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Gwendal ‎– Joe Can't Reel (1975) [Japan Reissue 2016]  Music

Posted by hill0 at Oct. 12, 2016
Gwendal ‎– Joe Can't Reel (1975) [Japan Reissue 2016]

Gwendal ‎– Joe Can't Reel (1975) [Japan Reissue 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 187 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 75 MB | Artwork (PNG) | 86 MB | 32:40
Genre: Folk Rock / Progressive Rock | Country: France | Label: Parlophone Japan | WPCR-17090

2nd LP by French instrumental progressive folk outfit, blending Celtic: Bréton, Irish and other cultures. Originally untitled, it is also known as "Joe Cant's Reel" or wrongly in some catalogues as "Joe Can't Reel". This 1975 recording combines traditional Irish tunes like "Galway Bay" and "Galway Hills" with progressive folk originals by Gwendal. Fiddles, whistle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar are the main instruments, but that doesn't necessarily translate to folk or traditional playing. Gwendal exhibits a real desire to play jazz and swing on this album and frequently sets aside the conventional way of performing folk music in favor of the esoteric. "Galway Bay" might be the first bagpipe (cornemuse) tune put to a funk arrangement, and "Douze Degrees" boasts some wailing free jazz saxophone by Youenn Leberre.
David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010] PS3 + FLAC

David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:40 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,17 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 762 MB
This new audio version feature newly remastered DSD master / Esoteric Japan # ESSE-90044
Richard Wagner: Overtures,  Preludes – von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Richard Wagner: Overtures, Preludes - von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:22 minutes | 3,33 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.45 GB
Japan Esoteric Import | Year: 2001 | Full Scans | 5% Recovery Info

Esoteric have produced a remarkable transfer that preserves beautifully the hall sound, spatial information and detail. The brass and mass strings have excellent detail, revealing a lot of subtle harmonies and variation – a boon for anything Wagner. This contributes to an overall impression of sophistication and restraint and goes perfectly with Karajan's Wagner.
Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E major (1972) [Japan 2012] PS3 ISO

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E major (1972) [Japan 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 68:08 minutes | Covers included | 1,96 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers included | 1,18 GB
Japanese SACD Reissue 2012 | EMI Classics / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSE 90059
Mirella Freni, Jose Carreras, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karajan - Verdi: Aida (1980) [Japan 2012] PS3 ISO

Mirella Freni, Jose Carreras, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Verdi: Aida (1980) [Japan 2012]
PS3 Rip | 3x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 155:04 minutes | Scans included | 4,4 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 2,62 GB
Japanese SACD Reissue 2012 | EMI Classics / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSE 9074~6
David Sylvian - Manafon (2009) [CD+DVD] {Samadhisound Deluxe Edition + Japan SHM-CD Edition} [combined re-up]

David Sylvian - Manafon (2009) [CD+DVD] {Samadhisound Deluxe Edition + Japan SHM-CD Edition} [combined re-up]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 542 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 262 Mb
DVD-V | ISO -> 4.1 Gb | NTSC | All Regions | 16:9 | LinearPCM, 2 ch | 56:11
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (PNG) -> 1.12 Gb
© 2009 SamadhiSound / P-Vine | Sound CD ss016 dx / PVCP-8616
Experimental Rock / Art Rock / Jazz

2009 album from the acclaimed British vocalist and former member of Japan. David Sylvian is a man apart. In a thirty-year career that spans the New Romantic movement, ambient works and Progressive Rock, and mature and esoteric Pop, Sylvian has tested popular styles and bent them to his own vision. On Manafon, Sylvian pursues "a completely modern kind of chamber music. Intimate, dynamic, emotive, democratic, economical." In sessions in London, Vienna, and Tokyo, Sylvian assembled the world's leading improvisers and innovators, artists who explore free improvisation, space-specific performance, and live electronics. From Evan Parker and Keith Rowe, to Fennesz and members of Polwechsel, to Sachiko M and Otomo Yoshihide, the musicians provide both a backdrop and a counterweight to his own vocal performances.
Living Buddhas: The Self-Mummified Monks of Yamagata, Japan

Ken Jeremiah Living Buddhas: The Self-Mummified Monks of Yamagata, Japan
McFarland & Company | 2010 | ISBN : 0786448806 | 236 pages | PDF | 4,1 MB

Northern Japan is home to an ancient, esoteric tradition of self-mummifying Buddhist monks, a tradition little known to the outside world. Long after death, these ascetics continue to be revered as living Buddhas. This first English-language work on the subject recounts the process by which these monks starve themselves for a decade, bury themselves alive with only a small breathing tube, and meditate until death. After three years, the mummified body is exhumed and displayed. The biographies of various monks are presented within this history of self-mummification, as is an examination of the religious beliefs involved, an amalgamation of three distinct religious traditions. Also explored is the role of asceticism in religion, and beliefs about life and death shared by the Buddhist sects involved in self-mummification.

Wired Japan - January 2017  Magazines

Posted by Puslik at Dec. 10, 2016
Wired Japan - January 2017

Wired Japan - January 2017
Japanese | 136 pages | PDF | 91 MB
Styx - Crystal Ball (1976) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77884]

Styx - Crystal Ball (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77884 | ~ 221 or 83 Mb | Scans(png) -> 117 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Crystal Ball wasn't as successful as Equinox, but it was a better album, showcasing Styx's increased skill for crafting simple, catchy pop hooks out of their bombastic sound…

Blink-182 - California (Japan Edition) (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 9, 2016
Blink-182 - California (Japan Edition) (2016)

Blink-182 - California (Japan Edition) (2016)
Alterntive Rock, Pop Punk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:44 | 107 MB
Label: BMG | Release Year: 2016

They had all the elements, with the elements of the US West coast, exhilarating, refreshing and melodious punk rock style, sounds, kids spirit oozing out of the looks, hip fashion sense of the street sending, In the blink of an eye, I grabbed the hearts of the punk rock · kids of the whole world.