Cherry Red issues a gargantuan collection of anti-establishment music associated with the 1960s London counterculture, a movement which challenged the norms and conventions of mainstream society by drinking from the well of psychedelia, free jazz, Beat poetry, musique concrete, electronics, and minimalism.
Graham Reynolds' The Difference Engine: A Triple Concerto is available on vinyl for the first time with remixes from remixes: DJ Spooky, Octopus Project, and Demian Galvez.
Multi-instrumentalist Julie Carpenter a.k.a Less Bells unveils her new project with Solifuge, a record of controlled experimentalism, serene atmospherics and great depth.
A forgotten classic or a pretentious misstep? Durutti Column's Vini Reilly doesn't like Without Mercy, but he just might be wrong.
Musical polymath and classical composer Luke Cissell releases another album that's impossible to categorize but very easy to love.
From quirky pop to classically-affected modern compositions, John Erik Kaada has returned with his first solo album in nine years, so wants to do what any regarded musician would: talk about Homer Simpson and Norwegian environmental policies.
Jean-Michel Blais manages to transform simple motifs into weightless complex structures into (as Paul Simon noted in a different context) "angels in the architecture".
Pianist Ketil Bjørnstad, singer Anneli Drecker, and poet Lars Saabye Christensen have created an unassuming masterpiece with A Suite of Poems.
On-and-off collaborators since 2001, the Kronos Quartet and Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon present an arresting collection of their shared works.
Arvo Pärt's symphonies have sometimes been dismissed as too bracing and academic to be enjoyed on a basic appreciative level. This new set from ECM seeks to prove otherwise.
Cal Raasay has a flair for taking the simplest of ideas and finding its emotional heart as we hear on the stunningly beautiful "After All".
Rich in ambience and atmosphere, Hior Chronik's Out of the Dust is an ideal record for those who don't mind slight variations on a dreamlike theme.
All Melody is as artistic an album as anything Nils Frahm has created before, owing as much to abstract art as classical music.
With virtuosic technique and poetic musicality, Jenny Lin's Philip Glass: Complete Etudes for Piano is a required recording for new music aficionados.