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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 acco...view item »

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 wit...view item »

Various
Expo 1

A compilation of some of the greatest works from some of the greatest composors in the neo- classical genre. With tracks from Philip Glass, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ludovico Einaudi (CD only) and many more. A showcase ...view item »

Matthew Bourne
Isotach

Jazz pianist Matthew Bourne returns to working on solo piano pieces after his moog focussed Moogmemory and working with Franck Vigroux on reworking Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity. Gorgeous and isolated piano works with sparse cello parts lull you into his world. For fans of ...view item »

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...view item »

Thor & Friends
Thor & Friends

Everyone’s favourite Swan has finally done what people have been long been clamouring for: a grand project of his very own devising. Thor & Friends features the beardy multi-instrumentalist leading pals from A Hawk & A H...view item »

Poppy Ackroyd
Feathers

Poppy hails from the big smoke, lives by the sea in Brighton (this is quite a common occurrence seemingly) and is apparently classically trained. She specialises in piano and violin but this second outing proper sees her expand her palette to incorporate other exciting musical items with the same such keys and twangy, screechy bits. Poppy i...view item »

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 improvisatio...view item »

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...view item »

Charlemagne Palestine
Strumming Music

Essential vinyl reissue of Charlemagne Palestine's seminal 1974 LP 'Strumming Music'. A mesmerising work of classic 20th Century minimalism, that originally appeared on the legendary French Shandar imprint (home to Philip Glass, Sun Ra, La Monte Young, Terry Ri...view item »

Olafur Arnalds
Dyad 1909

'Dyad 1909' is the new release from Icelandic composer Olafar Arnalds which is a contemporary dance score commissioned by British choreographer Wayne McGregor, inspired by Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev. Olafar Arnalds work is unique in so much as he is able to bridge the two worlds of classical composition and contemporary electronica with relative ea...view item »

Max Richter
Nose Dive - Black Mirror

Funny that Charlie Brooker, who started out writing stunningly rude parody TV listings, is now in a position to be commissioning Max Richter to provide soundtracks for his big budget TV series. Well he i...view item »

Brian McBride
The Effective Disconnect (Music Composed for Vanishing of the Bees)

The latest installment of McBride's surprising move from prolific Fulham goal poacher to ambient pioneer extra-ordinaire is this stunning soundtrack to the documentary "Vanishing of the Bees". I joke of course, this Brian McBride has long been known as one half of consistently appealing minimalist beauty-drone merchants Stars of the Lid. There r...view item »

Gareth Sager
88 Tuned Dreams

Gareth Sager, he of The Pop Group and Rip Rig & Panic, recently deployed his classical piano skills with lightning precision at a recording session at Abbey Road, turning out fourtee...view item »

Max Richter
Henry May Long

Max Richter’s score to Randy Sharp’s 19th century drama Henry May Long (2008). Richter’s softly dramatic compositions match a tale of self-discovery and self-destruction. Originally only released digitally through Mute, Deutsche Grammophon have brought it into the physical realm on CD ...view item »

Jherek Bischoff
Scores

Scores is an instrumental version of Jherek Bischoff’s 2012 album Composed. While that record featured a bunch of guests providing vocals, Scores takes it back to just the music, revealing these busy little pieces in their full exquisite detail! Featuring what sounds like a decent-sized string en...view item »

Craig Armstrong
The Space Between Us

Craig Armstrong, masterful orchestrator for Massive Attack on their 'Protection' album. Perhaps surprisingly, the first vinyl -- 2LP -- version of his 1998 debut solo album, The Space Between Us is about to be released by Universal. There are luscious vocals from Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser, and Paul Buchanan of...view item »

Willie Gibson
Vivaldi: Seasons Change

Willie Gibson is an electronic music composer working in the wilds of Cambridgeshire. He spent a year recreating one of the most popular pieces of classical music - Vivaldi's Le Quattro Stagioni - using a modular synthesizer. Gibson transcribed each element of the score into MIDI, built each instrument sound from scratch and recorded the parts t...view item »

