#3606: Electronic Songs

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Hear electronic songs on this New Sounds program, involving voice, sometimes layered,  with more layers of keyboards & electronics, and other instruments.  There’s new music from the Geoff Smith Band (which now includes members of the band Portishead) and their adaptation of “Black is the Color.” It’s a blend of traditional folksong and poetry by Rimbaud.  Also, listen to selections from “Songs for Persephone” by Mimi Goese and Ben Neill, built on her voice and electronics along with ethereal music from Jonsi & Alex. Jonsi, the singer for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, and his partner, Alex Somers, have also recorded under the moniker Riceboy Sleeps. Plus, revisit Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman,” and meditate on her voice, keyboards & processing.  The song was a surprise hit song on the U.K. pop charts in the early 1980’s. And more.

PROGRAM #3606  Electronic Songs (First aired on 6/3/2014)  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Geoff Smith & Nicola Walker Smith

Fifteen Wild Decembers

Six Wings of Bliss, excerpt [1:00]

Sony Classical #66505
Available at Amazon.com*

Geoff Smith Band

 

Black is the Color (Rimbaud) [4:55]

soundcloud.com/thegeoffsmithband

Mimi Goese & Ben Neill

Songs For Persephone

Elegy [5:36]

Ramseur Records - #RR27372
Available at iTunes, Amazon.com or Emusic.com

Laurie Anderson

Big Science

O Superman (for Massenet) [8:24]

Nonesuch 130428
www.nonesuch.com

Donna McKevitt & Jan Noble

These Are The Words

These Were The Words [2:58]

Due out Fall 2014
mckevittandnoble.com/music

Mimi Goese & Ben Neill

Songs For Persephone

Cusp [5:43]

See above.

Geoff Smith & Nicola Walker Smith

Fifteen Wild Decembers

Six Wings of Bliss (Emily Bronte) [6:34]

See above.

Jonsi & Alex

 Riceboy Sleeps

Daniell In The Sea [7:10]

XL 447
www.xlrecordings.com
www.riceboysleeps.com

Donna McKevitt & Jan Noble

These Are The Words

It is dawn [6:01]

See above.