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Micachu & The Shapes / London Sinfonietta
Chopped and Screwed


  • Vinyl LP (RTRADLP612)
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Anne Dudley
Plays Art Of Noise

Composer Anne Dudley was actually in the Art of Noise the unique 80s group helmed by Trevor Horn and Paul Morley. Now she plays the Art of Noise but the press release doesn't make clear if these are re-interpretations of Art of Noise track or are new things inspired by the band. I guess we'll find out eventually. 
  • Vinyl LP (6749722)
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  • CD (6751940)
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Steve Reich
Pulse / Quartet

Steve Reich’s office has a huge portrait of Steve Reich looking down benevolently on Steve Reich. Which is kind of like a Steve Reich piece, feeding off itself in a continuous loop. Where Quartet is full of energy and all over the place harmonically, Pulses is a more quiet work - especially for Reich standards. The end-result entrancingly oscillates between two poles - as we've come to expect from the minimal music mastermind.
  • Vinyl LP (0075597932454)
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  • CD (0075597932430)

Jean-Michel Blais
Dans Ma Main

"Hey ma main!” “Wassup ma main!” “How’re things with you ma main?” “Good thanks ma main and yourself?” “Yeah I’m cool ma main. Say ma main, what are you doing tonight ma main?” “No plans ma main. What did you have in mind ma main?” “Was thinking of going to the discotheque for a little Dans Ma Main, care to join?” “Nice! Who’s playing ma main?” “Jean-Michel Blais ma main.” “Never heard of him ma main, what’s his deal?” “He’s a Canadian composer who has just released his new LP on Arts & Crafts ma main. Kind of Nils Frahm/Max Richter-sounding stuff ma main, you know piano and synthesisers.” “Doesn’t sound like you can really Dans to it ma main?” “Not really ma main, no.” “Then how come he’s playing at the discotheque ma main?” “I dunno ma main, I don’t do the bookings. Anyway what do you say ma main?” “Fair enough ma main, I’ll see you later ma main.” “Ma main!”
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Stefano Guzzetti
Short Stories. Piano Book Volume Two.

Stefano Guzzetti follows on from where he left off with Volume One of his Piano Book series, a set of simply stated solo piano pieces, recorded in the intimate inner space of home. These so-called ‘short stories’ do indeed feel like sparsely sketched-out little narratives, ready to probe late night thought, or just induce a calmer state. CD release from Home Normal.
  • CD (HOMEN105)

Sapropelic Pycnic
See Sun Think Shadow

Sapropelic Pycnic is the solo project of Kathleen Baird of Spires That In The Sunset Rise, and this debut release is quite a disc. See Sun Think Shadow is a suite of solo piano improvisations that reveal an impressive mastery of the instrument. Not stately and neoclassical but minimal, jumpy and fresh. Yellow vinyl on Perfect Wave.
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Adam Stafford
Fire Behind The Curtain

Toad Records front this new record from the impressive Adam Stafford. Stafford claims influence from American minimalist composers as well as the likes of Meredith Monk and Michael Gordon for Fire Behind The Curtain. They come through on expertly crafted numbers such as ‘Zero Disruption’, a piece that fuses the arrangements of Sufjan Stevens, the sensibilities of Richard Dawson and guitar work similar to Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.
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Oliver Coates
Another Fantasy

This is one of those strange and hypnotic experimental techno records that played at a low volume can be plain annoying but banged right up is a genuinely sublime trip. Built around a ripping, relentless ascending cello loop, 'Another Fantasy' is a radical re-fit built around Bryce Hackford's track of the same title . Part shuffling deep house groove with a submerged industrial flex and grind; part Riley/Reich-style classical minimalism and part stoned train journey through some beautiful mountain range: this side long epic is a blinding and original slice of contemporary dancefloor intelligence. The reciprocated mixes on the flip from that there man Bryce take on such styles as lovely Polygon Window-esque ambient morphosis w/ a sweet mid-paced kick and some exploratory deep low-end theory finishing with the ethereal dream-shimmer of his take on 'Another Day'. This will be in many a DJs bag by the end of the year, surely? 3 tracks - Another Fantasy / The Clouds Flew Round With The Clouds (Bryce Hackford Remix) / Another Day (Bryce Hackford Remix)
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Pieter Nooten
Stem

Fourth album from Dutch ambient neo-classicist Pieter Nooten. Made in collaboration with Stephen W Tayler (who has worked with the likes of Kate Bush and Underworld) this is Nooten's most intriguing work in three decades. Subtle but still incredibly moving, Stem's 60 minutes are well earned. 
  • Vinyl LP (RGIRL115LP)
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Stimming
Die Luft, der Garten und das Meer

Having released on labels like Pampa and Diynamic in the past few years, German head Stimming debuts on Ki Records with this EP. Die Luft, der Garten und das Meer contains three tracks of nicely-weighted deep house which bear some similarity to the music of another Hamburg house name in Smallville Records. That said, there is a touch more bite to the grooves here than one gets from the likes of Moomin.
  • Vinyl 12" (KILP14)
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Oliver Coates
John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Sky


