Tegan and Sara, Charlie Christian, The Flaming Lips

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Electric guitar great Charlie Christian; The unnatural sounds of Blip Hop; Reviving the Breton harp with Alan Stivell; A gorgeous new CD from Anouar Brahem; Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara; And battling pink robots with The Flaming Lips.

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Tegan and Sara, Charlie Christian, The Flaming Lips

The Genius of the Electric Guitar

Seven Come Eleven

  • Artist: Charlie Christian
  • Album: The Genius of the Electric Guitar
  • Song: Seven Come Eleven

Charlie Christian forever changed the way we hear the electric guitar.

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The Genius of the Electric Guitar
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The Only Blip Hop Record You'll Ever Need

Mykologics

  • Artist: Mouse on Mars
  • Album: The Only Blip Hop Record You'll Ever Need
  • Song: Mykologics

Blip Hop music is made by mixing together an audio collage of almost entirely unnatural sounds.

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Beyond Words

Gourin-Pontivy

  • Artist: Alan Stivell
  • Album: Beyond Words
  • Song: Gourin-Pontivy

Alan Stivell is an unlikely explorer into electronic sounds. He's a harpist who finds imaginative ways to use the instrument and create a new kind of music.

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Gourin-Pontivy
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Beyond Words
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Alan Stivell
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Dreyfus

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Le Pas du Chat Noir

Leila au Pays du Carrousel (Variation)

  • Artist: Anouar Brahem
  • Album: Le Pas du Chat Noir
  • Song: Leila au Pays du Carrousel (Variation)

Anouar Brahem is a master oud player. It's a pear-shaped Arab lute which he strives to use as a lead instrument, though it's usually reserved for accompaniment.

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Le Pas du Chat Noir
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ECM

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If It Was You

Monday, Monday, Monday

  • Artist: Tegan and Sara
  • Album: If It Was You
  • Song: Monday, Monday, Monday

These 22 year old twin sisters from Canada are getting a lot of attention for this album. It's their second collection of great original pop.

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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Do You Realize??

  • Artist: The Flaming Lips
  • Album: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  • Song: Do You Realize??

This is the 11th album from The Flaming Lips. It's loosely based on the death of one of their fans.

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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
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Warner Bros.

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