Thinking Plague

Thinking Plague - Hoping Against Hope (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 5, 2017
Thinking Plague - Hoping Against Hope (2017)

Thinking Plague - Hoping Against Hope
Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Avant-Prog | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 44:57 min | 247 MB
Label: Cuneiform Records | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Inspired by avant / art rock bands like Arts Bears and Henry Cow and classic 70s progressive rock, as well as by contemporary classical composers, Thinking Plague has earned an avid international following by forging a singular synthesis of art-rock with 20th century classical. Rigorously constructed and passionately played, the music makes a compelling case for rock's relevance as a forum for creative composition. A new album by Thinking Plague is always an event; working slowly and unwaveringly, the group has released a handful of brilliant, art-rock classics. Hoping Against Hope is their 7th and the latest of them. Founded in 1982 by guitarist/composer Mike Johnson and bass guitarist/drummer/engineer Bob Drake, Thinking Plague built its following the old-fashioned way, though word of mouth and recordings passed around by fellow musicians and fans. For fans of: Tori Amos, Art Bears, Kate Bush, Henry Cow, King Crimson

Thinking Plague - In Extremis (1998)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 27, 2015
Thinking Plague - In Extremis (1998)

Thinking Plague - In Extremis (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 128 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
RIO, Avantgarde, Progressive Rock | Cuneiform Records #Rune 113

Though it contains material from as early as 1990, In Extremis mostly consists of recordings from 1996 to 1998. The music skirts the more challenging end of avant-prog, with good contributions from drummer David Kerman and vocalist Deborah Perry. Thinking Plague is a United States avant-garde progressive rock group founded in 1982 by guitarist/composer, Mike Johnson, and bass guitarist/drummer, Bob Drake. Based in Denver, Colorado, the band has been active off and on since 1982, taking on a number of musicians over the years. They have made six studio albums between 1984 and 2012, and released one live album recorded at NEARfest in 2000…

Thinking Plague - Upon Both Your Houses (2004)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 16, 2015
Thinking Plague - Upon Both Your Houses (2004)

Thinking Plague - Upon Both Your Houses (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 434 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 134 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avantgarde, Progressive Rock, RIO | NEARfest Records #NFR0004

"Upon both your houses" based on a live performance, from Nearfest festival 2000, in front of a quite small audience (1000 sits). It contain TP songs mainly from "In this life" and "In extremis" albums. This life show could not replace any studio album by the band, but sounds different from each one and has its own uniqueness, because of the songs editing, the sound and the environment… Thinking Plague is a United States avant-garde progressive rock group founded in 1982 by guitarist/composer, Mike Johnson, and bass guitarist/drummer, Bob Drake. Based in Denver, Colorado, the band has been active off and on since 1982, taking on a number of musicians over the years. They have made six studio albums between 1984 and 2012, and released one live album recorded at NEARfest in 2000…
Thinking Plague - Early Plague Years (2000) [1984/86, 2LPs on CD, Remastered]

Thinking Plague - Early Plague Years (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 466 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 189 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 153 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avantgarde, Progressive Rock, RIO | Cuneiform Records #Rune 141

Early Plague Years combines Thinking Plague's first two albums on one CD. Moonsongs was a 1986 cassette released the next year on LP by Dead Man's Curve. …A Thinking Plague was first released on LP in 1984, then on cassette in 1986. Both were long out of print and impossible to find. The remastering is fabulous, giving these albums a sound far superior to what they ever had. Due to time limitations, a few edits had to be done. "Warheads" misses four bars toward the end, the improv "Collarless Fog That One Day Soon" fades out two minutes earlier, and the percussion section on "Moonsongs" has been shortened a bit. Nothing dramatic and all seamless, but one can't help but wonder why Cuneiform put the second album first on the CD. Fans of Thinking Plague and of American avant-prog bands like the Motor Totemist Guild, U Totem, and 5uu's will be delighted..

Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 13, 2015
Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)

Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-Prog, RIO | Cuneiform Records #Rune 407

Thinking Plague has been releasing impossible to categorize albums to a devoted fan-base for over 30 years. In This Life, originally released in 1989, was the group's 3rd album. It is probably their most popular release. It comes back into print for the first time in years in a newly remastered version overseen by the band and making its first-ever appearance on Cuneiform. Thinking Plague is a United States avant-garde progressive rock group founded in 1982 by guitarist/composer, Mike Johnson, and bass guitarist/drummer, Bob Drake. Based in Denver, Colorado, the band has been active off and on since 1982, taking on a number of musicians over the years. They have made six studio albums between 1984 and 2012, and released one live album recorded at NEARfest in 2000. Their music is a mix of rock, folk, jazz and 20th-century classical music. In spite of Johnson's dislike of the term, the band has often been categorized as a "RIO" band.

Thinking Plague - 2 Studio Albums (2003-2012)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 21, 2014
Thinking Plague - 2 Studio Albums (2003-2012)

Thinking Plague - 2 Studio Albums (2003-2012)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 533 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 240 MB | Covers - 178 MB
Genre: RIO/Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records

Colorado-based Thinking Plague explores the frontiers where rock, folk, jazz and modern symphonic music meet. Thinking Plague has established itself as the logical successor to Henry Cow and Art Bears, bringing the Rock in Opposition style into the Nineties. As with all of the better RIO bands, Thinking Plague's music is both melodic and angular, containing equal measures of rock and jazz. Definitely on the cutting edge of the current progressive rock scene. "A History of Madness" presents a further maturation of the band’s sound. Its warm, organic sound is due in part to the inclusion of acoustic instruments in the mix, which is also interwoven with electronic sounds and samples…
A Subtle Plague - Albums Collection 1993-1997 (4xCD) [Combined RE-UP]

A Subtle Plague - Albums Collection 1993-1997
4xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (tracks): 1,40 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: various | Country/Year: Germany 1993-1997
Genre: Rock | Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Folk Rock

"Founded 1984 in New York, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys recorded A Subtle Plague's first demo. (…) The brothers Simmersbach, Analucia DaSilva, Pat Ryan and changing drummers achieved wide notoriety as one of the best live bands in the U.S. underground (…) Their communal way of touring and devoted fans led to Germany's Rolling Stone magazine calling A Subtle Plague "the Grateful Dead of the '90s"…" ~wikipedia
Romantic Warriors II: A Progressive Music Saga About Rock in Opposition (2012)

Romantic Warriors II: A Progressive Music Saga About Rock in Opposition (2012)
2xDVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Zeitgeist Media | Scans Included | ~ 4.28 + 4.23 Gb
RIO / Avant-Prog

This 98-minute documentary, written, produced, and directed by Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder of the Washington, D.C. area's Zeitgeist Media, begins and ends at the 2011 Rock in Opposition festival in Carmaux, France, and between those two bookends tells the story of this idiosyncratic movement – or style, or whatever you want to call it – that was birthed in the late '70s and has against all odds persisted on and off to the present day…

Yugen - Death By Water (2016)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 3, 2017
Yugen - Death By Water (2016)

Yugen - Death By Water (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 101 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AltrOck (ALT-053)

This band/project was conceived in autumn 2004 by Francesco Zago (formerly of The Night Watch) and Marcello Marinone who wanted to create a band which will play combine RIO and chamber music. As influences they state the following: "Satie, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Cage, Reich, Zappa, Henry Cow, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Univers Zero".
On the band's fourth studio album ("Death By Water", 2016) Francesco Zago is surrounded by a large group of fellow musicians. Stefano Ferrian (8-strings guitar, tenor & alto sax, Chapman stick) is the most important of them. Zago himself also plays the Mellotron, next to the usual guitar parts…

Katchafire - Say What You're Thinking (2007)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 14, 2017
Katchafire - Say What You're Thinking (2007)

Katchafire - Say What You're Thinking (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 461 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 217 mb
Genre: reggae

Say What You're Thinking is the 2007 album by New Zealand reggae band Katchafire. This was released on the Ohana label.