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Seasick Steve – Love & Peace (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:51 minutes | 607 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Contagious

Tenth studio album by the American blues musician, which sees Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh record that offers the perfect antidote for the troubled times in which we live. Full of hope for the future, it’s a great mix of boogie, blues, rock, Americana and folk – all delivered in Seasick Steve’s unique style.


1. Seasick Steve – Love & Peace
2. Seasick Steve – Regular Man
3. Seasick Steve – I Will Do For You
4. Seasick Steve – Clock Is Running
5. Seasick Steve – Carni Days
6. Seasick Steve – Church Of Me
7. Seasick Steve – Toes in the Mud
8. Seasick Steve – My Woman
9. Seasick Steve – Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Boogie
10. Seasick Steve – Travelling Man
11. Seasick Steve – Ready Or Not
12. Seasick Steve – Mercy



Sea Girls – Open Up Your Head (2020) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:55:13 +0000 Read More]]>

Sea Girls – Open Up Your Head (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 49:40 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Polydor Records

The fast-rising British indie band may be completely unoriginal, but big melodies and easy charm shine through songs about the wistful end of adolescence.

Of all the teenage rites of passage the pandemic has put a stop to (spontaneous snogging, hanging round shopping centres unmasked, going to school), the sweat-sodden, full-body experience of the moshpit seems the most likely to be among adolescence’s permanent losses. Rowdy crowds are a fixture of teen-heavy gigs, from rap to EDM to hyper-polished pop. For a band like Sea Girls, the impact would be especially acute. Having constructed a reputation from years of energetic live shows, the four-piece now make the kind of instantly familiar, big-chorused, gnarly-guitared indie designed to facilitate catharsis and connection on a mass scale. In other words, their music is machine-tooled to get the pit pumping.

While they wait for a post-Covid world, Sea Girls (a double misnomer: they’re a group of lads who mainly hail from landlocked Leicestershire, the name taken from a misheard Nick Cave lyric) must rely on the headphone appeal of their meat-and-two-veg rock. To describe their style as overwhelmingly generic isn’t so much a criticism as an indisputable fact – if you try hard enough, you can hear pretty much every guitar band from the last 40 years in their debut, from Mumford and Sons to the Cure, the 1975 to Echo and the Bunnymen. There are post-punk revival riffs, plaintive Britpop-style singalongs, glittery synths beloved of the Killers, shades of grunge and U2-level bellowing – often all in a single song. On Do You Really Wanna Know? it’s even possible to detect strains of the kind of 90s novelty rock practised by Barenaked Ladies.


1. Sea Girls – Transplant
2. Sea Girls – All I Want To Hear You Say (Single Version)
3. Sea Girls – Do You Really Wanna Know?
4. Sea Girls – Lie To Me
5. Sea Girls – Call Me Out
6. Sea Girls – Closer
7. Sea Girls – Forever
8. Sea Girls – Weight In Gold
9. Sea Girls – Ready For More
10. Sea Girls – Violet
11. Sea Girls – Shake
12. Sea Girls – Damage Done
13. Sea Girls – You Over Anyone
14. Sea Girls – Moving On



Scott Hamilton, Paolo Birro, Alfred Kramer, Aldo Zunino – Live at Museo Piaggio (2020) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:54:14 +0000 Read More]]>

Scott Hamilton, Paolo Birro, Alfred Kramer, Aldo Zunino – Live at Museo Piaggio (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:19:31 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Fonè Records

This album is part of the recordings I made on the occasion of the concerts of the 1st edition of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio 2019. The concerts organized by Giulio Cesare Ricci were held at the Piaggio Auditorium located inside the famous Museum in Pontedera, the place where Piaggio was born and where it still continues to produce today.

Inside the Museum every year the public from all over the world can admire the Piaggio production made over the years, all the models of the Vespe and Ape, all the Aprilia, Gilera and Moto Guzzi motorcycles that have won national and international awards over time.

For each recording Giulio Cesare Ricci brought all his equipment both analog (Ampex ATR 102 Electronic Tube Ampex Model 351-1965, 2 tracks, 1/2 inch, 30ips modified by David Manley) and digital (Pyramix Recorder, dCS A/D and D/A converters).

