Arto Lindsay, Camera Obscura, Iron and Wine

Lo-fi folk from Miami's Iron and Wine; Avant-garde jazz pianist Marilyn Crispell; Polynesia's 126-member Tahitian Choir; Light chamber pop from Camera Obscura; An album never meant to be from Ric Menck; Israeli Beatle pop from the Rockfour. Featured Artist: Arto Lindsay.

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Arto Lindsay, Camera Obscura, Iron and Wine

Salt

Personagem

  • Artist: Arto Lindsay
  • Album: Salt
  • Song: Personagem

Arto Lindsay is known for blending the sounds of Brazil with American noise pop. We last featured his work on Episode 20.

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Personagem
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Salt
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Arto Lindsay
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Righteous Babe

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Our Endless Numbered Days

On Your Wings

  • Artist: Iron & Wine
  • Album: Our Endless Numbered Days
  • Song: On Your Wings

Iron and Wine is the work of Samuel Beam, a cinematography instructor at Miami college. Reminiscent of Elliot Smith or Nick Drake, Beam writes delicate, hushed songs and records his musical treasures with a four-track at home.

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On Your Wings
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Our Endless Numbered Days
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Iron and Wine
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Sub Pop

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Storyteller

The Storyteller

  • Artist: Marilyn Crispell
  • Album: Storyteller
  • Song: The Storyteller

Emerging as a free-jazz pianist in the '80s, Marilyn Crispell today focuses more on harmony and melody, making dark jazz some have described as "haunted."

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The Storyteller
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Storyteller
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Marilyn Crispell
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ECM

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Rapa Iti

Ratou Ki Ota

  • Artist: The Tahitian Choir
  • Album: Rapa Iti
  • Song: Ratou Ki Ota

This vocal group comes from the Tahitian island of Oparo, which is also known as Rapa. Only 330 people live on the island and nearly half of them are in this choir.

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Ratou Ki Ota
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Rapa Iti
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The Tahitian Choir
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Shanachie

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Underachievers Please Try Harder

Suspended from Class

  • Artist: Camera Obscura
  • Album: Underachievers Please Try Harder
  • Song: Suspended from Class

From Glasgow, Scotland, Camera Obscura borrow heavily from fellow Glasgow group Belle and Sebastian with sweet, light chamber pop tunes.

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Suspended from Class
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Underachievers Please Try Harder
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Camera Obscura
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Elefant

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The Ballad of Ric Menck

Perfect Day

  • Artist: Ric Menck
  • Album: Ballad of Ric Menck
  • Song: Perfect Day

Best known as the drummer for Velvet Crush, Ric Menck never intended to release his solo work as an album, but has compiled a dozen of his best jangle-pop singles for this CD.

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Perfect Day
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The Ballad of Ric Menck
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Ric Menck
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Summershine

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Nationwide

You Said

  • Artist: Rockfour
  • Album: Nationwide
  • Song: You Said

Rockfour has been called Israel's answer to the Beatles. We last featured their work on Episode 24.

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You Said
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Nationwide
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Rockfour
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Rainbow Quartz

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Salt

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Salt
Artist
Arto Lindsay
Label
Righteous Babe
Released
2004

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