NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS • JUNE 2018
Let's Eat Grandma follows on the cult success of their stunning debut album I, Gemini with the game-changing I’m All Ears. The British duo have pole-vaulted expectations and preconceptions delivering something fresh, fun and meaningful. Fantast, Claptone's second album, features supple house grooves and emotional, atmospheric textures. Soulwax are the first artists to ever submit an entire hour's worth of original material for a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. 1,2 Kung Fu, the debut album from Boy Azooga, features rave-tinged rock that hints at a progeny of both Can and the Happy Mondays. Field Division conjures up a cinematic blend of classic songwriting, inspired by 1960's and 70's folk rock pioneers and transcendent modern dream pop. Tim Garland's orchestral jazz album Weather Walker takes its inspiration from England's Lake District. Enemy is an exciting new jazz trio that spotlights three brilliant and creative musical minds committed to the exploration of new worlds of performance and music.
Hyperion's amazing pianists take center stage in June. Angela Hewitt continues her Beethoven sonata cycle, Jonathan Plowright plays Josef Suk and Simon Callaghan is featured on volume 76 of the Romantic Piano Concerto Series. Stephen Hough's Dream Album includes works by Liszt, Sibelius, Elgar, Mompou and more. On harmonia mundi, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin perform Bach cantatas, Jean-Guihen Queyras plays Cello Concertos by C.P.E. Bach and Isabelle Faust leads an all-star chamber ensemble in Schubert's monumental Octet. 2018 marks the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy. harmonia mundi presents three releases from some of the label's key artists. Alexander Melnikov performs the second book of piano Préludes, the Jerusalem Quartet plays the groundbreaking String Quartet and Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in an album of orchestral masterpieces including La Mer. On Channel Classics, Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra capture the magical spirit of Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Violinist Roman Simovic directs the LSO Chamber Ensemble in Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, a theatrical work based on a Russian folk tale about a soldier who trades his violin for unparalleled economic gain.