  • Vinyl LP (RVNGNL48LP)
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Jeremy Enigk
The Return Of The Frog Queen

Really really great album. This was Jeremy Enigk's first solo album away from Sunny Day Real Estate and it's a totally different kettle of kippers. This is wonderful baroque orchestral-pop with strings and all sorts putting me in mind of Cardinal and Richard Davies. This re-issue comes with the remastered original album plus bonus digital stuff.
  • Vinyl LP (SP1208)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (SPCD1208)

Luke Howard
Open Heart Story

An LP that thinks an awful lot of itself from Australian composer Luke Howard here. Open Heart Story is one of those ‘contemporary classical’ records that is basically just Adele without singing and drums. Titles like ‘In Metaphor, Solace’, ‘Elysian Fields’ and ‘I Still Dream About You, Sometimes But Not Always’ wear their open heart on their sleeve. Howard has been nominated for an Australian Music Prize, which either says something about Australian music or this blurb writer.
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Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra
LAGEOS

Following the single release of ‘Audio Track 5’ last September, Ninja Tune now offer up an entire LP of Darren “Actress” Cunningham’s collaboration with London Contemporary Orchestra, which first performed at the Barbican in 2016 (helpfully, ‘Audio Track 5’ is track 8 here). The daunting task of adopting an entire suite of new acoustic instruments into his mucky toolset seems to have led Actress to clean up his sound a fair whack, immediately putting his signature sound at risk. Still, what comes out is a lovely texture.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ZEN251)
  • CD (ZENCD251)

glacis
The World Is A Little Lonelier Without You

Originally only available as a CD via Facture Records, this moving LP from Euan Alexander Millar-McMeeken aka glacis has been put to wax off the back of a Kickstarter campaign. Conceived as a tribute to the artist’s father who passed away in 2011, Hamilton works alongside friend Ed Hamilton to create these mournful pieces. Millar-McMeeken’s piano is augmented by grainy ambiences and spectral plumes of reverb to create something reminiscent of Ryuichi Sakamoto, or a more private take on the glacial post-rock of Explosions In The Sky.
  • Vinyl LP

Harry Partch
The World Of Harry Partch

Originally released in 1969 as part of Columbia’s Masterworks series, this album contains three pieces by one of the most idiosyncratic composers of the 20th century. Partch’s percussive, microtonal compositions, utilising outlandish custom-built instruments, display the influence of gamelan and Noh theatre. However this is very much American music, and the recitations of Barstow movingly captures the hobo lifestyle Partch sometimes experienced. The impact of this work is apparent in records by The Residents and Tom Waits, but still sounds unique and delightfully strange today.
  • Vinyl LP (ETH7207HLP)

Luton
Black Box Animals

Lost Tribe Sound had better not rename themselves William Ryan Fritch Records after all - things are getting diverse again. Here Italian duo Luton slip out a little 200-copy run of their brooding new album Black Box Animals. It combines various orchestral arrangements with electric guitar, piano, electronics and other stuff. The effect is a moody series of fragmented classical and ambient phrases in a slow dance.
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From the Mouth of the Sun
Sleep Stations

Leftover stuff from the Hymn Binding and Menashe sessions is what we have here, showing a fuller and heavier sound than was appropriate for Menashe especially. Yes, it’s From the Mouth of the Sun, known individually on Earth as indefatigable drone cellist Aaron Martin and fizzy drone laptopist Dag Rosenqvist. If sullen synths and very emotional cello vibrato are your jam, you’re in the right place. But be quick - a hundred copies only.
  • Tape
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James Heather
Stories From Far Away On Piano

If you like the ‘post-classical’ ivory-tinkling of your Nils Frahms, your Max Richters and your Olafur Arnaldses, then this one’s for you. James Heather might have spent more than a decade working at Ninja Tune - this comes out via rebooted NT sub-label Ahead Of Our Time - but this LP is more the kind of thing you’d find crop up on Village Green or Erased Tapes. Nine pretty piano ditties to sink into here.
  • Vinyl LP (AHED019)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Steve Reich / Terry Riley
Six Pianos / Keyboard Study #1

Six Pianos is a Steve Reich piece for, uh, six pianos, originally composed in the 70’s. Presented here is a brand new 2016 version produced by overlaying six pianist’s separate recordings, with personnel including Hauschka and two members of Brandt Brauer Frick. Supporting the piece is Terry Riley’s keyboard Study #1. Out on the Film label.
  • Vinyl LP (FILMLP002)

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)

Theo Alexander
Broken Access

Pianist and tape loop aficionado Theo Alexander offers up a full-length of carefully constructed pieces for Luau Records. Loops of macro-recorded piano build up, hammers flickering away pleasantly and tape hiss’d background noise leaking in, to create mixtures of phrases. Suitable for rainy afternoons, lonesome evenings, city romances and films about such things.
  • CD (LUAU026CD)
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London Chamber Orchestra and Christopher Warren-Green
Minimalist: Adams / Glass / Reich

