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And Somewhere in There, Sleep: An Interview with Synthesizer Master Todd Barton

The reissue of Todd Barton's 2003 album, Ro, finds the synthesizer master getting back to basic acoustic instrumentation and improvisation. In a word, the project was, he says, "Liberating."

Jedd Beaudoin
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Aizuri Quartet's 'Blueprinting' Is One the Best Contemporary Classical Debuts of the Year

The string quartet format is tried and true within classical music. However, there's something truly special about the Aizuri Quartet, something vivacious and energetic that makes their performances truly irresistible.

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Old and New Worlds Meld on Esther Lamneck's 'Tárogató Constructions'

Woodwind virtuoso Esther Lamneck interacts with live electronics on her latest from Innova, Tárogató Constructions.

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Marc Mellits and New Music Detroit Shred, Soothe, and Smolder on Their First Recorded Collaboration

The hippest composer in post-minimalism today, Marc Mellits, receives an excellent tribute from the superb contemporary music ensemble, New Music Detroit.

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Sarah Cahill Honors Terry Riley in a Moving, Pristine Four-Disc Collection

Eighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley is a massive tribute in honor of the pioneering composer on his 80th birthday. A labor of love and admiration from Sarah Cahill, unquestionably one of the finest pianists of our age.

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Los Angeles Percussion Quartet: Beyond

The Grammy-nominated modern music ensemble explores location and language on their latest release. Beyond is a striking and ambitious work in both intent and depth of material.

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So Percussion: It Is Time

Percussion ensemble keeps counting out time.

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Jody Redhage: Of Minutiae and Memory

Relying heavily on texture and technology, and lightly on form and melody, this is a piece of mood music if there ever was one.

John Garratt
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Early Fall New Music Playlist (stream)

Though not quite fall, there's too much new music out there not to turn the calendar for another playlist.

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Love Is All: Two Thousand and Ten Injuries

Punkish, post-pop Swedes tackle the dreaded third LP with a few changes to their sound, but not enough to get us worried.

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Seabear: We Built a Fire

Icelandic septet sits down around the communal campfire and serenades us with set of hush-hush, folk-pop that doesn't so much "build a fire" as put one out.

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Wu-Tang Clan: Return of the Wu & Friends

Longtime Wu-Tang Clan collaborator DJ/Producer Mathematics goes into the vaults and pulls out some choice cuts for remix and reinterpretations on this loosely formatted Wu-related release.

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Josephine Foster: Graphic As a Star

The Snow White of freak-folk gets her Emily Dickinson on.

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Bell Horses: The Loves Last Time

For better or worse, Bell Horses debut of melancholy electro-pop goes down like water and acts like a sleeping pill.

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Farmer Dave Scher: Fast Forward to the Good Times

Formerly of the dreamy and subdued Beachwood Sparks, Farmer Dave Scher hits the waves with this sunny, psychedelic pop debut.

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The Big Pink: A History of Love

UK duo gets fuzzy and epic on their debut tribute to '90s shoegaze.

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