Decca US is proud to present the original soundtrack to SYBERIA: THE WORLD BEFORE, the latest installment in the cult adventure video game franchise SYBERIA, composed by Grammy-award-winning composer INON ZUR and featuring viral Tik Tok pianist EMILY BEAR.
The Syberia series has sold over 3 MILLION video game units to date.
Syberia: The World Before is the fourth installment in the cult adventure game series – Syberia – created by late author and graphic novel artist Benoît Sokal and published by Microids. This new game, to be release on 10 December 2021, follows the incredible journey of two women across two time periods and is set in the fantastic and poetic world of Benoît Sokal's Syberia, with its breathtaking scenery and iconic characters.
Mercury KX today releases the original motion picture soundtrack to Spencer, the highly anticipated new film from director Pablo Larraín, starring Kristen Stewart in the lead role as the late Princess Diana. It is accompanied by a brand-new instrumental score composed by Jonny Greenwood, a poignant accompaniment to the film, of genre bending music that combines strait-laced classical baroque with spiralling free jazz. The movie premiered at Venice Film Festival on September 3 and was released in cinemas in the UK and US on November 5, 2021. Spencer is the latest film score from award-winning composer Jonny Greenwood, following such acclaimed soundtracks such as Phantom Thread, There Will Be Blood, and Norwegian Wood.
Hania Raniand Dobrawa Czocher are the youngest female composer duo signed to Deutsche Grammophon. They began making music together in their early teens, discovering an instinctive artistic connection with one another. Both are now successful musicians in their own right, but that special bond remains unchanged. "There's a lot of sisterhood between us," explains Rani. Czocher agrees, adding, "When you're siblings, you can be honest. We trust each other." That sense of mutual trust and understanding has inspired their debut DG album. Written by composer-pianist-singer Hania and composer-cellist Dobrawa, and recorded by them in their native Poland, Inner Symphonies is their first full album of original works
Brought together on this unique double album are Ashkenazy's latest Bach recording of English Suites 1-3 and his first-ever Bach recording from 1965, the Concerto in D minor. An astonishing 56 years and a lifetime's experience of this timeless music span the two recordings, marking the longest exclusive association between pianist and record label in history. This new recording of the first three English Suites is the latest addition to Ashkenazy's discography of the major keyboard works of JS Bach. Back in 2004 he began with ‘The 48' (the 48 Preludes & Fugues of ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier') and this was immediately greeted with critical acclaim: "The pianist's straightforward, intelligent, and vibrantly clear interpretations are a joy to hear", wrote Classics Today, going on to say "He eschews Glenn Gould's idiosyncrasies of tempo and phrasing, and proves more stylish than older, erstwhile Russian colleagues like Nikolayeva and Richter." Gramophone added: "you will surely return to Ashkenazy for his unfailing lucidity and musicianship."
A new collection of music from Gameloft's most popular games to stream and download . Featuring music from the Asphalt Franchise, March of Empires, N.O.V.A., Dungeon Hunter, Modern Combat, Dragon Mania Legends, Sniper Fury, Gangstar, and more. Gameloft, a leader in the creation and publishing of games, in partnership with Decca Records US (a division of Verve Label Group) are thrilled to announce the release of the new compilation album High Scores: Music From Gameloft Games, out now on digital music platforms. High Scores presents music from some of the most famous and beloved mobile games of all time, spanning twenty years of mobile gaming, and including the globally successful Asphalt franchise, which has surpassed one billion downloads.
Charles debuted her renditions of Sarah Vaughan's "Detour Ahead" and Marlena Shaw's "Woman Of The Ghetto" to critical praise; FLOOD Magazine proclaims, "Charles' reimagination of Sarah Vaughan's ‘Detour Ahead' is an ode to resilience," while Billboard declares, "Breathing new life into a 1960's anthem for empowerment, Melanie Charles delivers a charged performance of Marlena Shaw's ‘Woman of The Ghetto.'"
On Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women, Charles leaves listeners with a powerful statement on what solidarity with Black women can look like. It includes not only care and attention to the everyday struggles that animate Black women's lives, but also to the beauty and joy as well. At its core, the record is a call for a more intersectional vision of the world in which Black women can live more freely and express their full humanity.
After nearly six decades, a private recording of a rare, nightclub performance by John Coltrane of his magnum opus, A Love Supreme, is set for commercial release. Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at The Penthouse in Seattle, A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle is a musical revelation of historic importance, capturing Coltrane as he began to expand his classic quartet-adding Pharoah Sanders on second saxophone and Donald Garrett on second bass-and catapulting him into the intense, spiritually focused final phase of his career. Today, you can listen to A Love Supreme, Part IV – Psalm, watch the visualizer here https://JohnColtrane.lnk.to/ALSPIV. The full album A Love Supreme Live in Seattle is for release October 8, on Impulse! Records/UMe.
