Fodor's 2014

Odeia - Escales (2014)  Music

Posted by aasana at May 24, 2018
Odeia - Escales (2014)

Odeia - Escales (2014)
Chanson, Folk, Contemporary Jazz | 49:35 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 270 MB
Label: Wopela

Les oreilles sont un révélateur de racines bien plus sûr que le sang et l’ADN. Elles sont électives et font peu de cas des barrières administratives. Voilà la certitude qui étreint à l’écoute de ce premier disque du quartet Odeia. La voix saisissante d’Elsa Birgé nous précède, nous escorte, danse avec nous sur les cordes de ses comparses, de la Grèce à la Sicile. Les racines se nourrissent d’autant mieux que leurs ramifications sont étendues, nombreuses et enchevêtrées.
Roller Trio - Tracer: The Real World Sessions (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Roller Trio - Tracer: The Real World Sessions (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 51:12 minutes | 575 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: PDF Sleeves

Influenced by a wide range of music from Tim Berne, Chris Potter and Anthony Braxton to Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden, and Flying Lotus as well, as the vibrant Leeds scene, experimental British trio mix jazz, rock, and electronic music into its own unique improvisatory sound. Their music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes. Incubated in mammoth improvisation sessions, their music is delivered with a captivating swagger and greedy energy that is utterly beguiling and packs a powerful punch.
Minoru Nojima - Nojima Plays Franz Liszt (1987/2011/2014) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Minoru Nojima - Nojima Plays Franz Liszt (1987/2011/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 59:45 minutes | 1,43 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 59:45 minutes | 2,58 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Reclusive pianist virtuoso Minoru Nojima, one of Japan’s most internationally respected musicians, recorded this classic album in 1986. When first released in 1988, Nojima Plays Liszt became a reference work and established Minoru's reputation as a fine interpreter of the music of Liszt. The album had been hard to find for many years until this reissue became available. Nojima, a "pianist's pianist," is not very well known in North America as he records and performs live very infrequently, but has been compared to some of the piano greats, was a silver prize winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1969 and has performed with orchestras around the world.
Lorne Greene - Have A Happy Holiday (1965/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Lorne Greene - Have A Happy Holiday (1965/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:20 minutes | 963 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Actor Lorne Greene enjoyed a brief recording career in the mid-'60s, when he was at the height of his popularity thanks to his role as Ben Cartwright on the long-running Western series "Bonanza". In the meantime, NBC, hoping to capitalize on the series' popularity, brought several cast members into the recording studio. Greene released his first album in 1963, and the following year he scored a surprise number one smash with "Ringo", a Western story song he narrated rather than sang. Greene charted a couple more times with 1965's "The Man" and 1966's "Waco", and released a total of five albums on RCA Victor from 1963 to 1966. Afterwards, he returned to acting full-time, most notably appearing in the TV miniseries "Roots" and starring in the sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica", as well as narrating numerous documentaries.
Dublin Guitar Quartet - The Dublin Guitar Quartet performs Philip Glass (2014)

Dublin Guitar Quartet - The Dublin Guitar Quartet performs Philip Glass (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:12:52 | 286 Mb
Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music

“A wonderful ensemble, the Dublin Guitar Quartet has carved a place for itself in the world of classical music. I am very pleased that my music is part of their repertoire. This is a very special arrangement. Arranging for guitars is a very tricky business and you really have to know what you are doing, so I have never done it, but Dave Flynn and Brian Bolger have made these arrangements and they're really quite beautiful."
VA - Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960–1978 (2014)

VA - Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960–1978 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:20:50 | 846 Mb
World, Jazz | Label: Strut Records

The product of over two years of research, ‘Haiti Direct’ is the first compilation to bring together rarities from the heyday of Haiti’s compas and twoubadou scenes during 1960-1978. Compiled by Sofrito’s Hugo Mendez, the album features tracks by Ibo Combo, Les Loups Noirs, Ti Paris and more.
VA - Tres Chic!: French Style... The Effortless Art Of Cool (2014)

VA - Tres Chic!: French Style… The Effortless Art Of Cool (2014)
CD FLAC (tracks, no log) | 01:44:50 | 511 Mb
Chanson, Jazz | Label: Metro Select, Union Square Music

The second instalment in the Trés Chic series gathers together many of the legendary icons of 1950 and 60s French music. Featuring Françoise Hardy, Gilbert Bécaud, Charles Aznavour and Sacha Distel alongside a select number of hip American jazz musicians who spent serious time in France and made music there such as Miles Davis and Art Blakey.

William Onyeabor - Box Set (2014)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 23, 2018
William Onyeabor - Box Set (2014)

William Onyeabor - Box Set (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 04:32:45 | 1,6 Gb
Funk, Disco, Afrobeat, World, Psychedelic | Label: Luaka Bop

In 2013, David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label released Who is William Onyeabor?, a compilation of the obscure, but increasingly influential Nigerian musician William Onyeabor. Now (in 2014) follows a 9xCD box set that collects the entirety of Onyeabor’s recorded output.

Cecilia::Eyes - Disappearance (2014)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 23, 2018
Cecilia::Eyes - Disappearance (2014)

Cecilia::Eyes - Disappearance (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 327 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Front cover
Genre: Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Depot 214

Founded in autumn 2004, Cecilia::Eyes, composed of Christophe Thys (guitars), Xavier Waerenburgh (drums & keyboards), Pascal Thys (bass guitar), Michael Colart (guitars) and Gauthier Vilain (guitars & samples), is a subtle mixture of instrumental and dark music, with a taste for slow and noisy tunes. Listening to Cecilia::Eyes, is above all being ready to penetrate the oneiric universe that it calls upon.
Makoto Terashita - The Great Harvest (Japan Edition) (1978/2014)

Makoto Terashita - The Great Harvest (Japan Edition) (1978/2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 260.01 Mb | 42:35 | Cover
Post-Bop | Label: Think! Records - THCD-329

Wonderful album from the Japanese pianist Makoto Terashita featuring Bob Berg and Yoshiaki Masuo. 3 excellent originals from Terashita plus a couple of standards. Howard Stanislevic was good friends with Makoto during his time in NYC and wrote this to me about Terashita and the album : In 1977 or '78, Makoto was in NYC along with Shoji and others such as Terumasa Hino. I became good friends with Makoto and played with him often. Had him over my apt. and played acoustic guitar (my Japanese-made Epiphone steel-string flat-top) and piano in my living room, in fact. We also played in my friend's basement with other local cats from Queens. His wife was pregnant when they went back to Japan. We ate in ChinaTown together once, and she even cooked for me once in the apt. they were subletting. He's a very nice guy and a true artist! Best piano player I ever played with. He came here to play, learn and make his album, and washed dishes in restaurants to make ends meet! He probably didn't get much sleep while he was here, but he knew enough English to get by.