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Ric Ocasek - This Side Of Paradise (1986) [32XD-542, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 22, 2017
Ric Ocasek - This Side Of Paradise (1986) [32XD-542, Japan]

Ric Ocasek - This Side Of Paradise (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1986 | Geffen, 32XD-542 | ~ 331 or 121 Mb | Scans(png) -> 107 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

Released as the Cars were slowly breaking up, Ric Ocasek's second solo album This Side of Paradise was an attempt to establish himself as a viable commercial solo artist, and while a few songs – such as the single "Emotion in Motion" – are hypnotic and melodic, most of the songs fall flat, falling prey to weak melodies or labored production.
Norah Jones - Day Breaks (2016) {2017, 2UHQ-CD, Deluxe Edition, Japan}

Norah Jones - Day Breaks (2016) {2017, 2UHQ-CD, Deluxe Edition, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 502 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 216 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 98 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz | Blue Note Records / Universal Music #UCCQ-9306/7

Norah Jones took liberty with her blockbuster success to set out on a musical walkabout, spending a good portion of the decade following 2004's Feels Like Home experimenting, either on her own albums or on a variety of collaborations. Day Breaks, released four years after the atmospheric adult alternative pop of the Danger Mouse-produced Little Broken Hearts, finds Jones returning home to an extent: it, like her 2002 debut Come Away with Me, is a singer/songwriter album with roots in pop and jazz, divided between originals and sharply selected covers. Such similarities are immediately apparent, but Day Breaks is much slyer than a mere revival…

Zebrahead - The Bonus Brothers (Japan Only Bonus Tracks) (2017)  Music

Posted by El Misha at Nov. 21, 2017
Zebrahead - The Bonus Brothers (Japan Only Bonus Tracks) (2017)

Zebrahead - The Bonus Brothers (Japan Only Bonus Tracks) (2017)
Punk Rock, Pop Punk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 36:36 | 95 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: MFZB Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Zebrahead have announced that they will be releasing their upcoming new compilation, ‘The Bonus Brothers’.The record features eleven tracks of songs that could only be found on the Japanese releases of the band’s albums. It will be released on the 24th November.

Dogs and Demons: The Fall of Modern Japan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by leonardo78 at Nov. 20, 2017
Dogs and Demons: The Fall of Modern Japan

Dogs and Demons: The Fall of Modern Japan by Alex Kerr
Language: English | 2002 | ISBN: 0141010002 | 448 pages | PDF (scan) | 124 MB

The decades of Western adulation for the Japanese 'economic miracle' failed to notice a key point: that in the pursuit of this miracle the Japanese had turned their country into a degraded, concrete shambles - a wilderness of bad planning, corruption and crowding.
Digital Camera Japan デジタルカメラマガジン - 12月 2017

Digital Camera Japan デジタルカメラマガジン - 12月 2017
Japanese | 176 pages | PDF | 296.4 MB

Helloween - Sweet Seductions (Japan Edition) (3CD) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 20, 2017
Helloween - Sweet Seductions (Japan Edition) (3CD) (2017)

Helloween - Sweet Seductions (Japan Edition) (3CD) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,74 Gb + 379.74 Mb (Scans) | 03:47:54
Power Metal | Country: Hamburg, Germany | Label: Victor - VIZP-155

Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany by members of bands Iron Fist and Gentry. Its first line-up consisted of singer and guitarist Kai Hansen, bass guitarist Markus Grosskopf, guitarist Michael Weikath, and drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg. After the release of a self-titled EP and their debut album Walls of Jericho in 1985, it expanded into a quintet with the addition of singer Michael Kiske, Hansen choosing to focus on guitar instead. Under this line-up, they released the Keeper of the Seven Keys albums (1987 and 1988), which established Helloween as a notable heavy metal band and led to the creation of the power metal subgenre. However, Hansen left the band soon after the release of Part II and was replaced by Roland Grapow. After leaving Helloween Hansen formed Gamma Ray.

L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 20, 2017
L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace (Japan Edition) (2017)

L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace (Japan Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 390.86 Mb | 55:37 | Cover
Hard Rock, Glam Metal | Country: USA | Label: Metal Frontier - KICP-1858

The Missing Peace is the eleventh studio album by American rock band L.A. Guns. It was released on October 13, 2017, through Frontiers Records. It can be considered a reunion recording, as it is the first album of new material featuring both singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns in 15 years. The first single, "Speed", as well as an accompanying video, was released by Frontiers Records on July 12, 2017.
Hal Galper - Wild Bird (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45240}

Hal Galper - Wild Bird (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45240}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45240
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Groove / Electric Piano

One of the greatest albums ever recorded by pianist Hal Galper – and that's saying a lot, given his huge legacy of records! This set has Hal working in a strongly electric mode – using an electric piano with the same sort of spacious qualities he could bring to acoustic – never jamming as hard as some of his more dynamic 70s contemporaries, but in a really great way that creates a special energy on the record – not just for Galper, but also for the groupmates, who really seem to bring out their best. The lineup includes Randy Brecker on trumpet and Michael Brecker on tenor and soprano sax – both playing in the darker edges of their sound – and the record also features guitar, bass, and drums. Some moments are funky, but the real stand out tracks have an even more special electric vibe – and titles include "This Moment", "Whatever", "Wild Bird", and "Change Up".

The Shochu Handbook - An Introduction to Japan's Indigenous Distilled Drink  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Nov. 19, 2017
The Shochu Handbook - An Introduction to Japan's Indigenous Distilled Drink

The Shochu Handbook - An Introduction to Japan's Indigenous Distilled Drink by Christopher Pellegrini
2014 | ISBN: 1940745284 | English | 196 pages | EPUB | 9 MB
Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust (2017) [KICP 1838, Japan]

Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
King Record Co., KICP 1838 | ~ 296 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 53 Mb
Hard Rock / Glam Metal

As the 80’s turned into the 90’s, the “Hair Metal” era had finally run it course. The advent of Grunge Rock had turned the music industry on it’s head, changing the landscape from a fun loving, Rock n’ Roll party crowd into an angst inspired movement that seemed obsessed with introspective solidarity. As bleak as it may have seemed, there were a few bands that defied logic and continued to sell massive amounts of records early in the 90’s. After their self-titled debut album (1990) reached platinum status, STEELHEART, one of the most talented bands to every grace the Hard Rock genre, was a band with an iconic sound that gave hard rock fans a thread of hope to challenge the “changing of the guard”, if you will. And they were doing it…