#3807: Percussion-Heavy Music

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Listen to percussion-based music, including music from the Kraken Quartet, a percussion group based in Austin, TX, gamelan-driven Celtic-influenced work from composer Matthew Welch, music from composer Andy Akiho, who specializes in the Caribbean steel pan, and more.

Listen to an off-kilter waltz, “Kiiro,” which means yellow in Japanese, and is part of Akiho’s larger work, Synesthesia Suite. The enveloping texture includes woodwinds, pitched keyboard percussion, and harp, along with steel pan, strings and drums. Then, prepare for the Kraken Quartet! This band goes all-out with an arsenal of melodic percussion instruments – bells, marimba, xylophone, and perhaps glockenspiel -together with drums to create wordless minimalistic art rock.

There’s also music from Japanese artist, Yoshimi P-We, known for her work as the longest standing / sitting drummer in the Boredoms; she also records and performs as Yoshimio, and appeared on the Flaming Lips record, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.” Listen to gamelan-rooted music from her percussion-heavy band, OOIOO, and their recent, “Gamel.”

Plus, listen to music from bagpiper/composer Matthew Welch's band Blarvuster, an outfit that combines Indonesian gamelan and Celtic traditions, with cool repeated rhythmic patterns and a rock attitude. 

PROGRAM #3807 Percussion-Based Music (First Aired 12-08-2015)

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SOURCE

Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster

Matthew Welch: Blarvuster

Canntaireachd Masolah iii, excerpt [1:00]

Tzadik 8077
tzadik.com

Andy Akiho

No One to Know One

Kiiro (Yellow) from Synesthesia Suite [5:10]

Innova 801
innova.mu

The Kraken Quartet

The Kraken Quartet

Jalapeno Chips [5:25]

thekrakenquartet.bandcamp.com

Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster

Matthew Welch: Blarvuster

High Street [4:31]

Tzadik 8077
tzadik.com

OOIOO (Yoshimi P-We)

Gamel

Shizuku Gunung Agung [7:41]

Thrill Jockey 371
thrilljockey.com

Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster

Matthew Welch: Blarvuster

Canntaireachd Masolah iii [11:36]

See above.

OOIOO (Yoshimi P-We)

Gamel

Gamel Ulda [4:09]

See above.

The Kraken Quartet

The Kraken Quartet

Sandy [8:50]

See above.

Music Playlist

  1. Canntaireachd Masolah iii

    Artist: Blarvuster
    Album: Matthew Welch: Blarvuster
    Label: Tzadik
  2. Kiiro (Yellow)

    Album: No One To Know One
    Label: Innova