As for the microphones he used his original collection of Neumann U47, U48, M49 in addition to the mike pre-amplifier and Signoricci cables.

Also for this recording he used a “field effect” recording technique, natural sound, without the use of equalizers, no sound expansion and compression systems….. all this to bring the listener to live again in his home hifi system, the live effect as if he were present at the concert.

The protagonists of this album are Scott Hamilton saxophone, Paolo Birro piano, Aldo Zunino bass and Alfred Kramer drums.

Scott Hamilton, considered to be one of the greatest mainstream saxophonists, has realized many albums with fonè appreciated by the public all over the world … all recorded in a place with natural acoustics but without the presence of the public.

In this case, however, it is the first live recording with the great American saxophonist in the company of three great jazz musicians Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino and Alfred Kramer, his usual partners when he performs in Italy.

Great realism, great dynamics, great music … an album not to be missed !!

Each listener, closing his eyes, will be able to relive the emotion of the live as if he were present at the performance of these four great artists.


01. If I Were A Bell
02. When The Sun Comes Out
03. Groovin’ high
04. Anos Dourados
05. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
06. Cherokee
07. If You Could See Me Now
08. Tiny’s Blues
09. Meglio Stasera
10. Pure Imagination



Sonic Youth – Live in Moscow 1989 (2019) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:53:43 +0000 Read More]]>

Sonic Youth – Live in Moscow 1989 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:05:50 minutes | 796 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth recorded live at Orlyonok Concert Hall, Moscow, April 12-13, 1989.

1. White Kross Drone (Live) (04:55)
2. White Kross (Live) (03:00)
3. Candle (Live) (05:13)
4. Kissability (Live) (03:22)
5. Silver Rocket (Live) (05:44)
6. Eric’s Trip (Live) (03:20)
7. The Sprawl (Live) (09:16)
8. ‘Cross the Breeze (Live) (05:45)
9. Teen Age Riot (Live) (04:38)
10. Hey Joni (Live) (04:24)
11. The Wonder (Live) (05:05)
12. Hyperstation (Live) (07:23)
13. Eliminator Jr. (Live) (03:45)



Sonic Youth – Live in Denver 1986 (2020) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:53:13 +0000 Read More]]>

Sonic Youth – Live in Denver 1986 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 37:39 minutes | 440 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © SY recordings

An all-ager-rager in Denver; I am so glad this one is up cuz my late ’80s live-tape-swapping-obsessive self has always been hopped up about this 1986 gig. It was right off a Europe run and a week later flat-splat into a summer Evol USA tour, SY were kicking around in a hot van gigging everywhere, coast to coast and back with the likes of Saccharine Trust and Dinosaur. It’s well documented in Lee journals and Thurston’s epic/hilarious Forced Exposure tour diary, the latter of which has a great shotgun-seat-sourced pic of T at the wheel as the van left the Lincoln Tunnel behind, off to finally join the trail their newfound SST brothers and sisters were also carving out town to town. Seems like a lot of those tour setlists understandably hit heavy on Evol tracks, even the previous year’s Bad Moon Rising tunes took a backseat (“Death Valley ’69” reportedly only played once this whole tour). But the Denver kids at the Turnverein (German Castle?) got the band midtour in ferocious form though with only five new tunes, six if you count the later-released “White Kross”. The mix on this is perfectly hot-board, guitars skull-split left and right, drums sounding amazing, the whole band almost blurry and slo-mo at times. Very much woozin it up through an especially-psychedelic middle stretch of “Death To Our Friends”/”I Love Her All the Time”/”Flower”/”Green Light” that must have melted stoner kids’ brains. You lose sense of which guitar is which as it all congeals into a big trippy gelatinous pile. Then a “Brother James”/”Kill Yr Idols” one-two punch that sounds like the rawest craziest versions I’ve heard, and finally “Expressway” taking one last peak then cooling it down (then my tape cut off). No knowledge of openers Death Valley Girls, Cage of Reason and Happy Girls, but lots of inspired stuff was in place in Denver’s early ’80s: Tom Headbanger gigs, Bum Kon, The Frantix, pre-SF Jello. Imagine this to have been a cool event for sure. Blasted this tape a lot in the car and it had a Feelies ’86 gig on the other side, so it was especially great to see them together on a bill later in 2008 at Battery Park. Someone I traded with and got this tape from made me a pink tie-dye J-card too which was nice icing on the cake! Hope you like this loud and large set like I do.


