Whysowhite – Whysowhite (2013) [Bandcamp FLAC 24/44,1]

Whysowhite – Whysowhite (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 53:57 minutes | 625 MB | Genre: Funk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp.com | Front cover

Whysowhite’s eponymous album combines hip-hop inspired lyrical flows with some super funky bass guitar riffs, while changing things up with the reggae-influenced track “too much” and the epic rock ballad “∞”. If you were drunk enough, you might just think that an equally inebriated funk band in New Orleans had swum its way up the Mississippi, somersaulted onto the shores of Lake Michigan and recorded this album with whatever bourbon was still bouncing through its bloodstream. One can’t help but think that this is a band you’re meant to witness live from the cramped back room of a dingy bar in Chicago…or, for that matter, the French Quarter.

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Tim Hugh – Hands On Heart: Live at Wigmore Hall (2008) [Naim FLAC 24/88,2]

Tim Hugh – Hands On Heart: Live at Wigmore Hall (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 74:00 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: NAIM label.com | Digital booklet

Tim Hugh, principle cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, is widely regarded as the one of the great British cellists of the 21st century. This recording also features top Russian accompanist Olga Sitkovetsky (piano).

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The Horrors – Luminous (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24/96]

The Horrors – Luminous (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:39 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Alternative
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © XL Recordings

British garage punk revivalists who transformed into moody rockers with critical acclaim for their merger of goth, post-punk, and shoegaze. Recorded over 15 months in the band’s east London studio-laboratory-bunker with co-producer Craig Silvey (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, The National), Luminous is the follow-up to the band’s 2007 debut Strange House, the Mercury-nominated Primary Colours (2009), and the critically-acclaimed Skying (2011). Tasking themselves with moving onwards, The Horrors determined to make an album that was brighter, more positive, more electronic.

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The Flaming Lips – The Terror (2013) {Deluxe Edition} [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

The Flaming Lips – The Terror (2013) {Deluxe Edition}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 101:38 minutes | 2,23 GB | Genre :Rock, Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

The Terror is the long-awaited release by The Flaming Lips. Produced by Dave Fridmann, it features nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works, along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective than one might expect. The Terror is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over the band’s nearly 30-year career of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with breathtaking splashes of darkness and light, pleasure and pain, chaos and order. Absolutely essential.

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek (2014) {Deluxe Edition} [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek (2014) [Deluxe]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:36 minutes | 970 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Streamline/Columbia/Interscope

Three years after the release of their first collaboration “The Lady Is A Tramp”, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga are back with a brand new collaboration – a full album of classic jazz standards: Cheek To Cheek. Tony & Gaga became fast friends after meeting backstage at a charity gala in early 2011, and the start of their musical love affair was captured in the rousing and vibrant rendition of “Tramp” that appeared on Tony’s Grammy Award-winning album Duets II.

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Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska – Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 (2013) [eClassical FLAC 24/96]

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 / Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 74:06 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: eClassical.com | Digital Booklet
* Grammy winner 2014 – Best Orchestral Performance *

The seven Sibelius symphonies span a quarter of a century in all (1899–1924) and encompass a complete world. Were one to choose two that reveal the furthermost poles of his symphonic art, they would be the two recorded here, the First and Fourth; the one an essay in the received tradi tion, the other a work so original and inward-looking as to open up an entirely new world, and inconceivable from the vantage point of the 1890s.

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Rob Zombie – Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24/44,1]

Rob Zombie – Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:44 minutes | 491 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © UMe

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is the highly-anticipated fifth solo album by the seven-time GRAMMY nominee. It features the thrilling first single, “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown” and includes the standouts “Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga,” “Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures” and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band.” Rob Zombie continuously challenges audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film and publishing. He is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film.

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Riot Jazz Brass Band – Sousamaphone (2013) [Bandcamp FLAC 24/44,1]

Riot Jazz Brass Band – Sousamaphone (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 32:04 minutes | 426 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp.com | Front cover | © First Word Records

Riot Jazz’s brass-heavy jazz combo pack a hefty punch. Following on from their storming debut single in May, Riot Jazz Brass Band are back with a full-length album of horn-fuelled dancefloor heaters. The Manchester-based group have been making waves for 5 years now, blowing away audiences across Europe with their infectious live shows. Based around the creative nucleus of Nick Walters (Trumpet) and Steve Pycroft (Drums) they take their influences from the likes of Hot 8 Brass Band and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, adding an unmistakably Mancunian twist.

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Prince – Around The World In A Day (1985/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24/192]

Prince – Around The World In A Day (1985/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:33 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Rock, Funk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

Around The World In A Day is Prince’s double Platinum classic. This seminal masterpiece follows the success of Purple Rain, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200. Adding a variety of psychedelic elements to his sound, the albums features Top Ten hits including “America,” “Pop Life” and “Raspberry Beret”.

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Natalia M. King – Soulblazz (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24/44,1]

Natalia M. King – Soulblazz (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:17 minutes | 580 MB | Genre: Jazz, Blues
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front cover | Label: Harmonia Mundi/Jazzvillage

The American Francophile, Natalia M. King, is an artist of great integrity, one who carries the heritage of black music in her soul, its rhythmical groove as well as its strong sense of identity and passionate commitment. After a recording pause, King has decided to break her silence. She returns with an album of blazing new tracks, most of which are self-composed.

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