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Wichita Films - Los Angeles Film Noir (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 19, 2016
Wichita Films - Los Angeles Film Noir (2015)

Wichita Films - Los Angeles Film Noir (2015)
WEB-DL | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2567 Kbps | 52mn 56s | 1021 MiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Femmes fatales, shady alleyways, betrayal and murder. A documentary about the classic, black and white detective movies produced in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s, and which belong to the filmgenre of film noir. Who else would be better suited to talk about the underbelly of the city than James Ellroy. As Los Angeles inspired most of the film noir it is through this city that the story of the genre will be told. Alain Silver, author of LA Noir, and Eddie Muller, author and President of the Film Noir Foundation in LA will also contribute their findings. Clips of the most important film noir titles will round off a re-appraisal of the popular genre.
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman (1968/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman (1968/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 30:44 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This album stayed #1 on the 1968 charts for five weeks! Includes the hit title cut plus Dreams of the Everyday Housewife.
Mayday over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History (Repost)

D. W. Carter, "Mayday over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History"
2013 | ISBN: 1626190526 | English | 144 Pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [2CDs] {ECM 1252/53}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 22, 2016
Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [2CDs] {ECM 1252/53}

Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [2CDs] {ECM 1252/53}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 557MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Now well into its gliding Brazilian-tinged mode, the Pat Metheny Group hits the road, as this two-CD set catches the band live in Dallas, Philadelphia, Hartford, Sacramento, and Nacogdoches, TX. Percussionist Naná Vasconcelos is still listed as a "special guest," but ever since Wichita Falls, he had not only been a part of the group, he was the transforming element in the Metheny "sound," adding his various shakers, effects and ethereal vocals. Sidekick Lyle Mays gets deeper into floating, glistening synthesizer textures, but he is still able to take formidable and touching solos on acoustic grand piano. Still experimenting with new hardware, Metheny's work on a detuned guitar synthesizer gives the live "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" an exotic Balinese-like sound.

Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at Feb. 15, 2019
Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 96:34 minutes | Scans included | 2,67 GB
or FLAC Stereo(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 2,29 GB

Travels is the Pat Metheny Group's first live album, released in 1983. It won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance. Travels was recorded as part of the tour for the Group's studio album, Offramp, but also featured previously unrecorded and unreleased songs. The album consists of live material recorded in July, October, and November 1982, in Philadelphia, Dallas, Sacramento (California), Hartford (Connecticut), and Nacogdoches (Texas). The Group for this album consisted of Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Dan Gottlieb, and Nana Vasconcelos as special guest.

Alan Pasqua - My New Old Friend (2005) {Cryptogramophone}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 28, 2018
Alan Pasqua - My New Old Friend (2005) {Cryptogramophone}

Alan Pasqua - My New Old Friend (2005) {Cryptogramophone}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans | 307MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 145MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Alan Pasqua's My New Old Friend is mostly a set of sensitive and relaxed trio improvisations. Pasqua, bassist Darek Oles and drummer Peter Erskine, three of the top jazz musicians based in Los Angeles, perform subtle reshapings of five standards which alternate with six of Pasqua's generally introspective originals. One is reminded of Bill Evans (particularly on the standards) in Pasqua's sophisticated chord voicings and the close interplay of the musicians, but that is only a point of reference rather than a direct copy. However fans of Evans' treatments of ballads will certainly enjoy this accessible and thoughtful effort.

Ride - Weather Diaries (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 18, 2017
Ride - Weather Diaries (2017)

Ride - Weather Diaries (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u - 336 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 119 MB | 00:52:09
Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Shoegaze | Label: Wichita Recordings

Ride's first album in over twenty years, Weather Diaries, will be released June 16th via Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, and is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early 90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album thats ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive. The album will be released through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Mark Bowen and Dick Green, who worked with Ride during the bands early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album Nowhere and produced its follow up Going Blank Again.

Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 15, 2018
Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)

Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 220 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 59:34 | 138 mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Olivia Belli

A tribute to Philip Glass for his 80° birthday: a collection of 11 piano works recorded using an avant-garde contemporary instrument thus creating a completely new sounds. The full album released on December 15th 2017.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Original Bootleg Series from The Manticore Vaults Vol. 2 Set 2 (2001) {2CD Castle Music rec 1974}

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Original Bootleg Series from The Manticore Vaults Vol. 2 Set 2 (2001) {2CD Castle Music rec 1974}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 615 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 307 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2001 Castle Music / Sanctuary Record | CMDDD315 (CMXBX330)
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Set 2: "Waiting for the Corduroy Purpose" - Henry Lewit Arena in Wichita, KS March 26, 1974. Another batch of cleaned-up bootlegs chronicles some of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's finest shows. This eight-CD box set includes four complete concerts, each taking up two discs. In all, the two-volume Original Bootleg Series is comprised of eight shows covering 15 discs. Listeners should expect a lo-fi experience. The set is priced accordingly, about 45 dollars per volume. To be fair, the sound quality is for the most part decent to good. The first show in this collection was recorded at Hammersmith Odean in London on November 26, 1972. Subtitled "A Right Cordial Shocker," it runs 100 minutes. ELP had returned triumphantly to their home turf after touring the world behind Trilogy.

Aleck Karis - Piano Music of Philip Glass (2000) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 1, 2019
Aleck Karis - Piano Music of Philip Glass (2000) [Re-Up]

Aleck Karis - Piano Music of Philip Glass (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Roméo Records | # 7204 | Time: 01:03:09

This CD presents several piano works by Philip Glass, played with grace and enthusiasm by Aleck Karis. Wichita Vortex Sutra (1988) was inspired by the poem of the same title by Allen Ginsburg from 1966, which alternates between images of a road across the U.S. and a protest against the war in Vietnam. The basis of the music is a simple Protestant-like hymn tune with chromatic passing tones. This is treated to rhythmic syncopation and, at other times, is surrounded by quickly arpeggiated patterns. The Metamorphosis (1988), with the title from Kafka's famous work, is in five movements. Each movement has simple melodies and a simple set of chords, usually four in number, with chromatic changes between them. These "changes" happen through the addition of a chord or other simple alteration.