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Steve Tibbetts – Safe Journey (1984) {ECM 1270}

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Steve Tibbetts – Safe Journey (1984) {ECM 1270}

Steve Tibbetts – Safe Journey (1984) {ECM 1270}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 200dpi | 224MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, World Fusion

If one were to compile a list of iconoclastic and innovative guitarists who came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, the list would have to include such names as Michael Hedges, Adrian Belew, David Torn and Steve Tibbetts. While Tibbetts is probably the least known of the four, his work is easily on par with that of the others. What makes Tibbetts unique among these is that he is equally prone to playing acoustic and electric guitars. He has released several all-acoustic albums, but most of his albums feature a good mixture of both, as well as judicious use of electronic effects and a heavy reliance on a variety of exotic and familiar percussive instruments. Safe Journey is all of the above in a nutshell.

Stephan Micus - Albums Collection 1977-2010 (15CD)

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Stephan Micus - Albums Collection 1977-2010 (15CD)

Stephan Micus - Albums Collection 1977-2010 (15CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.8 Gb | Scans included
ECM, World Fusion, Ethnic, Neo-Classical, Minimal, New Age, Ambient, Folk Jazz | Time: 12:04:42

A one-man universe of sound who has learned to play hundreds of instruments from across the globe, which he utilizes in captivating and exotic ways. Collection includes: Implosions (1977); Til The End Of Time (1978); Wings Over Water (1982); Listen To The Rain (1983); East Of The Night (1985); Ocean (1986); The Music Of Stones (1989); Darkness And Light (1990); To The Evening Child (1992); Athos: A Journey To The Holy Mountain (1994); The Garden Of Mirrors (1997); Desert Poems (2001); Life (2004); On The Wing (2006); Bold As Light (2010).

Joseph Tawadros - Hope in an Empty City (2021)

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Joseph Tawadros - Hope in an Empty City (2021)

Joseph Tawadros - Hope in an Empty City (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 374 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:18:02
Ethnic Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Self-Released

By the time he was twenty, Joseph Tawadros had already received a significant music fellowship and an ARIA nomination for his first album. He's gone on to become one of the most respected Oud players in the world, performing a concert of his original music at the BBC Proms and being awarded the Order of Australia medal along the way. For the last few two years he's been stuck in London during the pandemic, finishing off an album that he began in New York, but in the Drawing Room he's looking forward with a tour and mystery new project on the way.

Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)

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Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)

Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
World Fusion / Worldbeat / Neoclassical Dark Wave / Tribal Fusion
[PIAS] Recordings #PIASR440CDX

The follow-up to the pioneering Australian art pop duo's 2012 comeback LP Anastasis, Dionysus dispenses with the more song-oriented approach of its predecessor in favor of an atmosphere-driven bacchanalian oratorio inspired by the Greek god of wine and ecstasy. Split into two tracks with a sum of seven movements, Dionysus unfurls like a guided ayahuasca trip; a curl of aromatic smoke that develops into a roaring, pre-Byzantine bonfire replete with primeval chants and ancient rites. Opener "Sea Borne" tracks the outsider God's arrival via a slow build of tribal beats and a sinewy, unfolding melody that suggests "Misirlou" by way of "Kashmir" – the album continues to eschew the European folk proclivities of the duo's early work in favor a more Mediterranean and North African aesthetic.

Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (2012) {Special Edition, Deluxe Box Set}

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Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (2012) {Special Edition, Deluxe Box Set}

Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (2012) {Special Edition, Deluxe Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 372 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Full Scans ~ 222 Mb | 00:56:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
World Fusion / Worldbeat / Dream Pop / Ambient / Neoclassical Dark Wave
[PIAS] Recordings #PIASR311 CDX

Exclusive Limited Edition Box Set (Edition of 2000); boxed in custom made deluxe hardbound book, embossed with band logo and album title, and featuring 8 specially designed pages of album art and lyric sheets. Autographed 6" x 8" lithograph artwork print; USB drive contains the full album in high fidelity 24bit digital audio and album artwork. Anastasis is a 2012 studio album by the British-Australian band Dead Can Dance. It is the eighth studio album by the band and the first after Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard disbanded in 1998. It was officially released on 13 August 2012 by PIAS Recordings, 16 years after the group's last album, Spiritchaser. It is also the band's first album since it left 4AD. "Anastasis" is the Greek word for "resurrection".

