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Polly Paulusma - When Violent Hot Pitch Words Hurt (2023)

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Polly Paulusma - When Violent Hot Pitch Words Hurt (2023)

Polly Paulusma - When Violent Hot Pitch Words Hurt (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 39:44 | 180 Mb
Genre: Folk, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter / Label: Wild Sound

'When Violent Hot Pitch Words Hurt' is Polly Paulusma's latest sister-album, the title an anagram of 'The Pivot On Which The World Turns', which was released in September via One Little Independent folk subsidiary Wild Sound. It is possibly her most vulnerable accompanying piece yet, revealing early demos, lyric changes, musical alterations, draftings, and even spoken-word origin poems that proceeded the songs.

Ruisi Quartet - Big House (2023)

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Ruisi Quartet - Big House (2023)

Ruisi Quartet - Big House (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:22:39 | 373 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: PentaTone

"The Ruisi Quartet makes its recording debut on Pentatone with Big House, bringing together music by Matthew Locke, Joseph Haydn and Oliver Leith. Spanning nearly four centuries, this unique combination of composers explores a harmoniously dissonant relationship between past, present and future."

Randall Scotting & Stephen Stubbs - Lovesick (2023)

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Randall Scotting & Stephen Stubbs - Lovesick (2023)

Randall Scotting & Stephen Stubbs - Lovesick (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 57:17 | 234 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Classics

For his second album on Signum Records, countertenor Randall Scotting is joined by celebrated lutenist Stephen Stubbs for a collection of anti-Valentine’s songs focussing on heartbreak and loss from the 17th century.

La Reveuse, Florence Bolton, Benjamin Perrot - Le Concert des Oiseaux. Vincent Bouchot: Le Carnaval des animaux en peril (2023)

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La Reveuse, Florence Bolton, Benjamin Perrot - Le Concert des Oiseaux. Vincent Bouchot: Le Carnaval des animaux en peril (2023)

La Reveuse, Florence Bolton, Benjamin Perrot - Le Concert des Oiseaux. Vincent Bouchot: Le Carnaval des animaux en peril (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:10:52 | 328 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: harmonia mundi

While paying glittering homage to the animal kingdom, this programme also takes us on a journey through the centuries: the existing pieces freely inspired by birdsong, from Couperin to Ravel, are mirrored by an astonishing ‘Carnival of Animals in Peril’.Its composer, Vincent Bouchot, reminds us of the disappearance of certain species of animals - and of certain musical instruments that very nearly became extinct too.

Gabriele Pro and Anima & Corpo - Golden Strings – Mossi & Montanari: Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo (2023)

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Gabriele Pro and Anima & Corpo - Golden Strings – Mossi & Montanari: Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo (2023)

Gabriele Pro and Anima & Corpo - Golden Strings – Mossi & Montanari: Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 65:16 | 361 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Arcana

Giovanni Mossi and Antonio Montanari, two of the most esteemed violin virtuosi of eighteenth-century Rome, can finally take centre stage, away from the crowded panorama of Corelli\u0027s pupils and imitators; their works can be fully appreciated in this new recording devoted to their sonatas for violin. Three sonatas by Mossi for violin and continuo from his op. 5 and op. 6 are presented here; these collections remain lesser-known and lesser-recorded even today. The three violin sonatas by Montanari that the celebrated virtuoso Johann Pisendel brought from Rome to Dresden in 1717, after having taken lessons from Montanari himself, are recorded here together for the first time. The director of this project is the young violinist Gabriele Pro, one of the most promising Italian Baroque violinists of his generation. He is joined by cellist Maria Calvo, lutenist Simone Vallerotonda, already a star of many Arcana recordings, and award-winning harpsichordist Cristiano Gaudio.

VA - Dubnology: Journeys Into Outer Bass (1995) 2CDs

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VA - Dubnology: Journeys Into Outer Bass (1995) 2CDs

VA - Dubnology: Journeys Into Outer Bass (1995) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 877 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 335 Mb | Scans ~ 148 Mb
Label: Middle Earth Recordings | # MIDDLE 04 CD | Time: 02:26:25
Electronic, Dub, Ambient Techno, Trance, IDM, Alternative Dance-Rock, Trip-Hop

The Dubnology compilation is a two-disc, 21-track collection of spacy late-'90s electronic dub, heavy on the bass, demonstrating that the music has become more techno-influenced and reliant on electronics and technology. Highlights include tracks by System7, Loop Guru, Zion Train, Meat Beat Manifesto, and Banco de Gaia; the booklet includes biographies and photos of all the artists.

