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The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound Sessions (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 11, 2018
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound Sessions (2018)

The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound Sessions (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 69 Mb | 00:29:48
Alternative Rock, Heartland Rock, Punk Rock | Label: SideOneDummy Records

After a three-year hiatus, The Gaslight Anthem are reuniting later this month for a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their sophomore record, The ’59 Sound. To coincide with this comeback, the band has announced it will release a new companion album to The ’59 Sound. Aptly titled The ’59 Sound Sessions, it’s due out June 15th through SideOneDummy Records.

Pugwash - The Olympus Sound (2011) Expanded Edition 2012  Music

Posted by Designol at June 8, 2018
Pugwash - The Olympus Sound (2011) Expanded Edition 2012

Pugwash - The Olympus Sound (2011) Expanded Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Power Pop, Chamber Pop, Britpop | Label: Lojinx | # LJX038CD | Time: 00:54:45

The Olympus Sound is the fifth studio album by Irish power pop band Pugwash. It features contributions from Ben Folds, Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy, and Dave Gregory and Andy Partridge of XTC. The album was released in Ireland by 1969 Records and EMI on 19 August 2011. The iTunes version featured two bonus tracks not included on the CD. On its release, The Irish Times hailed it as "the best Irish album of the year to date" while Hot Press said it was "the best thing [Pugwash] has ever done". The Irish Daily Star named it among its top 10 Irish albums of 2011. It was nominated for the Choice Music Prize 2011, an award given to the best Irish album of the year, in January 2012. After signing a three-year deal with British indie label Lojinx, The Olympus Sound was released outside Ireland on CD and vinyl on 16 April 2012. The CD version includes three bonus tracks not included on the original physical or iTunes releases.
Sally Beamish: The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone; The Caledonian Road; The Day Dawn; No, I'm not afraid (2000)

Sally Beamish: The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone;
The Caledonian Road; The Day Dawn; No, I'm not afraid (2000)
Sally Beamish, narrator; John Harle, saxophone
Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Ola Rudner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1161 | Time: 01:07:21

This is the second recording by BIS of Sally Beamish’s music, and the four pieces it contains confirm utterly her high standing. Her work is thoughtfully lyrical, intense, individual, instinctively dramatic, in ways that remind me somewhat of Nicholas Mawmusic. Like him she has a particular gift for expressive harmony and timbre. The earliest piece here is No, I’m not afraid (1989), six poignant poems written from prison by Irina Ratushinskaya spoken – by Beamish herself – against sparse but hugely effective instrumental backgrounds and interspersed with five purely instrumental interludes. The disc opens with The Caledonian Road of 1997. The name of this piece refers not just to the north London thoroughfare remembered by Beamish from childhood but to her own pilgrimage northward to Scotland, where she now lives. The music resonates with a sense of ritual, of something inevitable. By contrast, the work that follows, the unabashedly poetic The Day Dawn (written for a summer school organised by Contemporary Music-making for Amateurs in 1997, and revised in 2000) derives from a Shetland fiddle tune, and is all about new beginnings. And finally there’s the saxophone concerto The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone (1999), whose starting point is a Swedish herding call – used as a kind of ritornello – but which is drenched in a plethora of references primeval, religious, mystical and contemporary, music at once hard and soft edged. Fine playing from the soloist, John Harle, in this work and throughout the disc by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Ola Rudner.
Abu Obaida Hassan - Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan (2018)

Abu Obaida Hassan - Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan (2018)
World, African | 47:34 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 181 MB
Label: Ostinato Records LLC

Incredible, transfixing expo of electrified Tambour, hypnotic vocals and lip-bitingly infectious rhythms bridging Arabic and Sudanese traditions. Unmissable for the drum freaks and lovers of East African dance music. Sing-a-long even if you don’t know the words…

Elton John - The Superior Sound (1970-1975) (1983)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 21, 2018
Elton John - The Superior Sound (1970-1975) (1983)

Elton John - The Superior Sound (1970-1975) (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1987 | DJM 32PD-302 | ~ 377 or 154 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 125 Mb
Pop Rock, Classic Rock