1. Sonic Youth – Tom Violence (Live)
2. Sonic Youth – White Kross (Live)
3. Sonic Youth – Shadow Of A Doubt (Live)
4. Sonic Youth – Star Power (Live)
5. Sonic Youth – Death To Our Friends (Live)
6. Sonic Youth – I Love Her All The Time (Live)
7. Sonic Youth – Flower (Live)
8. Sonic Youth – Green Light (Live)
9. Sonic Youth – Brother James (Live)
10. Sonic Youth – Kill Yr Idols (Live)
11. Sonic Youth – Expressway To Yr Skull (Live)



Song Sung – This Ascension is Ours (2020) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:52:43 +0000 Read More]]>

Song Sung – This Ascension is Ours (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 54:21 minutes | 608 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Night Time Stories

Twin sisters Georgina and Una McGeough who comprise Song Sung, grew up in Monaghan, a gnat’s width away from the border with Northern Ireland, and since the past decade have been based out of New York. Via a mutual friend, the film-maker Seamus Hanrahan, Song Sung got a connection to David Holmes (Killing Eve, Noel Gallagher), and following their chance meeting in early 2016, spent three days holed up in Holmes’ studio laying down the tracks for an album. They had been collaboratively bouncing tracks back and forth between New York and Belfast for a short period, with Holmes sending the arrangements and Song Sung writing the lyrics and vocal melodies. Fast forward four years and the result is a hypnotically unique sound that is strangely anthemic, coming on like a space-age girl-group transmitting directly from Jupiter. Holmes, known for his many film scores co-wrote and produced the album with fellow composer and Unloved band-mate Keefus Ciancia (True Detective and The Ladykillers). The pair have a long standing working relationship and have worked on numerous scores including The Fall and Killing Eve (for which they won a BAFTA) as well as both Unloved albums


01. Come to the Water
02. Telling Tales
03. Somewhere
04. Orbiting Slow (Here It Comes)
05. Take Some Time
06. Testimony of Tears
07. Let It Go (An Act of Sorrow)
08. The Mind’s Eye
09. Come Whispering, Come Half Awake
10. Nothing Ever Dies



Sonar with David Torn – Tranceportation Vol. 1 (2019) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:52:13 +0000 Read More]]>

Sonar with David Torn – Tranceportation Vol. 1 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:06 minutes | 422 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RareNoiseRecords

It remains an apt description for the outfit’s method of creating hypnotic pieces by gradually building intricate patterns of picked notes, plucked harmonics, mesmeric bass, and insistent rhythms. The music created by Stephan Thelen (tritone guitar), Bernard Wagner (tritone guitar), Christian Kuntner (tritone bass), Manuel Pasquinelli (drums, percussion) harnesses elements of rock, jazz and contemporary classical minimalism and fuses them to create a distinctive musical language.

Their partnership with David Torn began with their 2018 release, Vortex. Initially brought in as producer, such was Torn’s enthusiasm for the quartet’s music he couldn’t help but add his flowing brand of effusive, vivid soloing and textural layering across the breadth of the record.

While that was a spontaneous, off-the-cuff reaction to music that had been composed for a quartet, for Tranceportation the music has been specifically composed with Torn in mind from the very beginning.

Bringing a renowned and adventurous musicality to everything he does, Torn’s reputation as a ‘wild card’ instrumentalist has seen him work with an impressively wide array of diverse artists that includes David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Bill Bruford, David Sylvian, Tori Amos, Mick Karn, Madonna, Jeff Beck and Jan Garbarek among others.

With parts written and arranged for a new quintet formation of Sonar there’s a greater integration of space for improvisation and deeper sonic exploration built into the music.

Sonar’s principal composer, Stephan Thelen, says of Torn, “David is somebody I have known all my life through his music and really admire his work. So to get him over to work with us in Switzerland first as a producer and then as a player was really exciting.”
Torn’s fluid improvisations over Sonar’s tight clusters of sound added yet more depth to their work.

Recorded in Bellmund, Switzerland during a marathon five-day session that yielded over 80 minutes worth of material, they have chosen to release the first half of those sessions as Tranceportation Volume 1 in November 2019 with Volume 2 scheduled for release in May 2020.

