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The Rhythm Method - Pastorale (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Rhythm Method - Pastorale (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Rhythm Method - Pastorale (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 55:53 minutes | 963 MB
Classical | Label: New Focus Recordings, Official Digital Download

The Rhythm Method string quartet (Leah Asher, Marina Kifferstein, Meaghan Burke, and Carrie Frey) celebrates its 10th anniversary season with the release of Pastorale, featuring three works written for the group by Lewis Nielson, Paul Pinto, and ensemble violinist Marina Kifferstein. Each piece, in its own way, grapples with questions of social awareness, engagement, and collectivism, all of which is consistent with The Rhythm Method's commitment to meaningful artistic inquiry since its inception.

Vincent Gailly - Nuées d'encre (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Vincent Gailly - Nuées d'encre (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Vincent Gailly - Nuées d'encre (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 64:15 minutes | 574 MB
Classical | Label: Initiale, Official Digital Download

Like a nurseryman, Bastien cultivates sounds that he arranges into landscapes. He transcends one sound typology by a novel marriage of timbres and discovers another by accident of execution… Related loops circulate between the pieces. Subtractive melodies emerge in Nuées d’encre and Instinct, then determine Toccata di fumo. The vocal effect of the wah-wah mute, timid and plaintive in Sanguine, becomes bestial in the final pages of Instinct. Everywhere, the meticulous attention to detail testifies to Bastien’s taste for the imperceptible: the score of Les Insectes teems with motifs which, despite their similarities, are never repeated identically. Under the microscope, sound waves are as distinct as natural elements.

Ayane Kawamura - Le Violon augmenté (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Ayane Kawamura - Le Violon augmenté (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Ayane Kawamura - Le Violon augmenté (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 73:57 minutes | 709 MB
Classical | Label: Initiale, Official Digital Download

Ayane Kawamura’s CD is devoted to the contemporary violin repertoire, in particular involving the use of live electronics, the subject of Ayane’s thesis. The works on this CD reflect the Parisian world of contemporary music, centred around the figure of Pierre Boulez, Ircam and the Paris Conservatoire.

Lin-Ni Liao - Bagatelles (2024) [Official Digital Download]

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Lin-Ni Liao - Bagatelles (2024) [Official Digital Download]

Wang Ying-Chieh, Fanny Vicens, Wilhem Latchoumia, Christelle Séry, David Joignaux, Hélène Breschand, Laurence Bancaud, Ensemble Cairn, L'arsenale, Lin-Ni Liao - Bagatelles (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 55:41 minutes | 497 MB
Classical | Label: NEOS Music, Official Digital Download

The exceptional artist LIAO Lin-Ni brings silence to life and gives us something previously unheard of.

Margherita Berlanda - Beyond/Oltre (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Margherita Berlanda - Beyond/Oltre (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Margherita Berlanda - Beyond/Oltre (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 73:07 minutes | 654 MB
Classical | Label: Stradivarius, Official Digital Download

Margherita Berlanda is an incredible sound artist who not only knows her accordion inside out technically, but also seems to regularly look into its soul. Margherita elicits spherical yet grounded tones from her instrument; she explores the unknown and loves to think outside the box. It is no coincidence that Margherita calls her new project "Beyond/Oltre". She has brought together pieces of music that challenge her as an interpreter to overcome the most diverse boundaries: tonal, physical, ideological boundaries. In doing so, the young musician turns the accordion into an instrument of discovery and revelation. With artistic vision, she takes us on a journey in which the musical landscape is in a constant state of flux.

Viera Janárceková - Dotyk (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Viera Janárceková - Dotyk (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Viera Janárceková, Eric Lamb, Maria Fedotova, Barbara Brauckmann, Hellmuth Vivell, Quasars Ensemble, Kremerata Baltica, Bamberger Symphoniker, Ivan Buffa, Roman Kofman & Jonathan Nott - Dotyk (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 69:25 minutes | 736 MB
Classical | Label: Kairos, Official Digital Download

"Janárceková's intellectually unpretentious expressionist music never runs the risk of becoming cliche-infected: her will to express herself and her awareness of fragmentariness combine in a subtle sensuality of sound. At every moment the music seems to be 'appropriate': far removed from triviality, and away from fashionable contemplative platitudes." (Dirk Wieschollek) The Slovak Quasars ensemble's conductor Ivan Buffa also doubles as the piano soloist with the Bamberg Symphony in the piano concerto of Viera Janárceková, who surely must be counted as one of the most distinguished female voices in today's European composition landscape.

