Rishin Singh’s mewl infans is an album that has stuck in my mind since the first time I heard it. Singh captures the spirit of the Liszt organ in Denstedt, Germany, elevating its haunting tones into a warm, elegiac procession. It’s one of my favorite albums of 2022. Pick up a copy from Beacon Sound while listening to this beautiful mix.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, “Meri Ankhon Ko Bakhshe Hain Aansoo”; from Shahen Shah
Eva-Maria Houben, “sogni confusi” from Sonatina No.2; (performed by Carson Cooman) via organ sonatinas and drones
Miya Masaoka “The Movement of Things”; performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony and Choir (via Soundcloud)
Alvin Singleton, “Secret Desire to Be Black (String Quartet No.2); performed by the Momenta Quartet via Alvin Singleton: Four String Quartets
Germaine Sijstermans, “A Song” (excerpt); from Betula
Kaija Saariaho, “Changing Light”; performed by Duo della Luna, via Mangetsu
Nadah El Shazly, “Palmyra”; from Ahwar