Kasabian – Empire (2006) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Kasabian – Empire (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:05:40 minutes | 782 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front cover | © Columbia

Empire is the second album by British rock band Kasabian, released in August 2006. The album went on to No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart upon its release and was preceded by the release of new single “Empire” on 24 July 2006. According to Tom Meighan in an interview on the album with the NME in early 2006, “Empire” is a word used by the band to describe something that is good. As of 3 May 2017 the album has sold over 800,000 copies in the band’s home country of the UK. (more…)

Various Artists – re-works Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Various Artists – re-works Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:08:16 minutes | 692 MB | Genre: Electronic, Piano
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Decca

Electronic music luminaries, including Cagedbaby, Vito Gatto and Dusty Kid, remix classic piano works in this innovative album from Decca. This eclectic mix of downtempo, loungey beat-driven takes on composers from Pachelbel and Bach to Chopin and Satie, bringing new life to these great classics.

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Kellylee Evans – Nina (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Kellylee Evans – Nina (2010)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Time – 49:05 minutes | 553 MB | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: qobuz.com | Digital Booklet

2004 winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Vocals whose judges were none other than Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau and Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kellylee Evans began his career in earth soul pop.This Canadian Ottawa native Jamaica sign turn two albums that earned him a Gemini Award and the award for Best Female Artist of the Year at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards in 2007. Homecoming end of 2009 for this goddess velvet voice with the recording of the album Nina , beautiful tribute to the artist since it carries with it many years and for which she feels admiration particular, the great Nina Simone. Surrounded by François Moutin on bass, Marvin Sewell on guitar and Andre Ceccarelli on drums, Kellylee Evans and Ninajust “start” a great jazz career. (more…)

Capital Cities – Swimming Pool Summer EP (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Capital Cities – Swimming Pool Summer EP (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 17:11 minutes |  355 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © CAPITOL

Los Angeles-based pop duo Capital Cities return with more feelgood dance anthems on their Swimming Pool Summer EP, a bright and groove-heavy take on alt-pop.

It’s been three years since LA-based Capital Cities released their debut, In A Tidal Wave of Mystery, luring us to the dance floor with their hit single “Safe and Sound”, but now they’re back with the aptly titled Swimming Pool Summer EP, just in time to cool you off from the sweltering summer sun. The new EP celebrates summertime romance with four brand new tracks and a remix of the title track, “Swimming Pool Summer” – a song about a pool party we all wish we were invited to, peppered with the lyrics “I can’t escape the heat” a double entendre explaining what it’s like to fall in deep for a sunglassed girl at a pool party and a nod to life in summertime in general. The highlight of the EP is “Girl Friday”, featuring Rick Ross, a track about a guy who can’t get a date with his busy dream girl. With lyrics like “she’s got things to do every day of the week”, it’s the kind of modern day love story we can get behind. (more…)

Sergei Rachmaninov – Symphonic Dances / Igor Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements – London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (2012) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Sergei Rachmaninov – Symphonic Dances / Igor Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements – London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (2012)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 58:29 minutes | 2,31 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Digital Booklet |  © LSO
Recorded live 7–8 May 2009 at the Barbican, London

Did Rachmaninov realise that the Symphonic Dances would be his last work? Whether he had such a premonition or not, few composers have ended their careers with such appropriate music, for the Symphonic Dances contain all that is finest in Rachmaninov, representing a compendium of a lifetime’s musical and emotional experience.

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Pete Alderton – Roadside Preaching (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Pete Alderton – Roadside Preaching (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 48:03 minutes | 566 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Gubemusic.com | Front cover | © Ozella Music

Roadside Preaching sees Pete Alderton collaborating with musicians he met while touring Germany’s blues bars – true originals, to whom the blues is not just a musical style, but a way of life. It has made Roadside Preaching, mastered by Hans-Jörg Mauksch at Pauler Acoustics, his most authentic and intense album so far. An essential part of its appeal stems from the tightness of his backing band, which has cut its teeth through an endless string of gigs, performing both at renowned jazz spaces and small pubs. Eric Clapton once said: “From time to time, you need to revisit the blues to recharge”. Pete Alderton has never left its side. (more…)

David Bowie – Diamond Dogs (1974/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

David Bowie – Diamond Dogs (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:28 minutes | 1,43 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Parlophone UK

David Bowie’s 1974 concept album remastered. Diamond Dogs was Bowie’s eighth studio album and features singles “Rebel Rebel,” “Diamond Dogs,” and “1984.”

Diamond Dogs is a concept album by David Bowie, originally released by RCA Records in 1974. Thematically it was a marriage of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and Bowie’s own glam-tinged vision of a post-apocalyptic world. Bowie had wanted to make a theatrical production of Orwell’s book and began writing material after completing sessions for his 1973 album Pin Ups, but the late author’s estate denied the rights. The songs wound up on the second half of Diamond Dogs instead where, as the titles indicate, the Nineteen Eighty-Four theme was prominent. (more…)

Lea Michele – Places (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Lea Michele – Places (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 39:58 minutes | 820 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Mora.jp | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

“Places” is the second studio album by American singer Lea Michele. The Recording of the album began in April 2015. Shortly into the recording process, Michele stated that the album would be less pop-influenced than her debut, and would “[go] back to [her] roots” with a more theatrical sound. (more…)