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Ravi Shankar - Concerto For Sitar And Orchestra (1976) {EMI}

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Ravi Shankar - Concerto For Sitar And Orchestra (1976) {EMI}

Ravi Shankar - Concerto For Sitar And Orchestra (1976) {EMI}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 227MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Indian Classical

Ravi Shankar’s first concerto for sitar and Western orchestra, from 1971, is a tame, lush, quite pretty piece. The ensemble serves as a kind of velvety pillow, atop which Mr. Shankar weaves coppery skeins for himself, as soloist. The two sound worlds — West and East — coexist peacefully, perhaps a tad sedately. There are slower and faster moments, of course, but the general feel is relaxed, moderate.

VA - Blues With A Message (2005)

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VA - Blues With A Message (2005)

VA - Blues With A Message (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: Arhoolie | # CD 510 | Time: 01:13:22

Blues With a Message isn't just about lost love and the toils of specific lives, the blues (particularly within the folk-blues traditions) spent some time dealing with sociopolitical issues on the side, primarily before the rise of electric blues. Here, Arhoolie has compiled a set of pieces related to a surprisingly large number of issues. Among them: Minstrel shows, the mechanization of cotton farming, and its related exodus to the North, sharecropping, segregation, the Korean War, the influenza epidemic, the New Deal, civil rights movements, Chicago employment opportunities – all are given a song or two here. The music quality is roughly equivalent to many of the folk-blues recordings available, though the "big name" artists are largely absent from this one (Lightnin Hopkins does make an appearance singing about sharecropping, however). The songs are deliberately focused on the issues more than the music, but the music can still carry its soul. This one probably won't be on many highest-sales lists in the blues, but it's both historically important and musically enjoyable.

Inna - I Am The Club Rocker (2012) {Japanese Limited Edition}

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Inna - I Am The Club Rocker (2012) {Japanese Limited Edition}

Inna - I Am The Club Rocker (2012) {Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 507 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
Full Scans ~ 91 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Dance, House, Pop, Latin | Roton / Warner Music Japan #WPCR-14516

The breakout star from the burgeoning Romanian dance scene that has also spawned the likes of Alexandra Stan and Edward Maya, permanently scantily clad Inna has been pivotal in restoring some musical pride to a country whose only previous notable contribution to the pop landscape was the Cheeky Girls. Produced by regular cohorts Play & Win, her second album, I Am the Club Rocker, picks up where her debut, Hot, left off, with 13 sun-soaked Europop tracks that appear destined to blare out of various Club 18-30 hotspots until the inevitable 6-a.m. stagger back to the hotel. As individual pieces of undemanding trance/house-lite pop, the summery flamenco-tinged "Un Momento" and "Endless," the Italo house throwbacks "No Limit" and "House Is Going On," and the dreamy chillout of "July" and "Senorita" all provide the necessary Mediterranean "booze cruise" vibes.

Allan Taylor - Out Of Time (1991) {2002, Remastered}

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Allan Taylor - Out Of Time (1991) {2002, Remastered}

Allan Taylor - Out Of Time (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 349 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Acoustic | T. Records #TCD.003

Allan Taylor is one of England's most-respected singer/songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Don Williams, Frankie Miller, Fairport Convention, Dick Gaughan, the McCalmans, the Fureys, the Clancy Brothers, and De Dannan. Folk Roots praised him for his "ability to crystallize a mood and evoke an era with the ease of a computer memory access, crafting perfect songs with dramatic changes in the spirit of Brecht, Bikel, and Brel." The Oxford Book of Traditional Verse felt as strongly, writing that Taylor was "one of the most literate and sensitive of contemporary songwriters in terms of words and music and one who is capable of exploring more complex subjects than most of his contemporaries."

John Martyn - Sunday's Child (1975) Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

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John Martyn - Sunday's Child (1975) Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

John Martyn - Sunday's Child (1975) Expanded Remastered 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:03:16
British Folk, Folk-Prog, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock | Label: Island Remasters | # IMCD 323, 983073-5

John Martyn's follow-up to 1973's Inside Out is a much more song-oriented, less experimental effort which concentrates on the joys of home and family. Sunday's Child skillfully blends the sensual ("You Can Discover") with the sweet ("My Baby Girl"), the modern ("Root Love") with the traditional ("Spencer the Rover"), and the tormented ("Sunday's Child") with the satisfied ("Satisfied Mind," "Call Me Crazy") while retaining its cohesiveness. The record, his sixth on his own, shows the many facets of Martyn's playing, from his effects-driven electric guitar to his signature acoustic work, which can be both aggressive ("The Message") and gentle ("Lay It All Down"). This album contains a collection of strong original songs, as well as a pair of wonderful covers: the traditional British ballad "Spencer the Rover" and the country standard "Satisfied Mind." His last recording of new material for three years, Sunday's Child is a fine farewell to this period of Martyn's ever-changing career.