HoppArt Society - Márton Kovács, János Pilinszky – Urbi et Orbi (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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HoppArt Society - Márton Kovács, János Pilinszky – Urbi et Orbi (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

HoppArt Society - Márton Kovács, János Pilinszky – Urbi et Orbi (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 60:27 minutes | 895 MB
Avant-Garde Classical, Opera | Label: Hunnia Records, Official Digital Download

Chamber opera for singing actors and irregular chamber orchestra.

L'Itinéraire & Léo Margue - Jean-Luc Hervé: Germination (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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L'Itinéraire & Léo Margue - Jean-Luc Hervé: Germination (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

L'Itinéraire & Léo Margue - Jean-Luc Hervé: Germination (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 56:12 minutes | 889 MB
Classical | Label: Kairos, Official Digital Download

Since 2003, Jean-Luc Hervé has produced a number of pieces, which he calls concert-installations and which stand at the edge of the concert hall and its exterior, or are frankly conceived for specific outdoor locations. His desire to confront an institutional space (the concert hall) with its public extension was influenced by his understanding of two aesthetic experiences. The first was his discovery of Japanese gardens in Kyoto, while in residence at Villa Kujoyama. “During my stay in Kyoto in 2001,” he writes, “I was struck by the relationship between art and nature in Japan, and more particularly by the way in which the highly constructed architectures of the gardens are conceived in relation to their natural surroundings.” Indeed, all the elements of the garden – stones, bushes, elements of the built environment – are placed according to the views they provide by framing the landscape, and the Japanese, to define this specific relationship, speak of capturing the landscape.

SIGMA Project - José M. Sánchez-Verdú: KHÔRA. Cycle for Saxophone Quartet and Microtonal Accordion (2024) [24/48]

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SIGMA Project - José M. Sánchez-Verdú: KHÔRA. Cycle for Saxophone Quartet and Microtonal Accordion (2024) [24/48]

SIGMA Project & Iñaki Alberdi - José M. Sánchez-Verdú: KHÔRA. Cycle for Saxophone Quartet and Microtonal Accordion (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 64:47 minutes | 632 MB
Classical | Label: Kairos, Official Digital Download

The cycle KHORA, featuring saxophone quartet and microtonal accordion, explores the dynamic interplay between sound, philosophy, and space. Inspired by Plato's Timaeus and Jacques Derrida's reinterpretation of Khora, the nine pieces challenge traditional notions of time and space. Performers from the SIGMA Project and accordionist Inaki Alberdi create a fluid, immersive experience that goes beyond linear hierarchies. Capturing the essence of an ever-changing world, the album reflects Ernst Bloch's idea that sound doesn't just fill but creates space. This musical odyssey, dedicated to the SIGMA Project and Inaki Alberdi, invites listeners to question time's linearity and embrace the transformative power within the music.

Octandre Ensemble - Christian Mason: Time - Space - Sound - Light (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Octandre Ensemble - Christian Mason: Time - Space - Sound - Light (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Octandre Ensemble - Christian Mason: Time - Space - Sound - Light (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 67:44 minutes | 650 MB
Classical | Label: Winter & Winter, Official Digital Download

Time of year and day, light; warmth, coolness; wind, rain; breath of air, babbling of the stream; People and other beings going about their lives: a strangely unpredictable mix of expected and unexpected events that contribute to the precise conditions of the moment in which we find ourselves. The here and now conveys a special feeling and a unique sound identity. Mason enables us to connect with times, places, people and situations that go far beyond the here and now. Mason is one of the most idiosyncratic composers and sound artists of our time; his works convey contemplative sounds that open our innermost being.

