St. Vincent – St. Vincent (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: St. Vincent
Title: St. Vincent
Genre: Alternative
Release Date: 2014
Duration: 00:40:05
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Loma Vista / Republic Records

A musical polymath whose St. Vincent project gained praise for emotionally intricate songwriting and blend of rock, jazz, electronic, and classical touches. The singer-songwriter’s fifth album, is a compelling and notably eccentric pop rock album. St. Vincent is a fusion of new age Madonna meets new wave. The self-titled album truly shows off the multi-instrumentalist’s talents, infusing bold, energetic songs with more vulnerable titles.

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Slowly Rolling Camera – Slowly Rolling Camera (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Slowly Rolling Camera
Title: Slowly Rolling Camera
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2014
Duration: 01:00:00
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz
Label: Edition Records

Slowly Rolling Camera, teams up composer Dave Stapleton, producer Deri Roberts, vocalist-lyricist Dionne Bennett & drummer Elliot Bennett. Their music has distinct echoes of the ‘invisible soundtracks’ of UK progressives Cinematic Orchestra & 4Hero combining double bass led grooves, with shifting rhythms & arresting harmonies all skilfully performed by some of the best jazz musicians in the UK.

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Skrillex – Recess (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Skrillex
Title: Recess
Genre: Dance
Release Date: 2014
Duration: 00:46:29
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: OWSLA/Big Beat/ATL

Recess was conceived and recorded in Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul, London, Stockholm, San Francisco & Brooklyn with guests like Ragga Twins, Chance The Rapper, Diplo, Passion Pit vocalist Michael Angelakos, OWSLA stars Kill The Noise, Alvin Risk & up-comers Milo & Otis to name just a handful. The record sees Skrillex delivering on his promise as a fully-fledged musician, taking the listener by the wrist for a celestial reconciliation with innocence, escape, passion, and love while pulling from every imaginable influence within and outside of electronic music.

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Shellac – Dude Incredible (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Shellac
Title: Dude Incredible
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2014
Duration: 00:32:38
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: Touch and Go Records

This is Shellac’s fifth studio album. Recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve’s Electrical Audio studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road. Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac.

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Shakira – Shakira. (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Shakira
Title: Shakira.
Genre: Pop
Release Date: 2014
Duration: 00:41:41
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: RCA/Sony Latin Iberia

This is Shakira’s tenth studio album since she began her career in 1990. The self-titled album is an English record that was initially scheduled to be released in 2012, but was pushed back due to the singer’s pregnancy. Shakira. features the single “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” a duet with fellow Grammy-winning artist Rihanna. The title peaked at number fifteen on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart after its release in January 2014.

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Shakira – El Dorado (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Shakira
Title: El Dorado
Genre: Pop
Release Date: 2017
Duration: 00:43:56
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Label: Sony Music Latin

El Dorado is the eleventh studio album by Colombian musician Shakira. Instead of a refined effort, El Dorado is a mixture of different musical elements. Shakira channels the past for old fans and scopes the current landscape for new fans while those previously released duets are awkwardly thrown in there. It’s not a clear comeback album, but El Dorado cleverly cashes in on the versatility of Latin music’s golden superstar.

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Shai Maestro – The Road To Ithaca (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Shai Maestro
Title: The Road To Ithaca
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2013
Duration: 01:02:09
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: Laborie Jazz

After five years with Avishai Cohen, Israeli pianist Shai Maestro struck out with his own trio — his eponymous first record was one of the bestselling jazz albums in France in 2012. Once again tightly linked in with the same team Jorge Roeder (double bass) and Ziv Ravitz (drums), Maestro offers a series of new compositions illustrating a rich and exciting musical universe.

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Shahin Novrasli – Bayati (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Shahin Novrasli
Title: Bayati
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2014
Duration: 01:02:34
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: Bee Jazz

Shahin Novrasli is an Azerbaijani jazz pianist. Elegantly blending his classical knowledge, Azerbaijan’s traditional folk “Mugham” and his jazz influences, Shahin created his own unique and accomplished musical universe, where he combines eastern and western cultures. A gentle wave of exotic melodies, powerful and sharp harmonies, capricious eastern rhythms struck by an American Jazz lightning, majestic and vigorous.

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Ron Carter – Ron Carter’s Great Big Band (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Ron Carter
Title: Ron Carter’s Great Big Band
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2011
Duration: 00:53:15
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Sunnyside Communicat

Ron Carter is one of the most recorded bassists in jazz. In his mid-seventies at the time of these sessions, he is very much still at the top of his game as he leads the first big-band date of his own, with potent arrangements by conductor Robert M. Freedman and including some of New York’s busiest musicians, including Jerry Dodgion, Steve Wilson, Wayne Escoffery, and Scott Robinson in the woodwind section, brass players Steve Davis, Douglas Purviance, and Greg Gisbert, plus pianist Mulgrew Miller and drummer Lewis Nash, among others. Freedman’s charts are short and sweet, all of them under five minutes, with much of the focus on imaginative writing and Carter’s melodic bass central in the mix. The material spans from the 1920s to the present, played with imagination. The opening “Caravan” is taken far from its roots, transformed into a breezy bop vehicle, even slipping in a dissonant snippet of “Hot House.” The setting of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Con Alma” retains its Latin flavor, with a lush introduction by the brass and reeds and strong solos by Miller and Carter. Carter’s inventive bass provides the undercurrent for the brisk interpretation of Wayne Shorter’s marvelous jazz standard “Footprints,” while the upbeat performance of Gerry Mulligan’s “Line for Lyons” would have pleased its composer. Carter has long been a prolific composer, and his “Loose Change” is a funky affair with marvelous interplay among the brass and reeds, while “Opus 1.5 (Theme for C.B.)” is mellow and somber, with Charles Pillow’s mellow English horn prominent and an intricate solo by Carter. With this delightful big-band date, the veteran bassist continues to surprise and delight listeners during a career spanning five-plus decades.

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Max Cencic, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou – Rokoko: Hasse Opera Arias (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Max Cencic, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou
Title: Rokoko: Hasse Opera Arias
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2014
Duration: 01:04:17
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Decca Records

Rokoko, Max Emanuel Cencic’s latest solo recording, is an homage to Johann Adolf Hasse. In recent years Cencic has become recognized as one of the world’s supreme countertenors. Here he is joined by conductor George Petrou and the Armonia Atenea to perform these beautiful arias of the Rococo period. The album features seven never before recorded arias composed by Johann Adolf Hasse.

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