Alan Simon - Excalibur III: The Origins (2012) {2018, Reissue}

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Alan Simon - Excalibur III: The Origins (2012) {2018, Reissue}

Alan Simon - Excalibur III: The Origins (2012) {2018, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 464 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
Full Scans ~ 387 Mb | 01:07:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Folk Rock / Folk / Celtic / Rock Opera
Babaika Productions #Excal-3-CD

Alan Simon is a French folk-rock musician and composer, best known for his rock operas performed with noted rock musicians guesting. Simon is associated with Breton Celticism, and his most ambitious works are typically on themes linked to Celtic myth and history. Simon achieved fame with his rock opera Excalibur, La Légende des Celtes (Excalibur, The Legend of the Celts) (Sony) in 1999, of which he was both songwriter and producer. The final part of the trilogy, Excalibur III The Origins (Excalibur III: The Origins), was released in 2012 with contributions from John Helliwell (Supertramp), Mick Fleetwood, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), John Wetton (King Crimson, UK, Asia), Les Holroyd (Barclay James Harvest), Bruce Guthro (Runrig), Moya Brennan (Clannad), Geoffrey Downes.

The Delgado Brothers - Learn To Fly (2009)

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The Delgado Brothers - Learn To Fly (2009)

The Delgado Brothers - Learn To Fly (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 391 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans ~ 53 Mb | 00:59:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Roots Rock, R&B, Latin | Bell Asher Records #4441506

Los Angeles jazz, rock and blues jams are frequently heavily infused with latin percussion; Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Alvin Lee guitar licks; George Duke, Willie Dixon, Berry Oakley and James Johnson bass runs; and horns. Oh yes, the horns. Although they rarely take the lead, they act as point and counter-point. Quick blasts of power followed by torrents of blues guitar licks. When the music slows an Angeleno mestizo Eagles sound a mixture of country, blues, folk and rock - predominates. And, of course, all of it is layered in an often hypnotic blues, country or latin-tinged rhythm punctuated by lead and background vocals. That summarizes The Delgado Brothers and the contents of their September 2009 release, Learn to Fly.

Don Cherry / Nana Vasconcelos / Collin Walcott - The Codona Trilogy (2008) [3CDs] {ECM 2033/35}

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Don Cherry / Nana Vasconcelos / Collin Walcott - The Codona Trilogy (2008) [3CDs] {ECM 2033/35}

Don Cherry / Nana Vasconcelos / Collin Walcott - The Codona Trilogy (2008) [3CDs] {ECM 2033/35}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 867MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 295MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Fusion

The art of the improvisers beyond all borders. Preaching equality for all the idioms, anticipating the gathering wave of “world music”, drawing on traditions from all the continents, Codona was like no other band. Its sound: simultaneously poetic and powerfully evocative and stamped, in every second, with character. Summoned into being by Collin Walcott in 1978, the trio provided an utterly original context for Don Cherry’s starkly melodic trumpet and for the multi-instrumentalism of all three players.

Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 126 Mb
Label: Reprise Records | # 7599-27231-2 | Time: 00:40:00
Roots Rock, Slide Guitar Blues, Country Rock, Folk, Tex-Mex

Ry Cooder has always believed in the "mutuality in music," and this may be no more evident in his career than with his fifth album, Chicken Skin Music (a Hawaiian colloquialism, synonymous with goosebumps). Even more than usual, Cooder refuses to recognize borders – geographical or musical – presenting "Stand By Me" as a gospel song with a norteño arrangement, or giving the Jim Reeves country-pop classic, "He'll Have to Go," a bolero rhythm, featuring the interplay of Flaco Jimenez's accordion and Pat Rizzo's alto sax. Elsewhere, he teams with a pair of Hawaiian greats – steel guitarist and singer Gabby Pahinui and slack key guitar master Atta Isaacs – on the Hank Snow hit "Yellow Roses" and the beautiful instrumental "Chloe." If Cooder's approach to the music is stylistically diverse, his choice of material certainly follows suit. Bookended by a couple of Leadbelly compositions, Chicken Skin Music sports a collection of songs ranging from the aforementioned tracks to the charming old minstrel/medicine show number "I Got Mine" and the syncopated R&B of "Smack Dab in the Middle".

