Troyka: Ornithophobia

Troyka: Ornithophobia

Each piece is a shape-shifting patchwork of melodic fragments, crunchy harmonies and looped rhythms

DVDs and Downloads

Boyhood - DVD cover
Richard Linklater’s unique and quietly brilliant project — to film a family across a span of 12 years
Stations of the Cross - DVD cover
A soul-destroying German drama about an adolescent striving to live the perfect Catholic life
Jimi: All Is by My Side - DVD cover
An account of a formative year in the great man’s life with an authentic flavour of the times
Chopin's 'Piano Concerto No. 2'

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2

The recording is at its best wherever Nelson Freire is ravishing the ear with showers of notes that glisten with precision

CD cover of 'Fantastic Planet' by Noveller

Noveller: Fantastic Planet

Hallucinatory desert-rock, a heat haze of synths and echoing guitars evoke the vast spaces of the artist’s native Texas

Mozart's 'Horn Concertos'

Mozart: Horn Concertos

Pip Eastop plays on a modern copy of an 1830 natural horn with an astonishing variety of noises at his command

Jib Kidder

Jib Kidder: Teaspoon to the Ocean

Distorted and doubled-up vocals, looped sitar, droning mantras: all settle around the listener in a rich tapestry of sensation

Stravinsky's 'Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra'

Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is sprightly and concentrated in ‘Concerto’ and ‘Movements’, giving them a rhythmic lift

Tanya Tagaq: Animism

Album features abrasive electronic beats and nervy cinematic orchestrations, with startling results

Taraf De Haïdouks's Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts

Taraf De Haïdouks: Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts

Romania’s once mighty Gypsy band reunites for another breakneck tour of styles from Roma ballads to Turkish dances

Africa Express's 'Mali In C'

Terry Riley: In C Mali

Snappy version with the textures of Malian musicians on kora and balafon pushes the composer’s score set to its limit

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

The album’s centrepiece features sweeping strings, edgy rhythms and lashings of the musician’s iconoclastic sax

Meghan Trainor: Title

US singer channels pre-feminist time warp of 50 years ago via catchy retro-soul and doo-wop

Justin Kauflin: Dedication

The pianist has welded disparate influences into a coherent personal style: the melodies are clear, the rhythms astute

Criolo: Convoque Seu Buda

Brazilian rapper and soul singer Kleber Gomes croons a dispatch from a society in transition

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

Anna Netrebko sounds radiant and imperious as the young, blind princess in the one-act fairytale romance

Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love

The punk trio reunite with their trademark sound: rapid interlocking melodies, abrasive guitars and singsong choruses