Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo (1974) [Expanded Reissue 1991, Japanese Press]

Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo (1974) Expanded Reissue 1991, Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Glam Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd | # TOCP-6791 | Time: 00:50:16

If The Human Menagerie, Cockney Rebel's debut album, was a journey into the bowels of decadent cabaret, The Psychomodo, their second, is like a trip to the circus. Except the clowns were more sickly perverted than clowns normally are, and the fun house was filled with rattlesnakes and spiders. Such twists on innocent childhood imagery have transfixed authors from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, but Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel were the first band to set that same dread to music, and the only ones to make it work. The Psychomodo was also the band's breakthrough album. The Human Menagerie drew wild reviews and curious sales, but it existed as a cult album even after "Judy Teen" swung out of nowhere to give the band a hit single in spring 1974. Then "Mr Soft" rode his bloodied big top themes into town and Rebelmania erupted. The Psychomodo, still possessing one of the most elegantly threatening jackets of any album ever, had no alternative but to clean up. Harley's themes remained essentially the same as last time out – fey, fractured alienation; studied, splintered melancholia, and shattered shards of imagery which mean more in the mind than they ever could on paper.

Vulture - The Guillotine (2017) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 23, 2017
Vulture - The Guillotine (2017) [Japanese Ed.]

Vulture - The Guillotine (2017) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 346 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 136 Mb | Scans | 37 Mb | 42:41
Spiritual Beast Co., Ltd. | IUCP-16278
Speed/Thrash Metal

Vulture from North-Rhine Westphalia have stirred up some decent attention among speed and thrash fans with their debut EP Victim To The Blade, and they are now presenting us with their stunning debut The Guillotine. Vulture's take on playing metal can best be described as a sped-up Judas Priest record sprinkled with Bay Area thrash and Canadian speed, steeped in the atmosphere of early Mercyful Fate/ King Diamond.

Isis - Wavering Radiant (2009) [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 23, 2017
Isis - Wavering Radiant (2009) [Japanese Edition]

Isis - Wavering Radiant (2009) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 403 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers - 182 MB
Genre: Post Metal/Sludge | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Daymare Recordings (DYMC-090)

Starting with their first EP, Isis has maintained their core sound, (Post Metal/Sludge) but on each subsequent EP and album have refined the sound, tuning this and changing that. Not a progressive band that jumped all over the place with wild leaps and experimenting, but truly progressing, slowly and surely up the mountain until finally reaching the summit, with this album, their magnum opus. Wavering Radiant showcases their classic sound, (more so than their last album) but this is not a throwback. Instead it features more of a soundscape feel than wall of sound. The extensive use of keyboard on this album adds a perfect touch. It plays a filler role, and is used with honest perfection…
John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People (2004) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People (2004) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb | 01:08:09
Alternative Rock, Experimental, Electronic | Label: Warner Japan | # WPCR-11801

Shadows Collide with People is the fifth studio album by John Frusciante (best known as the guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers). The album was written during the recording of By the Way, and is widely regarded as his most accessible work, featuring a mix of guitar-driven alternative rock, folk ballads, and electronica.

Pseudo Echo - Love An Adventure (1987) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 23, 2017
Pseudo Echo - Love An Adventure (1987) Japanese Press

Pseudo Echo - Love An Adventure (1987) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans ~ 208 Mb
New Wave, SynthPop, Dance Rock | Label: RCA | # R32P-1119 | Time: 00:42:33

