#3671: Empyrean Atlas, Live

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Hear guitars aplenty, from a performance by the Afro-poppy minimalist band Empyrean Atlas to Noveller's looped soundscapes, and works by Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists.

Empyrean Atlas looks like a rock band but sounds like a cross between Philip Glass and King Sunny Ade.  Blending the sounds of West African pop with New York minimalism, Brooklyn-based composer/guitarist/sax player David Crowell leads a quintet that includes two additional guitarists with bass and drums.  Their latest record, "Inner Circle" has just been released and they join us in the studio to perform some of those shimmery motoric pulse-driven tunes. 

Then, listen to music from Noveller, the moniker of guitarist and composer Sarah Lipstate, who uses lots of looping devices to create ambient electronic guitar-driven sonic landscapes.  Plus multiple guitar works by Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists, and just a little Dominic Frasca.

PROGRAM #3671 Empyrean Atlas, Live (First aired on 12/10/2014)  

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SOURCE

Empyrean Atlas

Empyrean Atlas

Green Arrow, excerpt [3:43]

empyreanatlas.bandcamp.com

Empyrean Atlas

Inner Circle

Sycamore, live [3:04]

Live recording not available. CD available for purchase at
empyreanatlas.bandcamp.com

Empyrean Atlas

Inner Circle

Coming Home, live. [3:27]

See above.

Empyrean Atlas

Inner Circle

Looking Both Ways, live. [2:32]

See above.

Empyrean Atlas

Inner Circle

Cynthia, live. [2:56]

See above.

Empyrean Atlas

Empyrean Atlas

Redwood [5:12]

empyreanatlas.bandcamp.com

Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists

Show of Hands

The Moving Force [1:50]

Editions EG EEG 2102
Amazon

Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists

Show of Hands

Asturias [3:19]

Editions EG EEG 2102
Amazon

Noveller

Bleached Valentine

Starve [3:24]

Saffron Recordings 002
noveller.bandcamp.com

Noveller

Artifact

Before the After [6:02]

Saffron Recordings 003
noveller.bandcamp.com

Dominic Frasca

Deviations

Two Pages, excerpt [17:49]

Cantaloupe CA21032
Amazon