Big French – Stone Fish (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Big French - Stone Fish (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Big French
Album: Stone Fish
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 184 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Stone Fish is the ambitious, complex second full-length from New York-based experimental pop group Big French, arriving four years after their 2013 debut, Downtown Runnin, as well as a cassette EP. The album almost sounds like the work of an entirely different band than its predecessor. On their first full-length, Big French played a bizarre blend of bombastic prog rock and knotty post-punk, with most of the album’s 18 songs falling under the two-minute mark. While the album was intriguing, it was quite hard to listen to due to songwriter Quentin Moore’s annoyingly high-pitched, squeaky voice, which fell somewhere in between Danielson’s Daniel Smith, Perry Farrell, and Scharpling & Wurster’s character Timmy von Trimble. Thankfully, he has a more regular vocal range on Stone Fish, immediately making the album considerably more palatable. Big French don’t rock out on Stone Fish as much as they did on Downtown Runnin; they tone down the heavy guitars and punk tempos and go for more of a jittery, minimalist art rock sound. Surprisingly, this album sounds way more lo-fi than their debut, with the drums generally sounding buried behind smudgy tape effects and scratchy guitars. On the peppy “Words Appear,” the group stuffs a multitude of cartoonish noise bursts into little more than a minute. Moore’s abstract, poetic lyrics retain a childlike quality, describing animals and inanimate objects that can talk, and questioning the presence or existence of things. However, he’s more direct and poignant on later tracks like “Second Kid with You” and “My Angel.” Zach Phillips, who ran the excellent OSR Tapes until 2016, plays numerous instruments on the album, and it actually sounds a lot closer to his band Blanche Blanche Blanche than previous Big French recordings, particularly on tracks such as standout “The New Cochlear Sun.” Stone Fish is brimming with ideas, and is easily Big French’s best work to date.

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Unruly Child – Reigning Frogs: The Box Set Collection (2017) [CD FLAC]

Unruly Child - Reigning Frogs: The Box Set Collection (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Unruly Child
Album: Reigning Frogs: The Box Set Collection
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 1.95 gb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

This exclusive, limited edition, brand new box set includes the rare and hard-to-find releases from the band’s catalog. In all, five full length studio albums and one DVD are included in this beautifully packaged, must have release for Unruly Child Band fans. “Reigning Frogs – The Box Set Collection” contents: 1) “Waiting For The Sun”, which was originally released in 1998 and featured the line-up of singer Kelly Hansen (ex-Hurricane, now with Foreigner), Gowdy and Jay Schellen (with special guest Ricky Phillips of Styx on bass). 2)”The Basement Demos”, which features all the demos that the band recorded in preparation for their first record for Interscope Records. The album also includes a bonus DVD with rare in-studio interviews and recording sessions from the same period. 3)”UCIII”, an album which sees another Unruly Child incarnation featuring Gowdy with Guy Allison and Philip Bardowell taking on vocal duties. While slightly more proggy at times, “UCIII” still retains the overall vibe that fans loved about Unruly Child. 4) “Worlds Collide”, which featured the full reunion of the original lineup of the band (Gowdy-Allison-Free-Antonino-Schellen). This release truly brought back the magic of the early demos and the first record. 5)”Down The Rabbit Hole” is an independently released album – very much sought after by collectors – which was only sold in a limited number of copies via the band’s website in 2014. Another fine and classic melodic rock release featuring the original line-up.
The Box Set houses the CDs in vinyl replica and includes all lyrics, a total of three bonus tracks (unreleased outside Japan) and a 20 page booklet, including exclusive stories personally written by Gowdy, Free, and Allison as well as photos from their archives.

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Elton John – 17-11-70+ (2017) [CD FLAC]

Elton John - 17-11-70+ (2017) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Elton John
Album: 17-11-70+
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 471 mb
Source: LP
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

The original live album, recorded in NYC on November 17, 1970, (U.K. calendar style used for title ’17-11-70′) has now been remastered and issued on 180 gram vinyl. The title is a mix of early original compositions as well as cover songs. One in a series of vinyl releases to mark Elton John’s 50th anniversary in the music industry.

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