New Wave / Synth-Pop

Depeche Mode – Mode (2020) {18CD Box Set}

Depeche Mode - Mode (2020) {18CD Box Set}

Depeche Mode – Mode (2020) {18CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 18xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 7.72 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sire / Rhino | US | Cat#: R2 607295 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop

Limited Edition, Numbered, CD Box Set, MODE contains all 14 of Depeche Mode’s original studio albums presented in exclusive black card sleeves with re-interpreted, all-black artwork. Includes an additional 4 CDs collect 63 non-album singles, b-sides and bonus tracks from 1981 to 2017 including the previously unreleased “Heroes” (Highline Session Version). The 7˝ x 7˝ black gilt-edged, 228-page book features the complete lyrics alongside career-spanning photographs and the original album cover artwork.Read More

Spandau Ballet – True (1983) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Spandau Ballet - True (1983) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Spandau Ballet – True (1983) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 766 MB (Hi-Res) + 215 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-152 | Genre: New Wave, Pop
Half-Speed Mastered

By 1983, with the new romantic movement they’d sprung from a rapidly fading memory, the members of Spandau Ballet showed they had no intention of traveling the same path. Always ambitious, the British quintet really got down to business: Gone were the kilts, frilly shirts, and makeup — as well as the sometimes chilly electronics of their first two albums. Instead, after recording at Compass Point Studios in the sun-soaked Bahamas, the group turned up in smartly tailored suits, with a sleek and mainstream sound to match.Read More

Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 924 MB (Hi-Res) + 279 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-050 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Blondie turned to British pop producer Mike Chapman for their third album, on which they abandoned any pretensions to new wave legitimacy (just in time, given the decline of the new wave) and emerged as a pure pop band. But it wasn’t just Chapman that made Parallel Lines Blondie’s best album; it was the band’s own songwriting, including Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, and James Destri’s “Picture This,” and Harry and Stein’s “Heart of Glass,” and Harry and new bass player Nigel Harrison’s “One Way or Another,” plus two contributions from nonbandmember Jack Lee, “Will Anything Happen?” and “Hanging on the Telephone.”Read More

Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan 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: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 752 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9065 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Elvis Costello was as much a pub rocker as he was a punk rocker and nowhere is that more evident than on his debut, My Aim Is True. It’s not just that Clover, a San Franciscan rock outfit led by Huey Lewis (absent here), back him here, not the Attractions; it’s that his sensibility is borrowed from the pile-driving rock & roll and folksy introspection of pub rockers like Brinsley Schwarz, adding touches of cult singer/songwriters like Randy Newman and David Ackles.Read More

Pet Shop Boys – Hotspot (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Pet Shop Boys - Hotspot (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Pet Shop Boys – Hotspot (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 278 MB (CD-Quality) + 507 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 2 Recordings Ltd | Genre: Synthpop

Pet Shop Boys resume their exceptional late-period run with Hotspot, their third in a series of high quality collaborations with producer/engineer Stuart Price. Recorded at Berlin’s legendary Hansa Studios, the acclaimed duo’s 14th album finds them firmly in their element, delivering crisp electro-pop invocations, wry dance bangers, and melodic gems both sunny and stormy.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – After Service (1984) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - After Service (1984) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – After Service (1984) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.42 GB (ISO) + 1.75 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct / GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10120~1 | Genre: Synth-pop

After Service is the second live album by Yellow Magic Orchestra, directly following their (at the time) final studio album, Service. The album features former ABC member David Palmer on additional drums. A film version was released alongside the album. After Service features “Kageki na Shukujo” (過激な淑女 “Radical Lady”), which was released in a studio version as a single, but does not feature on any of their albums (compilations excepted).Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Service (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Service (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Service (1983) {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: 2.28 GB (ISO) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct / GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10119 | Genre: Synth-Pop

Service was the seventh and, at the time, final studio album by Yellow Magic Orchestra. The band dissolved the following year after a world tour, but would later reform in 1993 for a one-off reunion album, Technodon. Like ×∞Multiplies, it contains a mixture of YMO songs and comedy sketches performed by Super Eccentric Theater, or S.E.T. The first Dutch/German edition of the album omitted the sketches, effectively cutting the album’s length in half. In 1999, the album was remastered under Hosono’s supervision with new liner notes provided by lyricist Peter Barakan.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Naughty Boys (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Naughty Boys (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Naughty Boys (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.36 GB (ISO) + 1.60 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct / GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10117~8 | Genre: Synth-pop

Posturing themselves as the synth-pop stars they already were (though only strictly speaking), Naughty Boys is more of a landmark for Japanese pop than electronic music. Beginning with the synth-pop hit “Kimi Ni Mune Kyun” (featuring vocals just as accomplished as its production), the album clearly sounds different; previous YMO material had never sounded explicitly like Asian pop music before. That said, it’s still a solid album of commercial synth-pop and showed the group was still cultivating their Western connections, with help from guitarist Bill Nelson.Read More

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