Close Talker – Lens (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Close Talker - Lens (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Close Talker
Album: Lens
Genre: Indie
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 280 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Close Talker is an indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Canada. The band has released two full-length albums and toured relentlessly across North America, Europe, and the UK. For fans of Bombay Bicycle Club, Local Natives and Foals

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Lars Danielsson – Liberetto III (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Lars Danielsson - Liberetto III (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Lars Danielsson
Album: Liberetto III
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 290 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

For Lars Danielsson, that consummate craftsman of sound on both cello and bass, the power of music resides in melody. It is the heart from which everything else develops, and his Liberetto ensemble has stayed true to this principle again in its third album.

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Gucci Mane – Droptopwop (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Gucci Mane - Droptopwop (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Gucci Mane
Album: Droptopwop
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 196 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Atlanta-based rapper and trap pioneer Gucci Mane made his mainstream debut in 2005 with his first national hit, “Icy.” However, he became involved in a quarrel with that song’s collaborator, Young Jeezy, and found himself facing murder charges in the Georgia courts. The skirmish would kick off a storied narrative that defined his career. Before the dramatic arc, Gucci Mane (born Radric Davis) loved to compose rhymes, writing poetry as a child in elementary school in his native Birmingham, Alabama. During the fourth grade, he moved to Atlanta with his single mother. By the time high school started, Gucci Mane had already spent time in a recording studio. The glamour and fashion sense of rappers like Big Daddy Kane motivated him to put words to music. His debut single, “Black Tee,” was a hit on the local scene and earned him a contract with Big Cat Records. In May 2005, the label released his debut album, Trap House, which peaked at the number one spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The beef with Young Jeezy originated from a fight over the rights to the album’s “Icy” hit single, which spawned a number of diss tracks traded between the two. Within the same month of the LP’s release, Gucci Mane was arrested for murder following an altercation in which he shot at a group of five men who burst into his friend’s house, threatening to kill the rapper. As it turned out, the murdered attacker was an associate of Young Jeezy, who denied any involvement with the incident. Gucci Mane declared in court that it was self-defense, and by January 2006, Georgia prosecutors dropped all charges, citing lack of evidence. However, the legal issues would only continue for the next decade. After being released from jail (on charges unrelated to the murder) that same month, he quickly went back into the studio to make his second album, Hard to Kill, which was released in October. He took the song “Go Head” from his first album and made it the lead single for the second in order to make up for the time taken away from promoting Trap House. The State vs. Radric Davis, his second official album, was released in December 2009 following a dizzying array of dozens of mixtapes. The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted followed in 2010 with guest shots from Estelle, Nicki Minaj, and Wyclef. Featuring the single “Mouth Full of Gold” with special guest Birdman, the “street album” The Return of Mr. Zone 6 followed in 2011, along with two collaborative albums, 1017 Bricksquad Presents…Ferrari Boyz with Waka Flocka Flame and Baytl with V-Nasty. A second volume of Gucci Mane’s The State vs. Radric Davis mixtape would drop in 2013. Entitled The State vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings, it featured appearances from Migos, Young Scooter, Peewee Longway, Verse Simmonds, Young Dolph, Rocko, and Young Thug. In late 2013, his scraps with the law finally came to a head. He agreed to a plea deal over a firearms possession charge and would not emerge from prison until May 2016. During his two years of incarceration, Gucci Mane would release close to 30 mixtapes. The rapper would have a landmark year in 2016. His ninth studio album, Everybody Looking, arrived mere months after his release from prison. Issued on his own label, Guwop Enterprises, the LP debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and boasted high-profile guest appearances such as Drake, Kanye West, and Young Thug. Keeping up with his prolific reputation, Gucci Mane released his tenth album just five months later. Woptober featured Rick Ross, Travis Scott, and Young Dolph. Guwop also scored his first Billboard number one single with the Rae Sremmurd hit “Black Beatles.” To close out his busy 2016, he dropped his third album of the year, Return of the East Atlanta Santa, which debuted in the Billboard Top 20. ~ Cyril Cordor & Neil Z. Yeung