From the Mouth of the Sun
Hymn Binding

Aaron Martin (Black Vines, The Cloisters) and Dag Rosenqvist (Jasper TX) have individually had releases on Miasmah, Type and Denovali. Joining forces as From The Mouth Of The Sun they work entirely with acoustic sound sources, from guitars to or...view item »

Colleen
Les Ondes Silencieuses

Colleen is some French artist from France. She has a new album out on 2 formats. One is a long playing 12" size LP format and the other format is a small shiny digital CD. I'm sure it's available on download but that's not really a format now is it? And you'll miss out on the gorgeous sleeve as well.... so you'll really be needing the vinyl for ...view item »

Astrid & Rachel Grimes
Through The Sparkle

Here is an interesting sounding collaboration between French ensemble Astrid and Rachel's founder and pianist Rachel Grimes. Following years of email correspondence the two hooked up in France to collaborate and the result is this an album of miniature symphonies, gentle and cinematic sound...view item »

Penguin Cafe & Cornelius
Umbrella EP

Originally put on a short release in 2015, after completing the new Penguin Cafe album, Erased Tapes have repackaged this EP made with Japanese musician/producer Cornelius for record store day. Featuring two collaborative tracks and each party remixing one of the other’s tracks. Hypnotic blends of world mu...view item »

Joep Beving
Solipsism

Joep Beving composes and performs pieces for piano with a delicacy and a sense of stateliness that puts him right in there with the likes of Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds. Solipsism, his debut, was recorded in the middle of the night for extra depth of feeling: this is neo-classical pia...view item »

Giulio Fagiolini
Dietro a un vetro

Debut full length album from Italian pianist Giulio Fagiolini. Dietro a un Vetro is made up of stunningly up-close and personal piano pieces that direct and affecting. Garnering comparisons to Joe Hisaishi, the composer for Studio Ghibli films, Fagiolini is reinvigorating solo piano pieces with soul. Li...view item »

Enrico Coniglio & Matteo Uggeri
Open To The Sea

Enrico Coniglio and Matteo Uggeri are two composers and sound artists with equal passions for field recording and audio landscapes. Coniglio has worked in groups such as Herion and Lemures with releases on Touch and Silentes, while Uggeri is in Sparkle In Gey. ...view item »

Poppy Ackroyd
Escapement

Denovali always offer a touch of class when it comes to contemporary post-rock/post-metal/neoclassical types and this offering from Poppy Ackroyd is no exception. A composer from London now based in Edinburgh, she has constructed this delightful album using multitracked sounds entirely create...view item »

Siavash Amini
TAR

Containing an ocean-sized depth of emotion and meaning, TAR is Tehran-based producer Siavash Amini's 2017 brainchild. Comprised of four offerings, including the mammoth twelve-minutes-plus tracks 'A Dream's Frozen Reflection' and 'The Dust We Breathe', this is a sophisticated take on mod...view item »

Various
re:works Piano

The second installment in Decca’s Re:Works series, where they bring the old and new worlds together, focuses on the piano. Bring compositions from the likes of Satie,...view item »

Bruno Sanfilippo
Piano Textures 4

Bruno Sanfilippo invites the listener to inhabit the delicate world of his piano playing on this, the fourth edition of the Piano Textures series. His compositions are minimal but highly-melodic, with a production style that leaves his stately chord progressions hanging in shimmering space. Piano Textures indee...view item »

The Greatest Hoax
Expiration Compositions

As The Greatest Hoax, composer Taylor Jordan has set out to write music to be listened to during the process of dying. Though we can’t (yet) tell you how well it works in its intended context, we do know that Expiration Compositions is a rich set of music thoughtful music for piano, strings and am...view item »

