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New Arrivals - Music on CD for the week of July 22

Check out the music on CD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: Explicit Version. 2009 debut from the fast-rising Rap phenomenon. While so many rappers are delivering tired rhymes to back up their fake back stories, Asher Roth has quickly more...
Amazon Says: Explicit Version. 2009 debut from the fast-rising Rap phenomenon. While so many rappers are delivering tired rhymes to back up their fake back stories, Asher Roth has quickly emerged as the future: a Hip Hop anomaly grounded enough to take pride in his suburban roots but confident and talented enough to have already earned the respect of Rap royalty such as 50 Cent, Ludacris, Akon, and Andre 3000. The album's sound fuses influences from Hip Hop, Rock and R&B to create a masterpiece for the ages. With a humble and hard working demeanor, a vigorous live show and MC skills to match, the sky is the limit with Asher Roth. Features the single 'I Love College'. less...
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Amazon Says: Nine months after the release of Shy Pursuit, The Spinto Band swiftly returns with a new full-length record, Cool Cocoon. Recorded again at their Delaware studio and released more...
Amazon Says: Nine months after the release of Shy Pursuit, The Spinto Band swiftly returns with a new full-length record, Cool Cocoon. Recorded again at their Delaware studio and released on Spintonic Recordings, the album represents a remarkable change of pace. There is more collaboration between songwriters, more spontaneity in the recording process and a distinctively focused sonic direction. Combined, these elements have formed their most cohesive album to date. less...
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Amazon Says: David Draiman of Disturbed, and ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo collaborated together to construct Device. The album takes strands from hard rock, industrial, and electronica more...
Amazon Says: David Draiman of Disturbed, and ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo collaborated together to construct Device. The album takes strands from hard rock, industrial, and electronica, and as a result, Device's self-titled debut album for Warner Bros. Records is a focused, fierce, and fiery new machine. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 release, the 10th studio album from the R&B singer/songwriter. The album include musical assistance from San Francisco-based producer D.O.A., vocalist (and American Idol more...
Amazon Says: 2013 release, the 10th studio album from the R&B singer/songwriter. The album include musical assistance from San Francisco-based producer D.O.A., vocalist (and American Idol winner) Fantasia, Too Short and others. Includes the single 'I'd Rather Have A Love'. less...
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Amazon Says: Violinists Alejandro Carreno and Boris Suarez, violist Ismel Campos and cellist Aimon Mata breathe new life into three gems of the string quartet repertoire, performed with th more...
Amazon Says: Violinists Alejandro Carreno and Boris Suarez, violist Ismel Campos and cellist Aimon Mata breathe new life into three gems of the string quartet repertoire, performed with the perfect balance of classical refinement and South American panache. A debut recording that musically and thematically reflects the young ensembles extraordinary story and progressive pursuits. This is DGs first recording of Argentine composer Alberto Ginasteras particularly difficult 1948 String Quartet no. 1, inspired by the vivacious dance rhythms of his homeland. Shostakovichs deeply personal String Quartet no. 8 is dedicated to the victims of fascism and war, a theme which particularly speaks to the SBSQ. In another DG first, the SBSQ adds South American flavor to the American String Quartet, one of Dvoraks celebrations of his visit to the New World. The SBSQ comprises key players of DG exclusive recording artist Gustavo Dudamels Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. less...
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Amazon Says: Jason Molina's sixteenth full-length with Secretly Canadian, and Magnolia Electric Co.'s fifth full-length. "Josephine" is a concept album that pays tribute to the life and sp more...
Amazon Says: Jason Molina's sixteenth full-length with Secretly Canadian, and Magnolia Electric Co.'s fifth full-length. "Josephine" is a concept album that pays tribute to the life and spirit of fallen bassist Evan Farrell. It contains some of the strongest songs Molina has written. He's approached the universal loneliness before, but never in such a focused, directed manner. less...
