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Anthony Baden Saggers
Sketches From A Minor Tragedy

Sketches From A Minor Tragedy is the latest album release from composer and self-taught musician Anthony Baden Saggers, often better known as Stray Ghost. Released as a vinyl edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, this is an intensely personal piece for Saggers, written on the piano at the start of 2019. 
  • Vinyl LP (oscarson 27)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Carly Paradis
Nothing is Something

Carly Paradis is a world-renowned composer. Nothing is Something is her third album. It is an epic, powerful ride with strings that soar and lyrics languishing on subjects that need urgent attention such as the climate crisis. Her other work has seen her compose the score for dramatic BBC show Line of Duty and collaborate with Clint Mansell.
  • Vinyl LP (MUTEDPIANO02)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Ryuichi Sakamoto - performed by Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé
Music for Film

Ryuichi Sakamoto has a hell of a repertoire when it comes to film soundtracks, so it is only right and proper that he was honoured by the Brussels Philharmonic at the World Soundtrack Awards this year. This suite of Sakamoto’s finest accompaniments stretches from the classic ‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence’ right up to ‘The Revenant’, all newly performed. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (SILLP1524)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
  • Soundtracks

A Winged Victory For The Sullen
A Winged Victory For The Sullen

On their eponymous 2011 debut LP, A Winged Victory For The Sullen mapped out the course they have followed ever since. Everyone expected a union of Stars Of The Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin O’Halloran would likely produce some sort of spectral beauty, but no-one fully anticipated how richly evocative ‘A Winged Victory For The Sullen’ would be. This is cinematic and lush contemporary classical composition in the Nils Frahm vein. Peter Broderick and Hildur Guðnadóttir contribute.

Nils Frahm
Felt

Piano tinkler Nils Frahm recorded his previous album the Bells in a big old cavernous church. With Felt he wanted to invite the listener right into his world as if they were sitting beside him at the ivories.It is so quiet that you can hear Frahm breathing and the noise of his fingers touching the piano. A deeply intimate listen.    
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Steve Reich
Drumming, Six Pianos, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ

Never shying away from blunt titles Steve Reich’s Drumming, Six Pianos, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ is exactly that. Drumming alone is a nearly 90 minute piece revolving around drums xylophone and glockenspiels. The lord of repetition and subtle dynamic change in full swing. First time on vinyl since the original release in 1974.
  • Vinyl LP box set (4796310)
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Hania Rani
Esja

After operating under different guises, with other collaborators and performing in prestigious venues around the world, pianist and composer Hania Rani presents her first album under her own name. Esja sees her fully focus on her lifelong fascination with the piano as an instrument - “just me, as I am”, as Rani explains about the project. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Bruno Sanfilippo
Piano Textures 5

Piano Textures is a series that Argentinian pianist Bruno Sanfilippo has been working on throughout his 20 year career. Here we have Piano Textures No. 5 which explores patterns in contemporary classical music, minimalism, the beauty of quietness and reflection. The Piano Textures series is the work most representative of Sanfilippo as an artist. As usual with his albums, we expect this to be very good.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Clarice Jensen
The experience of repetition as death

Cellist Clarice Jensen has already collaborated with the late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson amongst others on earlier work but for her second album goes it alone on a record which uses the cello and nothing else as a sound source. The album uses the instrument to create loops and electronica that veer far in the direction of more dance-orientated practitioners like Actress. Seems she's doing for the cello what Colin Stetson has done for the sax. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Jóhann Jóhannsson & Yair Elazar Glotman
Last and First Men

Composer extraordinaire Jóhann Jóhannsson had been working on Last and First Men since 2010 but at the time of his untimely death in 2018 had yet to finish it. Berlin composer Yair Elazar Glotman helped to finish the piece which is a multimedia project with a film and narration by Tilda Swinton. An ambitious work which serves as a perfect epitaph.  
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Nils Frahm
All Encores

The incomparable Nils Frahm presents the third and final instalment in his Encores series of EPs, with all three of the compositions available as an 80-minute album titled All Encores. Conceived of as “musical islands” off of the mainland of 2018's album All Melody, the third part is more percussive and electronic than the previous EPs that focussed on piano and ambience. 

Jacaszek
Pentral

This is a re-issue of a 2009 album where Michal Jacaszek attempted to describe a church by way of sound. The church in question wasn't one particular church but three in Gdansk where he spend time making noises and checking out how the reverb changed the sounds. In effect he used the church as a huge studio, capturing the atmospheres and unique echoes. 

Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Arnold Kasar
Einfluss

The kosmische legend that is Hans-Joachim Roedelius (of Cluster and Harmonia) here collaborates with classical pianist Arnold Kasar. The resulting album Einfluss, released by the extremely ‘proper’ classical Deutsche Grammophon label, are a gorgeous waltz through lush piano melodies and shifting textures.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Jóhann Jóhannsson
Fordlândia

Fordlândia is one of Jóhann Jóhannsson's lesser known works having only been available in a limited pressing.  The title references Henry Ford's disastrous rubber plantation (there's a good name for a band by the way) which he abandoned in the mid '20s. The music is a typically gorgeous mesh of electronics and orchestral sounds that seem at times disparate but come together as the two separate themes merge into one.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (CAD2812LP)
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  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Gigi Masin & Charles Hayward
Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2

Though best known for his work in This Heat and Camberwell Now, erstwhile sound explorer Charles Hayward has done plenty else in his time. For example, this 1989 split LP with Gigi Masin. The two musicians were tasked with devising music inspired by their local rivers, which led Masin into beautiful looping melodic ambience and Hayward into a sinister side-long drift piece. First time on vinyl for this rare release, out on Modern Classics.

Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson
Emanate

A talented rotating cast of collaborators that includes Lucy Railton, Maria W Horn and Viktor Orri Arnarson helped composers Yair Elazar Glotman and Mats Erlandsson bring this latest work to life. Emanate exists in a space between classical music and experimental music, using electronic and acoustic sounds to create a distinctive sonic compound. 
  • Vinyl LP (LP13-40)
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Agnes Obel
Island Of Doom

Island of Doom by Agnes Obel is the first single to be taken from her fourth album, Myopia. The Berlin-based Dane isolated herself from all outside influences to write, record and produce the album all by herself. The process gave her the freedom to experiment in the studio and make the music she really wanted to make. Include instruemental version on the B-side.
  • Vinyl 7" (4837186)
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Niklas Paschburg
Svalbard

German composer Niklas Paschburg took himself off to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to write his second album of the same name. The album has a mournful tone which is down to the location. The effects of climate change are on his mind and are visible in the changing landscape there. He composed on piano, accordion and electric harmonium. The songs were finished with the help of Andy Barlow from Lamb in Brighton. 
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  • 7K!
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Philip Glass
Glassworks

Is Philip Glass really conceited or does the word "glass" just work surprisingly well with everything? Either way, this record is called Glassworks and characterises its composing protagonist as a gentle, quietened artist, interested in crafting meditative and minimal works. Recommended for the Glass fan who wants to take it easy, for once. You deserve a day off.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVCL008)
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Max de Wardener
Music For Detuned Pianos

The latest album from composer Max de Wardener does what it says on the tin really being a collection of pieces written on detuned acoustic pianos and performed by Kit Downes. Surprisingly enough pianos aren't that easy to detune (or to detune in the way you want them to) so this was a labour of love for de Wardener who drew inspiration from the likes of La Monte Young and Harry Partch in making these elegant compositions. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Erland Cooper
Solan Goose

Prolific multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper—also of The Magnetic North and Erland and The Carnival fame—defies genre categorisation, his eclectic sound ranging from electro experiments, lilting folktronica and evocative poetry set to classical tropes. This vinyl release, out on Phases, explores his Scottish origins, each track named after a bird familiar to his native Orkney. 

Hania Rani
Home

According to Polish pianist and composer Hania Rani, her new album Home is the second half of the story she began on her album, Esja. This album sees her expanding her use of instruments and sound from the piano-focused Esja. She adds electronics, vocals, bass and drums and reaches for a more widescreen sound. It was mastered by Zino Mikorey, who has, in the past, worked with Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm.
  • Vinyl Double LP (GONDLP037)
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Ride
Clouds In The Mirror (This Is Not A Safe Place Reimagined by Pêtr Aleksänder)

Underscoring the forward-thinking nature of their output that so many overlook, Ride have handed the entirety of their recent sixth studio album This Is Not A Safe Place over to the neo-classical duo Pêtr Aleksänder. On Clouds In The Mirror, they’ve entirely re-imagined the tracks as beautiful, beatless exercises in strings and synths with only Mark Gardener’s vocals remaining. 
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB584LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Yumiko Morioka
Resonance

Yumiko Morioka originally released her only solo recording Resonance in 1987. It fell by the wayside in the noisy '80s but slowly picked up listeners via blog posts and You Tube clips. It is a delicate and spacious album of low key piano  - it's understated beauty could be compared perhaps to Erik Satie. This limited re-issue is timely for Morioka who lost her home and possessions in the 2017 Californian wildfires. In any case it's something soul stirring to discover.  
  • Vinyl LP (MT005)
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  • Limited edition

Maria McKee
La Vita Nuova

Former Lone Justice member and star of the Pulp Fiction soundtrack with her show-stopping ‘If Love Is A Red Dress’, Maria McKee has been inactive for 13 years, her last album arriving back in 2007. That elongated period of silence is now over, however, with this new collection La Vita Nuova, with a more English and pastoral folk feel than many fans will be familiar with. 

