1. Ax Genrich Highdelberg (1975) [reissue 2006]

Ax Genrich - 4 Albums (1975-2009) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 9, 2016
Ax Genrich - 4 Albums (1975-2009) (Repost)

Ax Genrich - 4 Albums (1975-2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC, WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,54 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 558 MB | Covers - 155 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pelin Records, ATM Records, Sunhair, Sireena Records

Ax Genrich is a master guitarist from Berlin, Germany. He played with The Lords, Agitation Free, Guru Guru, RIF and many others and belongs without any doubt to one of the key persons of Krautrock music within the last 40 years. 1973 he became the best guitarist of Germany. "Highdelberg" is Genrich's first solo venture originally from 1975. Along for the ride are Mani Neumeller from Guru Guru, Jen Fride (Kraan), Peter Wollbrandt (Kraan), Helmut Hattler (Kraan), Deiter Morbius and Achim Roedelius (Harmonia, Cluster).
Christopher Hogwood - Orlando Gibbons: Keyboard Music (1975) Reissue 2006

Christopher Hogwood - Orlando Gibbons: Keyboard Music (1975) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Explore Records | # EXP0006 | Time: 00:53:19

This is the first CD Release featuring this recording. This recording was first released on Decca's L'Oiseau-Lyre label in 1975. The CD booklet contains notes in English, French and German. Original review: “…an excellent anthology of his keyboard works… an excellent disc by any standards.” - Gramophone Magazine

Scarecrew - Magical Mind (1975) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 25, 2017
Scarecrew - Magical Mind (1975) [Reissue 2006]

Scarecrew - Magical Mind (1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 180 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 68 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ricochet Dream (RD013)

Steve Schroyder's (ex Tangerine Dream) super krautrock band, featuring many guests (John Living on vocals, Raffael Schulz on guitar & percussions…) Published in 1975, "Magical Mind" is a psychedelic tour de force for electric guitar tones, Moog synth textures and discreet pulses from percussions. Ethereal soundscapes and freak out kraut-improvisations.

Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 27, 2015
Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]

Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 775 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 274 MB | Covers - 161 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Long Hair

Always essentially the project of the Drogies brothers, Thirsty Moon came into being in September 1971 as the amalgamation of D.R.P. (Drogies Rock Project) and Shakespears (apparently a jazz-soul band), resulting in a very big group (seven to eight members) performing complex rock that used unusual jazz structures as its base. Obviously influenced by the likes of Colosseum, the Chicago brass-rock scene and earlier German bands like Xhol and Organisation, Thirsty Moon created a music with great dynamics, use of heavy and spacious structures, unconventional songs and arrangements, and above all amazing musicianship…

Vikings Invasion - Vol.1 (1975) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 2, 2011
Vikings Invasion - Vol.1 (1975) [Reissue 2006]

Vikings Invasion - Vol.1 (1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 102 MB
Genre: Progressive Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 123)

Vikings Invasion from the German-speaking part of Switzerland played quite a rough type of blues-rock with progressive touch. Charles Sterchi on guitar and vocals, Eric Eberhard on bass, and Gerhard Burri on drums had played together in this simplest possible configuration already since 1970 and originally called themselves after a character by Brecht. In 1975, their only LP was released exclusively in England where they lived and had concerts for some time; it carried the optimistic title “Vol.1”.
F.G. Experimental Laboratory - Journey Into A Dream (1975) [Reissue 2006]

F.G. Experimental Laboratory - Journey Into A Dream (1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 131 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Thors Hammer (THCD 002)

This instrumental electronic work is an one-man project, created by Frédy Guye who had lived in Switzerland. The original ultra-rare LP has been released in 1975 in a limited edition of 100 copies and was only available at concerts. "Journey Into A Dream" is still a very unknown gem, but should be interesting for everyone who owns records from early Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze or Ashra.
The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006

The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Explore Records | # EXP0010 | Time: 01:10:30

John Jenkins: yet another seventeenth century English composer who deserves to be more widely known. This delightful CD from The Consort of Musicke directed by Trevor Jones is no dutiful study of a hidden but rather uninspiring corner of English early Baroque consort music; rather, a mosaic – rich in color and shape, carefully crafted and full of surprises. Listen, for instance, to the unpretentious, jaunty and appropriately figurative progress through the Saraband (52, tr.6) and the restrained melancholy of the Fancy-Air (4, tr.7). Jenkins' counterpoint is well-wrought, his instrumental palette fresh and crisp and his melodies catchy without being fey or superficial in any way. He is in excellent hands with the Consort of Musicke… eight string players of the caliber of Monica Huggett and Alison Crum violins; Alan Wilson organ and Anthony Rooley theorbo. If fresh, beautiful, expertly-played English consort music appeals to you, don't hesitate to get this gem of a CD – actually a reissue of a Decca disc from 1983: it's unreservedly recommended.

Tai Phong - Tai Phong (1975) [Reissue 1994, Non-remastered]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 10, 2018
Tai Phong - Tai Phong (1975) [Reissue 1994, Non-remastered]

Taï Phong - Taï Phong (1975) [Reissue 1994, Non-remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 268 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wea Music (4509-96264-2)

Taï Phong released 2 sensational progressive rock albums in the mid 70's "Windows" and their debut release. Taï Phong blend the classic prog sounds of Yes with a touch of Pink Floyd. Lead singer Khanh has a higher vocal pitch than Jon Anderson and he is not afraid to let it rip! This band houses some amazing musicianship and song writing capabilities.
Don Ellis - The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground (1969) [Reissue 2006]

Don Ellis - The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 270 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 9889)

Coming as it did between two of Don Ellis' greatest records (Autumn and At Fillmore), New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground was a disappointment. The dozen concise performances are generally overarranged, the solos are too brief, and the melodies (with two exceptions) are not memorable. The ridiculously complex "Bulgarian Bulge" and "Eli's Coming" (which would soon join the repertoire of Maynard Ferguson) are the standouts, but the other R&B-oriented material, which often has so-so vocals by Patti Allen, is quite forgettable. One of trumpeter Don Ellis' lesser efforts.
Lou Blackburn - The Complete Imperial Sessions (1963) [Reissue 2006]

Lou Blackburn - The Complete Imperial Sessions (1963) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 608 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 203 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946 3 58293 2 7)

Trombonist Lou Blackburn's contributions to jazz have been long overlooked, but Complete Imperial Sessions, a collection of his two jazz albums for Imperial, include the full contents of Jazz Frontier and Two Note Samba, plus a previously unissued track, and shows the potential of his early-'60s West Coast quintet, even though they worked infrequently. Trumpeter Freddie Hill is a capable foil for the leader, while Blackburn's fluid chops on his instrument invite an obvious comparison to J.J. Johnson. The potent rhythm section includes pianist Horace Tapscott, bassist John Duke, and drummer Leroy Henderson…