Japanese Music 2016

Lakuta - Brothers & Sisters (Japanese Edition) (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 26, 2016
Lakuta - Brothers & Sisters (Japanese Edition) (2016)

Lakuta - Brothers & Sisters (Japanese Edition)
Funk, Soul, World | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, artwork | 54:40 min | 521 MB
Label: Tru Thoughts | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

'Brothers & Sisters' is the debut album from Tru Thoughts new signing Lakuta. Referencing a fusion of musical styles, Lakuta draw on their funk, soul, electronic and world music backgrounds to unearth a conversation that explores modern and traditional approaches. The ensemble's new tropical album is produced by the respected Nick Faber, whose production identifies with the band's authentic afrobeat sound, switching up the groove to unlock the infectious energy which radiates from Lakuta's live performances.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives (1978) [Japanese Reissue '2016]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at April 17, 2016
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives (1978) [Japanese Reissue '2016]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives (1978) [Japanese Reissue '2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:44 minutes | Scans included | 1,37 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 947 MB

Ryuichi Sakamoto is a Japanese musician, composer, arranger, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, actor, and activist, based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career in the 1970s, first gaining major success in 1978 as a member of electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives. The album is named after Henri Michaux’s description of the feel of using mescaline in Misérable Miracle. It was recorded in about 500 hours, and Sakamoto would spend whole days without sleeping working on it.

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 29, 2017
Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata | # TOCC0285 | Time: 01:05:46

At the beginning of the twentieth century the American William Humphreys Dayas (1864-1903) was the leading professor of piano at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He was an important figure: he studied with Liszt, was friends with Busoni and became a major pedagogue, holding teaching posts in Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Cologne before he came to Manchester in 1895. Although Dayas left only a handful of compositions, two of them are major organ sonatas - passionate, Lisztian works that have remained completely unknown until now. Dayas also arranged for organ the Thème varié for piano four hands by another forgotten American composer, Arthur H. Bird (1856-1923), a further important addition to the late-Romantic organ repertoire. Dr Jan Lehtola is one the most successful and progressive Finnish organists of his generation. He has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Lahti Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic and Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestras and the St Michael Strings.

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2017
Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95390 | Time: 00:45:40

Having made a gradual switch during the 15 years since his first album was published from electronica to instrumental variations on ambient and minimalism, Max Richter is among the most commercially successful composers of our time. This album of his solo piano music belongs in the genre explored so thoroughly for Brilliant Classics by Jeroen van Veen, whose prolific recording history includes hugely popular albums of Philip Glass (BC9419) and Michael Nyman (BC95112), Ludovico Einaudi (BC94910) and Yann Tiersen (BC95129) and his fellow Dutch musician Jakob ter Veldhuis (BC94873) and himself (BC9454). The appetite for slowly moving, unchallenging, post-Minimalist music is apparently infinite, and so this new album is sure to be a success.
VA - The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac And His Music (2016) [Official Digital Download]

VA - The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac And His Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 111:15 minutes | 1,53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A star-studded and diverse list of performers is featured on this live concert celebration of Dr. John's life and career, ranging from Bruce Springsteen and John Fogerty to Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville and Widespread Panic all playing for and with the man of honour, Dr. John "Mac" Rebennack. Recorded at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans in May 2014, the album includes 22 songs written or popularized by Dr. John during his prolific six-decade career, a powerful testament to the far-ranging influence and indomitable spirit of the iconic New Orleans singer, composer and musician.
VA - Lullaby for the Moon: Japanese Music for Koto and Shakuhachi (1998)

VA - Lullaby for the Moon: Japanese Music for Koto and Shakuhachi (1998)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:18 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Blue Note | Catalog: 59271B

Lullaby for the Moon presents Japanese contemporary works for koto and shakuhachi based on traditional folksongs (1. Komoroiuta, 6. Sakura, and 7. Kojo), as well as some original ones, including a piece for 2 shakuhachis. The CD ends with one of the most known pieces of the Japanese classical repertoire: "Chidori" (known also as "Chidori no Kyoku"), written around 1750. A large group of excellent musicians were selected for this CD, including one of today's most known and best shakuhachi musicians: Hozan Yamamoto. This excellent CD presents a music of high meditative quality.
Maurizio Zaccaria - Massenet: Integrale Piano Music (2016) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Zaccaria - Massenet: Integrale Piano Music
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 79:39 min | 1.23 GB | Front Cover
Label: AEVEA Classics | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2016

Amongst the operas, the orchestral works and the songs, for which he is very well known, Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (1842-1912) also wrote a piano concerto and various piano pieces. These include a cycle of Improvisations, Ten pieces "de genre" (Op. 10), 2 Valses, 2 Impressions, and some other separated pieces. It can be identified with relative ease the Melodie, alas 'Elégie', the famous song. The CD also include the recording of two transcriptions derived from famous Massenet's melodies: the Meditation from 'Thais', and the 'Aragonaise' from 'Le Cid'. The character of Massenet's music here is mostly cantabile with some virtuoso and fast pieces which give a great variety to the series.
Jimmy Briscoe and The Beavers - Jimmy Briscoe and The Beavers 1977 (Japanese Remastered 2016)

Jimmy Briscoe and The Beavers - Jimmy Briscoe and The Beavers 1977 (Japanese Remastered 2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 269 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 MB | 00:40:26
Soul, Funk, Disco, RnB | Label: Solid Records/Henry Stone Music | Release Year: 2016

Discovered by music promoter Paul Kyser at a talent show in Baltimore in the early 1970’s, five young men from Baltimore inspired by the Jackson 5 and calling themselves Jimmy Briscoe & the Little Beavers made quite an impression with the public; which led to a number of singles released on Atlantic Records beginning in 1971, and then for the Buddah Records subsidiary Pi Kappa. A full length album followed entitled “My Ebony Princess” which was reviewed as a "top album pick" by Billboard magazine in 1974.
The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music (2016)

The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music (2016)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 15986 kbps, 1080i, 29.970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 4725 kbps, 24-bit / 2.0, 48 kHz, 2345 kbps
Rock | CREDO218 | Scans Included | 1:49:04 | ~ 20.12 Gb

As one of the leading lights of New Orleans music, Dr. John deserves a splashy, star-studded celebration – which is precisely what producer Don Was assembled on May 3, 2014 at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre. Was led a house band featuring drummer Kenny Aronoff, trombonist Sarah Morrow, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, guitarist Brian Stoltz, and pianist John Gros, then invited a host of rockers, blues musicians, and Big Easy legends to the party…

Al-Jazeera Witness - Istanbul Streets: I Hear Music (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 1, 2017
Al-Jazeera Witness - Istanbul Streets: I Hear Music (2016)

Al-Jazeera Witness - Istanbul Streets: I Hear Music (2016)
HDTV | 1280x664 | .MKV/AVC @ 2745 Kbps | 47mn 22s | 953 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

I Hear Music is an intimate portrait of the cultural shift in Istanbul from traditional to modern, told through the stories of three street vendors when their work suddenly becomes illegal. Halit has been selling home-made stuffed mussels for 20 years; Ismet has been coming and going through the same neighbourhood since the 50s with his freshly-made pastries; and Yasemin walks the streets with her bundle full of bedspreads and curtains. All three face relocation and competition from modern shopping centres and commercial brands in the midst of gentrification.