Ludovico Einaudi
Seven Days Walking - Day One

Seven Days Walking is a series of releases from the classical composer, Ludovico Einaudi. Beginning with Day One, the series focuses on recurring themes taking on different themes across the seven releases, which are to be released over seven months. Recording with piano, violin, viola and cello, the tracks are gentle ruminations which sweep the listener away with ease. 
  • Vinyl LP (4818137)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Erland Cooper
Hether Blether

Scottish multi-instrumentalist Gawain Erland Cooper releases the third instalment in a trilogy of LPs which are thematically informed by the geography and history of the Orkney Islands, where he grew up. Hether Blether takes the landscape of the islands as its inspiration, conjuring up a atmospheric mixture of words, imagery and sound. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Darragh Morgan / John Tilbury
Morton Feldman - For John Cage

An abstract yet cinematic piece composed for violin and piano, contemporary classical music figurehead John Tilbury and violinist Darragh Morgan first performed Morton Feldman’s For John Cage at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2006. Now, that recording, shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, gets a CD release via Diatribe Records ahead of Tilbury and Morgan’s upcoming performance of the piece at New Music Dublin this year. 

Ludovico Einaudi
Seven Days Walking - Day Seven

The final instalment of Italian minimalist composer Ludovico Einaudi’s Seven Days Walking album project, released in seven parts and each focussing on a separate day. ...Day 7 is now released on white vinyl, bearing a sense of spontaneity and authenticity, reflecting its recording process in a small, cut-off hut in the middle of the Alps. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Various
Solo Piano

Solo Piano is a new book of piano scores courtesy of the Erased Tapes label, collecting together 20 newly-arranged pieces from the label’s first ten years of existence - from Ólafur Arnalds’ ‘0040’ through to some new songs from A Winged Victory For The Sullen - and with programme notes from the label’s founder Robert Raths. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Julia Kent
Asperities

New York based cellist Julia Kent came into view from performing with Rasputina and Antony & The Johnsons, and her performance credits are impressive as well, including Swans, Library Tapes, and Aiden Baker. Asperities is her fourth studio album, recorded and produced entirely by herself. Layering string work and electronics with a palpable emotional core, place this next to your Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson. Limited vinyl and CD on The Leaf Label.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

The Fantasy Orchestra
The Bear... and Other Stories

Beginning with the weaving jazz-infused melodies of 'Flow', The Fantasy Orchestra's debut offering is a sprawling collaboration of no less than 160 creative's energy. 'The Bear and Other Stories' is a fantastic slab of DIY ingenuity, a community project full of covers, homages and a wealth of personality.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Arvo Pärt
Fur Alina

Arvo Part is a contemporary classical composer who just cuts through the barriers, being experimental enough to attract a certain audience and sheerly beautiful enough to entrance another. Mississippi here present a collection of their very favourite Part pieces, scored for a variety of groupings, from solo piano to string quartet. Spiritual minimal beauty from a master. The Fur Alina LP is housed in a lovely gold-ink sleeve.
  • Vinyl LP (MRP-115)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Ironomi
琹の葉 kotonoha

The eighth studio album by Japanese duo ironomi is also their first release on vinyl. Unmistakably pastoral and serene in tone, Kotonoha is evocative of walks through ancient forests and landscapes, with Junya Yanagidaira and Yu Isobe’s instincts very much in tune with nature for a long time by this point. 

A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Atomos VII

Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie are the two men behind A Winged Victory For The Sullen. You may know the former from his piano-based solo work, the latter from Stars of the Lid. Atomos VII was an interim EP between their two stellar albums and a score for a dance piece from choreographer Wayne McGregor. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Sylvain Chauveau
Simple

Sylvain Chauveau is French but lives in Brussels. He's one of the slightly lesser known neo-classical composers and is often used as a footnote if folks talk about Max Richter or Nils Frahm. Here is the first ever vinyl pressing of his collection of work for film and rare and unreleased tracks. It is an essential document of a 'much praised but not as well known as he should be' composer.   
  • Vinyl LP (LP1318)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Agnes Obel
Myopia

Myopia is the fourth album by the exceptional Berlin-based Danish singer / songwriter Agnes Obel. It is her first album in three years following 2016’s Citizen Of Glass. With a voice that most people would kill for, on Myopia, Obel explores themes of trust and doubt. Features the single Island Of Doom.
  • Vinyl LP (4837175)
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Visionary Hours
Coalescence of Form