Alder & Ash
Psalms for the Sunder

Montreal’s Alder & Ash take a leaf from Colin Stetson’s single instrument becoming a whole band, and takes the stark yet highly emotive soundtrack compositions of Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, adding in influences from noise and doom and a loop pedal. Made entirely...view item »

Alder & Ash
Clutched in the Maw of the World

Look towards Colin Stetson and Warren Ellis and Nick Cave soundtracks, take a cello, loop pedal and an array of effects and travel via noise, post-rock and doom influences. This is where you’ll find Montreal’s Alder & Ash. Minimal yet cacophonous it swings betwee...view item »

Tvarvagen
This river so red

Tvarvagen play richly detailed chamber works in that heavily melancholy neo-classical style rather favoured these last few years. This river so red is in fact especially melancholy, as it takes as a theme the general sense of a post-apocalypse world and wistful / desperate recollections of before. On Hare Tra...view item »

Various Erased Tapes Artists
Erased Tapes Collection V

Lovers of minimal pop and consumer fetishism will no doubt be excited to pay £80 for the five most luxuriously packaged 7”s I think I’ve ever seen. They come in a chunky box debossed with the Erased Tapes logo, and then once you’re in there’s five dinked 7”s in screenpri...view item »

Marihiko Hara & Polar M
Dance

A second album of smooth collaboration from the duo of Marahiko Hara and Polar M. Guitar and keys move softly around each other in a sort of jazz-lounge-folktronica hybrid. The title Dance refers to the artists’ notion that every part of life can be a dance, and also reflects their recent collabor...view item »

Ian William Craig
Slow Vessels

Ian William Craig somewhat returns to his tremendously loved 2016 album Centres with an EP that relocates some of those pieces onto voice, piano and acoustic guitar, with just a few licks of subtle tape manipulation lapping at the edges. Slow Vessels proves that Craig’s songwriting is jus...view item »

Henrik Schwarz
Works Piano

Henrik Schwarz dabbles in many avenues of music, from remixes on Ostgut to mixes on Studio !K7’s DJ kick series to making his own Ableton plugins, now he has set up his own label Between Buttons and is releasing his first solo piano pieces. However there is a twist, mixing modern techniques and technologies in an almost pr...view item »

Last Days
Seafaring

Northumberland based musician Graham Richardson (Last Days/St Kilda) crafts very still contemplative music. Emotionally raw and reflective pieces with acoustic, electronic and found sound elements. Returning to n5MD for his fifth full length Seafaring Richardson turns his focus to the s...view item »

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...view item »

Bérangère Maximin
Frozen Refrains

Bérangére Maximin composes with a brace of midi-controlled electronics, computer-derived patterns, deeply-processed everyday field recordings, loops and fragments and unidentified shimmers. Frozen Refrain is a canny and self-aware piece of electroacoustics that creates its own context. Vinyl release on Atl...view item »

Tom Hobden & Eliot James
Present: Roam

Present: Roam is the first collaboration between Tom Hobden and Eliot James. On hearing the lush orchestral compositions within, you might be surprised to learn that the two’s previous projects include Mumford and Sons and Kaiser Chiefs, but hey, popular music is ...view item »

Various
Behind The Counter With Max Richter

Who wants to sneak inside Max Richter’s world? I’m pretty sure Phil does and he’ll enjoy this compilation of some of Max’s favourite works both recent and distant.  As you can imagine there’s a heavy classical, neo classical tinge to this but it also includes work by Boards o...view item »

Olafur Arnalds
Broadchurch - The Final Chapter

Like Olivia Colman and David Tennant, composer Olafur Arnalds has also returned for the third and final series of Broadchurch, with another suite of emotional minimal musical themes, played with tremendous subtly by both orchestra and smaller ensembles. Broadchurch - The Final Chapt...view item »

Valgeir Sigurdsson
Architecture Of Loss

So this guy has been around the block a bit...did the strings on Feist’s album, worked with Damon Albarn on his Dr Dee folly. This is apparently his third album, I’ve yet to hear...view item »

