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On May 5, 2017.

On May 5, 2017, “ECM” label released “Cross My Palm with Silver”, the ninth Avishai Cohen album. It was recorded in September 2016, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Avishai Cohen – trumpet
  • Yonathan Avishai – piano
  • Barak Mori – double bass
  • Nasheet Waits – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Avishai Cohen

  1. Will I DIe, Miss? Will I Die?
  2. Theme for Jimmy Greene
  3. 340 Down
  4. Shoot Me in the Leg
  5. 50 Years and Counting

On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Father of the Bride”, the fourth Vampire Weekend studio album. It was recorded January 2016 – August 2018, at “Effie Street” in  Silverlake, California, “Vox” in Hollywood, “Sony” in Akasaka, Minato, Japan, and was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, DJ Dahi and Rostam Batmanglij.

Personnel:

  • Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitars, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Tommy King – piano
  • Buddy Ross – synthesizers, Wurlitzer, piano, strings, backing vocals 
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Greg Leisz – electric and pedal steel guitar
  • David Longstreth – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jake Longstreth – guitar
  • John Nixon – guitar
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – guitar
  •  Steve Lacy – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • Serena McKinney – violins 
  • Danielle Haim – lead and backing vocals
  • Jude Law – lead vocals
  • Jenny Lewis – vocal sample
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – engineer, mixing
  • Buddy Ross – engineer, mixing
  • Shawn Everett – engineer, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – engineer, mixing
  • Dalton Ricks – engineer
  • Nick Rowe – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John DeBold – engineer
  • Hiroya Takayama – engineer
  • Takemasa Kosaka – engineer
  • Dave Schiffman – engineer
  • P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) – engineer
  • Michael Harris – engineer
  • Jude Law – engineer
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Chris Galland – mixing
  • Robin Florent – mixing assistant
  • Scott Desmarais – mixing assistant
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Chris Allgood – mastering assistant
  • Nick Harwood – art direction
  • Primo Kahn – cover design
  • Public-Library – cover design
  • Brendan Ratzlaff – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ezra Koenig, except where noted.

  1. Hold You Now – Ezra Koenig, Hans Zimmer
  2. Harmony Hall
  3. Bambina
  4. This Life – Ezra Koenig, Makonnen Sheran, Mark Ronson
  5. Big Blue
  6. How Long? – Ezra Koenig, William Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Leon F. Silvers III
  7. Unbearably White
  8. Rich Man – Ezra Koenig, S. E. Rogie
  9. Married in a Gold Rush
  10. My Mistake – Ezra Koenig, Ludwig Göransson
  11. Sympathy – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  12. Sunflower
  13. Flower Moon – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  14. 2021 – Haruomi Hososno, Ezra Koenig
  15. We Belong Together – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  16. Stranger
  17. Spring Snow – Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, Sam Gendel
  18. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin

On April 29, 2016.

On April 29, 2016, “ATO Records” label released “Nonagon Infinity”, the eighth King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard studio album. It was recorded in 2016 at “Daptone Studios” in Brooklyn, New York.

Personnel:

  • Stu Mackenzie – vocals, electric guitar, synthesizer, organ, zurna, additional mixing
  • Joey Walker – electric guitar, setar, synthesizer
  • Cook Craig – electric guitar, synthesizer
  • Ambrose Kenny-Smith – harmonica, organ
  • Lucas Skinner – bass guitar
  • Eric Moore – drums
  • Michael Cavanagh – drums, conga
  • Wayne Gordon – recording
  • Paul Maybury – recording
  • Michael Badger – vocal recording, mixing
  • Joe Carra – mastering
  • Jason Galea – artwork
  • Danny Cohen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Stu Mackenzie.

  1. Robot Stop
  2. Big Fig Wasp
  3. Gamma Knife
  4. People-Vultures
  5. Mr. Beat
  6. Evil Death Roll
  7. Invisible Face
  8. Wah Wah
  9. Road Train

On April 15, 2016.

On April 15, 2016, “Laser’s Edge” label released “Pretending 2 Run”, the sixth Tiles studio album. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Terry Brown.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rarick – lead and backing vocals
  • Chris Herin – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, keyboards, trumpet
  • Jeff Whittle – vocals, bass guitar, fretless bass, keyboards
  • Mike Stern – lead guitar
  • Kim Mitchell – lead guitar
  • Adam Holzman – keyboards
  • Kevin Chown – additional bass
  • Mark Evans – drums, percussion
  • Ian Anderson – flute
  • Mike Portnoy – additional drums
  • Max Portnoy – additional drums
  • Colin Edwin – programming, loops
  • Terry Brown – mixing
  • Peter J. Moore – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Herin, except where noted.

