Jul 17

Mostly Autumn – Passengers (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:47 minutes | Scans included | 3,6 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,16 GB
The blend Progressive & Atmospheric Rock with Celtic sounds | Classic Rock Productions’ SACD Reissue 2004

Mostly Autumn is a British band, producing music heavily influenced by classic 1970s rock. The group formed in 1996, and have built their reputation through constant touring, never signing to a major label. The group’s early influences were Genesis, Renaissance and Pink Floyd, and folk music. This is their eagerly anticipated fifth studio album.

Mostly Autumn saw its origins in the mind of Bryan Josh in the early 1990’s but did not come to fruition until 1998. That was the year that he recruited Heather Findlay, Iain Jennings, Liam Davison, Angela Goldthorpe, Jonathan Blackmore and Andy Smith to create the group. They quickly began playing gigs and released For All We Shared as a tribute Josh’s late father Rob. The group’s live show and blend of progressive and atmospheric rock with Celtic sounds began to draw a lot of attention. This attention earned them a contract with G.F.T. Cyclops who issued For All We Shared, and the follow up, The Spirit Of Autumn Past. Their third album, The Last Bright Light came in 2001. Their DVD release The Story So Far was released on Classic Rock Productions. 2002 saw them release Music Inspired by the Lord of the Rings, also on Classic Rock Productions. Passengers was the fifth release.

Tracklist:
01. Caught in a Fold
02. Something in Between
03. Another Life
04. First Thought
05. Pure White Light
06. Simple Ways
07. Bitterness Burnt
08. Distant Train
09. Answer the Question
10. Pass the Clock
11. Passengers

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Jul 17

Passenger – Whispers (2014) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 1:08:48 minutes | 722 MB | Genre: Folk, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Nettwerk Records

Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has announced that his new album, Whispers. Whispers is the follow up to 2012’s All The Little Lights, which featured the international hit single and 3x Platinum “Let Her Go.”

Recorded in Sydney and co-produced by Chris Vallejo, Whispers is comprised of 11 tracks that tell tales – some real, some imagined – of love, death, growing up and getting old. A master of story telling, Passenger yet again strikes the perfect balance between the heartbreaking and the humorous, all wrapped in beautiful instrumentation, creating a sumptuous, symphonic sound.

“This is easily the most ‘up’ album I’ve ever made,” explains Passenger. “It’s quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas. There are also some somber moments about loneliness and death but, hey, it wouldn’t be a Passenger album without those. Mostly though, it’s a really positive album.”

Lead single “Scare Away The Dark,” which is already a fan favorite at live shows, presents listeners with a different side of Passenger than the one they’ve come to know from international smash single “Let Her Go.” It’s a riotous rant about technology taking over our lives, calling on listeners to seize the moment and embrace life. Though he didn’t realize it at the time, title track “Whispers” captures the chaos in Passenger’s head as “Let Her Go” began to snowball. “Heart’s On Fire” is the album’s grandest love song, starting sparse on finger picked guitar and building into a dramatic, passionate, strings-soaked plea to the person you can’t get out of your head.

The Deluxe 2-CD version includes a bonus disc featuring acoustic versions.

Recorded in Sydney, Australia.

Tracklist:
01 – Coins In A Fountain
02 – 27
03 – Heart’s On Fire
04 – Bullets
05 – Golden Leaves
06 – Thunder
07 – Rolling Stone
08 – Start A Fire
09 – Whispers
10 – Riding To New York
11 – Scare Away The Dark
12 – Heart’s On Fire (Acoustic)
13 – Coins In A Fountain (Acoustic)
14 – Riding To New York (Acoustic)
15 – Start A Fire (Acoustic)
16 – Golden Leaves (Acoustic)
17 – Rolling Stone (Acoustic)
18 – Whispers (Acoustic)

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Jul 17

Audio Format: 24bit/48kHz
Released at: 2017-03-08
Label :rhythm zone
Catalog: ANTCD-21644

http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/71503
http://mora.jp/package/43000002/ANTCD-21644_F/

ふたつが重なり私になれる。
自らを振り返り、自らの道を探し続ける。

全曲新曲のニューアルバムは、歌謡サウンドを踏襲したエモーショナルな側面『W FACE~inside~』とアグレッシブな側面『W FACE~outside~』の2面性を生かした2タイトルを同時リリース。

『W FACE~outside~』ではスリリングで前衛的なダンストラックから、HIP HOP/R&B、ピアノ1本でシンプルに歌い上げるバラードまで、実に多彩なサウンドバリエーションが表現された、これまでの倖田來未を一新するようなアグレッシブな作品に仕上がっています。

