Atmospheric Songs


Listen to atmospheric songs with unusual textures and unexpected sounds or noises woven into them on this New Sounds program.  Hear songs from Brian Eno, Antony & the Johnsons, and Eno’s friend the poet and composer Ebe Oke.  There's also something by Susanna & the Magical Orchestra from Sweden, along with music from Bjork off of the record, "Medulla."  Then hear a song by Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird from his record Foxlight.  Plus, something of a murder ballad from the folkster Sam Amidon, and more.


PROGRAM #3438, Atmospheric Songs / Night Tension (First aired on 3/7/2013)                                       





Brian Eno

Before and After Science

Julie With, excerpt [1:00]

EG ENO-4, re-released by Astralwerks, and available on*

Ebe Oke


I Ask [5:43]

Iarla Ó Lionáird


Stay [4:32]

Real World CDRW184 

Esopus (various): Sam Amidon 

Esopus #12 - Black and White

Vance [5:41]



Desired Constellation [4:55]

Atlantic #62981

Susanna & the Magical Orchestra

Melody Mountain

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

Rune Grammofon RCD2057 OR

Rachel Unthank & the Winterset

The Bairns

Robert Wyatt: Sea Song [6:19]

Real World #1158*

Brian Eno & Cluster

Before and After Science

By this River [3:04]

See above.

Antony and the Johnsons

I Am a bird Now

Hope There's Someone [4:21]

Secretly Canadian #105 **
Or download from

Donna McKevitt & Jan Noble

These Are the Words

It is Dawn [6:00] 

Due out in April 2013

Brian Eno

Before and After Science

Julie With, excerpt [1:00]

See above.