NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS JUNE 2019
The members of Jambinai met studying traditional music at Korea’s National University of Arts. They found they were united by a desire to present such music in a new way, “to communicate with the ordinary person who doesn’t listen to Korean traditional music,” says Lee, the band’s principal writer. The band’s music fuses the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique sound. “We’re darker than other Korean traditional bands,” Lee adds, with considerable understatement. ONDA, Jambinai’s third album, is their most dynamic and rhythmic yet. Our other highlight for the month is the reissue of Daniel Johnston's much-loved Hi How Are You and Yip/Jump Music - previously offered on cassette only - in double vinyl album format. This limited edition three-disc collector’s edition includes a Hi How Are You poster.
[PIAS] is proud to welcome Canary Classics to our distribution family. Canary Classics is the brainchild of violinist Gil Shaham. Formerly a star artist on the Deutsche Grammophon label, Shaham established Canary Classics as one of the very first artist owned labels in 2003. His aim was to have the artistic freedom to collaborate where he feels there is an artistic and musical synergy. Our first release on the Canary Classics focuses on the music of Israeli-American composer Avner Dorman, one of the most sought-after composers of his generation. Letters from Gettysburg, a work scored for soprano, baritone, large chorus and percussion, is the centerpiece of an all-Dorman release. Other highlights for the month include an all-Howells release from King’s College Choir, the final volume in Andrew Manze’s Vaughan Williams symphony cycle, Volume 6 of Hyperion's Classical Piano Concerto series and four wide-ranging, thought-provoking releases on Philip Glass’s Orange Mountain Music label.