Valgeir Sigurdsson
Draumalandid

Icelandic producer and composer Valgeir Sigurdsson follows his Ekvilibrium album with another for Bedroom Community in the form of 'Draumalandid' and what a gentle and tender piece of work it is. Delicate melodies are interwoven with cinematic modern classical strings and piano. In many ways it feels like a soundtrack and there is a wonderful sense...view item »

Paul Corley
Disquiet

This is the debut album from American composer, engineer and sound recordist. His CV looks pretty tidy as he’s previously appeared on records by Ben Frost, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Tim Hecker so clearly the man...view item »

Nadia Sirota & Nico Muhly
Keep In Touch

Modern classical wunderkind Nico Muhly has written a full-blown viola concerto, recorded here by violist Nadia Sirota with the backing of The Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Apparently Keep In Touch was designed to challenge the performer into engaging with their weaknesses (mean Mr ...view item »

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 th...view item »

Luca D’Alberto
Endless

Luca D’Alberto’s new piece Endless is an impressive work of contemporary classic music, not least for the fact that Luca not only composed the music, but also played each and every instrument on the recording himself! Endless is lush, cinematic, and filled with fine melodic and text...view item »

Manyfingers
The Spectacular Nowhere

Available on CD or as Gatefold double Vinyl on Ici d'ailleurs.  After a 10 year hiatus, working on Numbers Not Names and a Third Eye foundation album, Bristol’s Chris Cole returns under his Manyfingers moniker. The Spectacular Nowhere showcases his huge growt...view item »

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 ...view item »

Kronos Quartet
Folk Songs

Kronos Quartet, the go-to ensemble for crossovers of contemporary and indie music as well as regular interpreters of Steve Reich et al’s work, here collaborate with Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon and Natalie Merchant for a set...view item »

Drombeg
Earthworks

Drombeg is a new solo project from Thom Brookes, and Earthworks is his debut full-length album, following 2015’s EP. This is the sound of a landscape being explored (an Irish landscape, to be precise), field recordings and electronics coalescing around string and piano figures. At times, reminisce...view item »

Finn McNicholas
Concrescence

On Concrescence, Finn McNicholas combines melancholic string drones with almost imperceptible tape manipulation and electronic flourishes. The composer’s background as a sound recordist and foley artist is also obvious through his incorporation of haunting found sounds and field recordings. More lovely stuff on cassette f...view item »

Max Richter
Out Of The Dark Room

Out Of The Dark Room is a collection of Max Richter’s works for film, hence taking these delicate soundtracks out of the dark room on the cinema and into the light of your stereo. Music excerpted from the soundtracks of Waltz With Bashir, Testament Of Youth, Wadjda and several more. CD r...view item »

Carl Craig
Versus

Versus by Carl Craig was one of the first performances of its kind, bringing electronic beats to the same stage as violins and cellos. Originally performed in 2008 Planet E joins forces with InFiné to bring the Les Siècles orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth...view item »

Tilman Robinson
Deer Heart

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Tilman Robinson has released his second full length record entitled ‘Deer Heart’. It can be described an uneven mix of optimism and pessimism, hope and dread, dark and light. A mix of acoustic-electro and experimental post-rock tha...view item »

Tubular Brass
Tubular Bells

Well why not: a version of Mike Oldfield’s classic progscape Tubular Bells, re-scored for a twenty-eight piece brass ensemble! They have in fact done a great job, using different aspects of the brass repertoire to bring out nuanced variations on the piece. Tubular Brass also features a synth solo ...view item »

Valgeir Sigurðsson
Dissonance

Working as a producer for acts such as Bjork, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and CocoRosie, Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson releases his fourth  solo full length on Bedroom Community. Falling in and out of i...view item »