Hayden Berry is a musician from out Hebden Bridge way and you may know him as head honcho of the Preserved Sound imprint. Visionary Hours is his musical project which uses all manner of organic instruments to create lovely bucolic pieces that sit somewhere between rural folk and neo-classical. Coalescence of Form comes out on the Hidden Vibes imprint in a very limited edition of 100, 
  • CD (HV054)
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  • Limited edition

Erik Satie
Vexations

Remember when the National performed 'Sorrow' for 9 hours straight? They must have got the idea from the 19th century's Erik Satie whose composition 'Vexations' is three intriguing lines of a piano melody repeated 840 times. Unfortunately that would require a metric tonne of vinyl so here Alan Marks does it a mere 40.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Emika
Klavirni Temna

Emika (aka Ema Jolly) has steadily made a name for herself over the past decade, with her trip-hop infused electronica. However on 'Klavirini Temna' (meaning 'dark piano' in Czech), Emika keeps things pure and stripped-back with a cluster of heartwarming piano-driven songs - juxtaposing both dark and light themes.

Emika
Dilo Variations

Czech pioneer Emika (aka Ema Jolly) is making a name for herself in the game of leftfield neo-classical electronica. Currently residing in Berlin, the producer prepares to release 'Dilo Variations' - a piece darker in colour than anything before, but with that same elegance Emika applies to everything she does.

Caroline Shaw / Attacca Quartet
Orange

Caroline Shaw is one of the most innovative composers working today. She was the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for her stunningly clever a cappella piece Partita For Eight Voices. Orange is an album, available for the first time on vinyl, she composed and is performed by the Attacca Quartet. It earned a Grammy award for the string quartet.
  • Vinyl Double LP (0075597921434)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Emika
Klavirni

Beginning with the gentle and flickering piano riffs of 'Dilo 4', Emika (aka Ema Jolly) presents yet another soul-soothing collection of hazy and piano-driven tracks in 'Klavirni'. As an improvisation-based piece, the pioneer's sheer creativity and imagination is fully exposed for all to enjoy - it's transcending stuff.

Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass
Passages

Two essential legends of different genres, united! Philip Glass is the face of contemporary minimalist composition, and Ravi Shankar is one of the most widely Western-known composers of Indian classical music. Wow! Passages, their 1990 collaboration, is a remarkably successful melding, all spiralling melody and stately texture. Reissue on Music On Vinyl.

Anne Müller
Heliopause

Anne Müller is a composer and cellist based in Berlin. 'Heliopause' is her debut album which she wrote, recorded, performed and produced.  She is no stranger to recording music, particularly with Erased Tapes. She is most known for her collaboration with Nils Frahm on 7Fingers and was credited on his 'All Melody' album. Other credits include 'Boysen’s Spells' by Ben Lukas and 'Fallen Trees' by Lubomyr Melnyk.

Mabe Fratti
Pies Sobre la Tierra

Mabe Fratti is a Guatemalan cellist who resides in Mexico City. It was in Mexico City where she began hanging around the improvisation scene. This has led to her debut album, Pies Sobre La Tierra, which translates to Feet On The Ground. It is a mix of pop and experimental music which finds a suitable home alongside the likes of Peter Zummo and Military Genius on Unheard of Hope.
  • Vinyl LP (UOH003)
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Keaton Henson
Six Lethargies For String Orchestra

The Mercury KX introduce the new and much-anticipated classical output of British musician Keaton Henson, previously the author a number of indie-rock albums. Rendered by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Six Lethargies For String Orchestra is released via double-vinyl with Henson’s original artwork. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

London Music Works and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Music from the Batman Trilogy

A treat for fans of the Christopher Nolan Batman films here, or specifically the music of said films. Nolan used two of the best movie score composers around in Hans Zimmer and James Newton-Howard to score his take on Batman. 'Music From The Batman Trilogy' performed by London Music Works and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra gathers together the two composers' best work from each of the three films.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DFLP2)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
  • Soundtracks

Sophie Hutchings
Scattered On The Wind

Scattered on the Wind is the seventh album by Australian modern classical composer / pianist Sophie Hutchings. She shows her effervescent personality via her piano-led compositions, fleshed out with strings. It is an album about taking risks and trusting that you will naturally make the right decision. On Mercury KX.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Vikingur Olafsson
Rameau - Debussy

