Japanese Plays

Keiko Matsui - Full Moon And The Shrine (1998) {Japanese Edition}

Keiko Matsui - Full Moon And The Shrine (1998) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 342 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 81 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age | Planet Joy Records #PJ-0001

Keiko Matsui is the Stevie Nicks of contemporary jazz. In her photos, she always appears pale, out of a mist, like a fairy goddess or angel. Her creative and long popular blend of classical piano, aggressive jazz/funk, orchestral grandeur, and sonic elements from her native Japan allows her to create both poignant ballads and more aggressive fusion statements. Over the course of her last few albums, Matsui's Lindsey Buckingham – always at her side, pushing her performance harder and higher – has been seductive saxman Paul Taylor. On this ethereal mind trip, Full Moon and the Shrine (Countdown/Unity), she doesn't let Taylor stray too far.

Keiko Matsui - The Road... (2011) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 5, 2018
Keiko Matsui - The Road... (2011) {Japanese Edition}

Keiko Matsui - The Road… (2011) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 94 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Jazz Fusion, New Age, Smooth Jazz | Avex Trax #AVCD 38358

It's been four long years since pianist and composer Keiko Matsui released the spare, elegant Moyo. That is an atypical break for an artist who has recorded 22 studio albums since her debut in the late 1980s. Appearing on Shanachie for the first time, The Road was largely self-produced. Matsui appears in varying contexts here, from trios to quartets and quintets to an octet on a musically diverse set that sums up virtually every place she's been while continuing to point the way forward. Some of these players have collaborated with her for decades while still others make their initial appearances.

StormWarrior - StormWarrior (2002) [Japanese Ed. 2003]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 24, 2017
StormWarrior - StormWarrior (2002) [Japanese Ed. 2003]

StormWarrior - StormWarrior (2002) [Japanese Ed. 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 493 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 159 Mb | Scans | 94 Mb | 59:44
Spiritual Beast | SBCD-1001
Power/Speed Metal

Picture this…..we have a band from Hamburg Germany playing a blend of True and Power Metal with some influences from the older Helloween style. They manage to not only get Kai Hansen (ex-Helloween now with Gamma Ray) to let them use his studio to record, but to engineer and produce their first full length album for them. Wait….it gets better….Kai also contributes some great vocals on Chains Of Slavery (a killer track!!) and even sings and plays guitar on the bonus track, (digi-pack only) a cover of the classic Helloween song, Heavy Metal (Is The Law), also featuring Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) on bass. To top it off, Dirk Schlachter (Gamma Ray) contributes some lead guitar work.

Overkill - Wrecking Your Neck Live (1995) [Japanese edition]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 24, 2017
Overkill - Wrecking Your Neck Live (1995) [Japanese edition]

Overkill - Wrecking Your Neck Live (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | CMC Rec., PCCY-00768 | ~ 780 or 259 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 62 Mb
Thrash Metal

Overkill mercifully chose to bide their time regarding the release of their first professionally produced live album. The early '90s brought us behind the scenes footage alongside then-new music videos in Videoscope, but other than bootlegs, quality live footage of Overkill was simply not easy to procure. The real bummer here is that the this particular lineup of Overkill had the best stage presence along with seamless integration of the old material with the new…

Scorpions - Pure Instinct (1996) [Japanese edition]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 23, 2017
Scorpions - Pure Instinct (1996) [Japanese edition]

Scorpions - Pure Instinct (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EastWest, AMCE-950 | ~ 402 or 131 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 108 Mb
Hard Rock

Pure Instinct is the thirteenth studio album by the German hard rock band Scorpions, released in 1996. The cover art for this album, as with several earlier Scorpions albums, was replaced with an alternative cover for some releases due to the nudity on the original cover…

Pseudo Echo - Long Plays 83-87 (1987) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 25, 2017
Pseudo Echo - Long Plays 83-87 (1987) [Re-Up]

Pseudo Echo - Long Plays 83-87 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, SynthPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI | # 7469492 | Time: 00:49:52

"Long Plays 83-87" is the first compilation album released by Australian new wave band, Pseudo Echo. It was released in 1987. It included extended and dance versions of their previously released singles between 1983-1987. It was released on CD in 1990.

Mariah Carey - Butterfly (1997) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 26, 2017
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (1997) {Japanese Edition}

Mariah Carey - Butterfly (1997) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 483 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 162 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 112 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Dance, Pop | Sony Records #SRCS 8500

Upon its release, Butterfly was interpreted as Mariah Carey's declaration of independence from her ex-husband (and label president) Tommy Mottola, and to a certain extent, that's true. Butterfly is peppered with allusions to her troubled marriage and her newfound freedom, and the music is supposed to be in tune with contemporary urban sounds instead of adult contemporary radio. Nevertheless, it feels like a Mariah Carey album, which means that it's a collection of hit singles surrounded by classy filler. What is surprising about Butterfly is the lack of up-tempo dance-pop. Apart from the Puffy Combs-produced "Honey," Butterfly is devoted to ballads, and while they are all well-crafted…
Eliane Elias - Something For You - Eliane Elias Sings & Plays Bill Evans (2007) (Repost)

Eliane Elias - Something For You - Eliane Elias Sings & Plays Bill Evans (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 317.08 Mb | 63:10 | Scans included
Ethnic Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Country: Brazil | Label: Blue Note Records (50999 5 11795 26)

Eliane Elias' return to the Blue Note label after a decade working elsewhere is a triumph. This salute to the late pianist Bill Evans, one of her favorite players, explores a number of songs he recorded, including both standards and originals. Evans' bassist from his final trio, Marc Johnson, is not only a long-time collaborator with Elias but also her husband; drummer Joey Baron rounds out the band. While Elias is influenced by Evans' playing style, his arrangements are only a launching pad for her approach to each tune; never does she sound like an obvious Evans clone. Her lush take of "My Foolish Heart" features Johnson on the late Scott LaFaro's bass (the talented Evans sideman who died in a 1961 car wreck just ten days after recording the landmark sets with the pianist at the Village Vanguard).
Heathen - Breaking The Silence (1987) [Japanese Cardboard Sleeve, Reissue 2009]

Heathen - Breaking The Silence (1987) [Japanese Cardboard Sleeve, Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 608 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 191 Mb | Scans | 71 Mb | Time: 01:13:09
King Record Co., Ltd. | KICP-91404
Thrash Metal, Speed Metal

Breaking the Silence is the first album by the American thrash metal band Heathen released in 1987 by Combat Records. The band members on this album was Dave Godfrey on vocals, Lee Altus on guitars, Doug Piercy on guitars, Mike Jastremski on bass and Carl Sacco on the drums. They all show great skills when it comes to the guitars, frantic and high-speeding riffs and great guitar solos.

Tribulation - Down Below (2018) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 19, 2018
Tribulation - Down Below (2018) {Japanese Edition}

Tribulation - Down Below (2018) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 438 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 30 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal | Ward Records #GQCS-90514

As with the previous album, The Children of the Night, so too with Down Below. Tribulation has succumbed to change and momentum, but the Swedes didn¬ít let it become them. They ve evolved (or are evolving) on Down Below. The evocative vibe of places frightful and things malign remains strong, as does Tribulation's roots as an inspired death metal act. What's changed is the approach and the inspirations affecting the approach. It's the type of record that will be remembered for decades. Not to be confused with an earlier Swedish band that produced a few crossover thrash releases during the early '90s, this new millennium group named Tribulation only formed in 2004, and spent the next few years experimenting with various extreme styles before settling on a speedy brand of death metal, embellished with horror-themed lyrics…