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Robben Ford - Tiger Walk (1997)

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Robben Ford - Tiger Walk (1997)

Robben Ford - Tiger Walk (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 01:04:08
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Jazz-Blues | Label: Blue Thumb/GRP | # BTR 70122

The first thing that comes to mind when listening to Tiger Walk is the pair of instrumental albums recorded by Jeff Beck in the mid-'70s, Blow by Blow and Wired. Like those two recordings, this outing showcases a fiery, inventive electric guitarist in a rock and jazz-rock setting. Robben Ford, known in recent years for his blues work with his band, the Blue Line, eschews vocals here, teaming up with keyboard funk master Bernie Worrell for some chunky, funky, wah-wah-laden grooves. This music, led by Ford's blazing guitar lines, is more appropriately categorized as instrumental rock than jazz, but the rhythms recall James Brown and Worrell's alma mater, the P-Funk gang, as often as they do those of a hard rock band. Tenor saxophonist Bob Malach turns in a couple of solid solos, and the rhythm section of drummer Steve Jordan and bassist Charlie Drayton cooks throughout.

Faith No More - Sol Invictus (2015) Japanese Edition

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Faith No More - Sol Invictus (2015) Japanese Edition

Faith No More - Sol Invictus (2015) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans ~ 46 Mb
Label: Reclamation! Recordings, Hostess K.K. | # HSE-30351, RRIPCOO2J | Time: 00:45:00
Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, Funk Metal, Hard Rock, Experimental Rock

Sol Invictus (Latin for Unconquered Sun) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Faith No More, released on May 19, 2015. It was Faith No More's first studio album following 1997's Album of the Year, marking the longest gap between two studio albums in their career, and their first release on Reclamation Records. Sol Invictus was also the band's first album since 1992's Angel Dust to feature the same lineup as its predecessor.

Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)

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Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)

Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 210 Mb
Label: For Life Records, Rykodisc | # RCD 10410 | Time: 00:40:23
Alternative, Experimental, No Wave, Art Pop, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Downtempo

With Mundo Civilizado, downtown denizen Arto Lindsay is probably the first person to successfully integrate the sounds of techno and drum'n'bass into an already established pop music style. Others, notably David Bowie, have tried to do something similar, but although Bowie's attempt in particular was more successful than most critics give him credit for, it never sounded as natural and seamless as Lindsay's. That the former king of skronk guitar was able to achieve such a fusion while singing in Portuguese is even more impressive. Highlights include the funky female worship of "Q Samba" and the scattered herky-jerk of "Complicity" (which features the deathless couplet "Complicity, unconscious wit/Borders without borders under eyebrows"). His taste in covers is a bit more suspect – he brings as little to Prince's material as you'd expect, but is surprisingly more adept with Al Green's "Simply Beautiful." Overall, this one's a solid winner, if not quite a classic.

John Cale - Slow Dazzle (1975)

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John Cale - Slow Dazzle (1975)

John Cale - Slow Dazzle (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:54
Art Rock, Proto-Punk, Experimental Rock | Label: Island Masters | # IMCD 202, 846 069-2

Slow Dazzle was the fifth album and the second for Island Records by former Velvet Underground member John Cale, released in 1975. The cover photography was by Keith Morris. It is also the second consecutive album to feature both Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music.

Hector Zazou & VA - Songs From The Cold Seas (1994)

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Hector Zazou & VA - Songs From The Cold Seas (1994)

Hector Zazou & VA - Songs From The Cold Seas (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb | 00:50:36
Downtempo, Ambient, Experimental, Alternative | Label: Columbia | # CK 67068

A smorgasbord album, the cast list includes Bjork, Siouxsie Sioux, Brendan Perry, and long-term sidekick Barbera Googan. As expected, the mood is cold, often somber in tone. Only on "The Long Voyage," a springy ditty fronted by Suzanne Vega and John Cale, does the album ascend from the depths. Some of the gloom works, like in "Havet Stomar," a brilliant slow burner with B.J. Cole's pedal steel guitar and ECM artist Lene Willemark's chilling howls. "Annukka Suaren Neito" presents what must be the closest to an Eskimo rap you can get. Mark Isham provides freestyle trumpet that almost sounds like seagulls swooping the skies. The Jane Siberry-fronted "She Is Like the Swallow" is a beauty, as soft as it is light. Hector Zazou's electronics are in fine check too. The canvas expands to new textures, such as metallic percussion in "Adventures in the Scandinavian Skin Trade".

