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King Crimson - Level Five (2001) [Japanese Edition 2006]

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King Crimson - Level Five (2001) [Japanese Edition 2006]

King Crimson - Level Five (2001) [Japanese Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 88 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: WHD Entertainment (IECP-10047)

This 45-minute mini-set captures the quartet - Adrian Belew (guitar/vocals), Robert Fripp (guitar), Trey Gunn (Warr guitar), and Pat Mastelotto (percussion) - thrashing out some of the most intense and rhythmically diverse sounds to ever bear the King Crimson moniker. Likewise, Level Five reveals a band reaching for and obtaining new levels of soul - a quality sorely absent in the " alternative" rock of the early 21st century. A majority of the instrumental material makes its debut release on this disc. However, "The ConstruKction of Light" and "The Deception of the Thrush" date as far back as the ProjeKcts - five unique incarnations of King Crimson circa the mid-'90s. These various ProjeKcts toured, recorded, and rehearsed, finally settling into the reformed quartet heard here…

Jethro Tull - Live: Bursting Out (1978)

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Jethro Tull - Live: Bursting Out (1978)

Jethro Tull - Live: Bursting Out (1978)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 609 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 256 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:06 + 00:46:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Folk Rock | Chrysalis Records #CCD 1201

Released just as punk was taking hold on the public's imagination in America and making groups like Jethro Tull seem like dinosaurs on their way to extinction, Bursting Out became a seemingly perpetual denizen of the cutout bins for years afterward. However, it happened to be a good album, a more-than-decent capturing of a live Tull concert from Europe. The sound is remarkably good, given the group's arena rock status at the time, and the repertoire is a solid representation of the group's history, going all the way back to "A New Day Yesterday" from their second album and up through 1978's Heavy Horses, with stops along the way for "Bouree," "Aqualung," "Locomotive Breath," "Cross-Eyed Mary," and a compact reprise of Thick as a Brick.

Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)

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Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)

Stepmother - Calvary Greetings (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 289 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans ~ 251 Mb | 00:43:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Experimental / Alternative Rock / Avantgarde / Minimal / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Post-Punk
Megaphone Records #Megaphone 032 / Knock'em Dead Records #Knock'em Dead 009

Stepmother is Lukas Simonis (Dull Schicksal, VRIL, Coolhaven …), Jeroen Visser (Kazanchis, morFrom …), Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Hat Shoes, Hail …) and David Kerman (5UUs, Present, Thinking Plague, Aranis …). Anglo-American-Dutch post-punk prog rock and experimental soundscapes with a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A reunion of an 80s band that never existed (but should have): twangy guitars, nifty keyboards, zany drumming, vocal histrionics à la The Rutles (well, sort of), lop-sided rhythms, regurgitated spam lyrics.

Transience - Sliding (1999)

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Transience - Sliding (1999)

Transience - Sliding (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 455 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Cyclops #CYCL 084

Transience started as a side project for Lands End keyboardist Fred Hunter, and was almost considered Lands End itself following the recording of Natural Selection. All members of Lands End contributed to Sliding; still, this is not a Lands End album – one would be tempted to say it's better than that. Each song relates to a particular U.S. landmark, from Captiva Island, FL, to Maui. The music belongs to the light neo-prog genre and is keyboard-driven, as could be expected. These atmospheric songs slowly surround the listener by evoking the corresponding landmark. Very laid-back, they remain tighter and more focused than typical Lands End material.

The Far Side - Parallelebiped (2002)

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The Far Side - Parallelebiped (2002)

The Far Side - Parallelebiped (2002)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 375 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Mellow Records #MMP 434

The Far Side is from Rome, Italy and had one album released in 2002: 'Parallelebiped'. Before in the 80's and 90's the guitarist, vocalist and keyboardist Simone Montrucchio and drummer David Guidoni had played together in Invisible Sun alongside with bassist Emanuele Fasanelli. They changed their name to Crystal Gaze when the lead guitarist Lorenzo Fasanelli joined the band. They played around Rome some covers with their own original material when they stopped in 1995. In 1998, they reunite as a trio and with the name The Far Side. The music is influenced by Rush, Enchant and Fates Warning and contains some slower and symphonic songs with piano and synthesizers and some heavier and faster tempo kind of songs were guitars are dominant.

