Early Audition: ACME, Thrive on Routine

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Listen to an exclusive preview of a gorgeous John Luther Adams piece included on 'Thrive on Routine,' the forthcoming album by New York's much admired ensemble ACME on the consistently impressive audiophile label Sono Luminus.

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Víkingur Ólafsson, Syrinx, Tanner Porter, Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School, Dana Jessen, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

James Rhodes: Music Has Quite Literally Saved My Life

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Music has infiltrated and influenced our lives as much as nature, literature, art, sport, religion, philosophy and television. It is the great unifier, the drug of choice for teenagers around the world. It provides solace, wisdom, hope and warmth and has done so for thousands of years. It is medicine for the soul. There are eighty-eight keys on a piano and within that, an entire universe. The unassailable fact is that music has, quite literally, saved my life and, I believe, the lives of countless others.