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Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

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Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Folk Revival, Medieval/Early Music | Label: BGO | # BGOCD442 | 01:09:53

Anthems in Eden is a 1969 album by Shirley and Dolly Collins, with the Early Music Consort of London, directed by David Munrow. The album originally consisted of a 28-minute set of folk songs plus seven other individual pieces performed by the same group. The musical arrangements for these eight pieces included early music instruments, such as viols, recorders, sackbuts and crumhorns. In 1976, six new songs were recorded with a different assortment of accompanists, to replace the original seven individual songs. This 1976 album consisting of the 28-minute set plus the six new songs was released by Harvest Records under the title Amaranth. Subsequent releases have combined all fourteen pieces under the original title, Anthems in Eden.

Ibrahim Maalouf - Illusions (2013)

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Ibrahim Maalouf - Illusions (2013)

Ibrahim Maalouf - Illusions (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 330 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mi'ster Productions (IBM7)

After his remarkably successful acoustic album Wind, Maalouf comes back with a more electric sound on Illusions. It is an album born out of, and designed for, performance on stage. It not only features the members of his regular band, Frank Woeste on the keyboard, François Delporte on the guitar, Xavier Roge on the drums et Laurent David on the bass, but also adds three more quarter-tone trumpeters (Youenn Le Cam, Yann Martin and Martin Saccardy) to bring a even higher level of dynamism to the sound. Maalouf says, "I wanted this album to be festive and full of positive energy… it starts with the most tragic view of the world: cynicism. It then gradually evolves towards light and hope."

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.

The Ravi Shankar Project - Tana Mana (1987)

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The Ravi Shankar Project - Tana Mana (1987)

The Ravi Shankar Project - Tana Mana (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:04
Ethnic Fusion, Indian Classical, Modern Classical, Jazz | Label: Private | # 2016-2-P

Tana Mana is an album by Indian musician Ravi Shankar, originally credited to "the Ravi Shankar Project" and released in 1987. The album is an experimental work by Shankar, mixing traditional instrumentation with 1980s electronic music and sampling technology. Tana Mana is an album by Indian musician Ravi Shankar, originally credited to "the Ravi Shankar Project" and released in 1987. The album is an experimental work by Shankar, mixing traditional instrumentation with 1980s electronic music and sampling technology.

Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind (2012)

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Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind (2012)

Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 352 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mi'ster Productions (IBM4)

Breath, Wind. The image flies away, it disappears from our memory. It was that evening when Ibrahim Maalouf came to the Cinémathèque française to play his music accompanying the film of René Clair, the prey of the wind. A silent film made in 1927. Holding her breath, the room listened to Ibrahim Maalouf and put himself in the rhythm of the film to accompany the breath of images. Bet won! Jazz + silent film, what a pretty alliance, what a sweet way to bring back to us the silent mystery of cinema from another era.
The film of René Clair can be seen without accompanying music. The music of Ibrahim Maalouf can be listened to alone, without images. But the meeting of the two creates an incredible ensemble, a kind of telescoping unreleased, a live spectacle very moving because the music in a sense interprets the film…

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".

Ibrahim Maalouf - Diachronism (2009)

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Ibrahim Maalouf - Diachronism (2009)

Ibrahim Maalouf - Diachronism (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mi'ster Productions (IBM2)

In 2005, even before the release of his first album, Ibrahim began work that seemed obvious to him. With his first album, Ibrahim had made an artistic proposal, but was far from having finished everything he had to say. And this second album was the logical continuation of the first. An evolution in the form of a question. "Do I necessarily have to evolve in a clear artistic direction: Eastern or Western? Am I forced by my origins to take refuge in the ease of exoticism? Ibrahim asks this question through an astonishing process. 2 CDs in the same album. One is "Disoriental" and the other "Paradoxidental", and both deal with the same question from two very different angles. The first is the oriental's view of the mixing with the West. The other is the Westerner's view of mixing with the East. According to Ibrahim, this album is a work of research. Far from being a result, it is part of an artistic and intimate therapeutic process.

Eleni Karaindrou - The 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]

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Eleni Karaindrou - The 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]

Ελένη Καραϊνδρου ‎– Τò 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM/Mikri Arktos | # CD MA15231-11 | Time: 01:03:20
Soundtrack, Contemporary Jazz, Contemporary Classical, Mediterranean/Balkan

Eleni Karaindrou – “Greece’s most eloquent living composer” in the words of Time magazine – was born in Teichio, a mountain village in central Greece. She still retains vivid memories of the sound world of her childhood: "the music of the wind, rain on the slate roof, running water. The nightingale's singing. And then the silence of the snow." Sometimes the mountains would echo to the sound of flutes and clarinets played at village festivals. “I still have a strong memory of the Byzantine melodies I heard in church and the continuous voices of the men accompanying the chanter," she has said. Resonances of this sound world, imbued with the history and suffering of her native land, have found their way into the many scores she has composed for film, TV and theatre in the past four decades.

