Japanese Music 2016

VA - 808 The Music (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Dec. 2, 2016
VA - 808 The Music (2016)

VA - 808 The Music (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:37 | 163 Mb
Genre: Hip-Hop, Funk, Breakbeat, Electronic / Label: Warner Music

A fantastic tribute to the 808 drum machine – tracks all pulled together in support of the documentary on the magical beatmaker – but a set that stands more than strongly on its own! The mix of music is great – a heavy dose of 80s hip hop, funk and club tracks, mixed with some more contemporary cuts from recent years – tracks that mark the return of the 808 to beatmaking strength – as a younger generation of creators embrace its sound all over again!

Damien Fleau - Travel Music (2016)  Music

Posted by aasana at Dec. 1, 2016
Damien Fleau - Travel Music (2016)

Damien Fleau - Travel Music (2016)
Downtempo | 00:28:44 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 65 Mb
Label: Alter K | Year Of Release: 2016

Damien Fleau - Travel Music includes a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, it is not specifically made for dancing.
James Walsh Gypsy Band - I've Got The Feelin' (1979) Japanese Reissue 2016

James Walsh Gypsy Band - I've Got The Feelin' (1979) Japanese Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, R&B, Pop/Rock | Label: P-Vine Records | # PCD-24441 | Time: 00:34:40

The James Walsh Gypsy Band is kind of the outfit to go to if you're looking for some blue-eyed soul but, just like Ned Doheny and his sublime reissue on Numero, the band never fully came out of its shell and they were limited to just one album on RCA Victor, 1998's self-tiled LP…until now. I've Got The Feelin' was recorded a year later, in 1979, at the legendary Muscle Shoal Studios, but it never made it out onto the shelves apart from a seriously limited CDR run. Norway's Preservation has thankfully done the right thing by pressing it up on vinyl, and the opening title track is as just as wonderful as the first time we heard - a true soul masterpiece with a clear LA influence. "Looks Like You Got Down In Love" is a funkier, more soulful version of Credence at their deepest, while other highlights include the supremely majestic "It's Over Now", and the tear-jerking "Alabama Eyes". It's a road album, the sort you want to really take in properly. Recommended.

New Order - Complete Music (2016) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 7, 2016
New Order - Complete Music (2016) 2CDs

New Order - Complete Music (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:26:44
Genre: Alternative Dance Rock, Electro | Label: Mute | # LCDSTUMM390

Extended version of 2015's critically acclaimed "Music Complete" by New Order. This two disc set features the first CD release of the extended versions as included within the limited edition vinyl box set (including two versions exclusive to this package).

Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 9, 2016
Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)

Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony/RCA Red Label | # 88985305402

May 17th sees Erik Satie's 150th anniversary and ECHO-Klassik Award winning pianist Olga Scheps presents the only new studio recording of his most beautiful piano solo works for the Satie celebrations 2016. Erik Satie is among the most popular composers worldwide, his most famous piano pieces such as „Gymnopédie No. 1” or “Je te veux” are instantly recognisable, having be used constantly in motion picture soundtracks and TV ads. As a special Bonus Olga Scheps recorded “Gentle Threat” by Chilly Gonzales, whom she frequently works together with on stage. Olga Scheps was born in Moscow in 1986, the daughter of two pianists, and discovered the instrument for herself at the age of four. She began studying the piano more intensively after her family moved to Germany in 1992. At an early age she had already developed her own unique style of keyboard playing, which combines intense emotiveness and powerful expressivity with extraordinary pianistic technique.
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:48:34
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902216

You might think that Handel's Water Music, HWV 348-350, arguably the most familiar piece of Baroque music (the Four Seasons of Vivaldi can give it a run for its money, but its popularity is more recent), has received every possible interpretation. And you would be wrong, as the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have shown in this Harmonia Mundi release, precisely recorded in Berlin's Teldex studio. You get a steady parade of innovations here, marked overall by, but not in the least restricted to, blisteringly fast tempos that turn the horn-dominated movements into tests of virtuosity. Unexpected dynamic contrasts and the unusual rhythmic treatment of the "Overture" to the Suite No. 1 (sample track one) are other novelties, but this veteran group is not out for shock value. The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin operate without a conductor, and their coordination in these crisp prestos is worth the price of admission in itself. Their ability to act as one in really unusual shapings of each individual movement is remarkable, and the treacherous horn parts are near perfection in the hands of Erwin Wieringa and Miroslav Rovenský.

Omer Avital - Abutbul Music (2016) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 23, 2016
Omer Avital - Abutbul Music (2016) {Jazz Village}

Omer Avital - Abutbul Music (2016) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 477MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 165MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

On the heels of his fantastic 2014 album, New Song, bassist Omer Avital delivers an enthralling performance on Abutbul Music, his debut for the Paris-based Jazz Village label. The program embraces hard-bop as its guiding spirit, but uses numerous other genres as touchstones, including Israeli folk music, funk, Afro-beat and various Latin styles. Avital, who studied Arab music theory during a three-year hiatus from New York in the early 2000s, navigates these diverse idioms with sure-footed poise, as does his agile quintet, which includes the inventive pianist Yonathan Avishai, the effervescent drummer Ofri Nehemya, the keen tenor and soprano saxophonist Asaf Yuria and the astute tenor saxophonist Alexander Levin.
Angela & Jennifer Chun - Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)

Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)
Angela & Jennifer Chun, violins; Nico Muhly, piano & keyboard

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: harmonia mundi | # HMU 907599 | Time: 00:56:57

The music on this recital was specifically written or arranged for duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. It highlights the personal and professional connections between Philip Glass and Nico Muhly, a longtime colleague and admirer of Glass's work. Glass's miniaturist works, Mad Rush and In the Summer House, create a maximum effect when paired with Muhly's minimalist Four Studies and Honest Music.

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Water Music (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at May 24, 2016
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Water Music (2016)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Water Music (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:48:22 | 111 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Handel's Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites. It was premiered on July 17, 1717 after King George I requested a concert on the river Thames. This timeless collection is brought to life by Baroque specialists the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, whose critical achievements include a GRAMMY Award, a Diapason d'Or, the Cannes Classical Award, a Gramophone Award, an Edison Award and a German Record Critics' Award.
Jeroen van Veen - Michael Nyman: Complete Piano Music (2016) 2 CDs

Jeroen van Veen - Michael Nyman: Complete Piano Music (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 290 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95112 | Time: 01:50:45

Michael Nyman (born 1944) is one of the most famous and successful film music composers of our time. His music, although inextricably connected with the visual action of a film, has the quality to stand on its own, to evoke and express the visual emotions in sounds only. Nyman’s most famous film score is of the film “The Piano” , becoming an instant hit. Its openness and its deceptively simple musical lines appealed to a mass audience. The music featured on this recording is either originally written for piano or arranged by the composer himself. Minimal Music champion Jeroen van Veen has been fascinated by Nyman’s music his whole life, and the recording of it was a logical step. He is the ideal interpreter of this seductive, mind opening music.