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Eric Kloss - Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The Giants (1968-1969) {1999 Prestige Remaster}

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Eric Kloss - Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The Giants (1968-1969) {1999 Prestige Remaster}

Eric Kloss - Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The Giants (1968-69) {1999 Prestige Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 452 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24217-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

For this 1969 release, saxophonist Eric Kloss, exclusively on alto for the date, is joined by tenor veteran Booker Ervin, allowing the 20-year-old Kloss to demonstrate he can readily go toe to toe with the Texan's big, blustery sound, as well as work in a more impressionistic vein. The rhythm section of drummer Alan Dawson and bassist Richard Davis is effective, although Davis is not quite up to his customary brilliance.

Giora Feidman - Viva El Klezmer (1991) {pläne ‎88712}

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Giora Feidman - Viva El Klezmer (1991) {pläne ‎88712}

Giora Feidman - Viva El Klezmer (1991) {pläne ‎88712}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 162 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 Verlag "pläne" GmbH | ‎88712
World / Klezmer / Jewish Music / Clarinet

Argentine-born and Israeli-based, Giora Feidman has become the leading interpreter and performer of Eastern European klezmer. Despite his classical training with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Feidman's clarinet playing is unrestrainedly and emphatically eclectic. ~ Leon Jackson.

Jimmy Dawkins - Fast Fingers (1969) {1998, Reissue}

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Jimmy Dawkins - Fast Fingers (1969) {1998, Reissue}

Jimmy Dawkins - Fast Fingers (1969) {1998, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u+ Log ~ 365 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues / Electric Chicago Blues / Modern Electric Blues
Delmark Records #DD-623

First released in 1969, after guitarist Jimmy Dawkins had served a long apprenticeship as a sideman in the Chicago electric blues scene, Fast Fingers remains one of the finest pure electric blues albums of its era. Dawkins proves to be a solid songwriter and an able singer, although the best moments on the album invariably come when he tears off a casually perfect, deeply soulful, but never showy electric solo. Highlights include the stomping instrumental "Triple Trebles," featuring an outstanding Dawkins solo over a funky horn-driven rhythm, and the mellow, laid-back opener, "It Serves Me Right to Suffer."

Holly Herndon - PROTO (2019)

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Holly Herndon - PROTO (2019)

Holly Herndon - PROTO (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers included
Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Art Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: 4AD Records (4AD0140CD)

Holly Herndon operates at the nexus of technological evolution and musical euphoria. Holly’s third full-length album 'PROTO' isn’t about A.I., but much of it was created in collaboration with her own A.I. ‘baby’, Spawn.
For the album, she assembled a contemporary ensemble of vocalists, developers, guest contributors (Jenna Sutela, Jlin, Lily Anna Haynes, Martine Syms) and an inhuman intelligence housed in a DIY souped-up gaming PC to create a record that encompasses live vocal processing and timeless folk singing, and places an emphasis on alien song craft and new forms of communion…

Gato Barbieri - Bolivia (1973) {RCA Victor}

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Gato Barbieri - Bolivia (1973) {RCA Victor}

Gato Barbieri - Bolivia (1973) {RCA Victor}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 239MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, World Fusion

In 1973, Argentinean saxophonist Gato Barbieri contemplated a move to a more commercially viable, accessible sound, one that appealed to both North and South American audiences. He moved from the jazz vanguard toward it's exotic center (and finally into the commercial world altogether) with a number of records, including this one, which explored the various rhythms, melodies, and textures of Afro-Cuban and Latin American sounds. Bolivia features Barbieri immediately prior to his Impulse recordings that resulted in the celebrated four-chapter Latin America series.

Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)

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Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)

Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 69:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD338 | Recorded: 2011

Coupling powerful interpretations with path-breaking scholarship, the choir Contrapunctus presents music by the best-known composers as well as unfamiliar masterpieces. Directed by Owen Rees, a specialist in music of the 16th and 17 centuries, the group presents imaginative programmes revealing previously undiscovered musical treasures and throwing new light on familiar works.

Truth Club - Not An Exit (2019) {Tiny Engines}

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Truth Club - Not An Exit (2019) {Tiny Engines}

Truth Club - Not An Exit (2019) {Tiny Engines}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 65 mb
Genre: indie rock, experimental rock

Not An Exit is a 2019 album by Truth Club. This comes courtesy of the fine folks at Tiny Engines.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 62:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921621 | Recorded: 2010

The richness and splendour of French Baroque sacred music, by turns gravely sombre and spectacularly exuberant, have already been amply demonstrated by Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel through their series of recordings on Glossa of music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. But it was not just in Paris or in the country’s religious foundations that such involved music-making was called upon, but also in cities such as Troyes and Châlons-sur-Marne where Pierre Bouteiller, maître de musique in cathedrals there during the reign of Louis XIV, composed his Missa pro defunctis, a beautiful setting scored for five voice parts with instrumental accompaniment.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last Of A Dyin' Breed (2012) Special Edition [Re-Up]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last Of A Dyin' Breed (2012) Special Edition [Re-Up]

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last Of A Dyin' Breed (2012) Special Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 264 Mb
Label: Roadrunner Records | # 1686-176445 | Time: 01:00:29
Genre: Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock

Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd releases a fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven in Last of a Dyin' Breed. This is the kind of record guaranteed to feed the needs of the multi-generational Skynyrd Nation, and continue the renewed vigor the band exhibited with their previous album, 2009's God & Guns. For the passionate, longtime fans of the band, this is Skynyrd at the top of their game, complete with instantly memorable songs, more hooks than a tackle box, and a blistering three-guitar attack at full power. The Last Of A Dyin' Breed special edition comes in a digi-pak with a 16-page booklet & 4 bonus tracks.

