NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS • APRIL 2018
The Eels are back with their twelfth studio album, performed by E (Mark Oliver Everett) and longtime collaborators Koool G Murder and P-Boo. The overall vibe of The Deconstruction will be familiar to longtime fans. However, the addition of chorus and orchestra lend the album a gravity and richness that are especially compelling. New on Sunday Best, The City Of Bootmakers features singer-songwriter L.A. Salami. The album’s powerful political subtext alludes to those in control who gamble with the population's welfare, education and future. Australian indie-dance supergroup Confidence Man, comprised of members from The Belligerents, Moses Gunn Collective and Jungle Giants, present their debut album on Heavenly entitled Confident Music For Confident People. One of the most talented and adventurous jazz pianists and improvisors in Europe, Edition Records artist Pablo Held releases Investigations - his landmark 10th album.
Following on his hugely successful albums of Haydn and Mozart, Hyperion’s superstar pianist Marc-André Hamelin turns to Schubert, with and album featuring the composer’s sublime last piano sonata and second set of Impromptus. Violinist Rachel Podger offers a fresh new reading of an old favorite. Her sparkling new recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will thrill and delight even the most jaded listener. Bach’s B-minor Mass is one of the supreme monuments of western sacred music. William Christie and Les Arts Florissants present a new live recording for harmonia mundi. World-renowned vocal ensemble Stile Antico perform on a release featuring sacred music by Victoria, the greatest polyphonist of the Spanish Renaissance. Volume 75 of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series focuses on music by Ferdinand Ries, once celebrated as one of the finest piano-performers of the 1820s. Maestro Jordi Savall presents Musica Nova, an album featuring the finest pieces for viol consort composed between 1500 and 1700.