genre: prog, folk, psych
quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers, 233 mb)
01. Tristana 6:46
02. Nella Vita, Un Pianto 11:05
03. Viaggio Nel Tempo 6:36
04. La Casa Del Lago 6:30
05. Messicano 5:31
06. La Terra Della Verita 2:45
Jane Sorrenti (vocals, 12-string guitar, percussion)
Tony Verde (bass)
Tito Rinesi (vocals, guitar, percussion, harmonica, autoharp)
Andrea Faccenda (guitar, piano, organ, harmonica)
Fulvio Maras (drums, percussion)
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Scented Gardens of Mind:
Starting with crude Shadows-instrumentals, Rypdal soon progressed to beat and psychedelia before discovering the possibilities of the jazz-rock hybrid around 1968-69. His first album Bleak House (1968) was recorded in this transitional phase, showcasing countless possible paths to follow. After a period of academic music study, he joined Jan Garbarek Group (fronted by the well-known sax player). He played energetic free-jazz on the albums Afric Pepperbird (1970) and Sart (1971). His own group Min Bul experimented with a similar free- jazz, although more centered around the electric guitar.
By the time of his 1971 album (this might be regarded as his first real solo album) he was settling down to play more accessible jazz-rock with a very distinctive style. Even though Rypdal has always sought new musical horizons, his basic formula was now in place.
Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away (1974) was a superb effort, combining progressive jazz-rock (two dramatic tracks with mellotron and electric guitar) and a classical piece for symphony orchestra and guitar.
However, Rypdal's greatest masterpiece was Odyssey (1975), a double album with a perplexing cool sound filling the listener with images of undulating northern lights and wilderness. Tides such as "Darkness Falls", "Midnite" and "Adagio" also demonstrate the calm, dark and reflective mood of his music.
Terje Rypdal is one of the best and most versatile musicians from Norway, regardless of genre and is one of the few Norwegian artists to have a significant international profile. He wrote his first opera "Orfeus Snur Seg I Graven Og Ser På Eurydike" in 1972 and his first symphony in 1975. He has also written countless concertos and string quartets, These works have some stylistic similarities to the late Romantic period, influenced by Mahler and Pendercki among others.
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genre: heavy psych
quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers, 248 mb)
Crack in the Cosmic Egg:
An Australian and two English guys who got together in Germany, and played at Army bases in the Rhineland, whose album was only released in Germany. They also got to record a fun psychedelic album, that was partly borderline pop and pastiche, and also nudging towards the underground. Very varied, and more a curiosity for those that like such things, as were another earlier German based combo The Monks.
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The eponymous debut studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1974. Their first release shows much of the hard rock sound typical of many of the popular rock bands emerging from Britain earlier in the decade. Rush were fans of such bands as Led Zeppelin and Cream, and these influences can be heard in most of the songs on this debut. Original drummer John Rutsey performed all drum parts on the album, but was unable to go on extended tours because of complications with his diabetes and left the band after the album was released. Rutsey contributed to the debut's lyrics, but never submitted the work to the other members of the band. The lyrics were instead entirely composed by Lee and Lifeson. He was soon replaced by Neil Peart.
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