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Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke - Duality (1998)

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Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke - Duality (1998)

Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke - Duality (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Label: 4AD/Rough Trade | # RTD 120.2142.2 | Time: 00:45:49
Genre: World Fusion, Modern Classical, Ambient

Duality is at once sacred and playful. It is both dark and light, organic and refined, masculine and feminine. Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard partners with Pieter Bourke, formerly of Aussie band Eden, to create this compositional dance of partnership that is classical, ancient, and thoroughly modern. Gerrard's voice is multitracked at times, conjuring a cathedral choir and the droning chants of monks. Drums and synth snake from desert to brilliant stormy sky to shaking earth and the bodies that inhabit those spaces. There are lush multiple layers of strings, bagpipe drone, and, quite literally, the laughter of children. The vocals sans "real" words and multicultural instrumentation will be familiar to Dead Can Dance listeners. Yet there is something more exclusive, more womblike about the music of Bourke and Gerrard; rather than two distinct bodies making music, like mother and in utero child sharing blood and breath, they are mutually dependent.

Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)

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Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)

Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:22
Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Animul | # ANI 104

Sync might be envisioned as a modified sax/bass/drum trio, where the bassist has been replaced by Jerome Harris on either acoustic guitar or acoustic bass guitar, and where the drummer’s role is taken by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and dumbek. With Rothenberg moving among alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the Japanese shakuhachi and composing looping ribbons of melody with odd rhythmic contours, the trio has found a most palatable merger of jazz and Asian music. The uncommon instrumentation is enhanced by a shared sense of purpose that gives Sync its winning character. Each player displays both the techniques and the sensitivity required to function as both soloist and accompanist, allowing Sync to maintain its three-way conversations after Rothenberg has finished soloing. This is not simply a matter of the leader’s ability to sustain extended melodic and rhythmic variations at lower volumes through circular breathing; it also results from the assurance that allows Harris to sustain a pronounced rhythmic underpinning in his guitar work and rare melodic fluency on bass. Chatterjee, who can sing and then play back the most complex patterns in the manner of the great tabla masters, also senses how to highlight more compact, swing-oriented parts through shifts in accents and dynamics.

New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)

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New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)

New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)
Zhou Long, Chinary Ung, Gao Ping, Tōru Takemitsu, Tan Dun

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naxos | # 8.572488 | Time: 00:58:07

This programme brings together aesthetic and musical elements of East and West. Zhou Long captures the essence of the Chinese plucked ch’in, and Cambodian aesthetics are preserved in Chinary Ung’s expressive Spiral III. Tan Dun’s Eight Colors combines the exotic timbres of Peking Opera with Second Viennese School tonalities. Gao Ping’s Bright Light and Cloud Shadows has been admired for its ‘long-breathed brush strokes’ (Washington Post). Taking its inspiration from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Toru Takemitsu’s beautifully crafted A Way a Lone evokes a shimmering sound world.

Josephine Foster - Graphic As A Star (2009)

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Josephine Foster - Graphic As A Star (2009)

Josephine Foster - Graphic As A Star (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Psychedelic | Label: Fire | # FIRECD136 | 00:44:21

Josephine Foster album Graphic as a Star is based upon the poems of the 19th century American poet Emily Dickenson. Josephine lays stairsteppy melodies beneath a collection of Dickenson gems and sings them with a burnished soulfullness like the purple sunsets so often described in the poems. Massachusetts mountains pearled spiderwebs and folk heroe William Tell are all present in this unforgetable meeting of Dickensons posey and Fosters music making a natural and inevitable whole. Ms. Foster is a Colorado-born artist whose songwriting draws from far corners of the musical spectrum to form a truly singular body of work. While sometimes compared to such singers as Shirley Collins or Tiny Tim, it is difficult to pigeonhole her arresting vocal style. She says her craft is strongly shaped by "Tin Pan Alley on my maternal side, rock and roll on my paternal side, Western folk music by birth, art-song and classical music via my adolescent passions".

Mary Gauthier - Between Daylight And Dark (2007)

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Mary Gauthier - Between Daylight And Dark (2007)

Mary Gauthier - Between Daylight And Dark (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 322 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 150 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Americana | Lost Highway #B0008965-02

Between Daylight and Dark is Mary Gauthier's (pronounced Go-Shay) sixth full-length offering, and a compelling step forward from 2005's Mercy Now. Produced by Joe Henry with most of the musicians who played on his Civilians album and Loudon Wainwright III's Strange Weirdos – Patrick Warren, Jay Bellerose, Greg Leisz, and David Piltch, with Wainwright and Van Dyke Parks making guest appearances – it possesses a deeply centered, almost organic sound; one that reverberates the intentions of the songwriter without trying to meet the sound head on. Henry is able to present songwriters as strong presences, as the still centers of a chaotic, frenetic world that whirls all around them, leaving them unaware of the presence of his voice ordering it without being swallowed in the process.

