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Náttúra - Magic Key (1972) [Japanese Edition 2020]

Posted By: gribovar
Náttúra - Magic Key (1972) [Japanese Edition 2020]

Nattura - Magic Key (1972) [Japanese Edition 2020]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 203293)

Nattura from Iceland played the typical cross-styled Psychedelic Rock many acts in the country at the time loved to play, they added some complex instrumental tricks, poppy sensibilities and a few harder edges and eventually came up with an interesting sound, which was fairly rooted in a typical guitar/organ-driven model, yet bursts some mood for personal ideas and more emphatic arrangements.You can hear influences from Deep Purple, Curved Air and Czar in the process, that means electrified riffs, lots of organ instrumentals, psychedelic tunes and superb female vocals are all present in a tasteful music full of solos and light jams, starting from sharp and energetic rhythms and pyrotechnics and ending up in more harmonic or soft textures…

Trúbrot - Trúbrot (1969) {2003, Reissue}

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Trúbrot - Trúbrot (1969) {2003, Reissue}

Trúbrot - Trúbrot (1969) {2003, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 402 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans | 01:01:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Walhalla #WH 90313TB02

Trúbrot were an Icelandic psychedelic/progressive rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band was formed in 1969 as an Icelandic supergroup composed of members of the bands Hljómar and Flowers. Their eponymous first album was released that same year, a collection of orchestral and organ-backed pop songs which included covers of The Beatles's "Things We Said Today", The Supremes's "My World Is Empty Without You" and Jose Feliciano's "Rain", as well as a five-minute mini-opera "Elskaðu Náungann", which was based on Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser. While the first album is entirely in Icelandic, later albums featured more English singing, which was at the time controversial in Iceland. 1971's Lifun came in an octagonal cover. Several members of this band would become part of the group Náttúra, who released one album in 1972. Trúbrot itself broke up in 1973.

Björk - Family Tree [6CD Box Set] (2002)

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Björk - Family Tree [6CD Box Set] (2002)

Bjork - Family Tree [6CD Box Set] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 888 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 348 MB | Covers - 121 MB
Genre: Art Pop, Electronic, Trip Hop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor/One Little Indian (570 954-2)

Equal parts retrospective, autobiography, and objet d'art, Björk's Family Tree gives fans a very special glimpse at the creative processes behind her work, collecting two decades' worth of her music and words in a unique, lavishly packaged set. A white paper sleeve embossed with work by Icelandic artist Gabriela Fridriksdottir holds a translucent, petal-pink plastic case containing five 3" discs of "Roots," "Beats," and "Strings"; a collection of Björk's favorite songs from her albums; "Words," a booklet of selected lyrics; and an essay by Björk explaining the genesis of this set, which manages to use phrases like "taxonomic structure" and "a new Icelandic modern musical language" without sounding too ambitiously academic…

Viktor Orri Árnason & Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir - Poems (2023)

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Viktor Orri Árnason & Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir - Poems (2023)

Viktor Orri Árnason & Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir - Poems (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 184 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 Mb | 00:45:27
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Viktor’s Deutsche Grammophon debut album Poems is conceived and co-written with soprano and visual artist Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir. The album’s ten exquisite tracks draw on the pair’s shared cultural heritage, setting poems by Icelandic poets past and present, as well as lyrics by Árnason and Guðmundsdóttir themselves.

Sigur Rós - ÁTTA (2023)

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Sigur Rós - ÁTTA (2023)

Sigur Rós - ÁTTA (2023)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 279 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | 00:56:33
Ambient, Post-Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management

Following it’s surprise digital release, Sigur Rós’ first new studio album in ten years, ÁTTA, is their most intimate and emotionally direct record to date.

