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On April 7, 2017.

On April 7, 2017, “Concord” label released “Whiteout Conditions” the seventh New Pornographers studio album. It was recorded in 2016 and was produced by A. C. Newman and John Collins.

Personnel:

  • A. C. Newman (Carl Newman) – vocals, guitar
  • Todd Fancey – lead guitar
  • Kathryn Calder – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Blaine Thurier – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Neko Case – vocals
  • John Collins – bass
  • Joe Seiders – vocals, drums

Track listing:

All tracks by A. C. Newman.

  1. Play Money
  2. Whiteout Conditions
  3. High Ticket Attractions
  4. This is the World of the Theater
  5. Darling Shade
  6. Second Sleep
  7. Colosseum
  8. We’ve Been Here Before
  9. Juke
  10. Clockwise
  11. Avalanche Alley

On March 30, 2018.

On March 30, 2018, “Anti” label released “No Mercy in This Land” the fourteenth Ben Harper and the twelfth Charlie Musselwhite studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Village Studios” in Santa Monica, and was produced by Ethan Allen.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – vocals, piano, acoustic, slide and electric guitar
  • Charlie Musselwhite – vocals, harmonica
  • James Mozersky – lead guitar
  • Jesse Ingalls – double and electric bass, piano, organ
  • Jimmy Paxson – drums, percussion
  • Lawrence Azerrad – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper; except where noted.

  1. When I Go – Ben Harper, Jason Mozersky, Jesse Ingalls
  2. Bad Habits
  3. Love and Trust
  4. The Bottle Wins Again (Blues) – Ben Harper, Jesse Ingalls
  5. Found the One – Ben Harper, Jason Mozersky, Jimmy Paxson
  6. When Love Is Not Enough – Ben Harper, Jason Mozersky
  7. Trust You to Dig My Grave
  8. No Mercy in This Land
  9. Movin’ On
  10. Nothing at All

On March 29, 2017.

On March 29, 2017, “Commons” and “Milan” labels released “async”, the nineteenth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded April – December 2016, at “The Studio”, “Germano Studios” and “Museum of Arts and Design” in New York City,
“Bastyr University Chapel” in Kenmore, Washington, “Gateway Mastering” in Portland, Maine, “Kyoto City University of Arts” in Kyoto, Japan, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mai Yuda. Magazine “Fact” voted “async” the best album of 2017.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – piano, primary artist
  • Christian Fennesz – guitar, computer
  • N.S.S. – Singing bowls
  • Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre – triangle
  • Ko Ishikawa – Shō  
  • Honjoh Hidejiro – shamisen
  • Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre – percussion
  • David Sylvian – spoken word
  • Andri Magnason, Bernardo Bertolucci, Carsten Nicolai, Christine Leboutte, José Lavat, Keyko Nimsay, Priscilla Leung, Sergei Mihailov, Shirin Neshat, Tang Kit Ming – spoken word vocals
  • Paul Bowles – words
  • Luca – vocals
  • Arseny Tarkovsky – words
  • Simon James – concertmaster
  • David Sabee – concertmaster
  • Alex Venguer, Ryan Kelly, John Winters,.Seigen Ono – recording engineer
  • Jason Staniulis, Matthew Sim, Alec Fellman – engineer assistant
  • Conrad Hensel – recording, mixing
  • Northwest Sinfonia – recording
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mai Yuda – assistant production
  • Norika Sora – associate production
  • Alec Fellman – production manager
  • Kaz Tsujio – piano technician
  • Shiro Takatani – artwork direction, photography 
  • Yoko Takatani – artwork production

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichu Sakamoto

  1. andata
  2. disentigration
  3. solari
  4. ZURE
  5. walker
  6. stakra
  7. ubi
  8. fullmoon
  9. async
  10. tri
  11. Life, Life
  12. honj
  13. ff
  14. garden
  15. Water State 2

On March 27, 2020.

On March 27, 2020, “Monkeywrench” label released “Gigaton” the eleventh Pearl Jam studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2019, and was produced by Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament and Josh Evans.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Vedder – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, pump organ, layout
  • Jeff Ament – bass guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, drum looop, programming, layout
  • Matt Cameron – vocals, drums, drum programming, guitar, programming
  • Stone Gossard – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Mike McCready – guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Josh Evans – keyboards, drum programming
  • Brendan O’Brien – keyboards
  • Meagan Grandall – backing vocals
  • John Burton – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Joe Spix – layout
  • Paul Nicklen – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Eddie Vedder, except where noted, all music as stated.

  1. Who Ever Said – music by Eddie Vedder
  2. Superblood Wolfmoon – music by Eddie Vedder
  3. Dance of the Clairvoyants – music by Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder
  4. Quick Escape – music by Jeff Ament
  5. Alright – lyrics and music by Jeff Ament
  6. Seven O’ Clock – music by Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Eddie Vedder
  7. Never Destination – music by Eddie Vedder
  8. Take the Long Way – lyrics and music by Matt Cameron
  9. Buckle Up – lyrics and music by Stone Gossard
  10. Comes Then Goes – music by Eddie Vedder
  11. River Cross – music by Eddie Vedder

On March 9, 2018.

On March 9, 2018, “Todo Mundo” and “Nonesuch” labels released “American Utopia”, the tenth David Byrne studio album. It was recorded in 2017 at “DB Spare Bedroom”, “Reservoir Studios”, “Oscilloscope”, “XL Studios” and “Crowdspacer Studio” in New York City, “Livingston Studio” in London, and was produced by David Byrne, Pat Dillett, Brian Eno and Rodaidh McDonald.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne – vocals; guitar, keyboards, pads
  • Brian Eno – drum programming, vocoder, background vocals, keyboards, voice effects, whistling, celeste, brass; drums; percussion, robot rhythm guitar
  • Alex Epton – drum programming; choir programming, synthesizer stabs, bass guitar, cymbals; shaker
  • Daniel Lopatin – keyboards, drums, synthesizers, bass, processing, textures, strings
  • Jaakko Savolainen – guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer; keyboards
  • Ben Anderson – cymbal
  • Isaiah Barr – saxophone
  • Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) – Mellotron; piano
  • Jamie Edwards – sitar samples
  • Ethan P. Flynn – middle 8 section synthesizer
  • Happa – drum programming, electronics, drums, synthesizer
  • Jam City – synth stabs, guitar, drums
  • Nathan Jenkins – voices, harmonica
  • Rodaidh McDonald – additional keyboards, drum programming, verse percussion, bells, strings, arrangements
  • MMPH – orchestral arrangement, sounds
  • Magnus Bang Olsen – piano
  • Sampha – piano
  • Joe Williams – harp
  • Jack Peñate – keyboards, textures; drums, bass, shaker, backing vocals
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – flexatone
  • Ben Reed – live bass
  • Brian Wolfe – drums
  • Airhead – drums
  • Koreless – drums
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • Joey Waronker – tom, snare
  • Matt Cohn – recording engineering
  • Alex Epton – recording engineering
  • Gabriel Schuman – additional engineering
  • Tuck Nelson – mixing
  • Marta Salogni – mixing
  • Jack Sugden – mixing
  • David Wrench – mixing, additional programming
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Purvis Young – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne and Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. I Dance Like This
  2. Gasoline and Dirty Sheets
  3. Every Day Is a Miracle
  4. Dog’s Mind
  5. This Is That – David Byrne, Daniel Lopatin
  6. It’s Not Dark Up Here
  7. Bullet
  8. Doing the Right Thing
  9. Everybody’s Coming to My House
  10. Here – David Byrne, Daniel Lopatin

On March 9, 2018.

On March 9, 2018, “PIAS Recordings” label released “Violence”, the sixth Editors studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, at “Glasshouse” in Oxford, “Livingston Studios” and “Lynchmob Studios” in London, “Monnow Valley Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, and was produced by Leo Abrahams, Benjamin John Power,

Personnel:

  • Tom Smith – vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Justin Lockey – guitar, engineer
  • Elliot Williams – guitar, keyboards
  • Russell Leetch – bass guitar
  • Ed Lay – drums
  • Emma Smith – violin
  • Rahi Rezvani – artwork, design, photography
  • Leo Abrahams – synthesizers, programming
  • Edith Philips – keyboards, assistant engineer
  • Max Heyes – engineer
  • Billy Halliday – assistant engineer
  • Tom Archer – assistant engineer
  • Ewan Vickery – assistant engineer
  • Matt Glasbey – assistant engineer
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Caesar Edmunds – mixing assistant
  • Matt Colton – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ed Lay, Elliott Williams, Justin Lockey, Russell Leetch and Tom Smith.