With Deutsche Grammophon you know you are going to get something both high brow and good and this latest disc from Icelandic composer Vikingur Olafsson takes work from Jean-Philippe Rameau and Claude Debussy and alternate it leading to a fascinating dialogue between two composers whose work was made centuries apart.   
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Robert Haigh
Black Sarabande

Well this looks like an absolute treat. 'Black Sarabande' is a collection of piano pieces written and performed by Robert Haigh. The compositions are sparse and skeletal, bolstered only by the occasional synth pad or, in one case, the 'dissonant sounds of industry' (yum, yes please). Haigh's pieces are rooted in a sense of place, namely the pit town where he grew up. They conjur images of something deathly quiet, eerie, and desolate. This man is a total legend, with records dating back to 1984 where he appeared on his own Le Rey Records label and later on Nurse With Wounds United Dairies imprint. He then went on to produce innovative Drum & Bass as the one and only Omni Trio!

Various
I’d Love To Turn You On – Classical and Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Counter-Culture

I’d Love To Turn You On – Classical and Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Counter-Culture is a CD box set containing a whole bunch of music that inspired trailblazing artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, Robert Wyatt and Frank Zappa. Includes music by Bach, Stockhausen, Bernard Herrmann, Sun Ra and more - find out what inspired the greatest artists to make the greatest music.
  • CD box set (ACME351CDT)
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Ucc Harlo
United

UCC Harlo (aka Annie Garlid, a collaborator of Holly Herndon) makes her debut with an album six years in the making, representing a journey from classically-trained orchestral violinist to experimental producer. United features classical baroque styles filtered and re-focused, amongst synth drones, field recordings and much else besides, forming a fascinating and detailed whole. On Subtext.

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection

John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desplat were the composers given the job of scoring the Harry Potter movies. John Williams received Academy Award nominations for the two films he scored. Here we have a collection of music spanning across the 8 movies, performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (DFLP1)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
  • Soundtracks

Daniel Pioro
J. S. Bach: Partita No.2 In D Minor

Another release on Jonny Greenwood’s classical label, Octatonic. This time it’s the turn of violinist Daniel Pioro playing J.S.Bach’s Partitia No.2 In D Minor. As well as the music you get a booklet which includes J.S. Bach’s original score and an essay written on the piece by Daniel Pioro himself. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Jaz Coleman
Magna Invocatio - A Gnostic Mass for Choir and Orchestra Inspired by the Sublime Music of Killing Joke

Jaz Coleman, front man of post punk band Killing Joke has always had a thing for classical music, despite his more obvious experimental rock leanings. He has always thought that the songs of Killing Joke have an untapped widescreen gorgeousness that orchestral sounds can bring to music. Magna Invocatio - A Gnostic Mass for Choir and Orchestra Inspired by the Sublime Music of Killing Joke was recorded with St Petersburg Philharmonic. With this project Coleman has sought to accentuate the beauty and melody of Killing Joke songs.

Tim Hecker
Dropped Pianos

Dropped Pianos is a kind of companion LP to Tim Hecker's Ravedeath 1972 album consisting of piano-based instrumentals. Where Ravedeath is grand and lush, dropped pianos is stark and cold and a more minimalist work of sketchy pieces that nonetheless stand up on their own accord and add to the ever growing catalogue by this fine musician.  

Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres
The Decalogue

It will be of no surprise to anyone who has heard his various albums that Sufjan Stevens would go on to score a ballet. His music has the dexterity and lightness of touch to successfully soundtrack such a thing and here is his debut effort made available to the public for the first time. It has been performed by pianist Timo Andres, a Brooklyn performer who has already collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Rachel Grimes
The Way Forth

Rachel Grimes, once of chamber-rock group, Rachel’s, has written a folk opera that highlights the experiences of women in Kentucky from 1775 onwards. The Way Forth is a sprawling, nonlinear work, twisting through time was inspired by photos, documents and letters that allowed her to piece together a story 
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Robin Richards
Castel EP

Robin Richards, key composer and bassist of Manchester alt-poppers Dutch Uncles, aims to make a name for himself with debut solo EP 'Castel'. And its contents signal he will, as the 6-track pursues political explorations - delving deeply into Soviet Oppression. It does so with fluttering pianos and ambient soundscapes, with an intricacy Dutch Uncles fans will come to expect.
  • Vinyl 12" (PRAH25)
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Yann Tiersen
Portrait

Yann Tiersen is a French composer and musician. He is perhaps best known for his soundtrack to the film, Amélie. His new album, Portrait, contains 25 reworked tracks from his career so far. The album also includes collaborations with John Grant, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Blonde Redhead and Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O))). The vinyl versions come with a bonus 7” single including two exclusive tracks.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Andy Dragazis
Afterimages

Andy Dragazis announces his debut full-length album, released via his own label Lightwell Recordings. Afterimages shows the producer and composer, previously responsible for many great records under his previous guise Blue States, laying down some of the most serene and idiosyncratic music he’s ever made. 

