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Bryce Dessner released in 2013, Aheym, an album of quartets, on Anti- Records. The album finds Dessner collaborating with Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary season.Aheym features four original compositions by Dessner performed by Kronos Quartet as well as..
Cascades is a collaborative project between neo-classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais and electronic producer Mike Silver (aka CFCF), born from their stunning performance at the Red Bull Music Academy in 2016.The 5-song EP album where the talent and creativity of the two musicians merge and feed each ..
Dans ma main is the second album of the neo-classical pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais; an album that fits perfectly into the current trend for a music that reinvents itself outside of genre conventions. Blais makes music in his own way; post-classical music in which electronic and experimenta..
Felis Catus and Silence (2020) is the third album of Leo Takami, a composer-guitarist from Tokyo.His soothing, harmonious and kaleidoscopic music – which may remind the aesthetics of Windham Hill records, to which ambitious modern arrangements were added – evokes influences ranging from jazz and cla..
Label: Denovali
David Norland is an Emmy-nominated English composer living and working in Los Angeles. Most recently he composed the score to the current HBO film “My Dinner With Herve” (HBO 2018) starring Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan.His work with Emmy-winning director Sacha Gervasi includes the award-winning d..
The first phase of Kerry Leimer's recorded work began in 1972 with the production of the cassette Grey Cows and culminated in 1983 with the release of the album Imposed Order.Although the work seemed to stop after the release of Imposed Order, this composer, whose music could be described as somewhe..
With the release of her second album, Inscape, in 2018, Alexandra Stréliski has established herself as one of the great modern composers and as one of the rare women in the neoclassical world to create music that is covered with such rich cinematographic images.Inscape demonstrates all the finesse o..
Landfall is the first collaboration between two legendary forces of contemporary music; the iconic Laurie Anderson, one of America's most famous and daring pioneers, a cult writer who has largely contributed to the popularization of obscure and experimental electronics of the 80s, and the prestigiou..
Label: Ndeya
Ambient jazz legend and Fourth World pioneer Jon Hassell returns with his first album in nine years. Fundamentally a jazz record and technically brilliant, Listening to Pictures | Pentimento volume 1 represents an updated reconfiguration of all the signature elements of Hassell’s magical realists so..
"Low" Symphony, composed by Philip Glass in the spring of 1992, is based on the record Low by David Bowie and Brian Eno, first released in 1977. Glass took themes from three of the instrumentals on the original and, combining them with his own material, used them as the basis of three movements of t..
The Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen is now considered one of the most innovative and imaginative contemporary violinists.Mari, an ecclectic collection of works which reveals Samuelsen’s inventive approach, takes us into the musical worlds of Max Richter, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, Jóhann Jóhannsso..
Label: Optimo
JD Twitch (Optimo) and Fergus Clark (NTS Radio) offer an exploration, in fourteen carefully selected musical works, of this "Fourth World" Music Concept imagined in the 1970s by Brian Eno and trumpet player Jon Hassell, two of the most innovative musicians and influential composers. This sound unive..
Label: Dead Oceans
With ethereal vocals, Julianna Barwick transports us into a transcendent and hypnotic sonic universe. Barwick's musical and artistic approach is singular; Nepenthe was built around contemplative soundscapes where music and voices intertwine.The richness of the arrangements and instrumentation can be..
Post-everything quintet Tangents' New Bodies, another stylistic detour.New Bodies continues Tangents’ rummage through countless varieties of electronics, rock, dub, noise, and free improv jazz that defines the group’s acclaimed aesthetic. Tracklist  -A /Lake George/Terracotta/Arteries/  -B..
Label: 4AD
Formed in 2006, Bing & Ruth is a collective directed by composer David Moore, a Kansas pianist graduated from the New York School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School, school where John Cage and Steve Reich preceded him.No Home of the Mind is part of the "New Classics" movement whose..
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