Mar 31, 2008

Don' t Panic ! (25)

Hello, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy is nearing it's last page..alas oh well there's something in the pipeline a small encore and a bigger one..sort of later, for now here's the penultimate Fit 25, but first what happened last week,

Arthur is still trying to gain advice on the planet Hawalius, but when he finally leaves the planet, the spaceship he's on develops "a major glitch" just as they jump into hyperspace. Meanwhile, on Earth, Tricia McMillan agrees to go with the Grebulons and work out a system of astrology that would be valid on the planet Persephone (Rupert), in exchange for exclusive rights to the story.

Back in The Guide's offices, Zarniwoop Vann Harl, the new editor of the guide, asks Ford to be his restaurant critic. He explains that there is a new Guide, aimed at families rather than hitchhikers, and they plan to make one and sell it in billions of billions of alternate worlds. Ford steals the Dine-a-Charge and Ident-i-Eze cards from him, then hacks into the accountancy system. The universe there is equated with the artificial universe inside Zarniwoop's office, and Ford discovers Zaphod, in a shack by the beach, claiming he has been there on his own for a month. Zaphod claims that the Presidency and the Krikkitmen were just a distraction, and that they have "shrunk the Vortex and given it the voice of that Lintilla chick" in order to create the new Guide. The episode ends with Ford going to floor 23, and being forced to jump out of a window, in order to escape from Zarniwoop Vann Harl, who is revealed as a disguised Vogon.

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THHGTTG - Fit 25

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Mar 30, 2008

Sundaze (25)

Hello, Sundaze ended up in 1981, unplanned . The albums today all have a dance element, in fact two were used by the Twyla Tharp dance troupe... Craig Leon has had a very long and wide ranging career as a producer, from punk to classical these days, that said this was his first of only 3 soloalbums... You can multiply that number by ten for my next artist, Stephan Micus. This world traveller has been expanding his vision of a transcultural music by learning to play numerous instruments and let them inspire him to explore the musical possibilities. His work too has been regularly chosen to dance too, this one Koan isin general maybe a bit too ambient but then ballet can display a storyline ...finally another Twyla Tharp commision, this time written and perfomed by David Byrne and friends..The Catherine Wheel...within a wheel..within a wheel..

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Craig Leon - Nommos (81   253mb)

Craig grew up in Florida, where he received private classical music training in keyboard performance, composition, and musicology. While working in local bands and on local rock and R&B records as a keyboard player and arranger he recorded in various studios including Criteria in Miami. He eventually built his own recording studio with the help of his friend, Alex Sadkin, another Floridian who also worked at Criteria at that time. After producer, Richard Gottehrer brought in Sire recording artists, he offered Craig an appointment in New York as his assistant. As a result, Leon moved to Manhattan in the early 1970s where he accepted an A&R position at Sire Records in New York under Gottehrer and his partner Seymour Stein. There he was responsible for the discovery and early development of the Ramones and Talking Heads amongst other artists. He produced the first Ramones album and also concentrated on licensing more adventurous European records which the majors were unwilling to release in the U.S. At Sire, Craig learned the skills necessary for the production, as well as manufacture of recorded music.

After producing the 'Live at CBGBs' compilation for Atlantic Records, Craig joined Richard Gottehrer and Marty Thau to set up a production company called Instant Records. Projects included the early Blondie records, Richard Hell & The Voidoids and Suicide. Other productions throughout the 70s included Chilliwack, Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band, Martha Velez & The Wailers (co-produced with Bob Marley and Lee Perry), Robert Gordon& Link Wray, Moon Martin (including 'Bad Case of Loving You' and 'Cadillac Walk'), Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, The Roches(with Robert Fripp), Dwight Twilley, Sir Douglas Quintet, The Records and others. In the early 80s came The Fabulous Thunderbirds,The Bangles,The Beat Farmers,etc.
In the mid 80s Craig relocated to the U.K. at the request of Statik Records (an independent subsidiary of Virgin) where he produced Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Flesh For Lulu and others including mixing for The Chameleons and The Sound. Since that time he has been active in both the major and alternative music scenes in the UK with over 40 chart records.

He has always been concerned with the development of new ideas and working in alternative forms within contemporary music. He has written and performed on three albums of his own, including "Nommos" (a dance piece based on North African ethnic themes and electronic music, that was used by members of The Twyla Tharp dance troupe which was also used as the opening exhibit for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in 1981),and the full length score of the Kosh Dance Theatre piece, "Klub Anima", which deals with alternating classical and modern electronic forms. _Craig has recently produced a number of classical projects including "Wings of Song" for Sir James Galway and The London Symphony Orchestra,"Romance of the Violin" for Joshua Bell and The Academy of St. Martin In The Fields, an album of original compositions with Elysium (featuring members of Sequentia) and the Vienna RSO, three number one classical albums with new age/classical artist Izzy,an album of folk song transcriptions for Andreas Scholl,"Wayfaring Stranger", the debut recital album for soprano Natasha Marsh, a crossover project for Italian soprano Giorgia Fumanti, and a disc of the music of Italian Cinema with the composer Luis Bacalov including performances by Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Deborah Harry and others. He has also produced 6 folk-electronic albums for Texas folk artist Cassell Webb.

01 - Ring With Three Concentric Discs (4:53)
02 - Donkeys Bearing Cups (5:57)
03 - Nommo (6:48)

04 - Four Eyes To See The Afterlife (11:17)
05 - She Wears A Hemispherical Skull Cap (6:48)

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Stephan Micus - Koan (81  195mb)

Born in 1953 in Germany, Stephan Micus made his first journey to the Orient at the age of sixteen. Fascinated by the variety of musical cultures around the world Micus has travelled in virtually every Asian and European country as well as in Africa and the Americas. Studying with local master musicians he learned to play numerous traditional instruments, many of them unknown in the Western world. However, Micus‘s intention is not to play these instruments in a traditional manner, but rather to develop the fresh musical possibilities which he feels are inherent in them. In many of his compositions, which he performs himself, he combines instruments that have never before been played together. The resulting dialogues further reflect his vision of a transcultural music. Many of Europe’s leading dance companies have chosen his work for their productions. He has performed hundreds of solo concerts over the last 30 years throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas

In search of musical culture and context Micus has travelled extensively, in particular in India, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Afghanistan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Thailand, Egypt, Burma, Sri Lanka, Turkey, USA, Canada, Israel, China, Gambia, Senegal, Nepal, Ladakh, Sinkiang, Venezuela, Tanzania, Argentina, Peru, Ghana, Mali, Jordan, Georgia, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Yemen, Cuba, Lebanon, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Cabo Verde, Mauretania, Armenia, Karabagh.
Micus used his travels to study a variety of instruments including guitar, concert-flute, sitar in Benares (India), flamenco guitar in Granada (Spain), shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and sho (Japanese mouth organ) in Kyoto (Japan), suling (Balinese flute) in Ubud (Bali), Uillean pipes in Carna (Ireland), sinding (African harp) in Gambia, dondon (talking drum) in Accra (Ghana), doussn’ gouni (African harp) in Bamako (Mali), duduki (Georgian oboe) and Georgian polyphonic choral singing in Tbilisi (Georgia), hné (Burmese oboe) in Yangon and Mandalay (Myanmar), duduk (Armenian oboe) in Yerevan (Armenia), bagana (Ethiopian lyre) in Addis Abeba, nohkan (flute of the noh theatre) in kyoto (japan). Bulgarian polyphonic choral singing in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). In addition to his exclusively acoustic instruments Micus also uses his voice, at times – with multitrack recording techniques – creating whole choral pieces by himself.

01 - Part I (2:36)
02 - Part II (11:53)
03 - Part III (11:27)

04 - Part III Continued (5:42)
05 - Part IV (4:28)
06 - Part V (9:49)

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David Byrne - The Catherine Wheel ( 81  394mb)

Born May 14, 1952, in Dumbarton, Scotland, Byrne was raised in Baltimore, MD, he played guitar in a series of teenage bands before attending the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where, feeling alienated from the largely upper-class student population, he dropped out after one year. However, he remained in the Providence area, performing solo on a ukelele before forming the Artistics (also known as the Autistics) with fellow students Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. After changing the name of the band to Talking Heads and enlisting onetime Modern Lover Jerry Harrison, the group signed to Sire Records; a series of LPs, including the debut Talking Heads '77, 1978's More Songs About Buildings and Food, and 1980's Remain in Light followed, establishing the quartet as one of contemporary music's most visionary talents.

During a band sabbatical in 1981, Byrne teamed with Brian Eno, the producer of much of the Heads' work, for the collaborative effort My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, a complex, evocative album which fused electronic music with Third World percussion and hypnotic vocal effects. That same year, Byrne also began exploring theater, composing The Complete Score From the Broadway Production of "The Catherine Wheel," a dance piece choreographed by Twyla Tharp. Byrne's score is always interesting and frequently brilliant; it draws on the instrumental talents of such session greats as drummer Yogi Horton, percussionist John Chernoff, guitarist Adrian Belew ,and Eno. Horton's drumming establishes a muscular funk foundation for much of the material, which also showcases Byrne's underrated guitar playing. Highlights of the program include "The Red House," with its eerie use of deconstructed vocal samples, and the lovely faux-juju "Ade."

