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Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue 1998

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Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue 1998

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Krautrock | Label: Toshiba EMI | # TOCP-50578 | Time: 00:42:46

Although Kraftwerk's first three albums were groundbreaking in their own right, Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own. The main difference between Autobahn and its predecessors is how it develops an insistent, propulsive pulse that makes the repeated rhythms and riffs of the shimmering electronic keyboards and trance-like guitars all the more hypnotizing. The 22-minute title track, in a severely edited form, became an international hit single and remains the peak of the band's achievements – it encapsulates the band and why they are important within one track – but the rest of the album provides soundscapes equally as intriguing. Within Autobahn, the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident – it's a pioneering album, even if its electronic trances might not capture the attention of all listeners.

Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD

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Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD

Terri Nunn & Berlin - All The Way In (2009) CD+DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Time: 01:07:40
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 2.0, 192 kbps or LPCM | Time: 00:49:00 | ~ 3.19 Gb
New Wave, Post Punk, Dance Rock, SynthPop | Label: Fuel | # 302 061 7772 | Scans ~ 41 Mb

2009 CD/DVD live release from the veteran Synth Pop band fronted by Terri Nunn includes a bonus DVD. Berlin's Electro-Pop sound features the enduring and assertive voice of Nunn, which is why All The Way In is the most preferable place to hear this Los Angeles-based group's music. Berlin made its first national impression with the provocative single 'Sex (I'm A…)' from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The Synth-soaked punch of 'No More Words' from 1984's Love Life album and the number one ballad 'Take My Breath Away' from the film Top Gun are the album's high points. Berlin's '80s poignancy provided some rather palatable music, even if the charts didn't say so. Songs like 'Dancing In Berlin' and 'Scream' could compete with anything Depeche Mode or Duran spouted at the time, and the range of Nunn's vocals elevated most of Berlin's efforts above the norm of the run-of-the-mill synthesizer glitz. All The Way In captures Berlin at their best in front of a hometown Los Angeles crowd.

Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CDs

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Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CDs

Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 337 Mb | Scans ~ 21 Mb | 02:27:30
New Wave, SynthPop, Post-Punk, Experimental Electronic | Label: Mute | # CDMUTEL7

The Best of Fad Gadget is a double compilation album of singles and 12" mixes released by Fad Gadget (the stage name of Frank Tovey). The album is split between singles and B-sides on disc one, and 12" mixes and song reworkings on disc two. Mute Records released the album in December 2001, a few months before Frank Tovey's sudden death.

Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978) [Non-Remastered English Version]

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Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978) [Non-Remastered English Version]

Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978) [Non-Remastered English Version]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 208 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic | Label: Capitol | # CDP 7 46039 2 | Time: 00:36:19

The Man-Machine is closer to the sound and style that would define early new wave electro-pop – less minimalistic in its arrangements and more complex and danceable in its underlying rhythms. Like its predecessor, Trans-Europe Express, there is the feel of a divided concept album, with some songs devoted to science fiction-esque links between humans and technology, often with electronically processed vocals ("The Robots," "Spacelab," and the title track); others take the glamour of urbanization as their subject ("Neon Lights" and "Metropolis"). Plus, there's "The Model," a character sketch that falls under the latter category but takes a more cynical view of the title character's glamorous lifestyle. More pop-oriented than any of their previous work, the sound of The Man-Machine – in particular among Kraftwerk's oeuvre – had a tremendous impact on the cold, robotic synth pop of artists like Gary Numan, as well as Britain's later new romantic movement.

Stereolab - Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (1999)

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Stereolab - Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (1999)

Stereolab - Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb
Label: Elektra | # 62409-2 | Time: 01:15:33 | Scans ~ 31 Mb
Post Rock, Dream Pop, Indie Rock, Experimental

Stereolab took an unprecedented two years between 1997's Dots & Loops and 1999's Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night, as they tended to personal matters. During those two years, Stereolab's brand of sophisticated, experimental post-rock didn't evolve too much, even as colleagues like Tortoise, Jim O'Rourke, and the High Llamas tried other things. Since each Stereolab album offered a significant progression from the next, it would have been fair to assume that when they returned, it would be with a leap forward, especially since Tortoise's John McEntire and O'Rourke were co-producers. Perhaps that's the reason that the album feels slightly disappointing. The group has absorbed McEntire's jazz-fusion leanings – "Fuses" kicks off the album in compelling, free-jazz style – and the music continually bears O'Rourke's attention to detail, but it winds up sounding like O'Hagan's increasing tendency of making music that's simply sound for sound's sake.