Jean-Michel Blais
Matthias & Maxime

Matthias & Maxime is a film directed by Xavier Dolan about two friends who are cast in intimate roles opposite each other in a short film. The feelings this awakens tests everything about their relationship and themselves. The soundtrack was written by French-Candian composer Jean-Michel Blais. Blais takes his inspiration from famous classical piano works (Chopin etc) along with lesser known or more leftfield composers from Steve Reich to Chilly Gonzales.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
  • Soundtracks

Julia Kent
Green and Grey (Expanded)

Oh no. We're getting releases already for Black Friday. But the good news is that this Julia Kent record might be worth getting. It is her second album from 2011 on vinyl for the first time including the 'Last Day in July' EP and two unreleased tracks. You may know by know the sound of Kent's looped cello which she places amongst electronics and field recordings and if not this could be a good place to start.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (BAY107VX)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Cicada
Hiking In The Mist

Cicada are a chamber ensemble from Taiwan. Hiking In The Mist is their new album which is built on notes taken from their hikes and transcribed into music that paints a pictures o their homeland’s expansive views and beauty. You may have experienced their music through their collaborations with Olafur Arnalds, Rachel Grimes and Balmorhea.

Ryan Teague
Recursive Iterations

On Recursive Iterations, Ryan Teague mixes electronics and acoustic instruments, post-rave, neo-classical and film scores to create a widescreen minimalist soundscape that is masterful in its use of space and restraint. There have been comparisons to Oneohtrix Point Never, The Haxan Cloak and Ital Tek, so if they float your boat, give this a go.
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Max Richter
Ad Astra (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The soundtrack to recent widescreen blockbuster Ad Astra, from legendary composer Max Richter. Although Brad Pitt’s astronaut journeys into outer space to find the truth about a doomed expedition manned by his father, it’s also about an inner journey of discovery - something that Richter amplifies incredibly well. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Soundtracks
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Watine
Géometries sous-cutanées (Subcutaneous Layers)

Apparently hailing from Paris, Watine hold forth their tantalisingly-titled new album Geometries sous-cutanees, or Subcutaneous Layers. The Watine house style is a sort of highly-atmospheric melancholy instrumental folk, but with plenty of electronic treatments and layers, as well as unidentified sounds creeping around the edges of the mix. Rather engaging stuff. Double LP on Catgang.

Memory Drawings
Phantom Lights

Phantom Lights is further proof of Memory Drawings ability to mutate their dulcimer, violin and guitar sound into exciting new shapes. This time drummer Chris Cole (Movietone/Manyfingers) is added to the line up as the band explore post-rock and neo-classical. Features members of Hood and Brave Timbers and comes with a remix from Bristol electronica ace Barnaby Carter. We had this in stock in very, very limited quantities a while back as a tiny run tour CD but now the good people at Sound in Silence have issued it in greater numbers.
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Nils Frahm
Encores 1

Ah now we can have them. Now that Rough Trade have had their exclusive, the rest of us wait with arms outstretched for the leftovers. But as it's Nils and as it's Erased Tapes we will welcome them back in. These five tracks formed part of the same sessions for All Melody and if you didn't already get that album off Rough Trade then this will be all new stuff. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Goldmund
Sometimes

Goldmund, aka Keith Kenniff has apparently had great success squeezing his music into films and adverts and such, which makes sense in some ways: he writes very elegant, dramatic piano music. But also, most of Sometimes is just as dark as the sleeve art suggests: I can’t imagine many of these tracks making me want to buy any lifestyle accessories. On Western Vinyl.

Hior Chronik
Blind Heaven

Blind Heaven by Greek-born, Berlin-based composer and musician Hior Chronik is an album of soundscapes that incorporate elements of drone, neo-classical and ambient music. It is the follow-up to his 2017 album, Out Of The Dust. Features guest performances from Amber Ortolano, Masayoshi Fujita, Hania Rani and Francesco Donadello.
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  • 7K!