Björk - Medúlla (2004)

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Björk - Medúlla (2004)

Bjork - Medulla (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 282 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Art Pop, Electronic, Trip Hop, Experimental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Elektra (62984-2)

It's hard to accuse Björk of making music influenced by commercial or critical expectations at any point in her career, but her post-Homogenic work is even more focused on following her bliss, whether that means acting and singing in Lars Von Trier's grim musical Dancer in the Dark; crafting tiptoeing laptop lullabies on Vespertine; or, in the case of Medúlla, sculpting an album out of almost nothing but singing and vocal samples. The album's title and concept refer to the purest essence of something, and Medúlla explores both the ritual power of the human voice and some of the most essential themes of Björk's music in a way that's both primal and elaborate. It took a large cast of characters to make the album's seemingly organic sound, including vocalists ranging from Icelandic and British choirs to Inuit singers to Mike Patton and Robert Wyatt…

Sólstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent Love (2020)

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Sólstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent Love (2020)

Solstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent Love (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 477 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 220 MB
Genre: Post-Metal, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Season Of Mist (SOM572B)

Sólstafir music penetrates the mind, body, and soul. One does not need to speak their Icelandic tongue to understand the spectrum of raw emotion evoked by every song. "Endless Twilight of Codependent Love" further solidifies the Icelandic rock giants’ place as masters of their craft, delivering their signature elegance and unbridled passion upon which they've built their career. While a clear evolution, Sólstafir also pays homage to their metallic roots. Much like the vast expanse of their homeland, the band once again embodies the ever-turning wheel of the four seasons with their shifting light and darkness.

Sólstafir - Masterpiece Of Bitterness (2005) [Reissue 2017]

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Sólstafir - Masterpiece Of Bitterness (2005) [Reissue 2017]

Solstafir - Masterpiece Of Bitterness (2005) [Reissue 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 438 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Post-Black Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spinefarm Records (SPINE761630)

Icelandic post-metal legends Sólstafir are now re-issuing their long out of print sophomore album, "Masterpiece of Bitterness". The 2005 full-length marked a turning point for the Icelandic icons. This release signifies the moment that Sólstafir started to embrace progressive and post metal elements, thus laying the blueprint for their definitive sound as fans know it today.

Sólstafir - Berdreyminn (Deluxe Digibox Edition) (2017)

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Sólstafir - Berdreyminn (Deluxe Digibox Edition) (2017)

Sólstafir - Berdreyminn (Deluxe Digibox Edition) (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 416 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | 01:07:37
Post-Metal, Progressive Metal | Label: Season of Mist

SÓLSTAFIR are not like any other band. Their sixth album 'Berdreyminn' underscores this statement. As its title "a dreamer of forthcoming events" aptly describes, the four Icelanders have taken their already impressive evolution one step further. The band has continued to amalgamate haunting melodies, psychedelic phases, as well as strong undercurrents of classic rock and hard rock with echoes of their metal past. Yet SÓLSTAFIR's focus is not on style but pure emotion. 'Berdreyminn' is eclectic by a conscious choice to make feelings audible and transform taste as well as texture to sound. Genre borders are not broken but simply ignored. Musical influences are gathered from a wide range of sources, re-arranged, and woven into new patterns. Melancholy, longing, anger, joy, pleasure, pain, and other emotions are fuelling & fulling this album.

Sólstafir - Ótta (2014) [2CD Limited Edition]

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Sólstafir - Ótta (2014) [2CD Limited Edition]

Solstafir - Otta (2014) [2CD Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 472 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 70 MB
Genre: Post-Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Season Of Mist (SOM331D)

Icelandic rock heathens Solstafir return with the stunning album 'Ótta'. The follow-up 2011's epic double album 'Svartir Sandar', 'Ótta' is a powerful and moving statement of intent that burns with the beauty of an aurora. Stellar new tracks like "Nón", "Dagmál", "Miðdegi", and "Ótta" shows Solstafir at the height of their powers, and unfold with patience and purpose in equal measure. With 'Ótta' this extraordinary quartet have crafted a riveting album that is at once familiar, ancient, and timeless.

