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VA - Viola Space Japan, 10th Anniversary (2003) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at May 19, 2017
VA - Viola Space Japan, 10th Anniversary (2003) 2CDs

Viola Space Japan, 10th Anniversary (2003) 2CDs
Toshio Hosokawa, Krzysztof Penderecki, György Kurtág, Per Nørgård, Quincy Porter
Oedoen Partos, György Ligeti, George Benjamin, Hikaru Hayashi, Alfred Schnittke
Nobuko Imai, viola; Toho Gakuen Orchestra; Koichiro Harada, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 571 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 318 Mb | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1379/1380 | Time: 02:19:01

Viola Space in Tokyo is one of the world’s most important musical festivals dedicated to the viola and the music composed for it. Founded by Nobuko Imai – well-known to BIS followers as well as to lovers of the viola – it celebrates its 10th anniversary, and BIS was invited to document some of the 150 works that have been performed over the years. The program spans over more than 70 years, and the list of composer includes Schnittke, Per Nørgård, Penderecki and Oedoen Partos. Nobuko Imai herself performs two of the most exciting works on the two discs: György Ligeti’s Sonata for Viola Solo and Toshio Hosokawa’s Voyage VI for Viola and Strings. This last piece was composed only last year, and is dedicated Nobuko Imai. It forms part of a series of concertos “in which the soloist symbolizes man while the ensemble represents the universe, nature and world that surrounds us within and without”, in the composer’s own description. Among these a modern classic such as György Kurtág’s Hommage à R. Sch. – in which violist Junji Suganuma is joined by a clarinet and a piano – may be mentioned, as well as Viola, Viola, a constantly surprising duo by George Benjamin.

Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud (Japan Deluxe Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 16, 2017
Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud (Japan Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud (Japan Deluxe Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:28:35 | 1 Gb
Indie Rock | Label: Columbia Records, Sony Records Int

2017 release, the sixth album from the British hitmakers. Kasabian are back with an explosive, career best album brimming with confidence, swagger and huge tunes. Written and produced by Kasabian wizard Serge Pizzorno, and recorded at the Sergery, his Leicester studio, For Crying Out Loud features 12 tracks that encapsulate everything that makes Kasabian one of this country's best ever bands. Lead singer Tom Meighan has never sounded so good, wrapping himself around the addictive hooks.
NHK - Cycle Around Japan: From Sea to Mountains, Spring in Ehime (2017)

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: From Sea to Mountains, Spring in Ehime (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3140 Kbps | 48min 24s | 1.10 GiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Ehime Prefecture is located on the island of Shikoku. We will start our spring journey from the prefectural capital Matsuyama, which is best known for its castle and Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs. Facing the Bungo Channel that separates Kyushu from Shikoku, the coastline offers great scenery such as the Danbata terraced field. Uwajima, one of the coastal cities is known for the traditional bull fight events that it stages 5 times a year. We will visit the spring bull fight fest. Our final destination is Shikoku Karst, the mountain plateau on the border of Ehime Prefecture and Kochi Prefecture with an altitude of around 1,400 meters.
Lady GaGa: The Singles (2010) [Japan-only 9CD Box, Limited Edition]

Lady GaGa: The Singles (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
9CD | Interscope, UICS-5041/9 | ~ 565 or 182 Mb | Scans(png) -> 226 Mb
Electro / Synth-pop / Europop

~ Just Dance; Poker face; Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say); Love Game; Paparazzi; Bad Romance; Telephone feat. Beyonce; Alejandro; Cherry Tree Sessions ~
Face To Face - Ignorance Is Bliss (1999) {Victor Japan VICP-60761 - bonus tracks}

Face To Face - Ignorance Is Bliss (1999) {Victor Japan VICP-60761 - bonus tracks}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 468 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 80 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Lady Luck Records / Victor Japan | VICP-60761
Rock / Punk Rock / Alternative Rock / Punk Revival / New Wave / Skatepunk / Punk Pop

Having helped generate the first wave of '90s pop-punk, Face to Face was due to profit from the mainstream success of artists like Lit and Blink 182 who had taken their melodic approach to punk songcrafting to new commercial heights. With so much punk credibility to be had, the last thing anyone expected these famous SoCal punkers to do is release a hard rock record; which is exactly what the foursome did when they shipped their first disc for Beyond Records in 1999. From the initial drum and guitar blasts of the record's lead cut "Overcome" Ignorance Is Bliss lets listeners in on the fact that Face to Face would not be limited to the punk genre, and that the quartet's songwriting skills stand up against the most successful of hard rock bands.
Johnny Smith Trio - Designed For You (1959) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29157}

Johnny Smith Trio - Designed For You (1959) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29157}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1959, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29157
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Johnny Smith really helped bring the sound of jazz guitar to a huge audience in the 50s – and an album like this is a perfect demonstration of his subtle genius on the instrument! At a time when so many others were working the guitar with a hard-edged sound, Smith moves into territory that's even more careful and precise – really making the most of the amplification on the strings, so that his touch can be gentle, but very pointed – allowing for lots of space between the notes, in a way that makes each of them mean even more than they might if strung together in a flurry. The group's a trio – with the bass and drums really giving Johnny a lot of room.
Eric Martin - Over Japan (with Pat Torpey and John McNamara) (2016)

Eric Martin - Over Japan (with Pat Torpey and John McNamara) (2016)
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
LPCM 2 ch, 1536 kbps / Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 kbps
Rock | W.O.W.O.W. Entertainment, IEZP-93 | Scans | ~ 8.06 Gb

~ Features Eric Martin's solo concert held on July 14, 2015 at Akasaka Blitz. ~
Johnny Smith - Plus The Trio (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29183}

Johnny Smith - Plus The Trio (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29183}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 77 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1960, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29183
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Comes with a mini-description. A trio is helping out guitarist Johnny Smith – but, as with all of his other Roost Records of the time, the man himself is very far out in the lead – making real magic on the strings of his guitar, and playing with an effortless command of tone and color! Some moments of the record actually have a bit more of an uptempo swing than other of Johnny's albums of the period – but others are a masterpiece is gentle harmonics – those incredible notes that Smith almost seemed to invent for jazz guitar in the 50s – and which seem to come through even more beautifully in the sparest of settings. The trio features Bob Pancoast on piano, Mousie Alexander on drums, and George Roumanis on bass
Brian Setzer - Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot! Osaka Rocka! Live In Japan (2016) [BDRip, 720p]

Brian Setzer - Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot! Osaka Rocka! Live In Japan (2016)
MKV: AVC, 1280x720 (16:9), 23.976 fps, 4 800 Kbps
FLAC, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 1 744 Kbps / AC-3, 48.0 KHz, 6 ch, 640 Kbps
Rock, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll | 01:32:44 | ~ 4.91 Gb

~ Filmed at Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan ~
Caravan - The Planet Songs Vol.1 & 2 [2010, Japan, RZCD-46568, 46599]

Caravan - The Planet Songs Vol.1 & 2 [2010, Japan, RZCD-46568, 46599]
2CD + DVD | Art-Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Avex Entertainment | RZCD-46568, 46599 | ~939 + 361 Mb | 3% recovery
DVD: NTSC, 16/9, 720x480, 7782 Kbps | LPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps -> ~2780 Mb
Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 809 Mb

28 tracks on 2CDs and Live Performence in Club Citta, Kawasaki on DVD