収録曲

1 – W FACE – 03:16
2 – Ultraviolet – 03:42
3 – Insane – 03:10
4 – Damn real – 04:16
5 – Heartless – 03:34
6 – Bassline – 03:17
7 – Shhh! – 03:17
8 – Bangerang – 03:23
9 – Wicked Girls – 02:41
10 – Cupcake feat.AKLO – 02:12

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Jul 17

Audio Format: 16bit/44.1kHz
Released at: 2017-03-08
Label :rhythm zone
Catalog: RZCD-86309

http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/72130
http://mora.jp/package/43000002/ANTCD-21643_F/

ふたつが重なり私になれる。
自らを振り返り、自らの道を探し続ける。

全曲新曲のニューアルバムは、歌謡サウンドを踏襲したエモーショナルな側面『W FACE~inside~』とアグレッシブな側面『W FACE~outside~』の2面性を生かした2タイトルを同時リリース。

『W FACE~inside~』ではエモーショナルなバラードから、軽快なポップソングまで、歌謡ポップサウンドを見事に踏襲した渾身の一作に仕上がっています。

収録曲

1 – BRIDGET SONG – 03:58
2 – Bring It On – 03:08
3 – 喜びのかけら – 04:25
4 – Stand by you – 05:49
5 – 好きでして – 03:54
6 – 君想い – 05:17
7 – On my way – 04:41
8 – What’s Up – 03:21
9 – Promise you – 04:39
10 – My fun – 04:01

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Jul 17

alt-J – An Awesome Wave (2012/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 43:38 minutes | 862 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks  | Digital Booklet | © Canvasback/ATL

An Awesome Wave is Alt-J’s award-winning debut. This thrilling masterpiece effortlessly blends rock with experimental pop, redefining the genre of art rock. Packed with memorable choruses, the recording is included on Guardian’s “Best Albums of 2012.” This rock quartet has been compared to artists including Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes. Standouts include “Fitzpleasure,” “Tessellate” and more.

Named after the Mac command also used as a mathematical equation to show change, formed while studying fine art at university, and prone to throwing in the odd geometric reference within their lyrics, there are signs that Cambridge-based quartet Alt-J might be a little bit too clever for their own good. Produced by Charlie Andrew (the Laurel Collective), their debut album, An Awesome Wave, is occasionally guilty of pretentiousness, particularly the irritating a cappella vocal warmup of the interlude “(The Ripe & Ruin).” But for the most part, its 13 tracks do for nu-folk what Everything Everything’s equally ambitious debut did for indie rock, breathing new life into the genre with an intriguing but accessible series of art rock twists and turns. Indeed, other than frontman Joe Newman’s impassioned – if occasionally bordering on parody – vocal style, there’s little here in common with the tweeness of Mumford & Sons. “Tessellate” combines the glitchy electronica of Thom Yorke’s solo career with the wistful wintry harmonies of Fleet Foxes; “Fitzpleasure” fizzes along with its dubstep-lite beats and acidic basslines before it’s interrupted, first by a burst of jangly post-rock and second by the kind of shimmering guitar twangs you’d expect from a Tarantino soundtrack; while “Taro” somehow melds together the unlikely bedfellows of Americana and bhangra to produce a fittingly oddball but enthralling finale. It’s to Andrew’s credit that these eclectic arrays of sound are woven together in a manner so effortlessly that the results never feel forced or contrived. There are a few more straightforward moments such as “Matilda,” a gentle acoustic folk ode to Natalie Portman’s troubled character in Léon, and the sparse, haunting “Ms.” But Alt-J’s wave is far more awesome when it’s at its most schizophrenic.

Tracklist:
01 – Intro
02 – Interlude 1
03 – Tessellate
04 – Breezeblocks
05 – Interlude 2
06 – Something Good
07 – Dissolve Me
08 – Matilda
09 – Ms
10 – Fitzpleasure
11 – Interlude 3
12 – Bloodflood
13 – Taro
14 – Hand-Made

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Jul 17

alt-J – This Is All Yours (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 55:34 minutes | 572 MB | Genre: Indie
Official Digital Download – Source: Q9buz | Front cover | © Infectious

Alt-J is a Leeds-based group with a signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock. Alt-J follow up their debut album An Awesome Wave with This Is All Yours. The debut sold over a million copies worldwide and was the 2012 Mercury Prize winner, and the band found themselves at the outset of making a follow up in a new position of recording an album that was actually anticipated, and having gone from a four piece to a trio. The album was recorded in Spring 2014 with the same producer / engineer (Charlie Andrew).

