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Kronos Quartet – 25 Years (10 CD boxset, APE)
Author: sahandelmi

Kronos Quartet – 25 Years (10 CD boxset, APE)
EAC : APE, CUE, No Log | Scans | 2.42 GB | 10 CDs | Brilliant Classics | Rapidshare
The 20th century has not been kind to most standard classical music forms. The piano sonata, the concerto, the symphony -- none of them have disappeared entirely, but none remain in a state that could be called even remotely healthy. The same was true of the string quartet until 1973, when violinist David Harrington got some friends together to play contemporary music and offered his old high-school composition teacher a bag of donuts if he'd write a piece for them. The resulting composition was the first of over 400 works that have been written for the Kronos Quartet over the course of the following 25 years, a period which has seen the revitalization of the previously moribund string quartet format. But Kronos has done more than simply triple the size of the string quartet repertoire; by focusing on living composers, by cultivating a somewhat rebellious image, and by playing with impeccable professionalism and skill, Kronos has brought a new and primarily young audience to classical music. This massive ten-disc retrospective includes performances of 31 major compositions, most previously released, but some in new recordings. There are none of the miniature works that fill so many of Kronos' individual albums; these are all long-form compositions, all but one presented in their entirety. They include two string quartets by Henryk Gorecki, Terry Riley's post-minimalist Cadenza on the Night Plain, Morton Feldman's Piano and String Quartet, three quartets by Philip Glass, and many others, but the highlights of the collection are the tremendously moving Different Trains by Steve Reich (who combined train sounds, multi-tracked string quartet, and the recorded voices of concentration camp survivors and Pullman porters to create a powerful and deeply personal statement on the Holocaust) and Alfred Schnittke's exquisite Collected Songs Where Every Verse Is Filled With Grief. The packaging is excellent as well, and includes a booklet packed with photos, essays, and notes on the individual composers and compositions.
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Ben Chatwin - Heat & Entropy (2016)
Author: vItOrrEs2009

Ben Chatwin - Heat & Entropy (2016)
Label: Ba Da Bing! | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 40:00 min | 101 mb
Electronic, Ambient, Modern Classical

Ben Chatwin begins his new album with an instrument you'd least expect a dulcitone. Created in the late 19th century, the keyboard hits tuning forks with felt hammers, sounding like an ornate music box. It serves as the perfect lead in to Heat & Entropy, whose title refers to how introducing heat (energy) and entropy (chaos) into any given system can create life, exploring the blurring lines between man and machine. Details
VA - Festival - Newport Folk Festival 1963-66 (2008)
Author: Melaron

VA - Festival - Newport Folk Festival 1963-66 (2008)
Video: PAL, MPEG2 Video at 6.682 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 ch. at 448 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1.536 Kbps
Genre: Folk, Songwriters | Label: Eagle Rock | Copy: Untouched | Runtime: 97 min | 6,13 Gb (DVD-9)

This film by Murray Lerner is a cinematic synthesis of four Newport Folk Festivals in which the art of folk music is pictured in transition during its most crucial years. Performers include Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Georgia Sea Singers, Peter, Paul, & Mary, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Donovan, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Ed Young Fife & Drum Corps, Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band with Mel Lyman, Sacred Harp Singers, Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers, Tex Logan & The Lilly Brothers, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Odetta, Fred McDowell, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Swan Silvertones, STaple Singers, Freedom Singers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Howling Wolf.
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Ethos - Ardour (1976) [Japanese Remastered 2009]
Author: hill0

Ethos - Ardour (1976) [Japanese Remastered 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 321 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127 MB | Scans | 46:34
Genre: Progressive rock / Symphonic Prog | Country: USA | Label: Capitol Records | TOCP-70694

This Album is The Best Ever American Propgressive Music, challenged only by its follow up album "Open Up" and sadly last offering from Wil Sharpe and Friends. ironically, This is filled with quite The English Inspiration side of Prog, formed by all of the usual suspects. But the main Sound here is King Crimsonesque, Some Camel, and a wacky Gentle Giant approach, especially with The Spirit Of Music and its quite funny sound scapes, courtesy of Mini Moog. The opening of this album has possibly the finest Mini Moog solo I've heard ever in my life. The use of both Pitch and Modulation is Superb. Even gives Jan Hammer a run for the money. L.Duncan Hammond was sorely missed on Open Up LP, But Michael Poncek did keep up the strength of the Keys on his own quite well.
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Blood and Lace (1971)
Author: fekmax

