World-Ethnic

Cristina Branco – Ulisses (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Cristina Branco - Ulisses (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Cristina Branco – Ulisses (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.29 GB (ISO) + 2.83 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.01 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal / EmArcy | France | Cat#: 982 666 9 | Genre: World, Folk, Country

First-time listeners to this Portuguese chanteuse may become so instantly infatuated with her beautiful, expressive voice and the plucky native guitar of Custódio Castelo that they may not truly care about the fado music traditions the two are carrying on via this enchanting collection.Read More

Kriya – Kriya (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kriya - Kriya (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kriya – Kriya (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.82 GB (ISO) + 2.42 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.13 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Alba Records | Finland | Cat#: ABCD 210 | Genre: Folk , World, Country

Talk about crossover! Kriya recorded their album in Finland, the songs are mostly translated from the original Sanskrit to Finnish, & the music generally sounds to me like a mix of Indian, Irish & Finnish. There are English translations printed of the lyrics, but this is another of those graphic failures where the background art or photography obscures the type & it is often unreadable. There do seem to be some connections between East Indian Sanskirt & Finnish, though I don’t know the details. Several of the songs have traditional Indian lyrics.Read More

Mongo Santamaria – Live At Jazz Alley (1990) {2003, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mongo Santamaria - Live At Jazz Alley (1990) {2003, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mongo Santamaria – Live At Jazz Alley (1990) {2003, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 486 MB (CD-Layer) + 4.09 GB (SACD ISO) + 3.32 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 1.32 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Picante | US | Cat#: SACD-1016-6 | Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz

This is as close to Latin purist Mongo as we have heard in recent years, an eight-piece salsa band — including several members of the 1997 Tito Puente ensemble, like trumpeter Ray Vega, altoist Bobby Porcelli and tenorman Mitch Frohman — playing a brace of Mongo classics and Latin jazz pieces live before a hushed crowd in Seattle’s Jazz Alley.Read More

James Taylor – American Standard (2020)

James Taylor - American Standard (2020)

James Taylor – American Standard (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 382 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fantasy | Mexico | Cat#: FAN00619 | Genre: World, Country

On American Standard, Taylor applies his gentle magic to classics like “My Blue Heaven” and “The Nearness of You,” refashioning their well-worn melodies into the friendly and inviting mode that is his signature.Read More

Jennifer Warnes – Another Time, Another Place (2018) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jennifer Warnes - Another Time, Another Place (2018) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jennifer Warnes – Another Time, Another Place (2018) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD
Total Size: 1.96 GB (ISO) + 860 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Impex Records | US | Cat#: IPX8317SACD | Genre: World, Country

Singer/songwriter Jennifer Warnes celebrates her 50th anniversary as a recording artist with Another Time, Another Place, her first recording since 2001’s The Well. Since the 1990s, Warnes has worked only when she’s wanted to — a decade passed between The Well and its predecessor, The Hunter. In this century, she has lent her voice to recordings by Sonny Landreth, Chris Hillman, Leonard Cohen, and his son Adam Cohen.Read More

Deep Forest – Comparsa (1998) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Deep Forest - Comparsa (1998) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Deep Forest – Comparsa (1998) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.02 GB (ISO) + 986 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Epic Records | USA | Cat#: ES 68726 | Genre: Electronic, World

Comparsa is the third studio release by the musical group Deep Forest in January 1998. This album mixes world music and ethnic sounds, including Cuban rhythms, mixed with electronic instruments. After the release of the album Deep Forest arranged a highly successful world tour. Comparsa became #8 French export album of 1998 and was certified Platinum by SNEP Export Awards, with more than 500,000 albums sold outside France.Read More

Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997) {CD + DVD-A + Hi-Res}

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997) {CD + DVD-A + Hi-Res}

Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997) {CD + DVD-A + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD-Audio | MPL (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 355 MB (CD) + 5.46 GB (DVD-A) + 4.54 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: World Circuit / Nonesuch | EU / USA | Cat#: WCD050 / 79478-9 | Genre: Jazz, Latin

Buena Vista Social Club is the debut album by the eponymous ensemble of Cuban musicians directed by Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder. It was recorded at Havana’s EGREM studios in March 1996 and released on September 16, 1997, on World Circuit. Despite its success, it remains the only standard studio album exclusively credited to the Buena Vista Social Club.Read More

Various Artists – Blue Coast Collection 2 (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - Blue Coast Collection 2 (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – Blue Coast Collection 2 (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Cover Only
Total Size: 2.25 GB (ISO) + 980 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Blue Coast Records | USA | Cat#: BCRSA 3012 | Genre: Country, Folk, World

The original Blue Coast Collection earned international acclaim using the proprietary recording technique called Extended Sound Environment (E.S.E). E.S.E. capture live performances without the use of headphones, overdubs or digital effects and suggests a new standard in digital recording. This long anticipated release of Blue Coast Collection 2 will satisfy fans of quality music and transparent sound with its carefully chosen lineup of emotionally honest and sonically stunning songs. All performances were remastered especially for the CD and DACD versions. Some were remixed. Others have never been previously released. Artists include Keith Greeninger, Houston Jones, Garett Brennan, Jenna Mammina, Matt Rollings and more.Read More

Allan Taylor – Songs For The Road (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Allan Taylor - Songs For The Road (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Allan Taylor – Songs For The Road (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 948 MB (ISO) + 439 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stockfisch Records | Germany | Cat#: SFR 357.9010.2 | Genre: Country, Folk

This SACD-Maxi release emerged from a chain of events: During the HIGHEND exposition in Munich Allan Taylor happened to get to know Dieter Burmester, head of “Burmester Audiosystems”. Dieter told him about the sound system that he had designed for the new Porsche Panamera. It was then that Allan told Dieter his story of why he had bought a Porsche and that he had written a song about the true story behind.Read More

Chick Corea – The Spanish Heart Band – Antidote (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Chick Corea - The Spanish Heart Band - Antidote (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Chick Corea – The Spanish Heart Band – Antidote (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 439 MB (CD-Format) + 1.37 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Jazz | Genre: Latin Jazz

Antidote is a completely forward-thinking album, yet its roots date to the 1960s, near the beginning of his career when he played in the bands of Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo. During this period, he encountered the great Latin bandleaders of the era including Machito, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, and Eddie Palmieri. In 1972, he penned the iconic composition “Spain,” inspired by Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. In 1976, Corea issued his milestone My Spanish Heart, that married fusion to Latin music.Read More