Music For The Masses Remastered

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 or 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 or 170 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, Dark Wave, Alternative Pop/Rock| Label: Mute | # CD STUMM 47/INT 846.833

Music for the Masses is the sixth studio album by Depeche Mode. It was released by Mute Records on 28 September 1987. The album became the band's highest-charting in the US upon its release, reaching #35 on the Billboard 200. It also contained more hit singles than any of their previous releases. While there was no extremely popular single from the album ("People Are People" from Some Great Reward reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100), the three singles that were released all made it onto the Hot 100, a feat that hadn't been achieved by any Depeche Mode single after those from Some Great Reward. Moreover, all three singles achieved modest success on the chart.
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (1987) [Italian 1st press CD Stum 47 Dischi Ricordi S.p.A.]

Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (1987)
EAC+FOOBAR2000 | FLAC | LOG + CUE | COVERS | 334 Mb
Italian 1st press CD Stum 47 Dischi Ricordi S.p.A. | SynthPop | 1987
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (1987) [Italian 1st press CD Stum 47 Dischi Ricordi S.p.A.]
Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Handel - Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9860}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Handel - Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9860}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 412 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 76 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993, 2008 Alia Vox | AVSA 9860
Classical / Baroque / Orchestral

This is a reissue of a recording from 1993 (re-released a few years ago and deleted in 2003), recently remastered for SACD, and it really impresses with a renewed presence and impact, even on standard CD playback. As I said in my original review, Savall's reading "comes as close as these things can to placing us in the best seat in the house and treats us to a rare experience: the sensation of believing we're hearing a ruggedly familiar piece for the first time. Literally bursting with energy, scintillating strings, blazing horns, and incisive winds, and never boring even for one second, these performances give you Handel at his most exciting." If you have the earlier release, you probably don't need this one–unless you now own an SACD system–but it does deserve a place in every Handel collection, not only for the unsurpassed performances, but also for the effect of Savall's several decidedly "non-standard" tempos(!), and of course for the phenomenal sound, which now must have reached its ultimate realism in this format.
Jack DeJohnette - Music For The Fifth World (1992) {Capitol} [Re-Up]

Jack DeJohnette - Music For The Fifth World (1992) {Capitol}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 392MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 151MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Ethnic

Jack DeJohnette has long been more than "just" a drummer; he is also a fine keyboardist and a very talented composer. This CD finds him exploring music ranging from American Indian melodies to rockish fusion and his tribute "Miles." His group includes powerhouse guitarists Vernon Reid and John Scofield along with a chanting vocal choir. The music is stimulating if not as essential as DeJohnette's earlier work with Special Edition.

The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 8, 2017
The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles (2017)

The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:47:42 | 322 Mb
Indie Rock, Dreampop, Psychedelic | Label: Merge Records

On the first full album in seven years from the softly psychedelic British band, they’ve left something behind in the quest to recapture the essence of the Clientele.
The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles (Deluxe Version) (2017)

The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles (Deluxe Version) (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 365 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 MB | 00:54:33
Indie Rock, Dreampop | Label: Tapete Records

The Clientele return in September with Music for the Age of Miracles, their first release of new music since 2010's Minotaur EP and their first album on Tapete Records. After The Clientele released Minotaur, Alasdair MacLean, singer and principal songwriter for the band, made two wonderful albums with Lupe Nunez-Fernandez as Amor de Dias, issued a Clientele best-of called Alone and Unreal, oversaw reissues of Suburban Light and Strange Geometry, and played shows solo or as part of Amor de Dias or The Clientele. He and Lupe have also been raising a family, so the prospect of a new Clientele record seemed to be diminishing.

Anton Batagov - Music For The 35 Buddhas (2001)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 13, 2017
Anton Batagov - Music For The 35 Buddhas (2001)

Anton Batagov - Music For The 35 Buddhas (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 232.60 Mb | 01:02:14 | Cover
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Tummo (tcd 0102)

In Tibetan Buddhism there is a ritual of rotating prayer wheels. A prayer wheel is a cylinder with mantras inscribed on it. Rotating a prayer wheel has a very powerful positive effect: it helps purify karma, not only of the person who is rotating it but also of all the living beings the person thinks about while doing so. One revolution is considered to be equivalent to reciting all of the mantras carried by the wheel, which can actually be quite a large number as the inner space of the wheel is filled with mantras written on rolls of the thinnest paper. The purpose of this "mechanization" is not simply to render the ritual more efficient: the circular motion of certain magic formulas acts to shape streams of energy in an optimal way thus purifying the space and everybody within it.
Odhecaton & Paolo Da Col - Compere: Missa Galeazescha - Music for the Duke of Milan (2017)

Odhecaton & Paolo Da Col - Compere: Missa Galeazescha - Music for the Duke of Milan (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:05:05 | 150 MB
Label: Arcana

During the reign of Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444-76), Milan experienced an extraordinary musical era. In the 1470s, the Duke set out to form a ‘famous and worthy choir’, recruiting a ‘goodly number of singers from beyond the Alps and from various countries’. He soon assembled a musical ensemble that boasted some of the most celebrated musicians in the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the day, from Italy and beyond. The Duke brought into being a new kind of polyphonic mass, a cycle of motets called missales to replace the traditional ordinarium, with texts attributing special importance to the worship of Our Lady of Grace and Mercy, much beloved by the Sforza family. A masterpiece of the genre is the so-called Missa Galeazescha for five voices, composed by Loyset Compère and performed here by an ensemble inspired by the impressive size of Galeazzo Maria Sforza’s cappella. This recording brings together four vocal-instrumental groups.
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - George Frideric Handel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (1993)

George Frideric Haendel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (1993)
Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Astree | # E 8512 | Time: 01:13:49

Jordi Savall's exemplary performance of Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks is among the finest available on disc: refined and precise, but very big, with blood-stirring grandeur. This is just the kind of extroverted, rousing presentation that best highlights the music's open-air ceremonial function. Savall's Le Concert des Nations is essentially a chamber orchestra with double or triple winds, but the sound he elicits from the group is majestic and surprisingly powerful. The playing is crisp and the rhythmic articulation bracing, but the sound is never brash. In fact, more often than not it is seductively sensual, a heady integration of precision and supple, shapely phrasing. Handel left no authoritative edition of the score of Water Music and it has traditionally been divided into three suites, but Savall reorders the material into two suites, a decision that makes more sense in terms of key relationships and that sounds entirely satisfying.
The Binchois Consort & Andrew Kirkman - Music for the 100 Years' War (2017)

The Binchois Consort & Andrew Kirkman - Music for the 100 Years' War
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 76:25 min | 338 MB
Label: Hyperion – CDA68170 | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Renaissance, Early Music

Music of predominantly royal association spanning the reign of Henry V, the Battle of Agincourt and its aftermath, and the coronations in England and France of the boy king Henry VI. The Binchois Consort under Andrew Kirkman bring this music vividly to life, while the copiously illustrated booklet is a pleasure in itself.