Blood and Lace (1971)
English | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1931 Kbps | 640x340 | 29.970 fps | 1.33 GB
Audio: AC-3, 256 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:26:51 minutes
Genre: Horror

After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. Taking an avid interest in her welfare is detective Calvin Carruthers. Taking almost no interest at all, is social worker Harold Mullins who is completely under Mrs. Deere's thumb. Lots of unpleasant surprises are in store for Ellie, not the least of which is the fact that Mrs. Deere and her handyman are both brutal sadists, who run the orphanage like a concentration camp and the strong possibility that her mother's hammer-wielding killer is now stalking her.
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Mogworld (Audiobook)
Author: interes

Mogworld (Audiobook) By Ben Yahtzee Croshaw
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1595825290 | MP3 | 1,76 GB

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about sixty years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all.
On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds: angry mobs of adventurers, a body falling apart at the seams and a team of programmers racing a deadline to hammer out the last few bugs in their AI.
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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Beat The Boots II (1992) {Rhino} [combined re-up]
Author: ruskaval

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Beat The Boots II (1992) {Rhino} [combined re-up]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 2,31 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 992 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (jpg) -> 438 Mb
© 1992 Rhino / FOO-EEE | R2 71017~023
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

This is the second (and final) bootleg-gone-legit box that was actually sanctioned by Frank Zappa. But rather than go to the expense and time to use better sources -- which the artist presumably had access to -- he simply ripped off the illicit recordings that had been doing the same to him for decades. And voila, Beat the Boots was born. Zappa enlisted Rhino Records to manufacture and distribute the anthologies -- which were packaged to appear as if the contents were being sold in a low budget cardboard box. However once inside Beat the Boots!, Vol. 2 (1992), consumers were treated to a full LP jacket-sized 40-page memorabilia scrapbook, a black felt beret and a red pin/badge bearing the hammer-in-fist artwork emblazoned on it.
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The John Adams Earbox A 10-CD Retrospective: Box Set 10CDs (1999)
Author: Discograf_man

The John Adams Earbox A 10-CD Retrospective: Box Set 10CDs (1999)
Classical, Minimalism | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,51 Gb | Scans 83 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | Release Year: 1999

Having earned his composing stripes after the 1960s, John Adams had the pioneering work of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Terry Riley close at hand as he ventured into his trade. And, while minimalism's historical continuum helps place Adams, he used Reich, Glass, and Riley (among others) only as a starting point. And here's proof: a 10-CD retrospective of nearly all Adams's recorded compositions on Nonesuch Records, the label that also issued Steve Reich 1965-1995 and Kronos Quartet: 25 Years. Adams's Harmonium, a choral work of startling energy and effervescence, appears here in a new recording, as do distillations of both The Death of Klinghoffer and Nixon in China, two path-clearing operas.
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Cody Shuler - Cody Shuler (2015)
Author: Pisulik

Cody Shuler - Cody Shuler (2015)
Country, Folk, Bluegrass | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:41:51 | 105 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Rural Rhythm Records | Release Year: 2015

Leader of the award winning bluegrass band Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, this solo project highlights his songwriting, singing and mandolin playing on 12 original compositions. On the project Shuler has enlisted an all-star lineup that includes some former members of Pine Mountain Railroad; Terry Baucom, Scott Vestal, Ron Stewart, Tim Crouch, Rob Ickes, Eli Johnston, Brent Lamons and Scott Linton. Details
The Red Rock Hot Club - Gyptology (2005)
Author: DjangoTiger

The Red Rock Hot Club - Gyptology (2005)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 14 Tracks | 1:10:14 | 150,93 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Gypsy Swing, World | Label: Rich Daigle

The Red Rock Hot Club is recognized as one of the top American Gypsy Jazz Ensembles. Founded in 1999, and led by the swinging guitar styling’s of Rich D’aigle, the group specializes in Gypsy Jazz; a European take of an American Art form. With the added help of Pat and Scott Terry, on guitar and bass, the core of the hot club delivers the sound of Paris...
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