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On March 4, 2016.

On March 4, 2016, “RCA” label released “Ouroboros”, the sixth Ray LaMontagne studio album. It was recorded in February 2015, at “La La land” in Louisville, US, and was produced by Jim James.

Personnel:

  • Ray LaMontagne – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Dan Dorff – CP70, RMI, piano, vibes, Mellotron, Trident synthesizer, Multivox piano, Juno, pump organ, pocket piano
  • Dave Givan – drums, percussion
  • Jim James – electric guitar, saxophone, Juno, Trident synthesizer, background vocals
  • Seth Kaufman – bass, meditation box, electric guitar textures, slide guitar
  • Alexis Marsh – background vocals
  • Kevin Ratterman – Moog bass, piano strings, pocket piano, Moog F/X

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray LaMontagne.

  1. Homecoming
  2. Hey No Pressure
  3. The Changing Man
  4. While It Still Beats
  5. In My Own Way
  6. Another Day
  7. A Murmuration of Starlings
  8. Wouldn’t It Make a Lovely Photograph

On February 26, 2016.

On February 26, 2016, “Real World Records” label released “The Gloaming 2”, the second Gloaming studio album. It was recorded in December 2015, and was produced by Thomas Bartlett.

Personnel:

  • Iarla Ó Lionáird – vocals
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano
  • Dennis Cahill – guitar
  • Martin Hayes – fiddle
  • Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – Hardanger d’Amore
  • Patrick Dillett – mixing, engineering
  • Patrick Phillips – assistant engineering
  • UE Nastasi – mastering
  • Marc Bessant – design
  • Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison – cover art
  • Rich Gilligan – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Pilgrim’s Song – Seán Ó Ríordáin, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  2. Fáinleog (Wanderer) (The Wanderer/Fáinleog/The Holly Bush) – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  3. The Hare (The Hare and the Corn) – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  4. Oisin’s Song – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  5. The Booley House (The Booley House/Lad O’Beirne’s Favourite) – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  6. Repeal the Union – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  7. Casadh an tSúgáin – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  8. The Rolling Wave (The Rolling Wave/Music in the Glen) – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  9. Cucanandy (Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh) – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  10. Mrs Dwyer (Mrs Dwyer/Dick Gosgrove’s) – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  11. Slán le Máighe – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  12. The Old Favourite – traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

ON February 23, 2015.

On February 23, 2015, “Test Card Recordings” label released “The Race for Space”, the second Public Service Broadcasting studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Jacamar Studios”, “The Pool Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by J Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth.

Personnel:

  • J Willgoose, Esq. – guitars, synths, bass, banjo, percussion, sampling
  • Wrigglesworth – drums, vibraphone, handclaps
  • Richard Andrews – piano
  • Mircea Belei – viola
  • Leah Evans – cello
  • Clementine Vale – cello
  • Thomas Greed – violin
  • David Larkin – violin
  • Iain Maxwell – trombone
  • Christopher Smith – trombone 
  • John Moore – baritone saxophone
  • Guy Passey – alto saxophone
  • Sebastian Philpott – trumpet
  • Katherine Blamire – vocals
  • Jessica Davies – vocals
  • Kate Bishop – alto
  • Ruth Kiang – alto
  • Eleanor Minney – alto
  • Helen Parker – alto
  • Emma Brain-Gabbott – soprano
  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange – soprano, chorus master
  • Chloë Morgan – soprano
  • Ann De Renais – soprano
  • Ben Fleetwood Smyth – tenor
  • Paul Grier – bass
  • James Mawson – bass
  • Joe Stoddart – bass
  • Lawrence Wallington – bass
  • Lawrence White – bass
  • Alex Parish – handclaps, “and tea”
  • Jonathan Sagis – handclaps
  • Sam Wheat – recorder, engineer
  • Joe Rubel – engineer
  • Matt Mysko – assistant engineer
  • Stefano Civetta – second assistant engineer
  • Jonathan Sagis – assistant engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Race for Space – John F. Kennedy’s September 1962 Speech (inspiring event)
  2. Sputnik – Sputnik 1 1957 – First satellite (inspiring event)
  3. Gagarin – Vostok 1 1961 – First human in space (inspiring event)
  4. Fire in the Cockpit – Apollo 1 disaster 1967 – First planned Apollo mission (inspiring event)
  5. E.V.A. – Voskhod 2 -1965 – First spacewalk (inspiring event)
  6. The Other Side – Apollo 8 – 1968 – First human orbit of the Moon (inspiring event)
  7. Valentina – Vostok 6 – 1963 – First woman and first civilian in space (inspiring event)
  8. Go! – Apollo 11 (1969 – First Moon landing by a crewed spacecraft (inspiring event)
  9. Tomorrow – Apollo 17 – 1972 – Final Apollo mission (inspiring event)

On February 19, 2016.

