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Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Andando El Tiempo (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Andando El Tiempo (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 785MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

For over 20 years, the trio of pianist Carla Bley, bassist Steve Swallow, and saxophonist Andy Sheppard have shared each other's creative company. The group's 2016 album, Andando el Tiempo, is a delicately passionate, classically influenced set. A follow-up to 2013's equally compelling Trios, Andando el Tiempo is, surprisingly, only the third album from the group after their initial live 1995 album Songs with Legs. Whereas on Trios they delved into various Bley compositions from throughout her career, on Andando el Tiempo they focus on several more recently penned works. "Naked Bridges/Diving Bridges" brings to mind the impressionism of composer Claude Debussy.
Ursula Fiedler & Manfred Frankel - Christmas Around the World (2016) [TR24][OF]

Ursula Fiedler & Manfred Frankel - Christmas Around the World
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 63:54 min | 1.34 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Audite | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2016

A kaleidoscope of folkloristic, international Christmas carols This CD presents secular Christmas carols from Europe and South America. These traditional songs have been newly arranged by Manfred Fränkel for voice, accordion, violin and percussion instruments.
Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 837MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2376

Eleni Karaindrou’s collaborations with stage director Antonis Antypas have generated some of her most powerful music. Medea, like the earlier Trojan Women, comes out of this association. Recorded at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the music vibrates with emotional intensity. Karaindrou gives her themes to a small ensemble, its sound-colours creating an ambiance both archaic and contemporary, as textures of santouri, ney, lyra and clarinets are combined and contrasted.
Meredith Monk - On Behalf Of Nature (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Meredith Monk - On Behalf Of Nature (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.10GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2473

With her latest, multivalent ECM New Series album, Meredith aimed to address ecology and climate change, she says: "Believing that music speaks more directly than words, I worked to make a piece with a fluid, perceptual field that could expand awareness of what we are in danger of losing. On Behalf of Nature is a meditation on our intimate connection to nature, its inner structures, the fragility of its ecology and our interdependence." Voices and instruments have equal weight: sometimes each is heard alone; sometimes they are blended to form a new, mysterious sound; sometimes they are combined to create intricate, layered, yet transparent sonic landscapes.
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] [Repost]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 995MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2237

Two years after “Restored, Returned” introduced this line-up and with extensive touring behind them, on “The Well” the four musicians of the Gustavsen Quartet really blossom as a band in a programme of new tunes by Tord. Sax player Tore Brunborg is given an important voice here, his melodic lines combining bluesy sonority and Nordic cry. Gently but effectively propelled by the subtle pulses of drummer Jarle Vespestad and bassist Mats Eilertsen, Gustavsen’s gospel-tinged, unhurried piano playing displays a characteristic warmth and tenderness.
Arvo Part - Adam's Lament (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz] [Repost]

Arvo Part - Adam's Lament (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 578MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2225

Marshalling orchestral and choral forces under the direction of Tonu Kaljuste, this new Arvo Part album, produced by Manfred Eicher and realized, like all Part’s ECM discs, with the composer’s participation, is a major event. Sacred music predominates, by turns monumentally powerful and tenderly fragile.
Eloy - Eloy (1971) Music On Vinyl/MV038 - EU 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz - NEW 2016 RIP

Eloy - Eloy
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Limited Edition To 1000 Copies
Label: Missing Vinyl/MV038, Universal/MV038, Music On Vinyl/MV038 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2013 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of prog-rock music collection.
ELOY's debut album is one of Germany's 70's heavy weights and one of my personal favs. This stonker of an album captures the wonderful underground 70's krautrock magic, clearly standing up though as a very different sounding ELOY than subsequent album would prove for sure.
The Nice - Nice (1969) Immediate/Z12 52022 - US Promo Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

The Nice - Nice
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Immediate/Z12 52022 | Release: 1969 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive-rock music.
As Nice As Mother Makes It
After two very robust but patchy albums the Nice adopted a slightly different approach to their third by exploiting a half live/half studio hybrid. They felt that this (on the advice of their new manager Tony Stratton-Smith) would showcase the 'best of both worlds' as the studio precedents were not felt to do justice to their live performances.
The Nice - Elegy (1971) Philips/6303 011 - Original DE Demo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

The Nice - Elegy
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Philips/6303 011 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis (1969) Immediate/Z12 52020 - US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY REPOST

The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Immediate/Z12 52020 | Release: 1968 | This Issue: 1969 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection.
It is not possible to overestimate the Nice's importance to Progressive Rock. In their moment, they were prog and if the eye-opening debut Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack didn't show that, this dazzling follow-up did. Sure they're so old and dated you'd never put them on unless alone in the house.