This LP on Warner Classics brings together the big names of listener-friendly minimalism: Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams. Plenty of interlocking patterns and bright, clean pulses to be enjoyed here. We have ‘Eight Lines’ by Reich, ‘Facades’ by Glass, and John Adams’ ‘Shaker Loops’.
  • Vinyl LP (0825646043781)

Efterklang with Copenhagen Phil
The Piramida Concert


  • Vinyl Double LP (CAD3316)
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  • 4AD

Jóhann Jóhannsson
IBM 1401, A User's Manual


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  • 4AD

Jóhann Jóhannsson & BJ Nilsen
I Am Here

Interesting to see Touch stalwart BJ Nilsen turning up on the soundtracks to films that star Kim Basinger. This is the LP release of I Am Here’s original score, in which Nilsen works alongside Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (and wonderful cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir). Expect beautiful melodies and beautiful abstract textures in equal measure.
  • Vinyl LP (ASH111)
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Thomas Andrew Doyle
Incineration Ceremony


  • Vinyl LP (SP1249)
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Various
Commune


  • Vinyl 12" (VGLP049)
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Goldmund
Occasus

Goldmund’s oft-copied piano-ambient sound is rarely rendered as purely or as cleanly by his many imitators. Occasus is another LP from the Pennsylvania composer that demonstrates his composition prowess and clarity of vision. Similarly to Hauschka and Ryuichi Sakamoto, this is light and beautiful music.
  • Vinyl LP (WV169LPC1)
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  • Vinyl LP (WV169LP)
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Oly Ralfe
Notes From Another Sea

Excitingly, Oly Ralfe has taken some time away from Ralfe Band to launch his debut solo LP -- entitled Notes From Another Sea -- for Ghost Ship records. Expect an instrumental piano album featuring pleasingly, harmoniously undulating piano lines to echo the shapes of the waves and tides of the ocean. Ralfe is also an accomplished visual artist and filmmaker. Talented chap.
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  • CD (GSR003CD)
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Jacaszek & Kwartludium
Catalogue des Arbres


  • Vinyl LP (GRAM1501)
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Joana Gama | Luís Fernandes
The Still Point Of The Turning World

Gorgeous, deeply atmospheric minimalist-inspired work from Orquestra de Guimarães composed and directed by Joana Gama and Luís Fernandes with arrangements from José Alberto Gomes. This outstanding modern composition was commissioned by Câmara Municipal de Guimarães and A Oficina / Westway Lab Festival in 2017 and has been mixed and produced by Room40 label head Lawrence English.
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John Matthias & Jay Auborn
Pretoria Remixed

John Matthias (Derailer) joined forces with composer Jay Auborn to release Race To Zero through Village Green records in 2017, mixing modern classical with heavy electronic production. Here they bring Bristolian producer CUTS, Will Young’s (not that one) Moon Gangs project, and former Mogwai guitarist John Cummings in to remix the track Pretoria. Turning this cinematic piece in two very different interpretations.
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Hauschka
Ferndorf


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Echo Collective
Echo Collective Plays Amnesiac

Brussels-based Echo Collective have worked with the likes of Dustin O’ Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson, and are keen on bridging the gap between classical and non-classical. Here, they undertake this task by applying their beautiful orchestral instrumentation to Radiohead’s Amnesiac. On 7K!.
  • Vinyl Double LP (7K8LP)
  • CD (7K8CD)
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  • 7K!
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Mario Batkovic
Mario Batkovic

Mario Batkovic does for the accordion something like what Colin Stetson does for the saxophone: he opens everyone’s favourite wheezy-bag instrument up to new sonic possibilities. Solo statement Mario Batkovic uses extended techniques and minimalist structures to create a really captivating of accordion compositions. CD / double LP release on Invada.
  • Vinyl Double LP (INV165LP)
  • CD (INV165CD)

Hauschka
Foreign Landscapes


  • Vinyl LP (LP1312)

Olafur Arnalds
Found Songs


  • Vinyl 10" (ERATP017EP)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Jessica Curry
Dear Esther (Original Game Soundtrack)

This is the first ever pressing of Jessica Curry's soundtrack to genre defining video game Dear Esther released to coincide with it's 5th anniversary. Dear Esther is an award winning first person exploration game with a stunning specially commissioned soundtrack by Curry.   The vinyl comes with a free Steam key that enables the you to download the game for free. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BSRW12)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (BSR12)
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  • CD (BSRCD12)
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  • Soundtracks

Carlos Cipa & Sophia Jani
Relive

Featuring two original piano compositions for four hands, Relive is a gentle yet dramatic, spectacular yet subdued, piano composition. That’s a lot of adjectives, but Carlos Cipa and Sophia Jani have created a two pieces of piano music that draw the listener in, know when to stop for silence, and repeat the right phrases at the right time. A modern classic among modern classical music.
  • Vinyl LP (DEN192LP)
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Nils Frahm
All Melody

