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Perfume Genius – No Shape (2017) [HDTracks 24-96]

Perfume Genius – No Shape (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 43:20 minutes | 878 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Matador Records

Perfume Genius is the stage name for Seattle-based artist Mike Hadreas. This fourth full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter features 13 new ferocious and sophisticated tracks. Mike Hadreas and his collaborators blow through church music, makeout music, an array of the gothier radio popular formats, rhythm and blues, art pop, krautrock, queer soul, the RCA Studio B sound, and then also collect some of the sounds that only exist inside Freddy Krueger. No Shape was produced by Blake Mills, the man behind Alabama Shakes’ Grammy Award winning album. He added precision and expansion. Some things are pretty and some are blasted beyond recongition. Records like this, records that make you feel like you’re 15 and just seeing the truth for the first time, are excessively rare. They’re here to remind you that you’re divine.

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Penguin Cafe – The Imperfect Sea (2017) [HDTracks 24-96]

Penguin Cafe – The Imperfect Sea (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 49:57 minutes | 922 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Erased Tapes

The iconic Penguin Cafe join the Erased Tapes family and open a brand new chapter to their unique world with new album The Imperfect Sea – out on Erased Tapes 5th May 2017. A penguin stands in the middle of a scorching desert, far away from its natural habitat. This mirrors composer Arthur Jeffes’ journey and exploration into a new musical territory. Penguin Cafe have evolved into something of their own at the hands of Arthur who started the band in 2009 with the continuation and homage to his father’s legacy, to the late Simon Jeffes’ Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Now, their upcoming album echoes reminiscent sounds that embrace the new. The album title refers to a saying by his father that “we wade in a sea of imperfections…”, reflecting upon the idea that beauty can be found amongst the chaos. “If there is a narrative to the album it’s coming to the acceptance of the imperfections in all aspects of life; moreover, the recognition that these imperfections and tiny randomnesses are in fact what make up the best parts”, Arthur explains. This has also been highlighted by the striking cover artwork designed by FELD under the art direction of label founder Robert Raths, resembling a lone figure adapting to and accepting its surrounding environment. Predominantly self-composed, the new album also features covers of electronic works by Simian Mobile Disco and Kraftwerk, along with a re-working of Simon’s ‘Now Nothing’. Arthur has developed from the traditional folk and jazz heritage Penguin Cafe Orchestra is known for into another realm of blissful ambience and dance music, recreated using strictly acoustic elements. “For this album I wanted to effect a departure from where we’d been up to now. The idea was to create a musical world that would feel familiar to an audience more used to dance records but stay true to our own values. So we replaced electronic layers with real instruments: pads with real string sections, synths with heavily-effected pianos, and atmospheric analogue drones with real feedback loops ringing through a stone and a piano soundboard.” On the day of release, the band will play a headline show at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, commencing the beginning of this new adventure for Penguin Cafe.

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Pegasus – Beautiful Life (2017) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Pegasus – Beautiful Life (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 35:05 minutes | 436 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Columbia

Pegasus are one of the most successful pop bands in Switzerland. They are already received several awards with platinum and gold as well as three Swiss Music Awards. “Beautiful Life” is Pegasus’ fifth studio album.

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Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution {Deluxe Edition} (2017) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution {Deluxe Edition} (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 2:10:20 minutes | 1,43 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Parlophone UK

After folding in psychedelic electronics and rollicking rock to his soulboy style in recent years, the changing man continues to surprise with this tonally rich new album. Work began on the new record immediately after finishing 2015’s “Saturns Pattern” and once again features the full spectrum of Weller’s influences, from rock to R&B, soul to jazz, and funk to folk. This new album from The Modfather with two BONUS discs of remixes, instrumentals and rarities! Includes reworkings by Villagers, Syd Arthur, Toy and others. Cameos by PP Arnold, Boy George and Robert Wyatt.

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Paul Rossy – Jazz Poetry: The Music Of Paul Rossy (2017) [HDTracks 24-88,2]

Paul Rossy – Jazz Poetry: The Music Of Paul Rossy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 52:48 minutes | 865 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Sunset Hill Music

Pediatrician by day, and musician by night, Paul Rossy recently sought out the expertise of singer-songwriter Ian Kelly to help him create an original album. Last April, Dr. Rossy found a way to combine his two greatest passions by launching his very first album of original songs at a concert benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he practises medicine. The event was held April 29th, in a packed Corona Theatre, and allowed the singer-songwriter to raise funds thanks to all those present, and to the kind generosity of the Alan & Roula Rossy Family Foundation.

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Paramore – After Laughter (2017) [HDTracks 24-96]

Paramore – After Laughter (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 42:38 minutes | 909 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Fueled by Ramen

After Laughter is the fifth studio album by American rock band Paramore. After Laughter represents a departure from the usual punk pop and alternative rock sound of their previous releases. The album touches on themes of exhaustion, depression and anxiety, contrasting the upbeat and vibrant sound of the record. Upon release, After Laughter received critical acclaim from music critics, who praised the band’s new sonic direction and the 1980’s new wave and synth-pop sound on the album.

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Otis Spann – Good Morning Mr. Blues (1996/2017) [HDTracks DSF DSD128/5.64MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Otis Spann – Good Morning Mr. Blues (1996/2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 49:31 minutes | 3,92 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 49:31 minutes | 828 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | Genre: Blues | © 2xHD

This recording has been venerated by audiophiles throughout the years since its initial LP release. Remastered with 2xHD’s proprietary 2xHD Fusion Process it is now available in all high resolution formats on the 2xHD label .

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Omdrejninger – S/T (2017) [HDTracks 24-96]

Omdrejninger – S/T (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 1:01:59 minutes | 958 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © ILK Music

Omdrejninger is a unique project conceived by sound-installation artist Christian Skjødt and composer, and guitarist Mark Solborg aiming at investigating and challenging the listening experience for both musicians and audience. A site-specific work for ensemble, space and loudspeakers. Solborg and Skjødt call it a spatial instrument.

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Neil Diamond – The Jazz Singer (1980/2016) [HDTracks 24-96]

Neil Diamond – The Jazz Singer (1980/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:28 minutes | 913 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Neil Diamond

The most successful album of Neil Diamond’s entire career remains his soundtrack for the film The Jazz Singer, in which he also starred. Released in late 1980, the LP peaked at number three in both the US and the UK, earned a Grammy nomination, yielded three huge hit singles and has sold over five million copies.

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Mississippi John Hurt – American Epic: The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt (2017) [HDTracks 24-96]

Mississippi John Hurt – American Epic: The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:51 minutes | 408 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Columbia/Legacy

Blues fingerpicking guitarist, singer and sharecropper Mississippi John Hurt was born in the heart of Mississippi Hill Country, along the veiny tributaries of the great American river. His moving renditions of “Frankie” and “Spike Driver Blues” were included in Harry Smith’s American Anthology of Folk Music in 1952 and were vitally influential on the Greenwich Village folk music revival of the 1960s as well as John Fahey’s development of the American Primitive Guitar genre. Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

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