New Releases, December 2010 (Weekly Podcast)

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It's the most wonderful time of the month!  John Schaefer sifts through the steady stream of CDs that have flooded his office to find a sampling of new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's New Sounds program.  From here we can see some acoustic Afro-pop, a heaping helping of Balkan-inspired jazz, Balkan-informed indie rock, and the Sway Machinery, featuring Khaira Arby.  Plus, new music from Stephan Micus, and much more.

PROGRAM #3153, Music for the New Year                            (First aired on 12-30-10)                                                     





Stephan Micus

Bold as Light

The Shrine [4:38]


ECM Records 2173

Billy Fox’s Blackbirds and Bullets


Deva Dasi [10:49]

Clean Feed 204  

A Hawk and a Hacksaw


No Rest for the Wicked [8:21]

LM Duplication
Due out in March 2011

Matt Darriau Paradox Trio

Matt Darriau Paradox Trio with Bojan Z

Faux Clarinet with Glass [6:51]

Felmay 167032  

The Sway Machinery, feat. Khaira Arby

The House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. I

Serigou (with Khaira Arby) [4:33]

JDub Records
Due out in Feb. 2011

Sidi Toure

Sahel Folk

Djarii Ber (A Great Day) [4:01]

Thrill Jockey 256

Phyllis Chen


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