Oh Wonder – Ultralife (2017) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

Oh Wonder – Ultralife (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 44:09 minutes | 488 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Island Records

This London duo’s self-titled debut made unlikely, but successful, bedfellows of soul-jazz sophistication and glitchy alt-pop. Here, they take the formula to new extremes, fusing earth-clearing wub-wub synths with cocktail-lounge piano on “Heavy”. Ultralife’s melodic sharpness, however, is its most striking quality. It will take only one listen for the love-struck title track to tattoo itself onto your brain, before the whack-a-mole rhythms and grinding synths of “High on Humans” are wrangled into a euphoric head-rush of a chorus.

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Offa Rex – The Queen Of Hearts (2017) [HDTracks 24-88,2]

Offa Rex – The Queen Of Hearts (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2kHz | Time – 48:41 minutes | 962 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Nonesuch

“The Queen of Hearts” is the debut album from Offa Rex, an adventurous project featuring English singer/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists. Produced and recorded by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) and Colin Meloy at Martine’s studio in Portland, OR, the album draws largely on traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire to create a transatlantic musical conversation that flirts with psychedelia and folk rock while maintaining its own inimitable identity.

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Nowhere – On My Way (2017) [AcousticSounds 24-44,1]

Nowhere – On My Way (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 45:56 minutes | 479 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Klarthe Records

Bassist and composer Ouriel Ellert’s trio Nowhere, with drummer Martin Wangermée and guitarist Anthony Jambon, presents On my way, an original album that fuses jazz, Afro-Cuban elements, pop, rock, and electronic music.

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Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence (EP) (2017) [StoreNIN 24-48]

Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence EP (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48kHz | Time – 27:15 minutes | 307 MB | Genre: Industrial
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source:store.nin.com | Front Cover

ADD VIOLENCE is an extended play by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It was released digitally on July 19, 2017, two days ahead of its scheduled release date, under Trent Reznor’s label The Null Corporation. It will be followed by the release of a physical component the week of August 8 and a CD release on September 1. A vinyl release was also announced with no release date set. This marks the second EP in a proposed trilogy following the 2016 release of Not the Actual Events.

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Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind (1966/2013) [HDTracks 24-192]

Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:38 minutes | 1.65 GB | Genre: Jazz, Blues
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Verve Records
Recorded: March and April 1964 and January, October, November 1965 in New York.

Wild Is the Wind is Nina Simone’s sixth album with the Philips record label and was produced by Hal Mooney. The songs are actually a compilation from a number of different recording sessions for other albums released on Philips. Notable tracks on the album include “Break Down and Let It All Out” and “Four Women.”

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Nina Simone – To Love Somebody (1969/2013) [HDTracks 24-96]

Nina Simone – To Love Somebody (1969/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:00 minutes | 684 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © RCA/Legacy

Nina Simone’s 1969 gem finds the legendary singer performing pop, rock and folk classics, a far departure from her usual blues and jazz standards. To Love Somebody includes compositions by Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, Barry Gibbs, Robin Gibbs and Bob Dylan. Standouts include “Suzanne,” “Revolution” and “To Love Somebody.” The album showcases Simone’s versatility and proves that she was one of the greatest powerhouse vocalists in music history.

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Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (1965/2013) [AcousticSounds 24-192]

Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (1965/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:54 minutes | 1.52 GB | Genre: Jazz, Blues, Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: acousticsounds.com | Front Cover | © Verve Records
Recorded: New York, March 21 April 1 & 6 1964 May 19 & 20 1965

Nina Simone was one of the best Blues singers of the 20th century. Only someone the likes of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith had the power to lay a soul bare like she could, as her stripped-down ‘Be My Husband’ shows. Naked like a field-holler, this song would later capture the imagination of Jeff Buckley and Antony Hegarty.

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Nina Simone – Nina Simone’s Finest Hour (2000/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Nina Simone – Nina Simone’s Finest Hour (2000/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:02:11 minutes | 2,57 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Verve Records

Nina Simone’s Finest Hour is a compilation of the American singer’s hit titles. The record includes tracks “I Put a Spell on You’, “My Baby Just Cares for Me”, “Wild Is the Wind”, “Work Song” and more!

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Nina Simone – Nina Simone And Her Friends (1959/2014) [ProStudioMasters 24-96]

Nina Simone – Nina Simone And Her Friends (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:29 minutes | 744 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Booklet, Front Cover | © Bethlehem Records

Grammy Hall of Fame Award for “I Loves You, Porgy” – 2000

“She could belt barroom blues, croon cabaret and explore jazz – sometimes all on a single record.”
-Rolling Stone

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Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue (1958/2013) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:21 minutes | 902 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Digital Booklet | Label: Bethlehem Records

Little Girl Blue is an artistic statement by jazz virtuoso Nina Simone that reinvents a wide variety of compositions. Simone’s combination of classical training, smoky-alto vocal delivery and the influence of modern jazz make her a novel and inspiring jazz singer and instrumentalist.

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