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Opa - Goldenwings (1976) + Magic Time (1977) [2 LP on 1 CD, 1997]

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Opa - Goldenwings (1976) + Magic Time (1977) [2 LP on 1 CD, 1997]

Opa - Goldenwings (1976) + Magic Time (1977) [2 LP on 1 CD, 1997]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 467 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Candombe | Label: Milestone | # MCD-47074-2 | 01:14:19

In 1997, it came as a quite a surprise when Fantasy reissued Opa's albums Golden Wings (1976) and Magic Time (1977) on a single 74-minute CD – surprising because the fusion trio had only a very small following; its albums were far from big sellers, and the original LP versions were in print for only a few years. If one notices some similarity between the melodic blend of jazz, rock, funk, pop, and Brazilian music heard on this disc and Airto Moreira's CTI dates of the 1970s, it's no coincidence – Moreira produced both Golden Wings and Magic Time and plays percussion on both of them. Opa members Hugh Fattoruso (keyboards, vocals), George Fattoruso (drums, vocals, percussion), and Ringo Thielmann (bass, vocals) often worked with the percussionist and his wife, Flora Purim, in the 1970s, and his influence clearly rubbed off. It's regrettable that Opa were never as commercially successful as either Moreira or Purim, although this CD points to the fact that it wasn't due to a lack of rewarding material.

Blur - Think Tank (2003) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012

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Blur - Think Tank (2003) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012

Blur - Think Tank (2003) 2CD Japanese Special Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 709 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 269 Mb | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Label: Parlophone | # TOCP-71348•49 | Time: 01:58:01
Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock

Think Tank is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Blur, released in May 2003. Continuing the jam-based studio constructions of the group's previous album, 13 (1999), the album expanded on the use of sampled rhythm loops and brooding, heavy electronic sounds. There are also heavy influences from dance music, hip hop, dub, jazz, and African music, an indication of songwriter Damon Albarn's expanding musical interests. Think Tank was well-received critically, with a score of 83 on Metacritic, which equates to a tag of "universal acclaim". Several critics saw the album as timely, in part due to its being recorded in the Arab world where US and UK policies were unpopular. The album was nominated for Best British Album at the 2004 Brit Awards, and won the Q Album of the Year award. Since its release, Think Tank received a number of accolades listing it as one of the greatest albums of 2003 as well as the decade. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur s last (to date) album Think Tank has now been expanded across 2CDs, with an entire disc of bonus material added to the original 2003 release (which was the band's fifth consecutive No1 album). The Think Tank Special Edition collects together b-sides from the Out Of Time, Crazy Beat and Good Song singles, which include a Marrakech Mix of Money Makes Me Crazy and an alternative version of Me, White Noise (which was a hidden track on the original release).

Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere - Theta Six (2023)

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Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere - Theta Six (2023)

Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere - Theta Six (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 413 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | 01:15:17
Avant-Prog, Experimental Rock, Jazz Rock, Free Improvisation | Label: Discus Music

OUA's 6th album collides a studio session of bass driven rhythms with a marathon free improvisation session - combined, sculpted and arranged into an ever morphing tapestry of new sounds from leftfield progressive music. Fans of Soft Machine, Magma, Pink Floyd, Henry Cow, Sun Ra will enjoy this too.

Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2009

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Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2009

Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 684 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 268 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Trip-Hop, Electronic, Alternative | Label: Island | # 532 231-1 | Time: 01:57:20

Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe two CD edition of this classic 1995 Trip Hop masterpiece including a bonus 13 track CD featuring B-sides, outtakes and seven previously unreleased versions including 2009 mixes of three of the album's tracks: 'Overcome', 'Hell Is Round The Corner' and 'Black Steel'. Tricky's musical breakthrough came in 1992 on Massive Attack's groundbreaking Blue Lines album. Three years later, when he released this seminal debut album, Tricky became the voice and face of the Trip Hop movement.

John Cale - Guts (1977)

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John Cale - Guts (1977)

John Cale - Guts (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Label: Island Masters | # IMCD 203 (846 065-2) | Time: 00:38:16
Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Proto-Punk

Guts is a retrospective compilation album by John Cale, released by Island Records in February 1977. It is perhaps most notable for including the songs "Leaving It Up To You", which was deleted from Helen of Troy, and the previously unreleased "Mary Lou". It was compiled by Howard Thompson.

