#3680: New Sounds Year In Review: Staff Picks

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Listen to new music records from 2014, as picked by the New Sounds Staff: Fall Intern Emma Munger, Temporary Assistant Producer Isabel Kim, and the New Sounds All-Purpose Assistant Caryn Havlik. The music ranges from guitar-centric country-jazzy to Jewish Afrobeat party horns, from forward-thinking electronic music by Aphex Twin to distorted hammered dulcimers used for black metal, electronically enhanced song cycles to Kronos Quartet. There's also Norwegian guitar music, a French composer/klezmer clarinetist, Moroccan Gnawa grooves, and Argentinian folktronica.  Plainly, the supplemental staff had only minor overlap with their overlord, Executive Producer and Host, John Schaefer.  The lists are all HERE, and for this New Sounds, we'll hear highlights from their three end-of-year selections.  Thanks very much to both Isabel Kim and Emma Munger for their excellent work in 2014.

PROGRAM #3680 Year in Review 2014: Staff Picks (First aired on 1/6/2015)  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

The Bad Plus

The Rite of Spring

Introduction (first part adoration of the earth) [5:02]

Sony Masterworks 88843 02405 2
thebadplus.com
sonymasterworks.com

Zion80

Adramelech (Zion80 plays John Zorn's Book of Angels)

John Zorn: Sheviel [5:49]

Tzadik 8319
tzadik.com

Jacob Cooper, feat. Mellissa Hughes, soprano

Silver Threads

IV Wefted Histories [6:56]

Nonesuch 540989
nonesuch.com

Chancha via Circuito

Amansara

Coplita ft Miriam Garcia [3:49]

Wonderwheel WONDERCD-23 
wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com

Florent Ghys

Television

Blazer et/ou Cravate [1:56]

Cantaloupe 21104
cantaloupemusic.com

Stein Urheim

Stein Urheim

After the Festival, excerpt [5:30]

Hubro Records HUBROCD2539/HUBROLP3539
hubromusic.com

Nels Cline & Julian Lage

Room

Abstract 12 [1:48]

Mack Avenue MAC1091
mackavenue.com
nelscline.com
julianlage.com

Khaira Arby

Timbuktu Tarab [2010]

Goumou [5:21]

Clermont CLE 005
forcedexposure.com

Aphex Twin

Syro

aisatsana [102] [5:22]

Warp - #WARPCD 247
warp.net

Anna Clyne
(performed by Cornelius Dufallo and Amy Kauffman)

The Violin

October Rose [3:45]

Vision Into Art Records
visionintoartrecords.bandcamp.com