Master of the aching, delicate phrase, and enrapturing melodious pulse, Nils Frahm is back with an album of wide instrumental scope. Born out of his newly constructed studio, this work represents a fresh approach, a glorious attempt to depict the mysterious and inherently beautiful music one hears from within.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ERATP106LP)
  • CD (ERATP106CD)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Erasure
World Beyond

The legendary synth pop duo had their seventeenth album released last year on Mute. This surprising and intriguing set of reinterpretations features a Belgian ensemble linked to several modern classical outfits and composers. What you get is Erasure's classic ethereal dance-pop done up in graceful orchestral timbres. Lovely.
  • Vinyl LP (STUMM425)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (CDSTUMM425)

Nightports with Matthew Bourne
Nightports with Matthew Bourne

Here we see the celebrated Matthew Bourne taking up the challenge of Adam Martin and Mark Slater’s Nightports project. Starting with sounds generated by Bourne’s piano/prepared piano playing, the base materials are then manipulated into winding corridors of composition reminiscent of Nils Frahm, Max Richter and the recent collaborative record between Brian Eno and Tom Rogerson, Finding Shore.
  • Vinyl LP (BAY108V)
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  • CD (BAY108CD)
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Lionlimb
Tape Recorder

Who are Lionlimb? Well, they are Stewart Bronaugh (from the band of Angel Olsen) and Joshua Jaeger. The title of their second album Tape Recorder does not refer to recording techniques so much as a powerful childhood experience involving a friend in a coma, an experience that highlighted the power and purpose of songwriting and musical performance. Tape Recorder is out on the Bayonet label.
  • Vinyl LP (BR015LP)
  • CD (BR015CD)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

MMMD
Andromache

Leading chamber droners MMMD follow up their monolithic, triple 10" from the year gone with a tape in homage to and mourning a good friend. All recorded from within an apartment, it's a rework of the duo's old material, this time coming in a different but just as sparse set up: piano and sine waves mark this sorta-remix release.
  • Tape (afro 2076)
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MONO
Hymn To The Immortal Wind


  • Vinyl Double LP (TRR148LP)

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Landfall

Substantial collaboration between musician and spoken word storyteller Laurie Anderson and San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet. Landfall, a multimedia project inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, blends skillful instrumentation with her powerful spoken word descriptions of the storm. On Nonesuch.
  • Vinyl LP (0075597933901)
  • CD (0075597933895)

Adrian Lim-Klumpes
Yield (Preludes & Fugues for Piano)

Adrian Lim-Klumpes has plied his pianist’s trade at the helm of bands including Tangents and 3ofmillions, generally working in a jazz-informed milieu. But, as solo album Yield’s sub-heading Preludes & Fugues for Piano suggests, this is a more classically informed release, presenting crystal-clear ideas that stand and breath in the sound-space. On Off Records.
  • CD (OCD036)
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Niklas Paschburg
Oceanic


  • Vinyl LP (7K3LP)
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  • 7K!

Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney
Reverse Tree

Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang bring in several of their many frequent collaborators to contribute to their new album Reverse Tree. These include heavyweights like Ilan Volkov and Hildur Gu∂nadóttir, plus the omnipresent Oren Ambarchi. Two side-long suites of hard-to-pin-down sounds, layering up delicately ornate atmosphere. LP release on Black Truffle.
  • Vinyl LP (BF025LP)

Jherek Bischoff
Cistern

Fresh from performing 'Black Star' with pals at the recent Bowie tribute thing in New York, composer Jherek Bischoff has clambered into an empty two million gallon water vat in Washington state in order to improvise the pieces that have become 'Cistern'. While there he reflected on growing up on a sailing boat (none of these people have normal childhoods do they?) Anyway the result is this stellar album of orchestral innovation.   
  • Vinyl LP (BAY99V)
  • Limited edition
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Max Richter
Hostiles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

You sure can count on Max Richter to deliver works of sweeping cinematic power, and so it's no surprise that he has increasingly been composing music for actual cinema. Hostiles, a film set in the violent Wild West of the late 1800’s, gets a big dramatic blockbuster score that alternates between lush orchestrals and tense percussives.
  • Vinyl Double LP (94799997)
  • CD (4799865)
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  • Soundtracks

Angele David-Guillou
En Mouvement

Angele David-Guillou is a French composer who has previously worked under the name Klima and as part of Piano Magic. This is her second album under her birth name and is an album of modern composition that references the music of Moondog and Philip Glass taking this listener on a creative musical journey. 
  • CD (VGCD017)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Esmerine
Mechanics Of Dominion

