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Pianist Tigran Hamasyan's Nonesuch Records debut album, Mockroot, is due out February 3. But you don't need to wait till then to hear music from the new album: two songs, "Entertain Me" and "The Apple Orchard in Saghmosavanq," are now streaming here. The tracks are available to download with pre-orders of the album at iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store. Mockroot features Hamasyan on piano, voice, keyboards, synths and sound effects, Sam Minaie on electric bass, and Arthur Hnatek on drums and live electronics. The album comprises new tracks written by Hamasyan, as well as his arrangements of traditional Armenian songs.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, December 9, 2014|0 comments
In a new video, take a look inside Alpha Mike Foxtrot, Wilco's new four-LP box set, featuring 47 rare studio recordings pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl plus liner notes that include track-by-track recollections from Jeff Tweedy, notes by band members, dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos from a wide array of photographers chronicling all phases of the band’s career, plus a download of all rare studio cuts and 30 rare live cuts.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist News
Boyhood has won the LA Film Critics Award for Best Picture, Best Director for Richard Linklater, Best Actress for Patricia Arquette, and Best Editing for Sandra Adair; Jonny Greenwood's score for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice was named Best Music Score. Boston Society of Film Critics also named Boyhood Best Picture, Best Director for Linklater, Best Editor for Adair, and Best Ensemble Cast, and awarded Inherent Vice for Best Use of Music in a Film. The New York Film Critics Online named Boyhood Best Picture, Best Director for Linklater, and Best Supporting Actress for Arquette.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsRobert Plant's "lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar" Named Among Year's Best Albums by NPR Music, Sunday Times
Robert Plant's new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, has been named among NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums of 2014. "These 50 albums helped define 2014 for us," says NPR. "They are how we'll remember the year. They're the ones we love well enough to share." Plant's album is a "sophisticated yet beautifully grounded and emotional set ... Artists half his age could envy the life still in the old cat." The Sunday Times of London includes the album on its list of the 100 Best Records of the Year.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsArtist NewsWatch: Jonny Greenwood, London Contemporary Orchestra Perform His Film Scores, Reich's "Electric Counterpoint" via Boiler Room
Jonny Greenwood joined London Contemporary Orchestra members for a performance at Albert Hall in Manchester earlier this year featuring his film scores to Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood and The Master; his own take on Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint; works by Messiaen, Michael Gordon, and more. Boiler Room.tv was there to capture the performance, and interview Greenwood and orchestra members, both of which you can watch here. Greenwood and LCO perform together again in Oxford in February.