Posts Tagged ‘James Blake’

playlist #165 (7/11/11)-new music & summer fests

July 11, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #165 – New music and info about summer shows
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Fishtank Ensemble: Opa Opa / Woman in Sin / Fishtank Ensemble 1003 – (USA) *NEW* – At Nectar’s on 8/3, 11pm
The Underscore Orkestra: Troll of the Mountain Swing / The Extraordinary Adventures of… / http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com 2011 – (USA) *NEW*
Rupa & The April Fishes: Soy Payaso / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (USA) *At Higher Ground this Weds., 7/13 at 8pm*
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Mia Doi Todd & José González: Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo / Red Hot + Rio 2 / EOM 5137 – (BRAZIL) *NEW*
Nisos: Evreiko / Nisos / http://www.myspace.com/nisos – (CZECH REPUBLIC, etc.) *NEW*
James Blake: Limit to Your Love / James Blake / Universal Republic 2 – (UK) *NEW*
Paolo Conte: Gelato al Limon / The Best of Paolo Conte / Nonesuch 79512 – (ITALY)
Steven Kroon: Tombo / Sin Duda (Without a Doubt) / Kroonatune Records 2011 – (USA) *NEW*
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Constantinople featuring Françoise Atlan: Premiers Songes / Early Dreams / Analekta 9989 – (CANADA) *NEW*
Aurelio Martinez: Nuwaruguma / Laru Beya / Stonetree 2011 – (HONDURAS) *NEW*
Will Patton: Charanga / Flow / King’s Hill Music 511 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*
Rupa & The April Fishes: Poder / eXtraOrdinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (USA) *At Higher Ground this Weds., 7/13 at 8pm*
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Vusi Mahlasela: Ba Kae? / Say Africa / ATO Records 21722 – (SOUTH AFRICA) *NEW*
Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell: Mi Declaración / Lágrimas Mexicanas / EOM 2110 – (BRAZIL / USA) *NEW*
Rosendo Martínez y su Orquesta: El Alegron / Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & the Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72 / Soundway 26 – (VENEZUELA) *NEW*
SMOD: Les Dirigeants Africains / SMOD / Nacional Records 54272 – (MALI) *NEW*
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Revolution Records: Wa2t El Thawra Gaya / Khalas Mixtape N/A – (EGYPT) *NEW*
Tiempo Libre: Prende la Radio (Turn on the Radio) / My Secret Radio / Sony Masterworks 84585 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Los Amigos Invisibles: Criticar / Not So Commercial / Nacional Records 54501 – (VENEZUELA) *NEW*
Freshlyground: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ / Radio Africa / Freeground Records 11 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
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Bombino: Tenere (The Desert, My Home) / Agadez / Cumbancha 20 – (NIGER) *NEW* – At Higher Ground on Fri., 7/22 at 8pm*
Amede Ardoin: Valse de Mon Vieux Village / Mama, I’ll Be Long Gone (Complete Recordings 1929-1934) / Times Square Records 2554 – (USA) *NEW*

playlist #159 (5/16/11)-new tunes & jazz fest folk

May 17, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #159 – Featuring new tunes & artists playing at this year’s Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, June 3rd-12th
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Victoria Abril: Jolie môme / Olala! / Topami 88697200602 – (SPAIN)
Gotan Project: Diferente / Lunático / ¡Ya Basta! 195 – (FRANCE)
Les Doigts de L’Homme: Blue Skies / 1910 / Cristal 2010 – (FRANCE) * Featured at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on 6/12: http://www.discoverjazz.com *
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The Jolly Boys featuring Albert Minott: Ring of Fire / Great Expectation / GeeJam 2134 – (JAMAICA) *NEW*
James Blake: Limit To Your Love / James Blake / Universal Republic 2 – (UK) *NEW*
Constantinople & Françoise Atlan: Afuera, Afuera, Ansias Mias / Premiers Songes / Analekta 9989 – (MEXICO) *NEW*
Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell: Lágrimas Mexicanas / Lágrimas Mexicanas / EOM 2110 – (BRAZIL / USA) *NEW*
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Michèle Choinière: Tant Mon Mari / La Violette / http://www.michechoiniere.com 2010 – (MADE IN VT)
Myra Melford’s Be Bread: Moon Bird / The Whole Tree Gone / Firehouse 120401012 – (USA) * Featured at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on 6/9: http://www.discoverjazz.com *       Bombino: Assalam Felawan / Agadez / Cumbancha Discovery 20 – (NIGER) *NEW*
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Crecencio Camacho y El Super Combo Curro: Santana en Salsa / Cartagena! / Soundway Records 26 – (COLOMBIA) *NEW*
Samir & Sanghamitra Chatterjee: Ami Jabo / Guru Pranam-The Eternal Songs of Sri Chinmoy / Chhandayan Publications 15 – (INDIA) *NEW*
Rajery: Mandehandeha / Sofera / Marabi 46820 – (MADAGASCAR)
Mayte Martin: En Aquel Tiempo / Al Cantar A Manuel / World Village 468087 – (SPAIN)
Vusi Mahlasela: Mokalanyane / Say Africa / ATO Records 88088-21722 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
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Tiempo Libre: Mecánica (More is Less) / My Secret Radio / Sony Masterworks 88697-84585 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Didier Sustrac: Tout Seul (Completely Alone) / Bossa Nova Around the World / Putumayo 306 – (FRANCE)
Malika Zarra: Berber Taxi / Berber Taxi / Motéma 60 – (MOROCCO) *NEW*
Sergent Garcia: Una y Otra Vez / Una y Otra Vez / Cumbancha 19 – (FRANCE) *NEW – being released tomorrow! *
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MC Solaar: Perfect / MC Solaar / Polydor 557603 – (FRANCE)
Paris Combo: Lettre A P… / Paris / Putumayo 249 – (FRANCE)

james blake

May 10, 2011

I’m SO hooked on this new album. It’s the self-titled debut from UK electronica singer/songwriter/spell-weaver James Blake. “Chill” and “smooth” work as surface descriptors but they don’t begin to touch the soulfulness and raw emotion these songs lay on your ears.

Sometimes when I listen to Haydn symphonies or Schubert songs I find myself appreciating their musicality as much as their employment of the ‘negative’ spaces  – those non-painted (or carved) areas of visual art works like, say, canvases (or sculptures). It’s the same in Blake’s work, with the quiet manipulation of those non-music spaces defining the contours of each song in colorful relief.

Delicate, spare, vulnerable and wholly exquisite.

I’ve just added another favorite to my short list of top recordings from 2011. There will be few other artists this year who capture my imagination the way James Blake does.


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