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For the Record: August 19, 2022.

Catching up with dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.

For the Record is a regular round-up of new and upcoming recordings of interest to the new-music community – contemporary classical music and jazz, electronic and electroacoustic music, and idioms for which no clever genre name has been coined – on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, digital-only formats… you name it.

This list of release dates is culled from press releases, Amazon, Bandcamp, and other  internet stores and sources, social-media posts, and online resources such as Discogs. Dates cited typically correspond to initial U.S. release, and are subject to change. (Links to Amazon, used when all else fails, do not imply endorsement.)

After publication, new listings are incorporated into For the Record: The Master List, a continuously updated resource exclusively accessible to paying Night After Night subscribers, found here.

These listings are not comprehensive—nor could they be! To submit a forthcoming recording for consideration, email information to nightafternight@icloud.com.

Please note that all opinions expressed herein are solely my own, and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.


Dylan Egon, "Boombox Saint" (2016), Asbury Park Boardwalk

Catching up here continues to be a challenge, but the desire remains earnest and strong. More words next time around.

‌New this week.‌

Angel Deradoorian, Patrick Shiroishi, Dylan Fujioka (Photograph: Luis Mendoza)

Angel Deradoorian, Dylan Fujioka, Patrick Shiroishi - Basic Flowers (Shinkoyo)

Arnold Dreyblatt & Paul Panhuysen - Duo Geloso (Black Truffle)

Fia Fiell - Endless Filament (Longform Editions)

Michael Foster - The Industrious Tongue (Relative Pitch)

Ross Gentry - Absence Recorded (Longform Editions)

Kane Ikin - Boundary Curve (Longform Editions)

Rafael Anton Irisarri - Sacred Variations (Black Knoll Editions)

Natalie Rose LeBrecht -  Star Water Shapeshift (Longform Editions)

Chris Pitsiokos - Combination Locks (self-released)

Bent Sørensen - L’Isola della Città - Trio con Brio Copenhagen, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (Da Capo)

Julia Wolfe - Forbidden Love - Sō Percussion (Cantaloupe Music)

Just announced.‌

Alexandra Spence (Photograph courtesy Mappa)

August 25

John King & String Noise - Centripetal Light (Gold Bolus)

August 26

Battle Trance - Green of Winter (New Amsterdam)

Derek Bermel - Intonations: Music for Clarinet and Strings - performances by Derek Bermel, Christopher Otto, Wiek Hijmans, and JACK Quartet (Naxos)

Giacomo Fiore/Danny Clay - turntable drawing no. 16 (self-released)

loadbang - Quiver - compositions by Quinn Mason, Heather Stebbins, Carlos Cordiero, ZongYun We, Jeffrey Gavett, Andy Kozar, and Chaya Czernowin (New Focus)

Fausto Romitelli - An Index of Metals - Linda Oláh, Ensemble Miroirs Étendus/Fiona Monbet (B Records)

Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir - strengur - compositions by Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Davíð Brynjar Franzson, Lương Huệ Trinh, Kent Olofsson, and Mirjam Tally (Carrier)

Matias Vestergård - Idylls, elegies - Esbjerg Ensemble (Da Capo)

August 30

Michiko Ogawa - Junkan (2020) (Marginal Frequency)

Alexandra Spence - a veil, the sea (Mappa)

September 2

Bandcamp Friday

Sarah Bernstein - Veer Quartet (New Focus)

Anthony Braxton/James Fei - Duet (Other Minds) 2021 (Other Minds)

Webb Crawford - Joiners (Tripticks Tapes)

Michael Formanek Quartet - Other Zones (Circular File)

Bill Orcutt - Music for Four Guitars (Palilalia)

Jacob Wick - Standards (Full Spectrum)

September 9

Claire Bryant - Whole Heart - compositions by Caroline Shaw, Jessie Montgomery, Andrea Casarrubios, Adam Schoenberg, Jessica Meyer, Reena Esmail, and Tanner Porter (Bright Shiny Things)

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 9 – Liber VII (Tzadik)

September 12

Peter Brötzmann/Keiji Haino - The intellect given birth to here (eternity) is too young (Purple Trap/Black Editions)

September 16

Mikel Kuehn - Entanglements - performances by Deborah Norin-Kuehn, Conor Nelson, Thomas Rosenkranz, Daniel Lippel, Nuiko Wadden, Marianne Gythfeldt, Doyle Armbrust, Kenneth Cox, Henrique Batista, Yu-Fang Chen, and Mei-Chun Chen (New Focus)

Titan to Tachyons - Vonal (Tzadik)

Alex Weiser - water hollows stone - Hocket (Bright Shiny Things)

John Zorn - Incerto (Tzadik)

Ian William Craig (Photograph courtesy Fatcat)

September 23

Ian William Craig - Music for Magnesium_173  (Fatcat)

Greg Davis - new primes (Greyfade)

Lou Harrison - Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin - Kate Stenberg (Other Minds)

Michael Hersch - the script of storms - performances by Ah Young Hong, Ensemble Klang, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra/Tito Muñoz (New Focus)

Charles Lloyd - Trios: Ocean (Blue Note)

September 30

Andrew Cyrille, Elliott Sharp, Richard Teitelbaum - Evocation (Infrequent Seams)

William Parker - Universal Tonality (Centering/AUM Fidelity; 2002 recording)

Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara) - Multicolored Midnight (Cuneiform)

October 7

Bandcamp Friday

Ian Dicke - cowboy rounds (Bright Shiny Things)

Dave Douglas - Songs of Ascent: Book 1 – Degrees (Greenleaf Music)

John Escreet - Seismic Shift (Whirlwind)

Lori Goldston - High and Low (SofaBurn)

Brian Harnetty - Words and Silences (Winesap)

Konjur Collective - Blood in My Eye (A Soul Insurgent Guide) (cow: Music/Astral Spirits)

Odeya Nini - Ode (Populist)

October 14

Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider - The Blue Hour - A Far Cry (New Amsterdam/Nonesuch)

Robin Holcomb - One Way or Another, Vol. 1 (Westerlies)

Matthew J. Rolin - Passing (American Dreams)

October 21

Whit Dickey Quartet - Root Perspectives (TAO Forms)

October 28

Phillip Golub - filters (Greyfade)

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson - Landvættirnar fjórar - Steinalda (Carrier)

Marina Hasselberg - Red (Redshift Music Society)

Mali Obomsawin - Sweet Tooth (Out of Your Head)

Jordan Reyes - Everything Is Always (American Dreams)

November 4

Bandcamp Friday

Surya Botofasina - Everyone's Children (Spiritmuse)

December 2

Bandcamp Friday

February 2023

Polyorchard - scree/n (Tripticks Tapes)

Be well.

Photographs by Steve Smith unless indicated otherwise.