  1. Cold
  2. Hallelujah (So Low)
  3. Violence
  4. Darkness at the Door
  5. Nothingness
  6. Magazine
  7. No Sound but the Wind
  8. Counting Spooks
  9. Belong

On March 8, 2019.

On March 8, 2019, “PGM Recordings” label released the self-titled, tenth Patty Griffin studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2019, and was produced by Craig Frost and Patty Griffin. At the 62nd “Grammy Awards”, “Patty Griffin” won the “Best Folk Album”.

Personnel:

  • Patty Griffin – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, mandolin
  • Craig Ross – baritone guitar, lap steel guitar, bass, organ, percussion, engineer
  • Robert Plant – backing vocals
  • Stephen Barber – piano
  • David Pulkingham – guitar, piano
  • Conrad Choucroun – drums, percussion
  • Peggy Ghorbani – marimba
  • Thor Harris – marimba
  • Eddie Lehwald – trombone
  • Lindsey Verrill – cello
  • David Boyle – engineer
  • Mike Poole – engineering, mixing
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Mishka Westell – artwork
  • Michael Wilson – photography
  • Emma Watts – photography
  • Cindi Peters – production co-ordinations

Track listing:

All tracks by Patty Griffin.

  1. Mama’s Worried
  2. River
  3. Where I Come From
  4. Hourglass
  5. Had a Good Reason
  6. Bluebeard
  7. What Now
  8. Luminous Places
  9. Coins
  10. Boys from Tralee
  11. The Wheel
  12. What I Remember
  13. Just the Same

On March 2, 2021.

On March 2, 2021, Neville O’Riley Livingston, OM aka Bunny Wailer died aged 73. He was musician (percussion), singer and songwriter, also known as Bunny Livingston and Jah B. Three time “Grammy Award” winner, best known as an founding member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. In 2017, Wailer was awarded the prestigious “Order of Merit” by the Jamaican Government, for his contribution for the Jamaican music. The legendary reggae singer whose career reached across seven decades, released 30 albums as leader.

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 23, 2018.

On February 23, 2018, “Liberation Music” label released “Nation of Two”, the second Vance Joy studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Dave Bassett, Stefan Max, Edwin White, Ryan Hadlock, Phil Ek and Simone Felice.

Personnel:

  • Vance Joy (James Keogh) – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, guitalele
  • Edwin White – cello, organ, keyboards, cello, harmonium, vibraphone, drums, percussion, backing vocals, string arrangements
  • Dave Bassett – vocals and backing vocals, electric bass, piano, engineer
  • Dave Baron – double bass, synths, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Jeremy Lightfoot – bass
  • Phil Sparks – bass
  • Tom Dziekonski – violin, viola
  • Victoria Parker – violin
  • Phil Peterson – cello
  • Brad Gordon – brass arrangements
  • Chris Carmichael – strings arrangements
  • Taylor Carroll – engineer
  • Ryan Hadlock – engineer
  • Dave Shiffman – engineer
  • Ryan Hewitt – engineer, mixing
  • Phil Ek – engineer, mixing
  • Cameron Nicklaus – engineer assistant
  • Morgan Stratton – engineer assistant
  • Pete Hanlon – engineer assistant
  • Tobijah Rogers – engineer assistant
  • John O’Mahony – mixing
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Call If You Need Me – James Keogh
  2. Lay It on Me – James Keogh, Dave Bassett
  3. We’re Going Home – James Keogh, Dan Wilson
  4. Saturday Sun – James Keogh, Dave Bassett
  5. Take Your Time – James Keogh, Dave Bassett
  6. I’m With You – James Keogh
  7. Like Gold – James Keogh, Dan Wilson
  8. Alone With Me – James Keogh
  9. Crashing into You – James Keogh
  10. One of These Days – James Keogh, Justin Parker
  11. Little Boy – James Keogh
  12. Bonnie & Clyde – James Keogh
  13. Where We Start – James Keogh