Episode #3551

John Schaefer's Annual Top Ten -2013 edition

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to John Schaefer's completely personal and opinionated look at the ten best new music releases of 2013. There will probably be something by a Russian pianist/composer and a Tibetan singer, perhaps some music from a guitarist/composer who also plays in the National, and a vocalist/composer who practically creates choruses of herself.  Also, listen for music from the IDM world with gamelan-like percussion, as well as Indo-jazz music from a South Asian suite. 

PROGRAM #3551– John Schaefer’s 2013 Top Ten (First aired on 1/7/2014)  





10. Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov


Good Times Will Come, excerpt [4:00]

Cantaloupe Music 21090

9. Evan Ziporyn & Christine Southworth

In My Mind and In My Car

Mugasha Loop [3:00]

Airplane Ears
Digital download only.

8. Clogs

The Sundown Song

A Hobsons Choice [6:12]

7. Juliana Barwick


The Harbinger, excerpt [4:00]

Dead Oceans DOC 069

6. Arun Ghosh

A South Asian Suite

The Gypsies of Rajasthan [6:45]

Camoci Records
Available on Amazon

5. Olafur Arnalds

For Now I Am Winter

For Now I Am Winter (ft. Arnór Dan), arr. Nico Muhly, excerpt [4:30]

Mercury Classics 4810150

4. Pantha du Prince with the Bell Laboratory

Elements of Light

Particle, excerpt [3:00]

Rough Trade #RTRAD 645

3. Son Lux


Ransom [5:09]

Joyful Noise Recordings JNR126

2. Bryce Dessner & Kronos Quartet


Dessner: Tour Effel [7:56]

Anti Records 272962

1. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble

Silk Road Ensemble -A Playlist Without Borders

John Zorn: Briel (from Book of Angels) [3:58]

Sony Masterworks 88883 71092

Comments [1]

thatgirl from manhattan

"In my mind and in my car?"

What--they needed to lift some Buggles lyrics for this? Blergh.

Jan. 08 2014 11:18 PM

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