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  • Friday, August 17, 2018

    Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly's Peter Pears: Ceremonial Music Remixes is out now on Nonesuch. It includes reimagined versions of two tracks from their album Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music: "Balthasar" remixed by E*vax (of Ratatat) and "Eusebius" remixed by Kid Koala. ​Drowned in Sound called the album "exceptional ... simultaneously tense and light, dramatic and calming, an originality which few albums can fully lay claim to."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Thursday, August 9, 2018

    The acclaimed trio Mountain Man's first album in eight years, Magic Ship, will be released on September 21, 2018, via Nonesuch Records (Bella Union in Europe). The record, their first for Nonesuch, includes eleven original songs written by the trio, plus interpretations of Ted Lucas' "Baby Where You Are," Michael Hurley's "Blue Mountain," and the traditional hymn "Bright Morning Stars." Three tracks from the album—"Window," "Rang Tang Ring Toon," and "Stella"—are available now. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include a limited-edition, signed print; bundle options include an exclusive tote bag.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Monday, July 23, 2018

    Nonesuch Records' 1998 Grammy-winning recording of Steve Reich's landmark piece Music for 18 Musicians, performed by Steve Reich and Musicians, is back on vinyl. First released on vinyl in a limited run for Record Store Day 2015, the album, mastered for vinyl by Robert C. Ludwig, is now available at a new, low price, pressed on two 140-gram vinyl LPs at Pallas Manufacturing in Diepholz, Germany. The New York Times says: "It would be hard to think of any American music more important than this."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, July 20, 2018

    Punch Brothers' first self-produced album, All Ashore, is out now on CD/digitally on Nonesuch, with the vinyl out September 7. "It's a meditation on committed relationships in the present day, particularly in the present political climate," says Chris Thile. The Independent's four-star review calls it "an album of rich instrumentation and understated beauty that reveals deeper nuances on each and every listen." The Boston Globe says it's "a deeply meaningful and downright gorgeous record."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and American musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer Van Dyke Parks mark US Independence Day with the release of their heartfelt interpretation of Trinidadian artist David Rudder's 1998 song "The Immigrants." "It's a powerful message of courage, love and faith that resonates to this day and should be spread wide across the entire nation and beyond," says Moreno. "We all share the same dreams, and we came here to fulfill them and to prosper, together." Parks adds: "'The Immigrants' has a political punch, while also being joyful and underscoring how our culture is refreshed by immigrants like Gaby, and how those who arrive here can really redefine, and help build America." Proceeds will be donated to CARECEN, which empowers Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice, and promoting cultural diversity.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, June 29, 2018

    The first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, Doctor Atomic, is out now. Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources. The composer leads the BBC Singers, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a cast led by Gerald Finley as Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. "A magnificent accomplishment that easily takes its place alongside the other Adams-Sellars triumphs," exclaimed the Los Angeles Times. "It contains music of unearthly splendor." "Musically exhilarating," says the New York Times. "This is one of Mr. Adams’s most sophisticated scores, with some of his finest choral music." "Grippingly vivid," exclaims the Financial Times in a five-star review; "one of his most far-reaching scores."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Composer, pianist, and singer Gabriel Kahane makes his Nonesuch debut with the release of Book of Travelers on August 24, 2018; vinyl September 7. The album comprises his ten-song musical travelogue about the looping railway journey across the US he embarked upon the day after the 2016 Presidential election. He left behind his cell phone and other internet-connected devices, spending two weeks with dozens of strangers whose stories are woven into the cycle. Pre-order to download the track "November" now and get a limited-edition signed print. Kahane tours this fall and winter.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Friday, June 15, 2018

    Olivia Chaney's new album, Shelter, is out now on Nonesuch. Produced by Thomas Bartlett, the album is eight original songs plus Chaney's takes on songs by Purcell and the Everly Brothers. She has also released a video for the track "House on a Hill," filmed at the rustic, 18th-century cottage in the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors where she wrote the record. Watch it here. The Observer cites Chaney's "dazzling vocals" and calls Shelter "an elegant, luminous album." Uncut calls it "transcendent refuge from the storm." The Daily Mirror says it's "a triumph." Chaney performs in London on June 19; tickets are on sale now for her North American summer tour.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Punch Brothers' first self-produced album, All Ashore, is due July 20, 2018, from Nonesuch, with the vinyl on September 7. The record includes nine original songs written by the band. "It's a meditation on committed relationships in the present day, particularly in the present political climate," says Chris Thile. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store to download two songs now and get an exclusive print signed by the band. Watch a video for "It's All Part of the Plan," filmed in Nashville, here. Punch Brothers play the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 24 before embarking on a US tour.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News On Tour Video
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Rostam releases Half-Light Remixes: EP 1—reimagined versions of four tracks from his 2017 debut album, Half-Light—today. The EP features new takes on "Gwan" from Tourist, "Warning Intruders" from Jim-E Stack, "Half-Light" from Instupendo, and "Bike Dream" from Matsor Projects. Rostam kicks off a tour of Europe and the UK with performances with festival sets at Primavera Sound in Barcelona today and All Points East in London on Saturday, followed by shows in France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, and a return to the UK for two nights in London.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, May 25, 2018

    Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles for Still Dreaming, an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's band Old and New Dreams, out now. That band had an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators: Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell. "Consistently riveting," says the Washington Post. "It all makes for a jazz adventure that begs for repeated listening," says the Lexington Herald-Leader. "The more you tune in, the more you hear the present day curators of a sublime jazz legacy forging its music into something unmistakably new."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Reviews
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Cheers to Olivia Chaney, who has been busy signing the limited-edition prints included with pre-orders of her new album, Shelter, exclusively in the Nonesuch Store. Pre-orders also include an instant download of the album tracks "IOU" and "Roman Holiday," which you can hear here, and a download of the complete album available from release day, June 15. Tickets are on sale now for album release shows in NYC and London in June.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News

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