01 - Light Bath (1:09)
02 - His Wife Refused (4:31)
03 - Ade (Byrne, Brian Eno)(3:22)
04 - Walking (Byrne, John Chernoff) ( 0:52)
05 - Two Soldiers (Byrne, Brian Eno) (3:31)
06 - Under the Mountain (0:53)
07 - Dinosaur (2:36)
08 - The Red House ( 3:17)
09 - Wheezing (3:12)
10 - Eggs in a Briar Patch (3:31)
11 - Poison (2:31)
12 - Cloud Chamber (2:50)
13 - Black Flag (2:29)
14 - My Big Hands (Fall Through the Cracks) ( 2:46)
15 - Combat (Byrne, John Chernoff) (2:45)
16 - Leg Bells (Byrne, John Chernoff) (2:40)
17 - The Blue Flame (3:25)
18 - Big Business (Byrne, John Chernoff) (5:06)
19 - Dense Beasts (3:11)
20 - Five Golden Sections (2:53)
21 - What a Day That Was (5:30)
22 - Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open) ( 4:43)
23 - Light Bath (1:10)

David Byrne - The Catherine Wheel   ( 81 ogg 163mb)

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Mar 29, 2008

Rhotation (25) Into BPM

Hello, after last weeks easy beats , we go up a gear or two tonight, some french beats making their way, Daft Punk got their name from a melody maker reviewer who described them as daft punks, whilst opening for Stereolab then as an indie trio. They sure made a meal of that qualification, considering their name recognition after a decade. You'd expect they released a body of work but defacto they've produced just three studio albums. You could say they kept a low profile, considering their masked performances you'd be right there too. ANywway their first body of Homework is , to me still the best ...Pills came out of the French rave scene and with Electrocaine they chose for a harder electro sound, it broke up the duo..anyway the band seems to have gone on indefinite hold as their last album still awaits release...Another big duo on the french scene are Cassius they compiled and mixed what turned be the bonus cd to the last Muzik Magazine edition..pity that was...

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Daft Punk - Homework ( 97 ^ 159 mb)

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo met in 1987 at a secondary school in Paris, the two became good friends and later recorded demo tracks with others from the school. This eventually led in 1992 to an indie rock formation with Laurent Brancowitz on drums, Bangalter on bass and de Homem-Christo on guitar. The trio had branded themselves Darlin', after The Beach Boys song of the same name, which they covered along with an original composition.Stereolab released both tracks on a multi-artist Duophonic Records EP and invited the band to open for stage shows in the United Kingdom. A negative review in Melody Maker subsequently dubbed the music "a bunch of daft punk." Instead of dismissing the review, Bangalter and de Homem-Christo found it to be amusing. Darlin' soon disbanded, Bangalter and de Homem-Christo formed Daft Punk and started experimenting with drum machines and synthesizers.

In 1993 Daft Punk attended a rave at EuroDisney, where they met Stuart Macmillan of Slam, co-founder of the label Soma Quality Recordings.The demo tape given to Macmillan at the rave formed the basis for Daft Punk's debut single, "The New Wave", a limited release in 1994, it also contained the final mix of "The New Wave" called "Alive". Daft Punk returned to the studio in May 1995 to record "Da Funk". It became their first commercially successful single the same year. The band signed with Virgin Records in September 1996, and made a deal through which they licensed their tracks to the major label through their production company, Daft Trax.

"Da Funk" and "Alive" were later included on Daft Punk's 1997 debut album Homework. The album was regarded as an innovative synthesis of techno, house, acid house and electro styles, and is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential dance music albums of the nineties. They combined the aforementioned music styles and elements of rave that were crowd pleasers. The most successful single from Homework was "Around the World", which is known for the repeating chant of the song's title. Daft Punk's skills at producing filter effects "to make sounds shiver up your spine, 'ardkore's sped-up and helium-squeaky vocals" lends itself to the developing style of speed garage. A mixture of rave, house, jungle (circa 1994) and ragga chants were combined with a new style of syncopated beats and textured snare drum sounds. This combination proved successful for Daft Punk in the club scene and helped bring mainstream attention to their music.

By 1999 the duo were well into the recording sessions for their second album, which had begun a year earlier.2001's Discovery took on a slicker and distinctly synthpop-oriented style, the group states that the album was conceived as an attempt to reconnect with a playful, open-minded attitude associated with the discovery phase of childhood. This accounts for the heavy use of themes and samples from the late '70s to early '80s era on the album. Its single "One More Time" was a major club hit, the singles "Digital Love" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" were also very successful in the UK and on the United States dance chart. A 45-minute excerpt from a Daftendirektour performance recorded at Birmingham, UK in 1997 was also released in 2001, entitled Alive 1997. 2003 first saw the release of the feature-length animated film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. Daft Punk produced the film under the supervision of Leiji Matsumoto, whom they have said is their childhood hero. The album Daft Club was also released to promote the film. It features a collection of remixes previously made available through an online membership service of the same name.

The duo released the album Human After All in March 2005, reviews were mixed, mostly citing its overly repetitive nature and seemingly rushed recording. The singles taken from this album were "Robot Rock", "Technologic", "Human After All" and "The Prime Time of Your Life". The earliest official statement from Daft Punk concerning the album was "we believe that Human After All speaks for itself." A Daft Punk anthology CD/DVD entitled Musique Vol. 1 1993-2005 was released on April 4, 2006. It contains new music videos for "The Prime Time of Your Life" and "Robot Rock (Maximum Overdrive)". Daft Punk also released a remix album of Human After All called Human After All: Remixes. A limited edition included two kubricks of Daft Punk as robots. On May 21, 2006, Daft Punk premiered their first directed film, Daft Punk's Electroma at the Cannes Film Festival sidebar Director's Fortnight. The film does not include their own music, midnight screenings of the film were shown in Paris theaters starting from the end of March 2007, Initial public comments have since been positive. Daft Punk released their second live album titled Alive 2007 on November 19, 2007. It contains the duo's performance in Paris from their Alive 2007 tour. The album includes a 50-page book showcasing photographs shot while on tour. The live version of "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" from Alive 2007 was released as a single.

01 - Daftendirekt (2:44)
02 - Wdpk 83.7 FM (0:28)
03 - Revolution 909 (5:26)
04 - Da Funk (5:28)
05 - Phœnix (4:55)
06 - Fresh (4:03)
07 - Around The World (7:07)
08 - Rollin' & Scratchin' (7:26)
09 - Teachers (2:52)
10 - High Fidelity (6:00)
11 - Rock'n Roll (7:32)
12 - Oh Yeah (2:00)
13 - Burnin' (6:53)
14 - Indo Silver Club (4:32)
15 - Alive (5:15)

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Pills - Electrocaïne (98 * 99mb)

Pills, (previously '"Ice Bath") was formed by Anthony Sandor and Ludovic Bordas in 1991. They pioneered the french underground sound on Rave Age Records. Pills debuted at the first official rave party in france in 1992, along side of William Orbit, 808 State, and Underground Resistance. In 1995 they released Foundation Ludovic Bordas left the band after disagreements about the direction when recording Electrocaine, Antony Sandor kept the band alive and directed the sound of Pills into a blend of acid house, electronic pop, and hip-hop elements while also revealing a slightly dark banlieu edge . Electrocaine was followed up in 2000 by Music Soldia , in 2002 the release of the last album Cosmic Carnival got stuck in the pipeline..

01 - Garden Party (5:34)
02 - Fun-K-Tronic (4:05)
03 - Drugstore (5:13)
04 - Junky Star (5:11)
05 - Hurricane (7:29)
06 - Darkside (8:14)
07 - Black Pearl (6:19)
08 - Amazing Dread Club (4:28)
09 - Rock Me (3:34)
10 - Free Step (4:28)
11 - Rock Me (remix) (4:34)

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VA - Cassius Present... French Disco ( 03, 58min ^ 136mb)

Cassius, a new addition to the top ranks of French electronica circa 1999, actually comprised two of the scene's most experienced producers: Philippe Zdar and Hubert Blanc-Francart (AKA Boom Bass). They first met back in the late '80s, working in the same studio (Zdar was an engineer, and Boom Bass was just learning the trade). Boom Bass worked with MC Solaar, and combined with Zdar to release two EPs on Mo' Wax as La Funk Mob during 1994. Zdar also teamed with Etienne De Crécy (from the Super Discount project) to release an LP as Motorbass. Finally, Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass came together in late 1998 as Cassius. Combining the jazzy hip-hop of Boom Bass with Zdar's phase'n'filter acid-disco, Cassius debuted with the single "Cassius 1999," a club anthem and British Top 20 hit late in 1998. The full-length album "1999" appeared early the following year. "Au Rêve", was released in 2002 with vocals from Jocelyn Brown , Steve Edwards, and Ghostface Killah on "Thrilla". In 2003 they mixed and compiled the bonus cd to what was to be the final word from Muzik Magazine. In 2006, Cassius released "15 Again", a conceptual album with tracks inspired by what they use to listen when they were teenagers.

01 - Drugs - Brain On Drugs (Chateau Flight Remix) (4:14)
02 - Manhead - Doop (Reverso 68 Remix) (4:44)
03 - Bergheim 34 - Take My Soul (3:00)
04 - Black Strobe - Me And Madonna (4:30)
05 - Bosco - Novo Screen (Kiko & Gino S Remix) (2:53)
06 - Agoria - Hold Up (3:48)
07 - Goldfrapp - Train (Ewan Pearson Dub Mix) (Edit) (0:59)
08 - DSL - Padampam (Dub Mix) (3:41)
09 - Metro Area - Orange Alert (DFA Remix) (1:48)
10 - Scratch Massive - Seeing Is Believing (Frank Arbaretaz Remix) (3:00)
11 - Scott Grooves - Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix) (3:54)
12 - Charles Manier - Change You (2:13)
13 - Feadz - Split Again (3:26)
14 - Bergheim 34 - Random Access (B43 Original) (4:20)
15 - Cassius - The Sound Of Violence (Reggae Rock Mix) (4:56)
16 - Audio Bullys - Turned Away (Tony Senghore Electric Vocal Mix) (3:23)
17 - Cassius - Thrilla (The Streets Remix) (3:07)

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Mar 28, 2008

Into The Groove (24)

Hello, Into the Groove is honoring another grandmaster of soul, a man that overcame more then being black, he was blind too, later another important sense was taken from him, smell. Adversity didnt keep him from creating music, that over the years amasssed 26 grammy's worth of recognition. Not that that's important, what is he touched the hearts and hips of millions.