Adrian Corker
The Have-Nots OST

Violin, cello, double bass and viola de gamba (Google it) are the main tools here, and their processed loops, lock-grooves and leitmotifs create ambiences by turn plaintive and wrought. There is something of Kid A, Skeleton Tree and Mica Levi’s Under the Skin OST to Corker’s latest...view item »

Nicolai Abrahamsen, Jakob Thorkild, Messer Quartet
Nox Tenebrae - Part I & II

Nox Tenebrae is a piece in two parts for the uncommon combination of heavy drone-metal electric guitars and string quartet. Nicolai Abrahamsen and Jakob Thorkild obviously know their way around the Sunn O))) catalogue, but the inventive use of the Messer Quartet makes t...view item »

LSO Percussion Ensemble
REICH: Sextet, Clapping Music, Music for Pieces of Wood

LSO’s specialist percussion unit have put the time into perfecting their renditions of some of minimalist-in-chief Steve Reich’s percussion pieces. Clapping Music, for clapping hands, Music for Pieces of Wood, for pieces of wood, and Sextet, for vibraphones, glockenspiels, ...view item »

Ilya Beshevli
Primary Source

Why are they calling him a prodigy? Well, after releasing two full length albums in 2016 the young serbian composer Ilya Beshevli is back with Village green and releasing this three track EP. Primary Source continues in a similar vein to Wanderer and Night Forest comprising of serene modern classical p...view item »

Joep Beving
Prehension

Joep Beving is a Dutch composer and performer who uses his piano to tap a direct line to the kind of stately cinematic neo-classical musical atmospheres so majorly popularised by the likes of Nils Frahm, Ludovico Einaudi and the like. Prehension, his first album for the prestigious Deut...view item »

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...view item »

Allred & Broderick
Find The ways

Peter Broderick and David Allred’s musical partnership is a beautiful thing: they use only their voices and their chosen string instruments (violin and upright bass), and they record live, without overdubs or edits. The result is intimate friendship music, simply made but very deep. Find The Ways ...view item »

Ben Folds
In Concert 2015 - 2016

Ben Folds follows up his So There collaboration with the contemporary classical group yMusic with a live record. In Concert 2015-2016 shows off Folds’ flair for arrangement, with his proper pop songs translating marvellously to the ‘chamber rock’ set-up. 10&rd...view item »

Philip Glass / Alfred Schnittke
Violin Concerto No. 1 / Concerto Grosso No. 5

Minimalist maestro Philip Glass directs his talents towards interpreting the work of Soviet and German composer Alfred Schnittke. Violin Concerto No. 1 / Concerto Grosso No. 5 capture Schnittke’s rich polystylistic approaches and grand melodies, tempered slightly by Glass’ delicate and restrained attitude. T...view item »

Hauschka
What If

Hauschka is a modern master of prepared piano music, successfully transferring this esoteric approach to the instrument into lovely melodic songs. What If sees Hauschka adding automatic player pianos into the mix, which opens up even more possibilities for this eternal sound-tinkerer. Released by City S...view item »

Jenny Hval
Viscera

Jenny Hval's debut record under her own name (after a run of releases as the confrontational and action-packed rockettothesky) investigates the nuances of gender and sexuality through a mystical kind of folklore. Her unique, far-reaching voice combines with spectral guitar picking for a record like none oth...view item »

John Matthias & Jay Auborn
Race To Zero

John Matthias and Jay Auborn have paired up to create an album that explores where we’re at in terms of space, sound, technology and place. The creative process included improvisations on acoustic instruments in character-rich locations, which were then transformed through intensive digital processing into...view item »

Phillip Glass
Songs From The Trilogy

Phillip Glass is most noted for his minimalist repetition, but now approaching his 80th birthday and still performing with his ensemble, he has a lot more in his back catalogue than that. Songs From The Trilogy is a collection of pieces taken from three of his operas - Einstein On The Beach, Satyagraha...view item »

