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The New Balearic 42
// Bruce Mans / Sep 29, 2010

What a summer it’s been for music! Fantastic albums are being released… bands are touring… and festivals are on. The Arcade Fire are consuming all of the headlines recently - having picked up the number one spot for record sales recently. Coincidently, their new album Suburbs is a combination of my two passions: music and urban studies. Menomena and The Books have also finally released new albums after fantastic previous efforts, and have songs featured on the episode. Two of my favourite modern composers, Ólafur Arnalds and Max Richter, also return with some haunting ambient tracks. The global beats of Bonobo and Emancipator are again featured (would love to see those two collaborate), joined by Arms and Sleepers and Kaya Project. John Lennon’s Imagine is also covered typically well by Antony and the Johnsons.

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Tracklisting: (1 hour, 30 minutes)

 The Wilderness of Manitoba - ‘Orono Park’ (Self Released)
 The Arcade Fire - ‘Rococo’ (City Slang)
 Evening Hymns - ‘Dead Deer’ (Out Of This Spark)
 Jordan Klassen - ‘In Bodrum, Near the Castle’ (Self Released)
 Ólafur Arnalds - ‘Þú Ert Jörðin’ (Erased Tapes)
 Forest City Lovers - ‘Phodilus & Tyto’ (Out Of This Spark)
 Gotan Project - ‘Rayuela’ (¡Ya Basta!)
 Emancipator - ‘Greenland’ (Self Released)
 Peter and the Wolf - ‘Nora’ (Whiskey & Apples)
 Menomena - ‘Dirty Cartoons’ (Barsuk)
 I Am Oak - ‘On Trees And Birds And Fire’ (Snowstar)
 Plants and Animals - ‘Game Shows’ (Secret City)
 Laura Marling - ‘What He Wrote’ (Virgin)
 Broken Social Scene - ‘All to All’ (Arts & Crafts)
 Max Richter - ‘Infra 2’ (Fat Cat)
 The Books - ‘Thirty Incoming’ (Tomlab)
 Bonobo - ‘Kong’ (Ninja Tune)
 Kaya Project - ‘Dust Devil’ (InterChill)
 Arms and Sleepers - ‘The Paramour’ (Fake Chapter)
 Antony and the Johnsons - ‘Imagine’ (Rough Trade)
 JDH - ‘The Great Comforter’ (Self Released)
 The Magician & The Gates of Love - ‘A Gentleman’s Harvest’ (Self Released)

Photo taken by Bruce Mans, All Rights Reserved.

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