Steve Wonder (Steveland Hardaway Morris) was born in 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. Wonder was born premature and was put into an incubator. When too much oxygen in the incubator caused cataracts to grow behind each eye, it left the infant blind. The family moved to Detroit when Wonder was 4, and he began singing and playing instruments in church at an early age. He took to the piano, congas, and harmonica in particular. He was educated at the Michigan School for the Blind in Lansing, Michigan where he was trained in classical piano. When he was eight his parents divorced four years later, at the age of twelve, Wonder was introduced to Ronnie White of the popular Motown act The Miracles, he brought Morris and his mother to Motown Records. Impressed by the young musician, Motown CEO Berry Gordy signed Morris to Motown's Tamla label with the name Little Stevie Wonder.

Little Wonder had his first major hit, "Fingertips (Pt. 2)", a 1963 single taken from a live recording of a Motor Town Revue performance. The song, featuring Wonder on vocals, bongos, and harmonica, and a young Marvin Gaye on drums, was a #1 hit on the US pop charts and launched him into the public consciousness. Dropping the "Little" from his moniker, Wonder went on to have a number of other hits during the mid-1960s, including "Uptight (Everything's Alright)", "With a Child's Heart", and "Blowin' in the Wind", a Bob Dylan cover which was one of the first songs to reflect Wonder's social consciousness.
By 1970, Wonder had scored more major hits, including "I Was Made to Love Her", "For Once in My Life", "My Cherie Amour", and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". Besides being one of the first songs on which Wonder serves as both songwriter and producer, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" is one of the main showcases for his backup group Wonderlove, a trio which included at various times Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams, Lynda Laurence, and Syreeta Wright, whom Wonder married on September 14, 1970, they divorced eighteen months later, but they continued to collaborate on musical projects.

Arguments over creative control had Wonder leave Motown, he independently recorded two albums, which he used as a bargaining tool while negotiating with Motown. Eventually, the label agreed to his demands for full creative control and the rights to his own songs, and Wonder returned to Motown in March 1972 with Music of My Mind, an album which is considered a classic of the era. Unlike most previous artist LPs on Motown, which usually consisted of a collection of singles, b-sides, and covers, Music of My Mind was an actual LP, a full-length artistic statement, and began a string of five albums released over a period of less than five years, that make up what is generally considered Stevie Wonder's classic period. October 1972's love album Talking Book featured the #1 pop and R&B hit "Superstition", which is one of the most distinctive examples of the sound of the clavinet. The song, originally intended for rock guitarist Jeff Beck. His third consecutive masterwork of the decade and his career, Innervisions, featuring the driving "Higher Ground" followed by the memorable epic "Living for the City" hits.

On August 6, 1973, just days after the release of Innervisions, Wonder was in a serious automobile accident while on tour, when a log from a truck went through a passenger window and struck him in the head. This left him in a coma for four days and resulted in a permanent loss of his sense of smell ! The album Fulfillingness' First Finale appeared in July 1974 and set two hits high on the pop charts: the #1 "You Haven't Done Nothin'" (a political protest song) and the Top Ten "Boogie On Reggae Woman". Wonder released what he intended as his magnum opus, the double album Songs in the Key of Life, in September 1976. Sprawling in style, unlimited in ambition, and sometimes lyrically difficult to fathom, the album was hard for some listeners to assimilate, yet is regarded by many as Wonder's crowning achievement and one of the most recognizable and accomplished albums in pop music history. The album became the first of an American artist to debut straight at #1 in the Billboard charts, where it remained for 14 non-consecutive weeks. Two tracks fairly jumped out of the radio with energy, becoming the #1 pop/r'n'b hits "I Wish" and "Sir Duke". Songs in the Key of Life won his third consecutive Album of the Year and two other Grammys.

Possibly exhausted by this concentrated and sustained level of creativity, Wonder stopped recording for three years.His tentative return was with a mostly instrumental soundtrack album for the film Journey through the Secret Life of Plants (1979). The 80's saw Wonder scoring his biggest hits and reaching an unprecedented level of fame evidenced by increased album sales. Hotter than July (1980) became Wonder's first platinum selling album, and its single "Happy Birthday" was a successful vehicle for his campaign to establish Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday as a national holiday. The album also included his Bob Marley tribute "Master Blaster (Jammin')", and the ballad, "Lately". In 1982, Wonder released a retrospective of his '70s work with Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium and included three more hit singles in his catalogue, including the ten-minute funk classic "Do I Do" (which included legendary jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie), "That Girl" (one of the year's biggest singles to chart on the R&B side) and "Ribbon in the Sky". 1984 saw the release of Wonder's soundtrack album for The Woman in Red, the smash hit "I Just Called to Say I Love You". The following year's In Square Circle featured the #1 pop hit "Part-Time Lover". He featured in Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You", playing his signature harmonica, aswell as on the Eurythmics' single, "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)". By now, Stevie Wonder was an American icon.

After 1987's Characters LP, Wonder continued to release new material, but at a slower pace. He recorded a soundtrack album for Spike Lee's film Jungle Fever in 1991 with a video for "Gotta Have You", and released both Conversation Peace and the live album Natural Wonder during the same decade. Wonder's first new album in ten years, A Time to Love, was released on October 2005. The first single, "So What the Fuss", was released in April and features Prince on guitar and background vocals from En Vogue. A second single, "From the Bottom of My Heart" was a hit on adult-contemporary R&B radio. 2007 saw "A Wonder Summer's Night" , a 13 concert tour - his first U.S. tour in over ten years. Stevie is currently working on a new album titled The Gospel Inspired By Lula which will deal with the various spiritual and cultural crises facing the world

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Stevie Wonder - Anthology ( 74, 117min * 195mb)

A triple album collecting Stevie Wonders sixties work (1962-1969)

Stevie Wonder - Anthology ( * 97mb)

01 - Thank You (For Loving Me All The Way) (2:51)
02 - Contract On Love (2:04)
03 - Fingertips (Part II) (2:59)
04 - Workout Stevie, Workout (2:40)
05 - Castles In The Sand (2:08)
06 - Hey Harmonica Man (2:36)
07 - High Heel Sneakers (3:05)

08 - Uptight (Eveything's Alright) (2:52)
09 - Nothing's Too Good For My Baby (2:35)
10 - Blowin' In The Wind (3:28)
11 - Ain't That Asking For Trouble (2:41)
12 - I'd Cry (2:31)
13 - A Place In The Sun (2:48)
14 - Sylvia (2:29)

15 - Down To Earth (2:46)
16 - Thank You Love (2:53)
17 - Hey Love (2:44)
18 - Travelin' Man (2:49)
19 - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) (2:57)
20 - I Was Made To Love Her (2:34)
21 - I'm Wondering (2:50)

Stevie Wonder - Anthology 2 ( * 098mb)

22 - Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day (2:41)
23 - You Met Your Match (2:36)
24 - I'd Be A Fool Right Now (2:54)
25 - Alfie (3:10)
26 - More Than A Dream (3:46)
27 - For Once In My Life (2:45)

28 - Angie Girl (2:57)
29 - My Cherie Amour (2:51)
30 - Don't Know Why I Love You (2:43)
31 - If I Ruled The World (3:33)
32 - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday (3:01)
33 - Never Had A Dream Come True (3:10)
34 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2:34)

35 - Heaven Help Us All (3:12)
36 - I Gotta Have A Song (2:32)
37 - Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer (2:56)
38 - If You Really Love Me (2:58)
39 - Something Out Of The Blue (2:58)
40 - Do Yourself A Favour (6:01)

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Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life (76 ^ 198mb)

Songs in the Key of Life became the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album of Stevie Wonder's career. It won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal and Album of the Year. The album also topped Billboard's Pop Albums and Black Albums charts for a record breaking 14 weeks out its 44 week in the Top 40 alone, and was one of the first albums by a solo artist to debut at #1 in its first week of sales. Unfortuantely my bonus single has gone awol, so you'll have to do without..for those that haven't bought the cd and or remaster and find vinyl ripping impossible-without a player here's your chance to reconnect...

01 - Love's In Need Of Love Today (7:02)
02 - Have A Talk With God (2:40)
03 - Village Ghetto Land (3:22)
04 - Contusion (3:43)
05 - Sir Duke (3:49)

06 - I Wish (4:10)
07 - Knocks Me Off My Feet (3:34)
08 - Pastime Paradise (3:24)
09 - Summer Soft (4:10)
10 - Ordinary Pain (6:12)

11 - Isn't She Lovely (6:30)
12 - Joy Inside My Tears (6:25)
13 - Black Man (8:18)

14 - Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing (3:46)
15 - If It's Magic (3:10)
16 - As (7:04)
17 - Another Star (7:57)

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Mar 27, 2008

Alphabet Soup (24)

Hello Alphabet Soup has reeached X, and i have to say my X-files total number is low, therefor just the two today, first Xymox, they came by here once before as Clan of Xymox in the Eurotour/Netherlands with their first official album, however they started out as Xymox and dropped the Clan part in 87 reverting back to Xymox for a decade but since 97 the Clan part is back on . Confused..well Xymox second album under their old moniker came after a unexpected success with Twist of Shadows , that caused expectations to rise considerably for the sale of the follow up and when it didnt manifest, the label execs blamed the shortcomings of their bloated predictions on the band (as usual). It left the already recorded followup in limbo..exit halfthe band and the label. That was 92 ..they are still here...My second band Xploding Plastics ..sounds friendlier then semtex.. are produce a very continental lounge beat, the vienna scientists Kruder and Dorfmeister of Norway.

