ANNOUNCING: Caroline Davis's "Alula"
Alula is the new album from Brooklyn-based composer Caroline Davis. The record is available exclusively through New Amsterdam’s Bandcamp subscription as part of the Windmill Series, a new digitally-focused set of releases for subscribers in addition to our existing release schedule. Subscribe today to receive the album, which will be released on all other platforms on May 10 2019 - pre-order here.
The single "Wingbeat" is out today on all digital platforms and a music video is available here.
Formed in Brooklyn in 2016, Alula was born out of several duo performances between Caroline Davis and Gregory Saunier. Internal monologues resulted in the addition of pianist/keyboardist Matt Mitchell, who Davis has worked with in other contexts. Alula’s debut album features original pieces by Davis, whole-heartedly motivated by the study of an anterior digit on a bird’s wing. The alula wing functions as a locomotive during flight and landing, and has specific rhythmic functions, which is of central concern on this self-titled album.
Composed by Caroline Davis
Caroline Davis, Alto Saxophone & Voice
Matt Mitchell, Prophet 6, Modular, and Arp Synthesizers
Gregory Saunier, Drums, Percussion, Voice
Recorded at Figure 8 (Brooklyn, NY) December 14th 2017 by Sam Owens
Edited by Connor Grant
Mixed and Mastered by Gregory Saunier
Produced by Caroline Davis
Artwork by Robert Pollard
Design and Layout by Audible Paint
1. Alula (3:58)
2. Flight (3:18)
3. Wingbeat (3:02)
4. Remiges (6:53)
5. Scapulars (4:56)
6. Lift (1:34)
7. Coverts (3:56)
8. Vortex Generator (4:57)
9. Purrs (1:04)
10. Landing (4:20)
11. alulA (1:12)
About the Windmill Series
The Windmill Series is a new digitally-focused set of releases made available to New Amsterdam subscribers in addition to our existing release schedule. After a subscription exclusivity period, Windmill Series releases are available digitally worldwide.
About the NewAm Bandcamp Subscription:
For the first time ever, you can get all New Amsterdam Records albums as they are released, plus a selection of releases from our groundbreaking back catalog.
Join today and you’ll receive the following:
► Alula - the new album from Brookyn-based composer and performer Caroline Davis (available exclusively through the NewAm subscription as part of the new Windmill Series).
► A Page From - the new album from New York City-based cellist Caitlin Sullivan (available exclusively through the NewAm subscription as part of the new Windmill Series).
► Waves & Lines - the new album from New Zealand-born, Princeton-based composer Gemma Peacocke (available exclusively through the NewAm subscription as part of the new Windmill Series).
► The Vanity of trees and le creature nel giardino di Lady Walton - the two new albums from Australian composer and performer Padma Newsome (le creature nel giardino di Lady Walton is available exclusively through the NewAm subscription as part of the new Windmill Series)
► Silent Voices - the new album from Brooklyn Youth Chorus, featuring works by boundary-pushing contemporary composers
► A Great Many - the new album from Brooklyn-based composer Aaron Siegel (part of The Windmill Series).
► Blueprinting - the debut album from Aizuri Quartet, featuring works by five of today's most exciting American composers.
► Seed Triangular - the new album from multi-instrumentalist Robbie Leeand guitarist Mary Halvorson.
► Small Works - the new album from Durham-based composer Brooks Frederickson (part of The Windmill Series).
► Siren Islands - the new album from Pakistan-born, Brooklyn-based composer and performer Arooj Aftab (part of The Windmill Series).
► Until My Last – the new album from Indianapolis-based composer, performer, and multimedia artist Jordan Munson.
► Without Chasms – the new electronic EP from Brooklyn-based composer William Brittelle.
► New albums from Caroline Davis, Daniel Elms, and many others!
On top of all that, you’ll also get some exclusive content intended only for our cherished subscribers, including our brand new Windmill Series! You’ll also get immediate access to a selection of back-catalog releases, 20% off everything in our store, and exclusive access to subscriber-only communications directly from the label, including news about forthcoming releases.