John Schaefer's Annual Top Ten -2013 edition

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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)  

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RECORDING

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SOURCE

10. Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov

Tayatha

Good Times Will Come, excerpt [4:00]

Cantaloupe Music 21090
cantaloupemusic.com

9. Evan Ziporyn & Christine Southworth

In My Mind and In My Car

Mugasha Loop [3:00]

Airplane Ears
Digital download only.
airplaneears.com

8. Clogs

The Sundown Song

A Hobsons Choice [6:12]

http://clogs.bandcamp.com/album/the-sundown-song-ep

7. Juliana Barwick

Nepenthe

The Harbinger, excerpt [4:00]

Dead Oceans DOC 069
www.scdistribution.com

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
www.myplaydirect.com

4. Pantha du Prince with the Bell Laboratory

Elements of Light

Particle, excerpt [3:00]

Rough Trade #RTRAD 645
www.roughtraderecords.com
shopusa.roughtraderecords.com

3. Son Lux

Lanterns

Ransom [5:09]

Joyful Noise Recordings JNR126
www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

2. Bryce Dessner & Kronos Quartet

Aheym

Dessner: Tour Effel [7:56]

Anti Records 272962
www.kingsroadmerch.com/anti-records

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
www.silkroadproject.org
www.yo-yoma.com
www.sonymasterworks.com