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Reinbert de Leeuw, Marianne Kweksilber - Erik Satie: Piano Music & Melodies (2006) 3CD + Bonus DVD 'Satie & Suzanne'

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Reinbert de Leeuw, Marianne Kweksilber - Erik Satie: Piano Music & Melodies (2006) 3CD + Bonus DVD 'Satie & Suzanne'

Erik Satie - Piano Music & Melodies (2006) 3CD + Bonus DVD 'Satie & Suzanne'
Reinbert de Leeuw, piano; Marianne Kweksilber, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 509 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 432 Mb | Time: 03:08:39
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 (720x480), VBR | LPCM 2.0, 1536 kbps | 00:52:48 | ~ 3.6 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 475 7706 | Scans ~ 44 Mb

This box collects several recordings of Satie's piano music by Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw, going back as far as 1977, with an English-language DVD (not reviewed, but the idea is attractive) including a fictionalized presentation of Satie's relationship with artist Suzanne Valadon (after they broke up, he hung in his window cataloging her faults, but the film apparently doesn't get to the fun stuff). The provenance of the music on the third CD, consisting mostly of songs and featuring soprano Marjanne Kweksilber, is unclear from the booklet, and it's a poor choice for the non-Francophone – no song texts are provided at all. The piano music from de Leeuw is another matter, however. It is immediately distinctive in its slow tempos and dreamy, rather lugubrious tone.

The Orlando Consort - Guillaume Dufay: Lament for Constantinople & other songs (2019)

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The Orlando Consort - Guillaume Dufay: Lament for Constantinople & other songs (2019)

The Orlando Consort - Guillaume Dufay: Lament for Constantinople & other songs (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 70:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68236 | Recorded: 2017

The music of Guillaume Dufay is often said to lie on the boundary between medieval and Renaissance. It is complex in the manner of medieval polyphony, sometimes with multiple texts in different languages, and intricate rhyme schemes. Yet, in its evocative use of vertical sonority and its original texts in the songs, it approaches a manner of text-setting that you can recognize as modern. His chansons are not often recorded, so this release of 18 chansons from the Orlando Consort would be welcome on general principles; it has virtues considerably beyond that.

London Concertante - A Night at the Opera (2024)

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London Concertante - A Night at the Opera (2024)

London Concertante - A Night at the Opera (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 263 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:05:45
Classical, Opera | Label: CMG Records

London Concertante presents a sensational evening at the opera with an array of the finest opera arias and overtures, performing works from Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, and Mozart. Enjoy some of the best from Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Così fan tutte and so much more.

Mathilde - La nuit · Le jour (2024)

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Mathilde - La nuit · Le jour (2024)

Mathilde - La nuit · Le jour (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 372 MB | Cover | 01:01:04 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 143 MB
French Pop, Chanson | Label: Editions Raoul Breton

Enfant, elle clamait en se projetant : ‘Je chanterai mieux que la Callas !’. Si aujourd’hui Mathilde n’est pas devenue une diva d’opéra comme promis à elle-même, elle trace néanmoins un chemin à part dans la chanson. Voilà une artiste ultra-sensible, volontaire, pugnace, aux dons multiples : autrice, compositrice, interprète, qui pense ses arrangements, son image et ses prises de parole. Une sacrée personnalité, c’est dit.

Offenbach - 2 Albums (1973) [Reissue 2008]

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Offenbach - 2 Albums (1973) [Reissue 2008]

Offenbach - 2 Albums (1973) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 733 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 278 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ProgQuébec

Offenbach emerged in 1970 from the transformation of various bands throughout the 60's, the last being "Les Gants Blancs" lead by the Boulet brothers who were then inspired by the psychedelia of the times and artists like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. The lineup is then comprised of Gerry Boulet (keyboard & vocals), Jean Johnny Gravel (guitars), Michel "Willie" Lamothe Jr (bass) and Denis Boulet, who left the band after the first record to be replaced on drums by Roger (Wézo) Belval. That year they meet with musician, poet and filmmaker Pierre Harel whom they integrated to the band as singer and author, and would then release the soundtrack to his movie "Bulldozer" in 1973…

Gwendoline - C'est à moi ça (2024)

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Gwendoline - C'est à moi ça (2024)

Gwendoline - C'est à moi ça (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 259 MB | Cover | 39:48 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 99 MB
French Indie | Label: Born Bad Records

Gwendoline’s music doesn’t give a fuck. Doesn’t make proper plans, as they keep telling anyone who’ll listen. Everyone will hear what they want on “C’est à moi, ça”, new album by two Brest-based boys on Born Bad. Some would have them be Joy Division or les Béruriers Noirs. Some would brand them cold-wave, dark-wave, chav-wave, you name it. We won’t.

