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Paul Frick - Hofknicks
Romed Hopfgartner - Pattern & Decoration
VOS - Charlatan
Franui & Florian Boesch - Alles wieder gut
Lukas Lauermann - I N
Thomas Wally - Jusqu’à l’aurore
Emily Stewart - The Anatomy Of Melancholy
Les Espaces Électroacoustiques II
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Romed Hopfgartner: Pattern & Decoration

Colorful jazz in all its forms and possibilities: the new album by the versatile Austrian saxophonist Romed Hopfgartner!
Find the album right here.
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VOS: Charlatan

Dark glowing contemporary jazz: the picture-rich and atmospheric debut album of the Austrian trio VOS!
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Franui & Florian Boesch: Alles wieder gut

“Alles wieder gut” is the ultimate Liederabend with Florian Boesch – one of the most sought-after Lieder-interpreters of our time – and Musicbanda Franui, the iconic ten-piece, three-decade old band from the wilderness of East Tyrol. Find the album right here.
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Lukas Lauermann: I N

Cellist & composer Lukas Lauermann proudly presents his 2nd solo recording. This work, titled “I N”, illustrates a very particular state: Someone does some soul-searching by looking INward – and in the same instance is receiving external INput and you may simply let yourself sink INto it! Find the album right here.
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Thomas Wally: Jusqu'à l'aurore

The compositions of native Viennese Thomas Wally (1981), which the fabled Mondrian Ensemble have so marvelously put down on this, the composer’s first portrait recording, might just be considered the dawn of the latest in new music. We can marvel at the unique language and character in Wally’s works from the last ten years and at his keen desire for experimentation and liberty which he combines with the utmost of conceptual seriousness. Find the album right here.
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Emily Stewart: The Anatomy of Melancholy

Wait, don’t I know that name... “Emily Stewart”? Probably you do: born in London and raised in Costa Rica, the violinist and composer Emily Stewart now lives in Vienna now presenting her very own debut album, which is an utterly convincing and eclectic combination of classical, jazz and folk elements with a dash of improvisation and a soupçon of a singer-songwriter‘s perspective. Truly recommended. Find the album right here.
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Les Espaces Électroacoustiques II

After the highly respected first part of the "Les Espaces Électroacoustiques", further milestones of electroacoustic music appear in an adequate and informed reproduction. The Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) at the Zurich University of the Arts ensures once more with its extensive know-how and up-to-date 5.1 surround mix a unique sound experience. Find the album right here.
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Boulez / Manoury: Le Marteau sans maître / B-Partita

Pierre Boulez’ Le Marteau sans maître is one of the essential compositions of the 20th century. Now, for the very first time, this masterpiece appears on the same record as B-Partita, a tribute of French composer Philippe Manoury’s (*1952) to Boulez - brought together by Daniel Kawka and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain. Arriver avec plaisir! Find the album right here.
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Edition III

Our latest releases this time are rather special: they premiere our 3rd and final edition! In line with its name, “III”, it proudly sports a tripartite artwork and opens up the 3rd dimension of col legno’s very own universe. Its main characteristics are reduction, minimalism and total artistic freedom and thereby reflects the digital within the analog so to say ... and for this very special occasion we have selected three very special artists from Italy, Austria and France as our premiere guests, all of whom pursue a very own approach in their three very different programmes, by totally matching and representing the idea and the spirit of "III". 
Recommendations
Ketan Bhatti

Nodding Terms

New music and groove – does it work and does it exist? Musical crossover artist Ketan Bhatti nods ... and delivers proof with his solo debut Nodding Terms! 
Niccolò Castiglioni

Quilisma

“The succinctness of his work will first become fully apparent when it becomes possible to view the second half of the twentieth century from something more like a bird’s-eye view.” (Alessandro Solbiati) 
Franui

Schubertlieder, Brahms Volkslieder, Mahlerlieder

Schubert–Brahms–Mahler: Franui’s magical lieder triangle has now finally been assembled in a box. 
Visuals
Emily Stewart: Fair
Franui & Florian Boesch: ALL WAS WELL AGAIN

Coastline Paradox: Teaser
SCENATET: Nice Guys Win Twice
Martin Ptak: River Tales (Live)
Lukas Lauermann: wir sind abgründe (ein brunnen der in den himmelschaut)
Alma: Oeo (Teaser)
iris electrum: of tigers and owls (no future, no past)
Alma: Morocco
CPSS: Bold
Classics
Vinko Globokar

Eisenberg

Archaic sounds, songs as psychodramas, plowing through the depths and shallows of the orchestra: experience Globokar’s cosmos of original, intense music. 
Morton Feldman

For Bunita Marcus

"This work, which I have dedicated to Bunita Marcus, [...] deals with the death of my mother, and with the notion of a slow death." 
Morton Feldman

Crippled Symmetry

Music and carpets? Well, the latter’s slightly irregular patterns certainly inspired Morton Feldman to write his Crippled Symmetry (1983). 
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Steven Stucky
Listening to Contemporary Music
A timeless keynote about finding a relationship to music of our times. 
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