Episode #3035

Fake Orchestras

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Monday, February 08, 2010

The band name may say “Orchestra,” but the groups’ sounds are not what you’d expect. Hear Slavic folk, Latin jazz, African guitars and balafons come together in music by The Fake Orchestra. Also, listen to music from that variable group of musical friends, the Penguin Café Orchestra, along with music performed by the Senegalese Afro-Cuban group called Orchestra Baobob. Plus, cellist Lori Goldston’s Black Cat Orchestra, the small big band that is Either/Orchestra, and the quiet slow pop duo called Susanna and the Magical Orchestra. And more.

PROGRAM # 3035, Fake Orchestras (First aired on Mon., 02/08/10)





Penguin Café Orchestra

Penguin Café Orchestra

Numbers 1 - 4 [6:59]

EEG 11

Black Cat Orchestra

Mysteries Explained

I love a day like this [2:39]
Later She distorts [3:21]

Irene Records
Available at CD Baby OR

Fake Orchestra

Made in China

Lisička [3:05]

Goga Musica

Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio


Ao gi [3:59]

AP 001

Orchestra Baobob

Specialist In All Styles

Sutukun [5:32]

Nonesuch 79685

Asphalt Orchestra

Live on Soundcheck, August 5, 2009

Bjork: Hyperballad [6:42]

This performance not commercially available.



Mingus: Moanin’ [7:56]

Accurate AC 3232

Clubfoot Orchestra

Wild Beasts, Kidnapped, and more

Elk’s Dance Hit, excerpt [1:30]

Rastascan Records BRD013

Susanna and the magic Orchestra

Melody Mountain

Scott Walker: It’s Raining Today [4:26]

Rune Grammofon RCD2057


The Silent Breath of Emptiness

Part 1, excerpt [3:00]

Faith Strange 07

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