Episode #3324

Electroacoustic Songs

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear music by sean-nos singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, from a brand new recording, “Foxlight.”  The producer/guitarist Leo Abrahams is all over this unclassifiable album (Confessional ballad? Minimalist art-folk? Electro-Irish trad?), featuring electro-acoustic accompaniment to Ó Lionáird’s personal songs, sung mostly in Gaelic.  With a host of intriguing guest collaborators -composer Jon Hopkins, strings duo Geese, folktronica innovator Leafcutter John and fiddle and hardanger player Caoimhin O Raghallaigh- the violins, viola, cello, fiddle, guitars and keyboards are expertly woven into the epic electro-acoustic compositions.

There’s also a warm radiant electronic soundscape with guitar effects and vocals/speech samples from David Sylvian, with Holger Czukay and members of CAN.   Plus, listen to electro-acoustic songs from the late French composer and record producer Hector Zazou, and more.

PROGRAM #3324 (First aired on 4/12/2012)                                                  





Irene Papas & Vangelis


Lamento [7:40]

1979 / reissued 2007
UMVD 1720633
Available as an import on 

Iarla Ó Lionáird -


Stay [4:32]

Real World CDRW184 

Hector Zazou

Sahara Blue

Sahara Blue (Brussels) [6:05]

Crammed WK 57779 / mtm32
Download only.

David Sylvian & Holger Czukay

Flux + Mutability

Flux [16:56]

Venture CDVE43
Out of print, but try or auction sites.

Klaus Schulze/Lisa Gerrard


Liquid Coincidence 6 [15:17]

Synthetic Symphony SPV Recordings 80001270 Or
Available at Available at*, or download from, iTunes

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