Program #2108

John Schaefer hears his share of new recordings on an daily basis – so many, that it can a little tricky separating the wheat from the chaff. Still, he's done just that for our monthly new releases program. Featured will be selections from film soundtrack to The Hours, which uses the glacial, cyclical music of Philip Glass to underscore stories of three legendary women active in different eras (Glass fans will note references to his opera Satyagraha.) We also feature a cut from Ry Cooder's soon-to-be released collaboration with Manuel Galban (pictured right), a selection from the Drikung Kagyu Monks CD, Path of Mantra, and Tangerine Dream's latest, Inferno.

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PROGRAM #2108, New Releases, December 2002 (First aired on December 30, 2002)





Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban

Mambo Sinuendo

Bolero Sonambulo [3:30]
Secret Love [4:00]

Nonesuch #79691**
Available in January 2003 at*

Tangerine Dream


Before the Closing Of the Day [3:30]
Io Non Mor [6:00]

TDI #CD-032**
Available for purchase at*

Bright Balkan Morning

Companion CD to the book Bright Balkan Morning: Romani Lives And the Power of Music In Greek Macedonia

Excerpt [2:30]

Published by Wesleyan University Press, as a book with audio CD
Available for purchase at*

Drikung Kagye Monks, Martin Kuuskmann, Peeter Vähi

The Path Of Mantra

Dedication Of Merits [5:30]

Erdenklang #21092
Available for purchase at*



The King's Daughters [4:00]

From the CD Compilation "Arctic Paradise 2003" from the Finnish Music Information Service. or


The Lost and Found, 2nd edition

All Tomorrow's Parties [4:30]

Instinct #612
Available in January 2003

Philip Glass

The Hours

The Hours [7:00]

Nonesuch #79693**
Available for purchase at*

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