  1. Pretending to Run – lyrics by Chris Herin, music by Chris Herin, Jeff Whittle
  2. Shelter in Place
  3. Stonewall
  4. Voir Dire – Chris Herin, Jeff Whittle
  5. Drops of Rain
  6. Taken by Surprise – lyrics by Chris Herin, music Chris Herin, Jeff Whittle, Mark Evans
  7. Refugium
  8. Small Fire Burning – lyrics by Chris Herin, Jeff Whittle
  9. Midwinter – lyrics by Chris Herin, music by Chris Herin, Jeff Whittle
  10. Weightless – lyrics by Chris Herin, music by Chris Herin, Jeff Whittle
  11. Friend of Foe
  12. Battle Weary
  13. Meditatio
  14. Other Arrangements – Adam Holzman
  15. The Disappearing Floor – lyrics by Chris Herin, music by Chris Herin, Mark Evans
  16. Fait Accompli
  17. Pretending to Run (reprise 1)
  18. Uneasy Truce – Chris Herin, Jeff Whittle
  19. Pretending to Run (reprise 2)
  20. The View from Here – Adam Holzman
  21. Backsliding

On April 13, 2016.

On April 13, 2016, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Bonxie”, the third and final Stornoway studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “Bank Cottage Studio”, “Moles Studio”, “Great Wolford Church”, and was produced by Gil Norton, Brian Briggs, John Ouin, Oli Steadman and Rob Steadman.

Personnel:

  • Brian Briggs – vocals, guitar
  • John Ouin – keyboards
  • Oli Steadman – bass
  • Rob Steadman – drums, artwork
  • Dan Austin – Engineer
  • George Shilling – engineer, mixing
  • Craig Potter – mixing
  • Pete Maher – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Brian Briggs, all music by Brian Briggs, John Ouin, Oli Steadman and Rob Steadman.

  1. Between the Saltmarsh and the Sea
  2. Get Low
  3. Man on Wire
  4. The Road You Didn’t Take
  5. Lost Youth
  6. Sing With Our Senses
  7. We Were Giants
  8. When You’re Feeling Gentle
  9. Heart of the Great Alone
  10. Josephine
  11. Love Song of the Beta Male

On April 8, 2016.

On April 8, 2016, “Dine Alone” label released “Distortland”, the ninth Dandy Warhols (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “The Odditorium”, “The Air Traffic Control” and at Cortney’s apartment, and was produced by Courtney Taylor-Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Courtney Taylor-Taylor – vocals, recording, cover photography
  • Peter Holmström – guitar, bass, recording
  • Zia McCabe – bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Brent DeBoer – drums
  • Charles Normal – recording, mixing
  • Brandon Eggleston – recording
  • Daniel Firth – recording
  • Jake Holmes – recording
  • Jeff Bond – recording
  • Jeremy Sherrer – recording
  • Jim Lowe – mixing
  • Timothy Stollenwerk – mastering
  • Sean Gothman – design, layout
  • Scott Patrick Green – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Courtney Taylor-Taylor.

  1. Search Party
  2. Semper Fidelis
  3. Pope Reverend Jim
  4. Catcher in the Rye
  5. STYGGO
  6. Give
  7. You Are Killing Me
  8. Doves
  9. The Grow Up Song

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Mute” label released “Silver Eye”, the seventh Goldfrapp studio album. It was recorded July 2015 – December 2016, in Dallas, Texas, and London, England, and was produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory.

Personnel:

  • Alison Goldfrapp – vocals, instruments, engineer
  • Will Gregory – instruments, engineer
  • Leo Abrahams – guitar 
  • Charlie Jones – bass guitar 
  • Sebastian Sternberg – live drum loops 
  • Robert Brian – drums 
  • Andy Savours – programming
  • David Wrench – additional programming
  • John Congleton – additional drum programming
  • Nick Batt – additional drum programming 
  • Sebastian Sternberg – live drum loops recording
  • Mark Frith – drum recording 
  • Iain Berryman – additional engineering
  • Alessandro Baldessari – additional engineering
  • Pete Hutchings – additional engineering
  • Marco Migliari – additional engineering
  • David Wrench – mixing
  • Marta Salogni – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Matt Colton – mastering
  • The Haxan Cloak – co-production
  • John Congleton – co-production 
  • Leo Abrahams – additional production
  • Andy Savours – additional production
  • Alison Goldfrapp – art direction, photography
  • Mat Maitland – album design

Track listing:

All tracks by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, except where noted.

