CD cover of 'Pattern of Excel', featuring Lee Bannon

Lee Bannon: Pattern of Excel

US producer veers towards ambient music employing computerised tones

DVDs and Downloads

Force Majeure
Family relations grow frosty following an avalanche in this sly, slow-burn Swedish drama
Still Alice
Julianne Moore plays a beautiful academic whose mental glitches turn out to be symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer’s
The Man Who Saved the World
Documentary following a former Soviet colonel who averted Armageddon
CD cover of '12 Reasons to Die II', featuring Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge: 12 Reasons to Die II

The music in this sequel is a superb pastiche of old movie scores

Sibelius: Kuolema

The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra perform some of the composer’s lesser-known music

Joel Harrison 5: Spirit House

The guitarist’s quintet craft compositions that ebb, flow and change mood

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Barber, Bernstein, et al: American Polyphony

‘Missa brevis’ and ‘Agnus Dei’ are two of the works the Polyphony perform

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Iness Mezel: Strong

Songs have buzz-and-whoop-and-clatter or are rhythmically complex

Bottesini: Chamber Works

Davide Botto and his colleagues play a selection featuring the double-bass

CD cover of 'Communion', featuring Years & Years

Years & Years: Communion

An accomplished debut album, animated by genuine vibrancy

CD cover of 'Morning/Evening', featuring Four Tet

Four Tet: Morning/Evening

The album depicts the circadian rhythms of an enticingly relaxing day

CD cover of 'Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector', featuring Terry Riley

Terry Riley: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector

The Kronos Quartet offers a new recording of their inaugural Riley collaboration

Les Ambassadeurs: Rebirth

EP record shows the Malian band has lost nothing of its force

Miguel: Wildheart

Californian R&B singer’s third album includes standard pop-flavoured fare

Beats and Pieces Big Band: All In

Each track pulses with rhythm and has a different story to tell

LA Priest: Inji

Devised by Sam Dust, debut album’s songs are dreamy and playful

Vinci: Catone in Utica

Composer’s showy Baroque opera is played with unflagging energy