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
Eluvium – Virga 1 (Temporary Residence) Terry Fox – Linkage (Superior Viaduct; reissue of 1982 Kunstmuseum Luzern release) Catherine Lamb/Erika Bell – Pulse/Shade / 1- (Steady Hand) 9 Horses – Blood from a Stone (Sunnyside) 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) Speaker Music – of desire, longing (Planet Mu)
(☆ – newly listed this week)
a.pe.ri.od.ic – for a.pe.ri.od.ic – compositions by Billie Howard, Kenn Kumpf, Nomi Epstein, and Michael Pisaro (New Focus) James Ilgenfritz – You Scream a Rapid Language (Infrequent Seams)
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)
Ross Goldstein – Timoka (self-released) ☆ Alex Hills – OutsideIn – performances by Aisha Orazbayeva, 12 Ensemble/James Weeks, EXAUDI/James Weeks, Jacob Brown, and 4|12 Collective/Adam Hickox (Carrier) ☆ Pauline Oliveros/Stuart Dempster/Panaiotis – Deep Listening (Important; vinyl reissue of 1989 New Albion release, with bonus material) Dan Rosenboom – Absurd in the Anthropocene (Gearbox/Orenda)
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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.