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Emiliana Torrini & The Colorist Orchestra: “Mikos”

Limber and balanced atop a wry mischief, “Mikos” is a classic-sounding Continental wink and the pristine new single from Emiliana Torrini & The Colorist Orchestra. Their collaborative album Racing The Storm is released by Bella Union on March 17th, and you can pre-order white-vinyl and CD versions of it either from their webstore or from Bandcamp today.

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Christina Vantzou: “Tongue Shaped Rock”

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Today Brussels-based musician and composer Christina Vantzou released her latest album No. 5, upon which you’ll find “Tongue Shaped Rock”, a deep, serpentine, mystic and animating breath. Out courtesy of the storied kranky, vinyl, CD and digital versions of the LP are at Bandcamp.

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Fiona Brice: “We Rise We Fall”

Today Northampton-born composer Fiona Brice releases her And You Know I Care LP, from which you can hear “We Rise We Fall” — a filigreed phantasm — above. Out care of the peerless Bella Union, you can find digital versions here, while vinyl and CD editions are available from the label’s webstore.

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Christina Vantzou: “Red Eel Dream”

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Christina Vantzou is an esteemed composer from Brussels, Belgium, and the brilliant “Red Eel Dream” is a coiled wire glowing in a tangerine mirage and taken from her forthcoming album No. 5. Written while in the Greek Isles, it’s released by the legendary Kranky on November 11th. You can pre-order digital, vinyl and CD editions of it right now from their Bandcamp page.

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Clarice Jensen: “Joy”

Brooklyn-based composer, cellist and Julliard graduate Clarice Jensen is the artistic director of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Esthesis is the name of her forthcoming third album. You can preview its pellucid, lacy meditation “Joy” here. Out courtesy of 130701 on October 21st, you can pre-order vinyl and CD versions of the LP from Bandcamp now.

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Laura Etchegoyhen: “essai n° 3”

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Its natural rhythms captured with spontaneous, organic invention in Niort, France, the three-part “essai no. 3” is the softly-scintillating latest composition from Basque musician Laura Etchegoyhen. For now only the video performance is available, but you can find her previous releases on Apple Music. Via Les inRocks.

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Vanessa Wagner: “Celeste”

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Vanessa Wagner is a pianist from Montreuil, France, and “Celeste” — composed by Brian and Roger Eno — is a romance performed with translucent resolve and unalloyed beauty. The spectacular track is taken from her forthcoming Study of the Invisible LP. Out courtesy of InFiné Music on March 25th, you can order double-vinyl and CD editions of it from Bandcamp, while additional links are here. Via Les inRocks.

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The Daydream Club: “Ocean & the Moon”

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Long favorites at The Autumn Roses, Leicestershire, England’s The Daydream Club have kindly shared “Ocean & the Moon”, a poignant, communal romance and their gently-heartwarming brand-new single. You can find sundry streaming and download links for this right here, and they’ll be releasing their next album All Our Born Days later this year.

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Emmalee Hunnicutt: “Vespertine”

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Liminal and tense, “Vespertine” is an uncanny, understated drama that twists and buzzes. It’s taken from Picnic, Moonside, the forthcoming album from Asheville’s Emmalee Hunnicutt, which is out from July 30th on Dear Life Records. You can pre-order digital and cassette editions of it now from Bandcamp.

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Kumi Takahara: “Sea”

Kumi Takahara is a classically-trained violinist and composer from Tokyo, and recently she’s released See-through, her debut LP. On it you’ll find the spacious, touching and tintinnabulating “Sea”. Out care of FLAU, you can buy CD or digital versions of the album either from them or from Bandcamp now.