NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music Masterworks at present introduced the launch of XXIM RECORDS, an all-new imprint centered on the event of progressive, progressive instrumental music world wide.
Pronounced ‘Twenty-One M’, XXIM encompasses a bespoke roster of a brand new era of artists whose work explores and integrates neo-classical, post-rock, digital, and ambient sounds amongst others.
The label is predicated in Berlin with extra A&R help in New York and arrives with a formidable, worldwide line up of extremely gifted musicians. It contains compelling newcomers EYDÍS EVENSEN, an Icelandic pianist and composer, and UÈLE LAMORE, a Franco-American composer, conductor, producer and arranger, in addition to the genre-bending Icelandic band HUGAR and the Berlin electro-acoustic duo STIMMING X LAMBERT. Information of extra signings will observe.
Says Per Hauber, President of Sony Classical and Co-Head of Sony Music Masterworks, “The intersection of acoustic instrumentation and digital sounds is presenting thrilling new artistic avenues for artists and attracting growing numbers of followers world wide. We’re happy to be launching XXIM Information to help our rising roster of artists in fulfilling their artistic imaginative and prescient and connecting with the passionate international fan neighborhood for progressive instrumental music.”
Alexander Buhr, Senior Vice President of Worldwide A&R and Enterprise Alternatives for Sony Classical, will oversee XXIM’s artistic operations working carefully with Hauber. Buhr beforehand based the put up classical label Mercury KX, and has labored with numerous main acts within the progressive instrumental scene together with Ólafur Arnalds, Anoushka Shankar, Lambert and Jean-Michel Blais.
Says Buhr, “In a musical universe that has, for probably the most half, moved past the confinements of style, it’s expression and values which tie musicians collectively. With XXIM we’re creating a spot to deliver collectively likeminded acts whose visions we share, to help them of their musical and visible adventures, and to assist them join with the largest doable viewers. Our ambition is to create a powerful, worldwide platform for extremely particular person, artistic artists.”
On the coronary heart of XXIM‘s ethos lie experimentation and collaboration, with the last word aim of furnishing a powerful platform for artistic growth.
EYDÍS EVENSEN was just lately chosen by The Line Of Finest Match as one in every of their ‘Artists On The Rise 2021’ and can open the XXIM catalogue with the discharge of her first single ‘BROTIN‘ on 29th January. The deeply felt piano instrumental is taken from her distinctive debut album, BYLUR, attributable to arrive within the spring of 2021.
UÈLE LAMORE, described by i-D journal as “an artist as unclassifiable as she is crucial” has been an affiliate conductor, orchestrator and arranger for the London Modern Orchestra (LCO) since 2019. She is going to announce particulars of her debut album for the label quickly.
HUGAR‘s most up-to-date album, The Vasulka Impact: Music for the Movement Image, was launched in late 2020, and the band has been praised by Rolling Stone for his or her “quietly unfolding post-rock impressionism with an assuring melodic spell”. Particulars for a forthcoming album will probably be introduced quickly.
STIMMING X LAMBERT was shaped by Hamburg– based mostly digital composer and producer Martin Stimming, who was awarded a German Music Authors’ Prize in 2018, and fellow Hamburg native, the enduringly masked pianist and composer Lambert. Info on a brand new album will probably be shared quickly.
Sony Music Masterworks includes Masterworks, Sony Classical, XXIM Information, Milan Information, OKeh, Portrait, and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For e mail updates and knowledge, please go to www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.
For extra info and upcoming bulletins, observe XXIM Information:
Web site: www.xximrecords.com
Larissa Slezak | Sony Music Masterworks
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