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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 March 3, 2017.

On March 3, 2017, “RCA” label released “Wired”, the third Mallory Knox studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “VADA Studios” in   Cookhill, Alcester, UK, and was produced by Dan Austin.

Personnel:

  • Mikey Chapman – lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Sam Douglas – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, keys, piano
  • James Gillett – rhythm and lead guitar, keys, percussion
  • Joe Savins – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Dave Rawling – drums; percussion 
  • Gethin Pearson – programming
  • Dan Austin – additional programming

Track listing:

  1. Giving It Up
  2. California
  3. Wired
  4. For You
  5. Midnight
  6. Better Off Without You
  7. Falling in Love
  8. Lucky Me
  9. Saviour
  10. Come Back Around
  11. Mother

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 26, 2016.

On February 26, 2016, “Dirty Hit” label released “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It”, the second 1975 studio album. It was recorded January – October 2015, at “Ravenscourt” in London, “The Ranch” in Woodland Hills in California, and was produced by Mike Crossey, George Daniel and Matthew Healy.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Healy – lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, keyboards
  • George Daniel – keyboards, percussion, synthesizer, drums, synthesizer programming
  • Adam Hann – electric guitar
  • Ross MacDonald – bass guitar, upright bass
  • John Waugh – saxophone
  • Roy Hargrove – flugelhorn
  • Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – violin, viola, cello, string arrangement
  • Jamie Squire – synthesizer
  • Mike Crossey – programming
  • Jonathan Gilmore – programming
  • Jason McGee – conducting
  • Cassandra Grigsby-Chism – choir
  • Nicole King-Morgan – choir
  • Crystal Lewis – choir
  • Crystal Butler – choir
  • Sharetta Morgan-Harmon – choir
  • Quishima Dixon – choir
  • Carisa Moore – choir
  • Fallynn Oliver – choir
  • Edward Lawson – choir
  • Marquee Perkins – choir
  • James Connor – choir
  • Vernon Burris – choir
  • Derrick Evans – choir
  • Anika Weibe – choir
  • Monique Sullivan – choir
  • Jonathan Gilmore – engineering, programming
  • Mike Crossey – mixing
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Samuel Burgess-Johnson – art direction, design, photography
  • David Drake – photography
  • Edward Emberson – inlay photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matty Healy and Ross MacDonald.

  1. The 1975
  2. Love Me
  3. UGH!
  4. A Change of Heart
  5. She’s American
  6. If I Believe You
  7. Please Be Naked
  8. Lostmyhead
  9. The Ballad of Me and My Brain
  10. Somebody Else
  11. Loving Someone
  12. I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It
  13. The Sound
  14. This Must be My Dream
  15. Paris
  16. Nana
  17. She Lays Down

On February 26, 2016.

On February 26, 2016, “Hubro” label released “In the End His Voice Will Be the Sound of Paper”, album by Trondheim Jazz Orchestra / Kim Myhr & Jenny Hval (the 18th Trondheim Jazz Orchestra album). It was recorded in 2015, at “Rainbow Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Kim Myhr.

Personnel:

  • Christian Wallumrød – piano, harmonium
  • Michael Duch – bass
  • Tor Haugerud – drums
  • Morten Olsen – percussion
  • Jenny Hval – voice
  • Kim Myhr – voice, 12 string guitar, arrangements (in collaboration with all the musicians)
  • Rhodri Davies – harp
  • Kari Rønnekleiv – viola
  • Klaus Holm – clarinet
  • Eivind Lønning – trumpet
  • Martin Taxt – tuba
  • Jim Denley – flute, alto saxophone
  • Espen Reinertsen – tenor saxophone
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug – recording
  • Johnny Skalleberg – mixing
  • Helge Sten – mastering
  • Aslak Gurholt, Thomas Nordby (Yokoland) – design
  • Tebbe Schöningh – cover photography
  • André Løyning – recording session photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jenny Hval, all music by Jenny Hval and Kim Myhr.

  1. Seed
  2. Something New
  3. Me, You, Me, You
  4. The Beak
  5. Mass
  6. Even the Vowels
  7. Soft as Tongues
  8. Silence A Beat

On February 19, 2016.