Dido - Safe Trip Home (2008) 2CD Deluxe Edition

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Dido - Safe Trip Home (2008) 2CD Deluxe Edition

Dido - Safe Trip Home (2008) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans ~ 99 Mb
Label: RCA, Sony BMG Music, Cheeky | # 88697 40321 2 | Time: 01:05:16
Dream Pop, Downtempo, Trip-Hop, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Safe Trip Home is the third studio album by Dido. It was released in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2008. The album features collaborations and production with Jon Brion, her brother Rollo Armstrong, Brian Eno, Mick Fleetwood, Citizen Cope and Questlove. The album was the 44th best-selling album worldwide of 2008. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Gavin Friday - Catholic (2011)

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Gavin Friday - Catholic (2011)

Gavin Friday - Catholic (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 170 Mb
Alternative Pop/Rock, Electronic | Label: Rubyworks | # RWXCD76 | Time: 00:51:42

'Catholic' is the fourth solo album from Gavin Friday, written and recorded with musician Herbie Macken and released in 2011. It was released in Ireland on Good Friday (22 April), 16 years after the release of his previous album, Shag Tobacco. Catholic deals with concepts of letting go and coming to terms with loss. It was produced by Ken Thomas (Throbbing Gristle, Cocteau Twins, Sigur Rós) and recorded in Dublin, Cork and West Yorkshire.

Information Society - Information Society (1988)

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Information Society - Information Society (1988)

Information Society - Information Society (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, New Wave, Freestyle, Dance Rock | Label: CBS/Sony | # 25DP 5096 | 00:43:58

An infectious update of the classic synth-pop most famous earlier in the decade, Information Society's self-titled debut sounds most similar to British groups like ABC and Pet Shop Boys, though hits like "What's on Your Mind," "Walking Away," and the cover of "Lay All Your Love on Me" manage to inject the affair with elements of industrial dance and hip-hop. All in all, it's a much better album than expected from the group many dismissed as mere one-hit wonders.

Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel - The Greatest Hits (1992)

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Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel - The Greatest Hits (1992)

Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel - The Greatest Hits (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 496 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Label: Sequel Records | # NEM CD 62 | Time: 01:13:16
Old-School Hip-Hop, Rap, Electro, Funk

Flash was the DJ and the Furious Five were the best multiple rappers around, moving from the music's low-rent dance origins (it was Flash who began cutting in repeated portions of other records) and party spirit to the "message" approach that took over in the mid 80s, prefigured in "The Message." Much of what came later, started here.

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD)

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD)

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 6.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.53 Gb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave, Art Rock, Avant-Garde, J-Pop | Time: 16:30:46

Pioneering Japanese synth-pop group second only to Kraftwerk in influence. Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band consisting of principal members Haruomi Hosono (bass and keyboards and vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums and lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards and vocals). The band's former "fourth member" was music programmer Hideki Matsutake. Collection includes all studio albums, three live albums and three compilations.

Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD)

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Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD)

Alison Moyet - Studio Albums Collection 1984-2017 (12CD)
FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: New Wave, Pop/Rock, Synthpop, Alternative | Time: 09:20:11

A British pop singer known for her rich, remarkably bluesy voice, Alison Moyet sang in the short-lived, hit alternative dance group Yazoo before returning to the top of the U.K. album chart with her 1984 solo debut, Alf. It included "Invisible," her only Top 40 hit in the U.S. She went on to become a steady presence on the U.K. charts, however, with each of her studio albums reaching at least the Top 30. Sticking with a primarily synth-driven adult pop for her first few albums, she eventually experimented with lusher arrangements, including strings on 2002's Hometime, and took on standards with 2004's Voice. Released in 2013, The Minutes marked a return to club-minded electronics while keeping her sound distinctly contemporary. In 2017, Moyet's ninth studio album, Other, was accompanied by her first extensive world tour in 30 years. Collection includes all studio albums at the moment: Alf (1984); Raindancing (1987); Hoodoo (1991) EU and Japanese press; Essex (1994); Hometime (2002); Voice (2004); Voice (2004) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2015; The Turn (2007); The Minutes (2013); Other (2017).

