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For the Record: December 11, 2020

Keeping tabs on new recordings of interest to the new-music community, on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, and digital-only formats—including a timely gift of easeful beauty from composer Linda Catlin Smith.
For the Record: December 11, 2020

For the Record is a weekly round-up of new and pending 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 On the Record: The Master List, a continuously compiled and 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.

Album of the Week

Linda Catlin Smith (Photograph courtesy of the artist)

Linda Catlin Smith
Mia Cooper, Joachim Roewer, and William Butt
(Louth Contemporary Music Society)

Contemplative mood
Melody that never ends
Plaintive harmony

Tension melts away
Meadow calms the roil inside

Let it fill you up
This, another treasure from
Linda Catlin Smith.

New This Week

Lisel (Eliza Bagg; photograph courtesy of the artist)

Bop Kabbalah+Voices (Ty Citerman) - When You Speak of Times to Come (Infrequent Seams)

The Crossing - Rising w/ The Crossing   - compositions by David Lang, Joby Talbot, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Dieterich   Buxtehude, Paul Fowler, Alex Berko, Ted Hearne, and Santa Ratniece (New Focus)

Fred Frith/Sudhu Tewari/Cenk Ergün - Lock Me Up, Lock Me Down (Carrier)

hello@ (Linda Gale & Mike Bullock) - Listen to winter (self-released)

Greg Kelley/Vic Rawlings - February 9, 2000 (self-released)

Matt Lavelle - The Big Picture (self-released)

Lisel with Daniel Wohl - “Inflate” (Luminelle)

Maggie Nicols - Creative Contradiction: Poetry, Story, Song & Sound (Takuroku)

Not Usurper/Usurper - Not Usurper/Usurper (Takuroku)

Linda Catlin Smith - Meadow - Mia Cooper, Joachim Roewer, William Butt (Louth Contemporary Music Society)

Various artists - Sons d’Hiver Festival: We Have Something to Tell You!!! (Sons d’Hiver)

Just Announced

Meaghan Burke (Photograph courtesy Gold Bolus)

December 18

Becca Stevens & Elan Mehler - Pallet on Your Floor (Newvelle)

January 8

Russ Lossing - Metamorphism (Sunnyside)

Paolo Marchettini - The Months have ends - performances by Orchestra della Toscana, the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, and the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Orchestra (New Focus)

January 15

Meaghan Burke and the Rhythm Method - A Few Concerns (Gold Bolus)

River Town Duo - For Claire and Philip - compositions by Caroline Shaw, Whitney Ashe, Derick Evans, Hannah Lash, Evan Premo, and Stephen Andrew Taylor (Furious Artisans)

Gabriel Vicéns - The Way We Are Created (Inner Circle)

January 22

Evan Parker - Collected Solos (Otoroku; reissue of 1989 Incus box set)

Caroline Shaw - Narrow Sea - performances by Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gil Kalish (Nonesuch)

Lina Tullgren - Visiting (Ba Da Bing)

January 29

Alina Kalancea - Impedance (Important)

February 5

Harry Bertoia - Glowing Sounds (Important)

Editrix - Tell Me I’m Bad (Exploding in Sound)

February 26

Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey - Live at the 55 Bar (Sunnyside)

February 29

Overtone Ensemble - 2 (Important)

March 25

Pat Metheny - Road to the Sun - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (BMG Modern)