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Xymox - Phoenix ( 91 ^ 385mb)

Clan of Xymox, also known as Xymox at various parts of their career, are a darkwave/gothic rock band founded in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 1983. The Subsequent Pleasures EP was self-published under the name Xymox, at that time consisting of Moorings on guitar and vocals, his girlfriend Anke Wolbert on bass and vocals, and Pieter Nooten on keyboards. A chance meeting with Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance led to an invitation to support that band on a UK tour, and then a recording contract with their record label, 4AD Records.

Their debut album, self-titled under their newly adopted name Clan of Xymox, was released by 4AD in 1985, and drew comparisons to Joy Division and The Cure. 1986 saw their second album, Medusa (considered by many fans to be their finest work), continuing in this dark vein. They released two albums and a number of singles on 4AD before shortening their name to Xymox in 1988 and signing to a subsidiary of Polygram. Their releases as Xymox were in a more synthpop/dance music vein.
Twist of Shadows was the band's most commercially successful album, selling 300,000 copies. With 1991's follow-up Phoenix (with Nooten back on board) Xymox was making an effort to escape its obscurity and be more commercial. There were those who labeled Phoenix as the work of a band that had sold out, but while eerie, high-tech tunes such as "Smile Like Heaven," "Written in the Stars" and "Mark the Days" are slicker and more pop-minded than Xymox's mid-1980s work, they're far from bad. The gloominess and overtly European qualities that had characterized early Xymox remained, though Xymox was definitely thinking in terms of the pop-rock audienceless alas it wasnt as successful as it predecessor, and when their recordlabels executive nitwit declined to release the next album, Metamorphosis, Nooten and Wolbert left the band for good.

With only Ronny Moorings remaining they moved to an independant releasing Metamorphosis and Headclouds The Xymox era ended in 1997 when, in the midst of a revival in the Gothic scene, Ronny Moorings made the decision to restart Clan of Xymox . In 1999, they signed with the Metropolis label and released Creatures, which was followed a year later by the two-CD Live. The 2001 album Notes from the Underground was reinterpreted on the double remix CD Remixes from the Underground, which landed in 2002. Farewell from 2003 was a themed album with bittersweet goodbyes to lovers and friends the main topics. The 2004 collection The Best of Clan of Xymox found latter-day highlights next to re-recordings of the band's early material. Two years later, the album Breaking Point was announced by the single "Weak in My Knees."

01 - Phoenix Of My Heart / Wild Thing Outro (4:11)
02 - At The End Of The Day (3:42)
03 - The Shore Down Under (5:15)
04 - Mark The Days (6:10)
05 - Believe Me Sometimes (4:54)
06 - Wonderland (4:57)
07 - Written In The Stars (5:03)
08 - Dancing Barefoot (3:40)
09 - Crossing The Water (3:46)
10 - Smile Like Heaven (4:47)

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Xploding Plastix - Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents (01 ^ 418mb)

Xploding Plastix is the musical child of Jens Petter Nilsen and Hallvard Hagen. Both based in Oslo, they started making music together somewhere late 98-early 99. After about a year of playing, sampling, programming and focused tune writing; they decided it was time to let the public hear what they'd been up to. This resulted in a 6 track demo late 99. About 22 hours after first shipment, record companies were on the phone, and months later, 5 out of 6 tracks were released on various lables.

Xploding Plastix has a very organic sound, weaving hypnotic grooves with nostalgic jazz and using scratchy sampling and a variety of sound effects along live played instruments, and cover a wide range of styles. Dark-toned, full of raw energy and sleazy acid jazz, Xploding Plastix’ Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents carries a somewhat funky attitude, entertains with its exciting rhythms, cool looping beats and humorous hints, creating a special and lively pulsating atmosphere. And let's not forget Vienna, they seem to have caught that virus aswell....well there's a lite version

01 - Sports, Not Heavy Crime (5:07)
02 - Funnybones & Lazylegs (4:48)
03 - 6-Hours Starlight (3:22)
04 - Behind The Eightball (4:49)
05 - Single Stroke Ruffs (2:28)
06 - Treat Me Mean, I Need The Reputation (4:58)
07 - Relieved Beyond Repair (1:45)
08 - Tintinnamputation (4:26)
09 - More Powah To Yah (5:26)
10 - Having Smarter Babies (4:57)
11 - Far-Flung Tonic (4:51)
12 - Happy Jizz Girls (2:54)
13 - Doubletalk Gets Through To You (5:23)
14 - Comatose Luck (3:39)

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Mar 26, 2008

Eight-X (24)

Hello, it's Eight-X vinyls time again, and today we have two acts with multiple identities. Fingerpritz, apparently the name Fingerprince was too " no sex please we're british", and so they left it too track two here (wink). Well, they released three albums with limited commercial success, before reinventing themselves-at least the two prime artists- as the Silencers that in the cause of the decade to come had considerable success. But here's how it started....Up next, Modern English, i had saved this one for spring as i think its a wonderfull spring album, it surprised their first fans as it was so upbeat and far from the doom their debut album displayed. Sadly they havent been able to overcome "After The Snow" and kept melting afterwards, a pity. Lastly today..After the break up of The Beat (UK) two new bands formed from the ashes, both were to become as successful in their own right. Fine Young Cannibals..(more on them next week) and General Public, which started off as a bit of a supergroup with members aboard from Dexy's Midnight Runners and Mick Jones (Clash). As these supergroups tend to do-they fall apart- and so it was after General Public's second album, but here at their debut thinks were all hunky dory....

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Fingerprintz - The Very Dab (79 ^ 84mb)

Before forming The Silencers, vocalist Jimme O'Neill and guitarist Cha Burns were active in London's new wave music scene. O'Neill wrote songs for Paul Young and Lene Lovich, while Burns played guitar in Adam & The Ants. In 1979 they met and formed a post-punk/new wave project called Fingerprintz, and released three albums under that moniker: The Very Dab, Distinguishing Marks, and Beat Noir. They earned some critical recognition and notable appearances on John Peel's radio show and the BBC's In Concert radio series. On all their albums, you can find a sound that reminds the post-punk era, and when you listen to the songs, you will undoubtedly feel an evolution, noticing however obvious links between the tracks of the album. In the second album, Bob Shilling became Bogdan Wiczling (but it seems this is the same person anyway!!), and the music also became much more accessible, with tracks such as Houdini Love, Jabs and the famous Bulletproof Heart .Tracks were not anylonger composed by Jimme alone, since he was now helped by Cha. On the third album (recorded in Paris and London) the same musicians were present, plus Sadie "The Cat" (Jimme's wife). Beat Noir is actually the beginning of the "Silencers" sound.

Fingerprintz split in 1985, subsequently O' Neill formed a duo with electropop singer Jacqui Brookes and they released two singles in 1983: "Haunted Cocktails" and "Lost Without Your Love." When Brookes released a solo album "Sob Stories", O' Neill wrote or co-wrote a majority of the tracks and played guitar and other instruments on the album. However, soon after
O' Neill and Burns were playing music together again, this time joined by drummer Martin Hanlin and bass player Joseph Donnelly, a cousin of Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr. After considering a number of oddball band names they settled on "The Silencers." More on them later, meanwhile i finish here with the sad fact that Charles Burns has died, on March 26th 2007 age 50 , following a battle with lung cancer.

01 - Close Circuit Connection (2:59)
02 - Fingerprince (3:07)
03 - Wet Job (3:54)
04 - Punchy Judy (1:42)
05 - Temperamental (2:08)
06 - 2AT (3:40)

07 - Hey Mr. Smith (2:45)
08 - Tough Luck (2:48)
09 - Invisible Seams (4:32)
10 - On The Hop (1:43)
11 - Beam Me Up Scotty (5:15)

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Modern English - After The Snow (82 flac 435mb)

Formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1979 by Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), and Michael Conroy (bass, vocals) originally known as the Lepers. The group expanded to "Modern English" when Richard Brown (drums) and Stephen Walker (keyboards) A debut single, "Drowning Man" was released in 1980 on the Limp Records label. The band's full-length Mesh & Lace, released by 4AD Records a year later, was inspired by the stylish gloom of Bauhaus and Joy Division, Modern English released the singles "Swans on Glass" and "Gathering Dust" before recording their 1981 debut LP Mesh & Lace. Boiling with raw anger, dissonant rhythms, and weird noises, Mesh & Lace confused and mesmerized.

The follow-up album After The Snow (1982), recorded by the same line-up, was a minor revelation, as they introduced warmth and strong guitar harmonies (most notably on the hit "I Melt With You"), rejecting the tinny bleakness of the debut. It was well received in the USA, selling 500,000 units, and the band relocated to New York to consolidate a popularity encouraged by college radio. Their album Ricochet Days had a crisper production with hits such as "Ricochet Days" and "Hands Across the Sea". However sales turned out dissapointing, as the label had expected another Melt with you hit. Exhausted from touring, Modern English began falling apart, by the time of Stop Start, released in the US by Sire Records in 1986, Walker and Brown had left (been fired) and Aaron Davidson (keyboards, guitar) had joined.

The band had tried too hard for commercial success, pushed by their label and subsequent producers. Grey returned to England to form a new outfit, but reconvened Modern English in 1990 with Davidson and Conroy. They released Pillow Lips on the TVT label, selling 300,000 units. Robie Grey and band member Ted Mason co-wrote and produced a second release for TVT recording with live strings and multiple harmonies. It received very little enthusiasm from TVT. Locked into contractual obligations with TVT, Grey subsequently put the band on hold to study and travel, and Mason handled the legal issues of getting out of the TVT deal.

In 1995, Modern English with Matthew Shipley (keyboards), Ted Mason (guitar, vocals, production) and John Solomon (drums), recorded Everything's Mad for the Imago label. Robbie Grey continues to tour extensively on the US club circuit, and in 2001 signed a new recording contract with A.P.G. Music. 2007 saw the repackaged/remastered re-release of "Everything's Mad" for the Mi5 Recordings label distributed by Caroline/EMI. .

