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Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 25, 2017
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 375 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 ACT Music | ACT 9018-2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

It's a damn shame that Leucocyte is the final studio album by the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Svensson died in a tragic diving accident in June of 2008, shortly after this set was finished. More than any other recording issued by this excellent band, Leucocyte captures the art of music making at the moment of conception; it was recorded as live-in-the-studio improvisation over two days in an Australian studio. It was completely finished, post-production and all, with a release date before Svensson's death. The words "post-production" mean plenty when it comes to E.S.T.'s music. The trio often recorded and added sonic effects to their structured, composed pieces. It underscored their hip sophistication and accessibility. It made them a hit with both jazz fans and younger audiences who listen to Radiohead, Sigur Rós, and even heavy metal more than jazz.

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 20, 2017
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992)

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative/Indie Rock, Baroque Pop | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-45055-2 | Time: 00:48:53

Turning away from the sweet pop of Out of Time, R.E.M. created a haunting, melancholy masterpiece with Automatic for the People. At its core, the album is a collection of folk songs about aging, death, and loss, but the music has a grand, epic sweep provided by layers of lush strings, interweaving acoustic instruments, and shimmering keyboards. Automatic for the People captures the group at a crossroads, as they moved from cult heroes to elder statesmen, and the album is a graceful transition into their new status. It is a reflective album, with frank discussions on mortality, but it is not a despairing record – "Nightswimming," "Everybody Hurts," and "Sweetness Follows" have a comforting melancholy, while "Find the River" provides a positive sense of closure. R.E.M. have never been as emotionally direct as they are on Automatic for the People, nor have they ever created music quite as rich and timeless, and while the record is not an easy listen, it is the most rewarding record in their oeuvre.

R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993 [Repost, New Rip]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 13, 2017
R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993 [Repost, New Rip]

R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 483 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Folk Rock | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13200 2 6 | 01:07:43

R.E.M. began to move toward mainstream record production on Lifes Rich Pageant, but they didn't have a commercial breakthrough until the following year's Document. Ironically, Document is a stranger, more varied album than its predecessor, but co-producer Scott Litt – who would go on to produce every R.E.M. album in the following decade – is a better conduit for the band than Don Gehman, giving the group a clean sound without sacrificing their enigmatic tendencies. "Finest Worksong," the stream-of-conscious rant "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," and the surprise Top Ten single "The One I Love" all crackle with muscular rhythms and guitar riffs, but the real surprise is how political the mid-tempo jangle pop of "Welcome to the Occupation," "Disturbance at the Heron House," and "King of Birds" is. Where Lifes Rich Pageant sounded a bit like a party record, Document is a fiery statement, and its memorable melodies and riffs are made all the more indelible by its righteous anger.

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 10, 2017
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13201 2 5 | 00:51:46

Fables of the Reconstruction was intentionally murky, and Lifes Rich Pageant was constructed as its polar opposite. Teaming with producer Don Gehman, who previously worked with John Mellencamp, R.E.M. developed their most forceful record to date. Where previous records kept the rhythm section in the background, Pageant emphasizes the beat, and the band turns in its hardest rockers to date, including the anthemic "Begin the Begin" and the punky "Just a Touch." But the cleaner production also benefits the ballads and the mid-tempo janglers, particularly since it helps reveal Michael Stipe's growing political obsessions, especially on the environmental anthems "Fall on Me" and "Cuyahoga." The group hasn't entirely left myths behind – witness the Civil War ballad "Swan Swan H" – but the band sound more contemporary both musically and lyrically than they did on either Fables or Murmur, which helps give the record an extra kick. And even with excellent songs like "I Believe," "Flowers of Guatemala," "These Days," and "What if We Give It Away," it's ironic that the most memorable moment comes from the garage rock obscurity "Superman," which is sung with glee by Mike Mills.

