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Maduk – Never Give Up (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Maduk – Never Give Up (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:25 minutes | 661 MB | Genre: Drum And Bass
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: JunoDownload | Artwork: Front cover | @ Hospital

Young Dutch firebrand Maduk continues to scorch the D&B landscape with his first full length body of work. Showcasing his full spectrum, we stretch from barbed-soul, heads-down rollers such as “One Way” to the poppier, song-based hand-raisers such “The End” and the pumping filtered funk of the title track by way of off-tempo sideswipers such as the 150 breakbeat cut “One Last Picture”. A highly accomplished album: As the entire scene watches his every move, the Liquicity champion continues to make all the right moves.

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Megadeth – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? (1986/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Megadeth – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? (1986/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:15 minutes | 1,49 GB | Genre: Metal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front Cover | @ Capitol Records

Megadeth’s vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time. Released in 1986, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? was Megadeth’s second album and the band’s first Capitol/EMI release. The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple.

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Megadeth – Super Collider (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Megadeth – Super Collider (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 45:15 minutes | 636 MB | Genre: Metal
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | @ T-Boy Records/UMe

For a heavy metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, selling more than thirty-eight million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including eleven GRAMMY nominations, scoring five consecutive Platinum albums-including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown To Extinction-Megadeth’s founder, leader and primal guitar-slinger and lyricist Dave Mustaine feels the best is yet to come. Super Collider is the band’s highly anticipated fourteenth studio album.

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Antonio Vivaldi – Concerti per fagotto IV – Sergio Azzolini, L’Aura Soave Cremona (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerti per fagotto IV – Sergio Azzolini, L’Aura Soave Cremona (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:08:29 minutes | 1,10 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Q0buz | Cover | @ naïve classique
Recorded: in April 2014, Santuario di Ariadello, Soresina (Italy)

At the dawn of the 20th century, Naive music label decided to uncover and release some 450 of Vivaldi’s works held at the National University Library of Turin – many of which had hardly had the honour of being recorded. This amazing collection is a personal library handwritten by Vivaldi, and is the largest collection of scores that belonged to the eighteenth century composer to have survived to the present day. The thirty-nine bassoon concertos by Vivaldi constitute the largest collection of works devoted to this noble instrument. Clearly, the creativity of Vivaldi was greatly boosted by the phenomenal flexibility and nostalgic sound of the bassoon, which is still remarkable in the way it can “imitate” the human voice. It should also be emphasized that Vivaldi, a violinist, was always very attracted to the instruments with deep range. So much so that apart from the considerable number of works he dedicated to his own instrument, it is for bassoon and cello that he composed the greatest number of works. It is Italian bassoonist Sergio Azzolini who offers these six concertos, the fourth component of an box set published by Naive. The richness and invention of Vivaldi makes for an exhilirating listening experience from start to finish. © SM / Qobuz

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Vilsmayr, Pisendel, Biber – Works for Solo Violin – Vaughan Jones (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Vilsmayr, Pisendel, Biber – Works for Solo Violin – Vaughan Jones (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:57:58 minutes | 2,17 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | @ First Hand Records
Recorded at St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes, 20, 24, 27 March, 14, April & 6 August 2015 (24bit, 96kHz hi-resolutin recording & mastering)

A fascinating, joyous set of rare works by the 18th century Austrian composer/violinist Vilsmaÿr, published it its entirety for the first time here, 300 years after its first publication. Many of the Partitas adopt what is called Scodatura, where open strings are tuned differently to standard tuning, adding some interesting colours to the music. Pisendel was a famous Baroque violinist and composer. His fiendishly difficult Solo Violin Sonata in A minor is an unpredictable, tempestuous and capricious work, showing great scope and ambition in the development of the violin. To round of the recording, the famous Passaglia in G minor by Biber, a sombre, moving work and a perfect end to this noteworthy 2CD set.

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Vienna Boys Choir – Merry Christmas From Vienna (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Vienna Boys Choir – Merry Christmas From Vienna (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:55:15 minutes | 599 MB | Genre: Classical, Choral, Christmas
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | @ Deutsche Grammophon

The world’s best-known boys’ choir begins its close cooperation with Universal Music with a major Christmas album. With the likes of Rolando Villazón and Aida Garifullina, the Choir Boys have invited two stars of classical music to be their guests. And instrumental support is provided by the band WienerWunderAllerlei and the brass ensemble phil Blech Wien.

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Various Artists – Best From The West – Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1 (1955/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Best From The West: Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1 (1955/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | MONO | Time – 23:55 minutes | 778 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | @ Blue Note Records

Originally released on 10-inch vinyl in early 1955, this album spotlights some of the best from Blue Note’s West Coast jazz roster of the day, as the title implies, recorded in Los Angeles and featuring prominent jazz musicians from both coasts such as Harry “Sweets” Edison, Stan Levey, Conte Candoli and Marty Paich. The “blindfold test” refers to the fact that this was originally issued with no credits, presenting a challenge to jazz fans to identify the players who were only revealed on the second volume of this series.

This note appeared on the original record jacket: “We’re curious to see which of Blue Note’s customers, long noted for their astute jazz tastes and discernment, can come up with a complete or at least partially correct answer”.

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T-SQUARE plus – History (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

T-SQUARE plus – History (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:00 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | @ Sony Music

T-Square is a Japanese jazz fusion band that was formed in 1978. They became famous in the late 70s and early 80s along with other Japanese fusion bands. Its most successful lineup included its members from 1986 to 1990: guitarist Masahiro Andoh, bassist Mitsuru Sutoh, saxophonist/flutist/EWI player Takeshi Itoh, keyboardist Hirotaka Izumi, and drummer Hiroyuki Noritake. They are known for songs such as “Truth”, “Japanese Soul Brothers”, “Takarajima”, and “Omens of Love” among others. “Truth” has been used as the theme for Fuji Television’s Formula One (F1) coverage from 1989 to 2000 and since 2012. An Arrangement of said tune, “Truth 21c” was used as the theme for Japan’s F1 2001 and 2002, respectively, and other remixes of “Truth” were used from 2003 to 2006.

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Tony Overwater & Bert van den Brink – Impromptu (2014) [Official Digital Download DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz]

Tony Overwater & Bert van den Brink – Impromptu (2014)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 56:53 minutes | 2,21 GB | Genre:Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: soundliaison.com |  © Sound Liaison
Recorded on April 2nd, 2012 at Studio Eleven Hilversum, the Netherlands

Harry and Michel, our good friends and advisors from the High End audio shop ”Rhapsody” in Hilversum, were celebrating the shops 25th anniversary.

They invited master bassist Tony Overwater and pianist extraordinaire Bert van den Brink to come and play a concert in the listening room of the shop.

The room was filled to the brim with audio enthusiasts, the closest listener being just a few feet from the musicians and the microphones.

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Travis – Everything At Once (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Travis – Everything At Once (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:22 minutes | 751 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Mora.jp | Artwork: Front cover | @ Red Telephone Box

Everything At Once’ is the brand new ten track studio album by Travis released on their own label Red Telephone Box and features the new single ‘3 Miles High’ a beautifully understated and uplifting acoustic track, featuring backing vocals from up and coming Norwegian artist Aurora. Written by Travis and produced by Michael Ilbert at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, ‘Everything At Once’ positively overflows with conviction and confidence; pushing boundaries while maintaining their classic sound.

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