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Okay Temiz - Dervish (1989) {Ada Müzik}

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Okay Temiz - Dervish (1989) {Ada Müzik}

Okay Temiz - Dervish (1989) {Ada Müzik}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 307MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

Born in Istanbul in 1939, Okay Temiz was influenced early by his mother, Naciye, who was classically schooled in music. Playing professionally since 1955, Temiz studied at the Ankara Conservatory and at the Tophane Art Institute to learn to build his own unique instruments. After meeting Maffy Falay and Don Cherry, he settled in Sweden; with Cherry and bassist Johnny Dyani he toured the U.S. and Europe (Live in Ankara, Sonet 1971). The group Xaba, with Dyani and trumpeter Mongezi Feza, was founded in 1972 (Rejoice, Cadillac 1972; Music for Xaba, Sonet 1972; Music for Xaba 2, Sonet 1979).

Omar Sosa - Sentir (2002) {Ota Records}

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Omar Sosa - Sentir (2002) {Ota Records}

Omar Sosa - Sentir (2002) {Ota Records}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 425MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 213MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afrocubism, Post-Bop, Ethnic Fusion

On Sentir, the globetrotting, Cuban-born pianist Omar Sosa is joined not by a full band, but rather by a host of percussionists and vocalists. Sosa remains focused on communicating a kind of ecstatic, multicultural religiosity – most of these tracks are dominated by fervent chanting in one of several languages, underscored by rolling percussion grooves. Sosa's piano is the only Western instrument on the scene, a fact that somehow gives it added power. Like his previous album, Prietos, this one also has a hip-hop element, with Terence Nicholson (aka Sub-Z) contributing rap poetry on five of the tracks.

Omar Sosa - Ayaguna (2003) {Ota Records}

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Omar Sosa - Ayaguna (2003) {Ota Records}

Omar Sosa - Ayaguna (2003) {Ota Records}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 468MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 194MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Post-Bop, World Fusion, Afro-Cuban Jazz

Acoustic pianist Omar Sosa has done his share of ensemble work, and he has often demonstrated that he is an insightful, thoughtful arranger. But the Cuban improviser takes a break from ensemble work on Ayaguna, which focuses on a July 25, 2002, concert in Yokohama, Japan. This time, Sosa forms an intimate duo with Venezuelan drummer Gustavo Ovalles, who plays a variety of Latin percussion – not only the Afro-Cuban percussion one would expect to hear on a Sosa album, but also various Venezuelan percussion instruments that are used in traditional joropo music. The two musicians enjoy a strong rapport throughout this Latin jazz/post-bop CD, which tends to have a very spiritual quality. In fact, some of the material is mindful of Santeria, a Caribbean faith that contains elements of Catholicism as well as the West African Yoruba religion.

Deep Forest - Deep Forest (1992)

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Deep Forest - Deep Forest (1992)

Deep Forest - Deep Forest (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 400 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 221 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Age / Electronic / Tribal / Ambient / Dance-Pop / World Music / Ethnic Fusion
550 Music #BK 57840

Deep Forest is the first studio album by the musical group Deep Forest, consisting of French duo Eric Mouquet and Michel Sanchez. The album mixes New Age electronics with UNESCO field recordings of music from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Solomon Islands, Burundi, Tibesti, and the Sahel. Deep Forest was nominated for the Grammy Award as Best World Music Album in 1994. For Sanchez and Mouquet, the most important purpose of the album was to express their own fascination with the Efe people, and open the world's ears to the exquisite sound of a quickly vanishing culture. As Mouquet noted, "It's not very often you can hear a Pygmy singing on the radio."

Jon Hassell - Power Spot (1986)

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Jon Hassell - Power Spot (1986)

Jon Hassell - Power Spot (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM Records | # ECM 1327, 829 466-2 | Time: 00:48:27
Ambient, Ethnic Fusion, Tribal, Minimalism

Power Spot is an album by American trumpet player and composer Jon Hassell recorded in 1983 and 1984 and released on the ECM label. The Allmusic review by Mark Kirschenmann awarded the album 4 stars stating "While not as stunning as Possible Musics, Power Spot is nonetheless one of the most significant recordings from this utterly unique musician".

