December 2013 New Releases


For this New Sounds, John Schaefer sifts through the avalanche of CDs stacked dangerously in his office to find a sampling of new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's New Sounds program.  Also, he'll cull through the digital offerings and look back at some of the things that came out during 2013 that might have gone unnoticed on the chaos that is his desk, and ahead to some of the things that 2014 holds.

PROGRAM #3549– December 2013 New Releases (First aired on 1/2/2014)  





Mamar Kassey


Taboussizé, excerpt [1:30]

Available at or iTunes

Various Artists: Bijou

Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes

Dougoudé Sarrafo (Produced by Damon Albarn)

Transgressive Records OR

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, feat. Nellie Shabalala

Always With Us

Izembe Mfana [3:06]

Due out January 15, 2014

Various Artists: Yacouba Sissoko Band

Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes

Chanson Denko Tapestry (Produced by Brian Eno) [5:02]

See above.

Various Artists: Gambari feat. Kankou Kouyaté

Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes

Yamore (Produced by Damon Albarn) [5:56]

See above.


How Long Is Now? Unplugged live in Berlin

Morock'n Roll [4:58]

Available at and iTunes.

Various:Aicha Sidibe

Sembeh Ma Fa Fe - Roots Volume

Damaro [4:13]

Stronghold Sound

Mamar Kassey


Taboussizé [4:35]

Available at or iTunes

Fringe Magnetic


Matryoshka [6:07]

Loop Records AND

Taylor Haskins

Fuzzy Logic

Somewhere I've Never Travelled [3:05]

Sunnyside 1296

Bill Frisell

Bill Morrison: The Great Flood

Sharecroppers [4:22]

The film opens a run at IFC on 1/8/14 (
Frisell’s score to be self-released later in 2014.