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She Keeps Bees – Kinship (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

She Keeps Bees – Kinship (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:23 minutes | 675 MB | Genre: Blues, Folk Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BB*ISLAND

“New York duo discover and deploy the power of subtlety.. In all, a fiery triumph’ wrote Mojo of their acclaimed 2014 album Eight Houses. Now, they are diving even deeper. A meditative and endlessly turning clutch of songs, She Keeps Bees’ Kinship reasserts the band’s elegant power in a stream of loss and regeneration. Death, birth, both personal and in reflection of Earth itself emerge through Jessica Larrabee’s focused, empowered voice. With Larrabee and Andy LaPlant’s first album in four years, She Keeps Bees peels away their distorted guitars and fills the void with hypnotic organ, keyboards, strings, a tight bed of drum grooves, and a direct lyricism full of with wisdom and intention. “Dominance is a dead end, restore the balance..” Jessica sings in one song…. Kinship is an album that radiates its messages with deft knowledge and immeasurable strength.

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Twilight Transmissions – Temple Of Abandonment (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Twilight Transmissions – Temple Of Abandonment (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 61:03 minutes | 676 MB | Genre: Electronic / Dark ambient
Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp.com | Front cover

Here is a guide through abandoned mental institutions where the insane were used as test subjects. Inspired by Jeff Duke, he takes the plunge off the deep end with Twilight Transmissions into the word of forgotten realms of madness.

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Tim Daisy, Jason Stein – Bascule (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Tim Daisy, Jason Stein – Bascule (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:24 minutes | 563 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp.com | Front sleeve | © Peira

Chicago improv stalwarts Tim Daisy on drums and Jason Stein on bass clarinet in a studio recording of 5 pieces that range from purely free playing using extended techniques to work referencing modern free jazz…

Between two musicians lies a near infinite range of possibilities when working within the realm of free improvisation. Each brings their own viewpoint, history, and technique but it is how these dynamically interact which enables music to occur as opposed to an arbitrary sequence of sounds. From scrapes and breaths to something nearing jazz, Daisy and Stein obviously have a deep and wide exchange when together. — Peira Records

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Vladyslav Sendecki & Atom String Quartet – Le Jardin Oublie / My Polish Heart (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Vladyslav Sendecki & Atom String Quartet – Le Jardin Oublié / My Polish Heart (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:08:03 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Neuklang

The pianist Vladyslav Sendecki and the Atom String Quartet release a fascinating jazz album: Le Jardin Oublié is a metaphor for the forgotten, that which is believed to be lost, and the longed for – an inner view that gazes both into the past and the future – even touching fragmentarily on the basic existentialist concepts of being and nonexistence.

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Munchner Rundfunkorchester & Ivan Repusic – Suppe: Overtures (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Ivan Repušić – Suppé: Overtures (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 59:24 minutes | 605 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © BR-Klassik

Directly after Johann Strauss the Younger, Franz von Suppé is one of the most famous Austrian composers of the 19th century to have paid special tribute to the so-called light muse. His oeuvre includes nearly three dozen operettas and light operas as well as countless farces and comedies, which he loosened up by framing them with musical numbers. This was the typical repertoire of Old Viennese folk theatre, which he imaginatively enriched in his various capacities as Kapellmeister at the Theater in der Josefstadt and as “”chief composer and conductor”” at the Theater an der Wien, as well as on other stages of the Austrian capital later on. His most famous operettas are “”The Beautiful Galatea”” (1865), “”Fatinitza”” (1876) and “”Boccaccio”” (1879). Although most of his stage works have now been forgotten, his sparkling, animated, captivating and thrilling overtures are supremely vivacious, conveying this composers skill, his imagination in inventing catchy melodies, and also his creative abilities where design or instrumentation are concerned. Overtures such as “”Light Cavalry””, “”Poet and Peasant”” or “”Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna”” were indispensable parts of Viennese operettas golden age and have remained a regular feature of the citys musical life (e.g. the Vienna New Year’s Concerts) to this day. As Chief Conductor of the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ivan Repuic has selected some of Suppés best-known and most popular overtures for his new studio production. This album is paving the way for next years 200th anniversary of the composers birth.

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Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – The Capitol Studio Sessions (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – The Capitol Studio Sessions (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 57:20 minutes | 641 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Decca (UMO)

We love Jeff Goldblum for his iconic roles in things like Jurassic Park and Thor: Ragnarok, but there’s more to the man than halting line delivery and quirky characters. An accomplished pianist, he’s been performing at jazz clubs around Los Angeles and New York City with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, since the ’90s. Now, he’s finally ready to share his debut album, The Capitol Studios Sessions, on November 9th.

As revealed back in May, Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra signed to Universal’s classic label Decca for the release. Produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), The Capitol Studios Sessions sought to capture the playful atmosphere of the group’s weekly variety show at LA’s Rockwell Table and Stage by turning Capitol’s Studio A and B into an intimate dinner club. In front of a live audience, Goldblum and his fellow musicians delivered jazz standards while he riffed on his favorite performers and improvisational comedy.

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Ottmar Liebert – Three-Oh-Five (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ottmar Liebert – Three-Oh-Five (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 59:19 minutes | 800 MB | Genre: New Age
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover  | © Spiral Subwave Records International

Liebert spent most of last year working on two new, yet very different albums, Bare Wood 2002-2012 is a compilation of favorite songs from the first decade of music he recorded on his label. What makes this album different from other compilations is that he stripped the music down to the bare essentials; Flamenco guitar, bass and percussion. The keyboards, drum machines, electric guitars were removed. What remains is bare wood. Gorgeous rich wooden sound surrounded by a lot of space to breath and dream.

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Dizzie Gillespie – Stuttgart/Frankfurt ’61 (1970/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Dizzie Gillespie – Stuttgart/Frankfurt ’61 (1970/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:49 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD

Dizzie was one of the seminal figures of the bebop movement. These historic recordings bear witness to an important phase in the career of this exceptional trumpeter.

“Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up being similar to those of Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis’s emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy’s style was successfully recreated [….] Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time”. (Scott Yanow, AMG)

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Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Radoslaw Szulc & Bizjak Piano Duo – Bizjak Piano Duo (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Radoslaw Szulc & Bizjak Piano Duo – Bizjak Piano Duo (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:03:39 minutes | 509 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Onyx

Since winning two prizes at the ARD International Music Competition in 2005, Serbian sisters Sanja and Lidija Bizjak have achieved worldwide praise for their solo piano and piano duo performances alike: “brilliant sound, precise fingerwork, and excellent listening skills” – The Independent. For their debut recording on Onyx, they have created a superb programme consisting of two concertos for two pianos and orchestra by Poulenc and Martinu to frame compositions for two pianos alone: Stravinsky’s ‘Sonata’ and Shostakovich’s rarely heard ‘Concertino’. The sisters have appeared at the BBC Proms to great acclaim in Saint-Saens’ ‘Carnival of the Animals‘.

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Alfred Kramer, Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino – Castello Nights (2017) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Alfred Kramer, Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino – Castello Nights (2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 46:57 minutes | 1,85 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 46:57 minutes | 921 MB
Genre: Jazz | Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Booklet, Front Cover | © Fonè Jazz

For this Fonè Records release, pianist Paolo Birro, bassist Aldo Zunino and Alfred Kramer on drums, combines an audiophile program that includes such favorites as “Round About Midnight,” “I Can’t Get Started,” “On A Misty Night” and more. Recorded in stereo DSD on the Pyramix Recorder using dCS A/D and D/A converters.

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