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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - To be released March 8, 2019 | Chicken Ranch Records

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - To be released March 1, 2019 | Alpha

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released February 1, 2019 | MMC Recordings

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released January 18, 2019 | Sounds et al & Beacon Sound

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The first vinyl release from Dolphin Midwives, the solo project of Portland-based artist Sage Fisher, is a delicate yet splintered album of sparkling, multi-tracked harps and ethereal vocals. Fisher states that the album is "about finding beauty and acceptance in the fractured, broken and vulnerable places," and her usage of electronic effects seems very hands-on, as she's constantly twisting and warping the sounds of her voice and instruments. It's much busier and glitchier than something by Mary Lattimore, to name another harpist who augments her playing with looping pedals and other effects. Tracks such as "Jungespell" end up being far more intense than one might expect, applying rapid pitch-shifting and transforming voices and harp pluckings into insectoid tones. "Flux" is two minutes of flanged shuddering and startling interjections of what sounds like a buzzing alarm. The two "Temple" pieces are more meditative, but even these seem a bit messy, layering sounds in waves until they trip over themselves. "Mirror" is perhaps the album's most immediately striking tune, beginning with a cooing vocal melody that could've appeared on a '60s psych-folk record, but Fisher's singing constantly interrupts itself in a series of erratic blips. "Labyrinth I" is a series of glitched-out crystalline notes frozen in time. "Satya Yuga" is a bit more relaxing and resonant, focusing on very intimate-sounding harp playing; the effects are present but less intrusive, adding depth without obscuring anything. Fisher is unafraid to take her music down unexpected paths, and her adventurousness keeps Liminal Garden spontaneous and vibrant. ~ Paul Simpson

Choral Music (Choirs) - Released January 11, 2019 | Navona

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released January 11, 2019 | Naxos

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released December 28, 2018 | Control Freak Kitten Records

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released December 14, 2018 | Galileo Music Communication

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released November 23, 2018 | Decca (UMO) (Classics)

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As Time Goes By sees British tenor Alfie Boe return to his solo career after two albums duetting with fellow British vocalist Michael Ball. Featuring a selection of easy listening standards that hail from the 1930s, Boe tackles songs such as "Moonlight Serenade," "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," and "Minnie the Moocher." ~ Rich Wilson
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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released November 20, 2000 | dust production

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released November 17, 2018 | Housemaster Records

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released November 11, 2018 | Ludub

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released October 18, 1993 | iM Jose Luis Ocejo

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released January 1, 1991 | iM David van Asch - R.B

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released January 1, 1992 | iM R.B

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released October 20, 2018 | Texicalli Records

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released October 19, 2018 | Chaos

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released September 21, 2018 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
The tenor Julian Prégardien joins Alpha Classics for several recording projects that will showcase every facet of his talent, notably lieder and oratorio. His first album on the label is devoted to one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of music, Winterreise in a version with orchestra composed by Hans Zender in 1993. He scored the work for orchestral forces very different from the ensembles used in the nineteenth century (including, for example, a soprano saxophone, an accordion, a harmonica, a wind machine, a guitar and a very large percussion section). Hans Zender describes his work as a ‘creative transformation’: ‘My own reading of Winterreise does not seek a new expressive interpretation, but systematically takes advantage of the freedoms that performers normally allow themselves in an intuitive way: slowing down or accelerating the tempo, transposition into different keys, emphasising and nuancing colours.’ © Outhere Music

Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released September 21, 2018 | Brawl Records

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Vocal Recitals - Released September 14, 2018 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica
A most unusual cabinet of curiosities 'Finding pleasure even in meditating on what causes one's pain': that neatly defines the theme of this album of music from the cusp of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Here Italian and English madrigals rub shoulders with motets and Tenebrae responsories. A melancholic poetry that provided endless nourishment for musical creativity in the late Renaissance, and which Geoffroy Jourdain presents in his first recording for harmonia mundi. © harmonia mundi