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Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]

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Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]

Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 38 Mb
Label: 4AD / Rough Trade | # RTD 120.2050.2 | Time: 00:51:57
World Fusion, Ethnic, Dark Wave, Neo-Classical, Dream Pop, Alternative

Spiritchaser is the seventh studio album by Dead Can Dance, and the last before Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard went their separate ways. It expands on its exploration of world music, and like Into the Labyrinth, was recorded at Quivvy Church, Perry's personal studio in Ireland. The album was dedicated to Lisa Gerrard's deceased brother, Mark Gerrard. The track "Indus" contains a melody that is very similar to that of "Within You Without You", a Beatles song that George Harrison wrote and recorded with Indian musicians in 1967. Although not deliberate, Perry and Gerrard were asked to contact Harrison for his permission to use it; he granted it, but the record company insisted that they give him partial songwriting credit on "Indus".

Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988)

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Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988)

Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Label: 4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD CD 92 | Time: 00:36:15
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Neo-Classical

Perry and Gerrard continued to experiment and improve with The Serpent's Egg, as much a leap forward as Spleen and Ideal was some years previously. As with that album, The Serpent's Egg was heralded by an astounding first track, "The Host of Seraphim." Its use in films some years later was no surprise in the slightest – one can imagine the potential range of epic images the song could call up – but on its own it's so jaw-droppingly good that almost the only reaction is sheer awe. Beginning with a soft organ drone and buried, echoed percussion, Gerrard then takes flight with a seemingly wordless invocation of power and worship – her vocal control and multi-octave range, especially towards the end, has to be heard to be believed. Nothing else achieves such heights, but everything gets pretty darn close, a deserved testament to the band's conceptual reach and abilities.

Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985)

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Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985)

Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0032.2 | Time: 00:38:08
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Dream Pop

With this amazing album, Dead Can Dance fully took the plunge into the heady mix of musical traditions that would come to define its sound and style for the remainder of its career. The straightforward goth affectations are exchanged for a sonic palette and range of imagination. Calling it "haunting" and "atmospheric" barely scratches even the initial surface of the album's power. The common identification of the duo with a consciously medieval European sound starts here – quite understandable, when one considers the mystic titles of songs, references to Latin, choirs, and other touches that make the album sound like it was recorded in an immense cathedral.

Nazih Borish - Roots of Strings: A Musical Journey with the Arabic Oud (2021)

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Nazih Borish - Roots of Strings: A Musical Journey with the Arabic Oud (2021)

Nazih Borish - Roots of Strings: A Musical Journey with the Arabic Oud (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:16
World Fusion | Label: Analekta

Nazih Borish , oud player and composer of Syrian origin, presents his new album, Roots of Strings . This is the fourth release in the collection of recordings born from the artistic residencies of the Centre des musiciens du monde in Montreal.

Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993)

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Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993)

Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You: Recorded Live in Europe (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 432 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb
Label: Geffen | # GED 24601 | Time: 01:14:01 | Scans ~ 35 Mb
Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion

When Metheny celebrates his cerebral side, he usually follows up with something more accessible. After his difficult yet rewarding collaboration with John Scofield, I Can See Your House from Here, Metheny stresses accessibility with this captivating live album. The primary focus is on his Brazilian-influenced material from Still Life (Talking) and Letter from Home, and the very cohesive Pat Metheny Group offers characteristically expressive versions of such favorites as "Have You Heard," "Beat 70," and "Better Days Ahead." While he could have offered a wider variety of material and perhaps revisited some of his early gems, everything that he does include comes across as honest and heartfelt. Thankfully, Metheny's emphasis on accessibility and crowd-pleasing doesn't come at the expense of his artistic integrity.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition

Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, World Fusion | Label: Warner | # WPCL-10072 | 01:12:16

Chasm (stylized as CHASM) is the 15th studio album by Ryuichi Sakamoto and was released in 2004. The album is experimental, pairing Sakamoto's piano work with ambient and glitch programming. Notably, Sakamoto's former bandmates from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, contribute on several songs under their own production name, Sketch Show. "coro" was featured on the soundtrack to the anime film Appleseed, while "World Citizen - i won't be disappointed/looped piano" and "only love can conquer hate" were featured in the film Babel. The original version of "Ngo", featured on the single for "Undercooled", was used in a New Balance advertisement. "Seven Samurai - ending theme" is taken from Sakamoto's score for the PlayStation 2 game Seven Samurai 20XX.

Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992)

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Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992)

Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Label: Geffen | # GED 24468, GEFD 24468 | Time: 01:16:26
Crossover Jazz, World Fusion, Ethnic Jazz, Guitar Jazz

Secret Story is among the more provocative recordings in Pat Metheny's oeuvre. Combining the relaxed groove of the early Pat Metheny Group recordings, it is full of odd sounds, exotic instrumentation, and the participation of members of the London Orchestra conducted by Jeremy Lubbock. Along with regular group members – bassist Steve Rodby, drummer Paul Wertico, percussionist Naná Vasconcelos, pianist-keyboardist Lyle Mays – numerous guests adorn these tracks as well: bassists Charlie Haden and Will Lee, percussionist Armando Marcal, vocalist Mark Ledford, jazz harmonica legend Toots Thielmans, Gil Goldstein, and Pat's brother Mike Metheny. But what's most notable is that none of these players are constants, as this is most certainly a Metheny solo effort: Secret Story is his own song, so to speak. His acoustic and electric guitars are augmented by synthesizers and samplers, and no matter how lush these proceedings get, they are never overwhelmed by production.

Kitaro - In Person Digital (1980) German Reissue

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Kitaro - In Person Digital (1980) German Reissue

Kitaro - In Person Digital (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb
Label: Kuckuck | # 11054-2 | Time: 00:46:05 | Scans included
Progressive Electronic, New Age, Ambient, World Fusion

Released in 1980, In Person, is a live album by Japanese keyboard player Kitaro who's pioneering use of synthesizers, exotic plucked and percussion instruments propelled his success as a prominent Electronic New Age artist in the 1970's and is still active today. This successful live album introduced Kitaro to a wider audience and featured his musical works up to that point. The Grammy® and Golden Globe-winning Kitaro has garnered global acclaim over a more than three decade long career with a signature sound and a pioneering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own. Universally acknowledged as the founding architect of new age music, Kitaro's various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions truly defy the constraints of any genre.

Mussa Molo - Saré Abba sur Garonne (2019)

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Mussa Molo - Saré Abba sur Garonne (2019)

Mussa Molo - Saré Abba sur Garonne (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 Mb | 00:34:14
World Fusion, Afrobeat | Label: Self-Released

Inspired by Peule music from Kolda, in the Casamance region of Senegal, Mussa Molo, has an original range of mixed music with Abdou SOW as their leader. Based in Bordeaux, the group uses the sounds of traditional instruments (such as the Hoddu, the Nianierou, the Calebash, the Balafon, the Djembe, the Sanza and the Sabar) which they mix with bass, electric and acoustic guitars, taking us on a journey along the banks of World-Music.Leaving behind his work as a shepherd in Casamance, this young musician travelled through Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria and Niger. Once in France he began to play with Bordelais artists, all in love with World Music.

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante - Still Moving (2021)

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Justin Adams & Mauro Durante - Still Moving (2021)

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante - Still Moving (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:34
World Fusion, Blues, Rock | Label: Ponderosa Music Records

In October 2020, Justin Adams, whose post-punk approach has been en-riched by a passion for Arabic and African trance/blues, and Mauro Durante, a visionary inheritor of the Taranta roots of his native Puglia got together to make an intense and intimate album: Still Moving. They recorded live in the studio, without overdubs. Together they found what was essential in their common sound, reaching into traditional music from Italy (folk songs like 'Damme La Manu', classics like 'Amara Terra Mia') and America ('Little Moses', the Carter Family classic). Original songs, like 'Dark Road Down' mix the wild pizzica rhythm of Southern Italy and trance boogie, while 'Djinn Pulse' goes from serene instrumental minimalism to hypnotic catharsis. The title song 'Still Moving' evokes Mediterranean migration with the ancient frame drum and raw electric guitar providing a starkly beautiful landscape.

