Modern Composition

Naked City

John Zorn

Label If Genre Modern Composition Cat no. if34

Regularly hailed as one the most important composers of the late 20th century, John Zorn is comfortable at the helm of an ensemble, as improviser on an array of instruments, and as a bold...

All this I Do For Glory

Colin Stetson

Released 28/04/17 Label 52hz Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 52hz002cd

The first solo album from Colin Stetson in 4 years see the saxophone virtuoso at the top of his game, both as a composer, instrumentalist and producer. All This I do for Glory is a reason...

Released 28/04/17 Label 52hz Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 52hz002lp

Black Vinyl.

Released 28/04/17 Label 52hz Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 52hz002lpx

Limited White Vinyl.

What If

Hauschka

Released 31/03/17 Label City Slang Genre Modern Composition Cat no. slang50117

Limited Copies come with a 17 Track City Slang label Sampler. Since the release of his debut album, Substantial, in 2004, Volker Bertelmann – aka Hauschka – has, slowly but surely, earned...

Released 31/03/17 Label City Slang Genre Modern Composition Cat no. slang50117lp

Limited Copies come with a 17 Track City Slang label Sampler. Since the release of his debut album, Substantial, in 2004, Volker Bertelmann – aka Hauschka – has, slowly but surely, earned...

Eight Electronic Pieces

Tod Dockstader

Released 24/03/17 Label Etats Unis Genre Modern Composition Cat no. ETAT02

Originally self-released in 1961 and later issued by Folkways, Tod Dockstader’s Eight Electronic Pieces is a foundational document of American electronic music and a stunning first work f...

Propellers In Love

Arnold Dreyblatt and the Orchestra of Excited Strings

Released 24/03/17 Label Superior Viaduct Genre Modern Composition Cat no. SV117

Arnold Dreyblatt has been called “the most rock ‘n’ roll of all the composers to emerge from New York’s downtown scene in the 1970s.” Dreyblatt founded The Orchestra Of Excited Strings in...

Electronic Music 1960-1973

Bülent Arel

Released 17/03/17 Genre Modern Composition Cat no. SRV431

Bülent Arel was a Turkish-born American composer of electronic and contemporary classical music. He was also a devoted teacher, a sculptor, and a painter. From 1940 until 1947 Arel studie...

Released 17/03/17 Genre Modern Composition Cat no. SR431

Bülent Arel was a Turkish-born American composer of electronic and contemporary classical music. He was also a devoted teacher, a sculptor, and a painter. From 1940 until 1947 Arel studie...

The Infected Mass

Those Who Walk Away

Released 17/03/17 Label Constellation Genre Modern Composition Cat no. CST122CD

The new project by contemporary music composer Matthew Patton co-produced by Paul Corley (Ben Frost, Oneohtrix Point Never) and featuring Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra string players (Si...

Label Constellation Genre Modern Composition Cat no. CST122CD

The new project by contemporary music composer Matthew Patton co-produced by Paul Corley (Ben Frost, Oneohtrix Point Never) and featuring Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra string players (Si...

Mario Batkovic

Mario Batkovic

Released 17/03/17 Label invada Genre Modern Composition Cat no. inv165cd

CD is presented in a gatefold wallet.

Released 17/03/17 Label invada Genre Modern Composition Cat no. inv165lp

The double LP is pressed on black vinyl and housed in a spined sleeve with digital download card included.

Philip Glass Buddha Machine

Philip Glass

Released 17/03/17 Label CVMK Genre Modern Composition Cat no. GLASSBUDDHARED

RED

Released 17/03/17 Label CVMK Genre Modern Composition Cat no. GLASSBUDDHABLUE

BLUE

Relative Calm

Jon Gibson, Joseph Kubera, David Van Tieghem

Released 10/03/17 Label New world Genre Modern Composition Cat no. NW80783

Jon Gibson (b. 1940) is one of the less frequently mentioned pioneering composers of minimal music and is probably best known as a founding member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Gibson als...

Cinderland

High Plains

Released 10/03/17 Label Kranky Genre Modern Composition Cat no. krank206

Morgan, based in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, is predominantly known for his drifting, textured soundscapes released under the pseudonym Loscil. Bridges is an accomplished, classically...

