Horizontes 2016

Alabama - Feels So Right (1981/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 23, 2018
Alabama - Feels So Right (1981/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alabama - Feels So Right (1981/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:12 minutes | 758 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Arguably the 800-pound gorilla of country prior to the arrival of Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt in the early '90s, Alabama blends Southern rock and radio-friendly pop with traditional country and bluegrass. The group's sophomore release „Feels so Right“ is typical of the period in country music when smooth, slick production was beginning to take hold.

Flavia Coelho - Sonho real (2016) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 23, 2018
Flavia Coelho - Sonho real (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Flavia Coelho - Sonho real (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 49:55 minutes | 573 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sonho Real glows with the colours of the butterfly. There are hints of forro and ragga, frenzied ska rhythms and a dub nonchalance. The 14 tracks on the album stand alone as individual statements but work in sequence and flow as one. Brass section, guitars, keyboards, percussion, drums, bass and accordion blend into a consistent whole enhanced by the subtle mixing skills of Victor-Attila who provides a modern gloss with a vintage feel, all the while showcasing Flavia's voice and harmonies: sensual, joyous with the innocence of childhood.

Alabama - Mountain Music (1982/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 23, 2018
Alabama - Mountain Music (1982/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alabama - Mountain Music (1982/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:22 minutes | 823 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded when Alabama was in its prime, „Mountain Music“ combines pop rock with country in a very distinctive, always catchy manner. Comprising a variety of tunes ranging from slick rockers to soft, lush ballads, „Mountain Music“ creates a nice contrast and engages the listener from the very first note to the last. Some of the guitar rock tunes include a meritorious version of John Fogerty's 'Green River,' and Alabama's own 'Never Be One.'
Alabama - My Home’s In Alabama (1980/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alabama - My Home’s In Alabama (1980/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:02 minutes | 816 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Alabama was the first country music supergroup. Their total album sales topped 70 million, placing them among the top-five best-selling country music acts of all time; and among the 20 best-selling recording acts of all time in the United States. This is the album that introduced Alabama as one of the biggest hitmaking country/pop bands of the '80s. While the disc contains what was termed 'country-rock' at the time, this is nothing like Lynyrd Skynyrd or even Hank Williams, Jr. at his rowdiest. The closest thing to country-rock among these ten tracks is the six-minute-and-27-second title track. The earliest representation of the band's developing sound includes the ballad 'Why Lady Why' and the fiddle-heavy 'Tennessee River,' both hit singles.
Alabama - The Closer You Get... (1983/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alabama - The Closer You Get… (1983/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:23 minutes | 832 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded during the peak years of Alabama's career, „Closer You Get“ combines pop-rock with country in a very distinctive, always catchy manner. Listening today to this mix of genres, one realizes how truly original and groundbreaking this music once was; with „Closer You Get“ (and other records from this period), Alabama essentially created a new breed of popular music, one that would give birth to artists such as Garth Brooks and even Shania Twain.

Trentemøller - Fixion (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 23, 2018
Trentemøller - Fixion (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trentemøller - Fixion (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:06 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Fixion“ is the fourth album from Copenhagen-based producer Anders Trentemøller and rather than being an overtly electronic work, it draws from the gigging band sound of the artist with live bass and guitar at times prominent in the overall mix. With „Fixion“, Anders has crafted a logical successor to 2013's 'Lost' - a record that in many ways managed to truly capture the visceral live experience of Trentemoller as a full-band. In much the same manner that 'Lost' built on from the somber cinematic classic that was 'Into The Great Wide Yonder', 'Fixion' has embraced the Danish artist's trademark melancholy and matured it into something uniquely atmospheric and darkly romantic.

Cloudscape - Voice Of Reason (2016)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 23, 2018
Cloudscape - Voice Of Reason (2016)

Cloudscape - Voice Of Reason (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 383 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 129 Mb | Scans | 45 Mb | 49:02
Dead End Exit Records | DEERCD 010
Progressive/Power Metal

This is the 5th studio album by CLOUDSCAPE. According to most Reviews it's considered a real GEM for the fans of melodic metal with some hints of progressive elements… The songs all blend together in unity and coherence with a perfect balance between the old and new elements, like the archetypal singing voice of Mike Andersson's characteristic vocal method with very Heavy guitar motif (“In Silence We Scream”) with lots of dynamic, changing moods and atmospheric moments …The recurrent ripping rhythmic mania is a persuasive sign of their renewed strength!
Black Art Jazz Collective - Presented by the Side Door Jazz Club (2016)

Black Art Jazz Collective - Presented by the Side Door Jazz Club (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 376.15 Mb | 59:31 | Covers
Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Sunnyside Communications - SSC 1441

It is easy to misconstrue a name, especially when it is so obviously tied to politics and racial identity. Born during an important period of Black identity in the arts in the early 2010s, Black Art Jazz Collective brings together an accomplished ensemble of young African American musicians who felt that it was necessary to celebrate Black culture in a positive way. The focus on camaraderie between members who grew up playing music together comes through in their music. The Collective was co-founded by drummer Johnathan Blake, saxophonist Wayne Escoffery and trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. All graduating from esteemed music programs in the Northeast at the same time, the three quickly became ingrained in the New York jazz scene as leaders and invaluable members of ensembles led by legends like Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter.
Barb Jungr - Shelter From The Storm: Songs Of Hope For Troubled Times (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Barb Jungr - Shelter From The Storm: Songs Of Hope For Troubled Times (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:15 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Barb Jungr is the alchemist among jazz singers. She takes dubious songs, and turns them into gold. And she takes songs we already knew were gold, and makes them interestingly different. That gift was on electrifying display on Wednesday night, at the launch of her new album Shelter from the Storm. Jungr’s previous nine albums, which include reinventions of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, have lofted her slowly but surely to the top rank of jazz singers. Her latest roams across the great American songbook, with songs by Bacharach and Bernstein and Rodger alongside Joni Mitchell and Bowie and Bob Dylan. With her was Grammy award-winning piano virtuoso and ingenious arranger Laurence Hobgood, bassist Davide Mantovani and percussionist Olli Savill.
Rory Block - Keepin’ Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White (2016)

Rory Block - Keepin’ Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 257.89 Mb | 42:28 | Cover
Acoustic Blues | Country: USA | Label: Stony Plain

Rory Block’s new CD, Keepin’ Outta Trouble, is the sixth album in her “Mentor Series” saluting the blues masters who’ve had a profound impact on her music. This time she pays tribute to Bukka White, one of the most influential country blues artists in history, bringing the soul and meaning of White’s songs to life as if heard for the first time since they were written and performed by the man, himself.