Collin Walcott - Grazing Dreams (1977) {ECM 1096}

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Collin Walcott - Grazing Dreams (1977) {ECM 1096}

Collin Walcott - Grazing Dreams (1977) {ECM 1096}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 205MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 109MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

A plaintive, leisurely journey from Collin Walcott, North American pioneer in the art of the jazz sitar and ECM visionary whose life ended all too soon at the age 39. To anyone put off by this summary, I cannot stress enough the soulfulness of his playing. Walcott, who studied with the inimitable Ravi Shankar, does not treat his instrument as a mere substitute. Rather, he awakens the sitar to a whole new method of understanding, constructing a viable world around it rather than simply tossing it into the mix as a gimmick or afterthought.

City of Djinn - City of Djinn (2019)

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City of Djinn - City of Djinn (2019)

City of Djinn - City of Djinn (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:30:54 | 173,44 MB
Folk, World, Downtempo, Drone | Label: Somnimage

City of Djinn is composed of Chicago based musicians Marwan Kamel and Micah Bezold. This multitasking duo creates post-Tarab - a longform sonic tapestry of dark, psychedelic, drone rock that draws from experimental music vernacular as well maqam tradition. Their arsenal of instruments ranges from electric buzuq, modified quarter-tone acoustic-electric guitar, violin, fretless electric guitar, foot pedal drums/cymbals, darbuka, daf, DIY stompbox and samplers.

Steeleye Span - The Lark In The Morning: The Early Years (2003) 2CDs

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Steeleye Span - The Lark In The Morning: The Early Years (2003) 2CDs

Steeleye Span - The Lark In The Morning: The Early Years (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 737 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 284 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
British Folk, British Folk-Rock | Label: Castle Music | # CMDDD781 | Time: 02:01:16

Lark in the Morning: The Early Years is a mid-priced, two-disc rendering of the band's first three records. Remastered for the first time, Hark! the Village Wait, Please to See the King, and Ten Man Mop are featured in their entirety, and in their original sequence, making this an absolute necessity for fans, and a perfect entry point for the uninitiated. Steeleye Span are masters of arrangement, and nowhere is that more evident than on their debut. Though familial tension ran high during its recording, Hark! the Village Wait yielded some of the most agreeable tunes the band ever laid to tape. Beginning with the a cappella "A Calling-On Song," the group established itself as peerless singers, utilizing the dual lead vocals of sirens Gay Woods and Maddy Prior to a tee, particularly on "My Johnny Was a Shoemaker" and "Dark Eyed Sailor." The lineup is legendary, rivaling only Fairport Convention in their Sandy Denny/Richard Thompson heyday. Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks, Tim Hart, future Pogue Terry Woods, and Gay and Maddy produced a landmark album that continues to inspire countless musicians and fans alike.

Jan Garbarek - Eventyr (1981) {ECM 1200}

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Jan Garbarek - Eventyr (1981) {ECM 1200}

Jan Garbarek - Eventyr (1981) {ECM 1200}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 300MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Eventyr means “adventure.” Classical listeners may also recognize it as the name of Frederick Delius’s lovely 1917 tone poem, which is often translated as “Once Upon A Time” to underscore its origins in the folk tale collections of Norwegian scholar Peter Christen Asbjørnsen. Here, the name adorns one of Jan Garbarek’s most recondite efforts to date and, like its own “Once Upon A Time,” houses a world of lessons and signs for those willing enough to interpret them. Joined by John Abercrombie and Nana Vasconcelos, he spins a string of seven improvisations, rounded out by a standard, “East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon” (Brooks Bowman), that doesn’t so much end the album as open us to its nebulous center.

Moacir Santos - Coisas (1965) {2004 Universal Brazil}

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Moacir Santos - Coisas (1965) {2004 Universal Brazil}

Moacir Santos - Coisas (1965) {2004 Universal Brazil}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 170 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 72 mb
Genre: Latin jazz, Brazilian, MPB

Coisas is the 1965 album by Brazilian musician and composer Moacir Santos. This is taken from the 2004 remaster released by Universal Brazil.

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009) [Re-Up]

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Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009) [Re-Up]

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009)
works by Clarice Assad, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Egberto Gismonti,
Sérgio Assad, Roland Dyens, Paulo Bellinati

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Artwork included
Classical Guitar | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10512 | Time: 00:58:43

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet was formed at the Royal College of Music under the guidance of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey. The Quartet has earned a reputation as a dynamic and innovative ensemble, captivating audiences with eclectic repertoire and spell-binding performances. Since its formation, the Quartet has performed extensively across the UK. The group explains how Spirit of Brazil came about: "Both as soloists and as a group, all four of us have been inspired by the music of Brazil. Far from being the national property of Spain, the guitar is integral to the music and culture of Brazil and in this record we have endeavoured to represent a breadth of music, from the classical discipline of Villa-Lobos to the improvisational qualities of Gismonti."