Jamiroquai - Albums Collection 1993-2010 (8CD)

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Jamiroquai - Albums Collection 1993-2010 (8CD)

Jamiroquai - Albums Collection 1993-2010 (8CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.06 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.12 Gb | Scans included
Funk, Urban, Jazz-Funk, Acid Jazz, Disco, Dance-Pop, Alternative Dance-Rock | 07:52:41

British pop group that amalgamated soul, jazz, and funk with a Stevie Wonder sound-alike named Jason Kay as its frontman. A Collection includes: Emergency on Planet Earth (1993); The Return Of The Space Cowboy (1995); Travelling Without Moving (1997); Synkronized (1999); A Funk Odyssey (2001); Dynamite (2005); High Times: Singles 1992-2006 (2006); Rock Dust Light Star (2010).

VA - Buddha-Bar XV By Ravin (2013) 2CDs

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VA - Buddha-Bar XV By Ravin (2013) 2CDs

VA - Buddha-Bar XV By Ravin (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 960 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 338 Mb | Scans ~ 47 mb
Lounge, Chillout, Ethnic | Label: George V Records | # 3271612 | Time: 02:27:01

After India’s heat and its vibrant colors, Buddha-Bar takes us to the wild East to discover Russia. Emblematic and mysterious country, Russia offers a wide array of climates, cultures and arts. That last aspect has seduced DJ Ravin and led him to have Buddha-Bar XV focused on this enchanting atmosphere. Take a journey to these unexplored territories; walk through Russia from east to west and from North to South to the sweet sounds of Russian traditional instruments and vocals. The first CD, acoustic and enchanting, will take you through the steppe, listening Bliss, Yasmine Hamdan, Thor… The second CD, more infused with electronic music, will immerse you in Russia’s warm nights with artists such as Dim Vach or Sean Bay.

Dido - Girl Who Got Away (2013) 2CD Deluxe Edition

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Dido - Girl Who Got Away (2013) 2CD Deluxe Edition

Dido - Girl Who Got Away (2013) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 424 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 114 Mb
Label: RCA/Sony Music | # 88765442332 | Time: 01:09:43
Pop, Electronic, Dream Pop, Trip-Hop, Adult Alternative

Working once again with her brother Rollo Armstrong, who produced the majority of the album, Dido collaborated with a "who's who" of hit makers including Brian Eno, Jeff Bhasker, Rick Nowels and Greg Kurstin to create an album of finely, self-penned songs and soul-baring pop with electro, folk, hip hop, ambient and dance infusions. The album GIRL WHO GOT AWAY is a captivating collection of well-crafted songs and stunning production: from the euphoric "Go Dreaming," to the barbed wit of End of Night, the folky "Sitting On The Roof Of The World" to the dance-y-yet-dark "Blackbir" to the album's title track which Dido shares: "It's one of my favorite songs on the record," she says. "…but I guess it also sums up the last few years for me. Taking a step back from it all and going off to have the whole happy adventure of starting a family and making an album that I really am so proud of. And now I just can't wait for people to hear it."

Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)

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Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)

Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Ambient, Neo-Classical | Label: Editions EG | # EEGCD 46 | Time: 00:47:33

The phrase 'Lovely Thunder' suggests a beautiful sound with an undertone of menace. One need go no farther than "Gypsy Violin," the last song and centerpiece of the album Lovely Thunder, to hear how Harold Budd takes the phrase and forges a musical equivalent. Underneath the plaintive melody of the synthesized violin and an occasional foghorn-reminiscent bass note lies a bed of synth chords that are present throughout, sometimes adding notes, sometimes dropping them, sometimes moving a chord up or down a key and into dissonance with the rest. The overall result is an undulating base that never quite lets the listener settle onto firm ground, giving the song a distinct edge. Drones do figure prominently as a musical base for many of the album's other songs, yet the music is generally more akin to the reverberated keyboard treatments Budd utilized to stunning effect on his two collaborations with Brian Eno. Those looking to explore beyond The Plateux of Mirror and The Pearl would do well to give this album a listen, as they will most likely be both challenged and satisfied.