These releases encompass a diverse range of styles and composition methods, from ambient and avant-garde to electronica and pop.
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.
ESTHER LAMNECK: CIGAR SMOKE (INNOVA)
An outstanding collection of new works for clarinet and electronics, featuring Lamneck's fiery interpretations and dynamic subtleties.
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.
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.)
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!