Ambient Orchestral Music

Hear some ambient orchestral music from The Moodswing Orchestra on this New Sounds. The Moodswing Orchestra is what drummer Ben Perowsky calls the "Sideman's Revenge" - it's an aural collage of beats, textures, and ambient-groove improvisations. We'll listen to some of it, plus music from Japanese art-noise outfit Mono's latest, "Hymn to the Immortal Wind." There's also something from groundbreaking electric guitarist/microtonal composer Glenn Branca, and more.

PROGRAM # 2970, ambient "orchestral" music (First aired on Wed. 8-19-09)





Glenn Branca

Symphony #3, Gloria

Excerpt [10:30]

Atavistic Records; the CD reissue can be hard to find but the album can be downloaded as an mp3 at


Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn [6:00]

Temporary Residence #148.*

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Untitled 01: Discord

Grief [17:00]

Sony Music #60121**

The Moodswing Orchestra

The Moodswing Orchestra

1972 [4:30]

Available 9/29/09 at El Destructo Records.