Sandy Bull - Still Valentine's Day 1969 (2006)

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Sandy Bull - Still Valentine's Day 1969 (2006)

Sandy Bull - Still Valentine's Day 1969 (2006)
Recorded live at The Matrix, San Francisco on February 14th & April 5th, 1969.
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:26
Contemporary Folk, Experimental, Fusion, Psychedelic | Label: Water | # water179

Sandy Bull is known for some of the first extended instrumental compositions for guitar that incorporated elements of folk, jazz, and Indian and Arabic-influenced dronish modes. This album, taken from two nights of performances in February 1969 recorded at San Francisco's legendary Matrix, finds Bull experimenting with guitar electronics, as well as working out on the acoustic instruments that were the mainstay of his Vanguard Records Fantasias and Inventions albums. Packaging features rare photos and detailed liner notes.

Eyeless In Gaza - Skeletal Framework (The Cherry Red Recordings 1981-1986) (2022)

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Eyeless In Gaza - Skeletal Framework (The Cherry Red Recordings 1981-1986) (2022)

Eyeless In Gaza - Skeletal Framework (The Cherry Red Recordings 1981-1986) (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,85 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 767 Mb | 05:34:51
Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Post-Punk, Experimental Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records

Fve CD set. The complete Eyeless in Gaza Cherry Red recordings, compiled and curated by Martyn Bates and Pete Becker. Their entire 1981-1986 output for the label re-worked into five thematic suites by the band, bringing new life and light to familiar and much-loved material. Includes the classics 'Invisibility', 'Veil Like Calm', Kodak Ghosts Run Amok', 'New Risen' and many more. A brilliant introduction for the curious and a fascinating re-visit for long-term fans. During the first half of the 1980s, few artists cut a path as individual and self-contained as Eyeless in Gaza. Over six albums and several classic singles, the duo followed their muse in multiple different directions at once, unrestrained by any desire to fit in with whatever was going on around them. Bursts of primal electronica sat comfortably alongside reflective ballads and lo-fi recordings and polished productions were equally valued, all of it pulled together by Martyn Bates' unmistakable vocals and a singular, minimalist approach to songwriting.

VA - Original Album Series: Krautrock 2 (2016) 5CD Box Set

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VA - Original Album Series: Krautrock 2 (2016) 5CD Box Set

VA - Original Album Series: Krautrock 2 (2016) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.67 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 640 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Music | # 5054196-8912-5-1 | Time: 04:14:54
Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Prog Folk, Heavy Prog, Jazz-Rock, Krautrock

Excellent five CD set containing albums from a quintet of Krautrock's finest bands packaged in mini LP sleeves and housed in a slipcase. Collects Parzival's "BaRock" (1973), Message's "Synapse" (1976), Satin Whale's "Lost Mankind" (1975), Kin Ping Meh's "Concrete" (1976) and Gift's "Blue Apple" (1974).

VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)

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VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)

VA - Ultimate ROCK: 4CDs Of Great Rock Music (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 648 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Rock (variety of styles) | Label: Sony Music | # 88875085792 | Time: 04:43:44

Ultimate Rock: 72 of the biggest rock anthems and harder to find rarities across 4 CDs, all housed in a fold out cardboard digi-pack sleeve. Alice Cooper, Argent, Blue Oyster Cult, Kansas, Judas Priest, Mott The Hoople, David Bowie, Primal Scream, Meat Loaf, The Stranglers, Santana, Manic Street Preachers, Jeff Buckley, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Al Stewart, Cheap Trick, Spirit, Johnny Winter, The Guess Who, Fleetwood Mac and more, and more…

Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2 (1972) Unofficial CD Release, 1994

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Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2 (1972) Unofficial CD Release, 1994

Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2 (1972) [Unofficial CD Release, 1994]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:32
Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Experimental Electronic | Label: Germanofon | # 941002

Like its predecessor (similarly designed right down to the traffic cone cover, though green instead of red), Kraftwerk 2 has never been properly re-released, giving it the same lost-classic aura as the first album, or at least lost, period. Thankfully, bootleg reissues in 1993 restored it to wider public listening; even more so than Kraftwerk 1, its lack of official reappearance is a mystery, in that the band is clearly well on its way to the later Kraftwerk sound of fame. Stripped down to the Hütter/Schneider duo for this release, and again working with Conrad Plank as coproducer and engineer (this album alone demonstrates his ability to create performances combining technological precision and warmth), Kraftwerk here start exploring the possibilities of keyboards and electronic percussion in detail. Given that the band's drummers were gone, such a shift was already in the wind, but it's the enthusiastic grappling with drum machines and their possibilities that makes Kraftwerk 2 noteworthy.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bricolages (2006)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bricolages (2006)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bricolages (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion | Label: KA'+B | # KAB-0017 | Time: 01:13:49