Ali Farka Toure - Red & Green (2004) 2CDs

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Ali Farka Toure - Red & Green (2004) 2CDs

Ali Farka Touré - Red & Green (2004) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 610 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb
Label: World Circuit | # WCD070 | Time: 01:28:48 | Scans ~ 43 Mb
World Fusion, African Folk, Desert Blues

By the mid-'90s, Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré was expanding his signature acoustic African blues by changing his instrumental palette and collaborating with Western musicians like Ry Cooder (as on 1994's Talkin' Timbuktu). While Touré gained prominence during this period, many die-hard fans tout the artist's earliest work as his strongest. The double-disc set Red & Green brings together two albums originally released by the French label Sonodisc between the mid- and late '80s. The original vinyl versions were long out of print and difficult to find, until their issue here on World Circuit/Nonesuch. Both albums are entirely acoustic (Touré didn't introduce an electric guitar until 1991's The Source), with minimal accompaniment on calabash and ngoni (a traditional four-string guitar), which perfectly complements Touré's percussive guitar style and plaintive, keening vocals.

Babak Afshar - Color Of Rain: Guitar Melodies by Babak (1995)

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Babak Afshar - Color Of Rain: Guitar Melodies by Babak (1995)

Babak Afshar - Color Of Rain: Guitar Melodies by Babak (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
New Age, World Fusion | Label: Aladdin/Caltex | # ALD 2701 | Time: 00:55:55

Babak Afshar is a perfect example of a new age composer whose albums can appeal to those who aren't big new age fans. That's because his new age/world music output not only soothes, it also stimulates. Consistently tranquil and peaceful, Color of Rain can appeal to those who simply want to unplug, unwind, and be soothed. But as calming as Afshar's music is, it isn't mindless or mind-numbing. Blending new age with elements of both Middle Eastern folk and European classical music, Afshar (who is listed is simply Babak on this CD) is substantial, interesting, and creative. Afshar helps you relax, but he doesn't force you to turn your brain off in order to appreciate him. On Color of Rain, Afshar gives us new age music with a difference.

Infusion Baroque - East is East (2024)

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Infusion Baroque - East is East (2024)

Infusion Baroque - East is East (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 349 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:13
Classical, World Fusion | Label: Leaf Music

Introducing "East is East", the latest album from Infusion Baroque. This fourth album from the Montreal-based ensemble is a fusion of Western Baroque, Persian and Indian music traditions. Featuring collaborators Amir Amiri, Hank Knox, Thibault Bertin-Maghit, Hamin Honari, Vidita Kanniks, and Shawn Mativetsky, the thirteen tracks see Western and Eastern musical traditions find common ground in transcultural music.In "Bergamasca" and "La Folia", baroque composers are realized with Persian santur, tombak, and daf alongside the Western harpsicord, violin, cello, and recorder. Amiri's compositions "Raghse Choobi" and "Aghrab" sees Persian folk melodies from Iran and Azerbaijan brought West, while "Saghi Nameh" and "Cortege" make use of Persian harmony alongside the textures of western counterpoint.

Oregon - Treffpunkt Jazz, Germany 1990 (2024)

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Oregon - Treffpunkt Jazz, Germany 1990 (2024)

Oregon - Treffpunkt Jazz, Germany 1990 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 728 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 312 Mb | 02:15:05
Jazz Fusion, World Fusion | Label: Jazzhaus Records

Although Oregon was founded as an ensemble of soloists, their strength has always been their ability to integrate as a band, a result of their unusual combination of talent and curiosity. None of the members was content with just one instrumental style, but instead developed connections with classical Indian and European music, bluegrass, folk, jazz and experimental avant-garde. With such a solid musical foundation, the Oregon four needed to do little more than appear within a zeitgeist that welcomed improvisational and chamber jazz sounds, and before an audience that valued their wild mix of characters and compositional talents.

Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)

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Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)

Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 32 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | RTD CD 158 | Time: 00:36:11
Neo-Classical, World Fusion, Ambient, Dark Wave

Their reputation growing by leaps and bounds, including a huge underground following in the U.S. – they were able to tour there even without one domestic release available, while at one point Dead Can Dance was the biggest selling band in 4AD's history – Perry and Gerrard once again did the business with Aion. Its cover taken from Bosch, Aion's medievalism was worn more openly than ever before, with songs adapted from centuries-old material. The beautiful, entrancing "Saltarello," with lead performance by what sounds like an old wind instrument, comes from an Italian dance of the 14th century, while the mysterious moods of "The Song of the Sibyl" derive from 16th-century Catalonia. The group's command of not merely recording possibilities – witness the exquisite layering of vocals on the opening "The Arrival and the Reunion" – but of musical traditions, instruments, and more from around the world was arguably never stronger. Gerrard's vocals in particular have an even stronger, richer feeling than before, not merely able to command with its power but softly calm and seduce.