Kitaro - Tenku (1986) Remastered 1997

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Kitaro - Tenku (1986) Remastered 1997

Kitaro - Tenku (1986) Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:41
Progressive Electronic, New Age, Ambient, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Domo | # 71060-2

Kitaro is an amazingly talented individual. He has been one of the world's premier electronic composers and performers for decades. During that time, he has created some of the most memorable music in the new age community. His output has been both prolific and consistent. It is difficult to review his albums because they only compare to each other. Tenku is a brilliantly lyrical yet entirely instrumental CD. Kitaro speaks volumes with his synthesizers. These romantic interludes are full of gentle melodies and lush synth washes. The atmospheres are vibrant and bold. They are connected by wispy drones. There are no dark overtones or edges; this is upbeat, pastoral ambience. There are few similar artists, but fans of Vangelis, Suzanne Ciani, Constance Demby, and Dean Evenson are likely to enjoy Kitaro's music as well.

Joseph Tawadros - Hope in an Empty City (2021)

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Joseph Tawadros - Hope in an Empty City (2021)

Joseph Tawadros - Hope in an Empty City (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 374 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:18:02
Ethnic Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Self-Released

By the time he was twenty, Joseph Tawadros had already received a significant music fellowship and an ARIA nomination for his first album. He's gone on to become one of the most respected Oud players in the world, performing a concert of his original music at the BBC Proms and being awarded the Order of Australia medal along the way. For the last few two years he's been stuck in London during the pandemic, finishing off an album that he began in New York, but in the Drawing Room he's looking forward with a tour and mystery new project on the way.

Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition

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Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition

Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 694 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans included | 01:55:29
Celtic Folk, New Age, Celtic Pop, Ethnic Fusion, Folk Rock | Label: BMG | # 82876 564022

The Best of Clannad: In a Lifetime is a greatest hits compilation album by Irish folk group Clannad. It contains two new tracks, "Christmas Angels" and "What Will I Do", the latter of which is on the soundtrack to the Kevin Costner film Message in a Bottle. 2003 UK Limited Edition 26-track 2-CD album set comprising of 18-track CD including Theme From Harrys Game In A Lifetime - featuring Bono & duets with Paul Young & Bruce Hornsby plus BONUS 8-track CD featuring their most laid-back tracks & 3 previously unreleased chilled-out remixes & Saltwater by Chicane.

Osamu Kitajima - Osamu (1977) [Reissue 2010]

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Osamu Kitajima - Osamu (1977) [Reissue 2010]

Osamu Kitajima - Osamu (1977) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: New Age, Ethnic Fusion, Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: East Quest Records

This is the third album by Osamu Kitajima, one of Japan's most prolific artists from the ethno rock, world music and progressive department. You can certainly not divide all the mentioned stylistic aspects from each other for they were all incorporated in a homogenious sound and complex arrangements. It is the same with his other albums like „Benzaiten“ and or his fourth „Masterless Samurai“; traditional Japanese music meets Western jazzrock and progressive sounds to form a new style unheard by most people in Western countries at the time. Osamu Kitajima easily plays with elements of reggae and funk, fusion jazz and colorful pop while staying true to his Japanese roots with bits and pieces of traditional melodies and the use of old Asiatic instruments…

The Sorcerers - I Too Am A Stranger (2024)

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The Sorcerers - I Too Am A Stranger (2024)

The Sorcerers - I Too Am A Stranger (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 189 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 84 Mb | 00:36:28
Contemporary Jazz, Ethnic Fusion | Label: ATA Records

ATA Records are proud to announce the new album I Too Am A Stranger from The Sorcerers, following previous album successes The Sorcerers and In Search of The Lost City of The Monkey God, which garnered high praise from Mulatu Astatke Who's this? The Sorcerers? It's cool! This is great. Give me the CD man!" and recent Radio 6-listed 7" single Exit Athens, of which Giles Peterson said, "Great Stuff as always".

VA - BAR Tokyo: Classic & New Japanese Flavours (2008) 2CDs

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VA - BAR Tokyo: Classic & New Japanese Flavours (2008) 2CDs

VA - BAR Tokyo: Classic & New Japanese Flavours (2008) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 756 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb | Scans ~ 36 Mb | 02:15:16
Genre: Japanese Traditions, J-Pop | Label: Demon Music/Nascente | # NSBARCD 028

2008 two CD set. From its humble beginnings as the small fishing village of Edo, to the megacity of Tokyo with a population of over 12 million, Japan's capital city is one of the world's most exciting cultural epicenters. Musically the Japanese are cultural magpies, but they also have their own rich traditions. This compilation celebrates a mix of the two and includes everything from the exciting ska rock of The Beaches, the twisted electronic dub of Oki and the Ryukyu Underground to meditative Buddhist chants. 30 tracks.

