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VA - Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8: Japan - Modal, Esoteric and Ethereal Jazz From Japan 1961-1983. Parts I & II (2018)

VA - Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8: Japan - Modal, Esoteric and Ethereal Jazz From Japan 1961-1983. Parts I & II (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:34:52 | 868 Mb
Jazz | Label: Jazzman Records

The biggest volume so far in the Spiritual Jazz series from Jazzman Records – and maybe the best as well! This fantastic collection looks at the huge legacy of spiritual jazz that flowed from the Japanese scene in the postwar years – sounds that had their initial expression around the same time that the modal jazz of Miles and Coltrane was bursting forth in the US, but which also too so many twists and turns of its own – with some very strong influences along the way from Japanese folk and culture! Much of this music was initially restricted only to release on Japanese labels – and even later, as some of the artists attained fame, the global circulation of their music only happened with more commercial recordings.
Bill Nelson - Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours) (2012) {4CD Box Set Esoteric Recordings COCD 4007 rec 1984}

Bill Nelson - Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours) (2012) {4CD Box Set Esoteric Recordings COCD 4007 rec 1984}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 969 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 421 Mb
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© 1984, 2012 Esoteric Recordings / Bill Nelson / Cocteau Discs / Cherry Red | COCD 4007
Rock / Alternative / Art Rock / Ambient

Esoteric Recordings announce a new release on their recently launched Cocteau Discs imprint, a limited edition reissue of BILL NELSON’s classic 4 disc ambient boxed set "TRIAL BY INTIMACY (The Book of Splendours)”. The set was originally released on Bill’s Cocteau Records label in October 1984 and comprised recordings made by Bill at his Echo Observatory home studio. Comprising some eighty pieces of music, the set was a fine example of Bill Nelson’s grasp of Ambient music and has subsequently been hailed as a ground-breaking work. Long deleted, the set is made available once more with this newly re-mastered Cocteau Discs edition. The new release fully restores the original elements of the "TRIAL BY INTIMACY” box and is an exact facsimile, reproducing a 32 page book and eight art postcards that featured in the original set.
Alquin - 'Marks' (1972) + 'The Mountain Queen' (1973) 2CD [Esoteric Recordings Remastered Reissue 2009]

Alquin - 'Marks' (1972) + 'The Mountain Queen' (1973)
Esoteric Recordings Remastered Reissue 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb
Label: Esoteric Recordings | # ECLEC2144 / ECLEC2145 | Time: 01:27:07
Progressive Rock, Fusion, Jazz-Rock

Dutch band Alquin released four studio albums in the early to mid-'70s, initially playing prog rock influenced by Pink Floyd and Roxy Music. However, by 1975's Nobody Can Wait Forever (the only Alquin album released in the U.S.), the band turned to a more varied style encompassing blues and hard rock. The original group comprised guitarist/vocalist Ferdinand Bakker, vocalist Job Tarenskeen, bassist Hein Mars, drummer Paul Weststrate, and horn player Ronald Ottenhoff; Michel Van Dyke joined the band as lead vocalist in 1975. A live album appeared in 1976, and the best-of Crash! was released a year later. Bakker and Tarenskeen played in the new wave outfit the Meteors in the late '70s and early '80s.

Septicflesh - Codex Omega (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at March 21, 2018
Septicflesh - Codex Omega (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Septicflesh - Codex Omega (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 47:15 minutes | 584 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The word ‘epic’ has been somewhat devalued, but Septicflesh are here to reclaim it. Again. Since their comeback record, Communion, in 2008, the Greeks have sprawled atop the throne of symphonic DM; they stumbled with 2014’s Titan, but Codex Omega steadies them. Septicflesh have never sounded so massive. Jens Bogren’s production makes them crisper than winter on Hoth, and new drummer Kerim Lechner earns his stripes at the front of the mix. The record is arguably their most unsettling to date – the heinously catchy hooks dragged from Seth Siro Anton’s warped larynx are nasty as hell, yet it’s the orchestration that makes Codex Omega such a terrifying spectacle.
Man - All's Well That Ends Well (1976) {Remastered & Expanded 3CD Edition Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 32431 rel 2014}

Man - All's Well That Ends Well (1976) {Remastered & Expanded 3CD Edition Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 32431 rel 2014}
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© 1976, 2014 Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red Records | ECLEC 32431
Rock / Prog-Rock / Psychedelic / Pub Rock / Hard Rock

In 2014 Esoteric Records released a completely remastered issue of All's Well That Ends Well. It is the original album release remastered from the original 24-track tapes and select recordings of the shows from the 10 and 11 December 1976 of the three night stint at the Roundhouse. The recordings are a mix of the in-house recordings done by the Roundhouse sound team and the Manor Mobile recordings who also did the gig. This was the last line up until the band reformed in 1984, and captures most of the consistent members who played in Man, other than Micky Jones who never left it.

