On the Record 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. (Links to Amazon, where used, do not imply endorsement.)
These listings are not comprehensive—nor could they be! To submit a forthcoming recording for consideration, email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New This Week
Ryoko Akama/Anne-F Jacques – Evaporation (Notice) Robert Ashley– Automatic Writing (Lovely Music; vinyl reissue of 1979 release)
Robert Ashley – Improvement (Don Leaves Linda) – Varispeed with Amirtha Kidambi and Tom Hamilton (Lovely Music) Ben Bennett/Zoots Houston/Fred Lonberg-Holm – Pinkie No (Notice) Lori Goldston – Things Opening (Second Editions) Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – Going for the Impossible/Works by Raminta Šerkšnytė – performances by Kremerata Baltica, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra/Giedrė Šlekytė (Deutsche Grammophon) Anne-F Jacques/Ryoko Akama – wihtout (Falt) Anne Müller – Heliopause (Erased Tapes) Andrea Parkins & Matthew Ostrowski – Elective Affinities (Infrequent Seams) Graham Reynolds – MARFA: A Country & Western Big Band Suite (Golden Hornet) Pat Thomas, Dominic Lash & Tony Orrell – BleySchool (577 Records)
(☆ – newly listed this week)
Matt Barbier – Platonic Solids (Carrier)
☆ Jeffrey Zeigler – Impulse Codes – compositions by Cristóbal MarYán, David Lemus, José de la Parra, Salvador Govea, Antonio Flores Castro, and Juan Andres Vergara (Urtext)
Charles Curtis – Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 – compositions by Charles Curtis, Éliane Radigue, Terry Jennings, Morton Feldman, Anton Webern, Olivier Messiaen, Alison Knowles, Richard Maxfield, and others (Saltern)
This week in On the Record: Check out an impressive career-overview set devoted to the cellist Charles Curtis and the composers he has championed, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.
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Listen to an exclusive preview track from 'Odd West,' an engrossing new album of acoustic-guitar reveries by Brooklyn indie-music stalwart Jason McMahon, due Jan. 31 on the Shinkoyo label.
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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Anáhuac, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Meara O'Reilly, and Michael Gielen.
This week in On the Record: Check out an immersive collection of contemporary Armenian music, lovingly curated by violinist Movses Pogossian, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.
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