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I.E.M. – IEM Have Come For Your Children  

Posted by amitnewyork at Nov. 20, 2009
I.E.M. – IEM Have Come For Your Children

I.E.M. – IEM Have Come For Your Children
Experimental | 2001 | Studio Album | 6 Tracks | 72:11 | dBpoweramp v13.3 Ultra-Secure Rip
Tracks + Tags + Artwork | No Cue | No Log (Downloaded from PT website) | FLAC | 532 MB | MP3 @ 320 | 158 MB

IEM stands for Incredible Expanding Mindfuck and is a personal side-project of Steven Wilson. Have Come for Your Children is the third album from the project. Tracks 1-5 use improvisations from 1999 as source material, heavily reconstructed and overdubbed in the studio in August 2001. Track 6 is a piece for hammered dulcimer and mellotron choir.

Those looking for melodious getaways should steer clear of this album. Suitable only for sonic explorers! As far as I am concerned, this is Wilson at his best, offering a free ride into the void.

R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993 [Repost, New Rip]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 13, 2017
R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993 [Repost, New Rip]

R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 483 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Folk Rock | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13200 2 6 | 01:07:43

R.E.M. began to move toward mainstream record production on Lifes Rich Pageant, but they didn't have a commercial breakthrough until the following year's Document. Ironically, Document is a stranger, more varied album than its predecessor, but co-producer Scott Litt – who would go on to produce every R.E.M. album in the following decade – is a better conduit for the band than Don Gehman, giving the group a clean sound without sacrificing their enigmatic tendencies. "Finest Worksong," the stream-of-conscious rant "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," and the surprise Top Ten single "The One I Love" all crackle with muscular rhythms and guitar riffs, but the real surprise is how political the mid-tempo jangle pop of "Welcome to the Occupation," "Disturbance at the Heron House," and "King of Birds" is. Where Lifes Rich Pageant sounded a bit like a party record, Document is a fiery statement, and its memorable melodies and riffs are made all the more indelible by its righteous anger.

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 10, 2017
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13201 2 5 | 00:51:46

Fables of the Reconstruction was intentionally murky, and Lifes Rich Pageant was constructed as its polar opposite. Teaming with producer Don Gehman, who previously worked with John Mellencamp, R.E.M. developed their most forceful record to date. Where previous records kept the rhythm section in the background, Pageant emphasizes the beat, and the band turns in its hardest rockers to date, including the anthemic "Begin the Begin" and the punky "Just a Touch." But the cleaner production also benefits the ballads and the mid-tempo janglers, particularly since it helps reveal Michael Stipe's growing political obsessions, especially on the environmental anthems "Fall on Me" and "Cuyahoga." The group hasn't entirely left myths behind – witness the Civil War ballad "Swan Swan H" – but the band sound more contemporary both musically and lyrically than they did on either Fables or Murmur, which helps give the record an extra kick. And even with excellent songs like "I Believe," "Flowers of Guatemala," "These Days," and "What if We Give It Away," it's ironic that the most memorable moment comes from the garage rock obscurity "Superman," which is sung with glee by Mike Mills.

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 9, 2017
R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13159 2 3 | 00:52:38

R.E.M. abandoned the enigmatic post-punk experiments of Murmur for their second album, Reckoning, returning to their garage pop origins instead. Opening with the ringing "Harborcoat," Reckoning runs through a set of ten jangle pop songs that are different not only in sound but in style from the debut. Where Murmur was enigmatic in its sound, Reckoning is clear, which doesn't necessarily mean that the songs themselves are straightforward. Michael Stipe continues to sing powerful melodies without enunciating, but the band has a propulsive kick that makes the music vital and alive. And, if anything, the songwriting is more direct and memorable than before – the interweaving melodies of "Pretty Persuasion" and the country rocker "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" are as affecting as the melancholic dirges of "Camera" and "Time After Time," while the ringing minor-key arpeggios of "So. Central Rain," the pulsating riffs of "7 Chinese Bros.," and the hard-rocking rhythms of "Little America" make the songs into classics. On the surface, Reckoning may not be as distinctive as Murmur, but the record's influence on underground American rock in the '80s was just as strong.