Jaga Jazzist - Starfire (2015) 2CDs [Japanese Edition]

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Jaga Jazzist - Starfire (2015) 2CDs [Japanese Edition]

Jaga Jazzist - Starfire (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 497 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans ~ 23 Mb
Experimental, Nu Jazz, Post-Rock, Electronic | Label: Beat | # BRC-473 | 01:18:45

Jaga Jazzist, the Norwegian multi-instrumental boundary-busters, may occupy a niche, but it feels like an enduringly spacious and fertile one, where sounds that recall everything from Weather Report to big-band jazz, krautrock, Radiohead or even the Pat Metheny Group intertwine. Last year’s 20th anniversary retrospective was fascinatingly diverse, but Starfire – conceived in composer Lars Horntveth’s new Los Angeles home, rather than in Oslo – is a more densely layered and studio-dominated deployment of this band’s awesome resources. The title track is classic Jazzist: a sound like the Shadows driven by a marching-band thump skids through power-chord guitar hooks and Zappaesque melodic zigzags; the atmospheric Big City Music is a masterly balance of quickfire rhythm-section ingenuity and the instrumental diversity of guitars, keys and brass. The tunes remain quirkily dramatic and the thematic scene-shifting spectacular, but a little thinning-out would have let Jaga Jazzist’s uniquely mercurial music breathe more.

Barry Adamson - Moss Side Story (1989)

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Barry Adamson - Moss Side Story (1989)

Barry Adamson - Moss Side Story (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:00
Experimental, Downtempo, Lounge, Acid Jazz, Alternative | Label: Mute | # 29B2-64

Moss Side Story is an album by Barry Adamson released in 1989. The album is a concept album, a soundtrack album to a non-existent crime film. The music is almost completely instrumental except for occasional screams, vocal samples and a choir. To achieve the soundtrack effect the song titles are descriptive of a film noir plot outline. The inner sleeve came with a short story written by Dave Graney which added to the concept. This complemented outer sleeve which displays the tag line: "In a black and white world, murder brings a touch of colour…". The overall style is reminiscent of the work of Angelo Badalamenti who often collaborates with the film director David Lynch. Adamson would go on to contribute music to Lynch's film Lost Highway (1997). Moss Side is a neighborhood in the city of Manchester, Great Britain, where Adamson was born. The album title is a play on words and a reference to Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. The title of "The Swinging Detective" plays on Dennis Potter's series of television plays The Singing Detective, while "Round Up The Usual Suspects" is a line made famous by Claude Rains in Casablanca. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity (1984) Japanese Reissue 1996

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity (1984) Japanese Reissue 1996

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity (1984) Japanese Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Mute, Pony Canyon | # PCCY-00915 | Time: 00:54:53

Nick Cave launched his solo career in style with From Her to Eternity, an accomplished album mixing the frenzy and power of his Birthday Party days with a dank, moody atmosphere that showed he was not interested in simply continuing what the older group had done. To be sure, Mick Harvey joined him from the Party days, as ever playing a variety of instruments, while one-time Party guest Blixa Bargeld now became a permanent Cave partner, splitting his time between the Bad Seeds and Einsturzende Neubaten ever since. The group took wing with a harrowing version of Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche," Cave's wracked, buried tones suiting the Canadian legend's words perfectly, and never looked back. From Her to Eternity is crammed with any number of doom-laden songs, with Cave the understandable center of attention, his commanding vocals turning the blues and rural music into theatrical exhibitionism unmatched since Jim Morrison stalked stages.

Soul Coughing - Irresistible Bliss (1996)

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Soul Coughing - Irresistible Bliss (1996)

Soul Coughing - Irresistible Bliss (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:24
Alternative Rock, Noise Pop, Alt-Jazz-Funk-Hip-Hop | Label: Slash/Warner | # 9 46175-2

Soul Coughing's second album, Irresistible Bliss, finds the band cutting away some of their eccentricities, leaving behind the bare basics of their pseudo-bohemian fusion of jazz, hip-hop, performance art, and alternative rock. Theoretically, the album should be more accessible; in practice, it is simply less involving. Though some engagingly quirky, off-center avant-pop remains, there are no jarring juxtapositions as satisfying as those that dominated Ruby Vroom, with its melded samples of Howlin' Wolf and the Andrews Sisters. There's enough strong music on Irresistible Bliss to suggest that the album is merely a slight sophomore slump, but that still doesn't make the long stretches of tediousness on the album any more forgivable.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (1981)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (1981)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (左うでの夢) (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb
Label: Midi Inc | # MDCL-1240 | Time: 00:42:52 | Scans included
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Synthpop