Sólstafir - Svartir Sandar (2011)

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Sólstafir - Svartir Sandar (2011)

Solstafir - Svartir Sandar (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 531 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Post-Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Season Of Mist (SOM 247)

Iceland's Solstafir's fourth album, "Snartir Sandar," is so epic that it had to be spread across two CD's. Formed in 1994, these Vikings Pagan ways evolved into a widely psychedelic and eerily rocking sound. This Season of Mist debut is both hotter than the magma and darker than the volcanic ash their homeland was formed out of. What Sólstafir have released is a not-very-small LP filled to the brim with Shoegaze, Post-Rock, Atmospheric Sludge Metal and some hints of Progressive and Alternative Rock. Despite borrowing from some seriously overdone genres (at least at the time of release), there's something about this album that's unique without really inventing anything different. Simply put, they have drawn from their influences well enough to create music that sounds like they aren't blatant rip-offs of contemporary artists.

Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis & Hörður Áskelsson - Meditatio II: Music for Mixed Choir (2023)

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Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis & Hörður Áskelsson - Meditatio II: Music for Mixed Choir (2023)

Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis & Hörður Áskelsson - Meditatio II: Music for Mixed Choir (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 209 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:12
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: BIS

With Meditatio I released in 2016, the Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis and Hörður Áskelsson presented music commemorating the departed. Recorded some six years later, Meditatio II similarly contains compositions that interpret man’s thoughts and feelings about death, and celebrate the immobility and beauty found in age-old church texts such as Ave verum corpus, In paradisum, Lux æterna and Agnus Dei. With one exception, the fifteen works for mixed a cappella choir – none longer than 6 minutes – were written in the 21st century, and they originate in America and Europe. Seven Icelandic composers are represented, five of them from current or former members of the Schola Cantorum. Peaceful rather than desolate, these refined miniatures unfold over slow rhythms, coated with nuances that rarely go beyond the mezzo forte. This disc also includes an impressive arrangement of ‘Sofðu unga ástin min’, a traditional and bittersweet Icelandic lullaby, here sung without words.

Franco Fagioli, Kammerorchester Basel & Daniel Bard - Mozart: Anime Immortali (2023)

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Franco Fagioli, Kammerorchester Basel & Daniel Bard - Mozart: Anime Immortali (2023)

Franco Fagioli, Kammerorchester Basel & Daniel Bard - Mozart: Anime Immortali (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 209 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:47:14
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Pentatone

Counter-tenor Franco Fagioli makes his Pentatone debut with Anime Immortali, together with the Kammerorchester Basel, exploring the music that Mozart composed for castratos. Ranging from opera to sacred music and culminating in Exsultate, jubilate, the recorded works share a sublime and profound character, demonstrating Mozart’s strong connection to the castrato voice. With this album, Fagioli finally returns to the composer that inflamed his desire to become a musician during his youth.

Eik - Hríslan Og Straumurinn (1977) [Reissue 1995] (Re-up)

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Eik - Hríslan Og Straumurinn (1977) [Reissue 1995] (Re-up)

Eik - Hrislan Og Straumurinn (1977) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 193 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spor (STCD 017)

One of the highest regarded progressive symphonic bands from Iceland. Their career started in 1971, and lasted till 1978. In that time they only managed to release two albums, 1976's "Spelgun" and 1977's "Hríslan Og Straumurinn". They have a predominantly symphonic style, with elements of rock, blues, jazz, and even a bit of funk. Very much in the school of their '70's contemporaries, but infused with the essence of Iceland. Their closest relative would probably be Finland's Wigwam. Other influences are the usual suspects, Yes, Camel, and some Kansas.

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, The Dmitri Ensemble, Carolyn Sampson & Graham Ross - Ice Land: The Eternal Music (2022)

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Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, The Dmitri Ensemble, Carolyn Sampson & Graham Ross - Ice Land: The Eternal Music (2022)

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, The Dmitri Ensemble, Carolyn Sampson & Graham Ross - Ice Land: The Eternal Music (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 299 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:49
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: harmonia mundi

Icelandic music of the last half century is the focus of this recording by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, led by its conductor, Graham Ross. Born from his close collaboration with the native composers of the “Land of Fire and Ice,” this programme sets out to explore and highlight their hypnotic soundworld, instinctively leaning towards contemplation. A prime example is the touchingly beautiful Requiem by Sigurður Sævarsson, which here receives its world premiere recording.