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Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 0289 477 8078 GH2 | Time: 01:50:24

There's nothing at all wrong with Maurizio Pollini's 2009 performance of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. The Italian pianist's intellectual lucidity, interpretive clarity, and technical virtuosity are apparent in every prelude and fugue, and his probing insights and penetrating analysis inform every note. However, there is almost nothing right with the sound quality of the recording. The piano sounds too distant, making it hard to hear precisely what Pollini is doing, but oddly, the ambient sound is too present, making every extraneous noise too loud. One should not hear the pedals being pressed and lifted, much less the clatter of the hammers and the twanging of the strings above the sound of the music. Worse yet, one can hear what sounds like every breath Pollini takes nearly as loudly as every note he plays. These are all grievous flaws that should have been eliminated, and their presence fatally undermines the brilliance of Pollini's performances. A reengineered version of these performances would be most welcome, but the present recording is so flawed that it virtually destroys Pollini's playing.
Horace Parlan - Up & Down (1961) {Blue Note Japan Remaster TOCJ-6617}

Horace Parlan - Up & Down (1961) {Blue Note Japan Remaster TOCJ-6617}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 312 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2005 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-6617 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Piano

In Memoriam. Horace Parlan RIP. We’ve lost another great jazzman. Horace Parlan died on Thursday evening peacefully in his sleep in Denmark where he lived since 1973. By adding guitarist Grant Green and tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin to his standard rhythm section of bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood, pianist Horace Parlan opens up his sound and brings it closer to soul-jazz on Up and Down. Green's clean, graceful style meshes well with Parlan's relaxed technique, while Ervin's robust tone and virile attack provides a good contrast to the laid-back groove the rhythm section lays down.
John Zorn & Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book of Angels, Vol. 9 (2008) {Tzadik TZ 7364}

John Zorn & Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book of Angels, Vol. 9 (2008) {Tzadik TZ 7364}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 382 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Tzadik | TZ 7364 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Rock / Funk / Klezmer / Classical / Folk / Avant-Garde / Experimental

Spectacular arrangements of Masada compositions by mad alchemist Trey Spruance, mastermind of Secret Chiefs 3 and one of the most brilliant musicians around. Drawing upon an astonishing array of musical styles from Exotica and Surf to Ethiopian Funk and Gypsy Swing, Trey ’s colorful orchestral arrangements perfectly compliment the lyricism and dynamic rhythmic complexity of Zorn ’s evocative Book of Angels. Featuring some of the best musicians from the Bay Area, LA and Seattle scenes, this is one of the most compelling installments in the entire Masada series.

Black Book (2006)  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 3, 2016
Black Book (2006)

Black Book (2006)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 25mn | 3,41 Gb
Audio: Dutch AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

After narrowly escaping death, young Rachel Rosenthal (Carice van Houten) becomes part of the Jewish resistance, assuming the name Ellis de Vries. Her superiors order her to seduce a Gestapo officer named Ludwig (Sebastian Koch). Ellis is successful in her mission but soon finds herself falling in love with her mortal enemy.
Guitar Hacks: Memorize the Fretboard, Learn Every Note & Quickly Go From Beginner to Expert!

Guitar Hacks: Memorize the Fretboard, Learn Every Note & Quickly Go From Beginner to Expert! (Guitar, Guitar Lessons, Bass Guitar, Fretboard, Ukulele, Guitar Scales, Songwriting, Electric Guitar) by Cole Ford
English | Feb. 22, 2016 | ASIN: B01C4JQX1Y | 33 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 2.01 MB

This quick-start guide will provide you with everything you need to know to quickly go from beginner to expert and unlock your full potential!

CreativeMarket - The Retro Comic Book Tool Kit  Graphics

Posted by angus77 at Oct. 1, 2015
CreativeMarket - The Retro Comic Book Tool Kit

CreativeMarket - The Retro Comic Book Tool Kit
Vectors EPS, AI | 3000 x 3000 | 831 MB
Oscar Peterson - Plays The Richard Rodgers Song Book (1959/2014) [24bit/192kHz]

Oscar Peterson - Plays The Richard Rodgers Song Book (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 30:25 minutes | 1,19 GB
Official Digital Download / Transferred from a Verve 4-track tape | Artwork: Digital booklet

Note Book  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at Aug. 15, 2015
Note Book

Jeff Nunokawa, "Note Book"
ISBN: 0691166498 | 2015 | True PDF | 360 pages | 10 MB

Dreamfall Chapters Book Three: Realms (2015) Update 3.0.1  Games

Posted by Dizel_ at June 27, 2015
Dreamfall Chapters Book Three: Realms (2015) Update 3.0.1

Dreamfall Chapters Book Three: Realms (2015) Update 3.0.1
PC | Developer/Publisher: Red Thread Games | 1.79 Gb
Language: English
Genre: Adventure

Dreamfall Chapters is an episodic, story-driven adventure game about choices and consequences, dreams and reality, magic and science, chaos and order, and the broken heroes whose actions will shape the course of history in all worlds.

Dreamfall Chapters Book Three: Realms (2015)  Games

Posted by Dizel_ at June 25, 2015
Dreamfall Chapters Book Three: Realms (2015)

Dreamfall Chapters Book Three: Realms (2015)
PC | Developer/Publisher: Red Thread Games | 5.93 Gb
Language: English
Genre: Adventure

Dreamfall Chapters is an episodic, story-driven adventure game about choices and consequences, dreams and reality, magic and science, chaos and order, and the broken heroes whose actions will shape the course of history in all worlds.