Charlie Watts & Jim Keltner Project (2000)

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Charlie Watts & Jim Keltner Project (2000)

Charlie Watts & Jim Keltner Project (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, World Fusion | Label: CyberOctave/Virgin | # VHOCD69/7243 8 48695 2 6 | 00:54:50

Those fans with more than a passing knowledge of the Rolling Stones will be aware of drummer Charlie Watts' longtime interest in traditional jazz. Some might even be aware that Watts has assembled and fronted a British big band, and has also led a solid jazz quintet with several CDs to its credit. Still, it comes as something of a surprise initially that Watts would produce what appears to be a solo drum CD, with song titles named after various jazz master drummers – "Max Roach," "Art Blakey," "Shelley Manne," and so on. Superficially, this might suggest an ego trip for Watts wherein he sets out to demonstrate his dazzling technique and versatility, but Watts' characteristic modesty would never allow him to attempt such a thing. Instead, what he has done – with the assistance of drummer, producer, and idea man Keltner – is to distill some sort of personal essence of each of the nine drummers featured on this CD, and then put together what amounts to a series of musical portraits.

Rain Sultanov - Forgiveness (2024)

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Rain Sultanov - Forgiveness (2024)

Rain Sultanov - Forgiveness (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 159 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 74 Mb | 00:30:50
Ethnic Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Ozella Music

From anger to love: In a trio of organ, sax, and cello, Rain Sultanov is facing the dark side of the soul.

Omar Sosa - Dame Un Tiempo (Live In Bremen 2000) (2024)

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Omar Sosa - Dame Un Tiempo (Live In Bremen 2000) (2024)

Omar Sosa - Dame Un Tiempo (Live In Bremen 2000) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 619 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 276 Mb | 02:00:02
Ethnic Jazz, Post-Bop, World Fusion | Label: Moosicus Records

On 31 October 2000, Cuban jazz pianist Omar Sosa gave an extraordinary concert at Bremen's Schlachthof with a magnificent band, including US rapper and hip-hopper Sub-Z. Sosa's musical work covers an enormous range. Of course, his music is characterised by his musical roots and his Cuban origins, but the basis is formed by Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms as well as traditional North African music, which he likes to combine with elements of merengue, salsa, soul, funk, classical music and even hip hop. In other words: Omar Sosa is always exciting, especially live. This was also ensured by the superb backing band that accompanied Omar alongside Sub-Z at this concert from the Bremen Schlachthof: saxophonist Sheldon Brown, bassist Geoff Brennan, percussionist Gustavo Ovalles and drummer Elliott Kavee.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb
Label: Sony Classical | # SK-93044 | Time: 01:08:51 | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Soundtracks

In the liner notes to his 2003 compilation CD moto.tronic, mercurial composer Ryuichi Sakamoto writes, "I want to break down the walls between genres, categories and cultures." Based on the restless variety of his output, he's done it. On this 14-track collection that emphasizes already available work from the late 1980s and '90s, we get soundtrack scores, solo piano, and remixes as well as syth-pop, techno, classical, and bossa nova music.

The Derek Trucks Band - Songlines (2006)

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The Derek Trucks Band - Songlines (2006)

The Derek Trucks Band - Songlines (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 368 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues / Blues Rock / Jam Rock / Southern Rock / World Fusion
Columbia / Legacy / Sony BMG Music #82796928442

This is, perhaps, the one. Derek Trucks has been on an aesthetic quest for something since he began his own recording career in 1997 – apart from his membership in the Allman Brothers Band. Each record has gone further into establishing Trucks not only as a slide guitar wizard (that happened when he was still in his teens), but also as a serious songwriter, fine arranger, and bandleader. The Derek Trucks Band, as evidenced by the release of 2003's Soul Serenade, is a unit – a band – whose core has been together for eight years. They create an atmosphere, a sound, a musical sense of place and community.