Episode #3396

Orchestral Pop

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This New Sounds program serves up orchestral pop in various guises, including brand new music from the reclusive Scott Walker, from his forthcoming release "Bish Bosch," where he uses the sounds of samurai swords and falling marbles, among other unsettling things.  There's also music from American singer/songwriter and composer Daniel James, under the name Canon Blue, from his "Rumspringa," with orchestral arrangements contributed by string quartet Amiina (most famously for being Sigur Rós’ string section.)  

Then hear music jauntily layered by multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff whose most recent effort, "Composed," he arranged, produced and engineered achieving an orchestral sound by recording the music one instrument at a time using a single microphone and a laptop.  Plus, listen to the combination of English folk music and electronica in the sounds of Florida-based five-piece Hundred Waters, a net result of blip-twittery orchestral pop. 

PROGRAM #3396, Orchestral Pop   (First aired on 11/13/2012)                                  





Jherek Bischoff (w/Mirah Zeitlyn & Paris Hurley)


Jherek Bischoff: The Nest, excerpt [2:00]

Brassland HWY-027


Scott Walker

Bish Bosch

Epizootics! [12:14]

Due out December 4, 2012 on 4AD
Watch the video here:

Antony & the Johnsons


Swanlights [6:08]

Secretly Canadian 215

Jherek Bischoff (w/Mirah Zeitlyn & Paris Hurley)


Jherek Bischoff: The Nest [4:27]

See above.



New World [4:22]

Elektra 62533

Jherek Bischoff & David Byrne


Eyes [4:27]

See above.

Canon Blue


Bows & Arrows (Vegas) [4:04]
Available via or iTunes

Sigur Ros

Agaetis Byrjun

Olsen Olsen [8:03]

Fat Cat #11

Hundred Waters

Hundred Waters

Boreal [3:55]


Antony & the Johnsons


Christina’s Farm, excerpt [1:33]

See above.

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