Japan Esoteric

The Weaving of Mantra: Kukai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse

The Weaving of Mantra: Kukai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse by Ryûichi Abé
1999 | ISBN: 0231112866, 0231112874 | English | 599 Pages | PDF | 30.25 MB

Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at June 3, 2017
Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Bernard Faure, "Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2"
English | ISBN: 0824839315 | 2015 | 509 pages | PDF | 60 MB

The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at June 3, 2017
The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1

Bernard Faure, "The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1"
English | ISBN: 0824839331 | 2015 | 495 pages | PDF | 66 MB
Helene Grimaud - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (1998) [Japan 2013] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Hélène Grimaud - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (1998) [Japan 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:08 minutes | Basic covers | 1,37 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers incl. | 943 MB
Japanese Remastered Reissue '2013 / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSW-90083
Herbert Von Karajan, VPO - Dvorak: Symphony No.8; Brahms: Symphony No.3 (1962/65) [Japan 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Herbert Von Karajan, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorák: Symphony No.8; Brahms: Symphony No.3 (1962/65)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:57 minutes | Basic covers | 2,04 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers incl. | 1,4 GB
Japanese Remastered Reissue '2011 / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSD-90036

Karajan's Decca recording project marked a new era. Elegant performances inscribed with the long and close relationship between Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Styx - Edge Of The Century (1990) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77892]

Styx - Edge Of The Century (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77892 | ~ 289 or 101 Mb | Scans(png) -> 106 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Edge of the Century is the twelfth studio album by Styx, released in 1990. It was the first Styx album featuring A&M solo artist Glen Burtnik, the only album to feature the Dennis DeYoung/James Young/Glen Burtnik/Chuck Panozzo/John Panozzo lineup, and the last album to feature John Panozzo on drums (he would die six years later of gastrointestinal hemorrhaging)…

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
Camel - A Nod And A Wink (2002) [2016, Belle Antique BELLE-162564, Japan]

Camel - A Nod And A Wink (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Belle Antique, BELLE-162564 | ~ 412 or 145 Mb | Scans(png) -> 119 Mb
Progressive Rock

Probably one of the best Progressive Rock albums of the 21st Century, 'A Nod and a Wink' should make Peter Bardens (RIP), Camel's loyal fan-base and the band themselves proud. This album is a wonder that isn't perfect, but is surely satisfying…
Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture (1984) [Arista 32RD-15, Japan]

Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1985 | Arista 32RD-15 | ~ 230 or 105 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Progressive Rock / Art-Rock

Vulture Culture's theme is another in which the fallacy of humankind is front and center. This time Parsons' message concerns the fact that everyone lives in a parasitic society, where it's every man for himself…