Brand X Band

Brand X - Manifest Destiny (1997) {Pangea}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 6, 2016
Brand X - Manifest Destiny (1997) {Pangea}

Brand X - Manifest Destiny (1997) {Pangea}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 413MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 158MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

They've done this in the past, back in the days of 'Masque' and 'Do They Hurt', when where they'll do one or two numbers with a 'steppin' out' rhythm (examples: AWB's 'Pick Up the Pieces' and Janet Jackson's 'What Have You Done For Me Lately'), but fully half of this album has that same quarter note-driven rhythm. It's an interesting mix–that sort of beat behind guitarist Goodsall's crisp tonalities. The track 'Virus' at nearly eight minutes is the longest one they've done in at least fifteen years. This album isn't as minimalist as its predecessor 'Xcommunication', which was based almost entirely on guitar, bass and drums–they use a session keyboarist occasionally, along with some new MIDI-powered synth and sampler tonalities done by Goodsall.

Brand X - Missing Period (1997) Reissue 2014  Music

Posted by Designol at May 13, 2016
Brand X - Missing Period (1997) Reissue 2014

Brand X - Missing Period (1997) Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion | Label: Gonzo Multimedia | # HST184CD | Time: 00:50:38

Recorded before the release of the Brand X debut Unorthodox Behavior, these 1975-1976 recordings represent the earliest known preservations of the group's beginnings. These are quality recordings that include previously unavailable material. The shining talent and genius of this, the most important of Brit jazz-fusion groups, comes through brightly. Brand X has long been a "musicians' band" where the fretwork of John Goodsall, percussion of Phil Collins, keyboard techniques of Robert Lumley, and bass of Percy Jones inspire others to greater attainment. Still, no music degree is required to appreciate this invigorating, unforgettable music that still sounds remarkably fresh and forward thinking. Over 50 minutes of stunning exploration is contained in the original quintet's six never-before-heard songs. Even after 20 years, Brand X remains in its incipient form the final word in guitar-based progress jazz-rock.
Brand X - Do They Hurt? (1980) [2014, Universal Music Japan, UICY-76417]

Brand X - Do They Hurt? (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-76417 | ~ 256 or 257 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 149 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Art Rock

Conventional very good fusion. Even funny. Compared to "Unorthodox Behaviour" and "Moroccan Roll", the compositions here are a bit more diluted: the tracks are less loaded, although there are bits where the bass and drums are complex and fast…
Brand X - Product (1979) [2014, Universal Music Japan, UICY-76416]

Brand X - Product (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-76416 | ~ 282 or 283 or 111 Mb | Scans(png) -> 152 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Art Rock

Brand X's most eclectic album to date, Product is perhaps most notable for its attempts at a pop crossover in the Phil Collins-sung "Don't Make Waves" and "Soho." The range of styles presented here – hard and soft fusion, pop, progressive rock – results from the now-interchangeable nature of the Brand X lineup, which, in addition to the returning Collins and Robin Lumley, is expanded to include bassist John Giblin and drummer Mike Clarke…
Brand X - Masques (1978) [2014, Universal Music Japan, UICY-76415]

Brand X - Masques (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-76415 | ~ 300 or 302 or 116 Mb | Scans(png) -> 137 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Art Rock

Without the drumming of Phil Collins, who does appear on some of Brand X's albums, Masques still maintains a snug, jazzy-prog milieu and comes off clean and tight. Each song has a different beat, speed, and tempo with a satisfying assortment of keyboards and percussion instruments to keep the entire album afloat…
Brand X - Moroccan Roll (1977) [2014, Universal Music Japan, UICY-76413]

Brand X - Moroccan Roll (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-76413 | ~ 323 or 325 or 116 Mb | Scans(png) -> 151 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Art Rock

Morrocan Roll is not a step toward the rock & roll side of the fusion equation, but rather an experiment with Eastern sounds and softer textures that trades in the thunderstorms of their debut for rhythmically rich siroccos…
Brand X - Livestock (1977) [2014, Universal Music Japan, UICY-76414]

Brand X - Livestock (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-76414 | ~ 249 or 249 or 105 Mb | Scans(png) -> 154 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Art Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Brand X features remastering in 2014 for the first time and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format…
Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour (1976) [2014, Universal Music Japan, UICY-76412]

Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-76412 | ~ 235 or 234 or 104 Mb | Scans() -> 185 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Art Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Brand X features remastering in 2014 for the first time and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format.

Erde X - Band 07  Comics

Posted by Maroutan at Aug. 4, 2014
Erde X - Band 07

Erde X - Band 07
German | CBR | 46 pages | 102.16 MB

Erde X - Band 06  Comics

Posted by Maroutan at Aug. 4, 2014
Erde X - Band 06

Erde X - Band 06
German | CBR | 57 pages | 100.37 MB