Episode #3438

Atmospheric Songs

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

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.

Sheela Bringi

A World of World Music (Special Podcast)

There’s a world of world music for this New Sounds.  Listen to an electric distorted version of West African trance music from Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, along with a powerful song of praise that explores the links between India and the Balkans from Sheeli Bringi. There’s also music from Maracatu New York, who are a band steeped in the maracatu band music of northeast Brazil.  Their sound manages to fuse Brazilian rhythms with those of traditional New Orleans Second Line music and the Mardi Gras Indians.


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