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
Matt Barbier – Platonic Solids (Carrier) Kate Carr – Heatwave (Hasana Editions) Rob Clutton with Tony Malaby – Offering (SnailBongBong) Bani Haykal – This Is You Glitching My Death (Hasana Editions) Miki Yui – wigawiga/wigawigawiga (Hasana Editions) Jeffrey Zeigler – Impulse Codes – compositions by Cristóbal MarYán, David Lemus, José de la Parra, Salvador Govea, Antonio Flores Castro, and Juan Andres Vergara (Urtext)
(☆ – newly listed this week)
Eluvium – Virga 1 (Temporary Residence) Terry Fox – Linkage (Superior Viaduct; reissue of 1982 Kunstmuseum Luzern release) ☆ Wendy Richman – vox/viola – compositions by Christian Carey, Stephen Gorbos, Lou Bunk, David Smooke, Arlene Sierra, José-Luis Hurtado, Jason Eckardt, Everette Minchew, and Ken Ueno (New Focus) Erin Rogers – Dawntreader (Relative Pitch) Shasta Cults – Shasta Cults (Important)
☆ Various artists – Modulation Necklace: New Music from Armenia – compositions by Artur Avanesov, Ashot Zohrabyan, Michel Petrossian, and Artashes Kartalyan (New Focus)
☆ David Cieri – La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (original film score) (Ropeadope)
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) ☆ Robert Haigh – Black Sarabande (Unseen Worlds)
This week in On the Record, The Necks defy expectation and categorization on 'Three,' their 21st album, new on Northern Spy. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.
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This week in On the Record: Bandcamp has responded to the current COVID-19 pandemic by waiving its fees for 24 hours, directing more money to artists and labels—here are some new and recent releases to buy today.