Isobel Campbell, Gotan Project, The Postal Service

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Music through the mail: Postal Service; New Orleans funk from Garage a Trois; Jazz from Sweden: Tord Gustavsen Trio; Beethoven from the Jacques Loussier Trio; Paris meets Argentina with Gotan Project. Featured Artist: Isobel Campbell.

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Isobel Campbell, Gotan Project, The Postal Service

Amorino

This Land Flows with Milk

  • Artist: Isobel Campbell
  • Album: Amorino
  • Song: This Land Flows with Milk

Best known for her work with Belle and Sebastian, Isobel Campbell says her new solo album is inspired by "French girl singers, psychedelia, Jimmy Webb, Antonio Carlos Jobim, 'The Graduate,' 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' and of course, the most universal of all themes -- even in these cynical times -- Love."

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This Land Flows with Milk
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Amorino
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Isobel Campbell

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Give Up

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

  • Artist: The Postal Service
  • Album: Give Up
  • Song: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

Living in a thousand miles from each other, Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard and Dntel producer Jimmy Tamborello collaborated on this album through the mail. This is their debut release as Postal Service.

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The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
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Give Up
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The Postal Service
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Sub Pop

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Emphasizer

We See

  • Artist: Garage a Trois
  • Album: Emphasizer
  • Song: We See

Plenty of funk with a touch of ambient atmospherics, Garage a Trois here offer their own interpretation of a Thelonious Monk tune.

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We See
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Emphasizer
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Garage a Trois
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Tone-cool Records

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Changing Places

Melted Matter

  • Artist: Tord Gustavsen Trio
  • Album: Changing Places
  • Song: Melted Matter

If you listen to NPR's All Things Considered, you might have heard the delicate jazz of the Tord Gustavsen Trio -- three musicians from Norway who play music reminiscent of Bill Evans or Keith Jarrett.

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Melted Matter
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Changing Places
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Tord Gustavsen
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ECM

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Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, Theme and Variations

Variation One

  • Artist: Jacques Loussier Trio
  • Album: Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, Theme and Variations
  • Song: Variation One

The Jacques Loussier Trio here offers a variation of Beethoven's 7th Symphony performed on upright bass, piano and drums.

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Variation One
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Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, Theme and Variations
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Jacques Loussier
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Telarc

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La Revancha del Tango

Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)

  • Artist: Gotan Project
  • Album: La Revancha del Tango [Bonus Disc]
  • Song: Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)

Musicians from Paris and Argentina teamed up for this collection of inventive tango tunes.

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Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)
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La Revancha del Tango
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Gotan Project
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Beggars XL

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