LOVE FOR SALE, the new collaborative album from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, will be released on October 1st via Columbia Records/Interscope Records. This historic album will be Tony's last studio recording, showcasing the Cole Porter songbook of classic popular music with both duet and solo selections from both artists.Their duet, "I Get A Kick Out Of You," will be the first single. Tony Bennett celebrates his 95th Birthday today and appropriately will be at Radio City Music Hall tonight performing the songs he has spent a lifetime singing and sharing the stage with Lady Gaga, a cherished musical collaborator.ONE LAST TIME: AN EVENING WITH TONY BENNETT AND LADY GAGA sold out both Radio City performances for August 3rd and 5th within a day of going on sale to the public. MTV will exclusively air the global premiere of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's new video "I Get A Kick Out Of You" on Friday, August 6th at 12PM ET. The video will make its broadcast premiere on MTV, MTV Live, MTVU, across MTV's worldwide network of channels in 180+ regions and the ViacomCBS Times Square Billboard.
Deutsche Grammophonpresents Winter Tales features music from some of the label's star composers, who were invited to reimagine the music of Christmas and Chanukah, drawing inspiration from their childhoods and homelands. The album of 12 very personal responses to that creative challenge, all of which have something fresh and timely to say about winter's promise of renewal and light's power over darkness. The album opens with Roger and Brian Eno's Wanting to Believe – a brand new vocal track from the duo and the perfect prelude to music by composers as diverse as Peter Gregson, Víkingur Ólafsson, Hania Rani and Dobrawa Czocher, Balmorhea, Mari Samuelsen, Ane Brun, Dustin O'Halloran and Bryan Senti, ABBOTT, Vanbur, Classical Sundays and Joep Beving.
Ten years on, and after demands from his loyal fan base, Ólafur Arnalds has released The Invisible EP, out today. The profound contemporary artist behind Broadchurch and some kind of peace originally crafted the music for a historical documentary, The Invisible Front. The never-before released music was re-discovered in Ólafur's musical archive, like many things, in the heart of lockdown.
Of the EP, Ólafur says, "I wrote the music on The Invisible EP for a film score over 10 years ago. While sorting through some unreleased material I found these songs buried on an old hard drive. It's a funny thing, looking back on your own music. Since I wrote these so many things have changed, in the world, in my career, in my life. But still they resonated with me and I hope that they do with you as well. So, after 10 years on the shelf, here is a time capsule from a different era."
Once Upon A Time – Live in Avignon presents Eberhard on a rare evening in southern France in the midst of an adventurous series of solo bass concerts in 1994. This particular concert took place as part of the Festival International De Contrebasse, organized by Barre Philips. Reviewing one of Eberhard's solo events that year, the Financial Times called him "an exceptional bass player [who] can shine in all styles" and went on to claim, "it is hard to imagine that anyone else could play what Weber plays."Throughout the years, the bassist indeed has proven time and time again of a particularly unique musical vision that can not only be traced back to his singular use of effects and his signature five-string bass hybrid, but also draws on his personal background.
Enrico Rava delivers a characteristically outgoing performance in this live recording from Antwerp's Jazz Middelheim festival. In the summer of 2019, the doyen of Italian jazz was in buoyant mood as he zigzagged between celebrations marking ECM's 50th anniversary and his own 80th. For these concerts, the core of his current quartet with guitarist Francesco Diodati, bassist Gabriele Evangelista and drummer Enrico Morello was augmented with guests to form a special unit, an Edizione Speciale able to rove across the totality of Enrico's musical enthusiasms. To differing degree, all the players heard here have been inspired by Enrico Rava's example: he has been a mentor to most of them and, in turn, draws fresh energy from their spirited interaction. "I give them a lot of freedom," he has said of his sidemen, "because I trust them. I have to trust them, and they have to trust me – at that point, everything is possible."
Sheku and Isata, the charismatic siblings from the talented Kanneh-Mason family, announce their first duo album, Muse – a selection of music for piano and cello composed by Samuel Barber and Sergei Rachmaninov. Release is 5th November on Decca Classics, the recording captures the siblings' musicality and refined skill from years of performing together – both at home and in recitals worldwide.
Both the Rachmaninov and Barber cello sonatas found a natural place in Sheku and Isata's concert programmes before the pandemic. During the COVID-19 lockdowns, they found shared enthusiasm along with a familiar comfort in playing the pieces together.
