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
David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Fern Friedman, Terri Hanlon, and Anne Klingensmith – She’s More Wild… (Black Truffle)
Brooklyn Rider – Healing Modes – compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Du Yun, Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and Caroline Shaw (In a Circle) Gerald Cleaver – Signs (577 Records)
Chicago Underground Quartet – Good Days (Astral Spirits)
Liberty Ellman – Last Desert (Pi Recordings)
Bernard Fort – FRACTALS/Brain Fever (Recollection GRM)
Hasco Duo (Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and Jesse Langen) – The Same Old Wonder – compositions by Hasco Duo, Ravi Kittappa, Morgan Krauss, Luis Fernando Amaya, and Jonathan Sokol (New Focus) Jacaszek – Music for Film (Ghostly International) A.F. Jones – A Jurist for Nothing (Gertrude Tapes) The Necks – Three (Northern Spy) Nick Storring – My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell (Orange Milk; see related Log article here)
(☆ – newly listed this week)
Ted Hearne/Saul Williams – Place (New Amsterdam) Clarice Jensen – The experience of repetition as death (130701)
Bernard Parmegiani – Violostries (Recollection GRM) Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – PBO & Caroline Shaw – compositions by Caroline Shaw; performances by Anne Sofie von Otter, Avery Amereau, and Dashon Burton (Philharmonia Baroque) Ali Can Puskulcu – Gibberish Shreds (New Focus) Webber/Morris Big Band – Both Are True (Greenleaf Music)
Kaffe Matthews – Foreigner (Objects Ltd.) Scott L. Miller – Ghost Layers – TAK Ensemble (New Focus)
Charles Rumback – June Holiday (Astral Spirits)
Ian Chang – 属 Belonging (City Slang)
Juliet Fraser – Spilled Out from Tangles – compositions by Lawrence Dunn, Sivan Eldar, Nomi Epstein, and Lisa Illean (Huddersfield Contemporary Records)
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble – Dawn Chorus – compositions by David Biedenbender, Molly Joyce, Rob Deemer, Jeff Herriott, Phil Kline, Ashley Stanley, Alexandra Gardner, Paula Matthusen, Patrick Harlin, Betsey Biggs, and Niko Schroeder (Innova) GRID – Decomposing Force (NNA Tapes) Ben Holmes – Naked Lore (Chant) David Lang – love fail – Quince Ensemble (Innova) Bec Plexus – STICKLIP (New Amsterdam)
Matthew Shipp – The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) Sunwatchers – Brave Rats (Amish) Wet Ink Ensemble – Glossolalia/Lines on Black – compositions by Alex Mincek and Sam Pluta (Carrier)
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.