NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS • MARCH 2018
Violence is the eagerly anticipated sixth album from Editors. It’s offered in a wide array of formats including a limited edition deluxe CD set with bonus material. Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson returns with his third solo release on Bella Union. Rare Birds features contributions from Father John Misty, Lucius and Lana Del Rey. Also on Bella Union is Mr. Dynamite, the debut album from Creep Show, which brings together John Grant and the dark analogue electro of Wrangler. Gwenno’s fascinating album Le Kov explores the myths and traditions of Cornwall. Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller and actor Martin Freeman have collaborated on a compilation of their favorite jazz. From the hard bop of Art Blakey to the postmodern jazz of Kamasi Washington, it’s an incredible journey. Real World Records is proud to present the first-ever live album from Irish super group The Gloaming. Never reiterating the traditions of Irish music, The Gloaming shine revelatory new light on something old and treasured.
Drumming was the piece that launched the Colin Currie Group, a virtuoso ensemble of musicians hand-picked by Currie, formed in 2006 for a performance at the BBC Proms celebrating the 70th birthday of Steve Reich. Fittingly, Drumming is the debut release on new label Colin Currie Records. Award-winning pianist Pavel Kolesnikov’s keen musicianship yields revelatory results on a new Hyperion album of keyboard music by Louis Couperin. Other priority releases on Hyperion include Stephen Layton’s Bach B-minor Mass and volume 74 in their Romantic Piano Concerto series. Nikolaj Znaider is both conductor and soloist on the first of two releases exploring Mozart’s violin concertos for LSO Live. On King’s College, Stephen Cleobury leads the choir in William Byrd’s Motets. Key releases on the harmonia mundi label include Mahler's Symphony No.9 with Daniel Harding, Alexander Melnikov performing four masterworks of the piano repertoire on four different instruments, the label debut of renowned Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky and Handel's Concerti a due cori performed by the superb Freiburger Barockorchester.