Smokey Robinson – Smokey & Friends (2014)

Artist: Smokey Robinson
Title Of Album: Smokey & Friends
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Verve
Genre: Soul, R&B
Quality: AAC 256 Kbps
Total Time: 42:36 min
Total Size: 101 MB

1. The Tracks Of My Tears (feat. Elton John) 3:27
2. You Really Got A Hold On Me (feat. Steven Tyler) 3:25
3. My Girl (feat. Miguel, Aloe Blacc, JC Chasez) 4:30
4. Cruisin’ (feat. Jessie J) 4:52
5. Quiet Storm (feat. John Legend) 4:58
6. The Way You Do (The Things You Do) (feat. CeeLo Green) 3:31
7. Being With You (feat. Mary J. Blige) 4:14
8. Ain’t That Peculiar (feat. James Taylor) 3:46
9. The Tears Of A Clown (feat. Sheryl Crow) 3:22
10. Ooh Baby Baby (feat. Ledisi) 3:00
11. Get Ready (feat. Gary Barlow) 3:22

Legendary Motown icon and Grammy® award-winning singer-songwriter, Smokey Robinson is set to release his highly anticipated duets album, Smokey & Friends this September 2014 on Verve Records. Produced by American Idol star and record producer Randy Jackson, Robinson will be joined by an all-star roster of acclaimed artists.

Smokey & Friends will feature Robinson alongside a celebrated roster of contemporary and classic artists who will sing the best loved songs from Robinson’s unmatched catalog of hits including those he has written for his solo career, his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Miracles, as well as hits he wrote for others, including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.

The John Lurie National Orchestra – The Invention of Animals (2014)

Artist: The John Lurie National Orchestra
Title Of Album: The Invention of Animals
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Amulet Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 39:18 min
Total Size: 206 MB

1 Flutter 1:58
2 Men with Sticks (Noble Version) 4:25
3 I Came to Visit Here for a While 6:48
4 The Beast 2:36
5 Little 1:56
6 Ignore the Giant 0:43
7 The Invention of Animals 17:40

All music composed by John Lurie, Calvin Weston and Billy Martin.

Tracks 1, 4-6 originally recorded for the soundtrack « Fishing with John » at Big House Recording.
Track 2 from the album « Men with Sticks » recorded May 1992 at Clinton Studios NYC.
Track 3 recorded live May 7, 1993 at Threadwaxing Space, NYC.
Track 7 recorded live February 12, 1994 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

John Lurie – Alto and Soprano Saxophones
Grant Calvin Weston – Drums
Billy Martin – Percussion

John Lurie (actor, musician, visual artist) solidified this trio (The John Lurie National Orchestra) during his years touring and recording with The Lounge Lizards in the early 1990’s. Lurie says, ‘The three of us got together to try and write stuff for the Lounge Lizards but what happened was magical. After about a year of playing live it really came together and I don t think there is anything like it.’ Billy Martin adds, ‘John and I share the idea that this is like someone discovered a field recording of some lost civilization. Some strange and beautiful tribe unlike any other known to man.’ Most of Invention of Animals is a compilation of recordings during that period of extensive touring and recording for Fishing with John.

The Wind-Up Birds – Poor Music (2014)

Artist: The Wind-Up Birds
Title Of Album: Poor Music
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Sturdy Records
Genre: Indie Rock, Post-Punk
Quality: 320 Kbps
Total Time: 59:58 min
Total Size: 115 MB

1. There Will Be No Departures from This Stand (02:50)
2. Poor Music (03:21)
3. Bus Drove Off (01:43)
4. Two Ambulance Day (04:11)
5. Glue Factory I (00:50)
6. The Gristle (02:59)
7. Jesus Puns (02:03)
8. Bar Sadness (03:39)
9. Addis Ababa (01:45)
10. A Song or Two (06:15)
11. The Wind-Up Birds Song Writing Workshop (01:34)
12. Glue Factory II (00:59)
13. Mate Crime (05:05)
14. RSVP/Crackers (01:51)
15. Guy Ritchie (03:28)
16. Glue Factory III (02:01)
17. On the Ropes…but Then (05:24)

Two years ago, The Wind-up Birds released their début album The Land. An album about Englishness, communication, isolation and community, sizzling with post-punk energy, moving, bleakly funny and full of tunes, it won plaudits far and wide, with 6Music and certain areas of the press and blogosphere clutching it to their hearts. Notwithstanding deserved comparisons to Art Brut, The Wedding Present and The Fall, it stood alone amongst the alternative music of 2012 – or any year.