01 Someone's Calling (4:01)
02 Life In The Gladhouse (4:22)
03 Face Of Wood (5:49)
04 Dawn Chorus (4:40)
05 I Melt With You (4:05)
06 After The Snow (3:45)
07 Carry Me Down (5:21)
08 Tables Turning (4:31)
Bonus Tracks
09 Someone's Calling (Remix) 3:46
10 Life In The Gladhouse (Remix) 5:00
11 I Melt With You (7" Mix) 3:50
12 The Prize 3:32
13 Life In The Gladhouse (12" Mix) 5:56
14 The Choicest View 11:40

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General Public - All The Rage (84 flac  248mb)

The band General Public formed after the 1983 break-up of The Beat (known as The English Beat in North America). Ex-Beat vocalists Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger joined up with keyboardist Mickey Billingham (Dexys Midnight Runners), bassist Horace Panter (The Specials) and drummer Stoker (Dexys Midnight Runners/The Bureau) to form the new band. Guitarist Mick Jones of The Clash was also originally announced as a band member. General Public signed to I.R.S. Records and released All the Rage (1984). However, by the time the album was released, Jones was no longer a member of General Public, although he did play guitar on the majority of the album's tracks. Kevin White (who also played on the album) was now the group's official guitarist and sixth member. In Britain, General Public had a minor hit with the eponymous track called "General Public" The band fared better in North America, where their second single "Tenderness" was a top 40 hit in the US and Canada. "Tenderness" was featured in the film Clueless (1995) and is used over the final credits.

For the follow-up album, White and Stoker were replaced by brothers Gianni and Mario Minardi on guitar and drums, respectively. Despite featuring a track from the soundtrack to Weird Science, Hand to Mouth (1986) was significantly less successful than the debut album, and the band soon split up. Roger and Wakeling worked on various solo projects for the next few years, before reuniting in 1994 to perform a cover of The Staple Singers hit "I'll Take You There" for the Threesome soundtrack. The song, credited to General Public, was a surprise top 40 hit in the US and Canada, and a minor hit in the UK.

The duo (now the only members of General Public) stayed together to release the album Rub It Better in 1995, recorded with the aid of producer Jerry Harrison. But sales were dismal, and Roger was tired of the grind of touring, so they soon broke up again. Beginning in 2000, Dave Wakeling began calling his backing band alternately either General Public or The English Beat. He then toured (mostly in North America) as either "The English Beat featuring Dave Wakeling" or "Dave Wakeling & General Public". Aside from Wakeling, this new backing band featured no original members of The (English) Beat or General Public, although reportedly Ranking Roger and other Beat members turned up as guest performers at a handful of shows.
Wakeling and Roger reunited again in 2005 when The Beat officially reformed.

01 - Hot You're Cool (3:45)
02 - Tenderness (3:35)
03 - Anxious (4:18)
04 - Never You Done That (4:08)
05 - Burning Bright (4:22)

06 - As A Matter Of Fact (5:14)
07 - Are You Leading Me On? (3:08)
08 - Day-To-Day (3:27)
09 - Where's The Line? (4:03)
10 - General Public (4:22)

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Mar 25, 2008

Around The World (24)

Hello Around the World leaves the medievil spheres . Hugh De Courson Projet Electro-Medieval isn't that electro at all, apart from the digital production, in fact a parade of instrumentalists and singers pass by so dont expect much much electro. It's French, and the songs are based on 12th century , sacral works..those were the ones that got scripted....furthermore part 2 of the Cryptichon sampler.

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Hughes De Courson - Lux Obscura (Un Projet Electro-Medieval) ( 03 ^328 mb)

Hughes de Courson is one of the most adventurous musician/producers from France. Dropping out of the family business (as in the militairy), when he was 18 wrote his first songs.As a self taught musician, he specialised in French folk music, then in what is now called "world music." He met Gabriel Yacoub in the army, they were both trying to escape by pretending to be mentally ill. We really did became mad and also very good friends. Once set free (to despair of my heroic families!), Hughes produced his first album "Pierre de Grenoble," and then formed Malicorne with Yacoub.

In 1973, with Gabriel Yacoub, Hughes de Courson founded the group Malicorne that very successfully paved the way for a new musical trend of folk music from all over Europe. A few years later he set up his own label “Ballon Noir” and signed a large number of artists such as Dan Ar Braz, Kolinda, Akendengué and La Bamboche. During a 10 year period between 1972-1985, French Folk, in France, was not a marginal field but a main musical stream, selling between 30.000 and 300.000 copies. After Malicorne broke up, ten years after its debut, and the folk movement began to wind down, de Courson composed scores for modern dance and film soundtracks, and embarked upon a fascinating series of inter-cultural collisions. The most successful of these was "Lambarena," where he and the Gabonese singer-composer Pierre Akendengue mixed traditional African sources with the music of JS Bach. In 1992, he won the Leonardo da Vinci prize, which permitted him to spend three years studying music in Egypt, Israel, Syria, Yemen, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, and Macedonia. Among his typically polyglot and diverse recent projects are a theme for the Mediterranian Olympic Games, a cycle of dialogues between childrens' voices and assorted ethnicities called "Songs Of Innocence" (co-produced and composed with Tomas Gubitsch), and a chart-topping album by the Finnish female supergroup, Värttinä.

Hughes' albums are all large-scale works. He is an arranger rather than a soloist. On many he combines electronic effects with medieval or baroque instruments. Mozart in Egypt takes works by Mozart and emphasises the oriental elements in them. The 25th symphony is played with a much-enlarged orchestra. Autumn 2001 saw the release, again on Virgin Classics, in the same cross-over trend as Lambarena and Mozart in Egypt, of O’Stravaganza, a “Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland”. And in 2003, after having released Lux Obscura, an ‘electro-mediaeval’ album, inspired by sacred music of the 12th century, Hughes de Courson composed the music to Philippe Découflé’s show’ Tricodex’, performed at the Opéra de Lyon, the Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris, and later toured in the USA. In 2005, Hughes de Courson released on Virgin Classics a sequel to the best-seller Mozart in Egypt, and has recently been commissioned to write rearrangements on the national anthem of Qatar.

01 - Stella Splendes (4:45)
02 - Passu Torratu (4:46)
03 - Muort' Oramai (6:29)
04 - Alle (4:28)
05 - Fera Pessima (2:49)
06 - Loyauté (3:39)
07 - Saltarelli (5:19)
08 - Lux Obscura (6:45)
09 - Canon Énigmatique de la cour du roi Henri VIII (0:33)
10 - Sederunt Principes (3:42)
11 - Biauté (3:27)
12 - Puzzle Canon (1:42)
13 - Qui n'aroit autre déport (10:23)

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VA - Cryptichon II (312mb)

201 - 3rd And The Mortal, The - Vandring (1:35)
202 - In Extremo - Ecce Rex Darius (4:00)
203 - Ordo Equitum Solis - Message To Pan (3:10)
204 - Susan McKeown - A Mhàire Bhruinneall (2:02)
205 - Merlons, The - Aergus (3:05)
206 - Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke - The Unfolding (4:35)
207 - Corvus Corax - Najo Ratte (4:04)
208 - Hedningarna - Höglorfen (4:54)
209 - Asgard - Antiquum (3:41)
210 - Luis Perez - Alba (6:14)
211 - Garmarna - Varulven (Voc.Emma Härdelin) (6:28)
212 - Das Zeichen - Siddhi-A-Ham (5:02)
213 - Engelsstaub - Ignis Fatuus (4:15)

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Mar 24, 2008

Don' t Panic (24)

Hello, i'm dreaming of a white easter, meanwhile The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy continues in it's Quintessential Phase, there's just no stopping them or is there ?

Last week...

The episode opens with a Grebulon spaceship suffering an accident, and losing nearly all records of what it is and what it should be doing, along with the crew's memories of why. Based on what little remains of their orders, they land on the tenth planet from the Sun, and start to 'monitor' Earth.After a year's travelling Arthur has returned to the co-ordinates ZZ9 plural Z alpha - where he is expecting to find Earth, and perhaps Fenchurch. In its place, he finds a barely colonised planet called NowWhat, although with the right continents for Earth. The creature at the information desk explains that beings from a "plural" region are not advised to travel in hyperspace due to the risk of slipping in dimensions. He is directed to Hawalius, a planet of oracles.

During a flashback, the introduction between Trillian and Zaphod Beeblebrox is revealed. But on a parallel Earth, an American and blonde Tricia McMillan (who was left behind by her universe's Zaphod) is interviewing Gail Andrews, an astrologer, about the effect that the recently-discovered planet Persephone (nicknamed Rupert) will have on astrology. The Grebulons, monitoring this, have an idea. Later, Andrews and McMillan talk. Andrews has sensed that McMillan is unhappy about the stars - McMillan reveals that she met an alien (Zaphod Beeblebrox) at a party once (a variation of the previous flashback ensues), but didn't get to go with him because she fetched her bag. She also reveals that she just missed out on a TV job in New York City because she did not go back to fetch her bag. Meanwhile, Zaphod (who does not appear in the book) is attempting to meet Zarniwoop once more, convinced that the Total Perspective Vortex (from Fit the Eighth) was not just his imagination. He has arrived at Saquo-Pilia Hensha, the new location of the offices for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He sneaks into the building pretending to deliver pizza, and goes to the editor's office. He meets Zarniwoop Vann Harl, who promises to explain matters.

