The Ikettes - Can't Sit Down… 'Cos it feels so good! (The Complete Modern Recordings 1963-65) (2007) {Ace Records}

The Ikettes - Can't Sit Down… 'Cos it feels so good! (The Complete Modern Recordings 1963-65) (2007) {Ace Records}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 460 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 93 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2007 Ace Records / Kent Records | CDKEND 276
Rhythm & Blues / Soul

Like Ike & Tina Turner, the Ikettes had a pretty confusing recording career, releasing numerous discs for several labels and enduring several lineup changes. They did, however, settle at Modern for a while in the mid-'60s, releasing six singles and one LP for the company. This 27-track compilation includes all of that material, as well as some solo recordings by Ikettes Venetta Fields and Flora Williams (aka Delores Johnson), adding quite a few outtakes and alternate takes not issued in the '60s. It's not, it should be a clarified, a greatest-hits compilation; it doesn't include anything not recorded for Modern, which means it doesn't have their biggest hit, 1962's Top 20 single "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" (released on Atco), though it does have their only other Top 40 pop entry, 1965's "Peaches 'n' Cream."
Harmoniemusik (arrangements) - 'Die Zauberflöte' & 'Così fan tutte' - Linos-Ensemble

HARMONIEMUSIK of 'Die Zauberflöte' and 'Così fan tutte'
Mozart operatic music arranged for wind ensemble
Studio recording, 1991 & 1992

APE (EAC) & CUE | 3% Recovery | Booklet | 247 MB | Rapidshare | TT 74:31

Mozart - Don Giovanni (Rene Jacobs) (2008) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 4, 2016
Mozart - Don Giovanni (Rene Jacobs) (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Mozart - Don Giovanni (René Jacobs) (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20743 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 171 min | 44,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4336 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 171 min | 9,32 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Italian, French, English, German, Spanish

After the success of Così fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro, René Jacobs' CD recording of this centrepiece of the Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy offered us his reflections on Classical opera and garnered serious acclaim worldwide. Performed at the Innsbruck festival in August 2006 and filmed in Baden-Baden, this production is nourished by his thoughts on Don Giovanni as taboo-breaker but still respects Mozart's intentions as closely as possible.
In the documentary Looking for Don Giovanni, the director Nayo Titzin follows the creation of this production in the search for musical truth.

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Teodor Currentzis) (2014)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 6, 2016
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Teodor Currentzis) (2014)

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Teodor Currentzis)
Classical | Sony 88765466162 | 2014 | TT: 177:35 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 770 Mb

Sony Classical continues its major Mozart opera project with conductor Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra & choir MusicAeterna. A ‘no-compromise’ studio recording cycle of Mozart’s three Da Ponte operas. Living in a unique artistic community established on the edge of Siberia, the musicians work and record under ideal conditions towards Currentzis’ stated goal “to show what can be achieved if you avoid the factory approach of the classical music mainstream”. The soloists’ vocal technique is also markedly different to modern operatic interpretation, with a focus on intimacy and clarity, a use of vibrato remarkably restrictive even by today’s ‘period practice’ standards as well as an approach to melodic ornamentation derived from historic sources which cannot be heard in other performances of these works.

Various Artists - ECM For Italy (2015) {MJ}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 5, 2016
Various Artists - ECM For Italy (2015) {MJ}

Various Artists - ECM For Italy (2015) {MJ}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 381MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 206MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

La produzione di ECM è sconfinata ed estrarne una raccolta antologica sarebbe stato davvero improbo. Musica Jazz ha voluto così sottolineare un aspetto non sempre chiaro ai più, ovvero la qualità artistica e strumentale dei musicisti italiani, caratteristiche che hanno meritato l’attenzione di Manfred Eicher e del suo staff. E anche in questo caso la selezione non è stato semplice, costringendo a trascurare – obtorto collo ma per prosaiche ragioni di spazio – alcune eccellenti produzioni del passato.

