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The complete soundtrack recording of Laurie Anderson's newest piece, Heart of a Dog, is due from Nonesuch Records on October 23, 2015. Commissioned by the European TV network Arte, the feature film—her first in 30 years—is a personal essay on joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The Nonesuch album is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include a limited-edition, autographed print while quantities last.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseThursday, October 1, 2015|1 comments
St Germain (aka Ludovic Navarre)'s new, self-titled album, out next Friday, October 9, is streaming in full till then in the US as an NPR First Listen. The record marries percussive grooves, which have always been central to his sound, with a new element: traditional Malian music. "Navarre remains a sly master of the textural mix; a producer whose sweeping effects and atmospheric auras become part of the structure of the tunes," says NPR's Tom Moon. Malian guitarist Guimba Kouyate "thrives within St. Germain's sonic schemes; his terse rejoinders between vocal phrases are as spellbinding as his full-on solos." Moon concludes: "[S]ome tracks sound like they could have happened live in the studio. In those moments, everyone involved is seeking not just the right notes, but also the most apt expression; those sounds that lift the music into the higher spirit realms."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseTuesday, September 29, 2015|0 comments
The original Buena Vista Social Club album, produced by Ry Cooder and released in 1997, became a worldwide cultural phenomenon and helped to introduce Cuba’s rich musical heritage and pre-revolutionary past to the world. Now, almost two decades later, World Circuit Records reissues the album on vinyl as a double-LP on October 30, distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records. For this vinyl reissue, the studio recordings have been cut from the original analogue half-inch tapes and mastered by Bernie Grundman (engineer of the original release), and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseFriday, September 18, 2015|0 comments
St Germain's internationally acclaimed album from 2000, Tourist, was named one of the Best Albums of the Year by Rolling Stone following its release and helped originate a genre of French electronic music. The album, remastered by the artist, is now available in the US on two 180-gram vinyl LPs. St Germain recently returned to the studio to create his first album in 15 years, a self-titled album due out October 9.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsAlbum ReleaseFriday, September 4, 2015|0 comments
The Arcs' debut album is out now. "Yours, Dreamily, takes what [Dan] Auerbach does at his best, in and out of the Keys—confessional, texturally enriched blues propelled with garage-rock force—and adds a riveting jump in eccentricity," writes Rolling Stone. "Right from the drop, Yours, Dreamily, ignites like a cigarette flicked on a stream of gasoline," raves NPR. It's "one of Auerbach's most ambitious and fully realized albums." Mojo says: "Auerbach delivers some of his hottest-ever guitar. This one, for sure, is a keeper." NME concludes: "Dan Auerbach never fails to impress." You can hear him on NPR's All Things Considered here.