VA - Philly Gems More Philly Disco Floor-Fillers (2013)

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VA - Philly Gems More Philly Disco Floor-Fillers (2013)

VA - Philly Gems More Philly Disco Floor-Fillers (2013)
FLAC (tracks) - 454 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB
1:09:00 | Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Harmless

Compiled by renowned experts Dean Rudland, Ralph Tee and Jaffa and featuring music compiled from the archives of Columbia, Epic, Okeh, Philadelphia International, Buddah, RCA, Arista, Wand, Scepter, Musicor, Date, King, Dynamo, Look, Despenza, Garrison, Hollywood, Kudu, CTI, Ariola, Motor City, Invictus, Hot Wax, Music Merchant and Hi, Backbeats is truly the series that delivers great music at a super-value price!

VA - Age Of Worry - From Country-Pop To Freak-Folk: The Space Age Relics Of Monument Records 1960-1970 (2017)

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VA - Age Of Worry - From Country-Pop To Freak-Folk: The Space Age Relics Of Monument Records 1960-1970 (2017)

VA - Age Of Worry - From Country-Pop To Freak-Folk: The Space Age Relics Of Monument Records 1960-1970(2017)
FLAC (tracks) - 251 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 MB
01:14:39 | Folk, Country | Label: Omni Recording Corporation

Smooth countrypolitan tones of doom, apocalyptic shag-cowpokes, anti-Vietnam war freak-folks, small-town hayseed-vignettes, ambulance-chasing bluegrass, red-baiting exploitation-jangle-folk-pop and wigged-out Nashville space-age instrumentals - you'll hear all that and much more on this extraordinary disc. Charting the tumultuous decade of 1960-1970, 'Age Of Worry' presents 28 somewhat nervous and seldom-heard oddities/obscurities from the depths of the Monument Records vaults. Sometimes outrageous, sometimes sublime - listen to Dave Rich lament the maudlin fate of 'The Runt', Rusty Draper on tortured suburban ennui and Captain Ty Herrington on emasculated masculinity. Something for everyone. *Reissued for the very first time: From Country-Pop to Freak-Folk: The Space Age Relics Of Monument Records 1960-1970!*Exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia!*Full Dynamic Range 2017 Remaster direct from the first generation analogue master tapes!

VA - Best of Perception & Today Records Compiled by DJ Spinna and BBE Soundsystem (2012)

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VA - Best of Perception & Today Records Compiled by DJ Spinna and BBE Soundsystem (2012)

VA - Best of Perception & Today Records Compiled by DJ Spinna and BBE Soundsystem (2012)
FLAC (tracks) - 975 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 377 MB
2:33:42 | Jazz, Rock, Latin, Funk, Soul | Label: BBE Music

Perception Productions, a New York based label that ran from the late 60s through until 1974, was a strangely eclectic affair. Its roster stretched from a radical Afro-American poet through to the pop band King Harvest whose hit ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ became a massive hit for the UK band Toploader a couple of decades later. The inbetween points covered jazz, funk, vocal harmony soul and proto-disco. In fact distilled down into this compilation the label provides us a view of Manhattan’s black music scene of the period, from the established greats to the fresh young things who would make their mark in the coming years. The two men who ran the label, President Terry Phillips and Boo Frazier burned brightly for that half a decade before almost entirely disappearing from the music scene.

VA - Philly Disco (70s Dance Floor Anthems From The City Of Brotherly Love) (2009)

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VA - Philly Disco (70s Dance Floor Anthems From The City Of Brotherly Love) (2009)

VA - Philly Disco (70s Dance Floor Anthems From The City Of Brotherly Love) (2009)
FLAC (tracks) - 595 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 238 MB
1:15:50 | Scans Included | Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Harmless

Amazon Review by Gregory Jerome
As a DJ and dedicated collector of all things bass driven and soulful that roast dance floors, I highly recommend this CD. For starters, it contains 3 soul dance classics. Jean Carn's "Was That All It Was," and "If You Wanna Go" are both unavailable elsewhere outside of buying her original vinyl releases. When possible this collection uses the 12" version which is where the action is at with their superb, funky-funky breakdowns. "Was That All It Was" is the 12" version. As well, the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes "Don't Leave Me This Way" was a surprise to me. Like everyone, I'm familiar with the Thelma Houston cover which is a well worn classic. This original version by Harold Melvin is pure smoke. I don't think a single party should ever be thrown without this one getting played. It's better than Thelma's cover. It's arrangement includes choruses that aren't in Thelma's, and they give the song soaring heights. If you have a party on GO and drop this one, that's it, it's over. People are gonna go ALL OUT and need a towel afterward.