Before Depeche Mode inherited the techno-pop crown, Ultravox reigned over the electronic landscape. Pseudo Echo were one of Ultravox's most loyal fans, and their affection for the pioneering new romantics gushes from every synthethic groove on Love an Adventure. Thankfully, being a facsimile wasn't enough for Pseudo Echo. The cover of Lipps Inc.'s disco classic "Funkytown" was their only U.S. hit from Love an Adventure, and it was sadly misrepresentative of the album's stylish, hook-loaded dance rock. On "A Beat for You," driving hard rock riffs puncture Pierre Gigliotti and James Leigh's wall of synthesizers. Vocalist Brian Canham has a darkly erotic voice that only new wave groups seem to breed – imagine a cross between Jim Kerr of Simple Minds and Midge Ure of, no surprise, Ultravox. Pseudo Echo want people to move their feet, and this album is stocked with dancefloor scorchers such as "Living in a Dream", "Listening", and the funky "Try". "Funkytown" may have given Pseudo Echo a glimpse of commercial success, but the rest of Love an Adventure proved that they were capable of more.

Tesla - Mechanical Resonance (1986) [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 23, 2017
Tesla - Mechanical Resonance (1986) [Japanese Edition]

Tesla - Mechanical Resonance (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Geffen, MVCG-8 | ~ 372 or 130 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Hard Rock

Sacramento's oddly named Tesla (a moniker inspired by renegade inventor and pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla) took the side door to '80s hard rock success, sneaking up on the charts and into the bedrooms of none-the-wiser glam metal consumers with their rock-solid debut, Mechanical Resonance – itself titled after one of Nikola's better-known experiments, and a fascinating case study in musical compromise if ever there were one…

Welcome to Japanese: A Beginner's Survey of the Language  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 22, 2017
Welcome to Japanese: A Beginner's Survey of the Language

Welcome to Japanese: A Beginner's Survey of the Language by Kenneth G. Henshall, Junji Kawai
English | May 15, 2004 | ISBN: 0804833761 | EPUB | 160 pages | 2.9 MB
Hard Stuff - Bolex Dementia (1973) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

Hard Stuff - Bolex Dementia (1973) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 311 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Hard Rock | Marquee / Belle Antique #BELLE-172761

A year on from one of the most satisfying hard rock debuts of the age, 1972's Bulletproof, Hard Stuff were hard-pressed to make such a brazen impression on their second LP, and that despite having spent the intervening time pushing themselves to the very brink of a breakthrough. Funkier than its predecessor, and more experimental too, the uncompromisingly named Bolex Dementia substituted much of its predecessor's raw power with proggier tones – John Du Cann himself compared the title track to Spooky Tooth's equally vague meanderings with Pierre Henry. And as if that were not difficult enough, the album was decked in what remains an astonishingly ugly cover, and promoted…

Lovebites - Awakening From Abyss (2017) [Japanese Ltd. Ed.] CD+DVD  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 22, 2017
Lovebites - Awakening From Abyss (2017) [Japanese Ltd. Ed.] CD+DVD

Lovebites - Awakening From Abyss (2017) [Japanese Ltd. Ed.] CD+DVD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 488 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 154 Mb | Scans | 113 Mb | 01:00:59
DVD5 | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: LinearPCM, 2 ch | 714 Mb | 10:42
Victor Entertainment | VIZL-1256
Heavy/Power Metal

Japan's powerful metal heroines LOVEBITES unleash their powerful debut album. Already gaining approval from their metal heroes, LOVEBITES are set to take the metal community by storm by bringing the old skool metal sound up to date. For fans of: BAND-MAID, BABYMETAL, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Helloween, Stratovarius, Megadeth, Saxon.

Primal Fear - Best Of Fear (2017) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 21, 2017
Primal Fear - Best Of Fear (2017) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD

Primal Fear - Best Of Fear (2017) [Japanese Ed.] 2CD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 1.1 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 372 Mb | Scans | 69 Mb
Ward Records Inc. | GQCS-90450~1
Heavy/Power Metal

“Best of Fear“, as the name implies, is a new best of compilation from German heavy metal masters, Primal Fear. This double album culls together the best material from Primal Fear’s last 10 years of work (including the albums “New Religion,” “16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead),” “Unbreakable,” “Delivering the Black,” & “Rulebreaker”), plus four brand new songs recorded specifically for this release.