On the Record: January 17, 2020

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This week in On the Record: Check out an immersive collection of contemporary Armenian music, lovingly curated by violinist Movses Pogossian, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

New Music Preview: CP Unit

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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.

Playlist (The Shuddering Breath of Yesterday).

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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 Alex Dowling, Brunhild Ferrari & Jim O'Rourke, King Crimson, and Melaine Dalibert.

Playlist (A Flourish of Ritual Activity).

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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.

Best of 2019: Noteworthy Recordings

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National Sawdust Log editor and lead writer Steve Smith looks back at the recordings that made a lasting impact in 2019, surveying contemporary and canonical concert music, jazz, pop, and more.

Playlist (A Bone to Pick with 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 Oceans Roar 1000 Drums, Anna Meredith, Julianna Barwick, and Prince.

On the Record: December 20, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new tapes (yes, tapes) from Julianna Barwick and Mike Weis, plus dozens of listings for releases coming in the New Year.

On the Record: December 13, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new releases from a.pe.ri.od.ic, James Ilgenfritz, Nickolas Mohanna, Moondog, and Yevgeniy Sharlat, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

On the Record: December 6, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new releases from Eluvium, 9 Horses, Wendy Richman, Erin Rogers, and Shasta Cults, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

Playlist (Peals of fragile thunder).

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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 Kate Carr, Claire Rousay, the Grateful Dead, and Mariss Jansons.