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On her self-titled debut album, Rina Sawayama borrows from all corners of the pop world to explore depression, her fight to preserve her Japanese heritage and the legacy of family strife.
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Deap Lips is a collaboration between Deap Vally and members of The Flaming Lips. Its debut is "a psychedelic dream with jagged edges," perfect for quarantine listening, our critic writes.
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Kassa Overall calls himself a "backpack jazz producer." He recorded his new album I Think I'm Good by capturing free-form jazz exploration and then chopping the recordings on his laptop.
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When recording her latest album Color Theory, Sophie Allison used everything from floppy disk samples, to drum machines, to bubble sound effects to create the sound she wanted.
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British composer Thomas Adès leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and soloist Kirill Gerstein, in the premiere performances of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston.
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