JULY 2019

Hotel Last Resort resides among Violent Femmes' finest work, simultaneously refining and redefining their one-of-a-kind take on American music. The Soft Cavalry is the self-titled debut album from the husband and wife duo of Steve Clarke and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell. The band's music is a particularly British brand of intense cinematic drama. Fongola is the highly anticipated debut album from Congolese collective KOKOKO!. They’re best known for creating a contemporary aesthetic all their own by rewiring and upcycling materials such as metal, cans, engine parts and plastic containers into vital and resonant dance music. Penelope Isles’ expansive DIY mix of translucent dream-pop, fuzz-rock guitars and indie-psych flushes comes lovingly dipped in exquisite harmonies and lustrous melodies. Laville's debut album, The Wanderer, digs a little deeper than most. Love, passion and commitment are recurring themes on the album. Real World Records celebrates its 30th anniversary with Worldwide - 30 Years of Real World Music, a curated collection of nineteen of the labels most iconic tracks.

A Descent into the Maelstrom was one of the last pieces written for the original Philip Glass Ensemble. Norwegian filmmaker Jan Vardøen collaborated with the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra and arranger Alexander Waaktar to adapt the work for full symphony orchestra, voice and synthesizer. The third release from Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques in their cycle of operas by Antonio Salieri features the composer's Tarare. Bach to the Future features organist Olivier Latry in the very last recording made on the legendary Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre-Dame de Paris before the tragic fire. Post-minimalist composer Max Richter’s Recomposed - Vivaldi The Four Seasons is a beautifully crafted, intelligent work based on Vivaldi's famous concertos. 2018 BBC Music Magazine award winner Fenella Humphreys is joined by the Covent Garden Sinfonia and Ben Palmer on this absorbing new recording. Star Russian soprano Sofia Fomina joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski in a performance of Mahler's beguiling Symphony No.4, recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.