Porter Ricks

Arovane - 2 Albums (2000-2002)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 26, 2017
Arovane - 2 Albums (2000-2002)

Arovane - 2 Albums (2000-2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 797 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 325 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: IDM, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DIN

Berlin's Uwe Zahn released his first tracks as the Arovane EP on the Din label, which also released the first of German dub minimalist Stefan Betke's work as Pole. Stylistically, Arovane's work hearkens back to the insular melodic electro of early Autechre, combining interesting, highly syncopated machine box rhythms with warm, delicate synth textures that evoke a gauzy, somewhat nostalgic mood contrasted by the sharpness of the rhythms…

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 by Thomas E. Ricks [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 10, 2014
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 by Thomas E. Ricks [Repost]

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 by Thomas E. Ricks
Penguin Books; Reprint edition | July 31, 2007 | English | ISBN: 0143038915 | 516 pages | PDF | 10 MB

Fiasco is a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq through mid-2006, now with a postscript on recent developments. Ricks draws on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American personnel, including more than one hundred senior officers, and access to more than 30,000 pages of official documents, many of them never before made public. Tragically, it is an undeniable account—explosive, shocking, and authoritative—of unsurpassed tactical success combined with unsurpassed strategic failure that indicts some of America's most powerful and honored civilian and military leaders.

Jeanne Ricks - Make It Work! (2009)  Music

Posted by vasiliska23 at Aug. 28, 2010
Jeanne Ricks - Make It Work! (2009)

Jeanne Ricks - Make It Work! (2009)
mp3 320 kbps | 44.1 Khz | Joint Stereo | 66 min 38 sec | 161.1 mb
Label: Rickso Facto Music, Co. | Genre: Jazz, R&B, Soul | July 14, 2009

With sensual vocals and dynamic Guitar playing, this collection of her original songs is meant to 'groove' you with emotional authenticity and real world sound as Soulstress Jeanne Ricks brings a tasty blend of Neo-Soul, Jazz and R&B.

Flipper (1996)  Video

Posted by Moodas at Feb. 24, 2010
Flipper (1996)

Flipper (1996)
USA | TV System: PAL MPEG2 | DD 5.1 English, Czech
95 min | 4.95 GB | Genre: Family | Adventure | MENU : No | EXTRAS : No
Subtitles: No


Director: Alan Shapiro
Cast: Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan, Jonathan Banks, Luke Halpin, Chelsea Field, Jason Fuchs, Isaac Hayes

Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, that brings uncle and nephew together and leads Sandy on the summer adventure of a lifetime.

Thomas E. Ricks, "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at July 8, 2009
Thomas E. Ricks, "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq"

Thomas E. Ricks, "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq"
The Penguin Press | 2006 | ISBN: 159420103X | 512 pages | siPDF | 8.5 MB

The definitive military chronicle of the Iraq war and a searing judgment on the strategic blindness with which America has conducted it, drawing on the accounts of senior military officers giving voice to their anger for the first time. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post senior Pentagon correspondant Thomas E. Ricks's Fiasco is a masterful and explosive reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq, based on the unprecedented candor of key participants.
Thomas E. Ricks, "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008"

Thomas E. Ricks, "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008"
The Penguin Press | 2009 | ISBN: 1594201978 | 430 pages | siPDF | 8.5 MB
Amazon Best of the Month, February 2009

Anyone who read Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks's superb, bestselling account of the Iraq War through 2005… has likely noticed that many of the heroes of that devastating book… have since been put in charge. As good (and influential) as Fiasco was, The Gamble may be even better, telling the remarkable story of how a few people inside and outside the Pentagon pushed the new strategy through against opposition across the political spectrum and throughout the military top brass, and then, even more remarkably, how soldiers put the difficult plan into action on the ground and managed to sharply reduce the chaotic violence in Iraq.

Continuous mode - Disinformation Design (2001)  Music

Posted by seenistra at June 18, 2009
Continuous mode - Disinformation Design (2001)

Continuous Mode - Disinformation Design (2007)
Techno / Electronic / Experimental | 2007 | EEA |MP3 320kbps | 134,1 MB
Klang Elektronic CD04

Working at Berlin's Dubplates & Mastering in the early '90s, Mellwig became an expert of vinyl cutting and mastering, setting new standards and playing a crucial role in the development of the Berlin-based Basic Channel/Chain Reaction axis. In 1995, he released a self-titled disc by his Async Sense project on Moritz "Maurizio" Von Oswald's Imbalance label. Mellwig also formed a partnership with Thomas Koner in the '90s as Porter Ricks; the duo released a number of crucial singles on Chain Reaction (Biokinetics) and revamped their sound for a number of post-Chain Reaction singles on Force Inc. Continuous Mode was issued in 1997 by Chain Reaction; the alias popped up again during 1999 as he began issuing his material through Klang. Using the sound of latter day Porter Ricks as a foundation, Mellwig's layered, up-tempo material showed inspiration from the likes of Suicide and Krautrock without really directly referencing either. 2001 saw the issue of Disinformation Design on Klang, which compiled his first singles for the label. A. Kellman

Texas - Ricks Road (1993)  Music

Posted by L@ter at April 5, 2009
Texas - Ricks Road (1993)

Texas - Ricks Road (1993)
Easy CD-DA | APE (Separed Track) No Cue, No Log | 322 MB | 46,41 min. | Covers
Label: Vertigo (Europe) | Genre: Rock | Recorded 1993 | RAR 3% Rec.

Ricks Road is an album released in 1993 by the Glaswegian pop band Texas. Texas sound a bit like a countrified version of the Pretenders put through a car wash on Ricks Road, to the point where the music is so clean, one's mind just slips around and off of it. There's a squeaky-clean polish to "So Called Friend," a stab at southern twang that doesn't seem genuine…it's a sound best left in a studio and indicative of a band trying too hard to make a hit song. There are simply too many studio effects and fake sounding instruments throughout the album.

Gregory Porter - Water (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Aug. 8, 2017
Gregory Porter - Water (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Gregory Porter - Water (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 69:13 minutes | 1,3 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Gregory Porter's debut album Water is a Grammy-nominated release that rocketed the musician to fame in 2010. Recorded with his core band of pianist Chip Crawford, bassist Aaron James, drummer Emanuel Harrold, and saxophonist Yosuke Sato, Water features standards such as Hoagy Carmichael's Skylark with seven original tracks, all performed with Porter's moving yet polished style, influenced by the likes of Nat King Cole and Donny Hathaway.
Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit (2013) [Special Edition 2015] (Official Digital Download)

Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit (2013) [Special Edition 2015]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 71:31 minutes | 760 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The special edition of Gregory's Porter Grammy-winning award "Liquid Spirit". This fantastic new edition includes the Claptone Remix of Liquid Spirit, and more.