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Vangelis – Blade Runner (1994) [Audio Fidelity 2013] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Vangelis – Blade Runner (1994) [Audio Fidelity 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:42 minutes | Scans included | 2,32 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,05 GB

Arriving 12 years after the release of the film, Vangelis’ soundtrack to the 1982 futuristic noir detective thriller Blade Runner is as bleak and electronically chilling as the film itself. By subtly interspersing clips of dialogue and sounds from the film, Vangelis creates haunting soundscapes with whispered subtexts and sweeping revelations, drawing inspiration from Middle Eastern textures and evoking neo-classical structures. Often cold and forlorn, the listener can almost hear the indifferent winds blowing through the neon and metal cityscapes of Los Angeles in 2019. The sultry, saxophone-driven “Love Theme” has since gone on as one of the composer’s most recognized pieces and stands alone as one of the few warm refuges on an otherwise darkly cold (but beautiful) score. An unfortunate inclusion of the 1930s-inspired ballad “One More Kiss, Dear” interrupts the futuristic synthesized flow of the album with a muted trumpet and Rudy Vallée-style croon. However well done (and appropriate in the movie), a forlorn love song that sounds as if it is playing on a distant Philco radio in The Waltons’ living room jarringly breaks the mood of the album momentarily (although with CD technology, this distraction is easily bypassed). Fans of Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking film (as well as those interested in the evolution of electronic music) will warmly take this recording into their plastic-carbide-alloy hearts.

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The Human League – Dare! (1981) [Reissue 2001] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Human League – Dare! (1981) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:50 minutes | Scans included | 1,26 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 853 MB

Perfecting fusing electronic music with infectiously catchy songwriting, Dare is one of the best selling electronic albums of all time.

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Kriya – Kriya (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Kriya – Kriya (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:03 minutes | Artwork | 2,74 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork | 888 MB

Kriya, meaning “work” or “action” in Sanskrit, is an ensemble of top Finnish and Indian musicians. The varied musical background of its members is audible in its music, a combination of not only rock and jazz but also folk and classical Indian music. Most of the pieces were composed by guitarist Peter Lerche. The songs are in Sanskrit, Pali and Finnish.

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Donald Runnicles, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – Britannia (2007) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Donald Runnicles, Atlanta SO – Britannia: Elgar, Davies, Turnage, Britten, MacMilan (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 71:11 minutes | Scans included | 4,08 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,39 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound

The Atlanta SO play brilliantly for Runnicles, and aside from coolly matter-of-fact performances of two of Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance marches, the conductor proves a persuasive interpreter of some challenging scores.

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Christy Baron – Steppin’ (2000/2001) [SACD] PS3 ISO

Christy Baron – Steppin’ (2000/2001) [SACD]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 (4.0) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:46 minutes | Scans included | 3,05 GB
Genre: Jazz | Chesky Records

Once again, Chesky does it right….this album is absolutely wonderful. Great voice…sexy, sultry, presented with Chesky’s usual technical perfection. The music here is Jazz standard, with some numbers, of course, better known than others. Christy has a perfect voice for this material, and uses it marvelously. Naturally, the instrumental back-up and recording technique are up to Chesky’s usual high standard.

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Christian McBride, Javon Jackson, Jimmy Cobb, Cedar Walton – New York Time (2006) [2.0 & 5.0] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Christian McBride, Javon Jackson, Jimmy Cobb, Cedar Walton – New York Time (2006)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:04 minutes | Scans included | 2,6 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,26 GB
Genre: Jazz | Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Chesky Records # SACD 314

“New York Time offers jazz fans a wonderful opportunity to hear two rising stars of the genre (McBride, Jackson) performing with two respected elders (Cobb, Walton). The past also meets the present in other exciting ways on this recording. The set is highlighted by several of Walton’s original compositions and a cover of the legendary John Coltrane’s “Naima”. Meanwhile, McBride’s acoustic bass talents are spotlighted on his self-written composition “Grove” (for trumpeter Roy Hargrove) and Jackson represents the new vanguard of jazz with his own tune titled “Notes in Three”.

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Chie Ayado meets Nobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats – My Way (2010) {PS3 ISO + DSD64 + FLAC]

Chie Ayado meets Nobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats – My Way (2010)
SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Time – 43:29 minutes | 1,77 GB
DSD64 2.0 (tracks.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 43:29 minutes | 1,74 GB
FLAC (stereo tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:29 minutes | 946 MB
Genre: Swing, Easy Listening, Smooth Jazz | Label: East House Records / EWE # EHSA-1005 | Artwork: Front cover

Japanese unique music band, Nobuo Hara, Sharps & Flats, and a rare jazz singer who repainted the history of Japanese jazz over the past 10 years. Chie Ayado meets saxophonist Nobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats for this recording of 13 standards. The No.1 “For Once In My Life” with special big band arrangement is sure to become a hot topic. Only Chie Ayado can sing George Gershwin’s famous song “Swanee” so expressively. A surprisingly performance!

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Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (1959) [MFSL 2019] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (1959) [MFSL 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:55 minutes | Scans included | 1,87 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,06 GB
Genre: Jazz | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2208

Mingus Ah Um is a studio album by American jazz musician Charles Mingus, originally released in 1959 by Columbia Records. It was his first album recorded for Columbia. The Penguin Guide to Jazz calls this album “an extended tribute to ancestors” (and awards it one of their rare crowns), and Mingus’s musical forebears figure largely throughout.

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Chantal Chamberland – Autobiography (2016) [DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Chantal Chamberland – Autobiography (2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 54:30 minutes | 2,15 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 54:30 minutes | 605 MB
Genre: Jazz | Source: SACD-R, EvoSound # EVSA336S | Artwork: Front cover

The Hamilton Music Award winner Chantal Chamberland releases her ‘Best of’ compilation album, Autobiography. Her trademark smoky, sultry jazz vocal is perfectly expressed in a wonderful diversity of genres, moving from sultry and soulful to bluesy and brassy with graceful ease. Her previous success with Soire´e cements her role as one of the finest female interpreters of jazz today. The compilation features tracks La Mer, Besame Mucho, Hit The Road Jack, Fever, You Are My Hero and more together with an all-new recording, Chantal’s take on Ed Sheeran’s heart-warming hit, Thinking Out Loud, performed with touch of tender affection and charm.

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Aerosmith – Rocks (1976) [Reissue 2000] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Aerosmith – Rocks (1976) [Cancelled Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:34 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,58 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans NOT included | 794 MB

Rocks is the fourth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith. AllMusic described Rocks as having “captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking”. Rocks was ranked No. 176 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It has greatly influenced many hard rock and heavy metal artists, including Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Nirvana. The album was a commercial success, charting three singles on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 (“Back in the Saddle” and “Last Child”). The album was one of the first to ship platinum when it was released, and has since gone quadruple platinum.

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