Donovan, The Concretes, Mystic Chords of Memory

Irish acoustic instrumental group Lunasa; Tales of an average man from Simple Kid; Drift off with Mystic Chords of Memory; Japan's Haco with Sakamoto Hiromichi; Swedish pop collective The Concretes. Featured Artist: Donovan.

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Donovan, The Concretes, Mystic Chords of Memory

Beat Café

Lover O Lover

  • Artist: Donovan
  • Album: Beat Café
  • Song: Lover O Lover

Donovan released a children's album in 2002, but this is first new collection of music for adults since the 1996 LP Sutras.

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  • Album: Beat Café
  • Artist: Donovan
 
The Kinnitty Sessions

Stolen Purse

  • Artist: Lúnasa
  • Album: The Kinnitty Sessions
  • Song: Stolen Purse

The Irish Times calls Lúnasa the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet, with whistles, various stringed instruments and Uilleann pipes -- similar to traditional bag pipes but even harder to play.

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  • "Stolen Purse"
  • Album: The Kinnitty Sessions
  • Artist: Lúnasa
  • Label: Compass
 
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The Average Man

  • Artist: Simple Kid
  • Album: 1
  • Song: The Average Man

Simple Kid is otherwise known as Ciaran McFeeley, an Irish singer/songwriter who wrote, performed and recorded his new album by himself.

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  • Album: 1
  • Artist: Simple Kid
 
Mystic Chords of Memory

Golden Dome

  • Artist: Mystic Chords of Memory
  • Album: Mystic Chords of Memory
  • Song: Golden Dome

Drawing their name from an Abraham Lincoln speech, the Mystic Chords of Memory make sleepy sounds that seem at times to drift from a strange and mysterious world.

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  • Album: Mystic Chords of Memory
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Ash in the Rainbow

Ash in the Rainbow

  • Artist: Haco & Hiromichi Sakamoto
  • Album: Ash in the Rainbow
  • Song: Ash in the Rainbow

Japanese multi-instrumentalist Hiromichi Sakamoto on this track performs cello, musical saw and some electronics with the vocalist simply known as Haco.

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  • "Ash in the Rainbow"
  • Album: Ash in the Rainbow
  • Artist: Haco & Hiromichi Sakamoto
 
The Concretes

You Can't Hurry Love

  • Artist: The Concretes
  • Album: The Concretes
  • Song: You Can't Hurry Love

This eight-piece band formed in Stockholm in 1995, but struggled through several label changes before releasing this self-titled CD, their first full length album.

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  • Album: The Concretes
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