Barbara Rivage - Tout sera beau (2024)

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Barbara Rivage - Tout sera beau (2024)

Barbara Rivage - Tout sera beau (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 275 MB | Cover | 45:44 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111 MB
French Pop | Label: Wiser Records

Roxane et Vivien n’ont qu’une seule chose en tête : garder leurs rêves intacts et goûter intensément la vie.

Olivia Ruiz - La Réplique (2024)

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Olivia Ruiz - La Réplique (2024)

Olivia Ruiz - La Réplique (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 MB
39:30 | Pop, Chanson | Label: Glory Box Music

Après une entrée magistrale en littérature avec la parution de deux romans et plus d’un million de lecteurs, Olivia Ruiz annonce son 6e album « La Réplique » pour le 1er mars 2024. Un retour en musique plus qu’attendu pour une artiste majeure de sa génération avec un disque à son image : hors des sentiers battus, engagé, flamboyant, libre.
Album écrit et co-composé par Olivia Ruiz entourée de Nino Vella (Yseult, Eddy de Pretto…), Vincha (Louane, Ben Mazué…), Jonathan Quarmby (Benjamin Clementine, Lewis Capaldi…), Kaonefy (Médine, Lord Esperanza… ). « La Réplique » mêle le français et l’espagnol avec des sonorités résolument modernes entre élégance de la grande chanson, moiteur des rythmes latins et grondements rageurs de l’électronique. En tournée dès le printemps 2023 et à L’Olympia (Paris) le 20 novembre 2024.

Michael Spyres, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - In the Shadows (2024)

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Michael Spyres, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - In the Shadows (2024)

Michael Spyres, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - In the Shadows (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 363 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 Mb | 01:24:50
Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics, Erato Records

Michael Spyres is a singer who challenges and reshapes perceptions – as his albums BariTenor and Contra-Tenor have shown. Now, preparing for his debut at the Bayreuth Festival in Summer 2024, he searches In the Shadows to reveal more about Wagner and the origins of his music dramas. “Wagner evokes a varying spectrum of emotions – awe, ecstasy, even trepidation,” explains Spyres. “This album endeavours to illuminate the composers who languish in the shadows, who formed the foundation of Wagner’s compositions and sculpted the framework of vocal writing for the Wagnerian tenor.” In the Shadows culminates with three arias by Wagner – from Lohengrin and the lesser-known Die Feen and Rienzi. Preceding them are early-19th-century arias by composers of the French, German and Italian schools: Méhul, Beethoven, Rossini, Meyerbeer, Weber, Auber, Spontini, Bellini and Marschner. Spyres’s distinguished companions in his exploration are the players of Les Talens Lyriques and their conductor Christophe Rousset.

VA - Jazz Manouche - Tous Les Plus Grands Succes (2012)

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VA - Jazz Manouche - Tous Les Plus Grands Succes (2012)

VA - Jazz Manouche - Tous Les Plus Grands Succes (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.01 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 447 MB
3:13:04 | Jazz | Label: Universal Music Classics & Jazz France

Jazz Manouche - Tous Les Plus Grands Succes is a various artists compilation album. Released in 2012.

Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet (1994)

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Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet (1994)

Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 426 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Post-Rock, Dream Pop, Indie Rock, Experimental | Label: Elektra | # 61699-2 | 01:06:40

By the time of 1994's Mars Audiac Quintet, Stereolab had already highlighted the rock and experimental sides of its music; now the band concentrated on perfecting its space-age pop. Sweetly bouncy songs like "Ping Pong" and "L' Enfer des Formes" streamline the band's sound without sacrificing its essence; track for track, this may be the group's most accessible, tightly written album. The groove-driven "Outer Accelerator," "Wow and Flutter," and "Transona Five" (which sounds strangely like Canned Heat's "Goin' Up the Country") reaffirm Stereolab's Krautrock roots, but the band's sweet synth melodies and vocal arrangements give it a pop patina. Even extended pieces like "Anamorphose" and "Nihilist Assault Group" – which could have appeared on Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements if they had a rawer production – are more sensual and voluptuous than edgy and challenging. It's equally apparent on layered, complex songs such as "New Orthophony" and "The Stars Our Destination," as well as spare, minimal tracks like "Des Etoiles Electroniques," that the members of Stereolab focused their experimental energies on production tricks, vocal interplay, and increasingly electronic-based arrangements.

