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From dramatic tunes to disco tracks, experimental to electronic, our favorites from the week

Angel Olsen: All Mirrors With a pared-back introduction featuring synths and sporadic percussion that gives way to a 14-piece orchestra and a stirring string-ladened interlude and conclusion, Angel Olsen’s “All Mirrors” is a cinematic ride. The layered melody is at once brooding and elating, with Olsen’s vocals guiding the track. Produced by John Congleton, with arrangements by Jherek Bischoff and Ben Babbitt, the song will …

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Stunning new genre-bending music by Cody ChesnuTT, NZ's Ladi6, Anne Dereaux and more

Cody ChesnuTT: It’s in the Love While Cody ChesnuTT’s 13-track record My Love Divine Degree is full of great tunes, “It’s in the Love” is particularly glorious, acting as a reminder of ChesnuTT’s knack for sweet, spirited songs. With squishy, fuzzy synths and uplifting lyrics, it’s a warbling, funky standout from the singer/songwriter/musician’s third full-length. The record, in true ChesnuTT style, spans plenty of genres …

Premiere: “Shikoku” by Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra

Fusing violins, harp and more with analog synths and drum machines

Producers love a good, lush swell of strings—but in electronic and even pop music, they’re for the most part software simulations. Chicago-raised, now London-based composer Kate Simko has a miniature orchestra available at hand (two violinists, a harpist, a bassist and two cellists) to fuse with analog synths and drum machines, like the classic Roland Jupiter-8 and TR-909. Together, the all-female collective performs this hybrid …