Esmerine are one of the finest of the several acts that have grown out of the peripheries of godspeed you! black emperor. New album Mechanics Of Dominion is a diverse collection, with marimbas, amplified music boxes and horns all appearing in both brand new recordings and unheard material restored from the archives. Released by Constellations in CD and lovely LP-with-art-prints editions.
  • Vinyl LP (CST128LP)
  • CD (CST128)

Yair Elazar Glotman
Études

Yair Elazar Glotman learned to play contrabass the way that classical music demands: practice toward an intuitive understanding of performance. As always, though, his work is critical of what we're taught to remember music as being, and Études is an aggressive exploration of his instrument free of its pre-established role. Études is the material sound of an instrument as well as the sounds it makes. 
  • Vinyl LP (SUB013)

Various
Erased Tapes Collection VIII

Robert Raths' London-based institution Erased Tapes marks a decade of bringing us great -- sometimes avant-garde -- music, with their Collection VIII. They've said the transparent vinyl double-LP set is 'highly limited'. Many notable favourites: Winged Victory, Rival Consoles, Daniel Brandt, Penguin Cafe, Ben Lukas... plus a previously unreleased Ryan Davis remix of Arnalds & Frahm, and an exclusive edit of Woodkid & Frahm’s score for Ellis, spoken words by Robert De Niro. Wowzers.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ERATP080LP)
  • Limited edition

Francis MacDonald
Hamilton Mausoleum Suite

Teenage Fanclub drummer, Francis McDonald has strayed into very different territory here. Wearing his songwriter/composer hat, he has composed, arranged and produced a piece of chamber music inspired by the Hamilton Mausoleum. The Hamilton Mausoleum Suite was also recorded in the historic building that stands proudly on the edge of Strathclyde Park in Lanarkshire and features musicians from The Scottish Festival Orchestra.
  • Vinyl LP (TRLP18001)
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  • TR7
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Lori Goldston
Music for Etudes N°11 Runway Show

Lori Goldston is perhaps the premier cellist in America’s alternative rock scene, having played with Nirvana, David Byrne, and as a core member of Earth for a good stretch. Music for Etudes N°11 Runway Show is, however, a solo record, also eschewing the use of distortion pedals and the like for a pure expression of Goldston’s cello power. 12” released, bizarrely enough, on Ed Banger Records.
  • Vinyl 12" (ED098)
  • Limited edition
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

L. Pierre
1948-

L.Pierre, who we can reveal is in fact Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat, is releasing a very interesting new project here. 1948- is made entirely from samples of the first ever 33 ⅓ 12” record, a 1948 recording of a Mendelssohn concerto. What’s more, it is presented as ‘naked’ vinyl, e.g. utterly sleeveless, in the hope that you’ll let your copy pick up interesting new scratches. Nice one! Vinyl only release on Melodic.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO110)
  • Limited edition

Philip Glass
Heroes Symphony

Based on one of David Bowie’s most avant-garde, experimental albums ‘Heroes’, the album ‘Heroes Symphony’ (aka ‘Symphony #4 “Heroes”’) was produced by American composer Philip Glass in 1996. Comprising a rich orchestra of string and wind instruments, Glass approaches the material from the opposite end of the spectrum to Bowie and Eno’s minimalistic original.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVCL015)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Olafur Arnalds
Eulogy For Evolution 2017

Now very famous indeed composer Olafur Arnalds has gone back to his roots and reworked this his debut release with the help of friend Nils Frahm who took charge of the remastering. Seeing as though the original album transported the listener from birth to death we wonder if there's anything else that can be squeezed out here. Whatever it's a chance to revisit Arnalds at the beginning of his career arc.  
  • Vinyl LP (ERATP101LP)
  • CD (ERATP101CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Mario Diaz De Leon
Sanctuary

Mario Diaz de Leon presents his classical composition side with this recording of the single album-length piece Sanctuary, recorded with TAK Ensemble. As well as Mario’s synthesiser, the piece is built out of marimba bass clarinet, flute, violin and some high-reaching soprano vocals. Remarkable, fully-developed work. On Denovali.
  • Vinyl LP (DEN284LP)
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  • CD (DEN284CD)

Matt Dunkley
Cycles 7-16

Matt Dunkley's continuation of orchestral works sees the modern composer utilise a variety of styles, at times verging on the grandiose, always retaining a filmic drama. Fans of Max Richter will be pleased to notice a yearning melancholy, the slow fluttering strings of 'Cycle 11' being a good case in point.
  • Vinyl LP (VGLP033)
  • CD (VGCD033)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Michel Banabila
Early Works : Things Popping Up From The Past

Michel Banabila is a busy musician, contributing to theatrical plays, documentaries and all sorts over the years. It can be hard to keep track of such an artist, which makes Early Works: Things Popping Up From The Past a valuable release. True to the title, it picks up an array of tasty, subtle and hard-to-find material from the 1980’s. Out on Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB227LP)

