Friday, 30 October 2009

MacAlpine Brunel Chambers Auger Rushen - CAB4 (2003)

Genre: Jazz/Fusion
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 2003
Label: Favored Nations

Instrumental outfit Cab has just released their latest offering, titled Cab4 (it's actually their third album, but hey, I'm not counting), a smoldering yet melodic contemporary fusion album bristling with musical virtuosity and excellent compositions. Alongside other groups such as Planet X (yes, Tony MacAlpine's in that one too!), Niacin, Spaced Out, and Tribal Tech, Cab are at the forefront of the current progressive fusion genre. Cab though relies less on metal leanings like Planet X, and goes for a more groove laden and swinging style, much like Weather Report or Chick Corea's Elektric Band & Return to Forever, yet still manages to drop in tons of chops that do not in any way come across as endless noodling....

Yngwie Malmsteen - Unleash The Fury (2005)

Genre: Guitar virtuoso, Instrumental music
Format: Flac + cue + log
Released: 2005
Label: Spitfire

Neo-classical rock guitar legend Yngwie J. Malmsteen returns with Rising Force with Unleash The Fury, a guitar shredder’s dream album! From the opening riff of "Locked & Loaded" to the 4 instrumental numbers, Malmsteen and Rising Force (Dougie White - Vocals, Patrick Johansson - Drums, Joakim Svalberg - Keyboards), produce an album that excels in every facet of musicianship. Two of the instrumentals ("Fuguetta" and "Paraphrase") are both variations of themes composed by Bach, while "Cherokee Warrior" allows Malmsteen to show off his vocal talents as well....

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Hadouk Trio - Shamanimal (1999)

Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Format: Flac + cue + log
Released: 1991
Label: Metronome

Shamanimal a delightful mix of musical styles from all around the world, by the Hadouk Trio: Didier Malherbe on wind instruments, Loy Ehrlich on stringed ones, and Steve Shehan on Percussives. This adventurous trio of multi-instrumentalists reveals nine utterly different styles, instrumentation, sounds, rhythms, melodies in the exquisite tracks of this CD. Didier played on many different wind instruments (soprano sax, flute, alto clarinet, ocarina, bamboo flute, and his latest discovery, Doudouk and Pekou ), very much a continuation of his seminal contribution to Gong's "Shamal" album, "Bambooji". Bloomdido's mastery of all these instruments is fascinating : a true magician of sounds and melodies. Ethnic jazz, packed with high class melodies and brilliant playing throughout. A joy to experience !

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Bach - Violin Concertos & Double Concertos 1992 St.Petersburg Soloists - M.Gantvarg [SBM GoldAPC 101.021]

Genre: Classical
Format: Flac + cue + log
Released: 1992
Label: DDD [SBM GoldAPC 101.021]

"Шедевр композиторского мастерства, шедевр исполнительского мастерства, шедевр записи и изготовления диска!!!" Нашел на просторах NetLaba этот диск и решил поделиться с любителями классики! Михаил Гантварг - один из выдающихся музыкантов современности, продолжатель традиций знаменитой петербургской скрипичной школы. Его имя хорошо известно ценителям истинного, высокого классического искусства в нашей стране и за рубежом. Выпускник Ленинградской Консерватории, Гантварг в 1972 году окончил аспирантуру и работал концертмейстером симфонического оркестра Ленинградской филармонии. С 1987 года Гантварг работает как солист-инструменталист и художественный руководитель Камерного ансамбля "Солисты Санкт-Петербурга".
В 1967 году Гантварг принимает участие в международном конкурсе имени Н.Паганини в Италии и завоевывает Золотую медаль на этом престижном соревнование. С этого момента начинается интенсивная гастрольная жизнь артиста. Он выступает в США, Германии, Италии, Венгрии, Чехословакии и других странах. Многоплановые и высокопрофессиональные программы Гантварга, виртуозность исполнения, неординарность трактовок различных музыкальных форм были высоко оценены зрителями, музыкальными критиками. В 1991 году музыканту было присвоено почетное звание "Заслуженный артист России"....

