New Albion Records, RIP

Sad news, New Albion closes shop and the catalog is now digital only.

My first exposure to Morton Feldman was a New Albion recording of Rothko Chapel and Why Patterns?. This was a rich catalog, full of wonder with many classic recordings, many first recordings by Terry Riley, Harold Budd, John Cage, Stephen Scott, Stefano Scodanibbio, Deep Listening, Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Kyle Gann, John Luther Adams, Lou Harrison, Michael Harrison, David Hykes, Alvin Curran, Rova Saxophone Quartet and many others.

After 25 years of making and releasing new music records, New Albion has closed its retail shop.  Whatever existing stock we have on the shelves will be sent to the individual artists this summer so you may still have a chance to get copies directly from them. We will still manage the digital sales and all the master licensing requests that come in. Thank you very much for your ongoing interest and support of New Albion. Our audience has always been artists, musicians, composers, dancers and all those who like to start out the windows of perception. The actual infrastructure that New Albion was created in, one that resembled an independent record label, no longer exists and has yet to be replaced in the new order, so we are moving on.

http://www.newalbion.com

discography at http://www.discogs.com

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3 comments
  1. I didn’t realize how many New Albion records were important to my listening until I looked at their catalog. A brave effort and sad loss. I wrote an homage here: http://wp.me/pgATL-1Ee

  2. I was going to add a link to your blog post when I got home, but you beat me to it! Thanks for sharing.

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