Mise En Scene – Still Life on Fire (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Mise En Scene
Album: Still Life on Fire
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 152 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit


Winnipeg rockers Mise En Scene are back with their sophomore full-length, Still Life on Fire. The title seems to convey the paradoxes this record is about: calm acceptance of how life is, but with an underlying burning, persistent passion.

After the pretty intro, in which lead singer Stefanie Blondal Johnson intones “I don’t wanna lie,” the ragged passion becomes apparent from her scream 13 seconds into “Closer.” While Johnson is capable of a husky snarl almost reminiscent of the Distillers’ Brody Dalle, she can also deliver soaring, clear melodies along the lines of Neko Case with just as much vigour.

Musically, this record delivers gritty guitars, punchy rhythms and catchy melodies (see the falsetto “ooh” parts on “Guts/Glory” and “Scout”). “I’m Ok” and “Still Life on Fire” offer some breathing room and lyrical vulnerability, as Johnson shares her search for purpose. “I’m Ok” starts with the lines “I don’t know where I’m gonna go from here / The constellations aren’t clear.”

The album ends on a bright point, with the chiming glockenspiel and ringing guitar chords of “Same Hearts” evoking stereotypical Springsteen, including the use of the title phrase as evocative chorus lyrics. While press materials mention Johnson’s residency at Banff Centre for the Arts and seem to partially attribute her subsequent writer’s block to being surrounded by classical musicians and sheet music, she turns this around at the end of the record, by including a lush, classically orchestrated outro that carries on the chords from “Same Hearts.”

Personal and artistic growth is evident here, but it seems like Mise En Scene have managed to stay true to themselves along the way. (Light Organ)

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Lorde – Melodrama (Japan Edition) (2017) [CD FLAC]

Lorde - Melodrama (Japan Edition) (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Lorde
Album: Melodrama (Japan Edition)
Genre: Pop
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 630 mb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit


Following LORDEs highly-anticipated return with the new single Green Light, the singer sets the release of her second full-length album Melodrama for June 16 via LAVA/Republic Records. Melodrama includes the brand new track Liability, produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff, and the current single Green Light, produced by Lorde, Jack Antonoff, and Frank Dukes.

Green Light immediately launched the GRAMMY Award-winning singer to the top worldwide trending topic on Facebook and Twitter, amassing an incredible 2 billion impressions on Twitter alone within its first 24 hours.

Rolling Stone praised her return single as a reflection of her own emerging adulthood and The FADER declared the track as a true pop anthem made for both earbud strutting and the club. Pitchfork named Green Light best new track, concluding the euphoria of Green Light is a new look for this 20-year-old who first appeared as a shadowy teenaged mystic. She doles it out carefully, true to her inability to find closure. But when it hits, she is radiant.

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