It has been a long time coming, seemingly, for these two albums. Finally, they are here and waiting and ready.
Purchase them here

R17 – Daniel Schmidt – “In My Arms, Many Flowers” LP









R21 – Matthew Sullivan – “Skene” LP











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Lullaby by Loren Connors is out.  410 copies were pressed, and they are nearly gone.
Enjoy that album, it is very warming.

Available in June:
R18  Eric Schmid – a channel, dedicated to Michael CD
R20  Giovanni Fontana – Epigenetic Poetry LP

and in July:
•R17  Daniel Schmidt – In My Arms, Many Flowers LP
•R21  Matthew Sullivan – Skene LP

later in the year:
•R15  Ian William Craig – Cradle for the Wanting LP *repress of 300pc on Yellow/red wax
•R22  Sean McCann – Music for Public Ensemble 2xLP

Onward and onward



Open Call for women and men to lend their voice and join the Rose-Paste Chorale. These works will be included on Sean McCann’s (nearly complete) 2xLP, Music for Public Ensemble.

Any degree of singing talent is welcomed.

There are 3 short pieces, each has a video-score to follow. The scores use universal musical dictation, accessible to all.

Simply record your voice, in the best fidelity available to you, and send along the audio files – which will be woven and edited together.

Email seantristanmccann at gmail dot com to participate.

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I need to thank all who have supported Recital over the past year. It has been a grand one.

2016 is lined up to have the busiest release schedule yet for Recital, ranging from books to CDs to LPs.
And wine glasses.

The first set of releases (in January) are two books:

R14- Sean McCann – “Pacifics” Book & CDr
R16- Enzo Minarelli – “Romanzi nelle i” Book, CD, & DVD

Those are available now for Pre-order, and will ship in the first two weeks of January.

Following further in the year… a Loren Connors reissue LP (a sister to Airs), archival Italian sound poetry LPs, an American gamelan LP/CD, and at long last my own Music for Public Ensemble 2xLP (amongst many others).

Would like to extend thanks to Mark Harwood, Graham Lambkin, Scott Foust, Allen Mozek, Jordan Spencer, Nick Storring, Ian William Craig, Enzo Minarelli, Andrew Chalk, Tom Scott, Zach Schwartz, Cameron Stallones, Rob Magill, Matthew Sullivan, Alex Gray, & Maxwell Croy for their correspondence and support for Recital.
Additionally, to Tiny Mix Tapes, The Wire, Mojo, & A Closer Listen (amongst many other press outlets).

Enjoy this holiday season, listen to some Ben Webster and some Gerhard Rühm by the hearth with a glass of port.

-Sean McCann, December 2015




If interested in picking up a copy of Ian’s new LP, Cradle for the Wanting, you can Purchase one through Recital, or through one of our Distributors (who are receiving their copies very soon.) The Deluxe edition has sold out, and many of the remaining copies have been spoken for.

And here is some visual-fanfare to welcome Ian’s new LP.

*Note that the soundtrack is not just one piece, but an overview that cleverly stitches together three works from Cradle.

In other Recital news, Sean McCann’s book, Pacifics, will be made available in late November.  Followed by a fascinating new work, Romanzi nelle i (Book + cd/dvd) by Italian sound poet Enzo Minarelli.


In time for Halloween and the fall winds, we are pleased to publish Idea Fire Company’s lovely new LP, Lost at Sea.
I can already imagine it: a cold evening, candles, syrupy glass of red wine, and this LP. What more could you ask for?

You can purchase it here

Also, this advertisement came to shore, give it a squint.


Two LPs left for 2015. There will be a book or two later in the year, but that is a different story. For now, feast your eyes on these two albums. You can Pre-order the Deluxe edition of Ian William Craig’s LP now.

R13 – Idea Fire Company – “Lost at Sea” LP


R15 – Ian William Craig – “Cradle for the Wanting” LP

Pre-order Deluxe edition


There are two Recital-related nights of music in Los Angeles this August.

Firstly, Ian William Craig’s first live performance in California (perhaps in all of America, too?)
Below is the flyer; I will be pouring some lavish drinks to help raise funds for Ian’s travels…
if you are in the area please do consider attending.
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SECONDLY, I will be performing live for the first time (publicly) in two years’ time on August 9th. Come hear drafts from Music for Public Ensemble and excerpts from the book I am working on.
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Greetings again,

Here we have a new LP.
R11 – Sean McCann – A Castle Popping LP & Tub of Deep Green Ink CDr


A collection of recordings from 2013 & 2014. This is the first solo release by Sean since Music for Private Ensemble. A display of six recent pieces, not to be taken as a formal ‘album,’ but whatever floats your boat!

The first side holds abstract vocal-based work. Recorded in hotel rooms during business trips in Las Vegas and Spain, and later manipulated on tape.

The second side is serene; featuring a recording of McCann’s first formal composition for quartet, Victorian Wind, performed by the Thin Edge New Music Collective. The LP concludes with two works for piano, recorded and edited at home in Pasadena, CA.

Also included is a sister CDr, Tub of Deep Green Ink, which compliments the nature of the LP. It presents ten tracks from 2011-2014. Ranging from layered string recordings, like the pastoral 2012 piece Inverness String Variations, to computerized-vocal experiments, as with ADR Aria & The Wind Sick (both from 2014). Human voice is dissected and stitched back together; examined under odd light. 2011’s Rooms of Night explores the interior of Sean’s old house in Highland Park (Los Angeles); rain ambience, a cocktail, babel. The album is bookended with digitally notated pieces (for fake oboe & piano, respectively).

Together, these two collections sum up the body of McCann’s musical experimentation and rumination from 2011 to 2014.


Edition of 150 hand-numbered LPs

 3 inserts (program notes, score excerpts, & photographs)
-Supplemental full-length CDr “Tub of Deep Green Ink” – housed in a 6-panel wallet


Voooxing Poooêtre sound sample and excerpt from booklet… (available June 9th)
Order here