Teitur - Albums Collection 2003-2013 (7CD)

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Teitur - Albums Collection 2003-2013 (7CD)

Teitur - Albums Collection 2003-2013 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 842 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop/Rock, Chamber Pop, Folk | Time: 05:22:48

Teitur Lassen is a singer/songwriter from the Faroe Islands who resides in the U.K. Teitur (pronounced "TYE-toor") originally left the Faroe Islands for Copenhagen when he was 17 after fronting a pop/rock band. He set upon writing music full-time and eventually caught the attention of former BMI executive Christian Ulf-Hansen, who became his manager. Universal released his first album, Poetry & Aeroplanes, in 2003, while Teitur found himself opening for Suzanne Vega, Glen Phillips, Aimee Mann, and John Mayer as well as playing over 300 shows through the following year.

Gilda - Los Grandes Y Verdaderos Éxitos De Gilda (2000)

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Gilda - Los Grandes Y Verdaderos Éxitos De Gilda (2000)

Gilda - Los Grandes Y Verdaderos Éxitos De Gilda (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 387 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Scans Included | 00:49:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
World, Cumbia Tropical | Leader Music #LM 605457 5488 2 4

Gilda (Miriam Alejandra Bianchi) was an Argentine singer and songwriter. She was the most successful tropical singer of the 90's in Argentina. Gilda started getting involved in music while organizing festivals at a Catholic school. After meeting musician Tito Giménez, the teacher became a backup singer, joining a band called la Barra and soon participating in a second project named Crema Americana. In 1993, Giménez convinced her to start a solo career, recording De Corazón A Corazón after signing up to local label Magenta. The following year, "La Única" featuring the hit "Corazón Herido" and "La Puerta" was released. In 1995, Pasito A Pasito came out, getting the hit and one of her most popular songs "No Me Arrepiento De Este Amor."

Harry Manx - Bread And Buddha (2009)

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Harry Manx - Bread And Buddha (2009)

Harry Manx - Bread And Buddha (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 290 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rock, World, Folk, Raga | Dog My Cat Records #DMCR00513

Harry Manx’s life journey has taken him all over the map, both musically and literally. His ninth album, “Bread and Buddha”, is a musical meditation on the ephemeral nature of the human experience and is a culmination of thirty-five years of world exploration. Harry covers all four compass points of the world music map on this outing, from the rolling guitar groove on “Love is the Fire” and “Walking Ghost Blues”; he revisits traditional blues territory for the covers “Moon Goin’ Down” and “Long Black Veil” and blends in his trademark sensual raga flavours with “True to Yourself” and the instrumental “The Unspoken Quest”.

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3 (1999-2001) 4CDs

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Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3 (1999-2001) 4CDs

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America (1999-2001) 4CDs
Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.57 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 709 Mb | Scans included
Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933-935 | Time: 04:24:04
Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Big Band

In the summer of 1956, the famed Harlem congressman Adam Clayton Powell arranged for Dizzy Gillespie to embark on a worldwide goodwill-ambassador tour sponsored by the State Department. Gillespie and an all-star big band featuring trumpeter Quincy Jones, the late trombonist Melba Liston, alto saxophonist Phil Woods, and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson performed in Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil to frenzied, beret-wearing fans. Recordings were made but they weren't commercially available and were played only for a select group of musicians before Gillespie's death in 1993. Now the sides have been released, showcasing Dizzy at his bebopping best.

Ben Aylon - Xalam (2021)

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Ben Aylon - Xalam (2021)

Ben Aylon - Xalam (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:43:09
World Fusion | Label: Riverboat Records, World Music Network

Ben Aylon’s debut international album sees him elevate the traditional music and instruments of Senegal and Mali into a fresh contemporary setting. Seven years in the making, Xalam features the late, great Malian diva Khaira Arby and sabar drumming legend Doudou Ndiaye Rose.

