The Blue Hour is a forthcoming, expansive and ambitious song cycle written collaboratively by composers Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider and accompanied by Boston-based, self-conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry. You can preview three chapters in its epic story above. Out from October 14th, you can pre-order the CD version of it from Nonesuch, and it’s also on Bandcamp.
Today Korean musician and composer 박지하 Park Jiha releases her third album The Gleam, and from it you can drift and dream along to its liminal, welcoming “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” here. Out on Glitterbeat, vinyl, CD and digital editions of the LP can be found on her Bandcamp page, while streaming links are right here. Via Les inRocks.
Originally from Guatemala, Mexico City-based musician and composer Mabe Fratti has just and generously shared her new LP Será que ahora podremos, and above you can hear its spontaneous-feeling, cyclical and sweet “Nadie Sabe”. Out on Unheard of Hope, you can order pink-vinyl, CD and digital versions of it from Bandcamp now. Via Gorilla vs. Bear.