The story turns back to Arthur, who has arrived at Hawalius. He is told by an oracle that prophecy is a dead business now, due to news reports from the future using time travel. He is given a piece of free advice - "it'll all end in tears, probably already has", and sent on his way to the next cave. Back at the Hitchhiker's building, Ford is also sneaking in. He climbs into the building through the ventilation system, disables a security robot (which he dubs "Colin") by hardwiring it to be happy all the time, and then gets it to cover his entrance to the editor's office, finding out along the way that the Guide has been taken over and is no longer owned by Megadodo Publications. He too manages to get into the editor's office and finds that Vann Harl has been expecting Ford. The episode ends here on a cliff-hanger.

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THHGTTG - Fit 24 (24mb)

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Mar 23, 2008

Sundaze (24) Inside Out(5)

Hello, the fifth inside out coming up , as we celebrate the equinox/spring , hi jacked by the Church and turned into Easter and Christs death/rebirth celebration, still the pagan egg thing his stayed, but there's dark clouds ahead. As things get more and more inexplicable in the material world we need to clear up the mess thats been created, specially by religions and yes secret societies too and im not forgetting men's greed and ignorance though these are weaknesses that derail both sides.

Before getting to two new mind enhancing binaural brain beaters , there's the The Secret Teachings of All Ages to be had, a genuine master piece and recognised as such right from the start..and still, though obviously some holes have been shot in it, but in general its almost unbelieveable how this Manly Hall could have come to all that in 6 years of writing and research..
However, First up a man brought to my attention not that long ago, and because he stays clear of the usual channels of publishing (control) and self publishes his work , his main marketing strategy so to speak is doing lectures, radiotalks and having a number of rather slick websites, all geared to specific parts of his portfolio. Make sure to have a look, here's Tsarion's websites navigation page

Described as a teacher's teacher, Michael Tsarion is a Divination Scholar and Sidereal Mythologist. An expert on Stellar Astrology, he is the creator of the Archetypal Stellar Taroscopic Astrological system of Hermetic Divination, and founder of the online Taroscopic Mystery School. Michael is a descendant of a long line of philosophers, free-thinkers, ascetics and visionaries. His Himalayan born mother was a well-loved, internationally recognized clairvoyant, whose affiliates included a host of celebrities and academics. She attended J. Krishnamurti’s premier college in India and was later honored as the very first clairvoyant to be a regular on Irish Television.

Michael is also the grandson of Tara Singh, the renowned philosopher, author and teacher of the theosophic tome A Course in Miracles. He was the intimate friend of J. Krishnamurti (the World Teacher), Swiss architect Le Corbusier, Keith Critchlow, Alan Chadwick, Eleanor Roosevelt and President Nehru. He was entrusted, by the latter, with India’s 5-year plan of restoration after British withdrawal. Tara Singh also played a key role in the Rev. Paul Solomon’s Fellowship of Inner Light, one of the first true American mystery schools. He now heads the Foundation for Life Action in Los Angeles.

Michael was born and raised in Ireland and grew up learning metaphysics from Krishnamurti, Rev. Paul Solomon and Peter Balin. Growing up surrounded by leading free-thinkers and mystery school creators he was under pressure to find his own authentic voice rather than becoming dependant on the systems and influences of others. He has honored his pedigree by dedicating his life to the deepest research concerning the seminal metaphysical sciences. And unlike so many, he believes in honoring the work and the names of his mentors. He takes it as a given, the words of :

A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.(Lord Macauly)

Intuitive since birth, he was introduced to the Tarot at age 11 through Rev. Paul Solomon’s premier mystery school - the Fellowship of Inner Light Movement and learning of its profound effect on the human intuition and its value as an empowerment tool, committed his life to bringing Tarot into the lives of others.

Tsarion has written a self-published book titled Atlantis, Alien Visitation and Genetic Manipulation (2004), produced and presented a 6-part, 22-DVD, ~60-hour series titled Origins and Oracles which explores ancient mysteries and forbidden knowledge, he's also the co-creator of the TimeGnosis Personal Timescopes system and he is part of the Horizon Project.

He often applies his occult knowledge to the real world, which includes his acceptance of the conspiracy theory that the United States presidency has always been and still remains a tool of the European Royal houses, the Freemasons, the Vatican, and a mysterious Egyptian "Black Pope". In his presentations, he shows many images and quotations from various sources such as the Bible, Carl Jung, Jordan Maxwell, Tony Bushby, David Icke, Aleister Crowley, Erich Fromm, Leonard Schlain, Aldous Huxley, Manly Palmer Hall, and William Comyns Beaumont, and Sigmund Freud. He uses these and many other sources to expand on what other people have discovered.

More esoteric subjects include a belief that the history of the world has stemmed from alien visitation in pre-diluvian times (before the Great Flood) who were being pursued across the galaxy, made their way to Earth. And started to enhance our predecessors to serve their needs, which backfired and nearly destroyed earth. These days these bad guys rule in the background in a truly machiavallian way, setting parties up against eachother, in biblical times they were more out in the open and presented themselves as god or angels.

I don't have to tell you that to this date this religious mess has worked wonders to keep this place a slaughterhouse, currently were being set up again for another bout of destruction between the christians, jews and muslims all succered by the same 'alien demons'. The creation of a a new world order serves their purpose because when the controls are set they will completely take over the top echalons and turn the remainder of humans into mindless slaves...Well thats the plan anyway.. and as all this is mindboggling to most, their chances of succeeding are better then desirable.

Here's part one of a long talk (200min) he held on the future of mankind, for those intending finding fault and keeping their truth fine, for others there's much to be learned here, specially the last 40 min are inspiring. Its been chopped up in 19 parts at you tube , however at Videogoogle you can see The Future of Mankind lecture integrally , so consider this a teaser

On this page you find a big number of other videolinks , and radio talks

Tsarion multimedia

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Some Quotes from Tsarion's book Atlantis, Alien Visitation and Genetic Manipulation

Just because one does not have an actual “mark” on their forehead or a physical gun to their head does not mean we are free. Today, we are free only to do what we are told. We need to be reminded that there are two main methods of affecting hanges
and imposing control on any animal. The first method is by direct training. This is accomplished by schools, universities, recalcitrant parents, and peer groups.

A general state education is a mere contrivance for molding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mold in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government…it establishes a despotism over the mind…(John Stuart Mill)

The second method is by the instigation of changes to the environment of the animal.Though these are almost always beyond the awareness of the creature, they are extremely impactive. By exercising both methods, the Hidden Masters accomplish all
the behavioral changes they require. The results are apparent for anyone who cares to see them.

To repress rebellion is to maintain the status quo, a condition which binds the mortal creature in a state of intellectual or physical slavery. But it is impossible to chain man merely by slaving his body; the mind also must be held, and to accomplish this, fear is the accepted weapon. The common man must fear life, fear death, fear God, fear the Devil, and fear most the overlords, the keepers of his destiny. (Manly Palmer Hall)

We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply in terms in which we have been conditioned to think. (Buckminster Fuller)

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot…maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.(Frank Herbert)

Michael Tsarion - Atlantis, Alien Visitation and Genetic Manipulation PDF (3mb)

The job of the president is not to wield power himself, but to lead attention away from it..., The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Universe (Douglas Adams )

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Manly Palmer Hall - The Secret Teachings of All Ages PDF (5mb)

Born on March 18, 1901 in Peterborough, Ontario, Manly Palmer Hall was raised by his maternal grandmother who brought him to the United States when he was very young. From an early age, Mr. Hall studied the full range of the world’s ancient wisdom traditions. Unlike so many of his contemporaries, he concluded that wisdom was not to be found on only one path or in only one religion. Instead, he saw wisdom as the highest realm where philosophy, religion, and science come together without boundaries. Barely twenty years old, the gifted young man began his public career in the fall of 1920 when he was invited to speak to a small group on the subject of reincarnation. The following year he was asked to hold a lecture program in Los Angeles and continued teaching and writing for another six decades. He showed thousands how universal wisdom could be found in the myths, mysteries, and symbols of the ancient Western Mystery teachings and how to embody this wisdom in their own lives.

“To learn is to live, to study is to grow, and growth is the measurement of life. The mind must be taught to think, the heart to feel, and the hands to labor. When these have been educated to their highest point, then is the time to offer them to the service of their fellowman, not before.”

Mr. Hall always felt that before the student could embark on an esoteric career, they must first build a sound and sane personality from which to launch such an endeavor.Two books he wrote in the early 1920s, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry and The Ways of the Lonely Ones, are also available and have enjoyed numerous re-printings

During this period Mr. Hall began planning his large volume on symbolical philosophy, The Secret Teachings of All Ages. He traveled extensively in 1923 and 1924, visiting many great cultural centers in Europe, Asia, and Egypt. A favorite place of Mr. Hall’s for searching out rare and ancient wisdom texts was the British Museum in London. These travels strengthened his convictions about the importance of comparative religion and deepened his understanding of significant contributions made in the interest of human spiritual evolution. Immediately upon his return, he set seriously to work on his encyclopedic outline of the Western esoteric tradition, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, which describes in some detail the most ancient theory of education, which was in the keeping of the Mystery schools. It took Mr. Hall six years to complete the work on the book and raise the enormous sum of $100,000 in 1928 necessary to print the first edition. It was richly illustrated and a first three editions were sold out before they got to the printers. They'd be worth a bundle or two, even today a reasonbly good facsimile will set you back 200 dollars.

In 1934 Mr. Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society, dedicating it to the ensoulment of all arts, sciences, and crafts, and devoted to the one basic purpose of advancing the brotherhood of all that lives, to meet all lovers of wisdom on a common ground. The society still hosts a wide range of lectures, seminars, workshops and performances on philosophical subjects and runs a bookstore and library. Located in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since its inception, it has for decades been a place of learning for all spiritual traditions and was designated a Cultural Site by Los Angeles City Council in 1994.