Released 10/03/17 Label Kranky Genre Modern Composition Cat no. krank206lp

Morgan, based in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, is predominantly known for his drifting, textured soundscapes released under the pseudonym Loscil. Bridges is an accomplished, classically...

Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works

Max Richter

Released 10/03/17 Label Deutsche Grammophon Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 4796953

One of Rough Trade's favourite artists is back with a new album, and it is another cracker. Following the success of Sleep, Max Richter releases his latest recording project – a new album...

Label Deutsche Grammophon Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 4797158

Jewel Case

Weightless

Alex Kozobolis

Released 03/03/17 Genre Modern Composition Cat no. akw001lp

Comes in reverse-board printed inner and outer sleeves on limited edition clear vinyl. Signed and numbered. Edition of 250

Genre Modern Composition Cat no. akw001

Really lovely new album that wouldn't be out of place on Erased Tapes or Obscure. "Weightless is a collection of 4 concise solo piano compositions [ Unravel | Closure | And Find Yourself ...

Lift

Koki Nakano

Released 03/03/17 Label No Format Genre Modern Composition Cat no. nf34

Spending hours rehearsing the music of Koki Nakano without being able to exchange a serious conversation is wonderful. No Japanese, no French, no English, no diplomacy, just one territory...

Released 03/03/17 Label No Format Genre Modern Composition Cat no. nf341

Spending hours rehearsing the music of Koki Nakano without being able to exchange a serious conversation is wonderful. No Japanese, no French, no English, no diplomacy, just one territory...

Bach - Goldberg Variations

Glenn Gould

Label Doxy Genre Modern Composition Cat no. dos500h

If you are enjoying the current crop of modern classical artists - like Max Richter, Chilly Gonzales - then have a listen to this. Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of...

Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2

Gigi Masin and Charles Hayward

Label Modern Classics Genre Modern Composition Cat no. mcr923cd

First time on CD (outside of Japan).

Label Modern Classics Genre Modern Composition Cat no. mcr923lp

First ever vinyl reissue. LP housed in a deluxe Stoughton tip on jacket.

Violin Concerto No. 1 / Concerto Grosso No. 5

Philip Glass / Alfred Schnittke

Label Deutsche Grammophon Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 4796967

180 Gram Vinyl with Download. Essential interpretation of a Masterpiece of Late 20th Century available on vinyl for the first time. Celebrating Philip Glass’s 80th birthday on January 31st.

Fratres / Tabula Rasa / Symphony No 3

Arvo Part

Label Deutsche Grammophon Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 94796968

180 Gram Vinyl with Download. Essential interpretation of a late 20th century masterpiece. The spasmodic interjections of a prepared piano – an incredible effect, musically – is balanced ...

No Home of the Mind

Bing and Ruth

Label 4AD Genre Modern Composition Cat no. cadd3706

Limited Transparent Vinyl with Download.

Label 4AD Genre Modern Composition Cat no. cad3706

Ever-evolving, Bing and Ruth is steered by composer David Moore, a pianist from Kansas and graduate of New York’s school of Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School. Their line-up ha...

Label 4AD Genre Modern Composition Cat no. cad3706cd

Ever-evolving, Bing and Ruth is steered by composer David Moore, a pianist from Kansas and graduate of New York’s school of Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School. Their line-up ha...

Anthem

Heinali

Label Injazero Genre Modern Composition Cat no. INJA004

New solo LP from Kyiv, Ukraine-based sound designer Heinali. Crushing waves of distortion that bring to mind Ben Frost or Oneohtrix Point Never surround radiant sound-design in the mould ...

Celestial Vibration

Laraaji

Label soul jazz Genre Modern Composition Cat no. sjrlp369

This is the stunning debut album from Laraaji. Celestial Vibrations was originally released in 1978 under the name Edward Larry Gordon, and then first issued by Soul Jazz Records / Univer...

Label soul jazz Genre Modern Composition Cat no. sjrcd369

This is the stunning debut album from Laraaji. Celestial Vibrations was originally released in 1978 under the name Edward Larry Gordon, and then first issued by Soul Jazz Records / Univer...

