New Music Friday: Today’s Essential New Releases! (2/10/23)

It’s time for another musical adventure! Find the best new music releases this week in New Music Friday: Today’s Essential New Releases!

Are you looking for some fresh new music to start your weekend off right? Look no further! On New Music Friday, we’ll bring you the essential new releases of the day, so you can spend your day with the freshest sounds.

On this edition of New Music Friday, we’ll be bringing you amazing new music from the hottest artists of the moment and some hidden gems you won’t want to miss. So grab your headphones, turn up the volume, and get ready for an amazing musical experience. New Music Friday has covered you with all the day’s essential new releases!

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The Album Of The Week is The Maxwell Quartet’s new album, Gather. This great-sounding new project is devoted solely to celebrating the music of Scotland, which the group had already combined with Haydn String Quartets to great applause. This musical pursuit brings together different aspects of Scottish traditional music and transforms them into new musical pieces for a string quartet.

It ranges from music from 1200 to the present day, like a Celtic chant from the Inchcolm Antiphoner, fishermen’s songs, marches from the Western Isles, and Shetland Reels. This new album is an atmospheric representation of traditional music that is played with the Maxwells’ unique and unpretentious style of playing.

This album is amazingly well recorded and a great way to give any hi-fi system a workout.



New Music Friday Today: Maxwell Quartet -“Gather”

1. Brad Mehldau-“Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles” (Qobuz)

2. The Dave Stryker Trio -“PRIME” (Qobuz)

3. Maxwell Quartet -“Gather” (Qobuz)

4. Paramore -“This Is Why” (Qobuz)

5. Black Belt Eagle Scout – “The Land, The Water, The Sky” (Qobuz)

6. Tennis – “Pollen” (Qobuz)

7. The Academic – “Sitting Pretty” (Qobuz)

8. Quasi – “Breaking The Balls Of History” (Qobuz)

9. Andy Shauf – “Norm” (Qobuz)

10. Raheem DeVaughn, The Colleagues – “Love Euphoria” (Qobuz)



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