New Wave / Synth-Pop

The Cure – 40 Live (Curætion-25 + Anniversary) (2019) {2x Blu-ray + Hi-Res}

The Cure - 40 Live (Curætion-25 + Anniversary) (2019) {2x Blu-ray + Hi-Res}

The Cure – 40 Live (Curætion-25 + Anniversary) (2019) {2x Blu-ray + Hi-Res}
2x Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 48kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 48kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 83.8 GB (BDs) + 12.4 GB (Hi-Res) + 497 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Eagle Vision | USA | Cat#: EVB335799 | Genre: New Wave, Post Punk

2 Blu-Ray Standard Edition. In 2018 The Cure performed two historic shows celebrating a 40-year career. ANNIVERSARY: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London – a 29-song, 135-minute anniversary concert and CUREATION-25: From There To Here, From Here To There – captured on the tenth and final night of the 25th Meltdown Festival (curated by lead singer Robert Smith) at London’s Royal Festival performing a song from each of their 13 studio albums in chronological order, displaying the evolution of The Cure’s music live on stage.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technodelic (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technodelic (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technodelic (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.75 GB (ISO) + 857 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10113 | Genre: Synth-pop

Widening their vision of synth-pop to include the darker strains of urban/R&B as well as a few vocals indebted to Roxy Music, 1981’s Technodelic proved a high-quality album that showed Yellow Magic Orchestra had the talent and inspiration to grow beyond Kraftwerk-derived electronic pop heavy on the novelty but a bit light on bending genres.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – BGM (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – BGM (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.90 GB (ISO) + 919 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10112 | Genre: Synth-Pop

BGM stands for “background music,” and one could be mistaken for thinking that this is an album of ambient-sounding tracks. Instead, it’s a continuation of YMO’s techno aesthetic, focusing more on Takahashi’s distorted vocals and similarly liquid synth sounds, which give much of the album a melancholic air. Read More

XTC – Oranges & Lemons (1989) {2015, Remixed, CD + BD + Hi-Res}

XTC - Oranges & Lemons (1989) {2015, Remixed, CD + BD + Hi-Res}

XTC – Nonsuch (1992) {2013, Remixed, CD + BD + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 48-96-192kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48-96-192kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 495 MB (CD) + 37.5 GB (BD) + 10.9 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Ape House | EU | Cat#: APEBD109 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Limited CD/Blu-Ray edition. Oranges & Lemons is the third in a series of remixed and expanded XTC classics. The album has been mixed for 5. 1 Surround Sound from the original multi track studio master tapes by Steven Wilson with input from Andy Partridge and is fully approved by XTC. The CD features a completely new stereo album mix by Steven Wilson. Blu-ray (ALL Region) features a 5. 1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz mixed from the original multi track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA. Blu-ray features the new stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – X∞Multiplies (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - X∞Multiplies (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – X∞Multiplies (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.19 GB (ISO) + 591 NB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct | USA | Cat#: MHCL 10111 | Genre: Synth-Pop

Xoo Multiplies is a bizarre album filled with singalong pop songs, a few interludes including commercial jingles and ad-men pitches, and no less than two versions of the Drells’ chestnut “Tighten Up.” There are a few solid electronic tunes (“Nice Age,” “Citizens of Science”) amid the chaos, plus instrumental versions of “Chaos Panic” and “Lotus Love” added to the CD issue.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Public Pressure (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Public Pressure (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Public Pressure (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.72 GB (ISO) + 927 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10110 | Genre: Synth Pop

Public Pressure is Yellow Magic Orchestra’s first live album, released on February 21, 1980. It was their second number-one album in Japan, setting a record of 250,000 copies sold within two weeks of release.Read More

Alphaville – Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}

Alphaville - Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}

Alphaville – Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 3x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | ISO | PAL 16:9 (720×576) VBR | LPCM (2.0 Stereo) | AC-3 (2.0 Stereo)
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.19 GB (CDs) + 4.09 GB (DVD) + 951 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Records | EU | Cat#: 0190295509033 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop

The album has been remastered (for the first time, apparently) and this package comes with two additional CDs, one with original single versions, B-sides and remixes and the other with 16 original demos. The fourth disc is a DVD which boasts a documentary and promo videos.Read More

Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.69 GB (ISO) + 834 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9559 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop

If The Hurting was mental anguish, Songs from the Big Chair marks the progression towards emotional healing, a particularly bold sort of catharsis culled from Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith’s shared attraction to primal scream therapy. The album also heralded a dramatic maturation in the band’s music, away from the synth-pop brand with which it was (unjustly) seared following the debut, and towards a complex, enveloping pop sophistication.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.29 GB (ISO) + 660 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10109 | Genre: Electronic, Synth-Pop

The trio hit their stride with second album Solid State Survivor, a brisk and confident set of synth-disco-pop that continues along the line drawn five years before by Kraftwerk. Fun-loving and breezy where Kraftwerk had been ponderous and statuesque, the album sets out YMO’s template for electronic pop with less minimalism and a more varying use of synthesizer lines. The English lyrics, written by Chris Mosdell but sung by YMO themselves, make for hilarious listening especially on a cover of the Beatles’ “Day Tripper.”Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.46 GB (ISO) + 752 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10108 | Genre: Synth-pop, Electronic

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Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 763 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10107 | Genre: Synth-pop, Electronic

Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band. Originally released by Alfa Records in Japan in 1978, the album was released by A&M Records in Europe and The United States and Canada in early 1979, with the US version featuring new cover art but without the closing track of “Acrobat”. Both versions would later be re-issued in 2003 as a double-disc format, with the American version as the first disc.Read More

Joe Jackson – Night And Day (1982) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Joe Jackson - Night And Day (1982) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Joe Jackson – Night And Day (1982) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 919 MB (Hi-Res) + 278 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan on JVC | Cat#: MFSL 1-080 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

1982 will forever be known as the year that the punks got class — or at least when Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello, rivals for the title of Britain’s reigning Angry Young Man — decided that they were not just rockers, but really songwriters in the Tin Pan Alley tradition. (Graham Parker, fellow angry Brit, sat this battle out, choosing to work with Aerosmith producer Jack Douglas instead.) Both had been genre-hopping prior to 1982, but Jackson’s Night and Day and Costello’s Imperial Bedroom announced to the world that both were “serious songwriters,” standing far apart from the clamoring punkers and silly new wavers.Read More