Andy Summers The X Tracks (2005)

Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Jan. 9, 2016
Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)

Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)
Jazz, Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73 min | 168 MB
Label: Flickering Shadow | Rel: 2005

X Tracks: Best of Andy Summers covers the years 1997-2002, essentially his stint at RCA. If you haven't followed his post-Police career, you might be somewhat surprised at his jazz leanings. Texturally, he flirts with smooth jazz at times, but his penchant for dissonance keeps him out of that camp. There are a handful of original compositions alongside pieces by Monk, Mingus, and Wayne Shorter. Q-Tip's reading from Mingus' Beneath the Underdog on "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" does little to add to the tune, beyond differentiating it from Jeff Beck's version, but the way Summers handles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" with an added horn section is great. Similarly, Sting's turn on vocals on the overdone "'Round Midnight" is serviceable, but the way Summers digs into Monk's bag of dissonance and crazy intervals on "Think of One" shows a deep understanding and feel for Monk's music.

Andy Summers - The Golden Wire (1989)  Music

Posted by uff at Oct. 16, 2013
Andy Summers - The Golden Wire (1989)

Andy Summers - The Golden Wire (1989)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Private Music 2048-2-P | rel: 1989 | 310Mb

An atmospheric collection of compositions that would be the perfect backdrop for vistas of sunsets in exotic lands, Summers went a little more mainstream with this release than he had with Mysterious Barricades and his two projects with Robert Fripp. The textures here have more in common with his work as guitarist for the Police, though his playing is better highlighted in this solo context.

Andy Summers - The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 10, 2011
Andy Summers - The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997)

Andy Summers - The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RCA-Victor (09026-68937-2)

Though perhaps best (or at least better) known for his work with the Police, guitarist Andy Summers seems to be doing rather well for himself. He may not be filling arenas and attracting screaming teenage girls, but their mothers can scream pretty loud as well, and as it is to them that Summers now appears to be playing, his maturity and ability to look forward work in his favor. Backed by bassist Tony Levin and drummer Gregg Bissonette, Summers works well as a frontman. A captivatingly atmospheric voyage round Summers's bleached jazz roots. Dominated unsurprisingly by Summers's intricate fretwork, these 11 instrumentals comprise chiefly originals and homages to jazz maestros.

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)  Music

Posted by uff at Oct. 23, 2014
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
A&M UICY-9240 | rel: 2002 | 235Mb

Many a guitar fan would have predicted that a summit between legendary guitarists Andy Summers (the Police) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) would result in a guitar solofest. But the music on their first collaboration together, I Advance Masked, stresses guitar textures and moods over indulgent soloing. Although the recording sessions weren't entirely enjoyable for Summers (who was experiencing marital problems at the time), some very beautiful music can be found on the resulting album.

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked  Music

Posted by melloman at Nov. 11, 2009
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked
FLAC (separated tracks), Log, Cue | EAC + FLAC Frontend | 220 MB
5% recovery | No scan | Progressive rock, Eclectic Rock | A&M Records. Released 1982.

Many a guitar fan would have predicted that a summit between legendary guitarists Andy Summers (the Police) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) would result in a guitar solofest. But the music on their first collaboration together, I Advance Masked, stresses guitar textures and moods over indulgent soloing. Although the recording sessions weren't entirely enjoyable for Summers (who was experiencing marital problems at the time), some very beautiful music can be found on the resulting album. The music for the track "Girl on a Swing" does an excellent job of conveying the song's title in one's mind, and the duo's guitars weave wonderful polyrhythmic guitar lines throughout "China – Yellow Leader." "The Truth of Skies" is an atmospheric piece, created by a wash of keyboard sounds and guitar dissonance, while "New Marimba" would have sounded right at home on an early-'80s King Crimson album. I Advance Masked has a dreamlike quality to it, and is definitely not typical rock music. It's highly recommended to fans of these two great and original guitarists. ~ by Greg Prato

The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 1, 2017
The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}

The National - Alligator (2005) {Beggars Banquet BBQCD 241}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 329 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Beggars Banquet Records | BBQCD 241
Rock / Indie Rock / Alternative / Chamber Pop / Sadcore