Mivos Quartet - Steve Reich: The String Quartets (2023)

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Mivos Quartet - Steve Reich: The String Quartets (2023)

Mivos Quartet - Steve Reich: The String Quartets (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 57:14 | 323 / 132 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Between 1988 and 2010, Steve Reich composed three string quartets – ‘Different Trains’, ‘Triple Quartet’ and ‘WTC 9/11’. Deutsche Grammophon now presents this trilogy of works for the first time on one album, in definitive new recordings from the Mivos Quartet. Hailed by The Chicago Reader as “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles”, the Mivos players developed their interpretations of the three quartets – inspired by the music of speech, echoes of Bartók and the events of a day transformed by terror – in close collaboration with the composer. Reich himself supported the project from inception to completion, answering the group’s questions about fine musical details, offering advice on matters of style and endorsing the finished album. ‘Steve Reich: The String Quartets’, featuring notes by veteran radio host and music writer John Schaefer, is set for release digitally, on CD and on vinyl (2 LPs) on 3 February 2023

Kocian Quartet - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525, Divertimenti, K. 136-138, Adagio and Fugue, K. 546

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Kocian Quartet - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525, Divertimenti, K. 136-138, Adagio and Fugue, K. 546

Kocian Quartet - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525, Divertimenti, K. 136-138, Adagio and Fugue, K. 546
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:01:50 | 141 / 326 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Praga Digitals

The Kocian Quartet has earned the reputation as one of the foremost Czech string quartets of its time. Its repertory is broad, encompassing standards by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as mainstream Czech works by Dvorák, Smetana, Janácek, and Martinu, and little-known fare by Pavel Haas and Hans Krása. But it has also introduced many new works by an array of contemporary Czech composers, including Tichy, Loudova, Kaslik, Kubicka, Riedelbauch, and conductor/composer Rafael Kubelik. The Kocian Quartet has made numerous recordings for several labels, among them Praga and Orfeo.

VA - The Greatest SoulFunk & Disco 12 Inch Singles Of The 70s & 80s (4CD, 2023)

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VA - The Greatest SoulFunk & Disco 12 Inch Singles Of The 70s & 80s (4CD, 2023)

VA - The Greatest SoulFunk & Disco 12 Inch Singles Of The 70s & 80s (4CD, 2023)
MP3 320 kbps | 5:19:05 | 692 Mb
Genre: Disco, RnB, Pop, Blues, Rock, Jazz / Label: Robinsongs Records

Like many crucial inventions, the 12” single was born out of necessity. Although it’s widely seen as an innovation born in the disco era to help DJs keep people dancing by stretching out songs much further than the conventional three-minute mark defined by the 7” single, the very first 12” single appeared in 1970.

Trio Gaspard - Haydn: Complete Piano Trios Vol. 2 (2023)

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Trio Gaspard - Haydn: Complete Piano Trios Vol. 2 (2023)

Trio Gaspard - Haydn: Complete Piano Trios Vol. 2 (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:20:42 | 300 / 184 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Chandos

Described by Gramophone as ‘an album of joyous, imaginative music-making that whets the appetite for future instalments’, the first volume of Trio Gaspard’s Haydn cycle was enthusiastically received by buyers and critics alike. As in the case of that first volume, the Trio has designed a programme for the second volume that works in its own right, and features trios from all periods of Haydn’s career. Three later works (Nos 33, 35, and 45) were all composed in 1794 / 95 and contrast with the early trio No. 7, from c. 1760, whilst the trio No. 21, from the composer’s middle period, was written in 1784 / 85. As in Volume 1, Trio Gaspard chooses to end the programme with another contemporary work reflective of the programme – in this instance For Gaspard by the cellist-composer Leonid Gorokhov. The first of the two movements (a common structure in Haydn’s trios), ‘Hidden D’ (a play on the popular reference to the ‘Haydn D’ major Cello Concerto) reworks numerous themes from that piece, among many others!

Herbert Von Karajan - Brahms & Grieg: Karajan Conducts (2023)

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Herbert Von Karajan - Brahms & Grieg: Karajan Conducts (2023)

Herbert Von Karajan - Brahms & Grieg: Karajan Conducts (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:17:13 | 337 / 176 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Herbert von Karajan was among the most famous conductors of all time – a man whose talent and autocratic bearing lifted him to a position of unprecedented dominance in European musical circles. He was born on April 5, 1908 in Salzburg, Austria, to a cultured Austrian family of Greek descent (their original name was Karajannis). His musical training began at the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg where he studied piano with Franz Ledwenke, theory with Franz Zauer, and composition with Bernhard Paumgartner, who encouraged Karajan to pursue conducting. Karajan graduated from the conservatory in 1926, and continued his studies at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts, where he studied piano with Josef Hofman and conducting with Alexander Wunderer and Franz Schalk. Karajan's conducting debut came on January 22, 1929, with the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg. Consequently, the young maestro directed a performance of Strauss' Salome at the Salzburg Festspielhaus, and was named principal conductor of the Ulm Stadttheater, where he remained in that capacity until 1934.