On February 19, 2016, “Bersuk” label released “Need Your Light”, the fourth Ra Ra Riot studio album. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Rostam Batmanglij and Ryan Hadlock.

Personnel:

  • Wes Miles – vocals
  • Milo Bonacci – guitar
  • Mathieu Santos – bass guitar
  • Kenneth Bernard – drums
  • Rebecca Zeller – violin
  • Clarice Jensen – cello
  • Connor Hoffman – engineer
  • Taylor Carroll – engineer
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Chris Allgood – mastering assistant
  • Christopher Everhart – design, layout
  • Jared Chambers – cover and fold out photography
  • Shervin Lainez – photography

Track listing:

  1. Water
  2. Absolutely
  3. Foreign Lovers
  4. I Need Your Light
  5. Bad Times
  6. Call Me Out
  7. Instant Breakup
  8. Every Time I’m Ready to Hug
  9. Bouncy Castle
  10. Suckers

On February 13, 2015.

On February 13, 2015, “RCA” label released “Love Stuff”, the debut Elle King studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by John Hill, Dave Bassett, Jeff Bhasker, Martin Johnson, Jacknife Lee and Eg White.

Personnel:

  • Elle King – lead vocals, guitar, banjo, beats
  • Jacknife Lee – lead vocals
  • Dave Bassett, Martin Johnson Jacknife Lee, Blake Mills, Hunter Perrin, Mark Ronson, Eg White – guitar
  • Blake Mills – bouzouki
  • Dave Bassett – keyboards, bass, drums, percussion
  • Jacknife Lee – keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, organ, piano
  • John Hill – keyboards, synthesize, programming
  • Jeff Bhasker – organ, piano
  • Kyle O’Quin – organ, piano
  • Jamie Muhoberac – organ
  • Jeff Bhasker, Martin Johnson, Jamie Muhoberac, Brandon Paddock – piano
  • Brandon Paddock, Mark Ronson, Sebastian Steinberg – bass
  • Sam Bell, Jeff Bhasker, Patrick Carney, Zach Carothers, James Gadson, John Gourley, John Hill, Martin Johnson, Patrick Keeler, Kyle O’Quin, Darren Weiss – drums, percussion, beats
  • Zach Carothers, Scarlet Cherry, John Gourley, Martin Johnson, Tyler Sam Johnson, Elle King, Phillip Lawrence, Kyle O’Quin, Alisan Porter – backing vocals
  • Martin Johnson, Kyle Moorman, Brandon Paddock – programming
  • Jeff Bhasker, Michael H. Brauer, Tom Elmhirst, Martin Johnson, Vance Powell, Alex Salibian, Eg White – mixing
  • Mark Bengtson – mixing assistant
  • Ben Baptie, Tyler Sam Johnson, Brandon Paddock – production assistant

Track listing:

  1. Where the Devil Don’t Go – Elle King, Sterling Fox
  2. Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King, Dave Bassett
  3. Under the Influence – Elle King, Dave Bassett
  4. Last Damn Night – Elle King, Jeff Bhasker
  5. Kocaine Karolina – Elle King, Jeff Bhasker
  6. Song of Sorrow – Elle King
  7. America’s Sweetheart – Elle King, Martin Johnson
  8. I Told You I Was Mean – Elle King
  9. Ain’t Gonna Drown – Elle King, Jeff Bhasker
  10. Jackson – Elle King, Amanda Ghost, Dave McCracken, Felipe Aparicio
  11. Make You Smile – Elle King, Garret “Jacknife” Lee
  12. See You Again – Elle King, Francis White

On February 9, 2015.

On February 9, 2015, “Columbia” label released “Happy People”, the second Peace studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Jim Abbiss.

Personnel:

  • Harrison Koisser – lead vocals, guitar
  • Samuel Koisser – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Douglas Castle – lead guitar
  • Dominic Boyce – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. O You
  2. Gen Strange
  3. Lost on Me
  4. Perfect Skin
  5. Happy People
  6. Someday
  7. Money
  8. I’m a Girl
  9. Under the Moon
  10. World Pleasure

On February 3, 2015.

On February 3, 2015, “P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd.” label released “Sauna”, the seventh Mount Eerie album. It was recorded in 2014 and was produced by Phil Elverum.

