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VA - Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women (1995)

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VA - Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women (1995)

VA - Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Label: Smithsonian Folkways | # SF CD 40415 | Time: 01:09:42
Genre: Native American, Ethnic Fusion

Powerful living music from Native women in the United States and Canada includes performances rarely heard beyond these artists’ communities. Ceremonial and social songs traditionally sung by women, other music now performed by women, and material that combines traditional and contemporary themes and musical forms. Thirty-four selections present a seamless range of solo, choral, and instrumental pieces, forming pulsating and driving music, the heart of Indian Country. "A majestic offering."

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Kaspars Putnins - Peteris Vasks: Mate Saule (2001)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Kaspars Putnins - Peteris Vasks: Mate Saule (2001)

Pēteris Vasks: Māte Saule (2001)
Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava & Kaspars Putniņš, conductors

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1145 | Time: 01:06:11

Mate saule is Mother Sun – and Peteris Vasks worships her. Any meeting or interview with the Latvian composer is likely to end up with a tramp through the forests or a swim in the Baltic. And much of Vasks’s music is a meditation on the eternal attributes of Nature, in a continuum of life which stretches beyond the fever and the fret of his own fast-changing world. Mate saule is an early choral work, its voices oscillating like the shimmer of a sun slowly rising from the horizon, and lit by flares and fragments of chant. Vasks’s choral music has tended to be instrumental in texture, focusing on the overall mood rather than the specific verbal activity of any text he is setting. The ‘white diatonicism’ of Mate saule gives way to more disturbed, aleatoric harmonies and more disruptive textures as political change and human turmoil take centre stage in the late Eighties in Zemgale, a song about the anguished dilemmas of exile. This is a subject at the very core of the work of the Polish-Lithuanian writer Czeslaw Milosz (now resident in the USA); and the three poems set by Vasks in 1994 receive their world premiere recording. They were originally written for the Hilliard Ensemble: here the excellent Latvian Radio Choir works with concentrated focus on the spare harmonies and elusive metres which recreate the wonder of three transient moments out of time.

Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

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Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them.

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.

Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993

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Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993

Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Label: Line/Lineca | # LCCD 9.01268 O | Time: 00:41:18
Afrobeat, High-Life, Afro-Pop, Funk, Jazz-Funk

Osibisa, the West African high-life band from Ghana, waxed their first LP in 1971 and continues to spit them out. Their longevity can be attributed to a vibrant sound and the ability to inject humor into music. They don't allow themselves to become mired in social issues as did the short-lived but often brilliant Cymande, whose LPs were essentially political statements. Osibisa's only agenda is making good music, and if it happens to strike a political or social nerve, fine, but it's not what they're totally about. "Wango Wango" starts slow but evolves into a wicked jam that's heavy as P-Funk. Pleasant flute and trumpet riffs accent the lovely "So So MI La So." The bands' tribute to America, the floating "Sweet America," teases and tantalizes. Percussion heads will appreciate "Ye Tie Wo" and "Che Che Kule." The deepest slabs of social commentary are the thought-provoking "Sweet Sounds" and "Did You Know." All tracks were written by all or various members of Osibisa, who share production credit with John Punter.

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015)

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Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015)

Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015)
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leif Segerstam

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573340 | Time: 01:12:47

Rarely performed but recognized as a hidden masterpiece, Sibelius's score for Jedermann is unusual in that the music closely follows the words and action of this morality play, intensifying Everyman's hubris, penance, escape from the Devil's clutches and ultimate salvation.The Two Serious Melodies reflect Sibelius' dark mood during the difficult years of World War I, while In memoriam resonates with his preoccupation with death in 1909 following a life-saving throat operation, and was performed at his own funeral in 1957. This is the fourth of a six volume set that explores Jean Sibelius's orchestral works beyond the higher profile symphonies, violin concerto and tone poems.Finnish conductor Leif Segerstam is an acclaimed Sibelius interpreter, having been awarded the annual Finnish State Prize for Music in 2004; and in 2005 the highly esteemed Sibelius Medal.

Alexandros Stavrakakis, Nicolas Stavy - Shostakovich: Works Unveiled (2023)

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Alexandros Stavrakakis, Nicolas Stavy - Shostakovich: Works Unveiled (2023)

Alexandros Stavrakakis, Ekaterina Bakanova, Nicolas Stavy, Sueye Park, Cédric Tiberghien, Florent Jodelet - Shostakovich: Works Unveiled (2023)
WEB FLAC (Tracks +Digital Booklet) 222 MB | Cover | 01:16:08 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 186 MB
Classical | Label: BIS

This release is the fruit of the French pianist Nicolas Stavy’s efforts to uncover unknown works by Dmitri Shostakovich. Spanning some fifty years of the composer’s career, these rarities include early piano pieces influenced by Chopin and the fragment of an unfinished violin sonata, but is bookended by arrangements of symphonic music, by Shostakovich himself and by Mahler, a constant influence.

