Smoke Mirrors

Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors (2015) [Official Digital Download] RE-UP

Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 51:00 minutes | 619 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. With Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons use the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability. As on Night Visions—which prompted Imagine Dragons to rack up more than 3.9 million album sales and 24 million track sales worldwide—the band works with sharply crafted beats and grooves to dream up rhythm-driven rock music that’s artful yet visceral.
Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Smoke & Mirrors (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Smoke & Mirrors (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 72:16 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In Music for Pieces of Wood, Joe Beribak, sitting in the center of a semicircle, begins to strike the first pattern. Joe will maintain this pattern, unflinchingly, for the entire duration of the piece. Katy, Jessica, Derek and Eddie contribute all of the sinuous and minimalist variation which they weave into filaments of sound and rhythm as if all five musicians were one person. Smoke & Mirrors takes us on many journeys in this album. These are refreshingly fully-developed works, each very different from the others, each with its own story.

Smoke And Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013) [DSD256]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Nov. 23, 2014
Smoke And Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013) [DSD256]

Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013)
DSD256 (.dff) 1 bit/11,28 MHz MHz | Time - 31:35 minutes | 3,54 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 31:35 minutes | 615 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: YarlungRecords.nativedsd.com | Digital booklet

Vanish is the engaging and highly innovative follow-up to Yarlung’s original and equally compelling Smoke & Mirrors release, presenting a wide tapestry of rhythms and harmonics skillfully arrayed across a broad and deep soundstage. There’s an immediacy, clarity, and transparency to this modern classical percussion recording that seemingly brings the performers to your living room.

Imagine Dragons - Evolve (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at June 23, 2017
Imagine Dragons - Evolve (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Imagine Dragons - Evolve (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 37:17 minutes | 488 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The third full-length release for the Las Vegas rock band features production from Alex da Kid, Jayson DeZuzio, John Hill, Joel Little, and Mattman & Robin. "Evolve" involves mostly devolving back into the hoariest of tired rock cliches, and plodding grimly towards the summer's festivals. This latest effort might represent a small progression, but it's still far from an evolution.

Mala - Mirrors (2016) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Feb. 20, 2017
Mala - Mirrors (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Mala - Mirrors (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 54:27 minutes | 567 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mala’s first new album in four years, Mirrors, is effectively the Mala In Peru to his previous LP’s Mala In Cuba session, and again enabled by Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. Working with native musicians in Lima, including Asociacion Juvenil Puno, Danitse, Colectivo Palenke and Sylvia Falcón, the DMZ don gorgon traces rhiozomatic binds and faultlines between South London and South America via seismic bass and plasmic dub contrails, shaping up as a much darker, spirit-haunted sound than its predecessor. It’s identifiably Mala music, at once rooted and forward-leaning; trampling zones close to his ground-breaking early DMZ emissions and yet keenly compatible with the sci fi-esque Afro-Latin styles currently sprouting up across a diaspora located between London, NYC and South America.
Smokey Robinson - Where There's Smoke (1979/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Smokey Robinson - Where There's Smoke… (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:02 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Smokey Robinson's 1979 solo release Where There's Smoke…, called his "finest album" by Robert Christgau in The Village Voice, includes his biggest solo single, the top five smash Cruisin'. Robinson also modernizes and updates his own song Get Ready, a huge hit for both the Temptations in the 1960s and Rare Earth in the '70s.

Holly Cole - Don't Smoke In Bed (1993/2012) [DSD64 + FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Nov. 5, 2015
Holly Cole - Don't Smoke In Bed (1993/2012) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Holly Cole - Don't Smoke In Bed (1993/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 44:55 minutes | 1,27 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:55 minutes | 838 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Cole is fabulous, period. She explores a number of styles on this, her second album. Adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz, Cole demonstrates that not only does she have impeccable taste, but she has the talent to make all of the material sound convincing. On "Get Out Of Town," pianist Aaron Davis gets up while playing and places one of his hands over the piano string while continuing to play with the other. This damped-string effect is an extremely interesting counterpoint to Cole's idiosyncratic, sexy style. This is a flat-out killer record, an all-time audiophile favorite.

Holly Cole Trio - Don't Smoke In Bed [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by dimsal at May 23, 2009
Holly Cole Trio - Don't Smoke In Bed [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]

Holly Cole Trio - Don't Smoke In Bed [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]
FLAC | 24bit | 96Khz | Stereo | 860 Mb
Styles: Jazz
Download: RapidShare & Filefactory

This is a flat-out killer record! Highly recommended. Cole is fabulous, period. She explores a number of styles on this, her second album. Adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz, Cole demonstrates that not only does she have impeccable taste, but she has the talent to make all of the material sound convincing. On "Get Out Of Town," pianist Aaron Davis gets up while playing and places one of his hands over the piano string while continuing to play with the other. This damped-string effect is an extremely interesting counterpoint to Cole's idiosyncratic, sexy style. This is an all-time audiophile favorite, now cut from the original master on Bernie Grundman's all-tube cutting system and pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl.

HDtracks Sampler - V.A. (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 27, 2016
HDtracks Sampler - V.A. (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

HDtracks Sampler - V.A. (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 83MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chesky Records

This specialty album is of particular interest for audiophiles and for anyone wishing to calibrate their precious sound system and speaker placement. This is a great Setup and Test recording, packed with expertly chosen music cuts, test tones, instrument resonances, stage perspectives, noises and a system burn-in track, in HD format, to help properly set up and enhance your system; a must have tool to help tweak your system for maximum performance.
Erasure - The Violet Flame (2014) [Triple CD Deluxe Version] {Official Digital Download 24-bit/44,1kHz}

Erasure - The Violet Flame (2014) [3CD Deluxe Version]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 136:45 minutes | 1,64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Erasure are back with their 16th studio album, The Violet Flame, an emotionally-charged electro-pop album with euphoric, synth-fuelled melodies that strike instantly into the heart. "The Violet Flame" Deluxe Boxset is available for Pledge Music customers only, and includes the album on CD and 24bit FLAC download, plus two bonus CDs: "Live at The Short Circuit Festival", and "The Violet Flame Remixed" which is exclusive to the box-set and will not be available anywhere else.