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Episode #3292

Electro-Acoustic Ambient Works

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

This New Sounds program samples a world of ambient works, with music from composers based in Iceland, Germany, Scotland, Poland, Sweden, and a work from a Brooklyn-based metal guitarist.  Listen to pulsing percussive ambient music by Berlin-based Nils Frahm, along with some stasis music featuring harpsichord by the Polish composer Jacaszek. Then, from Iceland, there's a score from composer, producer (and former metalhead) Olafur Arnalds, "Another Happy Day," with electro-acoustic soundscapes formed around piano and strings.

Hear some textured layers of a chimey guitar-based soundscape from Brooklyn-based guitarist Kevin Hufnagel, (better known for playing in metal outfits Gorguts and Dysrhythmia) as well.  Also, from the Scottish cellist and composer Peter Gregson, there's music from his record, "Flight Path," and its amplified, looped and highly processed cello sounds.  Plus, music from the moors and hillsides of Northern England by Richard Skelton in his "Remaindered."   And, the show wouldn't be complete without instrumental music from violinist/whistler/composer Andrew Bird.

PROGRAM # 3292, Electro-Acoustic Ambient Works (First aired on 1/20/2012)                                                              

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Peter Gregson

Terminal

Spin, excerpt [2:00]

petergregson.bandcamp.com

Andrew Bird

Break It Yourself

Belles [3:00]

Mom & Pop Records
AndrewBird.net  

Nils Frahm

Felt

Keep [3:27]

ERATP033
www.erasedtapes.com
Download from Emusic.com or iTunes

Jacaszek

Glimmer

Dare-gale [5:45]

Ghostly International GI-147
ghostly.com

Peter Gregson

Terminal

Spin [6:04]

petergregson.co.uk 
Or available on iTunes and Emusic.com

Ólafur Arnalds

Another Happy Day

Out to Sea [4:10]

ERATP038
www.erasedtapes.com

Richard Skelton

Landings

Remaindered [5:35]

TYPE 055
typerecords.com
Download from Emusic or iTunes.  

Kevin Hufnagel

Transparencies

Static Aquarium [4:26]

Download from
kevinhufnagel.bandcamp.com

Brian Eno

Ambient #4: On Land

Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960, excerpt

E.G. # 20 **, reissued by Astralwerks
Available at Amazon.com*

Korallreven

An Album by Korallreven

Sa Sa Samoa feat. Julianna Barwick [4:05]

Hybris / Acéphale ACE 019
acephale.bigcartel.com

Download from Emusic.com or iTunes

Hildur Gudnadottir

Without Sinking

Aether, excerpt [2:00]

Touch 070LP
double LP or Touch 070CD
touchshop.org

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