VA - Anthology of Traditional Musics: The Yemenite Jews (1978)

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VA - Anthology of Traditional Musics: The Yemenite Jews (1978)

VA - Anthology of Traditional Musics: The Yemenite Jews (1978)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Booklet included | 00:48:55
World, Ethnic Fusion, Jewish Folk, Diwan | Label: Auvidis/UNESCO | # D 8024

After the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem in 586 BCE, a group of Jews settled in Yemen. They remained in exile, sometimes prosperous but frequently persecuted, until the 19th century. They then began to return to what is now Israel, first in small numbers and later in an organized wave with the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948. They brought with them a rich heritage of religious, secular, and devotional (diwan) music, the last of which includes both religious and secular subjects. Every Jewish community in Yemen had it's own diwan, consisting of works from the renowned medieval Spanish poets of the Golden Age of Hebrew poetry, as well as original writings from community members. These poems, in the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic languages, were intended to be sung or chanted. According to the album's compiler Avner Bahat of the Jewish Music Research Centre, the Yemenite diwan is "the richest and most valuable of all." Eleven poems are presented in this 1976-77 recording.

Paolo Vinaccia - Mystery Man (2018)

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Paolo Vinaccia - Mystery Man (2018)

Paolo Vinaccia - Mystery Man (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,14 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 847 Mb | 06:09:44
Folk, Folk Rock, Jazz | Label: C+C Records

Paolo Vinaccia turned 64 on March 27. Paolo is not so well these days, and is having his second round of chemotherapy, combined with many different alternative treatment methods.

Baba Sissoko - Griot Jazz (2021)

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Baba Sissoko - Griot Jazz (2021)

Baba Sissoko - Griot Jazz (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 348 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Covers included | 00:50:09
World, Afrobeat, Ethnic Jazz | Label: Caligola Records

A griot in many West African countries is a storyteller, singer and musician; it could be roughly translated as troubadour. One of the best known active griots is the Malian Baba Sissoko. Through participation in an opera project in Paris, he got to know Madou Sidiki Diabate and Lansiné Kouyaté, players of the kora and balafon respectively - both traditional West African instruments. The three musicians quickly built a strong musical bond, playing together incessantly before and after opera rehearsals, even during breaks. Almost imperceptibly, the material that can be heard on the album Griot Jazz was created. They decided to look for a recording studio in Paris and ended up with keyboardist Jean-Philippe Rykiel. However, during the preparations in his studio, Rykiel also became involved in the project as a musician. For Western ears, his additions counterbalance the traditional African instruments and make the album very accessible. Griot Jazz was recorded in one day and therefore possesses a wonderful organic spontaneity.

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.

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".

Magma - Kãrtëhl (2022) *PROPER*

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Magma - Kãrtëhl (2022) *PROPER*

Magma - Kãrtëhl (2022)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans ~ 444 Mb | 00:52:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | Seventh Records #SEVENTH A XXXXI

Due to COVID-19, the French avant-garde band Magma was unable to perform live, so they decided to dive into the studio to create new material. This resulted in a brand new album titled Kãrtëhl, a collective album such as they have not made in a long time. The band reformed in 2020 and added new musicians to the lineup, which created opportunities for new innovative compositions. After the rather dark 2019 Zëss, this new work Kãrtëhl features bright and resolutely optimistic collective new work, the result of an “Operation Kartëhl”. Kãrtëhl includes 6 new tracks and an additional 2 bonus tracks, which are demos from Christian Vander's personal collection, recorded at home in 1978.

Magma - Eskähl 2020: Bordeaux - Toulouse - Perpignan (2021)

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Magma - Eskähl 2020: Bordeaux - Toulouse - Perpignan (2021)

Magma - Eskähl 2020: Bordeaux - Toulouse - Perpignan (2021)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 591 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 228 Mb
Full Scans ~ 195 Mb | 00:56:02 + 00:38:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Avantgarde Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Jazz Rock / Progressive Rock / Zeuhl
Seventh Records #AKT XIX

Whether you get it or you don’t, Magma’s music is still growing stronger and stronger each day to blow those doors down with a giant battering ram ready to burst through. Sung in the styles of the Kobaïan language created by founder Christian Vander, they created forms of Jazz, Opera, Classical, Soul, Avant-Rock, and Progressive music for fifty-two years. This year Magma have released their 19th release from AKT series which covers their archival and musical live recordings. This 2-CD set consists of performances they did for their aborted French tour in Bourdeaux, Toulouse, and Perpignan on March 6, 7, and 8th before everything shut down due to the pandemic and COVID-19.

Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}

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Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}

Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 95 Mb
Full Scans ~ 200 Mb | 00:38:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Avantgarde, Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | Seventh Records #REX VII-V2 / SEVENTH REX VII

Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh, also abbreviated as MDK, is the third studio album by French rock band Magma, released on 6 May 1973. The album marks a shift away from the jazz style of the band's first two albums, encompassing progressive rock, contemporary classical, avant-garde music, funk and gospel in it's musical style. Magma's original recording of the composition that makes up the album was refused by the record company at the time, but was eventually released as Mekanïk Kommandöh in 1989. MDK is the group's most famous and acclaimed record. The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named the album the 33rd greatest French rock album. In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked the album 24th on its list of the '50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time'.