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

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]  

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.
Ax Genrich - The Best Of Ax Genrich: 1971 - 1996 Highdelberg, And More (1997)

Ax Genrich - The Best Of Ax Genrich: 1971 - 1996 Highdelberg, And More (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
ATM Records, ATM 3822-AH | ~ 399 or 160 Mb | Scans(png) -> 33 Mb
Psychedelic Prog Rock

Ax Genrich was the original guitarist for krautrock pioneers Guru Guru, as two unreleased Guru Guru tracks are on this disc, "Electric Junk" from 1971 and "Oxymoron" lifted from a Beat Club TV show. "Blow-Up" is a mind-scrambling cut off Genrich's 1994 'Psychedelic Guitar' CD and "Come Back" is from his 1995 'Wave Cut' effort…
English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94, 95 & 97 (1991) Reissue 2006

Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94 "Surprise", 95 & 97 (1991)
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Tate

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 55678 2 3 | Time: 01:10:54

This recording, made in 1991, dates from what was perhaps the heyday of the English Chamber Orchestra (although the group's vigorous activities remain undiminished). The ECO, with origins as a conductorless Baroque orchestra, functioned smoothly as an ensemble, with a restrained sound and a high level of mutual sensitivity among the players. In these late Haydn symphonies, that translated into readings that were exceptionally effective in bringing out the humorous details and asides, the extensions of phrases so that they end with a wink or a joke, that are the essence of late Haydn. The orchestra is probably about the size of the one Haydn had at his disposal in London.
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Repost, New Rip]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb | Time: 00:48:50
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3046

Like everything on Memphis Slim's album Goin' Back to Tennessee or Alvin Youngblood Hart's "Tallacatcha" (a Western swing performance worthy of Bob Wills), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's 1975 Barclay album Down South in the Bayou Country completely transcends any and all attempts to confine this diverse artist within the artificial parameters of blues or any other preordained category. Consisting mostly of songs written by Hoyt Garrick, Jr., Charles Gressett, and David Craig with additional tunes by J. Loyd and Joe Stampley, this pretty parfait of country & western, Southern rock, cowboy hoedown, and electric Cajun soul music was recorded during February and March 1974 in Bogalusa, LA. Gatemouth, fresh from his tenure as Deputy Sheriff of San Juan County, NM, sounds particularly pleased to be active at the center of a project so completely infused with authentic Southern sensibilities. Perhaps the most satisfying track off of the original album is "Loup Garou." This hoodoo funk ritual with background vocals by Geraldine "Sister Gerry" Richard sounds as if it might have been influenced by Dr. John's "Loop Garoo," which had appeared on that artist's Atco album Remedies in 1970.

Zazu - Zazu (1975) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 28, 2017
Zazu - Zazu (1975) [Reissue 2008]

Zazu - Zazu (1975) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 82 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, AOR | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SouthSide (4278)

This little known US quartet released one album in 1975 and then faded into obscurity. Zazu seemed inclined to divide their time between lengthy prog workouts and shorter AOR numbers, both styles paying off tremendously. Fans of manic keyboard solos will be delighted with some of the more furious excursions on the longer heavier tracks, and despite the dearth of information about Zazu, the talent was there for greater things.

Locomotiv GT - Mindig Magasabbra (1975) [Reissue 1992]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 26, 2017
Locomotiv GT - Mindig Magasabbra (1975) [Reissue 1992]

Locomotiv GT - Mindig Magasabbra (1975) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hungaraton-Gong (HCD 3753)

The late '60s and, most especially, the 70s have inspirited the music and the rock from all over the place, so that it evolved all the way up to contributing to the appearance of the most prestigious and prodigious ensembles. Locomotiv GT is a band that's legendary in the Hungarian Rock scene, but also in the Occident, lighting up an irresistible and torrential rock, in a way that made them classic. For the culture of rock, Locomotiv GT marks moreover an independent and styled breath than something typical and inspiring - nevertheless, it goes as a defining reference…

The Carpenters - The Carpenters (1975) {Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 24, 2017
The Carpenters - The Carpenters (1975) {Reissue}

The Carpenters - The Carpenters (1975) {Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 198 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 87 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Soft Rock | ARC Records #960213

"The Carpenters" (originally released as "Horizon") is the sixth consecutive platinum-certified album by American musical duo Carpenters. It was particularly successful in the United Kingdom and Japan, topping the charts and becoming one of the best-selling albums of 1975 in those countries. Horizon also reached no. 3 in New Zealand, no. 4 in Canada and no. 5 in Norway. An American duo consisting of sister Karen Carpenter and brother Richard Carpenter. Carpenters were the #1 selling American music act of the 1970s. Though often referred to as "The Carpenters", their name on official releases and press materials was "Carpenters".
Locatelli Trio, Rachel Isserlis - Pietro Antonio Locatelli: 10 Sonatas, Op.8 (1996) 2CDs, Reissue 2006

Pietro Antonio Locatelli: 10 Sonatas, Op.8 (1996) 2CDs, Reissue 2006
Locatelli Trio (Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Tunnicliffe, Paul Nicholson), Rachel Isserlis (violin)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 635 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Hyperion | # CDD22057 | Time: 01:55:46

If you're looking for a recording of Locatelli's complete Opus 8 Violin Sonatas, look no further. These 1994 recordings by the aptly named Locatelli Trio are not only superbly played and beautifully recorded, they have the singular virtue of being the only available recordings of the works. That's alright: with violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch at the helm, they are uniformly first-rate performances. Wallfisch is herself a superior period instrument player who balances the virtuoso demands of the music with its undeniable melodic charm and harmonic invention, and she leads cellist Richard Tunnicliffe and harpsichordist Paul Nicholson in performances that amaze as well as delight the listener. Furthermore, when the trio becomes a quartet with the addition of violinist Rachel Isserlis for the final four sonatas for two violins and continuo, the best gets even better through the brilliant interplay of two skilled soloists. For lovers of virtuoso violin music of the Italian High Baroque, this is as good as it gets. Hyperion's sound is crisp but warm, detailed but deep.