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Jonny Greenwood, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros

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Jonny Greenwood, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros

Jonny Greenwood, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros

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New musical meditations from Sigur Ros; The delicate melodies of Sufjan Stevens; Blues harp master Charlie Musselwhite; A one-man roots rock band: Charlemagne; Jangly pyschedelic folk from Sam Phillips. Featured Artist: Jonny Greenwood.

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Jonny Greenwood, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros

Bodysong

Moon Trills

  • from Bodysong
  • by Jonny Greenwood

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood wrote and recorded this soundtrack to the experimental documentary, Bodysong -- a stunning exploration of what it means to be human, from birth to death.

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Seven Swans

Sister

  • from Seven Swans
  • by Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Michigan, has been compared to Elliott Smith and Nick Drake with warm, delicate melodies. His previous album, Greetings From Michigan, the Great Lakes State was featured on All Songs Considered as one of the best albums of 2003.

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Sanctuary

Homeless Child (feat. Ben Harper)

  • from Sanctuary
  • by Charlie Musselwhite

Charlie Musselwhite got his start in the so-called "white blues" movement of the late '60s, and is now considered one of the greatest living blues harmonica players.

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Charlemagne

Prisoner Of

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  • by Charlemagne

Charlemagne is otherwise known as Carl Johns. He wrote the songs, played all the instruments and recorded this collection of mostly pop and folk-rock tunes at a home studio in Wisconsin.

A Boot and a Shoe

Open the World

  • from Boot and a Shoe
  • by Sam Phillips

Leslie Phillips was a gospel singer before switching to her childhood nickname, Sam and took on a whole new sound reminiscent of '60s psychedelic folk/pop.

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