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On the Bang on a Can All-Stars' new album, Field Recordings, composers riff on a range of recorded sounds. Peter Serling/Bang on a Can hide caption

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02An Open Cage

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    An Open Cage
    Album
    Field Recordings
    Artist
    Bang On A Can All-Stars
    Label
    Cantaloupe
    Released
    2015

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Alabama Shakes' new album, Sound & Color, is powered by more than just the vocals of Brittany Howard. Brantley Gutierrez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

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