  1. Anymore
  2. Systemagic
  3. Tigerman
  4. Become the One
  5. Faux Suede Drifter – Alsion Goldfrapp, Will Gregory, Bobby Krlic
  6. Zodiac Black
  7. Beast That Never Was
  8. Everything Is Never Enough
  9. Moon In Your Mouth
  10. Ocean

On March 19, 2021.

On March 19, 2021, “Interscope” and “Polydor” labels released “Chemtrails Over the Country Club”, the seventh Lana Del Rey studio album. It was produced 2015 – 2016, 2019 – 2020, at “Conway” in Los Angeles, “Electric Lady” in New York City, and was produced by Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels and Jack Antonoff.

Personnel:

  • Lana Del Rey – vocals
  • Jack Antonoff – piano, guitar, bass, Mellotron, keyboards, twelve-string acoustic guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, synthesizers, Model B synth-bass, Hammond B3, organ, Rhodes, drums, percussion, programming
  • Rick Nowels – acoustic guitar, keyboards, Mellotron, bass
  • Mikey Freedom Hart – pedal steel, piano, guitar, Mellotron
  • Aaron Sterling – drums, percussion
  • Evan Smith – horns, accordion 
  • Daniel Heath – strings
  • Trevor Yasuda – sound effects
  • Nikki Lane – additional vocals
  • Weyes Blood – additional vocals
  • Zella Day – additional vocals 
  • Laura Sisk – engineer, mixing 
  • Kieron Menzies – engineer, mixing
  • Dean Reid – engineer, mixing 
  • Trevor Yasuda – engineer
  • John Fee – engineer
  • John Rooney – engineer assistant 
  • Jon Sher – engineer assistant
  • Jack Antonoff – mixing 
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Will Quinnell – mastering assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff, except where noted.

  1. White Dress
  2. Chemtrails Over the Country Club
  3. Tulsa Jesus Freak
  4. Let Me Love You Like a Woman
  5. Wild at Heart
  6. Dark but Just a Game
  7. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
  8. Yosemite – Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels
  9. Breaking Up Slowly – Lana Del Rey, Nikki Lane
  10. Dance Till We Die
  11. For Free – Joni Mitchell

On March 17, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, “Nonesuch” label released “Salutations”, the eighth Conor Oberst studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Jim Keltner and Conor Oberst.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, Wurlitzer, harmonica
  • Jonathan Wilson – guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Ian Felice – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • M. Ward – guitar
  • James Felice – piano, organ, Wurlitzer, accordion, backing vocals
  • Blake Mills – acoustic and electric guitar, baritone guitar, guitarrón
  • Josh Rawson – bass, backing vocals
  • Gus Seyffert – bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Greg Farley – violin, backing vocals
  • Daphne Chen – violin
  • Eric Gorfain – violin
  • Leah Katz – viola
  • Richard Dodd – cello
  • Pearl Charles – backing vocals
  • Jim James – backing vocals
  • Andy LeMaster – backing vocals
  • Maria Taylor – backing vocals
  • Gillian Welch – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst, except where noted.

  1. Too Late to Fixate
  2. Gossamer Thin
  3. Overdue – Conor Oberst, James Felice
  4. Afterthought
  5. Next of Kin
  6. Napalm
  7. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
  8. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
  9. Barbary Coast (Later)
  10. Tachycardia
  11. Empty Hotel by the Sea
  12. Anytime Soon – Conor Oberst, Jonathan Rice, Taylor Goldsmith, Jonathan Wilson
  13. Counting Sheep
  14. The Rain Follows the Plow
  15. You All Loved Him Once
  16. A Little Uncanny
  17. Salutations

On March 6, 2021.

On March 6, 2021, Lodewijk Frederik Ottens aka Lou Ottens, died aged 94. He was inventor and engineer, known as the inventor of the audio cassette tape. Nearly 20 years after Philips introduced cassette tapes, Ottens helped the company to develop compact disc technology and, with Sony, to create audio format that would become the industry standard. In 2016, Ottens appeared in a film, “Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape”. The director, Zack Farmer, likened the creation of the cassette to “trying to paint a masterpiece on a postage stamp”.