The acclaimed recording artist and entertainer Lance Ellington releases his debut album Happy! on Silva Screen Records on November 19th. Creating a lush space for Lance's velvety voice to explore a range of timbres and emotions, Happy! brings an updated, effervescent sound of jazz standards to 2021.
Produced by Evan Jolly and Rick Clark, Happy! is a solid and exuberant jazz album. From Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's opener Feeling Good, Herman Hupfeld's As Time Goes By to Pharrell Williams's Happy, and Arthur Kent's Bring Me Sunshine, featuring Strictly Come Dancing's star Anton Du Beke, Happy! is an album of feel-good classics offering both nostalgia and excitement of being in the now. Lance comments "I am so thankful to be doing something that I have a burning passion for... day in and day out... and that truly makes me Happy!! …Not only being in the world-famous Abbey Road Studios but listening to some of the best musicians in the world is something that is hard to beat!"
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma releases his new album, Notes for the Future available now on Sony Classical. Notes for the Future brings together extraordinary artists from five continents: across nine tracks, Ma joins Angélique Kidjo, Mashrou' Leila, Tunde Olaniran, Jeremy Dutcher, Andrea Motis, ABAO, Lila Downs, and Marlon Williams to explore our fears and hopes, reminding us that the future is ours to shape, together. The album captures the full range of human emotion, from the lament of the album's lead offering, a collaborative version of "Blewu" with Angélique Kidjo (named "Africa's premier diva" by TIME), to the energetic prayer for home in "Ha'oud (I Will Return)" from Ma and Beirut-based rock band Mashrou' Leila (dubbed "the Arab world's most influential independent band" by Financial Times).
"The whole album is an exploration of how we can find inner peace through nature," – tstewart
Elysian Park is a slice of unaffected paradise found in downtown Los Angeles. Home to countless birds and (what feels like) infinite layers of greenery, the park plays the role of muse for tstewart's 21 track album, Elysian. With each track named after his favourite nooks of the Elysian, tstewart likens his crescendos to the grand, never-ending steps found just before the park. As the new project from Machinedrum, the artist behind Kane Train and prominent A$AP Ferg Star remix, tstewart has signed to Mercury KX with a diverse, piano-led sound that juxtaposes his previous glitchy, pop-fused work. Listen to the first single, Buena, here, out now.
Subaqueous Silence, Japanese pianist Ayumi Tanaka's leader debut for ECM – following two critically acclaimed releases with Thomas Strønen – is a strikingly original statement, conveying a musical atmosphere all its own, with its intensities and silences, its sense of mystery and dramatic tension. No other contemporary piano trio sounds like this.
Tanaka met bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen and drummer Per Oddvar Johansen shortly after arriving in Oslo a decade ago and they have been developing their musical language together since then, exploring the implications of Ayumi's compositions, which draw inspiration from both eastern and western sources, from the sounds of nature and more.
Renée Fleming releases; Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene, her new album with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Inspired by the solace Fleming found while hiking near her Virginia home during lockdown, the album explores the centrality of nature in Romantic-era song and highlights the peril and fragility of the natural world today. Fleming and her collaborator, the Canadian conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin, have hand-picked a selection of works in which composers and poets find human experience and love reflected in the world of nature. A celebrated performer of art song, Fleming draws on both well-loved and lesser-known classical repertoire, with music by Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, Gabriel Fauré, and Reynaldo Hahn.
Supertrain Records is proud to present the premiere recording of Patrick Cassidy's The Mass for Choir & Organ. The album features one of the world's largest pipe organs housed at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. The sublime, passionate and emotional depth of The Mass creates space and empathy for the listener to sink into themselves as its complexities wash over them. In reimagining the traditional Catholic Mass text in the context of universal solace, Cassidy has created a work for the ages. Growing from the challenges of quarantine, it is perhaps the first major work in history to be recorded virtually, with each member of the choral group singing their individual part in isolation. A great human symbol of beauty sewn in a time of adversity.
Recorded just prior to their Arctic Riff collaboration with Joe Lovano, En attendant finds Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz and Michal Miskiewicz in thoughtful, exploratory mood. The multifaceted Polish group illuminates a characteristically wide span of music, the scope extending from Bach to group improvisation. On En attendant, collectively created pieces are juxtaposed with Wasilewski's malleable "Glimmer of Hope", Carla Bley's timeless "Vashkar", The Doors' hypnotic "Riders on the Storm" and a selection from Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, transformed in the context. Fluidity is the hallmark, allied to the deep listening made possible by more than a quarter-century of collaborative music-making.