VA - Native Wisdom: World Music of the Spirit (1996)

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VA - Native Wisdom: World Music of the Spirit (1996)

VA - Native Wisdom: World Music of the Spirit (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
World, Ethnic Fusion, New Age, Folk | Label: Narada | # ND-63923 | Time: 00:52:07

Native Wisdom: World Music Of The Spirit collects music from all over the globe in an attempt to offer an introduction to world music. Though any effort like this is bound to be incomplete, the album does indeed offer an effective introduction to broad array of musics. Neophyte listeners would be well-served by the collection, since it lets them sample a variety of styles.

VA - The Tarantino Experience: The Ultimate Tribute To Quentin Tarantino (2013) {6CD Box Set, Deluxe Limited Edition}

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VA - The Tarantino Experience: The Ultimate Tribute To Quentin Tarantino (2013) {6CD Box Set, Deluxe Limited Edition}

VA - The Tarantino Experience: The Ultimate Tribute To Quentin Tarantino (2013) {6CD Box Set, Deluxe Limited Edition}
6CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,37 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 562 Mb
Full Scans | 03:30:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soundtrack / Rock / R&B / Pop / Blues / Folk / World / Country / Surf / Rock & Roll / Mambo / Latin
Music Brokers #MBB7153

Music from and inspired by his films - 3 double-CDs in a deluxe limited edition boxset. Each of the double CDs was released earlier and has own catalog number. Rediscover the best of QUENTIN TARANTINO's filmography including the films "Kill Bill", "Pulp Fiction", "Inglorious Basterds", "Reservoir Dogs" or "Jackie Brown", through this splendid 6CD box set from the Music Brokers label. We will find here only the official music with artists including Nancy Sinatra, Urge Overkill, Joe Cocker, Johnny Cash, Serge Gainsbourg, Guy Mitchell, The Coasters, Woody Guthrie and many others!

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion | Label: Epic | # EK 40994 | 00:34:46

Sakamoto's all-star blend of Western and Eastern music styles is a triumphant success for the composer, and a consistently good listen. On the title track he takes a traditional Japanese folk song and blends it into a funk groove provided by Bootsy Collins, Bill Laswell, and Sly Dunbar. Unlike Byrne and Eno's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, this blend of cultures is coming from the opposing angle and stays truer to the source material. But that track is only one of Sakamoto's approaches, and on several other tracks he joins with Laswell to create a crisp, techno-cultural hybrid that sounds like nothing except like pure Sakamoto. On "Risky," a subdued Iggy Pop lends vocals and lyrics, and doesn't come across as an interloper. And on "Okinawa Song," Sakamoto seamlessly integrates the southern island culture into his grand scheme.

Hot Rize - When I'm Free (2014)

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Hot Rize - When I'm Free (2014)

Hot Rize - When I'm Free (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Bluegrass, Folk | Label: Ten In Hand | # THR9001 | Time: 00:38:05

Hot Rize is one of the most influential and pioneering bluegrass bands of the last 35 years. In 1978, Hot Rize began conjuring up their addicting brand of Colorado bluegrass that honors the traditional while embracing their own influences of blues, country, and celtic music. They have influenced a wide range of popular artists such as Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Steve Martin, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Dierks Bentley. The group disbanded in 1990 to pursue solo careers and it has been over 24 years since their last studio album and major tour together. Hot Rize is Tim O’Brien (lead vocals and mandolin), Nick Forster (bass and vocals), Pete Wernick (banjo and vocals) and newest member Bryan Sutton (guitar and vocals) who replaced the late Charley Sawtelle after his death in 1999. Their new studio album, When I’m Free captures a group of incredibly talented veterans making some of the best music of their careers.

Stephan Micus - Albums Collection 1977-2010 (15CD) [Re-Up]

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Stephan Micus - Albums Collection 1977-2010 (15CD) [Re-Up]

Stephan Micus - Albums Collection 1977-2010 (15CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.8 Gb | Scans included
ECM, World Fusion, Ethnic, Neo-Classical, Minimal, New Age, Ambient, Folk Jazz | Time: 12:04:42

A one-man universe of sound who has learned to play hundreds of instruments from across the globe, which he utilizes in captivating and exotic ways. Collection includes: Implosions (1977); Til The End Of Time (1978); Wings Over Water (1982); Listen To The Rain (1983); East Of The Night (1985); Ocean (1986); The Music Of Stones (1989); Darkness And Light (1990); To The Evening Child (1992); Athos: A Journey To The Holy Mountain (1994); The Garden Of Mirrors (1997); Desert Poems (2001); Life (2004); On The Wing (2006); Bold As Light (2010).