Trilok Gurtu - Twenty Years of Talking Tabla (2007) [2CDs] {Manteca}

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Trilok Gurtu - Twenty Years of Talking Tabla (2007) [2CDs] {Manteca}

Trilok Gurtu - Twenty Years of Talking Tabla (2007) [2CDs] {Manteca}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 841MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 273MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Ethnic Fusion, World Music

The 20 years referred to in the title of this 2CD collection is only the length of the Bombay-born percussionist's solo career. Gurtu was already beginning to play Indian classical tabla at the age of six, eventually opening his jazz-fusion phase by gigging with Oregon and Don Cherry. This set's subtitle blurb reads 'the serial collaborator in full flight with…', then proceeds to list a highly impressive gathering of guest artists, hailing from both jazz and global music zones. There's always the danger, particularly with drumming leaders, to be subsumed and sidelined by your singers, guitarists and horn players, but Trilok always invites his collaborators into his own universe, retaining a strong sense of Indian classical tradition. Often this will be pleasingly filtered via a fusion with jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, African, Latin, Far Eastern or Western classical musics, but Gurtu usually tends to emerge unscathed and undiluted.

Jorge Pardo - Veloz Hacia Su Sino (1993) {Nuevos Medios}

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Jorge Pardo - Veloz Hacia Su Sino (1993) {Nuevos Medios}

Jorge Pardo - Veloz Hacia Su Sino (1993) {Nuevos Medios}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 393MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 191MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Flamenco, Ethnic Fusion

Flautist/saxophonist Jorge Pardo is a leading proponent of nuevo flamenco. On his fifth release, he pushes the envelope, presenting jazz standards and pop alongside more traditional compositions. "Caravan" lends itself well to rhythmic interpretations, but the arrangement degenerates midway into a dark-toned muddle. "'Round Midnight" and "Michelle," presented simply with flute and guitar, fare better, coming across as pleasant, "light jazz" renditions. The balance of the compositions are mostly by Pardo, and make his case more persuasively.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb
Label: Milan | # 7313835759-2 | Scans ~ 60 Mb | Time: 00:52:27
Modern Classical, Minimalism, Ethnic Fusion, Jazz, Electronic

The album 1996 contains 12 pieces arranged for violin (Everton Nelson, David Nadien, or Barry Finclair), cello (Jaques Morelenbaum), and piano (Ryuichi Sakamoto), including both new compositions and music used in the soundtracks to The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Sheltering Sky, and High Heels. The music is for the most part restrained and reflective, as Sakamoto makes use of the contrasting timbres of the chamber instrumentation, mixing melodic and rhythmic effects soothingly (the exceptions being the more quick-moving "M.A.Y. in the Backyard" and "1919," which uses a barely audible voice and staccato playing to stirring effect).

Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin (1999) Japanese Edition

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Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin (1999) Japanese Edition

Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin (1999) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 487 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb | 01:18:28
Downtempo, Jazz-House, Trip-Hop, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Toy's Factory | # TFCK-87993

Nitin Sawhney's Beyond Skin works on at least two levels. First, it's a plea against racism and war, relating, as Sawhney writes in the liner notes, that one's identity is defined only by oneself – that identity is "beyond skin." Second, the music is an extremely accomplished blend of classical, drum'n'bass, jazz, hip-hop, and Indian elements. The album's political statements are seen most clearly in the samples imbedded in the beginning and ending of most tracks. Dealing with nuclear testing and identity, the samples are effective in setting the tone for the songs. The music is quite lush, featuring among other instruments, tablas, pianos, and cellos to equally beautiful effect. The production brings a crystal-clear polish to nearly every element in the mix, whether it's the passionate, intense vocals of the Rizwan Qawwali Group on "Homelands" or the stunning, impossibly gorgeous voice of Swati Natekar on "Nadia." The entire album is bathed in eclectic touches which never fail to maintain a poetic, accessible sense of charm and wonder. Rarely has electronic music been crafted with as much substance and style as it has on Beyond Skin. Sawhney travels back and forth between genres quite effortlessly. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.