Bruce Brubaker - Codex (2018) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 30, 2018
Bruce Brubaker - Codex (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Bruce Brubaker - Codex (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 51:45 minutes | 402 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

A dialogue between Terry Riley's Keyboard Study No. 2 (1964) and the Codex Faenza, a 15th century manuscript considered to be one of the very first collections of keyboard music. By putting forth the work of the performer/creator above that of the composer, this back-and-forth takes the listener on a journey that is at once timeless and eminently current.

Bruce Brubaker - Codex (2018)  Music

Posted by aasana at Jan. 25, 2018
Bruce Brubaker - Codex (2018)

Bruce Brubaker - Codex (2018)
Classical | 51:52 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 155 MB
Label: InFiné

On Codex, American pianist Bruce Brubaker sets up a clash (or a discussion) between Terry Riley’s Keyboard Study No. 2 (1965) and the Codex Faenza, a 15th century manuscript considered to be one of the very first collections of keyboard music.
Bill Nelson - Dreamy Screens (2017) {3CD Box Set Esoteric Recordings COCD 31015 rec 1981-82}

Bill Nelson - Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks From The Echo Observatory (2017) {3CD Box Set Esoteric Recordings COCD 31015 rec 1981-82}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 517 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 261 Mb
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© 1981-82, 2017 Cocteau Discs / Esoteric Recordings / Bill Nelson / Cherry Red Records | COCD 31015
Ambient / Electronic / Experimental / Modern Instrumental / Post Rock / Guitar

Deluxe three CD clamshell boxed collection. Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory set features three albums, all recorded at Bill Nelson's Yorkshire home studio, the Echo Observatory, in 1981 and 1982 - Sounding the Ritual Echo (originally issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill's 1981 album Quit Dreaming and Get On the Beam), Das Kabinet (a soundtrack to a production of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari by The Yorkshire Actors Company issued as an LP on Bill's Cocteau label in 1981) and La Belle et La Bete (a soundtrack to a stage production of Jean Cocteau's classic 1946 film Beauty & the Beast, first issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill's 1982 album The Love That Whirls).
The Aleppo Codex: In Pursuit of One of the World’s Most Coveted, Sacred, and Mysterious Books

The Aleppo Codex: In Pursuit of One of the World’s Most Coveted, Sacred, and Mysterious Books by Matti Friedman
English | May 14th, 2013 | ASIN: B00AFKIRIM, ISBN: 1616202785 | 338 pages | EPUB | 2.93 MB

Winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature! A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo, Syria, and had become known around the world as the Aleppo Codex.
Man - The Twang Dynasty (2014) {3CD Esoteric Deluxe Clamshell Boxset Edition ECLEC32455 rec 1992}

Man - The Twang Dynasty (2014) {3CD Esoteric Deluxe Clamshell Boxset Edition ECLEC32455 rec 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.18 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 384 Mb
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© 1992, 2014 Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red Records | ECLEC32455
Rock / Prog-Rock / Pub Rock / Hard Rock

Although Man had reformed in 1983 to perform live, The Twang Dynasty was Mans first studio record release in sixteen years. The album was a very strong comeback that stands alongside the bands work in the 1970s. Featuring a line-up of Micky Jones (Guitar, Vocals), Deke Leonard (Guitar, Vocals), Martin Ace (Bass, Vocals) and John Weathers (drums), The Twang Dynasty featured excellent material such as A Feather on the Scales of Justice, The Chinese Cut and The Wings of Mercury (dedicated to the late John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service who had performed with MAN). The deluxe set is newly re-mastered and features two additional CDs of Mans complete set at Glastonbury Festival on 25th June 1994, featuring many tracks from The Twang Dynasty, along with splendid performances of classic tracks such as CMon, Many Are Called, But Few Get Up, Bananas and Romain.