Poor Music is more than just a worthy follow-up to that classic debut. Still unmistakably (Northern) English, still bleakly funny, and still musically bursting with just the right balance of hooks and grit, it’s also bigger, braver, cleverer and scarier. And (unbelievably) better. Taking its cue from albums like Pavement’s ‘Wowee Zowee’, it’s a sprawling record where carefully constructed epics sit alongside tossed-off fragments, where perfectly constructed punky pop songs rub shoulders with painful, searing bleakness. In vocalist Paul Ackroyd they have a truly peerless lyricist, and the band match him note for note.

Duke Ellington – Verve Jazz Masters 4 (1994)

Artist: Duke Ellington
Title Of Album: Verve Jazz Masters 4
Year Of Release: 1994
Label: Verve
Genre: Jazz, Big Band Swing
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 70:02
Total Size: 170 MB(+3%)

1. Take The ‘A’ Train
2. La Plus Belle Africaine
3. Flirtibird
4. Diminuendo In Blue And Blow By Blow
5. Loveless Love
6. Going Up
7. St. Louis Blues
8. Stompy Jones
9. Caravan
10. Total Jazz
11. Perdido
12. Jam With Sam
13. Rockin’ In Rhythm

A compilation of live recordings from the late ’50s and mid ’60s, this disc reveals a lesser-known side of the Duke. Loose and highly energetic in both structure and execution, these tracks show that even in mid-century Ellington was still keeping apace with musical developments. Particularly intriguing is his foray into modal jazz with «La Plus Belle Africaine,» a 14-minute atmospheric journey full of stark, tribal rhythms and snaking melody lines. Ellington here seems to have loosened the formality of his earlier bandleading, replacing it with a wilder approach, powerful dynamics, and shouts and banter between the bandmembers.
Ellington’s compositional brilliance and the superior musicianship of his orchestra, however, is more in evidence than ever. Johnny Hodges contributes a memorably intense solo on «Flirtibird» and Paul Gonsalves’ tenor sax blazes through «Diminuendo In Blue and Blow by Blow.» Fine treatments of W.C. Handy numbers and an appearance by Ella Fitzgerald–her sly intonation lending itself perfectly to «Caravan,»–add to the surprises. Old favorites like «Perdido» and the roof-raising closer «Rockin’ In Rhythm,» are given new life and, along with the more contemporary numbers, offer a varied and impressive portrait of this jazz legend’s genius.

V.A. Trance Divine (2014)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Trance Divine
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Amsterdam Trance
Genre: Trance, Uplifting
Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps Stereo
Total Time: 02:28:16
Total Size: 343,83 MB

01. Simon Paul – Happiness Happening 2014 – Allen & Envy & Sunset Remix
02. Denise Rivera – For You To Wake Up – UDM Remix
03. A.r.d.i. – Sunflowers – Original Mix
04. Sarah Lynn – At The End of Every Journey – Jorn van Deynhoven Remix
05. Tenishia – Ever True – Club Mix
06. Beat Service – So Much Of Me Is You – Original Mix
07. The Doppler Effect – Beauty Hides In The Deep – The Blizzard Remix
08. Ellie Lawson – Calling You – Las Salinas Remix
09. Sneijder – Letting Me Go – Original Mix
10. Space RockerZ – Lead You Back – Kaimo K Remix
11. LTN – You Promised – Original Mix
12. Two&One – Reasons Later – Original Mix
13. Xtigma – Should’ve Known Better – Two&One Remix
14. Gal Abutbul – You Have Realised – Uplifting Remix
15. Neev Kennedy – This Heart Is Yours – Philippe El Sisi Remix
16. Nitrous Oxide – Let Your Heart Beat Home – Original Mix
17. Ion Blue – Near You – Cold Rush Mix
18. Ellie Lawson – Breathe In Breathe Out – Uplifting Mix
19. Cate Kanell – Into The Light – First Effect Remix
20. Ana Criado – Little Signs Of Distance – Original Mix

Policromia – De Animos Partir (2014)

Artist: Policromia
Title Of Album: De Animos Partir
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Self-Released
Genre: Progressive Rock
Quality: Lossless
Bitrate: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 00:52:56
Total Size: 430 Mb

01. Habitus 04:37
02. Traspaso 04:23
03. Coordenadas 05:19
04. Pierdo el tiempo 03:24
05. El astrologo 04:54
06. Dogma 03:35
07. Flor de loto 04:59
08. Amigo y enemigo 03:10
09. Las formas elementales 04:08
10. Diran 05:04
11. Llueve sobre Flores 03:18
12. Naves 05:28

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