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Posted By : R@F | Date : 24 Apr 2010 00:25:00 | Comments : 0
Dear Publisher!

Our new section - "Vinyl & Hi-Res" is the special place for publishing the rips of musical albums taken from a non-standard sources as:
  • Vinyl LPs ripped with serious technical equipment
  • Multichannel music copied from a DVD-Audio sources
  • SACD-layer extracted via analogue output
  • High resolution studio masters, available directly from label (include "Digital download" higher than 16 bit)
  • Any tapes presented in higher than 24 bit/48 kHz, etc...

Just because you've ripped an old vinyl LP in the digital format does not make it a specific audiophile product. Same as the original vinyl album ripped to MP3 files does not fit here. The posting of music grabbed from the usual (Red Book) Compact Discs is strongly forbidden in this section.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 01 Aug 2015 00:11:56 | Comments : 0

MS MR - How Does It Feel (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 43:41 minutes | 578 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

MS MR has amassed 30 million album streams, played festival main stages, become known and celebrated as an alt-pop duo with a wide magnetism, a contagious exuberance and a distinctly technicolor style. This sonic directness makes How Does It Feel the rare second album that feels more personal than the first. The sound of the record puts Max and Lizzy up front, magnifying their disparate, complementary backgrounds, bringing them out of the surreal, shadowy atmosphere of their early releases. In the dynamism in the album's melodies you can hear the way that Lizzy, born and raised in the UK, still has the midnight energy of the London indie pop scene in her veins; there's a plurality and energy to her vocal lines that invokes her work developing other artists as the co-founder of the boutique pop label Neon Gold.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 31 Jul 2015 20:23:39 | Comments : 0

Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:36 minutes | 900 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning young Icelandic pop/classical musician Ólafur Arnalds uses a radical new approach to recording the music of Chopin. Arnalds developed an intimate, fragile and often charmingly imperfect sound using old/unusual/altered pianos captured on vintage recording equipment and various mixing techniques to re-enforce feelings of solitude or loneliness, and to create dreamlike ambient soundscapes. Pianist Alice Sara Ott joins and Ólafur has composed new works to link the album together.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 31 Jul 2015 16:18:25 | Comments : 2

Voces8 - Lux (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:42 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This luminous collection from British vocal ensemble Voces8 spans over 400 years of music, from Thomas Tallis and Gregorio Allegri to Massive Attack and Ben Folds Five (The Luckiest, which appeared in the Richard Curtis film About Time). Also Includes popular classics such as Allegri’s Miserere and Elgar’s Nimrod.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 31 Jul 2015 01:14:34 | Comments : 2

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphonie No. 5 (1993/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 69:29 minutes | 656 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Fifth Symphony demonstrates Mahler’s principle of “progressive tonality”, moving from a Funeral March to a jubilant sense of triumph in D Major. In the course this monumental score, divided into three parts, Mahler juxtaposes the most extreme emotions and musical forms: learned counterpoint and simple country laendler, vociferous anger and grotesque fantasies, and grateful love and appreciation of Nature and human affection.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 30 Jul 2015 20:20:20 | Comments : 1

Vanessa Benelli Mosell - [R]evolution (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:08 minutes | 862 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene. She is continuously praised for her virtuosity, her technical brilliance and the sensitivity of her musical insight, which have been shaped significantly in mentorships with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Yuri Bashmet. This Decca debut recording of Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell pays tribute to solo piano music of the 20th century including works by Stockhausen (Klavierstück) and Stravinsky (Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka). The album is completed by the world premiere recording of Karol Beffa's Suite pour Piano ou Clavecin. "A remarkably musical and fluent young pianist ... Remember the name." - New York Post
Posted By : HDV | Date : 30 Jul 2015 16:43:54 | Comments : 1

Rush - Moving Pictures (1981/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 40:04 minutes | 501 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Moving Pictures is the intersection between Rush's '70s art-rock style and their sequencer-laced '80s efforts. An incredible stylistic leap for the band, the songs here incorporate reggae, percolating synth and even a new wave-tinged early '80s pop sensibility. 'Tom Sawyer,' the ultimate alienated-teen saga, is the album's best known song. 'Red Barchetta' picks up where 2112 left off with futuristic, sci fi-oriented lyrics. The instrumental 'YYZ' is as far into straight-up progressive rock as the band had ever ventured. Things get socio-political on the ominous 'Witch Hunt,' and a Jamaican flavor enlivens 'Vital Signs.' The increased reliance on synthesizers and sequencers would later become irksome to old school Rush fans, but on 'Moving Pictures', electronics are tastefully applied to further the group's musical vision, making for what just might be their finest batch of songs.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 30 Jul 2015 14:30:10 | Comments : 1