Paul Mauriat - More Mauriat & Prestige Of Paris (2013) {Remastered}

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Paul Mauriat - More Mauriat & Prestige Of Paris (2013) {Remastered}

Paul Mauriat - More Mauriat & Prestige Of Paris (2013) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 402 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 203 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Easy Listening, Pop | Vocalion Ltd. #CDLK 4482

Two classic easy-listening albums by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra, originally released in 1966 on the Philips label, together on one CD and remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes for Vocalion's trademark crystal-clear sound. French composer/conductor Paul Mauriat is a classically trained musician who decided to pursue a career in popular music. His first major success came in 1962, as a co-writer of the European hit "Chariot." In 1963, the song was given English lyrics, renamed "I Will Follow Him," and became a number one American hit for Little Peggy March. Mauriat is best remembered for his 1968 worldwide smash "Love Is Blue."

Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)

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Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)

Claude Debussy - The Composer As Pianist (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:01
Genre: Classical | Label: Pierian Recording Society | # PIR0001

This Pierian CD, advertised in the May 2012 Naxos catalog as an “also available” disc, is the label’s first issue from 2000 featuring the complete recordings of Debussy as pianist. All of his records were made in two sessions, a series of four short 78-rpm sides with soprano Mary Garden (his first Mélisande) at the Paris G&T studio in 1904 and 14 Welte-Mignon piano rolls recorded on November 11, 1913. Both are famous groups of recordings, restored and reissued over the decades, but this release is the best I’ve ever heard them.

Paul Mauriat - Penelope & Holidays (2017) {Hybrid SACD}

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Paul Mauriat - Penelope & Holidays (2017) {Hybrid SACD}

Paul Mauriat - Penelope & Holidays (2017) {Hybrid SACD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 478 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 220 Mb
Full Scans | 01:10:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Easy Listening | Vocalion Ltd. #CDLK 4607

Vocalion favourite Paul Mauriat makes a welcome return with a further two albums, Penelope (1972) and Holidays (1973), which presented quadraphonic remixes of 24 titles culled from his back catalogue. Originally produced for the Japanese 4DX series, this reissue makes them widely available for the first time. French composer/conductor Paul Mauriat is a classically trained musician who decided to pursue a career in popular music. His first major success came in 1962, as a co-writer of the European hit "Chariot." In 1963, the song was given English lyrics, renamed "I Will Follow Him," and became a number one American hit for Little Peggy March. Mauriat is best remembered for his 1968 worldwide smash "Love Is Blue."

Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996)

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Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996)

Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:19
Post Rock, Dream Pop, Indie Pop/Rock, Experimental | Label: Elektra | # 61840-2

Stereolab was poised for a breakthrough release with Emperor Tomato Ketchup, their fourth full-length album. Not only was their influence becoming apparent throughout alternative rock, but Mars Audiac Quintet and Music for the Amorphous Body Center indicated they were moving closer to distinct pop melodies. The group certainly hasn't backed away from pop melodies on Emperor Tomato Ketchup, but just as their hooks are becoming catchier, they bring in more avant-garde and experimental influences, as well. Consequently, the album is Stereolab's most complex, multi-layered record. It lacks the raw, amateurish textures of their early singles, but the music is far more ambitious, melding electronic drones and singsong melodies with string sections, slight hip-hop and dub influences, and scores of interweaving counter melodies. Even when Stereolab appears to be creating a one-chord trance, there is a lot going on beneath the surface. Furthermore, the group's love for easy listening and pop melodies means that the music never feels cold or inaccessible. In fact, pop singles like "Cybele's Reverie" and "The Noise of Carpet" help ease listeners into the group's more experimental tendencies.