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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."

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.

Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento - Gilberto and Milton (2000) {Warner}

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Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento - Gilberto and Milton (2000) {Warner}

Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento - Gilberto and Milton (2000) {Warner}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 370MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, MPB, World Fusion

To lovers of Brazilian jazz, the pairing of these two legends of the genre amounts to something of a musical orgasm. The only serious misfire isn't really that bad, just a bit incongruous. Why would two consummate Brazilian ambassadors choose to do their one English lyric song – George Harrison's "Something" – as a reggae tune? The groove is silly, but actually some of the guitar work is fun. Just as when Ivan Lins sings in his native Portuguese rather than stilted English, this tandem is most at home conveying emotions that go beyond simple semantics, usually with Gil writing the music and Nascimento the lyrics. "Sebastian" is a moody bass-and-drum driven power ballad which functions as a showcase to their raspy vocals. The romantic, accordion-enhanced "Duas Sanfonas" would be more effective without the guest vocals by Sandy and Junior.

Louis Sclavis - Frontieres (2018) {JMS}

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Louis Sclavis - Frontieres (2018) {JMS}

Louis Sclavis - Frontieres (2018) {JMS}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 390MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 156MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, World Music

Borders consists of a succession of themes with nostalgic accents and travelers, whose melodic and dancing strength is overwhelming. Here and there we recognize familiar melodies (for example "Child", heard by Romano Sclavis Texier, or "Fortuna" who comes from Napoli's Walls). In this sense, this disc is close to Danses et autres scènes, published by Label Bleu in 1997 or Half of the world at JMS in 2007. Like them, it occupies a place a little apart in the discography of Louis Sclavis. Borders is not the culmination of a project as such as Napoli's Walls, The Lost Language, Lost On The Way or Sources, but a step back on a succession of distinct works of which however, coherence allows for natural assembly. At a steady pace, every ten years.

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - In The Heart Of The Moon (2005) {World Circuit}

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Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - In The Heart Of The Moon (2005) {World Circuit}

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - In The Heart Of The Moon (2005) {World Circuit}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 125MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World, African Music

Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate come across like the Odd Couple of Malian music. Toure is the tall, bespectacled veteran with the long fingers and a wide grin, looking very relaxed as he settles down to play a loping riff on his acoustic guitar. Diabate is younger, shorter, more intense, arranging himself in front of his kora, the ancient, multi-stringed west African harp. When you see him on video, you can’t quite believe just how quickly his fingers dance around all those strings.

Taj Mahal - Brothers / Music Fuh Ya' (Musica Para Tu) / Evolution (The Most Recent) (2015)

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Taj Mahal - Brothers / Music Fuh Ya' (Musica Para Tu) / Evolution (The Most Recent) (2015)

Taj Mahal - Brothers / Music Fuh Ya' (Musica Para Tu) / Evolution (The Most Recent) (2015)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 844 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 363 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:05 + 01:18:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Blues, World Music, Calipso, Reggae, Pop Rock | BGO Records #BGOCD1214

Digitally remastered two CD set containing a trio of albums by the blues great. Includes Taj Mahal's three Warner Bros albums from 1976, 1977 and 1978. From his early days as a member of the Rising Sons with Ry Cooder, Mahal has had a long, commercially successful (and critically acclaimed) career. Music Fuh Ya' made the US Top 200, and he followed it by the soundtrack for the civil rights film Brothers' Evolution was his last for Warner Bros and a major label. Fifty years on, Mahal is still actively gigging and loving the music he plays. This set is slip cased, and comes with extensive liner notes.

Susan Hoeppner & Rachel Gauk - The Sea in Spring: Japanese Music for Flute and Guitar (1999)

Posted By: Designol
Susan Hoeppner & Rachel Gauk - The Sea in Spring: Japanese Music for Flute and Guitar (1999)

Susan Hoeppner & Rachel Gauk - The Sea in Spring: Japanese Music for Flute and Guitar (1999)
Michio Miyagi · Teruyuki Noda · Tōru Takemitsu · Katsutoshi Nagasawa · Yoshiharu Ganryu
Haseo Sugiyama · Ryūtarō Hirota · Kōhachiro Miyata

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, World Music | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-969 | Time: 01:13:24

During the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912) a broad diffusion of Western music flowed into Japan, first in the form of military band music and. later, Protestant hymns. By 1900, recitals of piano, violin and song were quite popular. Composers like Prokofiev, and performers such as Heifetz, Kreisler and Segovia also encouraged this musical direction, which strongly followed German Romanticism and French Impressionism. The new Western repertoire found a place with the traditional Japanese music, hdgaku, and as the two traditions came in contact, a new and unique form of music emerged. One of the most fascinating developments in Japanese music was the introduction of new instruments in the south of Japan, and their metamorphosis as they migrated north via Kyoto and Tokyo. Several composers on this disc have focused on natural themes, with water being a favourite and obvious choice. The works have been chosen to give a sampling of the diversity of Japanese music, from the beautiful, traditional folk-songs to the complex and challenging multi-movement works, many of which evoke the traditional instruments, namely shakuhachi and koto.

