NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS FEBRUARY 2019
What's It Like Over There?, the latest release from Circa Waves, fuses the visceral thrill of rock music with a slick pop sound. The results are stunning, and it’s an album their fans can't live without. Stealing Sheep's Big Wows is filled with bold neon pop songs featuring rave percussion, steelpans, dreamy segues and breathy experiments. An inquisitive spirit drives Danish band Lowly’s second album, Hifalutin, which brims with suggestive discoveries from its title onwards. Singer-songwriter Hannah Cohen’s third album, Welcome Home, blends folk and R&B influences with vocal-powered pop production, electronic accents, and bursts of pulsing guitar, bass and drum energy. Acclaimed Spanish-born pianist and composer Nico Casal is already renowned for his film scores, especially his work on 2016 Oscar-winning film Stutterer. For his debut album, Alone, he composed the soundtrack of his own life. Special offerings for Record Store Day include releases from Mark Lanegan, Night Beats, Stargaze, Mutual Benefit and Editors.
New on Channel Classics, Rachel Podger presents the first-ever recording of Bach's Cello Suites played on violin and the stylish Ragazze Quartet embarks on a Bartok cycle. Highlights of harmonia mundi’s releases include a specially-priced set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Les Arts Florissants and a deluxe CD/DVD set of Charpentier choral music with Sébastien Daucé and Ensemble Correspondances. The Aparté label presents releases of Fauré’s Requiem with Les Siècles and Couperin’s Concerts Royaux with Les Talens Lyriques. Maestro Jordi Savall’s latest release for the Alia Vox label features J.S. Bach’s rarely-recorded St Mark Passion. Onyx Classics’s third Elgar album from star conductor Vasily Petrenko brings together three masterpieces: In the South, the Serenade for String Orchestra and the Enigma Variations. The third release from Colin Currie on his own label celebrates the percussionist's artistic relationship with composer Steve Reich. Orange Mountain presents a special release celebrating the launch of the Philip Glass Institute and the 50th anniversary of the Philip Glass Ensemble.