The National may sound like a garage band turned down, but there's as much primal energy lurking behind Alligator as in any mop-topped group of city kids with bloodstained Danelectros in a dusty warehouse. While Matt Berninger's lyrics and conversational delivery rely heavily on the kind of literate self-absorption that fuels so much of the indie rock scene today, he never comes off as preachy or unaware that the world would manage just fine without him; rather, he uses metaphor and humor as bullet points for a profound sense of displacement and anger. Out-of-the-blue statements like "f*ck me and make me a drink," from the brooding but lovely "Karen," are effective because the listener is brought into the story slowly, almost amiably, before being led to the plank.

Gandalf The Grey - The Tin Angel (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 23, 2017
Gandalf The Grey - The Tin Angel (2005)

Gandalf The Grey - The Tin Angel (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 227 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Folk, Folk Rock | Gear Fab Records #GF-212

Gear Fab's excavation of the recorded history of Greenwich Village folkie Chris Wilson continued apace with this follow-up to The Grey Wizard Am I (itself reissued three years earlier by the archival label). You needn't be a total sci-fi/fantasy dork to enjoy that 1972-vintage album, though it certainly doesn't hurt. Those with less esoteric – okay, less geeky – tastes, on the other hand, probably felt the Tolkien-themed lyricism was more than a little bit twee and precious. Even more well-adjusted, down-to-earth listeners, however, might find themselves charmed by parts of The Tin Angel. Firstly, the music itself is more diverse and, consequently, has a far broader appeal…

Modey Lemon - The Curious City (2005) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 17, 2017
Modey Lemon - The Curious City (2005) [Re-Up]

Modey Lemon - The Curious City (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Garage Rock, Garage Punk, Alternative Rock | Label: Mute | # CDSTUMM238 | 00:54:24

The Modey Lemon's Phil Boyd (guitars, Moogs, vocals) and Paul Quattrone (drums) invited Jason Kirker to join the band on bass and keys after he produced Thunder + Lightning. But that's not the only change on 2005's Curious City. In the band's earlier work, Boyd sang in a slithering rasp that matched Modey's blues-punk skuzz ably, if only satisfactorily. But on City his suddenly clearer vocals are the key hinge to mounting blasts of hellacious Moog noise and weird melodies that slink from under the belly of classic rock & roll. (On Curious they're weird even when quiet, as the downcast Animals redux "Countries" proves.) The background of "Fingers, Drains" warbles in heat and melting instrument noises, and Boyd's vocal on it is downright sultry. Meanwhile "Sleep Walkers" is some of the most efficient music Modey Lemon's ever made; it sounds like a lost Golden Earring B-side with its throbbing bass and insistent drum clap.

Concept - The Divine Cage (2005) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 27, 2017
Concept - The Divine Cage (2005) [Japanese Ed.]

Concept - The Divine Cage (2005) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 474 Mb | Scans | 33 Mb | Time: 01:01:42
Soundholic | TKCS-85114
Progressive/Power Metal

The Divine Cage is the second studio album by the Italian progressive power metal band Concept. The Japanese edition (including bonus) was published by the label Soundholic. Although Concept's "The Divine Cage" certainly is not a bad release, it sure is yet another power metal cd on which one should not expect innovating songs. They seem to have been listening to bands as Symphony X, Angra and Dream Theater very well. The progressive elements are present in such a large extent, that most of the songs tend more to progressive than to power metal.

Andy Summers - Triboluminescence (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 17, 2017
Andy Summers - Triboluminescence (2017)

Andy Summers - Triboluminescence
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 51:18 min | 289 MB
Label: Flickering Shadow Productions – 5055300391902 | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz Fusion

2017 release from the veteran British guitarist. Andy Summers rose to fame in the early 1980's as the guitarist of the multi-million record selling rock band - The Police. The Police were the #1 band of the time and dominated the music scene and the media in the '80s with several #1 records. Summers' innovative guitar playing created a new paradigm for guitarists in this period and has been widely imitated ever since.