Asylum For Eve

Thomas William Hill

Label Village Green Genre Modern Composition Cat no. vglp027

From the combined backgrounds of film score composition and field recordings comes Asylum For Eve, Thomas William Hill’s rich and expressive new album, and the first written under his own...

Label Village Green Genre Modern Composition Cat no. vgcd027

From the combined backgrounds of film score composition and field recordings comes Asylum For Eve, Thomas William Hill’s rich and expressive new album, and the first written under his own...

Unfold

The Necks

Label Ideologic Organ Genre Modern Composition Cat no. soma025

Ideologic Organ is proud to present the brand-new recordings from The Necks, the legendary Australian trio who excel in bypassing musical cliche whilst exploring and extending the practic...

Delectus - The Polydor and Vertigo Recordings 1973 - 1985

Vangelis

Label Polydor Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 5368207

Modern music visionary Vangelis releases a new 13-disc box set entitled Delectus, featuring a chosen selection of his early discographic work. The mammoth collection includes all of his a...

Telemann Fantasias

Aisha Orazbayeva

Label Prah Recordings Genre Modern Composition Cat no. PRAH009

Prah Recordings is delighted to present an extraordinary new recording from the violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, following on from recent, critically acclaimed collaborations with artist Tim E...

Philip Glass: Piano Works

Víkingur Olafsson

Label Deutsche Grammophon Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 94796918

This is a tribute to the master of minimal music, legendary Philip Glass, who turns 80 on 31.01.2017. A year ago Philip Glass handpicked some pianists to perform all of his Etudes togethe...

A Shadow In Time

William Basinski

Label Temporary Residence Ltd. Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 20621701

Basinski's first new release since 2015's Cascade & The Deluge. A Shadow in Time features Basinski's rare Voyetra 8 synthesizer for the first time since Watermusic. For David Robert J...

Label Temporary Residence Ltd. Genre Modern Composition Cat no. TRR278LP

Basinski's first new release since 2015's Cascade & The Deluge. A Shadow in Time features Basinski's rare Voyetra 8 synthesizer for the first time since Watermusic. For David Robert J...

Iris

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Label Erased Tapes Genre Modern Composition Cat no. eratp093cd

While Stars of the Lid offshoot A Winged Victory for the Sullen last gave us a full-length way back in 2014 with Atomos, the duo of Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie are enteri...

Label Erased Tapes Genre Modern Composition Cat no. Eratp093lp

Black Vinyl With Download.

Label Erased Tapes Genre Modern Composition Cat no. Eratp093le

LP++ - Limited Clear Vinyl with Download.

Reflection

Brian Eno

Label Warp Genre Modern Composition Cat no. warpcd280

Reflection is the latest work in a long series. It started (as far as record releases are concerned) with Discreet Music in 1975 ( - or did it start with the first Fripp and Eno album in ...

Label Warp Genre Modern Composition Cat no. warplp280

Reflection is the latest work in a long series. It started (as far as record releases are concerned) with Discreet Music in 1975 ( - or did it start with the first Fripp and Eno album in ...

Label Warp Genre Modern Composition Cat no. warpcd280X

Exclusive Rough Trade CD version. Limited to 500 copies, each CD contains a uniquely generated, one-of-a-kind edition of Reflection, in a signed and stickered case bound sleeve with 8 page booklet. Only available on New years Day at events at East, West, Notts and NYC.

Dracula ost Kronos Quartet

Philip Glass

Label Orange mountain music Genre Modern Composition Cat no. omm0111lp

Orange Mountain reissue of Philip Glass's 1998 score to the 1931 film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. For his new score, Philip Glass tapped the all-star Kronos Quartet and wrote specifical...

Label Orange mountain music Genre Modern Composition Cat no. omm0111

Orange Mountain reissue of Philip Glass's 1998 score to the 1931 film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. For his new score, Philip Glass tapped the all-star Kronos Quartet and wrote specifical...

Grunewald

Peter Broderick

Label Erased Tapes Genre Modern Composition Cat no. ERATP092LP

Born in just one night inside the four walls of the discrete yet majestic Grunewald Church, situated on the outskirts of Berlin, this five-track EP is an exploration of the alluring partn...

Label Erased Tapes Genre Modern Composition Cat no. ERATP092CD

Born in just one night inside the four walls of the discrete yet majestic Grunewald Church, situated on the outskirts of Berlin, this five-track EP is an exploration of the alluring partn...