Olivier Alary
Fiction / Non-Fiction

Olivier Alary has produced experimental pop under the name Ensemble for many years, but now produces film soundtrack work under his own name. Fiction / Non-Fiction compiles numerous examples of his really rather luscious pieces, performed by various orchestras, choirs and ensembles. Released by 130701....view item »

Tale Of Us
Endless

After having worked together for 6 years, and releasing EPs on Life and Death, R&S, M_nus and Visionquest Carmine Conte and Matteo Milleri’s project Tale Of Us are well established for their brand of tech house. For their debut full length everything has switched, and Endless ...view item »

Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales
Room 29

How about this for a team-up: witty Pulp man Jarvis Cocker and multi-faceted German entertainer Chilly Gonzales (and on Serious-Proper-Classical-Music-Label Deutsche Grammophon too!). Room 29 is a theatre piece the two devised about a certain famous Hollywood hotel room, complete with s...view item »

Stefano Guzzetti
Leaf

Stefano Guzzetti presents an album of gorgeous neo-classical music, drenched in emotion and stately melodicism. Leaf has some very fine packaging: a 180g heavyweight vinyl LP is housed in a Vaughan Oliver-designed sleeve with metallic printing. A 10” art book and a CD version of the albu...view item »

Steve Jansen
The Extinct Suite

Steve Jansen, the drummer of Japan, has been steadily working on a solo career over the last decade. His last solo album, Tender Extinction, featured various guest singers, but now those other voices are stripped away for The Extinct Suite, on which Jansen pulls apart the orche...view item »

Tess Said So
Scramble + Fate

With piano and percussion at their disposal, the duo behind Tess Said So have figured out an excellent and individual style that takes in aspects of contemporary classical, jazz, minimalism and much more besides. This is intricate and inventive music for an unusual pairing. Scramble + Fate is released in an edition of 1...view item »

Endless Melancholy
Music For Quiet Mornings

Endless Melancholy have recorded this lovely suite as a deliberately functional sound-background: this is indeed Music For Quiet Mornings, subtly scored for piano and hovering tones. The pieces feel very thoughtful, peaceful without being overly simplistic. Edition of 150 CDs on the Preserved Sound label....view item »

Daniel Hope
For Seasons

After having assisted Max Richter in his bold ‘recomposing’ of Vivaldi’s essential classical heavyweight The Four Seasons, Daniel Hope now presents a bright new recording of the original piece. Rounding out the disc is a selection of contemporary pieces that align to m...view item »

Ian Hawgood
Love Retained

Incredibly bare piano pieces, presented with thanks, love and admiration for those around him. Battling with depression for decades Ian Hawgood found a release, but also a trigger in composing, these unfinished and unmastered piano sketches serve up as a mirror to that fragility, and mark his departure from his own label (Home N...view item »

Arvo Pärt
Fratres / Tabula Rasa / Symphony No. 3

Three phenomenal works from the Estonian Holy Minimalism composer Arvo Pärt. As well as the grand majesty of his Symphony No. 3, this record contains Tabula Rasa and the sublimely mysterious Fratres, one of his best-loved pieces. Presented on 180g heavyweight vinyl, with download code, courtesy of...view item »

Ales Tsurko
Transliaciya

The self taught composer from Minsk Ales Tsurko sets his sight very plainly on progressing contemporary classical music. Melding techniques learnt both academically and not Transliaciya features elements of shoegaze, drone, ambient electronica and post rock masterfully manipulated and woven with modern classical, into s...view item »

Poppy Nogood
Music for Mourning

American violinist and composer Poppy Nogood releases his first full length album on handmade label Preserved Sound. Echoing masters of the emotionally charged neo-classical, and minimalism such as Max Richer and Steve Reich, Nogood works around self imposed restriction and improvisation to crea...view item »

