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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Sync might be envisioned as a modified sax/bass/drum trio, where the bassist has been replaced by Jerome Harris on either acoustic guitar or acoustic bass guitar, and where the drummer’s role is taken by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and dumbek.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.

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 199 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 76 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.21 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.12 Gb
Phillips PHS 600-264 | Psychedelic Blues-Rock

Rock & roll had grown louder and wilder by leaps and bounds during the '60s, but when Blue Cheer emerged from San Francisco onto the national rock scene in 1968 with their debut album, Vincebus Eruptum, they crossed a line which most musicians and fans hadn't even thought to draw yet. Vincebus Eruptum sounds monolithically loud and primal today, but it must have seemed like some sort of frontal assault upon first release; Blue Cheer are often cited as the first genuine heavy metal band, but that in itself doesn't quite sum up the true impact of this music, which even at a low volume sounds crushingly forceful…

Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}

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Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}

Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 407 Mb
Full Scans | 02:42:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Space Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock | Numero Group #NUM210CD

When Duster were recording their space rock mini-epics on wobbly four-track in a makeshift San Jose home studio in the late '90s, it's likely they weren't imagining that their records would someday be fetching exorbitant prices and that a classy reissue label would someday issue a box set. No doubt they were just having fun making music, expressing themselves, and exploring sound for its own sake, but history has a way of taking strange turns, and in 2019 the Numero Group's Capsule Losing Contact was released. The lavishly packaged set gathers the two albums (1998's Stratosphere and 2000's Contemporary Movement) and one EP (1999's 1975) they released for Up Records and adds the Transmission, Flux EP, the Apex, Trance-Like single, and a handful of rare and previously unreleased tracks. The collection finally restores the music of Duster to people who can now afford to own it and every fan of slowcore, lo-fi space rock and unassumingly brilliant indie rock should plunk down their money and get this set.

Gamma Ray: Collection (1995 - 2007) [8CD, Japanese Edition]

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Gamma Ray: Collection (1995 - 2007) [8CD, Japanese Edition]

Gamma Ray: 8 Japanese Edition CD (1995 - 2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Victor Entertainment | ~ 3781 or 1184 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 613 Mb
Heavy / Power Metal

Kai Hansen formed Helloween in 1984, playing guitar and singing on the speed metal band's first four albums. He left in early 1989, however, and founded Gamma Ray with vocalist Ralf Scheepers (formerly with Tyran Pace). The duo intended to record a one-off project that Hansen originated while in Helloween, so they recruited bassist Uwe Wessel, drummer Matthias Burchardt, and several other musicians…

Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)

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Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)

Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 443 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD4931

You might think that Castro's first album recorded for mighty blues indie Alligator – and twelfth overall – would mark a departure for this longtime rocking soulman. Despite a fuller sound, fleshed out with Lenny Castro's percussion and boosted by an ever-present horn section led by longtime cohort Keith Crossan, this is another typically solid effort from the singer/guitarist. Perhaps it's unfair to expect that Castro would somehow break free of, expand, or alter the blue-collar persona he has cultivated over his solo career as he shifts to a higher-profile label affiliation. Veteran producer/musician John Porter returns to join Castro's strong, husky vocals – a cross between Delbert McClinton, James Brown, and Bob Seger – to a rather slick, radio-friendly approach that buffs off the frontman's natural grit, arguably overly so.

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".

Mogwai - Young Team (1997) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2008

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Mogwai - Young Team (1997) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2008

Mogwai - Young Team (1997) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 653 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 277 Mb | Scans included
Label: Chemikal Underground | # chem106cd | Time: 01:51:10
Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Instrumental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Young Team, Mogwai's first full-length album fulfills the promise of their early singles and EPs, offering a complex, intertwining set of crawling instrumentals, shimmering soundscapes, and shards of noise. Picking up where Ten Rapid left off, Mogwai use the sheer length of an album to their advantage, recording a series of songs that meld together – it's easy to forget where one song begins and the other ends. The record itself takes its time to begin, as the sound of chiming processed guitars and murmured sampled vocals floats to the surface. Throughout the album, the sound of the band keeps shifting, and it's not just through explosions of noise – Mogwai isn't merely jamming, they have a planned vision, subtly texturing their music with small, telling details. When the epic "Mogwai Fears Satan" draws the album to a close, it becomes clear that the band has expanded the horizons of post-rock, creating a record of sonic invention and emotional force that sounds unlike anything their guitar-based contemporaries have created.