Sweeney
Middle Ages

Australian artist Jason Sweeney comes through with a gorgeous LP for Sound In Silence. Taking piano and voice as his starting point, Sweeney uses both organic and electronic instrumentation across Middle Ages to grow his torch songs into beautiful things that feel at once both widescreen and intimate. There’s plenty of Scott Walker and turn-of-the-century David Byrne to the likes of ‘Oh Goddess’.
  • CD
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Sylvain Chauveau & Chant 1450 Renaissance Ensemble
Echoes of Harmony - Early Music Reworked

Tireless, archive-fevered Belgian juggernauts Sub Rosa are up to their neat old tricks again. This time, seldom-heard Spanish Renaissance works of the manuscripts of Cancionero de Colombina and Cancionero de Palacio are reinterpreted by minimalist electronic heavyweight Sylvain Chauveau and Chant 1450 Renaissance Ensemble. Direction, curation, additional sound design and mixing come courtesy of Swiss tenor Daniel Manhart. The digipak includes a 12-page booklet.
  • CD (SR447)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Apparat Organ Quartet
Polyfonia


  • Vinyl LP (FROG0841)

Ryuichi Sakamoto
async

‘async’ is the latest album by Ryuichi Sakamoto. This release shows us how far he has come and how far he is willing to go to break the boundaries of different sounds and textures. A fifteen-track masterpiece that brings together classical, neo-classical and orchestral music. Available on Vinyl Double LP and CD.
  • CD (3299039990223)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Luke Howard
Sun, Cloud

Sun, Cloud has previously only been made available in Australia, but no more! Now us UK folks can enjoy Luke Howard’s music for ourselves. Piano is firmly at the centre of these compositions, spinning delicate neo-classical melodies into the air, where strings, electronics and field recordings mingle and add texture. Sun, Cloud is luscious stuff really. Released on vinyl by Mercury KX.
  • Vinyl LP (4816385)

The One Ensemble
Saint Seven

The One Ensemble created Saint Seven to be played ‘in the round’. Folk and chamber music are combined with experimental and improvised passages. The musicians sing, play cello, guitar, bass clarinet, accordion, drums and percussion creating a piece of music that is austere at times but then will explode into a full-on dramatic power.
  • Vinyl LP
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Those Who Walk Away
The Infected Mass

Those Who Walk Away is a contemporary music project helmed by composer Matthew Patton, also incorporating members of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. New piece The Infected Mass mixes classical instrumentation with sinister drones and, remarkably, recordings from the black boxes of aircraft in distress, which certainly makes this a powerful listen. Released by Constellation.
  • Vinyl LP (CST122LP)

Jozef Van Wissem
Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

Jozef Van Wissem, with his customised lute, can always be relied upon to deliver a gothically romantic atmosphere with his compositions, and Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back (with track titles that include ‘The Empty Cup Of Suffering’ and ‘Out Bones Lie Scattered Before The Pit’) fully delivers. More premium dark lute musings from Van Wissem, on Consouling Sounds.
  • Vinyl LP (SOUL0098LP)
  • CD (SOUL0098)

Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet
Ladilikan

Kronos Quartet are leaders in modern classical and their drive to collaborate and experiment is probably the main reason why. After their works with the likes of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Clint Mansell it’s more about finding more artists to collaborate with. Bring in Trio Da Kali some of the finest traditional musicians from Mali and you’ve got a recipe for incredible rich diversity.
  • Vinyl LP (WCV093)
  • CD (WCD093)

Poppy Ackroyd
Resolve

Poppy Aykroyd continues to enhance our lives with her take on modern classical music. With a hypnotic persistence reminiscent of Nils Frahm, Philip Glass, and Hauschka, her compositions on Resolve will engulf you in spiralling patterns of piano, glitchy electronics, and whatever else she could find in the orchestra pit. And just to be absolutely positive: if you're expecting a Blues Brothers spin-off solo project, you will be disappointed.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TPLP1430)
  • CD (TPLP1430CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Thomas de Hartmann
The Music of Gurdjieff / de Hartmann

Thomas de Hartmann, a Russian composer, collaborated in the 1920’s with G. I. Gurdijieff, a spiritual teacher who travelled for two decades, composing music. de Hartmann transcribed and performed this music, which is now being released in full for the first time in over thirty years: five vinyl LPs worth of remarkable material, packaged in handsome box with a booklet and a download card. On Light In The Attic.
  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (LITA158LP)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Michael Begg | Mélenchon Brève
One True Vine

The massive creaks and drones of TITAN: A Crane is a Bridge have barely finished reverberating, but Michael Begg’s back with another full-length for Omnempathy, this time in collaboration with someone or something named Mélenchon Brevé. On One True Vine, The gradual and contemplative style of Bregg’s (sometimes dark-)ambient music meets devotional themes, resulting in a lonesome, rather spiritually-charged melancholy.
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Chilly Gonzales
Chambers