VA - BAR Tokyo: Classic & New Japanese Flavours (2008) 2CDs

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VA - BAR Tokyo: Classic & New Japanese Flavours (2008) 2CDs

VA - BAR Tokyo: Classic & New Japanese Flavours (2008) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 756 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb | Scans ~ 36 Mb | 02:15:16
Genre: Japanese Traditions, J-Pop | Label: Demon Music/Nascente | # NSBARCD 028

2008 two CD set. From its humble beginnings as the small fishing village of Edo, to the megacity of Tokyo with a population of over 12 million, Japan's capital city is one of the world's most exciting cultural epicenters. Musically the Japanese are cultural magpies, but they also have their own rich traditions. This compilation celebrates a mix of the two and includes everything from the exciting ska rock of The Beaches, the twisted electronic dub of Oki and the Ryukyu Underground to meditative Buddhist chants. 30 tracks.

Camaron de la Isla - Antologia (1996)

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Camaron de la Isla - Antologia (1996)

Camaron de la Isla - Antologia (1996)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 477 MB
3:28:20 | Folk, Flamenco, Gypsy, World Fusion, Nuevo Flamenco | Label: Mercury

With the death from lung cancer of Camarón de la Isla (born José Monge Cruz) on July 2, 1992, flamenco lost one of its greatest vocalists. The son of a basket-maker, de la Isla revolutionalized the flamenco tradition with his contemporary-minded approach. His debut 1969 album, Con la Colaboracion Especial de Paco de Lucia, recorded with the accompaniment of virtuosic guitarist Paco de Lucia, remains one of flamenco's classic recordings. Although he retired from touring in 1979, de la Isla continued to produce groundbreaking albums. His 1980 album, La Leyenda del Tiempo – which was marked by rock, jazz, and Oriental influences and the use of non-flamenco instruments, including bass, drums, percussion, electric piano, Moog, keyboards, electric guitar, flute, and zither – sold nearly 6,000 copies. His 1989 recording, Soy Gitano, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, became the first album in Spain to be certified gold, with sales of 50,000 copies.

Terra - Terra (1990)

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Terra - Terra (1990)

Terra - Terra (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
New Age, Ambient, Electronic, World | Label: Able | # AL05CD911 | Time: 01:06:05

This 66 minute CD has 16 tracks of highly interesting electronic music. The material does not have the wall of sound density like that of Kistenmacher but is closer in sound to that of Exchange. Several songs are light in texture and sparse in complexity. This gives them a pop-jingle sound that can fool the listener, but several playings will show the composers working for an overall diversity. Several tracks are notable - "Icefields", "Banana", and "Polarlight" by J. Mohn; "Lhasa" by K. and M. Buntrock. This first release album shows a lot of promise for the musicians. A nice change from the work of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.

Nitin Sawhney - Human (2003) [Japanese Edition]

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Nitin Sawhney - Human (2003) [Japanese Edition]

Nitin Sawhney - Human (2003) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans ~ 156 Mb
Electronic, Downtempo, Trip-Hop, World Fusion | Label: V2 | # V2CP 157 | 01:02:43

The sixth album from the world fusion maestro. Forging ahead with his trademark collision of disparate styles including Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk, Indian Classical and Drum 'n' Bass, Human showcases a deeper sense of spirituality and peace than before and features vocals by previously unknown young singers, most of them discovered by Sawhney himself. Other than that, "Human" includes contributions from several long term colleagues of Sawhney who've become familiar largely through previous appearances on his albums. These include the whispery vocals of Tina Grace and the comforting tones of Bengali vocalist Jayanta Bose as well as Anglo-Yemeni singer Natasha Atlas.

Kronos Quartet - Floodplain (2009)

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Kronos Quartet - Floodplain (2009)

Kronos Quartet - Floodplain (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
World Fusion, Contemporary Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79828-8 | 01:18:50

The Kronos Quartet continues to broaden the repertoire for string quartet beyond the Western European tradition with Floodplain, an album of music all written or arranged for the ensemble. This album moves the ensemble even further afield from the conventional quartet; the players frequently double on folk instruments, and in one of the pieces they don't use their own instruments at all, but newly invented ones, created especially for this album. The selection of music is broadly eclectic and includes arrangements of a popular Arab song from 1940 and an ancient Christian hymn from Lebanon, a collaboration with a Palestinian electronic ensemble, and an original piece by a Serbian-American composer. The album has a number of guest artists, including the Azerbaijani Alim Qasimov Ensemble, Terry Riley playing tambura and Wu Man playing electric sitar.