Hamza El Din - Albums Collection 1964-1999 (5CD)

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Hamza El Din - Albums Collection 1964-1999 (5CD)

Hamza El Din - Albums Collection 1964-1999 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 634 Mb | Scans included
Genre: World Music, Middle Eastern Folk, East African | Time: 03:59:35

Often referred to as the "King of Nubian Music," the Egyptian musician has enjoyed a remarkably varied career. Collection includes: Music of Nubia (1964); Al Oud: Instrumental and Vocal Music of Nubia (1965); Eclipse (1978); Muwashshah (1995); A Wish (1999).

Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan - The Wind (2006) {ECM 1981}

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Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan - The Wind (2006) {ECM 1981}

Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan - The Wind (2006) {ECM 1981}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 419MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 216MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

The Wind is Kalhor's second musical journey outside of his native land, this time to Turkey to meet and learn from the premier baglama (saz) master, Erdal Erzincan. Kalhor plays kamanche (Iranian spike fiddle), which is usually bowed, and thus contrasts with the plucked sounds of both the sitar and oud-like baglama.Made up of twelve unnamed "Parts" that run into each other, The Wind is really one long improvisation that rises and falls, inhales and exhales as Kalhor and Erzincan become one musician with one mind.

Afrocubism - Afrocubism (2010) {World Circuit}

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Afrocubism - Afrocubism (2010) {World Circuit}

Afrocubism - Afrocubism (2010) {World Circuit}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 377MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World, Fusion, Afrocubism

AfroCubism is more than a fusion. I call it an explosion because it's the merging of two such strong powers. It's the musical big bang. ~Eliades Ochoa

Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizons (2005)

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Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizons (2005)

Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizons (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Classical Crossover, World Music | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 93962 | Time: 01:04:08

Continuing their explorations on Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble go even deeper into cross-cultural studies on this 2005 soundtrack album. Produced for a 10-part series on Japan's NHK television network, the CD's 15 tracks are arranged in three suites, entitled Enchantment, Origins, and New Beginnings, more reflective of inherent musical affinities than of the way the music was used in the program. The musicians tap into the variously overlapping musical styles of lands stretching from China and India to Iran and Turkey, and the arrangements by Zhao Jiping and Zhao Lin include a mix of instruments from around the world, to add greater color and sonic dimensions. The album's exotic and meditative qualities may attract fans of both international and new age music, though there is perhaps little crossover appeal for Ma's classical devotees.

VA - Tibet: Musique Sacrees (1989)

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VA - Tibet: Musique Sacrees (1989)

VA - Tibet: Musique Sacrees (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
World Music, Tibetan Traditions | Label: Ocora Radio France | # C559011 | Time: 01:13:06

This album was recorded in Nepal at Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of the Gelugpa and Nyingmapa sects. Most of the cuts are Gelugpa, including part of the Chäd – a cleansing ritual. Other sections include the assembly call (with conch horns), prayer wheel, prostration rites, and more. A second group of tracks includes a ritual to Vajrayogini – a major female deity in Tibetan Buddhist practice. Various ritual instruments (thigh-bone trumpets, hand drums, cymbals, oboes, etc.) are heard.

Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)

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Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)

Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 190 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Persian | Label: ECM | # ECM 2475, 4779440 | Time: 00:56:14

Narrante is the highly attractive ECM debut album of Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi, otherwise known as the Naqsh Duo. The guitarist and clarinetist, both born in Teheran, have pursued further musical adventures outside Iran while remaining fascinated and strongly influenced by their homelands rich and diverse traditions. In the process they have arrived at a synthesis of their own, finding points of contact between aspects of Persian tradition and contemporary music. The forms, modes, drones and rhythms of Persian music as well its call for improvisation are redeployed, to new creative ends, in their fresh and vital work.

Airto Moreira - The Best Of Airto (1994) {Epic}

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Airto Moreira - The Best Of Airto (1994) {Epic}

Airto Moreira - The Best Of Airto (1994) {Epic}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 473MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 147MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, World Fusion

Without a doubt, Airto put a new face on Brazilian music in the wake of the bossa nova movement, bringing back the frantic complexity of the samba translated into his own frenzied yet controlled electronic/multi-percussion idiom. Here we truly have some of the best of his early work in the U.S. as a leader for the CTI label, where Airto proves that he couldn't be suppressed even by the guiding hand of Creed Taylor. The set kicks off with a pair of great, sizzling tracks from the Free album, with Airto feverishly driving bands manned by Chick Corea on electric piano, Keith Jarrett on acoustic piano, and other American all-stars. From there, we move to the Fingers album, which features Airto's own band yet maintains virtually the same level of excitement with a deeper Brazilian streak.

Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele Di Bonaventura: Mistico Mediterraneo (2011)

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Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele Di Bonaventura: Mistico Mediterraneo (2011)

Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele Di Bonaventura: Mistico Mediterraneo (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 108 Mb
Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2203, 274 5621 | Time: 00:56:29
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, World Music

This is a fascinating collaboration between lyrical Italian jazz improvisers Paolo Fresu and Daniele di Bonaventura and the transfixing voices of A Filetta from Corsica. A Filetta, prize-winning vocal ensemble, internationally renowned as the standard-bearers of Corsican polyphony, make their ECM debut here. The appealing combination of sound-colours and idioms adds up to `Sketches of Corsica'. As the improvisers approach this regional music of universal appeal, Fresu's pensive, romantic trumpet inevitably brings Milesian associations to mind, and the ingenious bandoneon of di Bonaventura implies `chamber music' and `folk music' in every breath of the bellows.