Gato Barbieri - Tropico (1978) {A&M}

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Gato Barbieri - Tropico (1978) {A&M}

Gato Barbieri - Tropico (1978) {A&M}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 322MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk

While it's true that the first chapter in Gato Barbieri's musical life – at least on records – had been that of an explorer, from his vanguard outings on ESP with Don Cherry and Dollar Brand to his showcasing the music of his native Latin America on Impulse, Fania, and Flying Dutchman as it intersected with modern jazz, it is the third chapter that concerns this release. Barbieri became deeply interested in commercial music and its possibilities for Latin jazz and the funk and salsa scenes in the early and mid-'70s.

Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014

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Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014

Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Atlantic/Warner | # WPCR-28081 | Time: 00:37:46

In 1978, Herbie Mann came out with two very different LPs. The more improvisatory Brazil: Once Again fulfilled his need to record a serious Brazilian jazz-pop album, while Super Mann is a commercial disco effort that finds Patrick Adams doing most of the producing. The two LPs aren't anything alike – while the instrumental Brazil: Once Again makes extensive use of the flutist's jazz chops, Mann doesn't do any improvising on Super Mann. This album isn't about his virtuosity as a soloist – it's all about the beat and the groove. So naturally, Super Mann was trashed in the jazz press by critics who made the mistake of judging it by jazz standards and wouldn't have known a good disco record from a bad one. Judging Super Mann by disco standards, one hears an LP that is uneven and isn't in a class with Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, or Sister Sledge but has its moments. While "Jisco Dazz" and "Rock Freak" are mechanical, stiff, and forgettable, Mann gets into a nice samba/disco groove on "Etagui" and demands attention with a speeded-up version of the haunting "Body Oil" (which he had previously recorded for 1975's Waterbed).

Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)

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Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)

Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Celtic Fusion, Classical Crossover | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 545494-2 | Time: 00:42:24

This is not such a bizarre cross-over as one might imagine for in the 18th century the great Irish musician Turlough O’Carolan, a blind harpist, met the Italian musician Geminiani in Dublin, and through him encountered the music of, yes, guess who, Antonio Vivaldi. So here we have a case of substituting Irish instruments for baroque ones, using baroque instruments to accompany Irish themes, by creating dialogues between Celtic and baroque instruments, or by letting all the musicians improvise. One moment we appear to be listening to a ‘straight’ baroque concerto, then all of a sudden the conventional string continuo/ripieno of the baroque ensemble (Le Orfanelle della Pieta) gives way to celtic musicians playing a jig or reel on anything from a Irish bouzouki to a fiddle. The baroque group consists of three each of first and second violins, one viola, two cellos, a bass and harpsichord while the Irish musicians play Irish fiddle, an Irish flute (like a baroque flute), tin and low whistles, Uileann pipes, Irish bouzouki, mandolins, bodhran, bones, and the Celtic harp (played here with metal strings to resemble its harpsichord counterpart in the other group).

Ricercar Consort - Defense de la basse de viole [3CDs] (2010)

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Ricercar Consort - Defense de la basse de viole [3CDs] (2010)

Ricercar Consort - Défense de la basse de viole (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,17 Gb | Total time: 3h 45m 35s | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 296 | Recorded: 1992, 1993

It was in Amsterdam in 1740 that a lawyer named Hubert Le Blanc published an astounding work that defended the use of the bass viol at a time when the violin and the cello were becoming more and more important in Parisian musical life. This recording provides a musical equivalent of his essay, depicting the initial success of the bass viol and of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (celebrated in the film Tous les matins du monde), its moments of glory and, above all else, the repertoire of the viol, violin and cello during the first half of the 18th century.

Rick Springfield - Orchestrating My Life (2019)

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Rick Springfield - Orchestrating My Life (2019)

Rick Springfield - Orchestrating My Life (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 368 Mb | Full Scans ~ 280 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Pop, Modern Classical | August Day Recordings #ADAY043 / 5055373546698

Orchestrating My Life is a clever title for an album where Rick Springfield revisits his catalog with the assistance of a 60-piece orchestra. It's a common move for veteran artist, but Springfield resists the easy impulse to make an easy listening record. Instead, he pumps Orchestrating My Life up with big, loud guitars that intentionally echo the arrangements of his original hit singles. Perhaps such a move was inevitable, as so many of his big hits – "I've Done Everything for You," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "Jessie's Girl," "Affair of the Heart," "Love Somebody," "Human Touch" – are melodic power pop fueled by massive hooks, the kind of album rock that needs its riffs as a support; remove the guitars and the whole edifice collapses.

PoiL - Sus (2019)

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PoiL - Sus (2019)

PoiL - Sus (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 342 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Avant-Prog / Art Rock / Psychedelic Rock / RIO / Zeuhl
Dup Et Doux #DD 027

French trio, that know no limitations and prohibitions. Impressive and delirious, the trio combines raw madness and virtuosity, they dance and dash between the energy of punk, the beauty of chamber music and the chaos of a factory on the brink of explosion. Sus, the new album of the ultra-speed superhero trio is steeped in maturity. The record consists of two epic 20 minute pieces where humour gives up its place to lyricism and Occitan poetry. Serenades of love, sky and sea intercourse, mad dogs shrieking from the bottom of a well…. PoiL have removed their red costumes and donned troubadour’s cap, ostensibly calmer but forever close to madness.