Personnel:

  • Phil Elverum – vocals, guitar
  • Geneviève Castrée – vocals
  • Allyson Foster – vocals
  • Ashley Eriksson – vocals
  • Paul Benson – vocals
  • Evin Opp – flutes
  • Timothy Stollenwerk – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Elverum.

  1. SAUNA
  2. TURMOIL
  3. DRAGON
  4. EMPTINESS
  5. (something)
  6. BOAT
  7. PLANETS
  8. PUMPKIN
  9. SPRING
  10. BOOKS
  11. THIS
  12. YOUTH

On January 29, 2016.

On January 29, 2016, “BMG” label released “Hymns”, the fifth Bloc Party studio album. It was recorded March – August 2015, at “Lynchmob Studios” in London, and was produced by Tim Bran and Roy Kerr.

Personnel:

  • Kele Okereke – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, electric piano
  • Russell Lissack – lead guitar, programming
  • Justin Harris – bass guitar, synths, backing vocals
  • Alex Thomas – drums
  • Nicky Brown – choir, vocal arranger
  • Jesse Grant – choir
  • Geo Gabriel – choir
  • Jermaine Foster – choir
  • Max Hayes – engineering
  • Ben Jackson – co-engineering
  • David Wrench – mixing
  • Nigel Walton – mastering
  • Rachael Wright – polaroids
  • Phil Armson at Big Active – design, imagery

Track listing:

All tracks by Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack, except where noted.

  1. The Love Within
  2. Only He Can Heal Me
  3. So Real
  4. The Good News
  5. Fortress
  6. Different Drugs
  7. Into the Earth
  8. My True Name
  9. Virtue
  10. Exes
  11. Living Lux
  12. The God Vibration (hidden track)

On January 29, 2016.

On January 29, 2016, “Chemical Underground” label released “In Search of Harperfield”, the third Emma Pollock studio album. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Paul Savage.

Personnel:

  • Emma Pollock – lead and background vocals; guitar; bass guitar; keyboards; piano; xylophone; dulcimer
  • Paul Savage – drums; programming; guitar; bass guitar; keyboards; string arrangements; percussion
  • David McAulay – guitar; bass guitar; drum machine
  • RM Hubbert – guitar
  • Graeme Smillie – piano
  • Malcolm Lindsay – strings; string arrangements; cello
  • Michael John McCarthy – keyboards; accordion
  • Cairn String Quartet – strings; string arrangements
  • Jackie Baxter – cello
  • Paul Savage – engineer; mixing, mastering
  • Niall Smillie – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Emma Pollock, except where noted.

  1. Cannot Keep a Secret
  2. Don’t Make Me Wait
  3. Alabaster
  4. Clemency
  5. Intermission
  6. Parks and Recreation
  7. Vacant Stare
  8. In the Company of the Damned – RM Hubert, Emma Pollock
  9. Dark Skies
  10. Monster in the Pack
  11. Old Ghosts

On January 27, 2015.

On January 27, 2015, “Spacebomb Records”, “Startime International” labels released the self-titled, debut Natalie Prass album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Matthew E. White and Trey Pollard.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Prass – vocals
  • Matthew E. White – guitar, arranger
  • Daniel Clarke – piano
  • Cameron Ralston – bass, double bass
  • Bob Miller – trumpet
  • Marcus Tenney – trumpet
  • Jason Scott – tenor saxophone
  • John Lilley – tenor saxophone
  • Bryan Hooten – trombone
  • Reginald Pace – trombone
  • Reginald Chapman – bass trombone
  • Jason Scott – clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute
  • John Lilley – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Venessa Lopez – flute
  • Lauren Serpa – flute
  • Marcus Redden – French horn
  • Anna Bishop – violin
  • Faith Hofma – violin
  • Jessica Blanks – violin
  • Katie Wooldridge – violin
  • Melissa Sunderland Jones – violin
  • Garrett Pederson – viola 
  • Matt Jewell – viola
  • Amber Blankenship – cello 
  • Naomi Steckman – cello  
  • Stephanie Barrett – cello
  • Keety Dolfe – harp 
  • Matt Coyle – vibraphone
  • Pinson Chanselle – drums, percussion
  • Giustino Riccio – congas
  • Trey Pollard – pedal steel guitar, arranger, conductor, engineer, mixing
  • Gene Paul – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Prass.

  1. My Baby Don’t Understand Me
  2. Bird of Prey
  3. Your Fool
  4. Christy
  5. Why Don’t You Believe in Me
  6. Violently
  7. Never Over You
  8. Reprise
  9. It Is You