miércoles, 16 de septiembre de 2015

All songs considered: JR JR, Thunderbitch, Chris Walla, and More

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2015/09/08/438595250/new-mix-jr-jr-thunderbitch-chris-walla-moreAll songs considered: JR JR, Thunderbitch, Chris Walla, and MoreThis week’s show is split much like some of our favorite records: The A-side is loud and fast. The B-side is slow and quiet.Co-host Robin Hilton kicks things off with Thunderbitch, a raucous side project fromAlabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard. We quickly follow with bursts of infectious ear candy from the Louisiana-based art pop group Givers and a re-tooled JR JR (until recently known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.), before slowing things down slightly with the transfixing singer Jill Andrews.Then it’s time to take a deep breath and breathe in the light of our B-side, mixed by host Bob Boilen. We start with two projects from the Icelandic electronic artist Ólafur Arnalds, one a collaboration with experimental pianist Nils Frahm, the other a stunning new interpretation of music by Chopin. We close with a surprising ambient solo album from former Death Cab For Cutie member Chris Walla and an enchanting new album from Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Ségal.View high resolution 


This week’s show is split much like some of our favorite records: The A-side is loud and fast. The B-side is slow and quiet.
Co-host Robin Hilton kicks things off with Thunderbitch, a raucous side project fromAlabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard. We quickly follow with bursts of infectious ear candy from the Louisiana-based art pop group Givers and a re-tooled JR JR (until recently known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.), before slowing things down slightly with the transfixing singer Jill Andrews.

Then it’s time to take a deep breath and breathe in the light of our B-side, mixed by host Bob Boilen. We start with two projects from the Icelandic electronic artist Ólafur Arnalds, one a collaboration with experimental pianist Nils Frahm, the other a stunning new interpretation of music by Chopin. We close with a surprising ambient solo album from former Death Cab For Cutie member Chris Walla and an enchanting new album from Malian kora playerBallaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Ségal.

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