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Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 14, 2013
Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]

Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | Flac: Tracks+Cue+Log | 280 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320 kbps | 101 Mb | Scans | Time: 37:53
BMG Japan | BVCM-37954
Progressive Rock, RPI

The first thing that strikes the listener of Acqua Fragile's second and final album, 1974's Mass Media Stars, is that singer Bernardo Lanzetti sounds remarkably like Peter Gabriel. These six lengthy songs would sound more than a little like Selling England By the Pound-era Genesis even without that vocal similarity, however.
Hal Galper - Wild Bird (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45240}

Hal Galper - Wild Bird (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45240}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45240
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Groove / Electric Piano

One of the greatest albums ever recorded by pianist Hal Galper – and that's saying a lot, given his huge legacy of records! This set has Hal working in a strongly electric mode – using an electric piano with the same sort of spacious qualities he could bring to acoustic – never jamming as hard as some of his more dynamic 70s contemporaries, but in a really great way that creates a special energy on the record – not just for Galper, but also for the groupmates, who really seem to bring out their best. The lineup includes Randy Brecker on trumpet and Michael Brecker on tenor and soprano sax – both playing in the darker edges of their sound – and the record also features guitar, bass, and drums. Some moments are funky, but the real stand out tracks have an even more special electric vibe – and titles include "This Moment", "Whatever", "Wild Bird", and "Change Up".

The Shochu Handbook - An Introduction to Japan's Indigenous Distilled Drink  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Nov. 19, 2017
The Shochu Handbook - An Introduction to Japan's Indigenous Distilled Drink

The Shochu Handbook - An Introduction to Japan's Indigenous Distilled Drink by Christopher Pellegrini
2014 | ISBN: 1940745284 | English | 196 pages | EPUB | 9 MB
Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust (2017) [KICP 1838, Japan]

Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
King Record Co., KICP 1838 | ~ 296 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 53 Mb
Hard Rock / Glam Metal

As the 80’s turned into the 90’s, the “Hair Metal” era had finally run it course. The advent of Grunge Rock had turned the music industry on it’s head, changing the landscape from a fun loving, Rock n’ Roll party crowd into an angst inspired movement that seemed obsessed with introspective solidarity. As bleak as it may have seemed, there were a few bands that defied logic and continued to sell massive amounts of records early in the 90’s. After their self-titled debut album (1990) reached platinum status, STEELHEART, one of the most talented bands to every grace the Hard Rock genre, was a band with an iconic sound that gave hard rock fans a thread of hope to challenge the “changing of the guard”, if you will. And they were doing it…
Jay Berliner - Bananas Are Not Created Equal (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45256}

Jay Berliner - Bananas Are Not Created Equal (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45256}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45256
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Guitar

A silly title, but a funky little record – one of the only ones we've ever seen from guitarist Jay Berliner, and one of the best cookers from the early 70s Mainstream Records years! The sound here is almost soundtrack funk at points – lots of up-front lines from Berliner on guitar – riffing away over backings that include organ and keyboards from Paul Griffin, congas from Ray Barretto, drums from Jimmy Johnson, and additional rhythm guitar from Cornell Dupree. Wade Marcus arranged, and the sound is tight without being slick – a great sort of Kudu Records-styled groove – and an especially nice setting for Jay's guitar.

The Dark Element - The Dark Element (2017) [Japan SHM-CD+DVD]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 17, 2017
The Dark Element - The Dark Element (2017) [Japan SHM-CD+DVD]

The Dark Element - The Dark Element (2017) [Japan SHM-CD+DVD]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 424 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 147 Mb | Scans | 87 Mb | 57:08
DVD5 | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: LinearPCM, 2 ch | 1 Gb
King Record Co., Ltd. | KIZC-423/4
Melodic Heavy/Symphonic Metal

Last year, Frontiers Records Srl announced the collaborative project between ex-Sonata Arctica guitarist and the mastermind of Cain's Offering Jani Liimatainen and ex-Nightwish singer Anette Olzon. Now, strengthened by Liimatainen's Cain's Offering bandmates Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula (drums) and Jonas Kuhlberg (bass), and officially known as The Dark Element, this Finnish/Swedish project will release their debut self-titled album on November 10th, 2017.

Investing in Youth: Japan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Nov. 16, 2017
Investing in Youth: Japan

Investing in Youth: Japan
English | 2017 | ISBN: 9264275886 | 188 Pages | PDF | 11.1 MB

The present report on Japan is the seventh report in the Investing in Youth series.

REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) {1982, Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 16, 2017
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) {1982, Japan 1st Press}

REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) {1982, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 255 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 84 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | Epic / Sony #35.8P-4

Hi Infidelity is the ninth studio album by the band REO Speedwagon, it was released on November 21, 1980. The album became a big hit in the United States peaking at number one on the Billboard 200. It went on to become one of the biggest selling rock albums of 1981, eventually being certified ten times platinum. From the singles released, the band got their first of two number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100, "Keep On Loving You".

Japan Traveler's Companion: Japan's Most Famous Sights From Okinawa to Hokkaido  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Nov. 15, 2017
Japan Traveler's Companion: Japan's Most Famous Sights From Okinawa to Hokkaido

Rob Goss, "Japan Traveler's Companion: Japan's Most Famous Sights From Okinawa to Hokkaido"
English | ISBN: 4805313889 | 2017 | EPUB | 144 pages | 65 MB
Joel Frahm Quartet - Caminhos Cruzados (2010) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Joel Frahm Quartet - Caminhos Cruzados (2010) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:39 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,03 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB

Joel Frahm is New York-based saxophonist and recording artist. This album features "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Early Autumn" and other love songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Bossa Nova's famous songs romantically and sentimentally tells jazz's attractive tenor saxophone.