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Amazon Says: 2012 release, the fourth studio album from the Portland-based Electronic band. The band may already be a decade old, but Kill For Love breathes new life into their Electro Po more...
Amazon Says: 2012 release, the fourth studio album from the Portland-based Electronic band. The band may already be a decade old, but Kill For Love breathes new life into their Electro Pop sound. less...
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Amazon Says: Apparat is Berlins Sascha Ring. Krieg Und Frieden is an album of music based on Sebastian Hartmanns German theatre production of Tolstoys War & Peace. The renowned German arts more...
Amazon Says: Apparat is Berlins Sascha Ring. Krieg Und Frieden is an album of music based on Sebastian Hartmanns German theatre production of Tolstoys War & Peace. The renowned German arts festival Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen commissioned Sebastian Hartmann on this project of bring Tolstoys masterpiece to the stage. Hartman, considered one of the biggest innovators of contemporary German theatre, called upon Ring (aka Apparat) to contribute to this mammoth project. The project was initially conceived to end with the last performance of the play, and no release was ever imagined. As the production drew to an end, they found they hadnt fully exhausted the potential of the songs yet. less...
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Amazon Says: The time is now for one of the industry's best-kept secrets: PJ Morton. The Maroon 5 keyboardist/backing vocalist makes his major label debut with New Orleans, his first album more...
Amazon Says: The time is now for one of the industry's best-kept secrets: PJ Morton. The Maroon 5 keyboardist/backing vocalist makes his major label debut with New Orleans, his first album for Young Money Entertainment/Republic Records. One listen to Morton's anticipated project quickly reveals why the multi-talent became a favorite on the indie R&B circuit and an in-demand songwriter/producer and also why the limitless talent will be a game changer for the Lil Wayne-founded Young Money. New Orleans marks the Cash Money imprint's first step toward broadening its already wide appeal. And there's no better ambassador to musically personify that message than Morton, whose self-described 'soulful Pop' seamlessly spans multiple genres from Gospel and R&B/Funk to Pop and Rock. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 release, the first new music in two years from one of Warp's most highly respected young artists. Bibio strived for what could be called a panoramic filmic sound. A combi more...
Amazon Says: 2013 release, the first new music in two years from one of Warp's most highly respected young artists. Bibio strived for what could be called a panoramic filmic sound. A combination of what he'd already learned from the past and what he still wanted to achieve. From this mixture of years of experience and exploration of new sounds results a meditative and mature album. . A series of geographic & genre-based mixes from Bibio will be released around the single and album this spring. less...
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Amazon Says: Deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks. 2013 release, the fifth studio album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. On Songversation, her first release in four years, the 3 more...
Amazon Says: Deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks. 2013 release, the fifth studio album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. On Songversation, her first release in four years, the 37-year-old India.Arie hews closely to her established brand of R&B, singing optimistically about love and inspiration backed up by her longtime guitarist Blue Miller and the keyboardist and musical director Shannon Sanders, her longtime producer. less...
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Amazon Says: Booker T. Jones will follow back-to-back GRAMMY wins for his previous two albums with Sound The Alarm out June 25th on Stax/Concord Music Group. This marks Booker s return to more...
Amazon Says: Booker T. Jones will follow back-to-back GRAMMY wins for his previous two albums with Sound The Alarm out June 25th on Stax/Concord Music Group. This marks Booker s return to Stax, a label revered for the gritty soul sound he helped create with Memphis first integrated band in the early 60s, and features collaborations with some of the finest talents in modern soul and R&B including Mayer Hawthorne, Anthony Hamilton, Vintage Trouble, Estelle, Gary Clark, Jr., Luke James and more. Booker T wrote or co-wrote all twelve songs on Sound The Alarm. He co-produced the album with brothers Bobby Ross and Issiah IZ Avila, who have worked with Usher and Mary J. Blige. The Avila brothers also play in the rhythm section on most of the tracks. Booker T has won 4 GRAMMY Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a producer, he has helmed sessions for million sellers including Bill Withers debut album Just As I Am, and Willie Nelson s Stardust. He s written and/or played on some of the most enduring songs of all time including Green Onions, Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay and Born Under A Bad Sign. less...
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Amazon Says: In consecutive seasons, French clarinettist Louis Sclavis returns himself to the drawing board. Contemporaries may have long since settled upon a single instrumental style, or more...
Amazon Says: In consecutive seasons, French clarinettist Louis Sclavis returns himself to the drawing board. Contemporaries may have long since settled upon a single instrumental style, or a congruent ensemble approach refined over the years, but Sclavis (b. 1953 in Lyon) keeps looking for different angles from which to view improvisation, composition, and musical interaction. In a major interview in France s Jazz Magazine, looking back over an unorthodox 40-year career, Sclavis allowed that each of his recent ensembles could be considered a little laboratory , and perhaps most especially the newest one... The trio with Gilles Coronado and Benjamin Moussay features an instrumental formula [with electric guitar, piano, clarinet] previously unexplored by me and it has made me question all my compositional reflexes. I have written things for this project which have brought me into regions in which I have never journeyed and in which I ve had no certitude about direction. But, wanting to play with these musicians, I had to invent music which might justify the association. Initial response to that music was puzzlement. When I presented it to them I saw a huge question mark rising above their heads. Even I was unsure whether we d be able to play the pieces. Then we got down to work and collectively once again the music took shape. It doesn't resemble anything else, it s really music conceived for this group and which couldn t exist until we d played it. Now I find that the more we play this repertoire live the more we explore the countless pathways it opens up, the more freedom we find despite its formal rules, and the music gains in consistency and coherence. But this wasn t clear from the outset. It s one of the most original groups I could have imagined both in terms of orchestration and aesthetical orientation... It is as if the group nourishes itself upon its structural reduction and it is always reaching out for greater concentration and rigor in expression. There is no moment of reprieve while we are playing it because you have to be constantly alert... Yet at the same time, because we have found the way of travelling together, it's a formation in which every member has the possibility of finding expressive freedom. The Atlas Trio is clearly a group that has found its own language with a global reach of reference. Chamber-improvisation, polyrhythmic grooves, minimalistic pulse patterns, enveloping ambience, rhapsodic piano and funky Fender Rhodes, distorted guitar, clarinet soliloquies, contrapuntal themes, free group playing, and much more. An open-form aesthetic applies in multi-facetted music simultaneously exploratory and involving. Recorded in the South of France last September, the album Louis s ninth for ECM features a programme of new Sclavis compositions, plus a concluding piece by Gilles Coronado and is issued in time for tour dates including showcases at the Europa Jazz Festival in Le Mans and Berlin s Jazz D Or Festival and dates at Paris s Sunside-Sunset club. Benjamin Moussay studied physics before committing himself full-time to music, subsequently studying in Strasbourg and Paris with pianist Hervé Sellin and bassist J-F Jenny-Clarke. He has since played with Dave Liebman, Archie Shepp, Glenn Ferris and many others. He leads his own trio which has recorded for the Laborie label, and plays in duo with singer Claudia Solal. less...
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Amazon Says: Campfire Headcase is Boards Of Canada first release since 2002's Geogaddi! The album is very much classic Boards, building on themes and sounds that can can be heard in their more...
Amazon Says: Campfire Headcase is Boards Of Canada first release since 2002's Geogaddi! The album is very much classic Boards, building on themes and sounds that can can be heard in their intervening remix work for Beck, Clouddead and Boom Bip. Warp. 2005. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 album from the Philadelphia-born singer/songwriter. The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand is the follow-up to The Dark Leaves (2010). more...
Amazon Says: 2013 album from the Philadelphia-born singer/songwriter. The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand is the follow-up to The Dark Leaves (2010). less...
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