Playlist (Abschied).

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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 Bill Rieflin, Franz Brüggen, Radu Lupu, and Maria Callas.

On the Record: March 27, 2020

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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.

Playlist (Out Beyond Earshot).

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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 Lea Bertucci, Starbirthed, Will Guthrie, and Beatriz Ferreyra.

On the Record: Bandcamp Crisis Response Edition

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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.

Playlist (Ich habe genug).

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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 David Grubbs & Taku Unami, Ellen Fullman, Rachel Beetz, and Charles Wuorinen.

Playlist (Engineered to Suit You).

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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 Tyshawn Sorey, Porcupine Tree, Liza Lim, and Olga Neuwirth.

Playlist (All in Due Time).

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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 crys cole, Steve Roach, Peter Zinovieff & Lucy Railton, and Jürg Frey.

On the Record: February 28, 2020

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This week in On the Record, a new album by the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble offers an electrified mix of chamber music, improvisation, and more. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

New Music Preview: Nick Storring

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Exclusively on National Sawdust Log, watch a gorgeous animated-collage video for "My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell," the title track from a forthcoming LP by composer and cellist Nick Storring.

Playlist (The Clamorous Choir of Birds).

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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 Carla Bley, Dave Douglas, Riot Ensemble, and Ludvig Forssell.