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Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:02 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Beethoven began composing the Missa solemnis in 1819, when he learned that his patron (and pupil) Archduke Rudolph was going to be appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Olmütz. The plan was for the mass to be ready for performance at the enthronement celebrations in March 1820, but one year proved to be too little time. It wasn’t until almost three years later, in January 1823, that Beethoven was able to complete the work.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 422 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 179 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4027
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – but it cooks strongly with a lineup that includes Jackie McLean on alto, Johnny Griffin on tenor, and Bill Hardman on trumpet – all players who bring an unusual degree of bite to these tunes, while still reflecting the lyrical beauty within!
David Bowie - Station to Station (1976) [EMI TOCP-95049, Japan]

David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | EMI TOCP-95049 | ~ 261 or 92 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 6.65 Mb
Rock, Experimental, Glam

Taking the detached plastic soul of Young Americans to an elegant, robotic extreme, Station to Station is a transitional album that creates its own distinctive style. Abandoning any pretense of being a soulman, yet keeping rhythmic elements of soul, David Bowie positions himself as a cold, clinical crooner and explores a variety of style…
Valensia - K.O.S.M.O.S (1996) [2018, Universal Music Japan UICY-78637]

Valensia - K.O.S.M.O.S (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-78637 | ~ 311 or 121 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 121 Mb
Classic Rock, Symphonic Rock, Prog Rock

Valensia's second album "Valensia II" (also known as "K.O.S.M.O.S.") was the first Dutch surround sound CD ever made. It was, again, a success in Japan, but his Dutch record company didn't want to promote it…
The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5104 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5104 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 456 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 246 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1962, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5104
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Between 1958 and 1962, the Three Sounds were one of the most prolific artists on Blue Note, recording over ten albums worth of material during those four years. During all that time, the group never changed their style much, concentrating on lightly swinging, lightly soulful mainstream jazz that balanced jazz and pop standards with bluesy originals. As time progressed, they veered closer to soul-jazz, but each of their records sounded quite similiar and were equally satisfying. Black Orchid, their last album for Blue Note in the early '60s (they would rejoin the label in another four years), was no exception to the rule.

Trix - Junishi (2015) {Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 19, 2018
Trix - Junishi (2015) {Japan}

Trix - Junishi (2015) {Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 335 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 55 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion, Jazz Rock | Electric Bird / King Record Co. #KICJ 696

TRIX was formed in 2004, led by drummer Noriaki Kumagai (ex-Casiopea), with bassist Mitsuru Sutoh (ex-T-Square) and now guitarist Yuya Komoguchi and keyboardist AYAKI has joined the group. Their very ear-catcy music with thrilling techniques, and entertaining stage performance have been widely accepted among fans. Some of their songs are featured as the main theme of TV programs.
The Prestige All Stars - Roots (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5352}

The Prestige All Stars - Roots (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5352}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 188 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 423 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1957, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5352 | Mono | NJLP 8202
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Bebop / Modern Big Band

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. Roots is an album by the Prestige All Stars nominally led by trumpeter Idrees Sulieman recorded in 1957 and released on the New Jazz label. More big-band bop with a stellar cast, it includes Cecil Payne, Pepper Adams, and Idrees Sulieman on saxes and Bill Evans on piano.
Takehiro Honda - What's Going On (1971) {Solid Japan Cardboard Sleeve CDSOL-1482 rel 2012}

Takehiro Honda - What's Going On (1971) {Solid Japan Cardboard Sleeve CDSOL-1482 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 53 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2012 Trio Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-1482
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove

Recorded in the U.S. with arranger Teddy Adams, What's Going On embraces in full the American influences that shape it – the polemical R&B of James Brown and Marvin Gaye looms heavy via covers of "Ain't It Funky Now" and the title cut, while the sound and sensibility clearly draw from West coast soul-jazz innovators like Les McCann and Gerald Wilson. But the curiosity and estrangement inherent in the album's stranger-in-a-strange-land origins are in fact its dominant element: Takehiro Honda doesn't simply channel his myriad influences, he also dissects them, taking them apart and putting them back together to understand how they work. The result is a wonderfully eccentric and heartfelt interpretation of American funk rendered in distinctly Japanese terms – studious but a bit goofy, formal yet passionately groovy.

The Ventures - Best Hit Collection 30 (2018) {Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 18, 2018
The Ventures - Best Hit Collection 30 (2018) {Japan}

The Ventures - Best Hit Collection 30 (2018) {Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 490 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 191 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Instrumental Rock, Surf Rock | Teichiku Records #TECI-21724

The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington. Founded by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, the group in its various incarnations has had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. With over 100 million records sold, the group is the best-selling instrumental band of all time. In 2008, the Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their instrumental virtuosity, experimentation with guitar effects, and unique sound laid the groundwork for innumerable groups, earning them the moniker "The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands". While their popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group remains revered in Japan, where they tour regularly to this day.
Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Black Whip (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90358}

Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Black Whip (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90358}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 177 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90358
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Amazing stuff from Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones! Unlike some of the other players on Prestige during the early 70s – who often got a bit weaker as the decade moved on, thanks to the departure of some of the better forces arranging and producing the records – Jones kept on playing hard, improving his guitar skill to a point where he was riffing and grooving away at a pace that's simply mindblowing when you hear it. Case in point is the mighty "Black Whip", a fantastic bit of funky jazz that cracks back and forth with all the whiplike qualities hinted at in the title – and which has a totally infectious jazz dance groove that always gets us on the floor. Other titles include the original groovers "Freak Off" and "Crank Me Up", both tasty numbers, plus some mellow pop covers like "My Love" and "Daniel".