Writing about the life of Manly P. Hall is no simple matter, as he was unremittingly prolific in all his endeavors. Mr. Hall authored over two hundred books on occult subjects ranging from works on astrology, the Bible, Tarot, dreams, mysticism, Eastern and Western philosophy, religion, psychology, symbology, and reincarnation, plus hundreds of essays and a monthly magazine published called the PRS Journal. Over the course of six decades he delivered eight thousand lectures. He spoke for up to two hours extemporaneously, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of wisdom. He was recognized both in the United States and in Europe by rare book-dealers as a knowledgeable collector of philosophical treatises and hermetic/alchemical manuscripts, some dating back to the fifteenth century. His collection of books brought about the creation of the PRS Library, which is still visited by scholars today and is perhaps unique in the US. Mr. Hall loaned books on Alchemy from his collection to Professor Carl Jung when he was writing his now famous book entitled Psychology and Alchemy.

"Hence the disciple of the Ancient Wisdom is taught to realize that man is not essentially a personality, but a spirit."—Manly P. Hall

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Brain Sync - Retrieve Your Destiny ( 96 mb)

Retrieve your destiny provides 60 minutes of soothing music combined with a unique combination of window brainwave frequencies. These are extremely precise frequencies that seem to resonate and act on the body at the cellular level.

The special combination of theta brain wave frequencies on this prgram induce expanded states of consciousness associated with deep meditation. Cumulative benefits include: Greater slarity of thought, increased creativity, more epaceful states of mind, enhanced ability to concentrate and improve well being.

01 - Destiny-Guided Meditation (29:11)
02 - Destiny-Music & Theta Frequencies (29:52)
Instructions - Retrieve Your Destiny.pdf

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Hemi-Sync - The Visitation (54mb)

Enjoy a deeply relaxing meditative state as you are transported by other-worldly music and Hemi-Sync® to an encounter with a non-physical friend. Tabla drums and synthesizer are featured in this Eastern-influenced composition by Micah Sadigh, PhD. The enchanting experience of The Visitation can be an ideal stimulus for spiritual growth.

Micah Sadigh (Hemi-Sync) - 01 - The Visitation (28: 31)

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Mar 21, 2008

Into The Groove (23)

Hello, Into the Groove remembers one of the great black artists of the last century, Curtis Mayfield , personally i like his debut solo album best, If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To beat that..and Move On Up a truly inspiring song supported by exuberant percussion....well obviously i have the Superfly vinyl aswell and it was in rippable condition (not too many tics and tocs) so here you have two of the best albums of the early seventies soul/funk in a hi quality (350k) oggfile for you, obviously his work has been remastered by now, and hopefully as it should.

Mayfield was born June 3, 1942, in Chicago, and as a boy went on to sing gospel and teach himself guitar. He dropped out of high school early to become lead singer and songwriter for The Impressions, then went on to a successful solo career. He was among the first of a new wave of mainstream African-American R&B performing artists and composers who injected social commentary into their work.This "message music" became extremely popular during the period of political ferment and social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s.

Mayfield's career began in 1956 when he joined The Roosters with Arthur and Richard Brooks and Jerry Butler. Two years later The Roosters, now including also Sam Gooden, became The Impressions. The band had one big hit with "For Your Precious Love". After Butler left the group and was replaced with Fred Cash, Mayfield became lead singer, frequently composing for the band, as well, starting with "Gypsy Woman". Their hit "Amen," an updated version of an old gospel tune, was included in the soundtrack of the 1963 MGM film Lilies of the Field. The Impressions reached the height of their popularity in the mid to late 1960s, with a string of Mayfield compositions that included "Keep On Pushin'," "People Get Ready," "Choice of Colors," "Fool For You," "This is My Country" and "Check Out Your Mind." Mayfield had written much of the soundtrack of the civil rights movement alongside Bob Dylan and others in the early 1960s, but by the end of the decade he was a pioneering voice in the black pride movement, in the company of James Brown and Sly Stone ("say it loud , i'm black and i'm proud"). Mayfield's "We're a Winner" became an anthem of the black power and black pride movements when it was released in late 1967, much as his earlier "Keep on Pushing" (whose title is quoted in the lyrics of "We're a Winner") had been an anthem for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

Independent from his work with The Impressions, Mayfield became a songwriting powerhouse in Chicago, writing and producing scores of hits for other artists. Given Mayfield's prodigious talents, it was perhaps inevitable that he would eventually leave the Impressions to begin a solo career, as he did in 1970, founding the independent record label Curtom Records. Curtom would go on to release most of Mayfield's landmark 1970s records, as well as records by the Impressions, Leroy Hutson, The Staple Singers, and Mavis Staples, and Baby Huey and the Babysitters, a group which at the time included Chaka Khan. Many of these records were also produced by Mayfield. His first solo singles boasted a harder, more funk-driven sound; singles like "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Gonna Go" found him confronting ghetto life with a realism that had rarely been heard on record.

The commercial and critical peak of Mayfields solo career came with his 1972 album Superfly, the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film of the same name, and one of the most influential albums in history. Mayfield's lyrics consisted of hard-hitting commentary on the state of affairs in black, urban ghettos at the time, as well as direct criticisms of several characters in the film. Superfly's success resulted in Mayfield being tapped for additional soundtracks, some of which he wrote and produced while having others perform the vocals. At this point Mayfield, along with Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, was the foremost exponent of a new level of compelling auteurism in soul. Maintaing the standards of Superfly proved impossible in the years to come.. Perhaps he'd simply reached his peak after a long climb, but the rest of his '70s work didn't match the musical brilliance and lyrical subtleties of Superfly, although he had a few large R&B hits in a much more conventional vein, such as "Kung Fu," "So in Love," and "Only You Babe."

Mayfield had a couple of hits in the early ' 80s, but the decade generally found his commercial fortunes in a steady downward spiral, despite some intermittent albums. On August 13, 1990, Mayfield was paralyzed from the neck down after stage lighting equipment fell on him at an outdoor concert at Wingate Field in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. This tragedy set him back, but Mayfield forged ahead. He was unable to play guitar, but he wrote, sang and directed the recording of his last album, New World Order. Mayfield's vocals were painstakingly recorded, usually line-by-line whilst lying on his back.

His death, on Dec. 26 99, at 57, was attributed to complications related to diabetes, which had taken his leg the year before, having been a quadriplegic since the accident 1990. Mayfield is remembered for his introduction of social consciousness into R&B and for pioneering the funk style in the 1970s. Many of his recordings with the Impressions became anthems of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, and his most famous album, Superfly, is regarded as an all-time great that influenced many and truly invented a new style of modern black music. Jamaican music too, starting with rocksteady, was profoundly influenced by Curtis Mayfield's body of work. The Techniques, The Uniques, Bob Marley and the Wailers, and many other early vocal groups in Jamaica were deeply influenced by the songwriting, vocal harmonies, and black consciousness that appear as hallmarks on Impressions recordings from the early to mid 1960s. Many of the Wailers early ska recordings are Impressions covers. One of Marley's most well known songs, 'One Love' (Studio 1 - 1965), is in fact a take on 'People Get Ready'.

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Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (70 ^ 97mb)

Mayfields first solo album was practically the "Sgt. Pepper's" album of '70s soul, helping with its content and its success to open the whole genre to much bigger, richer musical canvases than artists had previously worked with. All of Mayfield's years of experience of life, music, and people were pulled together into a rich, powerful, topical musical statement that reflected not only the most up-to-date soul sounds of its period, finely produced by Mayfield himself, and the immediacy of the times and their political and social concerns, but also embraced the most elegant R&B sounds out of the past.

As a producer, Mayfield embraced the most progressive soul sounds of the era, stretching them out compellingly on numbers like "Move on Up," but also drew on orchestral sounds (especially harps), to achieve some striking musical timbres (check out "Wild and Free"), and wove all of these influences, plus the topical nature of the songs, into a neat, amazingly lean whole. There was only one hit single off of this record, but the album as a whole was a single entity and really had to be heard that way. In the fall of 2000, Rhino Records reissued Curtis with upgraded sound and nine bonus tracks that extended its running time to over 70 minutes.

01 - (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go (7:43)
02 - The Other Side Of Town (3:59)
03 - The Makings Of You (3:41)
04 - We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue (5:55)

05 - Move On Up (8:45)
06 - Miss Black America (2:55)
07 - Wild And Free (3:11)
08 - Give It Up (3:40)

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Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (72 ^ 94mb)

Superfly is widely considered a classic of 1970s soul/funk, a nearly immediate hit. Its sales were bolstered by two million-selling singles, "Freddie's Dead" and the title track. It's one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied.
Superfly, was one of the pioneering soul concept albums, with its then-unique socially aware lyrics about poverty and drug abuse making the album stand out. The film and the soundtrack may be perceived as dissonant, since the Superfly film holds rather ambiguous - some will say sympathetic - views on drug dealers, whereas Curtis Mayfield's position is far more critical.
Due to its success, Mayfield was tapped for several film soundtracks over the course of the decade.

Track number two, "Pusherman", has been selected among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.In 2003, the album was ranked number 69 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

01 - Little Child Running Wild (5:22)
02 - Pusherman (5:00)
03 - Freddie's Dead (5:24)
04 - Junkie Chase (Instrumental) (1:35)

05 - Give Me Your Love (Love Song) (4:15)
06 - Eddie You Should Know Better (2:15)
07 - No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) (4:52)
08 - Think (Instrumental) (3:42)
09 - Superfly (3:48)

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Mar 20, 2008

Alphabet Soup (23)

Hello, Alphabet Soup reach double u today, in the old days V and U got mixed up thats why its not double V ..World Wide Web Works Wonders. Enough of that, W it is, first up one of those larger then live bands from the past, and would you believe it the present aswell, even if time and drugs taken half the band. I'm talking The Who, the album here is not as rare as i hoped, but then it was a great package back in the day..76..little did they know the story would continue for decades.. Wolfgang Press played the enigmatic and moody role, 4AD bands are accustomed to , however they kept developping their cool side into funk with a twist and when they launched Queer they got close capturing a bigger audience, after the next step Funky Demons, they folded. Last one today, a regular prodigy, his fourth solo album will be out this year and he's not even 25. Interestingly, like one Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), he too started at a very early age , 11 to explore the world of sounds and continue to expand his musical skills with recording writing so when in 2003 his first album got out , it reflected his work between 14 and 19 years old.... Patrick Wolf is the name...

