I'm probably listening to more new music than ever, via lala. But the service has the side effect that I know little or nothing about that new music as I hear it. I don't generally miss liner notes but maybe I need to rethink that stance.
Case in point, I found a recent album, Digital Loom, by Mason Bates. I recognize the composer but not this particular work. And on first listen, I have no idea what I am listening to. It's organ and electronica and voices and strings and just doesn't fit any of my preconceived notions of goodness (or badness).
Unfortunately, the link to the work on the composer's website is broken so I can't quickly brief myself. A quick google search did turn up the fact that Bates is on the new Grand Valley State In C remix album (which is now on lala, by the way).