Episode #3000

Dark Ambient Electronica

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Friday, January 21, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll listen to some electronic music from Iceland by the Australian-born composer Ben Frost.  Dark acoustically generated guitar and piano textures are expertly combined with electronically processed stabs and eruptions on Frost's record "By the Throat."  Plus, there's ambient post-rock music from Mountains, and some of Wendy Carlos' "Sonic Seasonings" from the early 70s, featuring the found sounds of wolves.

PROGRAM #3000, Dark Ambient Electronics (First aired on Thurs. 11-05-09)





Ben Frost

By the Throat

Peter Venkman Pt.II [7:04] Leo Needs a New Pair of Shoes [5:05]

Bedroom Community HVALUR6

Wendy Carlos

Sonic Seasonings

Winter [20:41]

East Side Digital 81372

Ben Frost

By the Throat

The Carpathians [2:57]

See above.


Mountains, Mountains, Mountains

The Whale Years [12:34]

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The Buddhist Influence (Weekly Podcast)

For this New Sounds program, listen to Buddhist-inspired music, including new music from the elusive composer Anton Batagov who has  put out a recording of his music featuring chants by the leading Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader of the Kalmykia people. We’ll also hear selections from the Steve Tibbetts collaboration with the Tibetan Buddhist nun, Chöying Drolma - “Chö.” Then there’s the sounds of traditional Tibetan Buddhist instruments in music from David Parsons. Plus, music from Philip Glass’s soundtrack to the movie Kundun (about the young Dalai Lama coming of age and escaping Tibet with his life, during the time frame of 1937 to 1959.)


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