On the Record is a weekly column that rounds up details about new and pending recordings of interest to the new-music community: contemporary classical music and jazz, electronic and electroacoustic music, and idioms for which no clever genre name has been coined, on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, digital-only formats… you name it.
This list of upcoming release dates is culled from press releases, Amazon and other online record stores, social-media posts, and similar resources. Dates cited correspond to U.S. release of physical recordings where applicable, and are subject to change. These listings are not comprehensive—nor could they be! To submit a forthcoming recording for consideration, email information to email@example.com.
New This Week
John Adams – Naïve and Sentimental Music; Infinite Jest – Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Peter Oundjian (Chandos)
Architek Percussion – The Privacy of Domestic Life – works by Adam Basanta, Taylor Brook, Duncan Schouten, and Beavan Flanagan (Centrediscs) Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Awase (ECM) Kyle Bobby Dunn/Wayne Robert Thomas – The Searchers/Voyevoda (Whited Sepulchre) Michael Gordon – Clouded Yellow – Kronos Quartet, Young People’s Chorus of New York City/Francisco J. Nuñez (Cantaloupe Music) Charmaine Lee – Ggggg (Anticausal Systems) Weston Olencki – emulsions I-IV (Anticausal Systems) Michael Torke – Unconquered – Philadelphia Orchestra/Cristian Macelaru (Ecstatic) Philip White & Chris Pitsiokos – Collapse (Anticausal Systems)
(☆ – new addition this week)
Jean-Michel Blais – Dans la main (Arts & Crafts) Michael Blake– The Philosophy of Composition: Works for Violoncello and Piano – Friedrich Gauwerky, Daan Vandewalle (Wergo) Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry – Circles – concertos by Bach and Philip Glass (Orange Mountain Music)
Roman Filiú – Quarteria (Sunnyside) María Grand – Magdalena (Biophilia) ☆ David Grubbs & Taku Unami – Failed Celestial Creatures (Empty Editions) Dave Holland, Evan Parker, Craig Taborn & Ches Smith – Uncharted Territories (Dare2 Records; related Log article here) Oracle Hysterical – Hecuba (National Sawdust Tracks) Steve Reich – Live/Electronic Music (Analog Spark; vinyl reissue) Lisa Steich – pietà – Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra/Gregor Mayrhofer, hand werk/Niklas Seidl, Vokalensemble Kölner Dom/Eberhard Metternich, ensemble recherche, UT insieme vocale-consonante/Lorenzo Donati (Wergo)
Ketan Bhatti – Nodding Terms – Ensemble Adapter (Col Legno)
Ketil Bjørnstad – A Suite of Poems (ECM)
Daniel Carter, William Parker & Matthew Shipp – Seraphic Light (AUM Fidelity) Ghost Ensemble – We Who Walk Again – works by Sky Macklay, Pauline Oliveros, and Ben Richter (Indexical) Dave Gisler Trio – Rabbits on the Run (Intakt) Rachel Grimes – The Doctor from India (Original Soundtrack) (Mossgrove Music)
Robert Honstein – An Economy of Means – Karl Larson, Douglas Perkins (New Focus) Okkyung Lee – Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Tzadik) Angelika Niescier with Chris Tordini and Tyshawn Sorey – The Berlin Concert (Intakt) Stephanie Richards – Fullmoon (Relative Pitch) Marc Sinan/Oğuz Büyükberber – White (ECM) Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble – Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi Recordings) Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg – Dirt… and More Dirt (Pi Recordings) Steve Tibbetts – Life Of (ECM) Yialmelic Frequencies – Yililok (Leaving)
Areon Flutes – No Era – works by Sahba Aminikia, Ryan Brown, and Danny Clay(Innova) Prune Bécheau – Stries ton, tripes et poils (Weighter)
Sarah Bernstein – Crazy Lights Shining (Phase Frame) The Hands Free – The Hands Free (New Amsterdam) Jenny Olivia Johnson – Sylvia Songs (Innova)
Loadbang – Old Fires Catch Old Buildings – works by Scott Wollschleger, Angélica Negrón, Taylor Brook, Paula Matthusen, William Lang, Jeffrey Gavett, and Reiko Fueting (New Focus) Matt Sargent – Ghost Music – Bill Solomon (Weighter)
☆ Douglas Boyce – Some Consequences of Four Incapacities – Aeolus Quartet; counter)induction; Trio Cavatina (New Focus)
Cool Maritime – Sharing Waves (Leaving)
Melaine Dalibert– Musique pour le lever du jour (Elsewhere; related Log article here)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Age Of (Warp) Biliana Voutchkova/Michael Thieke – Blurred Music (Elsewhere; related Log article here)
Jon Hassell – Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (Ndeya; related Log article here) Colin Stetson – Hereditary (original motion picture soundtrack) (Milan) Thumbscrew – Ours (Cuneiform) Thumbscrew – Theirs (Cuneiform)
Brian Chase – Drums and Drones: Decade (Chaikin; related Log articlehere) Charlie Looker – Simple Answers (Last Things) William Parker – Voices Fall from the Sky (Centering) Aribert Reimann – L’Invisible – Rachel Harnisch, Annika Schlicht, Ronnita Miller, Seth Carico, Stephen Bronk, Thomas Blondelle, Salvador Macedo, Orchester der Deutsche Oper Berlin/Donald Runnicles (Oehms) Norbert Rodenkirchen, Robbie Lee, and James Ilgenfritz – Opalescence (Telegraph Harp)
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