Music From The Crucible

Philip Glass

Label Orange mountain music Genre Modern Composition Cat no. omm0112

On March 31 2016 a new production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible opened on Broadway with an all-star cast including Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw directed by Ivo Van Hove produced by Sco...

The Complete Sony Recordings

Philip Glass

Label Sony Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 88985337612

This limited deluxe 24 CD box set sees the first ever collection of the complete Philip Glass recordings, released by Sony Classical. The release coincides with the occasion of the compos...

Clear Sounds b/w Perfetta

Harry Bertoia

Label Somnambient Genre Modern Composition Cat no. F/W1033

After nearly 40 years of silence, Harry Bertoia's Sonambient label has been resurrected in order to release the best of Bertoia's unheard recordings from his recently preserved archive of...

Label Somnambient Genre Modern Composition Cat no. F/W1033CD

After nearly 40 years of silence, Harry Bertoia's Sonambient label has been resurrected in order to release the best of Bertoia's unheard recordings from his recently preserved archive of...

Alle Sorgenti Delle Civilta (The Sources of Civilisation)

Kema (AKA Giulia Alessandroni)

Label Finders Keepers Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 19cack

10" with Download. The first-ever dedicated album release by pioneering female Italian film music composer / arranger / multi-instrumentalist Giulia De Muittis (aka Mrs. Alessandro Alessa...

The Wasp Factory

Ben Frost

Label Bedroom Community Genre Modern Composition Cat no. hvalur25cd

Ben Frost presents the soundtrack to his directorial debut, an operatic interpretation of Iain Banks novel The Wasp Factory, issued on his Bedroom Community label. Working extensively wit...

Confessions

Nico Muhly and Teitur

Label Nonesuch Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 0075597944310

Nonesuch Records releases Confessions, a collaboration between the acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly and the Faroese singer / songwriter Teitur. The two musicians began work on the p...

Six Pianos / Keyboard Study 1

Steve Reich / Terry Riley

Label Film Genre Modern Composition Cat no. filmlp002

LP - 180 Gram Vinyl in sepcial printed sleeve and Download.

Label Film Genre Modern Composition Cat no. filmcd002

Digipack with special print.

John Cage: Complete Song Books

Reinhold Friedl / Rashad Becker

Label Karl Records Genre Modern Composition Cat no. kr029

Volume 3 in the PERIHEL series on KARLRECORDS is dedicated to one of the most iconic composers of 20th century: JOHN CAGE. All 92 pieces of the "Song Books" in stunning interpretations by...

The Fifth Century

Gavin Bryars

Label ecm Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 4814495

The music of English composer Gavin Bryars has long managed the distinction of being both "accessible and defiantly personal" (The New York Times).

Wanderer Remixes

Ilya Beshevli

Label Village Green Genre Modern Composition Cat no. vgep022

Ilya Beshevli’s sophomore album Wanderer, released in May 2016, gets a reworking of the title track by Dutch lo-fi house producer Kai Hugo aka Palmbomen as well as minimalist composer and...

Systems / Layers

Rachels

Label Touch and Go Genre Modern Composition Cat no. qs075lp

Systems / Layers is the fifth release and final LP of the instrumental group Rachel's. It was released October 7, 2003 on Quarterstick Records. The album is a collaborative dance/theater ...

This Is You

Chris Cobilis

Label Room 40 Genre Modern Composition Cat no. rm477lp

This Is You proposes a metaphysical feedback loop involving the lens, a broadcast system, biological ocu-larcentrism and the Sun. Using the birth of user-generated content as the starting...

David

Eleni Karaindrou

Label ecm Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 4814499

The stage cantata David features Eleni Karaindrou's music for a unique piece of Aegean drama, a verse play with words by an unknown 18th century poet from the island of Chios.

Rock Concerto - Road Movies - Symphony No. 3

Mike Mills / John Adams / Philip Glass

Label Orange mountain music Genre Modern Composition Cat no. omm0113

The focus had to be on the melodies, Mills says of his initial thoughts on writing the music. ...I started by writing the chords. I tried to put the melody on that, and tried to think of ...