Music Tracking 2021

These are 2021 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

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New Releases

  • Apartment House: John Cage Number Pieces (Another Timbre -4CD) - classical
  • Balmorhea: The Wind (Deutsche Grammophon) [04-09] - modern classical
  • Clark: Playground in a Lake (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-26] - modern classical
  • Dan Dean: Fanfare for the Common Man (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • Toumani Diabate & the London Symphony Orchestra: Korolen (World Circuit) [04-23] - modern classical
  • Ensemble O/Aum Grand Ensemble: Julius Eastman: Femenine (Sub Rosa) [02-12] - minimalism [***]
  • Doug Lofstrom: Music for Strings (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Willie Nelson: The Willie Nelson Family
  • Sarah Neufeld: Detritus (Paper Bag) [05-14] - modern classical
  • Lukasz Pawlik: Long-Distance Connections (Summit) [07-13] - classical [**]
  • Naoko Sakata: Dancing for Spirits (Pomperipossa) [03-26] - modern classical
  • Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea (Nonesuch) [01-22] - modern classical
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Trees Speak: PostHuman
  • Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol 1: Femenine (New Amsterdam) [06-18] - classical [***]

Reissues, Etc.

    Priority Counts

    • Priority 1: 7
    • Priority 2: 0
    • Priority 3: 0
    • Priority 4: 2
    • Priority 5: 3

    Total: 12