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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Metronomy – Love Letters (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24/96]

Metronomy – Love Letters (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:25 minutes | 951 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © Because Music

Given the critical and commercial success of The English Riviera, Metronomy could have easily spent another album or two expanding on its polished, erudite pop. However, they’re too mercurial a band to do the obvious thing. On Love Letters, they abandon their previous album’s sleek precision for fuzzy analog charm.

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Herbie Mann – Caminho de Casa (1990/2004) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

Herbie Mann – Caminho de Casa (1990/2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:45 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz,Latin Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Chesky Records

Caminho De Casa was flutist Herbie Mann’s third album with his group Jasil Brazz and his first for Chesky Records. Re-issued for the first time in Hybrid Multi-Channel SACD, this 1990 recording from the legendary RCA Studio A in New York City features a rich repertoire including compositions from prominent Brazilian composers of the time including Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Nelson Ayres and Roberto Carlos.

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Friar Alessandro – Voice Of Joy (2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

Friar Alessandro – Voice Of Joy (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:06:00 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Classical, Holiday
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Decca Records

Since the release of his debut album Voice from Assisi in 2012, Friar Alessandro has captured the hearts of people around the world with his beautiful voice and enormous warmth. His new album is now set to fill those same hearts and many, many more with the purest of joy. Voice of Joy is a collection of traditional Christmas carols, seasonal melodies and sacred arias, recorded in two very different locations: the United Kingdom and Bethlehem, the latter in the heart of the Holy Land.

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Yundi – Beethoven: Emperor Concerto; Schumann: Fantasy (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24/96]

Beethoven: Emperor Concerto; Schumann: Fantasy – Yundi (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:52 miniutes  | 1.28 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Deutsche Grammophon

Yundi Li was propelled on to the international stage when he won first prize at the XIV Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18, becoming the youngest and first Chinese winner in the history of the prestigious competition. He has since caused a sensation in the world’s leading concert halls.

During his tours, recitals and concertizing, performing some of the greatest masterpieces of piano literature, it seemed inevitable that this fine artist would eventually record Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. Yundi Li performed this work with conductor Daniel Harding and the Berlin Philharmonic. The recording also includes a performance of a fascinating solo work, Schumann’s Fantasie in C major. These are works that invite music lovers to compare different artists and interpretations.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann
Performer: Yundi Li
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Tomaso Albinoni – Albinoni Concerti a cinque op.10 (Harmonices Mundi dir. Claudio Astronio) (2009) [LINN FLAC 24/96]

Tomaso Albinoni – Albinoni Concerti a cinque op.10 (Harmonices Mundi dir. Claudio Astronio) [2009]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 72:10 minutes | 1,49 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: LinnRecords.com | Covers & Digital Booklet

A wonderful recording of Albinoni with the ensemble Harmonices Mundi under the musical direction of Claudio Astronio presented by ARTS with 24bit/96kHz sound.

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Linkin Park – Meteora {Deluxe Version} (2003/2016) [Mora FLAC 24/96]

Linkin Park – Meteora {Deluxe Version} (2003/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:38 minutes | 966 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Mora.jp | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

Following their successful debut, Linkin Park released their chart-topping sophomore recording Meteora. The album would earn the covenant spot in sixteen different countries. Incorporating their trademark sound, the band delivered exhilarating guitars and riveting rapped verses. The sure-fired hit yielded the six singles, “Somewhere I Belong,” “Faint,” “Lying from You,” “Numb,” “Breaking the Habit” and “Session.” “Numb” would become one of the biggest songs of the year and “Session” was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the GRAMMYS®. The record solidified the group’s standing as bona fide rock legends.

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