VA - Cafe del Mar: SunScapes (2015)

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VA - Cafe del Mar: SunScapes (2015)

VA - Café del Mar: SunScapes (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Lounge, Chillout, Ambient | Label: Cafe del Mar Music | # 1-2015-113 | Time: 01:11:11

SunScapes features a new Ambient Music concept that has received strong feedbacks from the many followers of the legendary Café del Mar. SunScapes is a deeply atmospheric journey featuring some of the most iconic ambient artists such as Marconi Union, Biosphere and Max Cooper.

Ibrahim Maalouf - Red & Black Light (2015)

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Ibrahim Maalouf - Red & Black Light (2015)

Ibrahim Maalouf - Red & Black Light (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 251 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mi'ster Productions (IBM11, 474 572-0)

"Red & Black Light" is an ode to the woman of today and her founding and fundamental role in hoping for a better future. Centred on an aesthetic that's more contemporary, more electro (or even pop), this album is made up of Ibrahim's compositions, plus one song from today's diva Beyonce. Recorded in France in Ivry-sur-Seine with Eric Legnini (keyboards), François Delporte (guitar) and Stephane Galland (drums), this album is above all a desire to represent the importance and necessarily complex nature of things and persons that are essential.

Oysterband - Granite Years (Best Of 1986-1997) (2000) 2CDs

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Oysterband - Granite Years (Best Of 1986-1997) (2000) 2CDs

Oysterband - Granite Years (Best Of 1986-1997) (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 742 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Folk Rock, Celtic Rock | Label: Cooking Vinyl | # COOK CD 196 | Time: 02:02:31

An impressive collection, Granite Years: Best of 1986-1997 contains over two hours of the finest Oysterband has to offer. Frequently, such comprehensive releases are the cause for debate among the most devoted fans. But that is not the scenario surrounding this release. From Step Outside's "Hal-an-Tow" to Wide Blue Yonder's "The Oxford Girl" to Holy Bandits' "Blood Wedding" to Deep Dark Ocean's "Native Son," this release hits all of the key tracks by this legendary British folk-rock band. If there is any drawback, it is that no track from their 1991 release, From Little Rock to Leipzig, was included and a whopping seven tracks from their previous best-of release, Trawler, grace the track list of this two-CD set. It should be clarified that Trawler was a collection of re-recorded favorites that originally appeared on previous albums. That's a minor detail that won't matter to the uninitiated and is easily overlooked by the hardcore fan simply due to the preponderance of superb material found within these 30 tracks.

Loreena McKennitt - Under a Winter's Moon (2022)

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Loreena McKennitt - Under a Winter's Moon (2022)

Loreena McKennitt - Under a Winter's Moon (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 434 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 204 MB
1:24:56 | Celtic, World, New Age | Label: Quinlan Road

Loreena McKennitt's 'Under A Winter's Moon' was recorded live during a series of seasonal concerts in a historic church sanctuary around the time of the solstice in December 2021. The two-disc package features approximately an hour's worth of music and half an hour of spoken word which intertwine to create a unique and evocative seasonal listening experience. 'Under A Winter's Moon' is a captivating live performance rich with a miscellany of carols and tales that incorporate McKennitt's eclectic Celtic sound with elements of indigenous oral traditions found in many cultures.

Tony Hall - Fieldvole Music (1977) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

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Tony Hall - Fieldvole Music (1977) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

Tony Hall - Fieldvole Music (1977) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:48
Traditional British Folk, Irish Folk, Celtic | Label: Free Reed | # FRRR 03

The 1977 classic "FIELDVOLE MUSIC" continued the trend of bizarre titles for Free Reed's LPs - this one taken from the nickname of cartoonist and melodeon maestro TONY HALL. Tony was the accompanist of choice for many 70s folk stars - he was on June Tabor & Maddy Prior's 'Silly Sisters' tour in 1976 - and for this exquisite Free Reed LP, he was joined by Nic Jones & Johnny Moynihan to create possibly the greatest selection of classic melodeon tunes & songs ever recorded. Once again, the production was in the hands of Nic Kinsey, and we include 7 extra tracks from the 1977 sessions. Booklet notes are by the shanty man & historian STAN HUGILL.

VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)

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VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)

VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) - 528 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 259 MB
1:50:21 | Folk, Instrumental, World | Label: ARC

A beautiful and captivating collection of classical and modern Japanese music, ranging from the powerful thunder of huge taiko drums, to the haunting and melancholy sound of the shakuhachi flute and the delicate tinkling of the koto depicting samurai battle scenes or the contemplation of cherry blossoms…

Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb | 01:08:51
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Soundtracks | Label: Sony Classical | # SK-93044

In the liner notes to his 2003 compilation CD moto.tronic, mercurial composer Ryuichi Sakamoto writes, "I want to break down the walls between genres, categories and cultures." Based on the restless variety of his output, he's done it. On this 14-track collection that emphasizes already available work from the late 1980s and '90s, we get soundtrack scores, solo piano, and remixes as well as syth-pop, techno, classical, and bossa nova music.