Thomas William Hill
Asylum For Eve

Thomas William Hill has plenty of experience in the world of scoring films, and a richly cinematic strain is evident throughout new album Asylum For Eve, which mixes material from those soundtracks with entirely new works. His music has a soft intensity built from neoclassical piano and tinkering rhythms: you’ll f...view item »

Steve Reich
Music For 18 Musicians

As part of Record Store Day 2015 we have a special anniversary release of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. Two 180 gram Vinyls, one with a mono mix version, the other in full glorious stereo. As well as a bonus 7” with singles “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and “I’m Depend...view item »

Minor Victories
Orchestral Variations

Minor Victories, the Mogwai / Slowdive / Editors supergroup, released their debut album together to great acclaim in 2016. This new release shows off the breadth of scope and vision that the group possesses, being a full-length suite of Orchestral Variations on the whol...view item »

Lubomyr Melnyk
Rivers and Streams

Lubomyr Melnyk is renowned as one of the fastest-playing pianists in the world, and he has long been honing his self-developed style of ‘Continuous Music’ in order to channel these powers. Rivers and Streams is his latest album, containing flowing torrents of notes that creates an overwhelming wall of melodi...view item »

π∆ππ
Selected Piano Works

On his Selected Piano Works, π∆ππ treats us to that vintage three-days-in-a-Berlin-bunker vibe. By using just as much piano as silence between notes, π∆ππ has created a mesmerizing and esoteric album. What’s also esoteric about this release is the fact that there’s only 50 ...view item »

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...view item »

Peter Broderick
Grunewald

Sometimes a musician just needs the right space to record in for the magic to flow. Often those spaces are churches, as with the Grunewald EP, which was recorded in the church of the same name in Berlin. A Bösendorfer piano and a gorgeous natural reverb enabled Peter Broderick to create these beautiful solo pieces....view item »

Dustin O'Halloran & Hauschka
Lion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The new Saroo Brierly film Lion has Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in central roles and Hauschka and Dustin O'Halloran on the soundtrack. O'Halloran is an experienced film soundtrack composer, whereas melodic prepared-piano tinkerer ...view item »

Whyte Horses & St. Barts Choir
St. Barts Choir perform Pop or Not (the music of Whyte Horses)

Earlier this year Manchester’s Whyte Horses released made a psych-pop album called Pop or Not. Then they got together with the choir of Haslemere primary school St. Bartholemew’s and re-did the whole thing, but with the kids singing. My cockles, consider them warmed. Out as LP and CD in December. It is prece...view item »

Various
Eleven into Fifteen: a 130701 Compilation

130701, a spin-off label from FatCat Records with a focus on post-classical music, celebrates their fifteenth anniversary this year, and are doing so in style with Eleven into Fifteen, a star-studded compilation. Artists represented here include Ian William Craig, Hauschka and Max Richter...view item »

Olafur Arnalds
Late Night Tales

Sensitive neo-classical pianist and composer Olafur Arnalds welcomes the listener into his musical taste with this latest edition of the Late Night Tales series. His mix combines plenty of different styles, and includes exclusive tracks from Arnór Dan, Arnalds himself, and actor ...view item »

Ben Lukas Boysen
Spells

Erased Tapes have collected a new person who goes by the name of Ben Lukas Boysen. Middle name included, so neoclassical. Little may some know but he is actually that electronic dark ambient person called Hecq, I guess that’s his midnight crime fighting alias, Ben Lukas Boysen by day. The daytime...view item »

Sarah Neufeld
Hero Brother

Sarah Neufeld is a Montreal violinist best known for being a member of the Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre. Here she’s going it alone, travelling to Berlin to record a collection of solo violin pieces with the esteemed Nils Frahm twiddlin...view item »

Keith Kenniff
Branches

Keith Kenniff aside from having one of my favourite names in pop music (okay, it's not pop music) is also known as Helios and Goldmund...ie. he's a busy lad. Here's his first album proper under his name (bar a soundtrack called 'The Last Survivor' which featured tracks as him and Goldmund)...view item »

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