Dustin O'Halloran
Sundoor

Icelandic/American musician Dustin O’Halloran presents his first release for Deutsche Grammophon, a 12” vinyl EP Sundoor containing a single 20-minute piece split over both sides of the record. Titled ‘196 Hz’, it’s adapted from a piece O’Halloran composed for fellow artist Slater Bradley’s installation at the Venice Biennale two years ago. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Shida Shahabi
Shifts

Whilst this is Shida Shahabi's debut release, the Swedish-Iranian began studying and writing music on piano at the tender age of nine. 'Shifts' is informed by a sprawling collection of influences, ranging from The Cure to Mozart and Gilles Peterson to Nils Frahm. But the piece is a cohesive body of stunning piano-driven melody, which knows exactly what it is.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Michael Gordon / Jonny Greenwood
Industry Water

Jonny Greenwood, that guy who plays guitar in Radiohead, has started his own label, and it’s exclusively for classical music. Industry Water is made up of two parts - Industry by Michael Gordon, which features Oliver Coates on Cello and Jonny Greenwood making some noise and Water - three miniature pieces by Jonny Greenwood, which features piano and  a string quartet which includes an Indian tanpura. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Steve Reich
Live / Electric Music

Live / Electric Music collects two pieces by Steve Reich, one of the masters of minimalism. The a-side features 'Violin Phase' which is recorded by Paul Zukofsky, which sees Reich applying his phasing skills to one of the more mournful instruments. 'It's Gonna Rain' meanwhile has Reich looping a doomsaying pastor.

Lubomyr Melnyk
Continuous Music: Selected Works

A book of sheet music courtesy of the Erased Tapes label, and one which attempts to render the technique of pianist and continuous music pioneer Lubomyr Melnyk into something approaching accessibility for everyone else. Continuous Music: Selected Works presents excerpts from Corollaries (2013), Evertina (2014) and Rivers and Streams (2015) in bizarre-looking sheet music, but Melnyk himself encourages people to attempt their own takes on his works. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Daniel Pioro
Dust

Dust by Daniel Pioro mixes solo violin and electronics. Previously released as a digital download earlier in the year, this CD is the first physical release. Pioro has performed as a soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, among others. Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead is inspired by the playing of Pioro and released a record by him on his newly set-up classical label Octatonic.  
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Penguin Cafe
Handfuls of Night

A continuation project of his father’s Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Arthur Jeffes returns with his fourth Penguin Cafe album Handfuls of Night. Inspired by Scott’s voyage to the Antarctic, the nine-track experience is bookended by beautiful instrumentals and takes in minimalist, cinematic pieces and uplifting, almost cathartic peaks. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Jóhann Jóhannsson
Virðulegu forsetar

Don’t be fooled by the fact that ‘Virðulegu Forsetar’, which translates as ‘Honorable Presidents’ for those who’ve forgotten their GCSE Icelandic, is listed as being in four parts - the division of this hour-long work into quarters is purely for technical reasons. Taken as a whole this is beatific and gorgeous stuff from the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, a droning brass-led ambience that combines Steve Reich’s phasing techniques with the cerebral bliss of Arvo Pärt.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Francesco Tristano
Tokyo Stories

Tokyo Stories by Francesco Trisano is a piano/synth/electronic love letter to the Japanese city. Each of the 15 tracks encapsulates his different experiences in the city. Japanese musicians U-zhaan, Keiichiro Shibuya and Hiroshi Watanabe contributed to the album with Argentine electronic artist Guti and French musical legend Michel Portal also making guest appearances.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Bruno Bavota
Get Lost

The prophecy is true - Italian composer Bruno Bavota has made another LP of contemporary classical compositions. Get Lost ticks all the usual boxes - Waifish piano? Yep. Gently-undulating strings? Sure. Chest-swelling chord progressions? Very much so. Olafur Arnalds would be proud. Something from Get Lost is sure to be soundtracking a climactic scene in a romcom very soon.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Various
The Sound of Arvo Part

This new Arvo Pärt disc on Warner Classics is presented in a slightly new-age kind of way (the press release uses the phrase “sonic detox”), but don’t let that put you off. Pärt is a composer of rich and excellent music: this disc features pieces like ‘Fratres’ and ‘Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten’, which have a whole lot more to them than wooly good vibes.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Michael Vincent Waller
Moments

Unseen Worlds (Leo Svirsky, Laurie Spiegel) present the third LP from NYC-based composer Michael Vincent Waller. Composed for piano and vibraphone, Moments is a lengthy set of contemporary classical pieces that takes in by turns the tranquility of Erik Satie, the momentum of Steve Reich and the avant-melodiousness of Peter Zummo.

James McVinnie / Tom Jenkinson
All Night Chroma

Composed by Tom Jenkinson of Squarepusher fame and performed by renowned organist James McVinnie, All Night Chroma came about after a commission from No-Nation with PRSF for Music. The songs debuted as ‘The Secret Life of Organs’ in 2016 with a short live run, and the material has now been re-arranged for a studio release on Warp Records. 

