dissonant leavesThe Final Burst
One last rush of color, and the leaves will be gone, replaced by barrenness and blankets of white.  In the music world, November offers a matching rush of music, the final burst of fall releases.  It’s a great time to be a music fan.

In early October, we began to see activity in 2014’s Music for Haunted Houses feature, which turned out to be our most-viewed article of the month.  So we wrote a sequel, which came in at #2.  Jóhann Jóhannsson‘s Sicario score enjoyed a second month atop our review chart, boosted by the movie’s wide release and followed by reviews of the latest albums from Rafael Anton Irisarri and Julia Kent. 

Great music pours into our office on a daily basis.  We’ll never be able to review it all, so we hope that you will peruse the list below to hear your new favorites before they come out.  If you like something you hear, be sure to click on the sample to be led to the site on which it appears.  This page is updated daily as publicists, labels and artists send us announcements.  Thank you to all of our readers, artists and labels, and best wishes for a happy November!

Dave Phillips ~ RISE (Ideal, Late November)

Antendex ~ Windchill (27 November)

The Balustrade Ensemble ~ Renewed Brilliance (Serein, 27 November)

Ecovillage ~ Jesus of Nazareth (Psychonavigation, 27 November)

Giona Vinti ~ Nox Lux (old bicycle, 27 November)

Lubomyr Melnyk ~ Rivers & Streams (Erased Tapes, 27 November)

MULLLR ~ Workers (Comfortzone/Progressive Form, 27 November)

Night of Visions ~ Ancestral Voices (Samurai Horo, 27 November)

Saffronkeira ~ Synecdoche (Denovali, 27 November)

Subheim ~ Foray (Denovali, 27 November)

Tarquin Manek ~ Tarquin Magnet (Blackest Ever Black, 27 November)

V/A ~ Music on a Shoestring (Psychonavigation, 27 November)

YokoKono ~ Sub Umbra (SØVN, 27 November)

300 Basses ~ Tri Atoma (Moving Furniture, 28 November)

Aleks ~ Frame of Reference (Shimmering Moods, 30 November)

Bruchner ~ Happy End (Moozak, 1 December)

Mark Harris ~ In the Forests the Animals Are Moving (n5MD, early December)

Deantoni Parks ~ Technoself (Leaving, 4 December)

En ~ City of Brides (Students of Decay, 4 December)

Fabrizio Paterlini ~ Live in Bratislava (4 December)

Matthew Bourne/Frank Vigroux ~ Radioland: Radio-Activity Revisited (Leaf, 4 December)

Ross Manning ~ Interlacing (Room40, 4 December)

Soulsavers ~ Kubrick (San Quentin, 4 December)

Celestial Wolves ~ Illusive Landscape of Expression (dunk!records, 5 December)

Mind Over MIDI ~ Deep Map (Diametric, 7 December)

A Secret System of Caves and Conduits ~ A Backwards and Dilapidated Province (Alphatauri, 7 December)

Vic Mars ~ The Land and the Garden (Clay Pipe Music, 7 December)

Chris Doherty ~ Sand Castles in the Tide (10 December)

Goncalo F. Cardoso ~ A Study Into 21st Century Drone Acoustics (Discrepant, 11 December)

Lo Tide ~ Entanglement Point (Diventa, 11 December)

Mats Gustafsson ~ Piano Mating (Blue Tapes/X-Ray Records, 11 December)

Lovver ~ (Klanggold, 12 December)

Eluvium ~ Life Through Bombardment Vol. 2 (Temporary Residence, 18 December)

Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo ~ Manglehorn OST (Temporary Residence, 18 December)

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