‘Chambers’ is the highly anticipated follow up to ‘Solo Piano II’ by Canadian electro pianist/composer Chilly Gonzales. The pioneering veteran has composed the album for piano and string quartet as a modern re-imagining of traditional, romantic era chamber music inspired by an evolving relationship with Hamburg's Kaiser Quartet that has a distinctively compulsive pop sound that coexists alongside Gonzales’s characteristically avant garde attitude.
  • Vinyl LP (GENTLE18V)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
Life Story Love And Glory

Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm are pretty much the dream team if you are a fan of the Erased Tapes aesthetic. Life Story Love And Glory is a 7” containing some casually improvised piano duets, inventive and intimate. The vinyl is exclusive to record stores like ourselves, and may hint towards further future work...
  • Vinyl 7" (ERATP073SP)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Hior Chronik
Out Of The Dust

Trying to put your finger on what musical style this is, is like trying to remember what you had for your dinner 3 years ago on the 12th Tuesday of that year. Some describe is a 'neo-classical' others go with 'ambient-indie-neoclassical-drone-music'. Either way, it's one of those that you have to hear for yourself to truly be able to put your finger on what you think it is. Out Of The Dust is the brilliant record from Hior Chronik and is available on vinyl LP and CD and released on !K7. 
  • Vinyl LP (7K4LP)
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  • CD (7K4CD)

Björk
Vulnicura Strings (The Acoustic Version: Strings, Voice and Viola Organista Only)

Bjork is really treating her fans with this album round: following on from the marvellous original and the recent remix series, we now have a version of Vulcinara that strips everything back to just vocals and strings, with several new parts being recorded especially. Naturally the results are gorgeous. On One Little Indian.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TPLP1317)

James Green
Donkey Jukebox

Donkey Jukebox started life as an art installation by James Green in a Yorkshire pub. Green created pieces of music by looping phrases he played on a French lap organ and weaving them into nonrepeating linear soundscapes. Artist and musician Green is hardly prolific as a solo artist, this being only his second album in 13 years, but in that time he has also formed The Big Eyes Family Players and collaborated with Alasdair Roberts.
  • Vinyl LP
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  • Limited edition

Robert Haigh
Creatures of The Deep

Robert Haigh has dabbled in quite a few different styles and sounds over the years, from drum & bass to industrial, but here on Creatures Of The Deep, he is in a Satie-esque piano mood. These eleven tracks have the delicate melodic miniature feel of Satie’s work, though with electronic ambience also rising to the fore in places. CD from Unseen Worlds.
  • Vinyl LP (UW17LP)
  • CD (UW17)

Lanterns On The Lake
Live With Royal Northern Sinfonia

Documentation of Newcastle’s Lanterns On The Lake performing a remarkable live show with the forty-piece Royal Northern Sinfonia orchestra. Ten of the band’s tracks have been expanded and spun out to incorporate the full scope of the orchestra’s power, offering we listeners grander versions of the material. Double LP release from Bella Union.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BELLA622V)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Peter Broderick
All Together Again

Docile post-folk ambienteer Peter Broderick strings together a decade’s worth of private commissions for this 2LP collection on Erased Tapes. Young Pete has admirers in all corners; there’s even an honest-to-god fashion runway piece. While the tracks comprising All Together Again are unrelated, their instrumental composition and style are consistent enough to be of interest even to cautious fans.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ERATP104LE)
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (ERATP104LP)
  • CD (ERATP104CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Olafur Arnalds
Living Room Songs


  • Vinyl 10" (ERATP037EP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Martyn Heyne
Electric Intervals

Martyn Heyne presents the first full-length solo album of his career. Electric Intervals shows off Heyne’s assorted musical approaches, from intuitive single-instrument improvisation to classical composition and studio-as-instrument production epics. Electric Intervals is an eclectic listen, but with every track sounding clear and fully-realised. Released by 7K!.
  • Vinyl LP (7K2LP)
  • CD (7K2CD)
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  • 7K!
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

Hammock
Mysterium

Nashville, Tennessee’s Hammock returns. Mysterium is the duo’s eighth and latest album. The record serves as memorial to Clark Kern, son-like figure to Hammock, who died in 2016. An hour-long album of modern classical flavours, contemplative ambient and choral music from the Budapest Art Choir. For fans of Richter and Johannsson. 2LP + CD in gatefold on Hammock Music, insert with art by Pete Schulte.
  • CD (CDHMK015)

Philip Glass
Low Symphony

Philip Glass took three recordings from the sessions of 'Low' -- David Bowie's most famous collaboration with Brian Eno, and his first foray into kraut influenced rock (the first in his Berlin trilogy) -- and turned them into this symphony. The tracks in question are all instrumentals: "Warszawa", "Subterraneans" and "Some Are". It was performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic orchestra.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVCL009)

Sophie Hutchings
Yonder

Australian composer Sophie Hutchings stays with the Preserved label for her fifth full length album Yonder. Easily placed in the shelf with Dustin O'Hallaron, Max Richter and Nils Frahm, Hutchings crafts delicate and solitary pieces that tilt the modern classical genre into ambience and cinematic solemnity.
  • Vinyl LP (HOB 046)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