As digital technology began to prevail in the recording industry in the early '80s, Elton John's original record producer, Gus Dudgeon, was among the first to actively embrace the seemingly infinite possibilities in the medium. Although the promise of perfect sound may have been a bit of an exaggeration, the notable improvements to the subtleties as well as the expanded frequency response of recordings remastered in the digital domain were most certainly not. Dudgeon's original idea for this 11-track compilation was to not only present some of John's best-known works in this new realm, but also a few of the deeper album cuts that would most aptly demonstrate the awesome dimensions inherent in digital audio reproduction…

The Future Sound of London - My Kingdom: Re-Imagined (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 16, 2018
The Future Sound of London - My Kingdom: Re-Imagined (2018)

The Future Sound of London - My Kingdom: Re-Imagined (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:42:26 | 261 Mb
Electronic, Leftfield, Ambient, Trip-Hop | Label: Electronic Brain Violence, FSOL

Originally reached no.13 in the UK charts in 1996 – taken from the top 30 album DEAD CITIES and loosely based on “Rachael’s song” from BLADERUNNER by Vangelis. Now 22 years later the group have recreated the track in 10 new compositions, seamlessly flowing together the journey, it travels from ambient rock to a land of electronica.
John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - The Sweetest Sound (2004) [Japan 2018] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - The Sweetest Sound (2004) [Japan 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:37 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,96 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,35 GB

Multiple Grammy nominee John Di Martino–composer, arranger, pianist–has recorded many albums for Venus Records with his Romantic Jazz Trio. Noted for his versatility, John has performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano, David "Fat Head" Newman, Pat Martino, Paquito D'Rivera and Houston Person.
Frank Minion - The Forward Sound (1958) {Bethlehem Japan CDSOL-6053 rel 2013}

Frank Minion - The Forward Sound (1958) {Bethlehem Japan CDSOL-6053 rel 2013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 103 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2013 Solid Records Japan / Bethlehem Records | CDSOL-6053
Jazz / Bop / Vocal Jazz

Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description and lyrics. One of the few albums ever issued by vocalist Frank Minion – an ultra-hip singer that we'd rank right up there as one of our favorites ever! Although the cover bears a 1970 date, the album was recorded in the late 50s – and date reference is a great indication of the forward-thinking approach that Frank brings to his vocals! Minion works with echoes of some of his hippest contemporaries – particularly Oscar Brown and Eddie Jefferson – but he's also got a voice that's really individual, too – a lighter and fluid, especially when he hits some horn-like inflections – spurred on by the hip small combo of the backings. There appears to be a bit of crossover with Frank's other Bethlehem record, but we're not sure.
Simon Dupree And The Big Sound - Part Of My Past [Recorded 1966-1969] (2004)

Simon Dupree And The Big Sound - Part Of My Past [Recorded 1966-1969] (2004)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 879 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 356 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (7243 593727 2 3)

This is an amazing CD reissue, three times over - for psychedelic music buffs, British R&B and soul enthusiasts, and fans of the progressive rock band Gentle Giant (which evolved out of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound). And it's also incredibly long overdue. Best-known for their Oriental ersatz pop-psychedelic classic "Kites," Simon Dupree & the Big Sound actually started out as a blues and R&B-based outfit, not too different from the Spencer Davis Group. This double-CD set covers their complete EMI output, most of which has never been reissued, and almost all of which is very impressive (and even manages to intersect obliquely with Apple Records' orbit)…

VA - The Westbound Sound Of Detroit (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 24, 2018
VA - The Westbound Sound Of Detroit (2018)

VA - The Westbound Sound Of Detroit (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:46 | 175 Mb
Genre: Soul, RnB, Funk, Blues / Label: Ace Records

Ace Records Presents The Westbound Sound Of Detroit contains the defining tracks of the decade and features some of the biggest hits from artists including Unique Blend, The Superlatives, A.C. Tilmon & The Detroit Emeralds, The fantastic four and many more.