Thelen, who in addition to his work for Sonar has previously been commissioned to write for the acclaimed Kronos Quartet, explains how the music of Tranceportation works. “The seven new pieces which make up the two volumes of Tranceportation are
all based on harmonically remarkably simple patterns that only consist of a few notes and that are, in one form or another, repeated throughout the whole piece, which is clearly where the ‘trance’ element comes in. However, using rhythmical techniques like isorhythms, polyrhythms and odd time signatures, these seemingly simple patterns actually subtly create complex rhythms and twisted sonic illusions.”

Likening this aspect of his work to the conceptual puzzles embedded within MC Escher’s paintings, Thelen explains that the repetitions don’t appear immediately obvious. “So, even if you only hear a few notes, it sometimes takes a very long time until the overall pattern is in fact repeated.”

While the conceptual and structural underpinning of Tranceportation’s music is vital, so too are the impassioned performances that resonate at the heart of the four tracks that make up Volume 1. Riding alongside the metronomic certainties of the sonic architecture, surges of dialogue and discursive ideas are vented and examined as the tension within the music builds and creative sparks fly.

At its heart, the compositions and performances on Tranceportation invites listeners to step away from the mundane and enter into the transformative space that Sonar and David Torn create. They say every journey begins with a step. This journey begins with your ears.

1. Labyrinth (14:26)
2. Partitions (05:37)
3. Red Sky (11:14)
4. Tunnel Drive (07:42)



Solveig Slettahjell – Come in from the Rain (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:51:43 +0000 Read More]]>

Solveig Slettahjell – Come in from the Rain (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:05 minutes | 859 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ACT Music

The vibe right through this album is well-judged, the storytelling is compelling. There are timeless old tales like Buddy Johnson’s ‘Since I Fell For You’ or Irving Berlin’s ‘How Deep Is The Ocean’, stories to be rediscovered afresh like ‘I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City’ and more recent ones like ‘Johnsburg, Illinois’ by Tom Waits. And there are new ones like ‘So I Borrow Your Smile’, her own composition. These songs may come from folk or jazz or pop, yet Slettahjell and her highly accomplished musicians always make them individual, tasteful and authentic. And the subtle way she bends notes, always bringing them into perfectly true-pitched final focus is nothing short of miraculous. Every time.


01. Come in from the Rain (4:08)
02. On the Street Where You Live (3:45)
03. You’re Driving Me Crazy (2:48)
04. Since I Fell for You (4:04)
05. So I Borrow Your Smile (4:40)
06. How Deep Is the Ocean (4:51)
07. Now or Never (3:13)
08. I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City (4:20)
09. Johnsburg, Illinois (4:35)
10. Round Midnight (6:47)



Sofja Gulbadamova – Idylle (2020) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:51:13 +0000 Read More]]>

Sofja Gülbadamova – Idylle (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:17:40 minutes | 638 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © haenssler CLASSIC

Die Auswahl der auf diesem Album zuhörenden Klaviermusik erfolgte durch die Pianistin in einer sehr persönlichen Weise. Sie beschreibt sie als„ Zwiegespräch mit der eignen Seele“ und eine Musik, die „in gewisser Weise besonders glücklich“ macht. Nach dem Erfolg der im Februar 2020 erschienen CD „Hungarian Melody“ ist dies die zweite Veröffentlichung der Künstlerin bei hänssler CLASSIC. Sofja Gülbadamova gewann eineVielzahl von Wettbewerben in Europa und Nordamerika. Sie arbeitet mit etlichen Dirigenten und Orchestern zusammen und ist seit 2017 künstlerische Leiterin des Internationalen Brahmsfestes Mürzzuschlag (Österreich). In der Presse wurde die „poetischeSchönheit“ ihres Spiels und ihre „frappierende Musikalität, Klangfantasie, tiefenentspannte Pianistik und erstaunlich vielfältige Gestaltungspalette“ gefeiert.


01. Sofja Gülbadamova – Idylle, Op. 103
02. Sofja Gülbadamova – Barcarolle in F-Sharp Major, Op. 60
03. Sofja Gülbadamova – Idylle, Op. 94 No. 3
04. Sofja Gülbadamova – Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20: I. Allegro piacevole
05. Sofja Gülbadamova – Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20: II. Larghetto
06. Sofja Gülbadamova – Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20: III. Allegretto
07. Sofja Gülbadamova – Jeg elsker dig, Op. 41 No. 3
08. Sofja Gülbadamova – Pieces from “Cinderella”, Op. 97: No 10, Adagio (The Prince and Cinderella)
09. Sofja Gülbadamova – Du bist die Ruh, S. 558 (After Schubert’s D. 776)
10. Sofja Gülbadamova – Poèmes “Le rossignol éperdu” (Excerpts): No. 50, La fête de Terpsichore
11. Sofja Gülbadamova – Poèmes “Le rossignol éperdu” (Excerpts): No. 16, Les rêveries du Prince Eglantine
12. Sofja Gülbadamova – Poèmes “Le rossignol éperdu” (Excerpts): No. 40, Faunesse dansante
13. Sofja Gülbadamova – Poèmes “Le rossignol éperdu” (Excerpts): No. 48, Le réveil de Flore
14. Sofja Gülbadamova – Poèmes “Le rossignol éperdu” (Excerpts): No. 26, Mirage
15. Sofja Gülbadamova – Poèmes “Le rossignol éperdu” (Excerpts): No. 28, Matinée parisienne
16. Sofja Gülbadamova – Idylle, Op. 4 No. 1
17. Sofja Gülbadamova – 7 Etudes on Song Melodies “Earl Wild” (Excertps): No. 5, Embraceable You
18. Sofja Gülbadamova – 7 Etudes on Song Melodies “Earl Wild” (Excertps): No. 2, Somebody Loves Me
19. Sofja Gülbadamova – 7 Etudes on Song Melodies “Earl Wild” (Excertps): No. 1, The Man I Love



Steve Roach – The Sky Opens (Live 2019) (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz] Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:49:44 +0000 Read More]]>

Steve Roach – The Sky Opens (Live 2019) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:58:11 minutes | 2,14 GB | Genre: Ambient, Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Projekt Records

Magnificent, majestic and voluminous truly describes the expansive sonic experience spanning this 140-minute 2-CD set. The Sky Opens represents a sublime moment in the evolution of Steve’s 40-year history within the ambient/electronic genre. His sound manifests through an artistic process of real-time engaged interaction where his vision is channeled through a blend of technology, composition and improvisation, all captured in the moment of creation. This transpires for Steve in the studio as well as in live settings where mostly hardware instruments bring his studio environment to the stage.

This album takes a unique approach to documenting live electronic music; the listener is fully immersed in an acoustic expanse that completely embraces the music. The Sky Opens presents his 2019 Ambient Church concert in its entirety experienced within the warm, reverberant sanctuary of the 95-year-old First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, California. Microphones in multiple locations throughout the church capture the emotional, breathing dynamic of the music combined with the acoustic influence of the 1200-capacity audience. Blending this with Steve’s live console mix, the album balances the magnificent natural ambience with subtle detail fine-tuned by mastering engineer Howard Givens.

Along with a disc’s worth of of all-new material, The Sky Opens includes the first-time live expression of the seminal minimalist-ambient “Structures from Silence” performed on the classic Oberheim OB-8. As the set evolves, five tracks from Steve’s epic ethno-atmospheric landmark Dreamtime Return are elevated to a new level by the influence of the sacred sonic space and mesmerized audience.

The Sky Opens is a pinnacle moment reaching towards places beyond. Ultimately the pure emotion, passion and vision of Steve’s work is elegantly brought forth in this dynamic performance; the sky opens indeed.

1. Structures From Silence (Live 2019) (10:12)
2. Mercurius Presence (Live 2019) (06:33)
3. The Mystic Within (Live 2019) (11:27)
4. The Sky Opens (Live 2019) (11:53)
5. Merge Infinite (Live 2019) (31:19)
6. The Continent (Live 2019) (08:18)
7. Songline (Live 2019) (05:31)
8. Time of the Ancients (Live 2019) (07:22)
9. Magnificent Gallery (Live 2019) (04:08)
10. Circular Ceremony (Live 2019) (07:11)
11. Looking For Safety (Live 2019) (14:18)