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Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2016)

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) & Scans | 56:20 min | 312 MB
Score, Modern, Minimal, Modern Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Acclaimed for film scoring in the past 15 years, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has recently become the trusted go-to collaborator for director Denis Villeneuve and his stunning pictures, 2013's Prisoners and 2015's Sicario. Now they have delivered their third collaboration, the sci-fi movie Arrival.

T.J. Kirk - If Four Was One (1996) {Warner Bros.}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 11, 2018
T.J. Kirk - If Four Was One (1996) {Warner Bros.}

T.J. Kirk - If Four Was One (1996) {Warner Bros.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 305 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 158 mb
Genre: jazz

If Four Was One is the 1996 album by T.J. Kirk, whose premise is to bring together the music of Thelonious Monk ("T"), James Brown ("J"), and Rahsaan Roland "Kirk", with a little bit of inspiration from Prince in their version of "Rockhard In A Funky Place". This was their second and last album for Warner Bros. Records before they moved to Ropeadope.

János Starker - Starker Plays Kodaly (1987)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 6, 2018
János Starker - Starker Plays Kodaly (1987)

János Starker - Starker Plays Kodaly (1987)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:30 | 336 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Delos | Catalog: DE 1015

When he was a boy, Kodaly taught himselfwith virtually no professional guidance-to play the piano, the violin and the cello, partly in order to take part in domestic music-making (his father, a station master employed by the Hungarian state railways, was an amateur violinist, his mother sang and played the piano), and his chamber music for strings all dates from relatively early in his working life, between 1905 and 1918. It includes three major works that feature the cello in a virtuoso capacity: the Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 4(1909-10), the Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7 (1914) and the Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8 (1915).

Jungle Brothers - J. Beez Wit The Remedy (1993) {Warner Bros.}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 5, 2018
Jungle Brothers  - J. Beez Wit The Remedy (1993) {Warner Bros.}

Jungle Brothers - J. Beez Wit The Remedy (1993) {Warner Bros.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 303 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap, experimental hip-hop

J. Beez Wit The Remedy is the third album from New York hip-hop group the Jungle Brothers. While their previous album had its share of radio-friendly hit songs, this one was originally lacking any sense of hits and had to be redone and remixed extensively before Warner Bros. Records decided it was good enough for release. It was still considered too weird and left-of-center for hip-hop audiences in 1993 and this would become the group's last album for Warner Bros., leading them to find a new label when this lacked any level of success. Some critics called this a group who were far too high on LSD and mushrooms and liked it a bit too much to come/calm down.
Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Repost]

Johann Sebastian Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013)
Maria Keohane (soprano), Carlos Mena (alto), Julian Pregardien (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass)
Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Mirare | # MIR243 | Time: 01:07:54

Just in time for Christmas, Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort present a collection of Cantatas for the season by Johann Sebastian Bach. In these evergreen holiday favorites, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and voices are used to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The result is nothing short of magical. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional Bach Magnificat.

Francesco Corti - J.S. Bach: Partitas BWV 825-830 (2010)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 20, 2017
Francesco Corti - J.S. Bach: Partitas BWV 825-830 (2010)

Francesco Corti - J.S. Bach: Partitas BWV 825-830 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:34:20 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | Catalog: 0300039BC

The harpsichordist Francesco Corti learned his craft at an early age, won the Bach Prize in Leipzig in 2006, and now plays in the most famous ensembles and gives concerts of his own. Corti’s Bach forms a synthesis of structural awareness and balletic grace and has wonderful surprises in store even for the most seasoned connoisseur.

LL Cool J - Loungin' (CD5) (1996) {Def Jam} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 15, 2017
LL Cool J - Loungin' (CD5) (1996) {Def Jam} **[RE-UP]**

LL Cool J - Loungin' (US CD5) (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 90 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 38 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

Loungin' is the 1996 single by American rapper James Todd Smith, who claims that "Ladies Love Cool James", or L.L. Cool J. The song was the third and final single from his sixth studio album Mr. Smith and the remix features vocals from American lesbian R&B singers Total.
Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)

Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:11:08 | 471 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 2051

This is an enjoyable, somehow spontaneous recording of several of Bach's works for a pair of harpsichords, with the great Japanese Bach conductor Masaaki Suzuki joined by his son Masato. The high spirits of the elder Suzuki here could be chalked up to any combination of several factors. One might be freedom from the rigors of his complete Bach cantata cycle, just recently completed when this album appeared in 2014.
Pierre Hantai, Emmanuelle Guigues, Hugo Reyne - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flute (2009)

Pierre Hantai, Emmanuelle Guigues, Hugo Reyne - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flute (2009)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:00 | 453 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | Catalog: MIR 038

Though these works were written originally for the barock transverse flute, exept BWV 997 that was written probably for the lute, they are played here on the barock recorder. The result, at least to my taste, is more convincing and exhilarating than any performance of these works on the transvers flute that i ever heard.
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach & J.M. Bach: Motetten (2015)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach & J.M. Bach: Motetten (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 541 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 325 mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Ricercar / RIC 347

After its successes in the field of German Baroque religious music, here VOX LUMINIS proposes the first complete recording of the motets by Johann Sebastian Bach's ancestors. These motets, most of which are written for double choir, blend the old tradition inherited from the polyphony of the Renaissance with expressive work inspired by the fashions of the madrigal. The chorale melodies that are quite frequently associated with these motets contribute this colour typical of the Lutheran liturgical repertoire.