Benedict Sheehan

Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
Saint Tikhon Choir, directed by the composer Capella Romana Records

This American composer is known for having reinvented the Orthodox Christian musical tradition by giving it a definitive New World spin. This reputation is confirmed by his latest composition, “The Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom.” Performed by the Saint Tikhon Choir (Pennsylvania, USA), the composition adds Western harmonic richness to its solid Russian roots.

Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez

Gorillaz / Warner Music

This British duo’s second album went into production last January, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to overtake Europe. The record’s 17 singles feature collaborations with Elton John, Beck, Fatoumata, and Peter Hook, among others. The songs were released one at a time, culminating December 12th & 13th with an incredible show that was broadcast live from several countries.