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Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost (2013) {4AD-Nonesuch CAD3306CD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 25, 2018
Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost (2013) {4AD-Nonesuch CAD3306CD}

Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost (2013) {4AD CAD3306CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 247 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 4AD / Nonesuch | CAD3306CD
Indie Folk / Indie Rock / Indie Pop / Blues / Jazz / Soft Rock

After expanding his intimate indie folk sound about as far as it could go on the last Iron & Wine album, Kiss Each Other Clean, Sam Beam (and trusty producer Brian Deck) take a step back on Ghost on Ghost and deliver something less suited for large arenas and more late-night jazz club-sized. The arrangements on that album were stuffed with instruments and seemed built to reach the back row; this time there are still plenty of horns, violins, and female backing vocals in the mix, but they are employed with a much lighter touch. Working with jazz drummer Brian Blade and a standup bass and mixing together elements of country, jazz, indie rock, and soft rock, the album has a much more intimate feel that suits Beam's quietly soulful vocals much more naturally.

The National - High Violet (2010) {4AD CAD 3X03CD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 8, 2017
The National - High Violet (2010) {4AD CAD 3X03CD}

The National - High Violet (2010) {4AD CAD 3X03CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 313 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 4AD Records | CAD 3X03CD
Rock / Indie Rock / Alternative / Chamber Pop / Sadcore

The National have worn a lot of hats since their 2001 debut, but they’ve never been able to shake the rural, book-smart, quiet malevolence of the Midwest. The Brooklyn-groomed, Ohio-bred indie rock quintet’s fifth full-length album navigates that lonely dirt road where swagger meets desperation like a seasoned tour guide, and while it may take a few songs to get going, there are treasures to be found for patient passengers. The National's profile rose considerably after 2007’s critically acclaimed The Boxer, and they have used that capital to craft a flawed gem of a record that highlights their strengths and weaknesses with copious amounts of red ink.

The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) {4AD CAD3315CD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 19, 2017
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) {4AD CAD3315CD}

The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013) {4AD CAD3315CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 348 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 176 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 4AD / The National | CAD3315CD
Rock / Indie Rock / Alternative / Chamber Pop / Sadcore

Upon first spin, Trouble Will Find Me, the warm, wistful, and weary sixth long-player from The National, sounds a lot like 2010's warm, wistful, and weary High Violet, but where the former was built on a foundation of suburban despondency and casual, middle class self-destruction (and skillfully juggled melodrama and dark comedy), the latter feels mired in regret, seeking refuge in the arms of old friends and lost lovers, sounding for all the world like a single cube of ice lazily swirling about a recently drained tumbler of single malt scotch, a notion best intoned on early album standout "Demons," which casually announces "I am secretly in love with everyone I grew up with."

M. Ward - Post-War (2006) {4AD CAD2611CD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 13, 2017
M. Ward - Post-War (2006) {4AD CAD2611CD}

M. Ward - Post-War (2006) {4AD CAD2611CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 46 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 4AD Ltd. | CAD2611CD
Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Rock / Alternative Singer-Songwriter / Adult Alternative Pop

Laconic California indie minstrel M. Ward's fifth offering is a thrift shop photo album filled with histories that may or may not have been, dust bowl carnival rides, and slices of sunlit Western Americana so thick that you need a broom to sweep up the bits that fall off of the knife. Ward makes records that sound like he just wandered in off the street with a few friends and hit the record button, but what would feel lazy and unfocused in less confident hands comes off like a tutorial in old-school songwriting and performance that hearkens back to the days of Hank Williams and Leadbelly if they had had access to a modern-day studio.

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant (2012) {4AD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 27, 2013
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant (2012) {4AD}

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant (2012) {4AD}
XLD rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 285 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2012 4AD | CAD 3231CD
Rock / Alternative / Indie Rock

It's not surprising that David Byrne and St. Vincent's Annie Clark were drawn to work together. While they're hardly sound-alikes, they are both keen but somewhat detached observers of the human condition who make music that's equally cerebral and passionate. However, it is somewhat surprising to learn that they created their collaboration Love This Giant largely online, meeting in the studio together with their team of musicians and producers a handful of times during the album's three-year gestation period, because they're on such a harmonious wavelength throughout it. Though the album's brass-driven sound suggests Byrne's post-Talking Heads work more than St. Vincent's guitar acrobatics (Clark fans may be disappointed that her playing is relegated to the sidelines here, albeit artfully so), it was actually Clark's idea to write these songs for a brass band when the project began as a handful of songs the duo was going to perform in a bookstore.

Pixies - Debaser (Live) [4AD BAD D 7010 CD] {UK 1997}  Music

Posted by luckburz at March 29, 2012
Pixies - Debaser (Live) [4AD BAD D 7010 CD] {UK 1997}

Pixies - Debaser (Live)
FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Lossless Artwork | Size: 113 MB + Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: 4AD BAD D 7010 CD | Country/Year: UK 1997
Genre: Alternative Rock | Hoster: FP/FF

Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995) {4AD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 29, 2010
Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995) {4AD}

Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995) {4AD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 352 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (png) -> 78 Mb
© 1995 4AD | CAD 5009 CD
Rock / Alternative / Indie Rock / World Fusion


Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995) {4AD}

Lisa Gerrard was so indelibly and obviously a part of what made Dead Can Dance what it is that it's little wonder that The Mirror Pool feels essentially like a continuation of that band's haunting, vast atmospheres. Without Brendan Perry's deep, rolling voice as a contrast, Gerrard's sky-sweeping abilities transform the entire recording into a truly mystical experience. The use of Australia's Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra on many tracks continues the tradition of strong arrangements in Gerrard's work, thanks to the abilities of John Bonnar, who conducts as well as performs at other points.
Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights (1982) [Reissue 2004] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights (1982) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:58 minutes | Scans included | 1,16 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 825 MB
The Roma Trio - Ciao Ciao Bambina (2008) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Roma Trio - Ciao Ciao Bambina (2008) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:07 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,05 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,44 GB

Following the trios led by Stefano Bollani and Giovanni Guidi, Roma Trio is another splendid piano trio from Italy that debuted on Venus Records. The youngish trio consists of pianist Luca Mannutza, bassist Gianluca Renzi and drummer Nicola Angelucci. They are all up-and-coming artists who have played with Paolo Fresu, Steve Grossman, Fabrizio Bosso, Marc Johnson and Giovanni Mirabassi. The Italian jazz scene is really hot right now, and this trio is one of the top groups in the country.
Ann Hampton Callaway - Blues In The Night (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ann Hampton Callaway - Blues In The Night (2006)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:14 minutes | Artwork | 3,66 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork | 1,15 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63641

Ann Hampton Callaway is not your typical jazz songbird. For one thing, she's an accomplished and award-winning songwriter, which is unusual in a field dominated by interpreters. But what's most surprising is her voice – it's a low alto instrument with a rich, dark, butterscotchy tone, and when she gets way down into her lower range the effect can be downright startling.