Groove And More (2013) {Soul Trade}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 424MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Veteran drummer Dennis Chambers shows off on drums while teaming with top-notch talent for the funky and soulful meeting of musical minds known as "Groove and More". Having provided the rhythm for John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin and others, Dennis brings refined talent on percussion in 2013 to inspire each guest and give each song a strong foundation of energy.

Nana Vasconcelos - Fragments: Modern Tradition (1997) {Tzadik}

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Nana Vasconcelos - Fragments: Modern Tradition (1997) {Tzadik}

Nana Vasconcelos - Fragments: Modern Tradition (1997) {Tzadik}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 229MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

Fragments: Modern Tradition is a collection of compositions written by Nana Vasconcelos for six films. The music is appropriately atmospheric, and takes on a myriad of ethnic influences from around the world. Indeed, the first track "Vento Chamando Vento" sounds amazingly similar to fellow multi-ethnicists Dead Can Dance. Vasconcelos utilizes a variety of percussion instruments – cowbells, shakers and drums – to achieve the sounds of open landscapes. The album is not all space and wind, however. A fine backing band helps Vasconcelos create a number of musical textures, including the incredibly peppy "Forro Para Antero" and the poly-rhythmic "Let's Go to the Jungle."

Modern Studies - Welcome Strangers (2018)

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Modern Studies - Welcome Strangers (2018)

Modern Studies - Welcome Strangers (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 238.21 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 94.44 Mb | 40:49 | Cover
Chamber Pop | Label: Fire Records (UK) - FIRECD524

‘Welcome Strangers’ is the second record by feral pop outliers Modern Studies. Elegiac and haunted, life-giving and triumphant, this beguiling return digs deep into landscapes both real and imagined, internal and external, in a work that might perhaps best be described as “kosmiche choral” or, if we’re pushing it “arts-und-crafts-werk”. Or, put simply, glorious pop music.

Walter Beltrami - Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo (2011)

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Walter Beltrami - Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo (2011)

Walter Beltrami - Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo (2011)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 302.40 Mb | 51:26 | Cover
Fusion | Country: Italy | Label: Auand Records

Benign Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder caused by problems in the inner ear. Its symptoms are repeated episodes of postural vertigo, that is, of a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of the head, plus a huge number of psychedelic visual effects.

MusicAeterna & Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626 (2010/2017)

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MusicAeterna & Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626 (2010/2017)

MusicAeterna & Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626 (2010/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 222 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:46:39
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Alpha is now reissuing three recordings from its back catalogue, the first discs of the conductor Teodor Currentzis. An opportunity to discover or rediscover three very different styles, and three facets of the talent of ‘the enfant terrible of classical music’, as Le Figaro called him, for whom ‘music is intended to transport into the waking world the sentiments we feel when we dream’. With their invitation to travel through different periods and territories, these reissues may be appreciated both separately and as a triptych revealing the artistic approach of Teodor Currentzis and his ensemble MusicAeterna, from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (here served by an exceptional cast of singers) to Shostakovich’s Symphony no.14 (conducted like a dance of death) by way of Mozart’s Requiem, the Salzburg composer’s last work, here given an invigorating reinterpretation.

John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain - Is That So? (2020)

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John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain - Is That So? (2020)

John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain - Is That So? (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 298.14 Mb | 00:51:47 | Cover
Jazz, Folk, World | Label: Abstract Logix

Six years in the making, Is that So? is one of John McLaughlin's deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla, who has been collaborating with John since they founded Shakti in the early '70s, acknowledged by most to be the first groundbreaking crossover East-West musical group.

Kenny Rogers - The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years (2018)

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Kenny Rogers - The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years (2018)

Kenny Rogers - The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:13:27 | 465 Mb
Soft Rock, Country | Label: Capitol Records Nashville

In celebration of Kenny’s 80th birthday, a career-spanning hits collection including “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Coward Of The Country” and many more are now available on CD.

Bram van Sambeek, Swedish Chamber Orchestra & Alexei Ogrintchouk - Mozart, Weber & Du Puy: Bassoon Concertos (2020)

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Bram van Sambeek, Swedish Chamber Orchestra & Alexei Ogrintchouk - Mozart, Weber & Du Puy: Bassoon Concertos (2020)

Bram van Sambeek, Swedish Chamber Orchestra & Alexei Ogrintchouk - Mozart, Weber & Du Puy: Bassoon Concertos (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 66:11 | 243 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BIS

As Bram van Sambeek writes in the liner notes, bassoonists consider Mozarts Concerto in B-flat major the absolute pinnacle of their repertoire. A man of great contrasts himself, Mozart recognised the potential of the bassoon as a vehicle for expressing a wide range of moods and attitudes from the joking and playful to the dreamily tuneful.

Christoph von Dohnányi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Salome (2003/1997)

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Christoph von Dohnányi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Salome (2003/1997)

Christoph von Dohnányi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Salome (2003/1997)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.39 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Decca | Sub: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

This performance of Strauss' opera Salome, recorded in London, but based on an earlier performance at the Salzburg Festival, could be the perfect Salome on DVD for several years to come. In the first place the casting is superb. Malfitano and Terfel as Salome and Jokanaan are not to be surpassed in the next years. Malfitano does the Dance of the Seven Veils herself, which gives the performance an extra thrill. Herod is good too and as a bonus we see Anja Silja as Herodias, a well-known Salome herself in her younger days.