January 2010 New Releases

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. What we can see from here includes a new record by Hungarian singer Márta Sebestyén, some West African drumming and singing with electronics from new music drummer Lukas Ligeti's Burkina Electric, some film music from Youssou N'Dour, and guitar and kora artistry from Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate. Plus, music by Seattle's Balkan horn party band Orkestar Zirkonium, a one-man ambient band that calls itself A Broken Consort, and an arrangement of John Cage by Brooklyn Rider.

PROGRAM # 3031, January 2010 New Releases (First aired on Fri., 01/29/10)





Márta Sebestyén

I can see the gates of heaven

Estéli ima Evening prayer [6:31]

World Village 450009 www.worldvillage.com

Ali Farka Toure Toumani Diabate

Ali and Toumani

Sabu Yerkoy [4:09]

Nonesuch 522937

Youssou N’Dour

I Bring What I Love

Yama [ 6:07]

Nonesuch 522814

Burkina Electric


Sankar Yaare [5:32]

CA 21057

Orkestar Zirkonium

Orkestar Zirkonium

Solo Tapan [4:13]


A Broken Consort

Crow Autumn

Beneath [ 4:03] Leaves [4:47]

Tompkins Square TSQ 2332 tompkinssquare.com

Brooklyn Rider

Dominant Curve

Cage: In a Landscape [9:53]

In a Circle Records 003 www.inacirclerecords.com