Breath 2007

Faithful Breath - Back On My Hill (1980) / Live (1986) [Reissue 2007] {2in1}

Faithful Breath - Back On My Hill (1980) / Live (1986) [Reissue 2007] {2in1}
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 496 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 185 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:12:34
Not On Label | none
Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

This German band released a couple of progressive albums before turning into heavy metal in the 80's. Their debut "Fading Beauty" was a fairly decent attempt at making lush and atmospheric symphonic progressive rock. Faithful Breath's second album was reportedly finished in 1978, but did for several unknown reasons not see the light of day before two years later. "Back On My Hill" showed that they had improved a lot since the debut, and stands probably as their best one. What you get here is a much tighter, more energetic and dynamic band.
Faithful Breath - 2 Studio Albums (1974-1980) [Reissue 2005-2007] (Repost)

Faithful Breath - 2 Studio Albums (1974-1980) [Reissue 2005-2007]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 492 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 200 MB | Covers - 239 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights

Those connecting Faithful Breath from Bochum with hard rock are right as regards their later works. In the beginning, however, they played psychedelia, then, initiated by their keyboarder Manfred von Buttlar, symphonic rock dominated by Mellotron. Their first LP is considered to be their best work: "Fading Beauty", recorded at the end of 1973 and released as a private pressing in early 1974. Especially the long track "Tharsis", occupying an entire side of the LP, is a real masterpiece. Already in 1991, the LP was released as a CD in the U.S. As it was no longer available, however, a re-release was overdue, which has been made from the master tape…

Anita O'Day - Live in Tokyo '63 (2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 20, 2017
Anita O'Day - Live in Tokyo '63 (2007)

Anita O'Day - Live in Tokyo '63 (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 117.94 Mb | 39:44 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Label: Kayo (9-10185-2)

In 1963, Anita O'Day was still under contract to Verve when she recorded this album for a Japanese television special. Rare in O'Day's catalog (she has very few live records between the '40s and '70s), it's an excellent chance to hear one of the most breath-taking, free-swinging jazz vocalists appearing in a setting even more loose than her great Verve dates. The results, though, aren't quite perfection – yes, O'Day is in great voice (despite a little grit to her vocals), while the songs and arrangements are great too, but there's no response from the audience available on this recording (even when she's egging them on). Songs cut off and the sound quality isn't up to par for the digital age. A little more attention to detail by the compilers would have made this a great performance, instead of one that's recommended only for those who can't get enough Anita O'Day.

La Venexiana - Monteverdi: Quinto Libro dei Madrigali (2007)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 6, 2017
La Venexiana - Monteverdi: Quinto Libro dei Madrigali (2007)

La Venexiana - Monteverdi: Quinto Libro dei Madrigali (2007)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:10 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 920925

With the release of Monteverdi's Fifth Book of Madrigals, La Venexiana, the extraordinary ensemble founded and led by countertenor Claudio Cavina, comes close to completing its cycle of Monteverdi's nine volumes for Glossa, with only the first and last books left to record. The Fifth Book, published just before Monteverdi wrote Orfeo, is a pivotal collection that incorporates conventions both of Renaissance madrigals and of the emerging Baroque. La Venexiana's performance is notable for its musical and emotional intensity.

Claire Kuo / Guo Jing - Collection (2007-2016)  Music

Posted by murena at Aug. 27, 2017
Claire Kuo / Guo Jing - Collection (2007-2016)

Claire Kuo / Guo Jing - Collection (2007-2016)
MP3 320 kbps | 11 albums, 08:26:16 min | Covers included | 1,14 Gb
Genre: Chinese pop, Mandopop

Claire Kuo (born Kuo Po-yu on August 5, 1980) is a Taiwanese singer and television host. The daughter of a restaurant owner, Kuo graduated from Shih Hsin University and was a competitive cheerleader. After performing soundtracks for a number of Taiwanese television series, she released her debut album I Don't Want to Forget You in 2007, which garnered her numerous awards including Best Newcomer.

