Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Year's Best Album Lists from Uncut, Mojo, Paste Include The Black Keys, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Jonny Greenwood, Punch Brothers
There's still more than a month to go before 2012 comes to a close, but already the music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. Uncut, Mojo, and Paste have all published their lists of the Best Albums of the Year, and included among them are a number of Nonesuch releases: the latest from The Black Keys, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Jonny Greenwood, Punch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and much more.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Jonny Greenwood's "The Master" Soundtrack Out Now in UK: "Superb" (Times), "Extraordinary" (Daily Telegraph)
Nonesuch Records wishes Jonny Greenwood a very happy birthday today, which also marks the UK release of his soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, The Master. The Times of London, which gives the film a perfect five stars, exclaims: "Jonny Greenwood's score is superb." The Daily Telegraph, which gives The Master five stars as well, calls the score "extraordinary." Drowned in Sound says that "yet again Jonny Greenwood has excelled himself."
Monday, October 22, 2012
Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master is out now on vinyl, featuring 12 tracks pressed on 140-gram vinyl plus the full album on CD. Following the album's CD release in September, The New Yorker called the score "rich and inventive" and Rolling Stone said the film's "visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score."
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Jonny Greenwood’s Soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Film "The Master" Due on Vinyl October 22; Pre-Order Now
Nonesuch released composer Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master in the US on September 11 to critical acclaim, with The New Yorker calling the score "rich and inventive" and Rolling Stone saying the film's "visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score." Nonesuch will release the album on vinyl on October 22. The LP includes 12 tracks pressed on 140-gram vinyl plus the full album on CD. It is now available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Jonny Greenwood Talks to NPR's "Weekend Edition" About Writing for Orchestra, As in New Film Score for "The Master"
Jonny Greenwood, whose soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master is out now, spoke with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, about being both the guitarist for Radiohead and a highly respected composer. Says New York magazine of The Master: "While Anderson paints with light, composer Jonny Greenwood is painting with sound." The score "is positively marvelous," says MTV. It just may be the best score you'll hear all year ... as mercurial and multilayered as The Master itself."
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Jonny Greenwood’s Soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Film "The Master" Out Now; "Haunting, Hypnotic," Says Rolling Stone
Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master is out today in North America, with a worldwide release to follow. The soundtrack comprises 11 compositions by Greenwood along with four recordings from the movie’s era. Rolling Stone, which gives the film four stars, says its "visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score." The New Yorker calls the score “rich and inventive.” Consequence of Sound says Greenwood "has delivered a score that’s both haunting and beautiful."
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Nonesuch to Release Jonny Greenwood’s Soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s film "The Master," September 11; Pre-Order Now
Nonesuch releases Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master on September 11, 2012. The soundtrack comprises 11 compositions by Greenwood along with four recordings from the post–World War II era in which the film is set. Performers include the London Contemporary Orchestra, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of Greenwood’s "Application 45 Version 1" from the album.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Concert of Krzysztof Penderecki, Jonny Greenwood Music at Poland's Open'er Festival to Stream Live on YouTube
The Nonesuch album featuring works by composer Krzysztof Penderecki and those they inspired by composer/guitarist Jonny Greenwood itself stemmed from a concert in Poland last fall that presented the composers' works side by side. Tonight, the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, which performed in the original concert and on the album, performs the works at the Open'er Festival in Gdynia, Poland. The concert will be streaming live at 8 PM CEST (2 PM EDT) at youtube.com/opener.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Dr. John, Sara Watkins, Amadou & Mariam, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jonny Greenwood, Jeremy Denk on NPR Listeners List of Year's Best
Last week, the staff at NPR Music announced their 25 Favorite Albums of 2012 (So Far), including Dr. John's Locked Down and Jeremy Denk's Ligeti/Beethoven. NPR listeners have now weighed in. Their list of the year's best albums (so far) includes those two albums and adds Amadou & Mariam's Folila, Sara Watkins' Sun Midnight Sun, and the new album of works by Krzysztof Penderecki and Jonny Greenwood. Says NPR: "The poll results reconfirmed that we've got another great year of music on our hands."
Monday, June 11, 2012
"Jonny Greenwood shows a deft classical touch," says the Los Angeles Times. Greenwood "has something original to say," writes Times music critic Mark Swed. The performance of his Popcorn Superhet Receiver on the recent Nonesuch album is "dramatically gripping," says Swed, and on the film score to Norwegian Wood, "Greenwood's dreamy, haunting score has the brilliant ephemerality not heard on film since the great Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu died two decades ago." The New York Times, reviewing a recent Spoleto Festival concert with Greenwood's 48 Responses to Polymorphia, says the piece "moves from Vaughan Williams-like luxuriousness to a gently dissonant shimmer and, in its final section, an inventively rhythmic workout."