Episode #3523

Electroacoustic Music, Old and New

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Listen to Electroacoustic music, old and new on this New Sounds program.  There’s minimalist droney dream-pop from the Montreal-based outfit Saltland - which is largely cellist Rebecca Foon (of Esmerine), as well as music from composer Ingram Marshall’s haunting multimedia work “Alcatraz.” There’s also music from the Austin-hatched drone duo Stars of the Lid alongside scores for the Werner Herzog films "Aguirre" and "Nosferatu" by the German band Popul Vuh.  Also, listen to some deeply unsettling and rather doomy electroacoustic work from Montreal artist Tim Hecker, and more.

PROGRAM #3523– Electroacoustic Music, Old and New (First aired on 10/17/2013)             






I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us

I Thought It Was Us [2:57]

CST 094

Popul Vuh

Best of Popol Vuh: From the Films of Werner Herzog

Lacrime Di Re (Aguirre) [6:13]

Milan 35639 Out of print, but “Aguirre” appears on Celestial Harmonies #13008


I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us

But It Was All Of Us [5:39]


Gary Lucas

Skeleton at the Feast

Aguirre (Lacrime Di Re)/The Sheep Look Up [4:32]

Enemy Records EMY 126-2
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Ingram Marshall


Introduction & The Bay [11:03]

New Albion 040 (Download Only.)

Reissue is due out Oct. 29, 2013 on Starkland

Tim Hecker


Radiance [3:23]

Kranky  KRANK 183

Popul Vuh

Best of Popol Vuh: From the Films of Werner Herzog

Nosferatu: Brothers Of Darkness - Sons Of Light, excerpt [7:30]

Milan 35639.  Out of print, but “Brüder des Schattens, Söhne des Lichts” is available for download from 


Stars of the Lid


The Kraut [9:44]

SOTL001 / Cobraside
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Comments [1]

Hakan from Brooklyn

What a wonderful show that was - thank you - AGAIN, John Schaefer!!! Fantastically interesting things going on up north in Montreal as you have shown us the last couple of months. Very intrigued both by this music and the scene up there.

Oct. 18 2013 12:01 AM

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