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New Releases 2021





Downloads at Bandcamp

Downloads of all Another Timbre CDs are available from Bandcamp here

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Five new CDs which should hopefully help you forget the worst of the pandemic. I think this is one of the strongest batches we’ve released, and one critic certainly agrees: “I love the entire batch, which offers a very special balance and contrast.”


All 5 new discs can be bought together at a sale price of £40 including postage worldwide. And see below for a special offer on 5 earlier discs featuring musicians who appear on the new CDs.

Last Copies of CDs…..

TheWandelweiser undso weiter box set and several other CDs have recently sold out. Others are now running low: we have just 3 copies left of Isaiah Ceccarelli’s excellent disc ‘Bow’ and less than 20 copies left of other albums below. If you want a CD copy, please order quickly.  You can buy downloads of CDs that have sold out on our Bandcamp page here

at107   ‘Bow’                    at18    ‘Decentred’               at111   ‘Ressac’            

   Isaiah Ceccarelli          Angharad Davies & co.         Melaine Dalibert                                        play Cage & Pisaro       

                                                                         

Price Reductions on early Another Timbre CDs


We have substantially reduced the cost of the early Another Timbre CD and CDR releases. From now on releases from the first four years of the label’s existence are available for only £5 (CDs) and £4 (CDRs). This applies to CDs that were released in jewelcase covers, at01 to at46. For more details, go here

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Morton Feldman Piano box set

The Morton Feldman Piano 5-CD box set, released in September 2019, is our best-selling release and is already well into its second pressing. It has had a string of superlative reviews.


“Everything about this six-hour, five-disc box set radiates the care, attention-to-detail and , yes, love that has been invested in producing it….absolutely essential.  Forget about albums-of-the-week, end of year lists and so forth; Morton Feldman Piano seems destined to be played, discussed and cherished for many years to come. A historic five-star release.”  John Eyles


“Throughout you’re aware of how thoroughly Thomas grasps the architecture of the music, and how deeply this sensitivity is grounded inside an intimate communion with the resonant swells and overtones of Feldman. Again and again I was reminded of Bach playing of the highest order as Thomas’s crystalline clear orientation around line makes the motility between contrapuntal lines dance internally.”  Philip Clark, The Wire









Morton Feldman Piano

£35 + £3 post

   worldwide

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Triadic Memories

Intermission 5       

Extensions 3       

Music for the Lipton film

Philip Thomas has been performing Feldman for 25 years, and the box set contains a 52-page booklet in which Philip writes about playing Feldman’s music. You can read the booklet here.

at168   Antoine Beuger

          ‘jankélévitch sextets’


Apartment House’s magnificient realisation of Beuger’s 2004 composition for six musicians.

Simply exquisite.


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Recent Releases, November 2020

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at169    Adrián Demoč   ‘Hlaholika’


Chamber works by the Slovak composer Adrián Demoč, whose previous CD ‘Ziadba’ was extremely well-received. Apartment House again on three of the tracks, with one piece played by a Czech ensemble. The title track is the third of Another Timbre’s quarantine commissions.  Stunningly beautiful music.


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at172      Jim O’Rourke

              ‘Best that you do this for me’


A 50-minute composition for string trio by the Japan-based musicial pioneer and experimentalist. Commissioned by Anton Lukoszevieze of Apartment House, who perform it beautifully.


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at173   Catherine Lamb - Muto Infinitas


An extended duo for double bass and quartertone bass flute by Catherine Lamb, another US-born composer now resident in Berlin, whose previous discs include ‘Point-Wave’ and the Viola Torros double CD with Johnny Chang.

Exquisitely played by Rebecca Lane and Jon Heilbron.


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at171 Josten Myburgh  ‘Sculthorpe Studies’


Wonderful engaged and engaging music by the young Western Australian composer Josten Myburgh. ‘Sculthorpe Studies’ combines harmonies taken from the work of fellow Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe with field recordings in which birds become an additional instrument.


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at170    Michael Winter  ‘single track’


An extraordinary 7-part canon, which starts fast and gradually slows down across its 45 minute duration. Composed by the Berlin-based US composer Michael Winter, and performed by the leading Mexican new music ensemble Liminar.


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Previous CDs on special offer till 28th February

We are offering the five CDs below, which all feature musicians who appear on the new CDs, at a sale price of £6 per single CD, and £10 for the Viola Torros double album.


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at145   Jon Heilbron - ‘Puma Court’


Two compositions by Jon Heilbron, the bassist on Cat Lamb’s ‘Muto Infinitas’, here playing alongside Håkon Thelin (double bass), Helga Myhr & Rasmus Kjorstad (hardanger fiddles)


“These pieces are special. What could be rarefied folk music is transformed by allowing new complications and disruptions to occur”   Ben Harper


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Helga Myhr & Rasmus Kjorstad (hardanger fiddles)




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at108  Chiyoko Szlavnics - ‘During a Lifetime’


Apartment House once again, on two of the tracks, with the Konus Quartett playing on the title piece.


“A spooky, meditative, overtone-­rich environment…. beautiful and quietly absorbing.”

Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader


“Ravishingly beautiful”  Simon Cummings, 5:4


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at88  James Saunders - assigned #15  


Apartment House again, performing James Saunders’s magical work from 2015.


“a luminous wash over textured scrawl and discreet graffiti: a Cy Twombly canvas in sound.”  

Julian Cowley, The Wire    


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at131x2     ‘Viola Torros’


A double CD of music from Catherine Lamb and Johnny Chang:


“Stunning, deep and intelligent music…..an extraordinary recording. Very highly recommended.”

Brian Olewnick, Just Outside


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at143   Olivier Messiaen & Linda Catlin Smith


Apartment House perform Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ and Linda Catlin Smith’s ‘Among the Tarnished Stars’


“Wonderfully resonant subtle sonic exploration”

Stuart Broomer, The Whole Note


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All 5 new CDs for £40

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at164    Maya Verlaak

‘All English Music is Greensleeves’


Three ensemble works by the young Belgian composer, performed by Apartment House, plus two solo works played by Sarah Saviet & Mark Knoop


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at165    Judith Hamann  ‘days collapse’


The second of Another Timbre’s quarantine commissions, hauntingly beautiful music produced in lockdown on an island in Finland by Judith Hamann - for cello, electronics & voice


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at166   Martin Arnold - ‘Stain Ballads’


Four totally individual chamber works by the Canadian composer, played by Apartment House. “Lyrical, endlessly meandering melodies….all the music I write is in some sense dance music”


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at167   Newton Armstrong

          ‘The way to go out’


Three shimmering, mesmerising pieces by the UK-based Australian composer, performed by Plus Minus Ensemble & Séverine Ballon.

A wonderful, rich and elusive soundworld.


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Other Recent Releases

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at163     Eventless Plot   -   ‘Parallel Words’


Three chamber pieces by the Thessaloniki-based ensemble.

“A mercurial intelligence that is both human yet beyond individual subjectivity, quietly confounding expectations as each turn creates a new hybrid of sound.”      Ben Harper


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at162  ‘Iteration’  

Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker


Two improvisations by two of the most respected Berlin-based musicians.

“Wonderfully controlled soundwork by two masters of the experimental music”  Marcus O’Reilly


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at161 Oliver Leith  

‘good day good day bad day bad day’



“New music does not get more lovable….it’s a piece you want to hug. A sweet-hearted hypnagogic gem.”   Igor Toronyi-Lalic


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at160   Kraig Grady   ‘Monumnt of Diamonds’


Epic microtonal work for trumpets, saxophones,

trombones and organ by Australian-based

composer Kraig Grady.


“Ethereal harmonies rub together like raw silk”  Greg Burk


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at159   Clara de Asís & Mara Winter

        ‘Repetition of the same dream’


Five pieces developed during lockdown in Basel,

the first of our quarantine commissions.


“Music of extremely reduced means, but of

astonishing power”    Marcus O’Reilly


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at154 ‘unfurling’    Angharad Davies /   Klaus Lang  /     Anton Lukoszevieze


A stunning new piece jointly composed and played by the three musicians in March 2020.


“Incredibly beautiful”  BBC Radio 3


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at155  Ernstalbrecht Stiebler -

‘Fűr Biliana’


4 chamber works for strings, performed by Biliana Voutchkova, with Michael Rauter and Nurit Stark.

“Exquisitely shifting harmonic shadows…..Superb.”

Peter Margasak


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at156   Magnus Granberg & Skogen

    ‘Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost’


Another exquisite piece by Skogen


“Its beauty is not to be missed.” John Eyles


“Fine work….a marvelous piece.”  Brian Olewnick


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at157   Giuliano d’Angiolini  ‘Antifona’


Four beautiful new chamber works.


“D’Angiolini’s music sings…resonant waves in an acquatic transparency and soft voluptuousness” Michele’ Tosi


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