The 2012 Mercury Prize winners begin their sophomore outing with the subversively titled “Intro,” a four-and-a-half-minute highlight reel of what’s to come that pairs the monastic chanting that prefaced An Awesome Wave’s first single, “Fitzpleasure,” with a pastiche of new age and worldbeat-blasted ambient pop that suggests Mogwai by way of Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios circa 1990 — it’s both planetarium laser light show and art installation ready. The muted yet equally heady “Arrival in Nara,” all fingerpicked electric guitar and diffusive synths, and its more muscular yet no less monkish second half, “Nara,” do little to rein in the holistic atmosphere that’s so decisively laid out in the remarkably potent This Is All Yours’ opening moments, which makes the arrival of the punchy, carnally minded “Every Other Freckle” and the meaty, Anglo-Motown thump of “Left Hand Free” so thrilling, but hardly unexpected. After all, this is a band that proved with its debut that it can go from icy, distant, and often excruciatingly beautiful to downright feral at the crack of a snare drum (or pots and pans, as the group’s humble, dorm room beginnings often required), and This Is All Yours does little to tarnish their reputation as choirboys with dark passengers. That penchant for edgy refinement, along with frontman Joe Newman’s elastic voice, remains the band’s most effective weapon, but it’s hard to pinpoint where and when that magic occurs, as it’s so effortlessly woven into the group’s sound. It’s somewhere in between the autumnal and apocalyptic, Miley Cyrus-sampling “Hunger of the Pine,” the bucolic, recorder-led “Garden of England,” and the oddly soulful, midnight-black posturing of “The Gospel of John Hurt,” and it gets under your skin, where it somehow manages to both hurt and heal. ~ James Christopher Monger

Tracklist:
01 – Intro
02 – Arrival in Nara
03 – Nara
04 – Every Other Freckle
05 – Left Hand Free (Extended Version)
06 – Garden Of England – Interlude
07 – Choice Kingdom
08 – Hunger Of The Pine
09 – Warm Foothills
10 – The Gospel of John Hurt
11 – Pusher
12 – Bloodflood pt.II
13 – Leaving Nara
14 – Lovely Day (Bonus Track)

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Jul 17

alt-J – Relaxer (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 39:03 minutes | 422 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz  | Front Cover | © Infectious

Relaxer (stylized as RELAXER) is the third studio album by English indie rock band alt-J. The album follow up to the band’s Grammy nominated album “This Is All Your”s, and finds the band working with producer Charlie Andrew for the third time. The cover art features a screenshot from the 1998 PlayStation video game, LSD.

A heady and sometimes capricious piece of work that vacillates between pastoral folk, classical crossover, proto-punk, and progressive rock, the Mercury Prize-winning trio’s third LP is never clear about its overall intentions. The same could be said about Alt-J’s two previous albums as well, but Relaxer is a thornier beast than either of them, carefully concealing its myriad barbs beneath bucolic washes of meticulously forged comeliness. Bookended by what are for all intents and purposes a pair of augmented English folk ballads, the first (“3WW”) a patient, swoon-worthy pagan love song, and the second (“Pleader”) an impossibly lush, choir-led anthem/ballad inspired by mining in 19th century Wales, Relaxer is aptly named, as between those two cuts lies a swath of idyllic sonic farmland that yields fruits both honeyed and acrid. Only the nervy “In Cold Blood” and the cringe-worthy, Velvet Underground-aping misfire “Hit Me Like That Snare” hint at the flashy, decisive indie rock posturing of past pleasures like “Left Hand Free” and “Dissolve Me.” As per usual, Alt-J’s lyrics remain elliptical, with frontman Joe Newman espousing a narrative persona that’s both arthouse Dickensian villain and boarding school poet – that lines like “Well that smell of sex, good like burning wood” and “I just want to love you in my own language” manage to elucidate their contrasting amorous perspectives within the same song is notable. Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, the album’s dizzying stylistic shifts and offbeat arrangements are rendered refreshingly palatable, and even when the band’s artistic hubris is drawn front and center, as it is on the aforementioned “Hit Me Like That Snare” and a spectral, almost completely rewritten version of “House of the Rising Sun,” there’s usually enough craftsmanship on hand to offset the overall air of importance.

Tracklist:
01 – 3WW
02 – In Cold Blood
03 – House of the Rising Sun
04 – Hit Me Like That Snare
05 – Deadcrush
06 – Adeline
07 – Last Year
08 – Pleader

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