The Berlin Music Ensemble conducted by Craig Leon
The Film Scores and Original Orchestral Music of George Martin

George Martin is of course best known for his close involvement with those Beatles that everyone likes so much, but the man is too much of a maestro to be limited to just that reputation. This new recording by the Berlin Music Ensemble showcases a range of Martin’s work as a classical composer and arranger, from Live And Let Die to Under Milk Wood, via his own original suites. CD and double LP set on Atlas Realisations.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ARLP008L)
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  • CD (ARCD008)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
  • Soundtracks

Otto Lindholm
Alter

Four track second full length album from Belgium’s Otto Lindholm. Layers of bowed and scraped double bass loops interweave with electronics to create expansive ambient drone that sways softly, yet grippingly, between the light and dark. For fans of Deaf Center, Richard Skelton etc.. Limited LP on Gizeh.
  • Vinyl LP (GZH078LP)

Luke Howard
Sun, Cloud / Night, Cloud

Sun, Cloud has previously only been made available in Australia, but no more! Now UK listeners can also enjoy Luke Howard’s music. Piano is central to these compositions, spinning delicate neo-classical melodies into the air, where strings, electronics and field recordings add texture to the mix. This CD release of Sun, Cloud also comes with Night, Cloud, an extra disc of remixes by various producers.
  • CD (4816382)

Max Richter
Disconnect (Music From The Motion Picture)

More excellent compositional score-work from Max Richter, this time to accompany the 2012 what-if-internet-but-too-much drama film Disconnect. As well as Richter’s punchy original compositions, this OST collection also includes Jayme Ivision’s song Ni Su Nave. CD released by the Milan label.
  • CD (3299039948026)
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  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral
  • Soundtracks

raven
the night is dark, the night is silent, the night is bright, the night is loud

New album from Peter Hollo’s (Fourplay, Tangents) solo project Raven. At it’s heart, is his cello, creating loops, drones and ambiences. Backed up with electronics, sampling and piano Hollo doesn’t so much force two worlds together but molds them to fit seamlessly. Neo classical meets breakbeats, noise and glitches. Think Squarepusher meets Arthur Russell.
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Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
Collaborative Works

Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm are each highly regarded as indie-classical melodic experimentalists, and with good cause. They’ve also been working together for years, and this Collaborative Works set gathers up all their past EPs, along with Trance Frendz, a new set of studio improvisations. Double CD on Erased Tapes.
  • CD (ERATP074CD)
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Penguin Cafe
The Red Book

Arthur Jeffe’s continuation of his father Simon’s legacy as Penguin Café is impressive. The contents of The Red Book are glittering, complex instrumentals, oft led by piano and strings but featuring quite a list of instruments. Lying somewhere between modern classical minimalism and pop, these compositions aren’t too far from post-rock. Fortunately, the tedious, po-faced overstatement common in post-rock is largely absent here.
  • Vinyl LP (DPC104LP)
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  • Limited edition
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  • CD (DPC104)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

William Eggleston
Musik

William Eggleston, now 77, is a regarded photographer, but here is another side to the Memphis man. Eggleston rediscovered a piano in his childhood home, igniting a passion. An '80s fascination with a Korg synth developed; a sequencer enabled him to make and improvise symphonies and Bach-ian organ cantatas. He produced 49 floppy discs  -- 60 hours of music -- from which 13 tracks were culled, hence the making of Musik. LP / CD on Secretly Canadian.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SC346LP)
  • CD (SC346CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

High Plains
Cinderland

Collaborative project between classically trained cellist Mark Bridges and Scott Morgan (probably better known as his solo moniker Loscil or as the drummer and saxophonist for Destroyer). Since working together on an endless generative music app in 2015 a future project was looming, in the form of High Plains, 9 tracks of low level neo-classical pieces blending cello, electronics and field recordings.
  • Vinyl LP (KRANK206LP)
  • CD (KRANK206)

Emika featuring Michaela Šrůmová and the Prague Metropolitan Orchestra
Melanfonie

Emika has experience of both the electronic production world and the symphonic classical tradition, and Melanfonie brings the two together into one huge and dramatic whole. The piece is a full-blown orchestral work, featuring the Prague Metropolitan Orcheatra and a soaringly emotional vocal performance from Michaela Šrůmová. The work is released on CD and vinyl on Emika’s Emika Records.
  • CD (EMKCD03)
  • Vinyl LP (EMKLP03)
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Nils Frahm
Solo

German piano Wunderkind Nils Frahm has finally met a piano to be his equal: the Klavins 370. His newest record, Solo, is recorded on the largest piano in the world. In three days. Taking out his favorite passages of hours and hours of improvisation, Frahm treats us to another peak into the man’s magnificent mind.
  • Vinyl LP (ERATP065LP)
  • CD (ERATP065CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Neo-classical / Classical / Orchestral

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