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Episode #2884

The 2008 New Sounds Top 10

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

For this New Sounds program, John Schaefer presents his annual, highly subjective, completely opinionated list of the ten best new-music releases of 2008. Listen to what made the cut this year: love songs for cello, spoken samples in twitchy minimalism, solo piano works rooted in IDM (blippy dance music), Estonian choral music and so much more.

PROGRAM # 2884, a completely personal, opinionated look at the best new music of 2008 (First aired on Wed, Jan 7, 2009)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

10. Carter Burwell

In Bruges (soundtrack)

The Little Dead Boy [2:00]

Lakeshore Records 33982
Available at Amazon.com*

9. Francesco Tristano

Not For Piano

The Melody [4:30]

In Fine #1185**
www.sunnysiderecords.com

8. Nico Muhly

Mothertongue

Hress [4:30]

Brassland #018**
www.brassland.org
*

7. Terakaft

Akh Issudar

Akh Issudar [5:30]

World Village #468084
www.worldvillagemusic.com

6. Hauschka

Ferndorf

Heimat [4:00]

Fat Cat #1308.
www.fatcat-usa.com

5. Philip Glass

Songs and Poems for Solo Cello

Poem 7 [5:30]

Orange Mountain #0037 ** www.orangemountain
music.com

www.philipglass.com*

4. Marco Benevento

Invisible Baby

Are You The Favorite Person Of Anyone? [5:00]

Hyena #9364 **
www.hyenarecords.com

3. Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody

12 Songs by Charles Ives

Serenity [5:00]

Winter & Winter 910 147 www.winterandwinter.com

2. Veljo Tormis

Choral Music

Singing Aboard Ship [4:00]

Hyperion #67601 **
hyperion-records.co.uk

1. Rachel Unthank & The Winterset

The Bairns

I Wish [5:30]

Real World #1158 www.realworldrecords.com*

Comments [3]

kemmysunshine from UK

Rachel Unthank at number 1. Good on yer sport!
"I wish" is tremendous.

Jan. 23 2009 08:07 AM
Carrie from New York City

What's the piano piece currently playing?

Jan. 07 2009 11:07 PM
roger from nyc

why is the top 10 not listed on this page?

Jan. 07 2009 05:46 PM

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