NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS • NOVEMBER 2018
Dead Can Dance has made their mark on the rock music scene by combining elements of folk, Medieval and Renaissance classical, pop and worldbeat into a totally unique and utterly gorgeous sound. Their new album Dionysus is an atmospheric, at times magical realist experience. Astropsychosis, Midlake bassist Paul Alexander's début album as Two Medicine, is a work of luminous space and mindful grace, rich in depth and detail. My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth is the solo début of Duke Spirit vocalist Liela Moss. It's sonically spare yet sumptuous in its emotional power. Audiobooks is the fascinating new project from super-producer/mixer David Wrench and artist/model Evangeline Ling. Unloved's Heartbreak is inspired by their love for 60s' girl groups, French pop and film noir soundtracks. B.E.D. is the new collaboration from Baxter Dury, Etienne De Crécy and Delilah Holiday. It’s a musical background for Dury’s confessional narratives. Bloomer is the youthful and energetic début album from Tom Barford - winner of the 2017 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. Life I Know is the third and long-awaited album from British guitarist and composer Ant Law.
Superstar harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani returns to Hyperion with a recital featuring music by British composers. New on harmonia mundi, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov launch a Mozart Violin Sonata series and François-Xavier Roth leads Les Siècles on an album of key Debussy orchestral works. New releases from The Tallis Scholars are always special events, and the latest volume in their Josquin mass series is no exception. New on Onyx, Andrew Manze continues his Vaughan Williams cycle with the Symphony No.1 and The Lark Ascending (featuring violinist James Ehnes), and Vasily Petrenko continues his survey of Stravinsky ballets with The Firebird. Maestro Jordi Savall's latest release for Alia Vox features dance-inspired music by Telemann and Rebel. New on Rubicon, musicologist Ian Woodfield presents his thought-provoking re-imagining of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. The annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols from King’s College, Cambridge is one of the Christmas season’s highlights. King’s College Choir presents a special collection celebrating 100 years of the iconic service. The Mystery of Christmas, new from ORA Singers, focuses on the miraculous 'Incarnation' and the central role of the Virgin Mary.