RECORDS / The IoS Playlist

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Schoenberg: Moses und Aron. BBCSO/Boulez (Sony, CD only). A Seventies classic, reissued as part of a Boulez-Schoenberg series. Listen out for famous names in small roles. Michael White

Britten: Gloriana. Barstow, Langridge, WNO/Mackerras (Decca, CD only). Long-awaited issue of Britten's 'slighted child', with a superlative cast and fiercely dramatic playing. MW

The Breeders: Cannonball EP (4AD, single). Careering guitar genius from fecund femme-rockers. Ben Thompson

Apache Indian: Nuff Vibes EP (Mango). Apache addresses the caste system and AIDS with heroic catchiness. BT

Bally Sagoo: On the Mix (Mango, LP/CD/tape). Birmingham bhangra-meister orchestrates a gleeful riot of eclecticism. BT