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Cayetana – New Kind of Normal (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Cayetana - New Kind of Normal (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Cayetana
Album: New Kind of Normal
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 270 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Since the group’s inception in 2014, Cayetana has exemplified the beauty and spirit of perseverance and DIY. They started as three friends who were barely acquainted with their instruments and in just three years have become one of the most promising bands in indie music. The Philadelphia trio’s debut LP, Nervous Like Me, gained the band critical acclaim, a dedicated fan base, and tours with bands like The Menzingers, Against Me!, Waxahatchee and The Bouncing Souls. The follow-up, New Kind of Normal, retains the pop sensibility and candid songwriting of its predecessor, yet exhibits a clear growth in sonic diversity. Coupling expertly crafted, hooky pop songs like lead single “Mesa,” with sparse, dark, and deeply emotional synth-laden tracks like “World,” New Kind of Normal is a record that captures quiet moments of crushing vulnerability and the hardened highs of personal strength with equal grace.

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The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (2017) [CD FLAC]

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: The Beatles
Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition]
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 1.02 gb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

It was 50 years ago when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally
acclaimed album. The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, sourced directly from the four-track masters at Abbey Road Studios in London, and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin. This extensive collection gives an unprecedented insight into how The Beatles made their ground-breaking album. The box set features a new stereo version by Giles Martin and 33 tracks from the Sgt. Pepper sessions that place you in the studio as the group develop the songs.

4 Audio CDs:
A new stereo mix of the album by Giles Martin. Sgt. Pepper Sessions on 2 CDs with over 100 minutes of audio illustrating how the album was created. Newly mixed from the original four-track tapes, most of the material is previously unreleased. Also contains the original 1967 mono mix of the album and bonus tracks including three previously unreleased mixes.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Works Vol. 2 [Remastered Deluxe Edition] (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Works Vol. 2 [Remastered Deluxe Edition] (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Album: Works Vol. 2 [Remastered Deluxe Edition]
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 784 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

After the rather dull Works, Vol. 1, the highly underrated Works, Vol. 2 is a godsend. Works, Vol. 1 took their pompous, bombastic, keyboard-driven prog rock epics to the limit; had it been stripped of its excesses and coupled with the strongest cuts from Works, Vol. 2, the band may have had an enormous success with critics and fans alike. Volume 2’s brief, eclectic compositions cover an array of musical styles, combining stimulating originals and handsomely orchestrated renditions of “Maple Leaf Rag,” “Honky Tonk Train Blues,” and “Show Me the Way to Go Home.” Lake peppers the tunes with guitar and bass flourishes, resulting in some of his most challenging instrumental work, and both he and Palmer deliver incredibly strong performances. Meanwhile,Peter Sinfield contributes some of his most mature and accomplished lyrics. Emerson’s work is solid and creative, but sounds a bit dated, which is part of why the band couldn’t endure. Unlike some ELP albums, Volume 2’s brief pieces sustain interest; there really isn’t a weak tune in the set. The five instrumentals are highlighted by two short prog rock tunes, including the jazzy “Bullfrog,” which features Lake’s brief jazz bass solo and Palmer’s fluid, versatile drumming. “Barrelhouse Shake-down” and “Maple Leaf Rag” showcase Emerson’s superb ragtime and barrelhouse piano playing, and Palmer’s jazz fusion/marching band piece, “Close But Not Touching,” features horns and Lake’s psychedelic electric guitar lines. The vocal pieces are equally interesting. “Brain Salad Surgery” is progressive jazz-rock that bears some resemblance to King Crimson’s “Cat Food,” unsurprising since each features Lake singing Sinfield’s lyrics. And, of course, there is the hit “I Believe in Father Christmas,” a beautiful Lake/Sinfield composition that highlights Lake’s strong voice and vibrant acoustic guitar.

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