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Gregorian - Sadisfaction (1991)

Genre: Pop
Format: Flac + cue + log
Released: 1991
Label: Metronome

Gregorian is a German band, headed by Frank Peterson, performing Gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs. Because it features both vocal harmony and instrumental accompaniment, the music cannot be considered true Gregorian chant.

In 1998, Peterson and his team re-invented the project to perform popular songs in the Gregorian style. The criteria for song selection were strict; in order to be considered, a song needed to be translatable into the 7-tone scale. After the songs were chosen, twelve vocalists - previously acclaimed session and choir singers - were hired.

I'm back to uploading and this time I have enough disk space to avoid deleting old uploads. Sorry, but after a couple of disk disasters I don't have the source files for my old uploads any more so they're gone. Sorry about that. Once my ratio is up enough I will re-DL my remaining uploads so i can seed them in future. Huge thanks to RolloTomasi for suffering through my re-acquisition of uploader status as we searched for a CD that was in AccurateRip that I could rip for him.

Babatunde Olatunji - Drums Of Passion The Beat (1989)

Genre: Music Of The World
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 1989

Percussionist Olatunji was championing African music long before anyone devised the worldbeat marketing strategy. His 1989 recording Drums of Passion: The Beat updated his classic Drums of Passion concept, adding rock and pop energy and instrumentalists to the wall of multiple rhythms. The idea clicks, and Olatunji's African beats are contrasted by Airto Moreira's Latin percussion, Mickey Hart's bombastic presence, and such special guests as Carlos Santana and Bobby Vega.

Friday, 23 October 2009

MacAlpine Brunel Chambers Auger - CAB 2 (2000)

Genre: Rock/Jazz/Fusion
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 2000
Label: Tone Center

CAB follows up their popular 1998 premiere with CAB 2, adding Brian Auger on keyboards to the all-star lineup. If you like the initial release by CAB, you will probably like some of CAB 2, if not all of it. CAB 2 is similar to the original, self-titled release by CAB in its sound, texture, and compositional style. The music is centered around themes with complex melodies that explore nonstandard, fusion-oriented harmonization. The tracks are groove-based, setting down progressions characterized by unusual, jazzish tonality and complicated rhythms that the instruments then trade off lead work over when they are not collaborating on a theme....

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Omar - Secret Journey 2007

Genre: New Age
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 2007
Label: Real Music

In the liner notes, Omar Akram states that he hopes his music can act as an international language that crosses cultural barriers, an admirable goal to be sure. If this CD finds its way into the hands of people who enjoy an assortment of uptempo and relaxed music, blending ethnic (primarily Mediterranean and Middle Eastern) influences with contemporary jazz, electronica, and new age elements, then Akram’s hopes will almost certainly be fulfilled....

Friday, 9 October 2009

Tony MACALPINE, Bunny BRUNEL, Dennis CHAMBERS - CAB (2000)

Genre: Rock/Jazz/Fusion
Format: flac + cue + log
Released: 2000
Label: Tone Center

Remember that old Star Trek episode where an alien race is able to move around the Enterprise at an infinitely quicker pace than Kirk and company? Listening to Cab, you might wonder whether Tony MacAlpine, Bunny Brunel and Dennis Chambers aren’t members of that same alien race. This trio spawns a turbo-charged blend of jazz and rock guaranteed to rattle windows and wake the sleeping.....

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Ark - Ark 1999

Genre: Progressive Metal
Format: ape + cue + log
Released: 1999

"Burrn!" magazine

John Macaluso, who is known as the drummer for TNT, RIOT and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN etc, Tore Ostby who is the guitarist of DC COOPER and was a member of CONCEPTION, Jorn Lande was the singer of THE SNAKES and is now working with ULI JOHN ROTH.

John, Tore and Jorn have formed the new band "ARK" and released their 1st album. Their basical music style is progressive, technical and North Europian HM style and a little like CONCEPTION.

Some songs on the album have a Latin flavour or the bluesy parts with Jorn's voice like David Coverdale. Their new songs have various music tastes. This new album is a tour de force!!