Episode #2586

Instrumental Crossovers

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

On this edition of New Sounds, the string quartet Ethel plays "Nepomuk’s Dances" by Marcelo Zarvos from their brand-new release "Light." It's a work with a Latin-American flavor, snappy crisp pizzicatos, fiery fast passages and a (literally) foot-stomping final movement. Also, indie-rock heroes Yo La Tengo play their own instrumental "Daphnia," from the new album whose title just rolls off the tongue, "I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass." Plus, music by Explosions in the Sky, Slow Six, and a host of other samplings of music without words.

PROGRAM #2586, “Instrumental Crossovers” (First aired on Thurs. 9-21-06)







Marcelo Zarvos: Memory [6:00]

Cantaloupe #21037 ***

Daniel Figgis


Alison Creaking [3:30]

Black Burst #005*

Penguin Café Orchestra

Signs of Life

Rosasolis [4:00]

Editions EG #50*

Yo La Tengo

I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Asse

Daphnia [9:00]

Matador #692 ** *

Explosions In The Sky

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

Your Hand In Mine [8:30]

Temporary Residence Ltd. # 61 OR Download from or iTunes



Marcelo Zarvos : Arrival [5:00]
Death [5:30]

See above.

Slow Six

Private Times In Public Places

The lines we walked when we walked once together, excerpt [6:00]

If Then Else #001

Comments [2]

Dainis Bushmanis from Riga, Latvia

As I am living on another coast, The Baltic Sea in Europe, I see the music scene ore strange. Here this direction is too slowly growing. However I do see that post-rock movement, now more than 10 years in progress, is still in progress, but EITS (USA), Mogwai (UK) and Mono (JP) are the bands what have very many followers in hundreds. You can look a t my page how the numbers of bands are growing up. So to discover new horizons is too difficult also for me, listening radio shows on VPRO, BBC or WNYC. All are great. :)

Dec. 02 2007 04:54 PM
Frank from New Jersey

As a heavy listener of the broad and somewhat vague genre known as Post-rock, I was pleasantly surprised when I landed on WNYC and heard Explosions in the Sky. One of the better known bands in the genre, it was my first experience hearing them on the FM waves I rarely frequent, due in part to a lack of DJ's tastes intersecting with my own. As a young man of 21 years, I applaud Mr. Schaefer on his selection of this piece and hope he will consider exploring more music from ETIS and other bands of the genre in the future.

Nov. 27 2007 11:58 PM

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