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto first entered the public ear in the late 1970s, as a member of the seminal electro-synth band Yellow Magic Orchestra. Although short-lived, the band and its quirky approach to dance music influenced a generation of synth-poppers and techno artists. Sakamoto released a few experimental albums while still with YMO, but his solo career began in earnest with the acclaimed all-synth soundtrack to the 1982 film MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE, which established him as a composer of some valence. His atmospheric film scores (THE SHELTERING SKY, THE LAST EMPEROR) and adventuresome collaborations with jazz, pop, and world musicians have contributed to his continued reputation as a visionary artist.

Faith No More - This Is It: The Best of Faith No More (2003)

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Faith No More - This Is It: The Best of Faith No More (2003)

Faith No More - This Is It: The Best of Faith No More (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 606 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 221 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Funk Metal | Label: Slash/Reprise/Rhino | # 8122-76099-2 | 01:19:32

The first single-CD collection from these genre-busting (metal? rap? funk? punk?) rockers! Epic; Introduce Yourself; We Care a Lot (Slash version); Easy; War Pigs; Evidence , and more key cuts from 1985 to 1997 join rarities like Arabian Disco and more- from the bizarre to the brilliant!

Talking Heads - Albums Collection 1977-1986 (7CD) Japanese Remastered Releases [Re-Up]

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Talking Heads - Albums Collection 1977-1986 (7CD) Japanese Remastered Releases [Re-Up]

Talking Heads - Albums Collection 1977-1986 (7CD) Japanese Remastered Releases
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.15 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 780 Mb | Scans ~ 350 Mb
New Wave, Post-Punk, Art Punk, Dance Rock, Experimental Rock | Time: 05:29:52

Collection includes: 'Talking Heads 77' (1977); 'More Songs About Buildings And Food' (1978); 'Fear Of Music' (1979); 'Remain In Light' (1980); 'Speaking In Tongues' (1983); 'Stop Making Sense' (1984); 'True Stories' (1986).

Goat - Oh Death (2022)

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Goat - Oh Death (2022)

Goat - Oh Death (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:33:51
Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Afrobeat, Female Vocal | Label: Rocket Recordings

Formidable psychic warriors, channelers of the mystic and proponents of a spiritual quest that transcends this realm, Goat remain a band shrouded in mystery. Travelling from their origins in the Swedish village of Korpilombo across the stages and festivals of the world in the last decade, this band has created their incendiary music entirely according to their own co-ordinates and conducted their affairs strictly by their own code.

Jah Wobble - I Could Have Been A Contender: Anthology (2004) 3CD Box Set

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Jah Wobble - I Could Have Been A Contender: Anthology (2004) 3CD Box Set

Jah Wobble - I Could Have Been A Contender: Anthology (2004) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 516 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb | 03:45:32
Experimental Rock, Dub, World Fusion, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Trojan | # TJETD 191

Jah Wobble is perhaps the only man who could safely assume the mantle of the UK's King Of Dub. 'I Could Have Been A Contender' is the first true major retrospective that chronicles the entirety of Jah Wobble's dazzling career. Includes three PIL classics, 'Public Image', 'Poptones', & 'Death Disco'. Remastered three CD set featuring 37 tracks total.

Brian Eno - Eno Box I: Instrumental (1993) 3 CD Box Set

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Brian Eno - Eno Box I: Instrumental (1993) 3 CD Box Set

Brian Eno - Eno Box I: Instrumental (1993) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 943 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 534 Mb | Scans included + Booklet
Experimental Electronic, Art Rock, Ambient | Label: Virgin | # ENOBX 1 | Time: 03:49:13

Ever the iconoclast, if there is one thing that Brian Eno has done with any degree of consistency throughout his varied career, it is presenting his art in an array of perpetually "out of the box" forums. All that changed – in a manner of speaking – with the release of two companion multi-disc compilations. Eno Box I: Instrumentals (1994) condenses his wordless creations, while Eno Box II: Vocals (1993) does the same for the rest of his major works on a similarly sized volume. Interestingly – and in his typically contrary fashion – this initial installment was actually issued last. Each of Eno Box I: Instrumentals' three CDs respectively concentrates on a specific facet of the artist's copious back catalog.