#3678: New Music for 2015

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For this last show of the year, sample some of the forthcoming new music releases due out in 2015. There’s music for “watching glaciers collapse” by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith written on a Buchla Music Easel synthesizer, originally composed as a new soundtrack to old silent films. Smith cites her inspiration as coming from Euclidean geometry, mbira music, and early electronic music pioneers like Suzanne Ciani, Laurie Spiegel, and Terry Riley.

Then, hear music by saxman Rudresh Mahanthappa, and a David Bowie tune from vocalist Donna Lewis featuring the Bad Plus, from her album of cover songs due out in March of 2015. Sample a reworking using West African instruments of the now 50-year old “In C” by Terry Riley, featuring both top musicians from Mali and Damon Albarn (Gorillaz, Blur), Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Brian Eno. Listen to clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg’s forthcoming “Orphic Machine,” song-cycle based on poems about creative inspiration by Allen Grossman, and includes Carla Kihlstedt as vocalist. Also, hear a song from composer/vocalist Corey Dargel, who writes art-songs as pop songs; here glitchy pulses underscore acoustic guitar, from his upcoming, “OK, It’s Not OK,” and more.

PROGRAM #3678 Looking Ahead to 2015 (First aired on 12/31/2014)  

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SOURCE

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Birdcalls

Birdcalls #1, excerpt [1:00]

ACT 9581
Due out February 10, 2015
actmusic.com

Africa Express

presents Terry Riley In C

Excerpt [4:43]

Due out Jan. 26th, 2015
shop.transgressiverecords.com

Dobet Gnahoré

Na Dre

Yon Reve [3:04]

Contre Jour 031
contrejour.com

Ben Goldberg ft. Carla Kihlstedt

Orphic Machine

Line of Less than Ten [6:13]

Due out Feb. 24, 2015 on Bag Production Records
bengoldberg.net

Corey Dargel

OK, It’s not OK

Do You Have Any Reactions At All? [2:52]

Due Jan. 27th, 2015 on New Amsterdam Records
newamrecords.com

Ed Pastorini

Strange Lures

I Follow St. Francis [4:02]

Coming in mid-2015. No release date as of yet. 101crustaceans.com

Donna Lewis & The Bad Plus

Brand New Day

Bring Me the Disco King [5;52]

Megaforce Records
Due out March 10, 2015
soundcloud.com/megaforcerecords

William Ryan Fritch

Revisionist

In Denial [5:29]

Lost Tribe Sound
Due out Feb. 10, 2015
losttribesound.bandcamp.com

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Euclid

Labyrinth II [3:05]

Western Vinyl 130
Due Jan. 20, 2015
westernvinyl.com

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Birdcalls

Birdcalls #1 [2:49]

ACT 9581
Due out February 10, 2015
actmusic.com

Jake Schepps Quintet

Entwined

Gyan Riley - Stumble Smooth [7:00]

Due Jan. 27, 2015
jakeschepps.bandcamp.com