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 9, 2017
R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13159 2 3 | 00:52:38

R.E.M. abandoned the enigmatic post-punk experiments of Murmur for their second album, Reckoning, returning to their garage pop origins instead. Opening with the ringing "Harborcoat," Reckoning runs through a set of ten jangle pop songs that are different not only in sound but in style from the debut. Where Murmur was enigmatic in its sound, Reckoning is clear, which doesn't necessarily mean that the songs themselves are straightforward. Michael Stipe continues to sing powerful melodies without enunciating, but the band has a propulsive kick that makes the music vital and alive. And, if anything, the songwriting is more direct and memorable than before – the interweaving melodies of "Pretty Persuasion" and the country rocker "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" are as affecting as the melancholic dirges of "Camera" and "Time After Time," while the ringing minor-key arpeggios of "So. Central Rain," the pulsating riffs of "7 Chinese Bros.," and the hard-rocking rhythms of "Little America" make the songs into classics. On the surface, Reckoning may not be as distinctive as Murmur, but the record's influence on underground American rock in the '80s was just as strong.

R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 8, 2017
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992

R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13158 2 4 | 00:58:00

Leaving behind the garagey jangle pop of their first recordings, R.E.M. developed a strangely subdued variation of their trademark sound for their full-length debut album, Murmur. Heightening the enigmatic tendencies of Chronic Town by de-emphasizing the backbeat and accentuating the ambience of the ringing guitar, R.E.M. created a distinctive sound for the album – one that sounds eerily timeless. Even though it is firmly in the tradition of American folk-rock, post-punk, and garage rock, Murmur sounds as if it appeared out of nowhere, without any ties to the past, present, or future. Part of the distinctiveness lies in the atmospheric production, which exudes a detached sense of mystery, but it also comes from the remarkably accomplished songwriting. The songs on Murmur sound as if they've existed forever, yet they subvert folk and pop conventions by taking unpredictable twists and turns into melodic, evocative territory, whether it's the measured riffs of "Pilgrimage," the melancholic "Talk About the Passion," or the winding guitars and pianos of "Perfect Circle." R.E.M. may have made albums as good as Murmur in the years following its release, but they never again made anything that sounded quite like it.
RPO, Dalia Atlas, David Towse - Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)

Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)
David Towse, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Atlas

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV | # CD DCA 1019 | Time: 01:07:57

This program includes some of the least known masterpieces from Ernest Bloch’s nearly 30 works for orchestra. Macbeth: Two Symphonic Interludes is an intoxicating and passionate distillation of Shakespeare’s powerful drama. In Memoriam is a brief elegy dedicated to the pianist Ada Clement, while the Three Jewish Poems were written when Bloch was mourning the death of his father. Originally conceived as a third concerto grosso, Bloch’s last Symphony, in E flat major, is at times emotionally turbulent and deeply spiritual work containing passages of harmonic acerbity.

R.E.M. - Green (1988) Non-Remastered  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 6, 2017
R.E.M. - Green (1988) Non-Remastered

R.E.M. - GREEN (1988) Non-Remastered
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Alternative Rock, College Rock | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-25795-2 | Time: 00:41:01

As far as major-label debuts by underground bands go, Green is fairly uncompromising. While it displays a more powerful guitar sound on "Get Up," "Turn You Inside Out," and "Orange Crush," it also takes more detours than Document, whether it's the bizarrely affecting contemporary folk of "The Wrong Child" and "You Are the Everything," the bubblegum of "Stand" and "Pop Song 89," or the introspection of the lovely "Hairshirt" and "World Leader Pretend." But instead of presenting a portrait of a band with a rich, eclectic vision, Green is incoherent. While its best moments are flat-out great, the band has bitten off more than it can chew; many of the songs sound like failed experiments, and its arena-ready production now sounds slightly dated. Nevertheless, half of the record is brilliant, and it certainly indicates that R.E.M. are continuing to diversify their sound.

Educator.com - Pre-Algebra  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Jan. 17, 2017
Educator.com - Pre-Algebra

Educator.com - Pre-Algebra
DVDRips | MP4/AVC, ~80 kb/s | 650x350 | Duration: 14:41:54 | English: AAC, 48 kb/s (1 ch) | 903 MB
Genre: Math

This online course is perfect for high school students and college students looking to have a solid foundation in Pre-Algebra, which is indispensable for setting up a proper mathematical background to succeed in more advanced math and science courses.

Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life (1984)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 7, 2017
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life (1984)

Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 250 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 93 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

The Glamorous Life is the 1984 debut album by American percussionist and singer Sheila Escovedo, better known as Sheila E. This featured the hit songs "The Belle Of St. Mark" and the title track.