On the Record rounds up details about new and pending recordings of interest to the new-music community: contemporary classical music and jazz, electronic and electroacoustic music, and idioms for which no clever genre name has been coined, on CD, vinyl LP, cassette, digital-only formats… you name it.

This list of upcoming release dates is culled from press releases, Amazon and other online record stores, social-media posts, and similar resources. Dates cited correspond to U.S. release of physical recordings where applicable, and are subject to change. (Links to Amazon, where used, do not imply endorsement.)

These listings are not comprehensive—nor could they be! To submit a forthcoming recording for consideration, email information to steve@nationalsawdust.org.

The Necks
Photograph: Camille Walsh Photography

New This Week

Three by The Necks

David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Fern Friedman, Terri Hanlon, and Anne Klingensmith She’s More Wild… (Black Truffle)
Brooklyn Rider
Healing Modes – compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Du Yun, Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and Caroline Shaw (In a Circle)
Gerald Cleaver Signs (577 Records)
Chicago Underground Quartet
Good Days (Astral Spirits)
Liberty Ellman
Last Desert (Pi Recordings)
Bernard Fort
FRACTALS/Brain Fever (Recollection GRM)
Hasco Duo
(Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and Jesse Langen) – The Same Old Wonder – compositions by Hasco Duo, Ravi Kittappa, Morgan Krauss, Luis Fernando Amaya, and Jonathan Sokol (New Focus)
JacaszekMusic for Film (Ghostly International)
A.F. JonesA Jurist for Nothing (Gertrude Tapes)
The NecksThree (Northern Spy)
Nick StorringMy Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell (Orange Milk; see related Log article here)

Coming Soon

(☆ – newly listed this week)

April 3

Ted Hearne/Saul Williams Place (New Amsterdam)
Clarice Jensen The experience of repetition as death (130701)
Bernard Parmegiani
Violostries (Recollection GRM)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – PBO & Caroline Shaw – compositions by Caroline Shaw; performances by Anne Sofie von Otter, Avery Amereau, and Dashon Burton (Philharmonia Baroque)
Ali Can Puskulcu Gibberish Shreds (New Focus)
Webber/Morris Big BandBoth Are True (Greenleaf Music)

April 10

Kaffe Matthews Foreigner (Objects Ltd.)
Scott L. MillerGhost Layers – TAK Ensemble (New Focus)
Charles Rumback
June Holiday (Astral Spirits)

April 17

Matt Evans New Topographics (Whatever’s Clever)
Mako Sica with Hamid Drake
Balancing Tear (Astral Spirits)

April 24

Ian Chang 属 Belonging (City Slang)
Juliet Fraser
Spilled Out from Tangles – compositions by Lawrence Dunn, Sivan Eldar, Nomi Epstein, and Lisa Illean (Huddersfield Contemporary Records)
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Dawn Chorus – compositions by David Biedenbender, Molly Joyce, Rob Deemer, Jeff Herriott, Phil Kline, Ashley Stanley, Alexandra Gardner, Paula Matthusen, Patrick Harlin, Betsey Biggs, and Niko Schroeder (Innova)
GRIDDecomposing Force (NNA Tapes)
Ben HolmesNaked Lore (Chant)
David Langlove fail – Quince Ensemble (Innova)
Bec PlexusSTICKLIP (New Amsterdam)

May 1

Matthew ShippThe Piano Equation (Tao Forms)
SunwatchersBrave Rats (Amish)
Wet Ink EnsembleGlossolalia/Lines on Black – compositions by Alex Mincek and Sam Pluta (Carrier)

May 15

☆ Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians – Erik Hall (Western Vinyl)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Mosaic of Transformation (Ghostly International)

May 22

Whit Dickey TrioExpanding Light (Tao Forms)
☆ Endangered QuartetHeart (New Focus)

June 5

scapegoatThreshing/Plastic – compositions by Mauricio Pauly and Santiago Díez-Fischer (New Focus)