Naikaku - Live at BajaProg 2007 Official Bootleg (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 27, 2017
Naikaku - Live at BajaProg 2007 Official Bootleg (2007)

Naikaku - Live at BajaProg 2007 Official Bootleg (2007)
DVD9: AVC, NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Progressive Rock / Fusion | Scans Included | 01:34:00 | ~ 4.38 Gb

From Japan, an already consecrated prog state of art, comes - close in modern, alternative and resonating times - the band NAIKAKU (full name is Naikaku-No-Wa, with the meaning of Internal Nuclear Tide). At first Satoshi Kobayashi (bass) and Kazumi Suzuki (flute) formed the band, in mid-1998, and initiated their music, but eventually the lineup grew towards an eclectic sextet, drummer Norimitsu Endo, guitarist and trumpeter Mitsuo Muraoka, flutist Naoko Higashi and guitarist Kei Fushimi joining…

National Geographic - Science of Babies (2007)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Aug. 14, 2017
National Geographic - Science of Babies (2007)

National Geographic - Science of Babies (2007)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .AVI/XviD @ 3996 Kbps | 50 min 20 s | 1.45 GB
Audio: English MP3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary, Science, Health-Medical

As new parents can attest, children develop so much in the first year of their life it's hard to keep up. From the moment they draw their initial breath - itself an incredibly complicated biological feat - to their first steps, it's a year of remarkable development.

Nightwish - Dark Passion Play (2007) [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 2, 2017
Nightwish - Dark Passion Play (2007) [Japanese Edition]

Nightwish - Dark Passion Play (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2012 | Universal Music, UICN-15007 | ~ 582 or 191 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 101 Mb
Symphonic Power Metal

Judging from the way Dark Passion Play starts out, it's understandable to assume that it's some sort of opera aria. But hold tight, dear friends, because from out of nowhere metal guitar riffs come swooping in. That's Nightwish for ya – a Finnish quintet that had been walking the line between symphonic and metallic for ten years by the time of this 2007 release. The album signals the arrival of new singer Anette Olson (who replaced longtime member Tarja Turunen), but for longtime fans worried that this lineup shuffle may alter the band's sound and direction, there's no reason to fret – Nightwish are as bombastic and dramatic as ever…

Naikaku - Live 2006 Official Bootlegt (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 18, 2017
Naikaku - Live 2006 Official Bootlegt (2007)

Naikaku - Live 2006 Official Bootlegt (2007)
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 ch
Progressive Rock / Fusion | POSEIDON, PPT-003 | Scans | ~ 4.58 Gb

From Japan, an already consecrated prog state of art, comes - close in modern, alternative and resonating times - the band NAIKAKU (full name is Naikaku-No-Wa, with the meaning of Internal Nuclear Tide). At first Satoshi Kobayashi (bass) and Kazumi Suzuki (flute) formed the band, in mid-1998, and initiated their music, but eventually the lineup grew towards an eclectic sextet, drummer Norimitsu Endo, guitarist and trumpeter Mitsuo Muraoka, flutist Naoko Higashi and guitarist Kei Fushimi joining…

Paul Bley - Solo In Mondsee (2007) {ECM 1786 rec 2001}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 13, 2017
Paul Bley - Solo In Mondsee (2007) {ECM 1786 rec 2001}

Paul Bley - Solo In Mondsee (2007) {ECM 1786 rec 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2001, 2007 ECM Records | ECM 1786
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Improvisation / Piano

Fully 35 years after Open, to Love, Paul Bley's seminal solo piano recording for ECM (which stands as a watermark both in his own career and in the history of the label Рi.e., unconsciously aiding Manfred Eicher in establishing its "sound"), the pianist returns to the label for another go at it on Solo in Mondsee. Recorded in Mondsee, Austria, in 2001, and not issued until Bley's 75th year, these numbered "Mondsee Variations" were played on a Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano, an instrument that is, like its player, in a class of its own. Bley moves through ten improvisations lasting between two and just under nine minutes each.