- 8. prosinca 2021.
I u 2021. godini nastavili smo s nabavom glazbenih CD-a za naše članove audiofile. Riječ je većinom o nagrađivanim albumima, odnosno o naslovima koje su glazbeni kritičari krajem prošle 2020. godine isticali u svojim godišnjim pregledima. S novim albumima ušli su tako u fond Gradske knjižnice Umag: Rundek & ekipa, Fiona Apple (na fotografiji), Nubya Garcia, Anna Clyne, Fontaines D.C., Elina Duni, Oded Tzur, Vikingur Ólafsson... Provjerite naš popis i nastavite s dobrom glazbom u 2022., sretno!
Brisani prostor / Rundek & ekipa
Album 2020. godine! (Hrvoje Horvat, Večernji list)
Fetch the bolt cutters / Fiona Apple
Album of the Year 2020: The Guardian, The New York Times, Metacritic...
Fiona Apple’s fifth record is unbound, a wild symphony of the everyday, an unyielding masterpiece. No music has ever sounded quite like it. (Pitchfork)
A hero's death / Fontaines D.C.
The Dublin band deliver a difficult but powerful second album full of songwriting that stares life in the face. (The Guardian, 5/5)
Lost ships / Elina Duni & Rob Luft
Jazz Recordings of the Year 2020 (Prestomusic)
Here be dragons / Oded Tzur
Here Be Dragons deliberately encourages its creators to join themselves to the music itself without ego or flash; that's a rarity in modern jazz. (Allmusic, 4/5)
Valentine / Bill Frisell
“Playing together” is a phrase so commonplace it’s easy to forget what it signifies. Of course, there’s the obvious: making music with others, performing as an ensemble, being creative in a group. But the music guitarist Bill Frisell, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Rudy Royston offer here suggests a specific spin on the idea, one that emphasizes the togetherness of the playing. (DownBeat, 5/5)
Source / Nubya Garcia
Top 20 jazz albums of 2020 (Jazzwise)
Who are you? / Joel Ross
On Who Are You? Joel Ross asks all those who practice “social music,” as Miles Davis called it, what it means to practice such music now, and how it can become a more democratic force. (JazzTimes)
Debussy, Rameau / Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
The Times records of the Year 2020
In Olafsson’s hands these pictures and sensations, transmuted into music, radiate with lightness, elegance, and a delight in every variety of life. Key to this success is his fingering, always sensitive and crisp. (The Times)
Bach / Sean Shibe, guitar
Gramophone Awards 2021
Has the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro [of BWV997] ever sounded so contemporary in its nostalgic sweetness and, in the final movement, sheer unabashed joy? (Gramophone)
Simpson: Geysir and Mozart: Gran Partita
Presto Recordings of the Year 2020
The skill and virtuosity with which the entire ensemble performs their parts is quite something, and the balance of sounds and textures is simply superb...I would have been happy recommending this recording based purely on Geysir alone, so it's even more pleasing that it is followed by a glorious account of Mozart's Gran Partita…Magnificent! (Prestomusic)
Good night! / Bertrand Chamayou, piano
A charm of lullabies, or an excess? If anyone could convince you that mostly slow and soft can work as an album sequence, it would be sonic magician Bertrand Chamayou. (BBC Music Magazine)
Mythologies / Anna Clyne
Presto Recordings of the Year: Finalist 2020
All five works here teem with vivid, near-cinematic imagination and atmosphere, from the swaggering, carnivalesque Masquerade (the curtain-opener at the Last Night of the Proms 2013) to the turbulent fever-dream of Night Ferry, composed in 2012 for the Chicago Symphony. (Prestomusic)