OSI - Free (2006) [Japanese Edition]

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OSI - Free (2006) [Japanese Edition]

OSI - Free (2006) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 467 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 159 MB | Covers - 75 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avalon/Marquee Inc. (MICP-10590)

Prog metal supergroup O.S.I. return with their second album, which finds the duo of singer and keyboardist Kevin Moore and guitarist Jim Matheos moving away from the fairly standard-issue epic metal of 2003's Office of Strategic Influence into something that sounds more like Evanescence's gothy metal-pop crossed with late-era Radiohead's fondness for electronic interference. Moore, formerly of Dream Theater (his ex-bandmate Mike Portnoy plays the album's few non-electronic drums), and Fates Warning leader Matheos are venturing into relatively new territory here: Free is downright commercial in a way that none of the duo's previous projects have been. Moore sings with a new, less aggressive voice and Matheos' guitar is downplayed in favor of keyboards and sequencers…

Lagger Blues Machine - The Complete Works: Tanit (1972) & Tanit Live (1988) (2012) (Repost)

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Lagger Blues Machine - The Complete Works: Tanit (1972) & Tanit Live (1988) (2012) (Repost)

Lagger Blues Machine - The Complete Works: Tanit (1972) & Tanit Live (1988) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Veals & Geeks (VAG 004)

Lagger Blues Machine consist of the Duponcheel brothers on keyboards and drums, Michel Maes on bass, Jose Cuisset on guitars, Vincent Mottouille on keyboards and Carmelo Pilotta on winds instruments. On their sole release, LBM develops a somber mood rock that takes elements from Soft Machine, some from Magma, some more from Zappa & Crimson. But make its own sound with relative good interplay between the solo instruments but sounds nothing like blues (actually, the name was a pun as they always longed for beers in their locale). The live album was never really released until 1988 but was recorded prior to the studio album and is of dubious quality.

Geddy Lee - My Favorite Headache (2000) {Japan 1st Press}

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Geddy Lee - My Favorite Headache (2000) {Japan 1st Press}

Geddy Lee - My Favorite Headache (2000) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 387 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Hard Rock | Atlantic Records / East West Japan Inc. #AMCY-7206

Aside from the 1998 live set Different Stages, not much was heard from Rush after their tour wrapped up in support of their last studio album two years prior, Test for Echo. But in 2000, Rush fans starving for some new material got their wish when bassist/singer Geddy Lee issued his first-ever solo album, My Favorite Headache. Lee is joined by ex-Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron (who sounds almost identical to Rush drummer Neal Peart) and ex-FM guitarist/violinist Ben Mink, and both help Lee craft a record that resembles what a new Rush album would've sounded like.

Eroc - Eroc 3 (1979) [Reissue 2005]

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Eroc - Eroc 3 (1979) [Reissue 2005]

Eroc - Eroc 3 (1979) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 542 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 186 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Brain/SPV/Universal Music (SPV CD 49622)

Eroc (Joachim Heinz Ehrig) started his solo career in 1975 while he was currently the drummer of Grobschnitt. His self titled album can be considered as a cross between Gorbschnitt's typical symphonic amazing music and electronic/ synthscapes dominated by numerous original sound manipulations. Despite that he was originally recognised as a drummer, here Eroc is the man behind the machines, controlling solid essays in synth experimentations and electronic collages. His first album is an absolute must in Kraut/ electronic genre, very abstract, emotional and a mix of different moods. This album is an opponent worthy of Klaus Schulze's first realisations in space/ "kosmische" electronic music. His following album ("Zwei" published by "Brain" in 1976) continues to process by a combination between rock and electronic but focused on short, efficient sketches…

King Crimson - VROOOM VROOOM (2001) [Japanese Edition 2004]

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King Crimson - VROOOM VROOOM (2001) [Japanese Edition 2004]

King Crimson - VROOOM VROOOM (2001) [Japanese Edition 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 874 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 303 MB | Covers - 174 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICE-9070-1)

