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Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (1984) [Deluxe Expanded Edition 2017] (Official Digital Download 24/96)

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (1984) [Deluxe Expanded Edition 2017]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 198:31 minutes | 4,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Purple Rain remains one of history's most important, indisputable, and influential albums, but you've never heard it like this before. "Purple Rain Deluxe" boasts the official 2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original tapes overseen by Prince himself in addition to a new “From The Vault & Previously Unreleased” disc with 11 unheard gems from the storied vault. The Deluxe Expanded edition contains another additional disc with all the Single edits, Maxi-single edits and B-sides from the Purple Rain era. This is Prince's final word on his definitive masterpiece.

Vangelis - Direct (1988) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 22, 2016
Vangelis - Direct (1988) [Re-Up]

Vangelis - Direct (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Progressive Electronic, New Age, Neo-Classical | Label: Arista | # ARCD-8545 | Time: 01:03:21

The CD release of Direct includes bonus material – which fits the flow of this intense and dramatic offering – not included on the cassette or vinyl releases. Like most Vangelis, this defies categorization. It has strong elements of rock & roll, symphonic synth ambience, and new age instrumental aspects. At the same time, the bold synthesizer strokes and washes fit the Berlin school of electronica. Given Vangelis' proclivity for soundtrack work, it is no surprise that this disc sounds like great film music. It is a great CD that will appeal to many different audiences. Fans of Kitaro, Deuter, and Constance Demby will like this disc.
Vangelis - Spiral (1977) & Beaubourg (1978) & Direct (1988) [2013, Esoteric Recordings]

Vangelis - Spiral (1977) & Beaubourg (1978) & Direct (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | 3CD | Esoteric Recordings | ~ 845 or 849 or 347 Mb | Scans(jpg, 600dpi) -> 359 Mb
Traditional / Progressive Electronic / New Age

~ Official Vangelis supervised remastered editions ~

Gordon Monahan - Theremin in the rain (2007)  Music

Posted by sdpt at March 28, 2010
Gordon Monahan - Theremin in the rain (2007)

Gordon Monahan - Theremin in the rain (2007)
Avant-garde | CD | MP3 256K | 45 mn | 84 MB
Label: C3R | cat. no C3R 011

A theremin controls a MIDI interface that manipulates several sound sculptures. The results must be heard to be believed – ranging from abstract atmospheres to heavy low-frequencies and driving rhythm, with nary a dull moment. Long piano strings beaten senseless by metallic strikers, water droplets falling in rhythmic patterns onto amplified percussive plates suspended above the ground… this piece does it all, including blurring the borders between the electronic and the organic

Rain Down From Above (2007) by Ivan Maximov  Video

Posted by patropitufo at Jan. 11, 2009
Rain Down From Above (2007) by Ivan Maximov

Ivan Maximov:Rain Down From Above (2007) :
Silent | AVI | 608 x 464 | Xvid 1264 kbps | MP3 128kbps | 7m | 70MB
Genre: Animation

It is pouring down outside and there is not a glimmer of light in the sky. Not to worry, today it is time to immerse oneself in the aquatic world of one of my all time favourite animators Ivan Maximov and a gorgeous high definition (229mb) version of his 2007 Rain Down From Above. Visitors to the Animation Blog will be well aware of my fascination for his work. Here we are again in the same alternative universe of childhood where a girl and her puppy and three baby elephants exist happily enough until the rains come. Their home is perched high on a hill and the adults, for such there are even in Ivan's universe, leave the youngsters to get on with their chores. The elephants make hay while the sun shines though the onslaught of the deluge wreaks havoc, flooding the homes, washing away the sculptor's clay model and, calamity, sweeping the elephants and the little girl in the red dress down the hillside with a crashing waterfall ahead. No fears. The water spells fun for the other girl and her puppy on the water-driven roundabout and there's always a man with a net around when one needs one. Ivan is very sparing in his use of colour: aforementioned dress, band around the captain's hat and there's that metallic green fish we get to see. His characters are eccentric, whilst the artwork is magnificent, light and shade beautifully realised in the predominantly hand drawn work that has such clear delineation of light and shade; and always that eye for the idiosyncrasies and humour of life. Worth giving the images a click for the detail. Watch Ivan's work and the sun shines.

Stan Getz - Sweet Rain (1986) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 14, 2017
Stan Getz - Sweet Rain (1986) (Repost)

Stan Getz - Sweet Rain (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 184.03 Mb | 37:29 | Scans included
Bop | Country: USA | Label: Verve (J33J 25060)

One of Stan Getz's all-time greatest albums, Sweet Rain was his first major artistic coup after he closed the book on his bossa nova period, featuring an adventurous young group that pushed him to new heights in his solo statements. Pianist Chick Corea, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Grady Tate were all schooled in '60s concepts of rhythm-section freedom, and their continually stimulating interplay helps open things up for Getz to embark on some long, soulful explorations (four of the five tracks are over seven minutes).

After the Rain: How the West Lost the East  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Sept. 12, 2017
After the Rain: How the West Lost the East

Sam Vaknin, "After the Rain: How the West Lost the East"
2001 | pages: 333 | ISBN: 9989929076, 802385173X | PDF | 1,2 mb

Mirrorworld - Rain 0-1  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at Sept. 12, 2017
Mirrorworld - Rain 0-1

Mirrorworld - Rain 0-1
English | CBR | 2 Volumes | 31.3 Mb
HBO - White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)

HBO - White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)
DVDRip | 720 x 400 | .AVI/DivX @ 1301 Kbps | 1 h 25 min | 878 MB
Audio: English MP3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary, History

On August 6th and 9th, 1945, two atomic bombs vaporized 210,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those who survived are called "hibakusha"–people exposed to the bomb–and there are an estimated 200,000 living today. Today, with the threat of nuclear weapons of mass destruction frighteningly real- the world's arsenal capable of repeating the destruction at Hiroshima 400,000 times over, Oscar award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki revisits the bombings and shares the stories of the only people to have survived a nuclear attack.

Star Odyssey - Rain's Gambit - T.J. Jones  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Sept. 3, 2017
Star Odyssey - Rain's Gambit - T.J. Jones

Star Odyssey - Rain's Gambit - T.J. Jones
English | 2017 | 358 Pages | ISBN: 1521469237 | EPUB | 412.23 KB

Commander Adrian Rain is an ace fighter pilot of the Dominus War. He’s made the jump from the cockpit to bridge and has a lot to learn. His first posting puts him aboard the newest flagship of the Alliance, the USS Odyssey. Together, Adrian, Captain Lara Garrett, and the crew of the Odyssey will be setting out to test the new ship and its abilities on her maiden voyage. Unknown forces move against the crew which will have lasting effects. The Odyssey and Cmdr. Rain will have to summon every ounce of experience, wit, and skill to fight their way out of a potential intergalactic war and return home…