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The Moderns vol.2 explores the world’s great avant-garde artists.

BADD PRESS announces the launch of The Moderns vol. 2, the second installment of a series dedicated to the world’s great avant-garde artists. Featuring more than 200 reviews and interviews, the book introduces readers to established and emerging music leaders from around the world.

“The first volume was so warmly received,” says author Kevin Press. “Since its publication at the beginning of this year, I’ve been sent music from all over the world. What began as a hobby in 2017 has grown to become a platform for many of the most innovative artists producing music today.”

The book is focused primarily on currently active composers and performers. Featuring sections on electronic music, ambient music, new classical works, jazz and more, The Moderns series is a kind of buyer’s guide for lovers of serious new music.

“My goal is to connect the most adventurous listeners with the most innovative artists,” says Press.

The Moderns vol. 2 also features a short tribute to the late Mark E. Smith of The Fall. Press writes: “Is there any voice that captures the long and celebrated musical history of Manchester the way Mark E. Smith’s has? Its coarseness. Its monotone I-don’t-care-what-you-like implacability. Smith, through sheer force of stubbornness, turned the vibrant but short-lived post-punk period into a life’s work.”

About Kevin Press

Kevin Press has been writing about music since 1992. He is a regular contributor to Exclaim!, All About Jazz and his own baddpress.blog. He hosts a weekly radio program on radioregent.com. The Moderns airs Sundays 9 am to 12 noon (ET).

The Moderns vol. 2 is available in both hard copy and e-book formats, exclusively from Amazon.

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