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 email@example.com.
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)
Listen to an exclusive preview track from 'One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown,' a new album by saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos and his CP Unit, coming in February on the Ramp Local 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 Catherine Christer Hennix, Erik Carlson, Kate Carr, and Ekmeles.
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