Kandahar - 2 Studio Albums (1974-1975) [Reissue 2009]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 26, 2016
Kandahar - 2 Studio Albums (1974-1975) [Reissue 2009]

Kandahar - 2 Studio Albums (1974-1975) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 578 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 221 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music Belgium

This group, hailing from Ghent (in Western part of Belgium), played some rather adventurous rock music and formed in 1973, and were a cross of jazz-rock with Canterbury influences and sometimes a touch of Zeuhl. They released on their own private label Dwarf two albums, which were quite in the avant-garde progressive rock of the time (sounding a bit like a cross of Placebo, Pazop and Cos), before going broke. In their heydays, Kandahar was often favourably compared with Supersister, but once they folded due to lack of finances again, leader Karel Bogaert, an engineer, returned to his professional acrtivities in the Far-East, but released a few solo albums…

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Cosi fan tutte (2012/1974)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 15, 2016
Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Cosi fan tutte (2012/1974)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Così fan tutte
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 183.45 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 824 Mb

"There's plenty of life and vigour in the performance…Lorengar's Fiordiligi is affectingly interpreted and confidently delivered… Berganza sings with supple phrasing and firm tone… Ryland Davies's Ferrando is keen and pleasing in tone, secure in line, a great improvement on Gedda (Davis), and particularly eloquent in eventually breaking down the vulnerable defences of Lorengar's Fiordiligi. "Un' aura amorosa" would yield to tenderer accents, but the two Second Act arias are faultless in delivery. Krause is a seductive and articulate Guglielmo, Bacquier among the most ebullient of Alfonsos, who makes the most of every opportunity—a performance that brings the singer's very individual presence into the home. Some decorations are offered. The recitative is taken in lively fashion with Jeffrey Tate providing nice touches at the harpsichord. I enjoyed hearing Solti's version again more than I expected, not least because it conveys a sense of joy on all sides in actually performing the piece—that counts for much." – Gramophone

Anaïd - Libertad (2016)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 18, 2016
Anaïd - Libertad (2016)

Anaïd - Libertad (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Musea Parallèle, MP 3324 | ~ 244 or 103 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 56 Mb
Progressive rock / Zeuhl / Canterbury

Anaid is composed of Emmanuelle Lionet (vocals), Jean-Max Delva (vibraphone), former Soft Machine member, (and Canterbury legend) Hugh Hopper (bass), Patrice Meyer (guitar), a keyboard player and a drummer. Their music has been compared to the first ZAO and to COS because of the powerful female vocalist, and sometimes to Gong (Expresso II period) because of the preponderance of vibraphone as well as the specific "tonal harmonies and melodies…

Tanzmuzik - Sinsekai (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 12, 2016
Tanzmuzik - Sinsekai (1994)

Tanzmuzik - Sinsekai (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 518 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: IDM, Techno, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rising High Records (RSN CD26)

Tanzmuzik was an underground electro-duo that formed in 1993. A super-duo consisting of electronic musician Okihide Sawaki and (former) Secret Goldfish member Akio Yamamoto, the duo had some worldwide recognition among the electronic universe. In 2000, Tanzmuzik released its final EP, "Western Cos", and disbanded shortly afterwards.

Paolo Fresu - Vinodentro (2013) {Tuk Music}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 17, 2016
Paolo Fresu - Vinodentro (2013) {Tuk Music}

Paolo Fresu - Vinodentro (2013) {Tuk Music}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 314MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Classical, Soundtrack

E via, tutti a dire: "il jazz incontra la classica" e viceversa, "Fresu lirico", "il trombettista sardo improvvisa sui canoni classici" e così ruzzolando nella banalità menzognera. La prima verità è che "Vinodentro" è una colonna sonora dell'omonimo film di Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani, che ha nel cast Giovanna Mezzogiorno e Vincenzo Amato. La seconda è che Fresu non è nuovo a lavori di questo tenore musicale: l'elenco sarebbe troppo lungo e tedioso.