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The Story Of The Who ( 76, 90 min ^ 193mb)

The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964 and grew to be considered one of the greatest and most influential bands in the world. They are also famed for their prowess as a live band. The primary lineup consisted of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.

Townshend and Entwistle met while attending high school in the Shepherd's Bush area of London. In their early teens, they played in a Dixieland band together, by the early '60s, the pair had formed a rock & roll band, but Entwistle departed in 1962 to play in the Detours, a hard-edged rock & roll band featuring a sheet-metal worker named Roger Daltrey on lead guitar. By the end of the year, Townshend had joined as a rhythm guitarist, and in 1963 Daltrey gave up his guitar chores and became the group's lead vocalist. The group's sound evolved rapidly during this period, and was especially influenced not only by American acts such as James Brown, Booker T. & the MG's, and Eddie Cochran - A name change also followed, something better and more striking than the Detours was called for, and between Daltrey and Townshend thrashing it out, they settled on the Who, which confused people in conversation at first but worked great (and memorably) on posters. Within a few more months, amid all of these changes, original drummer Doug Sandom left, just as they were getting ready to cut a record. In his place, the group added Keith Moon, who had previously drummed with a surf rock band called the Beachcombers.

After a brief stint with the wrong kinda management which had them change their name to the high numbers , and pin them as mods, the Who was back and about to smash their first guitar which was a combination of accident and subsequent temperament, but intrigued the crowds which came to watch this band that dared to smash up this 'divine' apparatus. The Who rose to fame in the United Kingdom with that pioneering instrument destruction stage show, as well as a series of top ten hit singles (including the celebrated "My Generation") and top five albums, beginning in 1965 with "I Can't Explain". They first hit the top ten in the USA in 1967 with "I Can See for Miles". The 1969 release of Tommy was the first in a series of top five albums for the group in the USA, followed by Live at Leeds (1970), Who's Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973), and Who Are You (1978) among others.

Keith Moon died in 1978 of pharmaceuticals, after which the band released two more studio albums, the top five Face Dances (1981) and the top ten It's Hard (1982), with drummer Kenney Jones, before officially disbanding in 1983. They reformed on several occasions to perform at special events such as Live Aid and for reunion tours such as their 25th anniversary tour (1989) and the Quadrophenia revival tours of 1996 and 1997. In 2000, the three surviving original members began to discuss the possibility of recording an album of new material. These plans were delayed following the death of John Entwistle in 2002. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey continue to perform as The Who. In 2006 they released the studio album Endless Wire, which reached the top ten in the USA and UK. There's much more to tell about the 45 years of The Who so why not check Wiki about The Who

Great Who compilation, nicely packaged, folded sleeve.inside book, the band was involved in the compilation, the Tommy part side 3 is one big highlight, consequently they (the who) thought it reason to omit quadrophenia, but plenty of highlights left on side 4, CSI these days makes plenty of use of Who's Next hits, Baba O Riley and Won't get fooled again. Part one of the compilation is sourced from the Who's Sixties albums, i had to do some remastering there but when the album starts, the Magic Bus sounds remarkbly fresh.

01 - Magic Bus (4:29)
02 - Substitute (3:46)
03 - Boris The Spider (2:28)
04 - Run, Run, Run (2:29)
05 - I'm A Boy (3:41)
06 - Heat Wave (1:56)
07 - My Generation (2:32)
08 - Pictures Of Lily (2:42)
09 - Happy Jack (2:10)
10 - The Seeker (3:10)
11 - I Can See For Miles (4:03)
12 - Bargain (5:28)
13 - Squeeze Box (2:40)
14 - Amazing Journey (4:23)
15 - The Acid Queen (3:32)
16 - Do You Think It's Alright? (0:24)
17 - Fiddle About (1:28)
18 - Pinball Wizard (2:57)
19 - I'm Free (2:38)
20 - Tommy's Holiday Camp (0:56)
21 - We're Not Gonna Take It (3:33)
22 - See Me, Feel Me (3:25)
23 - Summertime Blues (3:21)
24 - Baba O'Riley (4:57)
25 - Behind Blue Eyes (3:38)
26 - Slip Kid (4:27)
27 - Won't Get Fooled Again (8:25)

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Wolfgang Press, The - Queer ( 96 ^ 205 mb)

Formed in London in 1983, the Wolfgang Press, were one of the most mercurial talents of the post-punk era , their moody and challenging music moved between gothic noise and eccentric funk. Wolfgang Press were vocalist Michael Allen, guitarist Andrew Gray, and keyboardist Mark Cox. Allen and Cox first teamed in the group Rema Rema, which also featured Adam & the Ants alum Marco Perroni; after reuniting in the short-lived quartet Mass, the duo recruited Gray, and as the Wolfgang Press issued their cacophonous, gloomy debut LP, The Burden of Mules, in 1983.

An EP trilogy co-produced by Cocteau Twin Robin Guthrie followed in quick succession: while 1984's Scarecrow was a lighter, more streamlined affair, 1985's Water spotlighted ominously sparse torch songs, and the same year's Sweatbox explored deconstructionist pop. The Wolfgang Press' second full-length effort, 1986's Standing Up Straight, incorporated industrial and orchestral influences into the mix, while the Big Sex EP's "God's Number" offered a soulful backing chorus, a harbinger of things to come. Indeed, after 1988's hypnotic Bird Wood Cage and its leadoff single, "King of Soul," introduced strong elements of dub, reggae, and R&B.

Wolfgang Press entered the dance arena with 1991's Queer, recorded with the aid of ex-Throwing Muses bassist Leslie Langston. The result is alien funk, a collection of idiosyncratic rhythms, dark textures, and ominous grooves. , an idiosyncratic outing . The first single, a surreal cover of the Randy Newman-penned "Mama Told Me Not to Come," was a minor hit. 1995's Funky Little Demons completed the Wolfgang Press' transition into white funk; prior to its release, however, Cox exited the group's ranks. Michael Allen is now with the band Geniuser, who released an album Mud Black on the Danish Phisteria label in 2005, Andrew Gray records under the name Limehouse Outlaw and released an album Homegrown on his own label in 2003, and Mark Cox is currently working on music, but as yet, has no name for it.

01 - Birmingham (3:56)
02 - Mama Told Me Not To Come (3:12)
03 - Heavens Gate (2:28)
04 - Riders On The Heart (3:18)
05 - Question Of Time (3:44)
06 - Louis XIV (4:11)
07 - Fakes & Liars (3:01)
08 - Honey Tree (2:52)
09 - Birdie Song (1:20)
10 - Dreams & Light (2:50)
11 - Sucker (3:37)
12 - Mother Valentine (4:27)

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Patrick Wolf - Lycanthropy (03 ^ 313mb)

Patrick Wolf (Patrick Dennis Apps, 1983) was born into a creative household, Wolf started his musical education with violin lessons and church choirs. He made his first Theremin at age eleven, and first began recording songs with his violin, voice, and car boot sale organs on a four-track tape recorder at age twelve. At fourteen, he joined and performed with pop art collective Minty. Two years later, he left home. During this period, Wolf earned money from busking in a string quartet and formed a group called Maison Crimineaux, a noisy trio built on destructive ethics around white noise and pop music. He also continued to write and record his own material. A Maison Crimineaux gig in Paris was attended by electronic maestro Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K), who would then go on to release Wolf's debut album Lycanthropy.

Wolf's ongoing writing and recordings brought him to the attention of Fat Cat Records, who provided him with an Atari computer and a mixing console. During the recording of Lycanthropy, Wolf studied composition at Trinity College of Music for one year. Lycanthropy was released in the summer of 2003. It had been recorded over the eight years between 1994 and 2002. Lycanthropy (the belief that one is a wolf) begins with a wolf's howl. None of this, however, should detract from his formative compositions. Augmented by laptop, Wolf's curious stories come to fruition with his accent-thick vocals and dark, biographical lyrics. Wolf plays many instruments including harp, clavinet, harpsichord, guitar, piano, autoharp, kantele, organ, mountain dulcimer, clavichord, harmonium, accordion, theremin, ukulele, viola and violin.

The German-based record label Tomlab later released the album for America and Europe. His second album of 2005, Wind in the Wires, was released on the same label and likewise met with critical acclaim. Following the success of Wind in the Wires, Wolf signed a record deal with Loog in late 2005 and began recording his third album, The Magic Position, which featured collaborations with Marianne Faithfull and Edward Larrikin of Larrikin Love. Wolf has promoted the album with a concert tour in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. He has stated that he already has enough material for a follow-up album, and has been previewing some of it in his live shows supposedly it will be a political record sparked by his reaction to the United States during his recent tour, due for release in 2008

In a July 5, 2007 interview with the Sydney Star Observer, he confirmed his bisexuality: "My sexuality is kind of liberal. I fall in love with men and women. I guess you would call me bisexual. I like to have sex and fall in love—I don't like giving terminology for my sexuality."

01 - Prelude (1:32)
02 - Wolf Song (3:28)
03 - Bloodbeat (3:50)
04 - To The Lighthouse (4:05)
05 - Pigeon Song (3:34)
06 - Don't Say No (4:02)
07 - The Childcatcher (4:28)
08 - Demolition (6:06)
09 - London (3:54)
10 - Paris (4:46)
11 - Peter Pan (1:53)
12 - Lycanthropy (4:10)
13 - A Boy Like Me (3:29)
14 - Epilogue (2:08)

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