This is a two-CD collection capturing King Crimson during a pair of multi-night stands at The Longacre Theater in New York City (November 20-25, 1995) and The Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City (August 2-6, 1996). This double-trio lineup includes the talents of: Robert Fripp (guitar, soundscapes), Adrian Belew (guitar, vocals), Trey Gunn (touch guitar), Tony Levin (basses, stick), Bill Bruford (percussion of all sorts), and Pat Mastelotto (percussion of all sorts). Vrooom Vrooom includes much of the same frenetic energy and immaculate sonics that awaited attendees of these performances. Happily much of the repertoire focuses on materials from the 1995 studio release, Thrak, King Crimson's first in over a decade. Likewise, both the Mexico City and New York City sets are laden with the profound and otherwise solicitous vibes that present themselves whenever this band is running at full capacity on all six cylinders…

Camel - Stationary Traveller (1984) [Reissue 2009]

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Camel - Stationary Traveller (1984) [Reissue 2009]

Camel - Stationary Traveller (1984) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 304 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 119 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 2154)

Unlike many bands whose careers had begun in the 1970s, Camel continued to enjoy much success in the 1980s, producing fine studio albums such as Stationary Traveller. Although destined to be Camel’s final studio album for Decca Records, it was a fine effort. Inspired by the Cold War (then at its height) between the Eastern Bloc countries and NATO, the album featured such classics as Cloak and Dagger Man, West Berlin, Stationary Traveller and Long Goodbyes and saw Camel reach new heights of creativity.

Caravan - A Hunting We Shall Go: Live 1974 (2008)

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Caravan - A Hunting We Shall Go: Live 1974 (2008)

Caravan - A Hunting We Shall Go: Live 1974 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 00:33:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Canterbury Scene
The Store For Music Ltd. #SFMCD062

Founded by former Wilde Flowers members David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan, Caravan rose to success over the years from 1968 into the 70 s. This English band from Canterbury blended Psychedelic Rock with Jazz to create their distinctive sound. Caravan were the first British band to sign for American record label Verve and released their debut album Caravan. After the closure of Verves rock and pop division, Caravan moved to Decca records and released If I Could Do It All Again, I d Do It All Over You in 1970. After the third album release, David Sinclair left the group and was replaced by Steve Miller…

Mona Lisa - De L'ombre À La Lumière (1998)

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Mona Lisa - De L'ombre À La Lumière (1998)

Mona Lisa - De L'ombre A La Lumiere (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 387 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Musea (FGBG 4251.AR)

Even on its first record "L'Escapade" (1974), Mona Lisa appeared as a dedicated follower of the theatrical, emotional and melodramatic rock created by Ange. The emphasis, the sensibility, the vocal subtlety of Dominique Le Guennec goes beyond the usual style. He "lives" his lyrics and surprises the listener by performing an expressive and suggestive music that evoke Genesis.
"L'Ombre Et La Lumière" is Mona Lisa's comeback. This 1998 album shows a music that has remained as expressive, poetic, melodramatic and suggestive as ever.

The Tangent - A Place In The Queue (2006) {Special Edition}

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The Tangent - A Place In The Queue (2006) {Special Edition}

The Tangent - A Place In The Queue (2006) {Special Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 886 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 304 Mb
Full Scans ~ 68 Mb | 01:18:58 + 00:47:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Inside Out Music #IOMSECD 237 / SPV #SPV 48750 DCD

This is the difficult third album with which they overshoot the mark and risk to escape their roots… but they don’t care". Andy Tillison, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist of the Swedish-British prog rock group The Tangent pulls his own leg and at the same time kiddingly prepares the gentle listener for a few changes. However, the innovations A Place In The Queue can offer, one and a half year after the brilliant The World That We Drive Through, will send every fan into raptures. A Place In The Queue is not really a concept album but all songs deal with the idea that our place in society is similar to a queue where everybody lines up.

Philippe Grancher - 3000 Miles Away (1975) [Reissue 2005]

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Philippe Grancher - 3000 Miles Away (1975) [Reissue 2005]

Philippe Grancher - 3000 Miles Away (1975) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 123 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers - 91 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Progressive Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mellow Records (MMP 449)

French composer, keyboardist and guitarist Philippe Grancher is a musician those familiar with the French music scene most likely will connect with blues, as he's been a rather succesful purveyor of that kind of music for the last couple of decades. But this veteran musician, born in 1956, first honed his skills on a rather different kind of music. In his late teens Grancher became fascinated with the, at the time, state of the art synthesizers. And his experiments with these instruments ultimately lead to the recording and release of a full length album, 3000 Miles Away. The album is an experimental affair fusing classical piano, synthesizer and guitar into sparse progressive rock compositions.