Kristin Rule – The Knife That Cuts A Tear (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 44:57 minutes | 485 MB | Genre: Classical
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Kristin Rule are cellist/composer/looper from Australia. Her release, ‘The Knife that Cuts a Tear’, is reaching deep into the hearts and minds of listeners from all walks of life. A composition graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, Kristin has found her voice in the form of a cello and a loopstation. In performance, her original compositions are created live, layer by layer, mesmerising audiences with exquisite melodies, rich harmonies and beautifully raw sonorities.
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Jon Everist – Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Original Soundtrack (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:32:13 minutes | 654 MB | Genre: Score / Electronic, Ambient
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Artwork: Front Cover
“Good soundtracks aren’t always good indicators of good games, but it’s happily the case with Shadowrun: Hong Kong. The artistry of composer Jon Everist’s work reveals itself in the opening titles, and maintains an atmosphere of subdued mystery through character creation and beyond – spilling over into the first conversations and battles effortlessly and memorably. ” –IGN
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Jherek Bischoff – Cistern (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 43:51 minutes | 851 MB | Genre: Pop, R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Artwork: Front cover | © The Leaf Label
Jherek Bischoff is a multi-hyphenate musician from the Pacific Northwest currently living in Los Angeles. Equal parts composer, producer, performer & film scoring professional. In his 30 odd years of life, he has played in many bands and musical configurations, mostly of the DIY variety, including Parenthetical Girls, the Degenerate Art Ensemble & The Dead Science. Cistern is an album inspired by time Bischoff spent improvising in an empty, two-million-gallon, underground water tank, with a 45-second reverb decay. The unique acoustics of the space forced Bischoff to slow down and adapt his compositional approach – something which, unexpectedly, brought him back to his childhood, and the slow-pace of life he experienced growing up on a sailboat.
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Jamil Sheriff Trio – Places Like This (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:40 minutes | 615 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Artwork: Frontcover| © New Jazz Records
Jamil is known throughout the UK Jazz scene for his lyrical and rhythmic approach to original music, and this latest project is no exception. Carefully developed through-composed elements are interwoven with freer improvisations and swinging solos, showing Sheriff to be an artist with a unique identity. His approach brings together a mixture of influences as he endeavors to find common and genuine ground between a wide ranges of styles. He is a passionate ambassador of creative arts grown in the North of England, and invests much time, as an educator (Head of Jazz at Leeds College of Music) and performer, supporting the development of regional scene.
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Jaimeo Brown Transcendence – Work Songs (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 55:21 minutes | 634 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Echoes of the past meet visions of the future on Work Songs, the follow up to Jaimeo Brown Transcendence’s arresting 2013 self-titled debut. From recordings of prisoners in Mississippi to stonemasons in Japan, the album brings renewed life to historical work songs through a mixture of powerfully evocative samples and new recordings. Comprised of drummer/producer Jaimeo Brown and guitarist/producer Chris Sholar, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence deftly weaves together the acoustic and the digital, compellingly connecting jazz and blues with contemporary rock, hip-hop and electronic music.
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Itzamna – Metnal (EP) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 00:25:26 minutes | 306 MB | Genre: Jazz, Fusion
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Front Cover | © Vocation Records
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High Risk (feat. Dave Douglas) – Dark Territory (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:13 minutes | 446 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Dark Territory is a collection of new music from the creative electronic-inspired ensemble High Risk. Following the success of the group’s eponymous release in 2015, this new album continues to explore the intersection of creative improvisation and modern electronic music production to create a unique sound that Pitchfork described as, “simultaneously chill and surprising, it’s the sound of a group discovering a valid language, and then proceeding to push the limits of that new aesthetic”.
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Hammock – Everything And Nothing (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 94:21 minutes | 1 GB | Genres: Alternative,Electronic, Ambient
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Hammock Music | Source: Bandcamp
Hammock returns with Everything and Nothing, the Nashville duos first full-length album since 2013s critically-acclaimed Oblivion Hymns. With Everything and Nothing, Hammock has entered oblivion a place of personal struggle, doubt, and change and come out the other side; hopeful. The experience is meticulously woven into each song, shared with listeners through intricate melodies, compelling beats, and solemn vocals. In some ways, Everything and Nothing is the spiritual successor to the bands 2006 breakout album Raising Your Voice… Trying to Stop an Echo. It recalls the same mastery of sound and storytelling, destined to spark every listeners imagination.
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Dwiki Dharmawan – Pasar Klewer (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 99:57 minutes | 1,91 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Artwork: Front/Rear cover | © MoonJune Records
Indonesian keyboard star Dwiki Dharmawan returns following his 2015 MoonJune Records debut, the more fusion-heavy So Far, So Close, with the even more ambitious Pasar Klewer. Recorded at London, England’s EastCote Studio in June 2015, this vibrant, acoustic piano-driven two-CD set features the cream of Britain’s younger expat crop, blending with Indonesian musicians to create a passionate, seamless cultural cross-pollination.
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Dinosaur – Together, As One (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:54 minutes | 931 MB | Genre: Jazz
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“Together, As One” is the third album as a leader from British award-winning trumpet player, composer and band-leader Laura Jurd and her debut with newly named band Dinosaur. Featuring Laura’s regular collaborators, friends and creative cohorts Elliot Galvin, Conor Chaplin and Corrie Dick, “Together, As One” is a coherently powerful and bold album that not only confirms her promise as one of the most important young musicians to emerge from the UK jazz scene in recent years but is also a statement that will launch her music into the international jazz world stratosphere.
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