Reality Fills Fantasy

John Fahey - The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (1965) {Takoma-Fantasy CDTAK 7015 rel 1997}

John Fahey - The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (1965) {Takoma-Fantasy CDTAK 7015 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 174 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 73 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 1997 Takoma / Fantasy | CDTAK 7015
Folk / Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Folk Jazz / Folk-Blues / Progressive Folk

A strange man, John Fahey, with an unusual set of guitar styles. This album, originally released on Riverboat Records and later reissued by Fahey's own Takoma label, has a lot of rough edges in terms of the recording but a tremendous amount of power when it comes to the music. Fahey was at the top of his game, alternately playful and dark, so there's never a dull moment. There is always something new to be heard on each playing.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) ]MFSL, UDCD 600]

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1994 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 600 | ~ 258 or 109 Mb | Scans Included
Pop Rock / Classic Rock

The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a graceful return to form from the singer/songwriter, returning to active duty after five years of self-imposed exile…
University of Kansas Wind Ensemble; Paul W. Popiel - Philip Glass: Concerto Fantasy; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No.4 (2013)

Philip Glass - Concerto Fantasy for 2 Timpanists and Orchestra
Mohammed Fairouz - Symphony No.4 'In the Shadow of No Towers'
Ji Hye Jung & Gwendolyn Burgett (timpani), Jānis Porietis (trumpet)
University of Kansas Wind Ensemble; Paul W. Popiel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.573205 | Time: 00:57:45

Philip Glass’ Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, composed in 2000 and transcribed for wind ensemble by Mark Lortz in 2004, is a significant addition to the repertoire of large-scale works for timpani. The work is rhythmically galvanizing, sonically alluring, and features virtuoso cadenzas for both soloists. Symphony No 4 ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ is Mohammed Fairouz’s first major work for wind ensemble, and its inspiration is the provocative comic book by Art Spiegelman, written shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Spiegelman himself has commented: “I’m moved by [this] scary, somber, and seriously silly symphony…I’m honored that the composer found an echo in my work that allowed him to strike a responsive chord and express his own complex responses to post 9/11 America. He emerges from the rubble with a very tony piece of high-brow cartoon music.”

Dreamtale - Beyond Reality (2002) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 13, 2017
Dreamtale - Beyond Reality (2002) [Japanese Ed.]

Dreamtale - Beyond Reality (2002) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 500 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 160 Mb | Scans | 57 Mb | Time: 01:03:17
Marquee Inc./Avalon | MICP-10306
Melodic Power Metal

2002 debut album for Finnish melodic metal band influenced by Stratovarius & Gamma Ray. Marco Hietala from Nightwish and Tarot sings on track number 5 and 6.

Sarah Cahill - Leo Ornstein: Fantasy And Metaphor (2008)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 12, 2017
Sarah Cahill - Leo Ornstein: Fantasy And Metaphor (2008)

Sarah Cahill - Leo Ornstein: Fantasy And Metaphor (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:52 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: New Albion Records Inc. | Catalog: NA138

In the course of an astonishing long life, Leo Ornstein (1893 - 2002) had many shifts of fortune. Recognized as a child prodigy on the piano, Ornstein's family fled the Russian pogroms and moved to New York City in 1906. Ornstein studied piano and composition and graduated from what would become the Juilliard School of Music. From 1915 through the mid 1920's, Ornstein was famous as a concert pianist and notorious as a composer of highly dissonant, futurist works of avant-garde music. Coming from a poor Russian Jewish family, Ornstein married a wealthy heiress, Pauline Mallet-Provost. In the 1920s, Ornstein abruptly retired from the concert stage and founded a music school in Philadelphia.

The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 11, 2017
The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}

The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 500dpi | 449MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 191MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

The Blackbyrds were a jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs. Assembled by Donald Byrd in 1974, the group's original members – percussionist Pericles "Perk" Jacobs, Jr., drummer Keith Killgo, keyboardist Kevin Toney, reeds player Allan Barnes, bassist Joe Hall, guitarist Barney Perry – were mined from Howard University's music department, where the doctor and jazz legend was an instructor. (Other key players included guitarist Orville Saunders and saxophonist/flautist Steve Johnson.)

Capsula - Synthesis of Reality (2005)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 30, 2016
Capsula - Synthesis of Reality (2005)

Capsula - Synthesis of Reality (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 517 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 192 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Dub, Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ajana Records (AJACD003)

Yosi Shamay aka Capsula is a young producer from Israel releasing his debut CD on Ajana Records. This album is filled with trippy chillout, dub drenched music with acidic-patterns and alive sounding synths. 'Synthesis of Reality' is a story containing 11 tracks starting of with dubby sounds, developing it's own style into the next tracks with voice samples and acoustic instruments. More landscaped patterns of sound layers and voice samples bringing it to a climax in 'Second Attention' and 'Ride the Wave'.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy/Stripped Down (2010)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 11, 2016
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy/Stripped Down (2010)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy/Stripped Down (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Capitol, 5099990599026 | ~ 600 or 220 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 127 Mb
Pop Rock / Claasic Rock

The one unreleased item among Apple/EMI's exhaustive 2010 John Lennon reissue campaign was Double Fantasy Stripped Down, a revision of the original 1980 album supervised by Yoko Ono and producer Jack Douglas. The intent of this new mix is to give the recording a greater sense of intimacy, but Double Fantasy isn’t Let It Be: it doesn’t have a heavily bootlegged original early incarnation, it only exists in its final form; it’s not an album that was designed as a raw back-to-basics record, it was constructed as a slick studio affair…

Stella Lee Jones - Escape From Reality (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 9, 2016
Stella Lee Jones - Escape From Reality (2016)

Stella Lee Jones - Escape From Reality (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 493 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 108 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Eclectic Prog | Dizziness Records #SLJ-002 | Japan

A Japanese promising unit Stella Lee Jones were founded as a progressive rock septet by Satoshi HIRATA (guitar) who was one of the founders of FLAT 122, soon after their disbandment in 2009. They have highlighted their originality under Satoshi's soundscape mixed with jazz, avantgarde, and art rock. Thie debut album "A Floating Place", released in late 2011, came out as a gem crystallized rigidly with their innovative eclecticism. Escape From Reality is the second album by Stella Lee Jones, released 2016.11.16 by Dizziness Records.
Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)

Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Celtic Fusion, Classical Crossover | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 545494-2 | Time: 00:42:24

This is not such a bizarre cross-over as one might imagine for in the 18th century the great Irish musician Turlough O’Carolan, a blind harpist, met the Italian musician Geminiani in Dublin, and through him encountered the music of, yes, guess who, Antonio Vivaldi. So here we have a case of substituting Irish instruments for baroque ones, using baroque instruments to accompany Irish themes, by creating dialogues between Celtic and baroque instruments, or by letting all the musicians improvise. One moment we appear to be listening to a ‘straight’ baroque concerto, then all of a sudden the conventional string continuo/ripieno of the baroque ensemble (Le Orfanelle della Pieta) gives way to celtic musicians playing a jig or reel on anything from a Irish bouzouki to a fiddle. The baroque group consists of three each of first and second violins, one viola, two cellos, a bass and harpsichord while the Irish musicians play Irish fiddle, an Irish flute (like a baroque flute), tin and low whistles, Uileann pipes, Irish bouzouki, mandolins, bodhran, bones, and the Celtic harp (played here with metal strings to resemble its harpsichord counterpart in the other group).