On February 19, 2016, “ECM” label released “Quiver”, the tenth Ralph Alessi album. It was recorded in September 2014, at “Rainbow Studios” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Ralph Alessi – trumpet, mixing
  • Gary Versace – piano
  • Drew Gress – double bass
  • Nasheet Waits – drums
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug – recording engineer
  • Manfred Eicher – mixing
  • James A. Farber – mixing engineer
  • Sascha Kleis – design
  • Caterina di Perri – cover photos
  • Gérard Tissier – liner photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Ralph Alessi.

  1. Here Tomorrow
  2. Window Goodbyes
  3. Smooth Descent
  4. Heist
  5. Gone Today, Here Tomorrow
  6. I To I
  7. Scratch
  8. Shush
  9. Quiver
  10. Do Over

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 17, 2017.

On February 17, 2017, “Kin Music” label released “Songs of the Latin Skies”, the third Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp collaborative album. It was recorded in 2016 and was produced by Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp. In 2017 the album won “ARIA Award for Best World Music Album”.

Personnel:

  • Katie Noonan – vocals
  • Karin Schaupp – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  1. Segurança – Maxwell
  2. Desafinado – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  3. Oblivion – Ástor Piazzolla
  4. Wave – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  5. Boiou – Joyce Moreno
  6. Retrato Brasileiro – Baden Powell
  7. No More Blues – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  8. Canta Mais – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  9. La Muerte del Angel – Ástor Piazzolla
  10. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá
  11. Sentimental Melody from Forest of the Amazon – Heitor Villa-Lobos
  12. El Marino – Antonio Lauro
  13. Tikata Tarpuinikichu – traditional

On february 10, 2017.

On March 10, 2017, “Chicken Records” label released “Look Both Ways”, the debut Steamchicken album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Amy Kakoura, Andrew Sharpe, Becky Eden-Green, Joe Crum, Katy Oliver, Mandy Sutton, Matt Crum and Ted Crum.

Personnel:

  • Amy Kakoura – vocals, design
  • Andrew Sharpe – piano, keyboards
  • Becky Eden-Green – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass
  • Joe Crum – percussion
  • Katy Oliver – trumpet
  • Mandy Sutton – tenor saxophone, design
  • Matt Crum – soprano saxophone, melodeon, synthesizer
  • Ted Crum – harmonica, bass, melodeon
  • John Rivers – recording, mastering
  • Elly Lucas – photography

Track listing:

  1. Jericho
  2. Brigg Fair (Roud 1083)
  3. When I Get Low I Get High
  4. Western Approaches
  5. Gypsy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278)
  6. Oh Mary (Roud 11823)
  7. Big Tin Horn
  8. Foot Falling
  9. Mary and the Soldier (Roud 2496; G/D 1:91)

On January 29, 2016.

On January 29, 2016, “Ridge Records” label released “The Story”, the fourteenth and final Runrig studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2015, at “Glo-Worm Recording” in Glasgow, Scotland, “The Old Mill” in Strathaven, Scotland, “Stirling Rock School” in Stirling, Scotland, and was produced by Brian Hurren.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Guthro – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Brian Hurren – vocals, keyboards, accordion
  • Malcolm Jones – guitars, pipes, accordion
  • Roderick “Rory” Macdonald – vocals, bass guitar
  • Iain Bayne – drums
  • The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra – strings
  • Dave Towers – saxophone
  • Scott Walker – trumpet
  • Mike Vass – fiddle
  • Calum Macdonald – vocals, percussion
  • Stirling Gaelic Choir – vocals 
  • The Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir – vocals
  • Brian Hurren – string arrangements
  • James Fitzpatrick – strings coordinator
  • Iain Hutchison – engineer, mixing
  • Jan Holster – engineer
  • Brian Hurren – additional engineering
  • Brad Blackwood – mastering
  • The Reptile House – artwork, design
  • Balazs Kral – cover development
  • Matt Liengie, George Pllu, Neil Priessman, – Paul Strand photography 

Track listing:

  1. The Story
  2. Onar
  3. Rise and Fall
  4. Elegy
  5. Every Beating Heart
  6. The Years We Shared
  7. When the Beauty
  8. 18 July
  9. An-Diugh Ghabh Mi Cuairt
  10. The Place Where the Rivers Run
  11. Somewhere