On Thanksgiving 2014, Cuneiform expresses gratitude for surviving over the past 30 years inside the music business, despite being a record label devoted to releasing music far outside the mainstream. Cuneiform released 20 albums of high-quality, genre-defiant music in 2014, the largest number of albums they have ever released in a single year!
by Peter Thelen, Published 2014-11-26
From the press release:
Those releases range from: jazz / post-jazz / beyond genre (Anthony Pirog; Dylan Ryan / Sand; Raoul Bjorkenheim / Ecstasy; The Microscopic Septet; Led Bib; Ideal Bread; Joel Harrison; The Ed Palermo Big Band; Thumbscrew (Halvorson/Formanek/Fujiwara)); to avant-rock / Rock in Opposition / electronic-ambient-noise (Richard Pinhas & Oren Ambarchi; Richard Pinhas & Yoshida Tatsuya; Mats/Morgan; Sonar; Jonathan Badger; Happy Family; and remastered reissues of the first two albums by Roger Trigaux’s Present).
To spotlight each of our 2014 releases and to celebrate our 30th Anniversary Year, Cuneiform is digitally releasing Cuneiform Turns 30! The Albums of 2014. We invite you to celebrate with us by downloading this 20 track compilation album, and to pay what you like – including 0. Cuneiform Turns 30! The Albums of 2014 is a cornucopia of the adventurous sounds we released over the past year; there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Filed under: New releases
Related artist(s): The Microscopic Septet, The Ed Palermo Big Band, Raoul Björkenheim, Richard Pinhas, Anthony Pirog, Present, Dylan Ryan, Happy Family, Sonar, Thumbscrew, Led Bib, Joel Harrison, Ideal Bread, Mats / Morgan Band, Jonathan Badger
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