Cergio Prudencio - Antología 1: Obras para la Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos (2024) [Digital Download 24/48]

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Cergio Prudencio - Antología 1: Obras para la Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos (2024) [Digital Download 24/48]

Cergio Prudencio - Antología 1: Obras para la Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 83:30 minutes | 858 MB
Avant-Garde Classical, Electroacoustic | Label: Buh Records, Official Digital Download

The work of Bolivian composer Cergio Prudencio (La Paz, 1955) is indissolubly linked to the project of the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos [Experimental Orchestra of Native Instruments] (OEIN), which he co-founded in 1980 and of which he is the emeritus director. It constitutes one of the most challenging adventures in the music that has emerged in Bolivia and Latin America.

Sarah Maria Sun & Ensemble Proton Bern - Bernhard Lang: Voice and Ensemble (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Sarah Maria Sun & Ensemble Proton Bern - Bernhard Lang: Voice and Ensemble (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sarah Maria Sun, Ensemble Proton Bern & soyuz21 - contemporary music ensemble - Bernhard Lang: Voice and Ensemble (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 140:33 minutes | 2,58 GB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Kairos, Official Digital Download

Bernhard Lang's album Voice and Ensemble offers a sonic journey through three distinct compositions. In Das Hirn he juxtaposes a solo voice with a chamber ensemble, capturing the end-time force of Durrenmatt's text through intense recitation and dynamic structures. The Travel Agency is on Fire explores William S. Burroughs' cut-up experiments, referencing his innovative techniques in an electroacoustic piece enriched with synthesizers, samplers, and a processed electric guitar. In DW 16.4 'Songbook I.4,' Lang transforms pop songs into a shattered past using the cut-up/scrambler program Abulafia. Lyrics undergo fragmented reconstruction, accompanied by damaged beats and scratch loops, creating a distinctive sonic landscape.

Ensemble musikFabrik - Simone Santi Gubini: The Black Exposition (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Ensemble musikFabrik - Simone Santi Gubini: The Black Exposition (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ensemble musikFabrik - Simone Santi Gubini: The Black Exposition (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 51:36 minutes | 885 MB
Classical | Label: NEOS Music, Official Digital Download

The 21st century is characterized by diverse innovations in the field of classical music: the intensive preoccupation with advanced playing techniques, acoustic principles and the newly discovered complexity of timbres enabled a small number of mostly European composers to redefine “sound excess”. The exploration of frequencies has allowed the sonic extremes of the scores to be linked to both the concept of energetic overexposure and the physical presence of the materials. Essentially, it is the materials that have to change.

Mathias Reumert Group - Louis Franz Aguirre: Orula (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Mathias Reumert Group - Louis Franz Aguirre: Orula (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mathias Reumert Group - Louis Franz Aguirre: Orula (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 62:20 minutes | 1,04 GB
Classical | Label: Ekkozone Records, Official Digital Download

On this one-of-a-kind album, the outstanding Danish ensemble Mathias Reumert Group presents three of Cuban composer Louis Franz Aguirre’s strongest pieces, including the large-scale composition for percussion ensemble and flute soloist, Orula (Liturgia de la Adivinación), a journey in extreme sonorities, complex polyrhythms and searing microtonal melodies.

John Ritz, Gabe Evens & Greg Byrne - Cycles of Formation (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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John Ritz, Gabe Evens & Greg Byrne - Cycles of Formation (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

John Ritz, Gabe Evens & Greg Byrne - Cycles of Formation (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 47:43 minutes | 527 MB
Avant-Garde Classical, Electroacoustic | Label: Ravello Records, Official Digital Download

Cycles of Formation from John Ritz presents varying degrees of prescribed musical material and open-form elements. Each piece explores the potential interactions between human performance and interactive computer signal processing algorithms within a particular musical context. Featuring jazz pianist Gabe Evens, and classical percussionist Greg Byrne, and Ritz himself as the album’s composer, cellist, and analog synthesizer, this Ravello Records release delivers a stimulating world of electroacoustic sound, a smooth blend of suspense and innovation.