Episode #3409

Where We Live

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Monday, March 24, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music from the band itsnotyouitsme, where Grey McMurray is the guitar-playing half and Caleb Burhans is the violin-playing half.  Hear them as that duo, and separately with some of their other projects.  One of these is a collaborative work between So Percussion and Grey McMurray called “Where (we) Live.” This series of songs is about each members' personal homes, the artistic home when they join forces, and then a questioning of all these homes by purposefully inviting the unknown to “come on over.”

There’s also music by Caleb Burhans with the vocal group Roomful of Teeth and their work “No.”  Later, hear the combination of Scottish and Indonesian influences in music by Matthew Welch and Blarvuster. Plus, there’s music from the German band Brandt Bauer Frick Ensemble, who recreate Electronic Dance Music (EDM) with only acoustic instruments, and more.


PROGRAM #3409, Where We Live  (First aired on 12/18/2012)                                 






everybody's pain is magnificent

The Ghosts Among Us [8:27]

New Amsterdam 033

So Percussion & Grey McMurray

Where (we) Live

This Place the Place [3:06]
Strangers All Along [5:09]

Cantaloupe Music CA 21087

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Burhans: No [6:43]

New Amsterdam NWAM 041

Matthew Welch


Canntaireachd Masolah I [6:23]

Tzadik 8077

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble

Mr. Machine

A 606 'n' Rock 'n' Roll [7:48]

K7 286

Daniel Figgis


Glimmerer [4:52]

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everybody's pain is magnificent

Old friends lost relatives [2:43]

See above.

Hirta Songs

Folk-Inspired Ballads, Male Edition (Special Podcast)

Listen to folk-inspired ballads, featuring male folk-singers & wandering minstrels on this New Sounds.  There are surreal songs from a haunting record, “Hirta Songs,” by Alistair Roberts and poet Robin Robertson, with texts inspired by the history, landscape and people of the remote Scottish archipelago of St. Kilda (about 100 miles off the coast of Scotland.)  The record is named after the largest of these islands, where the main employment was fowling the great quantities of sea birds.  (Sheep-herding, crofting and fishing were ways of life as well.)  The eerie songs we’ll hear are both based on Celtic melodies; "A Fall of Sleet," is based on the tune 'The Battle of Inverlochy.' while the other, "Exodus," concerns the 1930 voluntary evacuation of the islands and is based on two tunes.


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