80s V.a. Hits

V.A. - Hits For Kids - Platsch ! - (2005)  Music

Posted by L@ter at May 3, 2007
V.A. - Hits For Kids - Platsch ! - (2005)

V.A. - Hits For Kids - Platsch ! - (2005)
Compilation | MP3 192 Kbps | 108,46 min | 160,83 Mb | Covers
V.A. - Jazz & Cinema Vol. 3 [Recorded 1959-1961] (2001) (Repost)

V.A. - Jazz & Cinema Vol. 3 [Recorded 1959-1961] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 208 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (548 793-2)

The Jazz in Paris: Jazz and Cinema series of Verve CD reissues examines jazz recorded for French film soundtracks in the late '50s and early '60s. This third compilation is the least successful of the first three, as few of the tracks stand on their own merit away from the movies they accompanied. Written for the film Les Loups Dans la Bergerie, the compositions of Serge Gainsbourg might be labeled cool, though they are rarely given time to develop and feature no major soloists in Alan Gouraguer's arrangements. Less successful are Andre Hodeir's somewhat boppish charts for Les Tripe au Soleil, which have extremely distracting scat vocals by Christiane Legrand that frequently seem off-key. The best of the lot is a remake of four songs composed by Freddie Redd for The Connection, which began life as a play…
V.A. - Jazz & Cinéma Vol. 2 [Recorded 1958-1961] (2000) (Repost)

V.A. - Jazz & Cinema Vol. 2 [Recorded 1958-1961] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 274 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 044-2)

This compilation in the Verve Jazz in Paris reissue series gathers three separate recording sessions originally issued on various French EP discs. The first four tracks were recorded for the movie Les Tricheurs, with Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Gus Johnson backing various horn soloists. The title track is a blues, composed on the spot, featuring Stan Getz and Roy Eldridge; the trumpeter easily wins the solo battle as Getz is a bit sloppy with several reed squeaks during his chance. Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, and Eldridge each are individually featured performing originals with the rhythm section, with Gillespie taking top honors for his driving bop tune "Mic's Jump"…

V.A. - Jazz & Cinéma Vol. 1 [Recorded 1959] (2000) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 21, 2018
V.A. - Jazz & Cinéma Vol. 1 [Recorded 1959] (2000) (Repost)

V.A. - Jazz & Cinéma Vol. 1 [Recorded 1959] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 203 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (548 318-2)

This compilation in Verve's laudable Jazz in Paris reissue series features two separate soundtracks of original music. The first features a dozen works by French saxophonist Barney Wilen, written for Edouard Molinaro's Un Témoin dans la Ville, with a quintet consisting of Kenny Dorham, Duke Jordan, Kenny Clarke, and bassist Paul Rovere. While many of the pieces were only heard as musical fragments in the film, and several of them are little more than a brief chorus or two in recorded form, the music doesn't need visuals to be effective. Best is Wilen's sole appearance on soprano sax, the mellow duo ballad with Jordan of "Mélodie pour les Radio-Taxis"…
V.A. - Louis Armstrong And Friends [Recorded 1933-39] (2001) (Repost)

V.A. - Louis Armstrong And Friends [Recorded 1933-39] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 979-2)

The title of this compilation is a bit misleading, as Louis Armstrong only appears on seven of the CD's 20 tracks. All of them were recorded during a visit by the trumpeter to France in 1934 and were made on the sly, since he was under an exclusive contract to another label. The all-stars were primarily European musicians assembled for the session, though pianist Herman Chittison, a fellow American, makes his mark in "Super Tiger Rag," along with the leader's crisp, high-note solo. They compare favorably with some of Armstrong's later work back home with larger orchestras, but for the most part, the music is of minimal interest aside from his contributions…
V.A. - From Here To Tranquility Vol. 7: The Renaissance Continues (2016)

V.A. - From Here To Tranquility Vol. 7: The Renaissance Continues (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 856 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 405 MB | Front cover
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Silent Records

We shade our ambient in sound colors light and dark. Signals in and out of the calm and stillness of what is left unsaid. Treasured roadmaps. Coded experiments. We retouch the mindset of the past and turn to the future. We 360, deeply in space. We craft, and we flow onward. Here are new stories for each rhythm of sun and moon to earth and back. This is where the weave of light is one world, the weave of dark another. Together, they form a voice of contrast. Illumination. Connectivity. Immersion. Clarity. This is the music that forever drifts in our soul. This is our silent renaissance.

V.A. - From Here To Tranquility Vol. 6: The Renaissance (2016)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 13, 2018
V.A. - From Here To Tranquility Vol. 6: The Renaissance (2016)

V.A. - From Here To Tranquility Vol. 6: The Renaissance (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 602 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 252 MB | Front cover
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Silent Records

We shade our ambient in sound colors light and dark. Signals in and out of the calm and stillness of what is left unsaid. Treasured roadmaps. Coded experiments. We retouch the mindset of the past and turn to the future. We 360, deeply in space. We craft, and we flow onward. Here are new stories for each rhythm of sun and moon to earth and back. This is where the weave of light is one world, the weave of dark another. Together, they form a voice of contrast. Illumination. Connectivity. Immersion. Clarity. This is the music that forever drifts in our soul. This is our silent renaissance.

V.A. - Quadrivium Vol. 1 [EP] (2018)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 12, 2018
V.A. - Quadrivium Vol. 1 [EP] (2018)

V.A. - Quadrivium Vol. 1 [EP] (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 181 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 69 MB | Front cover
Genre: Deep House | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Steyoyoke

To kick off our 6th year, Steyoyoke Recordings is thrilled to unveil “Quadrivium”. A brand new project where each volume will feature four tracks from four different artists. Volume 01 presents tracks from talented producers such as Matchy & Lunar Plane, Strinner, Lost Soul and K.A.L.I.L.. Matchy and Lunar Plane open the EP with an original track titled “Brahman”. Its infectious beat instantly sets on a journey through light and dark where a hypnotizing dialogue of synths unveils wonders. Next up is “Continuum” by Strinner. The track starts off with strong beats that awaken emotions while melodies emerge in a constant motion of progressive rhythm and echoing synths…
Giving Up the Ghost: A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted

Giving Up the Ghost: A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted by Eric Nuzum
English | August 7th, 2012 | ASIN: B0078XCLMC, ISBN: 0385342438 | 321 Pages | EPUB | 2.91 MB

At once hilarious and incredibly moving, Giving Up the Ghost is a memoir of lost love and second chances, and a ghost story like no other.
V.A. - From Here To Tranquility Vol. 8: The Darkened Path (2017)

V.A. - From Here To Tranquility Vol. 8: The Darkened Path (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 323 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 191 MB | Front cover
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Silent Records

On a somewhat darker note, we find #8 in the From Here To Tranquility series on Silent Records, curated and founded by Kim Cascone. This edition "addresses the pervasive darkness we find in the world today", and does so with 80 minutes of contemplative soundscapes with a retro-touch by Scott Gibbons, Kris Force, Chris Meloche, Dead Voices on Air, Michal Seta, Pragma, David Metcalfe, Legion Of Green Men, Aume, Meterpool, Mike Rooke and David Lee Myers. Not the most familiar names perhaps, and the music can be quite different in nature (a quiet atmospheric field recording track by Chris Meloche can easily be followed by a rather aggressive noise track from Dead Voices on Air), but you can simply count on Kim Cascone’s experience in selecting quality sounds.