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VA - The Best Of Lounge Music (2011)[6xCD, Compilation]  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 18, 2018
VA - The Best Of Lounge Music (2011)[6xCD, Compilation]

VA - The Best Of Lounge Music (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Wagram Music, 3217582 | ~ 3063 or 1330 Mb | Scans -> 133 Mb
Lounge, Chillout, Jazzy, Acid Jazz, Cool Jazz

Lounge music is a type of easy listening music popular in the 1950s and 1960s. It may be meant to evoke in the listeners the feeling of being in a place, usually with a tranquil theme, such as a jungle, an island paradise or outer space. The range of lounge music encompasses beautiful music–influenced instrumentals, modern electronica (with chillout, and downtempo influences), while remaining thematically focused on its retro-space-age cultural elements…

VA - Dead Presidents: Music From The Motion Picture (1995)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at July 16, 2018
VA - Dead Presidents: Music From The Motion Picture (1995)

VA - Dead Presidents: Music From The Motion Picture (1995)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 465 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Label: Underworld / Capitol Compact Disc | # 7243 8 32438 2 2 | 01:14:36
Soundtrack, Blaxploitation, Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues

The soundtrack to the Hughes Brothers' tribute to early-'70s blaxploitation gets the sound of the era right, featuring hits by the O'Jays, the Spinners, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, among others. The inclusion of Danny Elfman's instrumental theme interrupts the flow of the album, but for the most part, Dead Presidents is a first-rate collection of prime soul.
Elmer Bernstein - Trading Places: Music From The Motion Picture (1983) Expanded Remastered Limited Edition 2011 [Repost]

Elmer Bernstein - Trading Places: Music From The Motion Picture (1983)
Expanded Remastered Limited Edition 2011

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 241 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 189 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: La-La Land | # LLLCD 1194 | 00:47:57

Presenting the world premiere release of the original motion picture score to the 1983 Paramount Pictures comedy classic TRADING PLACES, starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche, and directed by John Landis. Legendary composer Elmer Bernstein (THE GREAT ESCAPE, ANIMAL HOUSE, GHOSTBUSTERS, AIRPLANE) adapts Mozart s The Marriage of Figaro and compliments it with his own original material to create an impeccably elegant score that provides pitch-perfect support for what is considered to be one of the great 80 s comedies a social satire that is perhaps even more relevant now than it was upon its initial release. Produced from a 1/2 3-track LCR source in the Paramount archives, this special release also features source music from the film as well as alternate cues. Jeff Bond provides in-depth liner notes that include new comments from director John Landis.
Christopher Herrick - Bach: The Complete Organ Music (2002) (16 CDs Box Set)

Christopher Herrick - Bach: The Complete Organ Music (2002) (16 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 16 CDs, 19:34:45 min | Cover & Booklet (.pdf) | 4,65 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Hyperion Records

Seven different organs from the Swiss firm of Metzler carry the weight of the project, which is where Herrick's consistency begins. Other complete Bach collections use many and varied makes and locations in the hope of keeping our interest alive. Herrick's journey brings us a sound that has enough variety to show the Metzler's ability to bear a responsible approach to Bach despite their modern construction.

The Fratellis - Costello Music (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 14, 2018
The Fratellis - Costello Music (2006)

The Fratellis - Costello Music (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Indie Rock, Garage Rock | Label: Drop The Gun Recordings | # 1707193 | 00:44:22

Brash, melodic, and imbued with a more-than-healthy sense of British rock tradition, the Fratellis and their debut album, Costello Music, come across almost like a caricature of bands like the Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, and Arctic Monkeys – but at least it's a flattering one. The Fratellis take themselves a lot less seriously than some of the other laddish bands popular in the U.K. in the late 2000s, and emphasize hooks and fun rather than samey-sounding rock. Songs like "Baby Fratelli" and "The Gutterati" have a singalong simplicity, and it feels like the band puts as many "la la la"s and "ba da ba"s into each song as they can – and then try to cram in a few more. Costello Music's best tracks go even farther with the band's fun-only agenda; it's easy to hear why "Flathead" – which switches between grinding, aggressive verses and a downright giddy chorus with more of those "ba da bop a dah" hooks – was picked to soundtrack a fittingly day-glo, kinetic iPod TV commercial. The outstanding single "Chelsea Dagger" is just as vibrant, a swaggering glam rock nugget with pints-aloft choruses. "Henrietta"'s loopy catchiness owes a debt to vaudeville or musical comedy, and not just because Jon Fratelli sings "wa wa wa waaaahhh" along with the guitar solo; "For the Girl," meanwhile, has a melody so strong, it could've been a hit anytime between the '60s and the '90s.

VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at July 13, 2018
VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)

VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 236 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 105 Mb | Covers included
Label: Lost Highway/HBO | # 075021036727 | Time: 00:44:03
Soundtrack, Country-Folk, Country-Blues, Country-Rock

The West of veteran TV writer/Deadwoodcreator David Milch is as grim as it is gritty, sprinkled with salty dialogue and punctuated by sudden brutality and raw sexuality. The original soundtrack cues by composer David Schwartz (represented here by his evocative show theme), Michael Brook and Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek play off that vision with often stark rootsiness. But it's the series' rich slate of songs – choices whose inventiveness often rivals that of The Sopranos – that consistently reinforce its all-too-human drama, if not the crusty veneer. This collection gathers the best songs from the series' first season, coloring the milieu with evocative hillbilly romps like Michael Hurley's "Hog of the Forsaken" and the a capella grace of Margaret's Native American "Creek Lullaby." But the collection's musical eclecticism stretches far beyond mere genre concerns, variously encompassing the nascent jazz of Jelly Roll Morton (a rollicking "Stars and Stripes Forever"), Delta blues of Bukka White and Mississippi John Hurt and even Gustavo Santaolalla's hypnotic Brazilian fretwork. But the collection's country and folk-tinged performances are its most resonant, whether invoking earthy traditions (the gospel fervor of the late June Carter Cash's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's more heretical "God and Man") or more contemporary stylings like Lyle Lovett's "Old Friend" and the gentle "Twisted Little Man" by Michael J. Sheehy.
Steven Osborne - Maurice Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music (2011) 2CDs

Steven Osborne - Maurice Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 328 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67731-2 | Time: 02:22:53

A complete survey of Ravel’s piano music is an especially challenging prospect for any pianist. It is not merely that this sublime music frequently demands exceptional, post-Lisztian virtuosity. Beyond such dexterity is the fact that, as Steven Osborne observes in this recording’s booklet, the composer’s fear of repeating himself ensure that the lessons from one work can rarely be transferred to the next. This is not merely the aesthetic change from the nightmarish imagery of Gaspard de la nuit to the elegant neo-classicism of Le tombeau de Couperin. Ravel essentially re-imagined how to write for the piano with each significant work. Osborne is more than up to the task. The contrasting fireworks of the ‘Toccata’ from Le tombeau and ‘Alborada del gracioso’ (Miroirs) are despatched with relish, the piano exploding with power in the latter after a disarmingly impish opening. The Sonatine has a refined insouciance, while the love bestowed upon each note is clear. Then there are the numerous moments of sustained control, such as the shimmering opening pages of Gaspard. Sometimes changes of spirit occur effortlessly within a piece. Having been a model of clarity in the ‘Prelude’ from Le tombeau, Osborne treats the codetta not as a brisk flourish, but as if this particular vision of the 18th century is dissolving beneath his fingers.
VA - Retrospective: The Music of Mad Men (2015) [Official Digital Download]

VA - Retrospective: The Music of Mad Men (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 75:48 minutes | 823 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The ultimate soundtrack for the acclaimed TV series features songs used in the show. Most of them come from the show’s time period in the 1960s and 1970s, but the album also includes three songs by cast members, two selections by composer David Carbonara, one song by The Decemberists, and RJD2’s theme song.
Hsiao-mei Ku, Ning Lu - Ma Sicong: Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2 (2010)

Ma Sicong: Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2 (2010)
Hsiao-mei Ku (violin) & Ning Lu (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570605 | Time: 01:04:54

The Chinese composer and violinist Ma Sicong was born in Haifeng in Guangdong (Canton) province in 1912, and was among the relatively few Chinese musicians of his generation to study abroad. He settled in America in 1967. The music on this disc embraces contrasting moods, each imbued with Ma Sicong’s abiding love for his homeland and combining Chinese inspiration with Western musical techniques. Shortly after composing the Rondo No. 4 he wrote this heartbreaking entry in his diary: ‘When can I end my exile? Nobody knows.’
Patrick Gowers - Sherlock Holmes: Music from the Granada Television (2000) [Re-Up]

Patrick Gowers - Sherlock Holmes: Music from the Granada Television (2000)
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, The Gabrieli String Quartet, The Wren Orchestra of London

EAC | WavPack (Image) + cue.+log ~ 242 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Jay Productions Ltd | # CDJAY-1334 | 00:56:03

Patrick Gowers' score for the Grenada Television series about A. Conan Doyle's consulting detective has become almost as closely linked to Sherlock Holmes in the minds of fans as star Jeremy Brett (1933-1995). But those with no interest in Holmes can also enjoy this recording. Gowers' musical eloquence is richly displayed in these widely diverse, yet cohesive, tracks. Gowers begins the recording with "221B Baker Street," the vivacious theme (performed on Holmes' instrument, the violin, by Kenneth Sillito) that brings to mind Holmes' classic alarm call, "Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot. Not a word!" The cohesiveness of the album comes from Gowers' variations on this theme found throughout the rest of the recording. But the diversity within this cohesiveness is what is remarkable.