Ludovico Einaudi
Le Onde

Le Onde is the fourth album by Italian pianist and composer Ludivico Einaudi. It is inspired by the Virginia Wolfe novel, The Waves, which is precisely what the title translates to. Einaudi’s music has been sampled by Professor Green, remixed by Mogwai and used as walk on music by Nicki Minaj. Godfather of punk, Iggy Pop, counts himself among his fans. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Ludovico Einaudi
I Giorni

I Giorni is the sixth album, originally released in 2002, by Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi. The title translates as 'The Days'. The title track has been used on TV adverts and to soundtrack TV programmes, as well as receiving Radio 1 airplay. This helped the track to break into the Top 40. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Max Richter
Voyager - Essential Max Richter

Voyager - Essential Max Richter is a career-spanning retrospective by the German-born composer. Not only is this the essential stuff from Richter’s impressive career so far, but it’s pretty essential for any record collection too. It includes excerpts from his reworking of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons along with scores from TV and film soundtracks such as The Leftovers, The Blue Notebooks and Mary Queen of Scots. A good place to start discovering Max Richter.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Iris

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, the top-tier collaboration of Adam Wiltzie (Stars Of The Lid) and Dustin O’Halloran, continue to make deeply inspiring music together. In this case, they have made music to soundtrack Jalil Lespert’s film Iris, deploying electronics and a large string orchestra to realise their grand visions. CD and vinyl (black or clear) editions on Erased Tapes.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

John Ghost
Airships Are Organisms

Are they? Are they now. I thought they were flaming death traps. Anyway John Ghost is a collective not a man and come from the Belgian town of Ghent. They make exploratory jazz-influenced stuff that takes on board influences from minimal music and neo-classical. All the way through this description I've been thinking about the band Jaga Jazzist and there it is in the press release... they are comparable to Jaga Jazzist.  

Max Richter
The Blue Notebooks - 15 Years (Record Store Day Edition)

The Blue Notebooks is Max Richter’s Iraq war protest album. He began writing the album in 2003 when tensions were rising - and boiling over - in the country. Along with Richter’s beautiful compositions, the album features passages from Franz Kafka’s Blue Octavo Notebooks and Polish writer Czeslaw Milosz’s Hymn Of The Pearl and Unattainable Earth read by actor Tilda Swinton. Limited edition blue coloured vinyl 2LP on Deutsche Grammophon. Comes in a stickered PVC sleeve - note the stickering may look torn or cut - this is intentional as each copy is unique.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

John Williams & Anne-Sophie Mutter
Across The Stars

Royalty of film soundtracks John Williams joins forces with esteemed German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in this brand spanking new arrangement of 'Across The Stars'. The double LP features a plethora of goosebump-raising sounds, from such iconic blockbusters as 'Star Wars: Return of The Jedi' and 'Harry Potter and The Philospher's Stone'.
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
  • Soundtracks

Toby Wiltshire
Surfacing

Lovely set of widescreen ambiences - some sad, some happy - from Leeds-based composer Toby Wiltshire here. Surfacing lilts along very nicely indeed, the synthetic textures bobbing like buoys in a bay at dusk. Some of the sounds here might be the heavily-manipulated tones of Wiltshire’s beloved saxophone, though we’re not sure on that one. Try Loscil for a related artist.

Serj Tankian
Elect The Dead Symphony

System Of A Down frontman, Serj Tankian, released his second solo album, Elect The Dead, in 2007. A couple of years later, a vision he had for the album came to pass as he performed it live with an orchestra, thus melding the worlds of classical and rock with an inextricable bond. Elect The Dead Symphony was recorded with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. It is now available on vinyl for the first time.
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Manu Delgado
Circadian

Arriving quickly after his short-film and soundtrack project Parasol Peak, Canadian composer Manu Delgado returns with another regular studio project. Circadian focuses on the human sleep cycle and was inspired by Delgado’s experiences on exhaustive global tours, rendered by his trusty handpan. 
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Wayne McGregor
Collaboration

Choreographer Wayne McGregor has commissioned new material from plenty of big musicians down the years - Jlin, Jon Hopkins and Ben Frost are just three of the artists who’ve made work for McGregor. On Collaboration we see McGregor sifting through a quarter-century of music to showcase some of his personal favourites. There are a few new recordings among the tracklist too.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Kronos Quartet
Terry Riley: Sun Rings

'Sun Rings' is a piece by Terry Riley which was performed by Kronos Quartet and.... space? On their travels Voyagers 1 and 2 record a number of unearthly (literally) sounds, which inspired Riley to compose this piece for strings and a choir. The message driving it is one of unity, captured by the track title 'One Earth, One People, One Love'.
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD