This Month's Soundtrack, March 2009 - EMusician

This Month's Soundtrack, March 2009

Check out new releases from top artists as picked by the EM editors for the March 2009 issue
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These releases encompass a diverse range of styles and composition methods, from ambient and avant-garde to electronica and pop.

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LAL MERI: LAL MERI (SIX DEGREES)

A delicious cross-cultural mix of Carmen Rizzo's modern beats, Nancy Kaye's sumptuous vocals, and Ireesh Lal's post-Miles trumpet stylings.

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ESTHER LAMNECK: CIGAR SMOKE (INNOVA)

An outstanding collection of new works for clarinet and electronics, featuring Lamneck's fiery interpretations and dynamic subtleties.

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SHUGO TOKUMARU: EXIT (STARTIME/SONY BMG)

A Japanese multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter whose virtuosity never overshadows these delightfully quirky and catchy tunes. For fans of Nino Rota and J-pop.

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JOHN CAGE: VARIATIONS VII (E.A.T./ARTPIX)

A must-have DVD featuring the 1966 performance of this seminal live-electronic work. Includes performance footage, a documentary, and additional audio. (Distributed by Microcinema.com.)

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FRIPP & ENO: NO PUSSYFOOTING (EG)

This remastered 2-disc reissue is expanded with half-speed and reversed versions of “The Heavenly Music Corporation” and a reversed “Swastika Girls.” Yummy!