Richard Thompson - Still (2015) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:57 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Guitar and folk music legend (and former Fairport Convention leader) Richard Thompson, who has been named one of Rolling Stone’s 20 Greatest Guitarists of all-time, presents Still, a stunning all-new collection of gifted songwriting and virtuosic guitar playing produced by Jeff Tweedy, leader of the famed band Wilco. This unexpected yet exciting pairing presents one of the most anticipated new releases of the year. This Deluxe Edition features 5 additional bonus tracks, marked as "Variations EP".
Posted By : HDV | Date : 30 Jul 2015 14:25:00 | Comments : 3

Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:05 minutes | 1,68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Posted By : saidalani | Date : 29 Jul 2015 20:24:30 | Comments : 3

Traffic ‎– The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (1971)
Vinyl rip 24-bit/96kHz | 870 Mb, 4% RAR Recovery | FLAC tracks | Artwork
Island Records ‎– ILPS 9180 (US, Reissue 197?) | Rock
Posted By : HDV | Date : 29 Jul 2015 20:12:22 | Comments : 1

Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown (1974/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:35 minutes | 807 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sundown is Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot's 10th studio album, originally released in 1974. The record made it to the number one spot in the US, his only record to make it to the top spot.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 29 Jul 2015 17:14:26 | Comments : 1

Mike LeDonne - Awwlright! (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 55:52 minutes | 708 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mike LeDonne has appeared on over 100 CDs as a sideman with so many jazz giants it is hard to keep count: Art Farmer, Clifford Jordan, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson, Christian McBride and others. LeDonne made his first recording as a leader on the B-3 for Savant in 2003 and has since added seven additional records to his discography on the label. To his regular band, The Groover Quartet (Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein and Joe Farnsworth) Mike has added guests Jeremy Pelt on trumpet and the venerable bassist, Bob Cranshaw. With such an illustrious line-up there are few jazz combos that burn hotter, swing harder or generate more excitement than this all-star aggregation.
Posted By : Fran Solo | Date : 29 Jul 2015 14:29:01 | Comments : 2

Clannad ‎- Legend
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: RCA/NL 71703 | Release: 1984 | Genre: Celtic-Rock

Clannad started out like many traditional folk bands of Ireland; its early material for Gael-Linn Records could be considered traditional Irish folk, and most of the lyrics were in Irish. However, the band's signing to RCA Records and its 1982 hit "Theme From Harry's Game" catapulted it to the top of the UK pop charts. Most importantly, Clannad was one of the first Irish bands to truly delve into ambient music, an idiom that may be the modern counterpart to the traditional slow air.
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Posted By : HDV | Date : 28 Jul 2015 23:51:42 | Comments : 0

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Carmen-Fantasie (1993/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 66:45 minutes | 680 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A bestseller in Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Deutsche Grammophon catalogue since its first release more than 20 years ago, this album is a feast of lollipops with a varied and well-balanced mix of flavors. It combines highly virtuosic works by Sarasate and Tartini with lyrical pieces like Fauré’s Berceuse and Massenet’s well-known Meditation from “Thaïs”. It is unashamedly a fun record, and even Mutter has rarely played with such freedom and warmth, obviously enjoying these display pieces every bit as much as the repertory concertos and new works that are her staple diet. The gipsy flavours of the two Sarasate pieces, as well as of Ravel's 'Tzigane', sound even more exotic than usual, and rarely have I heard the brilliant sound section, with its Hungarian fire, sound quite so exciting with a stunning accelerando at the end. The tender repose which she then brings to the Massenet ''Meditation'' is thus all the more affecting.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 28 Jul 2015 18:04:39 | Comments : 0

Prince Royce - Double Vision (2015) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 57:59 minutes | 705 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Bronx, NY-born and raised Latin superstar and award-winning artist Prince Royce will be celebrating the album release of Double Vision (RCA Records/Sony Music Latin), his first ever English language album. Double Vision features guest appearances by Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Tyga and Kid Ink. This deluxe edition includes the 12-song standard album + 4 additional new tracks.