R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 8, 2017
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992

R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13158 2 4 | 00:58:00

Leaving behind the garagey jangle pop of their first recordings, R.E.M. developed a strangely subdued variation of their trademark sound for their full-length debut album, Murmur. Heightening the enigmatic tendencies of Chronic Town by de-emphasizing the backbeat and accentuating the ambience of the ringing guitar, R.E.M. created a distinctive sound for the album – one that sounds eerily timeless. Even though it is firmly in the tradition of American folk-rock, post-punk, and garage rock, Murmur sounds as if it appeared out of nowhere, without any ties to the past, present, or future. Part of the distinctiveness lies in the atmospheric production, which exudes a detached sense of mystery, but it also comes from the remarkably accomplished songwriting. The songs on Murmur sound as if they've existed forever, yet they subvert folk and pop conventions by taking unpredictable twists and turns into melodic, evocative territory, whether it's the measured riffs of "Pilgrimage," the melancholic "Talk About the Passion," or the winding guitars and pianos of "Perfect Circle." R.E.M. may have made albums as good as Murmur in the years following its release, but they never again made anything that sounded quite like it.

R.E.M. - Green (1988) Non-Remastered  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 6, 2017
R.E.M. - Green (1988) Non-Remastered

R.E.M. - GREEN (1988) Non-Remastered
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Alternative Rock, College Rock | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-25795-2 | Time: 00:41:01

As far as major-label debuts by underground bands go, Green is fairly uncompromising. While it displays a more powerful guitar sound on "Get Up," "Turn You Inside Out," and "Orange Crush," it also takes more detours than Document, whether it's the bizarrely affecting contemporary folk of "The Wrong Child" and "You Are the Everything," the bubblegum of "Stand" and "Pop Song 89," or the introspection of the lovely "Hairshirt" and "World Leader Pretend." But instead of presenting a portrait of a band with a rich, eclectic vision, Green is incoherent. While its best moments are flat-out great, the band has bitten off more than it can chew; many of the songs sound like failed experiments, and its arena-ready production now sounds slightly dated. Nevertheless, half of the record is brilliant, and it certainly indicates that R.E.M. are continuing to diversify their sound.

R.E.M. - REMTV (2014) [6DVD Box Set]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 1, 2017
R.E.M. - REMTV (2014) [6DVD Box Set]

R.E.M. - REMTV (2014)
6xDVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR
Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 Kbps / Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 Kbps
Alternative Rock | Rhino | Scans > 648 Mb | 14:51:00 | ~ 43.14 Gb

From their earliest days as a band, the members of R.E.M. always had a Keen sense of how they wanted to be perceived visually, even when it sometimes seemed as if they didn’t want to be seen at all…

S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 21, 2016
S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)

S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 473 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: frozen reeds | # fr6 | Time: 01:12:35

This is the première release of Julius Eastman’s Femenine, for chamber ensemble. It is also the work’s only known recording, documenting a 1974 performance by the S.E.M. Ensemble (with the composer on piano) which has lain unheard for decades. The music of Julius Eastman (1940-1990) is enjoying an on-going period of rediscovery. Known best in the past for his work with figures like Peter Maxwell Davies, Arthur Russell and Meredith Monk, today his own formidable compositions draw increasing admiration. Joyous, insistent, and immersive, Femenine bathes the listener in surges of tonal colour from intertwining winds, piano, violin, pitched percussion, synthesizer and – uniquely – the composer’s own invention of mechanised sleigh bells, which provide the 72-minute piece with its characteristic pulse. Illuminating sleeve notes are provided by composer and author Mary Jane Leach, who is co-editor of Gay Guerrilla, the recently released collection of essays on Eastman’s life and music.
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) [2016, 25-th Anniversary Edition]

R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Blu-Ray: MPEG-4 AVC 21958 kbps, 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 96 kHz, 4608 kbps, 24-bit / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 96 kHz, 7109 kbps, 24-bit
Alternative / Indie Rock | Concord Records | 01:36:54 | ~ 23.85 Gb

The supporting tour for Green exhausted R.E.M., and they spent nearly a year recuperating before reconvening for Out of Time. Where previous R.E.M. records captured a stripped-down, live sound, Out of Time was lush with sonic detail, featuring string sections, keyboards, mandolins, and cameos from everyone from rapper KRS-One to the B-52's' Kate Pierson…

R.E.M. by MTV (2014)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Oct. 8, 2016
R.E.M. by MTV (2014)

R.E.M. by MTV (2014)
1080p BluRay | 1920 x 1080 | .MP4/AVC @ 2500 Kbps | 1h 46mn | English AAC 224 Kbps, 6 channels | 2.04 GB
720p BluRay | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 1500 Kbps | 1h 46mn | English AAC 224 Kbps, 6 channels | 1.29 GB
Genre: Documentary

On April 5, 1980 four college pals-Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe-took the stage together for the first time to play at a friend's birthday party. The band they started that night stayed together for thirty years and changed the shape of rock music.