Coco Montoya - The Essential Coco Montoya (2009)

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Coco Montoya - The Essential Coco Montoya (2009)

Coco Montoya - The Essential Coco Montoya (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 446 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 179 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 8010

Santa Monica-born guitarist Coco Montoya has been a member of Albert Collins' Icebreakers (as a drummer), and was the first lead guitarist in John Mayall's re-formed Bluesbreakers in 1985. He is, of course, best known as a solo artist with six recordings cut between 1995 and 2007. The reason for the long breaks between albums is simple: endless touring; it's the way a bluesman really makes his money. Blind Pig Records was the first label Montoya recorded on as a solo artist, and he cut three albums for the imprint – Gotta Mind to Travel, Ya Think I'd Know Better, and the incredible Just Let Go. As such, The Essential Coco Montoya, compiles the essential tracks from his Blind Pig stint.

MonkeyJunk - Tiger In Your Tank (2009) {2014, Reissue}

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MonkeyJunk - Tiger In Your Tank (2009) {2014, Reissue}

MonkeyJunk - Tiger In Your Tank (2009) {2014, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swamp Blues, Blues Rock, Roots Rock | Stony Plain Records #SPCD 1377

A reissue, with bonus tracks, of MonkeyJunk's first album (2009) previously available on their own Beefy label. Tiger In Your Tank kick started the group's acclaimed international career winning a Blues Award in Memphis as 'Best Artist Debut' and the Canadian Indie Award for 'Blues Album Of The Year'. The album has been remastered and includes two tracks recorded especially for this reissue. The Ottawa based trio are Canada's most acclaimed blues/roots music band. MonkeyJunk's touring schedule regularly includes dates in Europe and major festivals across North America.

Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (1973) [2005, 35th Anniversary Edition]

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Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (1973) [2005, 35th Anniversary Edition]

Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (1973)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
DRT Entertainment, RTE 00351 | ~ 309 or 113 Mb | Artwork -> 46 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

Gentle Giant was reduced to a quintet on In a Glass House with the departure of elder brother Phil Shulman, but its sound is unchanged, and the group may actually be tighter without the presence of his saxophones…

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Tear Chicago Down (2007)

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The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Tear Chicago Down (2007)

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Tear Chicago Down (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:44
Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Blue Bella | # BBCD 1010

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band is the real deal, a rip snortin', fire breathin' gang that puts heart and soul into every note they play. Gritty, raw, and a bit sloppy in the best sense of the word, they hold nothing back and play the blues with a nasty rock edge that will appeal to youngsters as well as die-hard fans. They kick things off with "I'm Spent," a Chicago-meets-the Delta rave-up with hints of Little Walter in the wailing harmonica work of Joe Asselin. Andrew Duncanson lays back on the lead guitar to deliver a sweaty lead vocal while Asselin's honking accents up the ante. "Christmas in County" has a Memphis soul feel, the sad tale of a Christmas Eve drug bust, with stinging lead guitar work from Duncanson and wailing harp from Asselin laid down over the sinister groove of Chris Breen's bass and Ed O'Hara's drums. "Come Home Soon" has a bit of Al Green in its arrangement, a sad tale of a soldier in Iraq longing for his family. Sideman Gerry Hundt's organ provides a churchy, sanctified vibe to the proceedings, complementing Duncanson's sparse, stinging guitar and weary vocal.

Adriano Celentano - Dormi Amore (La Situazione Non È Buona) (2007)

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Adriano Celentano - Dormi Amore (La Situazione Non È Buona) (2007)

Adriano Celentano - Dormi Amore (La Situazione Non È Buona) (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Clan Celentano, CLN 20582 | ~ 323 or 115 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 16 Mb
Pop Rock, Ballad, Vocal

One of Italy's best-loved artists, Adriano Celentano has been equally successful in film and music. Whether singing Elvis Presley-inspired rock, as he did as a member of the Rock Boys in 1957, or romantic balladry, Celentano found a dedicated market for his music…

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.

Gov't Mule - A Tail Of 2 Cities (2008)

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Gov't Mule - A Tail Of 2 Cities (2008)

Gov't Mule - A Tail Of 2 Cities (2008)
Rock/Blues-Rock | DVD Video | 2xDVD-9 | Scans | ~7.59 + 7.36 Gb
MPEG2 Video NTSC 720x480 (4:3), VBR | AC-3, 2ch, 192-448Kbps, 6ch - 256Kbps

This 2 DVD set features complete shows from the last night of their Deja Voodoo tour on Oct. 15, 2004 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston and their first night of the High & mighty tour at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago on December 9, 2006. These 2 shows bridge the rebirth of the band and represent the new era of the band as a quartet. They perform classic tracks and soon-to-be-classics from their acclaimed 2006 release High & Mighty. The DVDs include over 6 hours of performance, interviews, and backstage footage and special lyrics features…