Episode #3402

New Releases, November 2012

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Friday, November 30, 2012

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks and boatloads of new CDs & downloads which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes to present the cream of this crop.  Listen for new music by Turkish composer Erdem Helvacioglu & guitarist/composer Bill Walker that marries lap steel guitar and electronic to create wide open soundscapes. Also, hear electric and acoustic selections from a compilation of guitar music, curated by Elliott Sharp, called "I Never Metaguitar Too."

Plus, there's new music by Senegalese kora player/composer Seckou Keita, whose song ‘Rewmi’ was a runaway hit earlier this year during the presidential campaign in Senegal, along with a collaborative record by Malick Pathe Sow & Bao Sissoko, two great Senegalese musicians now living in Belgium.  Sow is a singer, guitarist and master of the hoddu (the Senegalese n'goni), while Sissoko comes from a griot family and a long line of kora players.  That, and more.

PROGRAM #3402, New Releases  (First aired on 11/30/2012)                                     





Erdem Helvacioglu & Bill Walker

Fields & Fences

The Boneyard, excerpt [1:30]

Far East West Records

Seckou Keita


Bading Ya [4:09]
Also available at or iTunes

Malick Pathe Sow & Bao Sissoko


Bilbasi [4:37]

Muziek Publique
Available at iTunes &

Seckou Keita


Distance [4:58]

See above.

Various Artists: Ben Tyree

I Never Metaguitar Too

The Gatekeeper [4:29]

Clean Feed Records CFG06

Various Artists: Shouwang Zhang

I Never Metaguitar Too

Sand Storm Won't Cover It [4:00]

See above.

Various Artists: Hans Tammen

I Never Metaguitar Too

Spiracles [3:34]

See above.

Erdem Helvacioglu & Bill Walker

Fields & Fences

The Boneyard [9:27]

Far East West Records

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin

Instrumental Tourist

Whole Earth Tascam [5:00]

Software Studio Series SFT017

Basil Athanasiadis

Clouds That I Like

Dance of the Seven Veils, excerpt [6:24]

Sargasso SCD28067


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