"Bricolage," a French word meaning to assemble something from available materials, is such a perfect term for the art of the remix that it's surprising no one has ever used it before. It's less surprising that Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose work has always had a cool Continental flair despite the artist's Japanese roots, would choose such an elegant term for his swish remix collection. Focusing on reworks of material from 2005's back-to-the-roots electro-pop experiment Chasm, Bricolages features a cross-cultural and cross-generational batch of remixers including Cornelius, whose playful sense of pastiche is to current hipster Japanese pop what Sakamoto's Yellow Magic Orchestra was a quarter-century before; his take on the spoken word cut-up "War & Peace" is considerably lighter and groovier than Aoki Takamasa's tense, austere version. Former Japan drummer Steve Jansen, whose collaboration with Sakamoto goes back to the early '80s, contributes the skittering "Break With," bridging the gap between new wave disco and contemporary IDM.

Senri Kawaguchi - Cider: Hard & Sweet (2016)

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Senri Kawaguchi - Cider: Hard & Sweet (2016)

Senri Kawaguchi - Cider: Hard & Sweet (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:23
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock | Label: King Record Co. Ltd | # KICJ-758

Senri Kawaguchi was born in Aichi, Japan in 1997. She started playing drums at the age of 5. Senri studied under Kozo Suganuma who is known as ”TE-KA-ZU-OH”, from the age of 8. Her drumming is garnering attention around the world and her videos on Youtube have gathered over 39 billion views. She was featured in Drummerworld.com as one of the world’s Top 500 drummers. In 2013 she released her first album, A LA MODE, when she was just 16 years old and has released four albums since including her major label album, CIDER~Hard & Sweet, recorded in Los Angeles.

Stereolab - Oscillons from the Anti-Sun (2005) 3CD Box Set

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Stereolab - Oscillons from the Anti-Sun (2005) 3CD Box Set

Stereolab - Oscillons from the Anti-Sun (2005) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 376 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Label: Too Pure/Beggars | # PURE 160 CD | Time: 02:44:33
Genre: Post Rock, Dream Pop, Experimental Rock

This box set features 3 CDs of EP tracks from 'Jenny Ondioline' to 'Captain Easychord' - compiling tracks from the band's rare Duophonic EPs and singles.

Dalbello - Whomanfoursays (1984)

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Dalbello - Whomanfoursays (1984)

Dalbello - Whomanfoursays (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb
Label: Capitol | # CDP 748991-2 | Time: 00:41:23 | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Experimental Rock, Alternative, Art-Rock, New Wave, Synthpop

Whomanfoursays is the fourth studio album by Canadian musician Dalbello. It is Dalbello's first concept album. Lisa Dalbello describes its concept as "[a collection of] songs about relationships with people that sometimes are forced into molds, that they don't know that they can break out of. These are stories about people that are trying to become the people that they really wanna be." The album was released in 1984, which marked a change in direction in her musical career, away from the soul R&B image of her previous albums and toward a more individual and avant-garde sound. Dalbello wrote every track herself, and changed her recording name from Lisa Dal Bello to her last name only. Musician Mick Ronson, who collaborated extensively to the project, produced the album with her; all instruments were played by either or both of them. The title is a homophone for the words "human forces". The original vinyl album cover features in either black or white the name in faux Cyrillic letters; on the CD version, this was replaced with regular uppercase lettering. Lisa's face is featured on the cover in tribal warpaint.

The Art Of Noise - In Visible Silence (1986) 2CD Expanded Remastered Deluxe Edition 2017

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The Art Of Noise - In Visible Silence (1986) 2CD Expanded Remastered Deluxe Edition 2017

The Art Of Noise - In Visible Silence (1986) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2017
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 827 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 316 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner | # 0190295837396, XWOL 2 | Time: 02:17:17
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, Leftfield, Dance-Rock

Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this 1986 album. The Art of Noise first appeared in 1983 with a song in their heart, a beat in their soul, and an ignition key in their hand. Formed at a time when the reverberations of punk, post-punk and new wave could still be felt, they were determined to be a different kind of group, a group that set themselves outside the then currents of fashion and style, a group that were the missing link between The Monkees and Talking Heads, ABBA and Kraftwerk, Frank Zappa and The Archies. Their unique sounding instrumental compositions relied heavily on the innovative use of digital samples and computers to create their famous sound collages. Their first China album, In Visible Silence has been newly remastered and expanded with unreleased recordings taken from the original album sessions, single versions, and a multitude of mixes - some available on CD for the very first time.