What’s New on the Station This Week
Happy Tuesday everyone!
I will be making an effort to share new music that has been added to our station every Monday. Many thanks to Phil Glova for leaving a great mix of music in our station and showing me the many ways he discovers new music.
Since this is my first post I will try to cover everything I’ve added over the last few weeks while taking over as the Music Director. I’ve been adding some albums that came out in the last couple years that expand the current selection of music on our station.
Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Jeremy Dutcher is a Tobique First Nations musicologist from New Brunswick. He is also an operatically trained tenor. His album is sung Wolastoq, Jeremy’s native language, which is spoken by less than 600 people. His album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa took five years to record and produce. Part of this process included transcribing traditional Wolastoq songs recorded on wax cylinders in 1907 by anthropologist, William Mechling. The archives has over 100 wax cylinder recordings from Wolastoq communities in the early 1900s. His album is the outcome of listening to these songs over a period of months. Dutcher uses his classical training, electronic sounds and deft mixing to recreate the traditional songs in, what he calls, a celebration of the Wolastoq language. He also uses the digitized versions of the wax cylinder recordings mixed in to his tracks. I recommend listening to this entire album start to finish. Each track has a slightly different feel from electronic beats to full orchestral sounds.
Check out his website for more information.
Kelly Fraser - Sedna
Kelly Fraser is known for covering the Rihanna Song “Diamonds” in Inukiktut. The youtube video has over 300,000 views. Kelly wants to keep her culture and language current and approachable for youth. By covering pop songs in her language she feels she can reach a larger audience and raise awareness of her language, Inukiktut. Her personal music ranges from folk to hip hop. Her latest release Sedna features songs in Inukitut and English. Her music has evolved in this latest release and her personal sound is most prevalent these tracks: #3 “Looking for a Seal”, #5 “Sedna”, #6 “Immamiit” and #10 “Nallinimi”.
Spotify Link to her album, Sedna.
Awesome live performance at Indspire Awards.
DJ Shub - Indomitable
Formerly of A Tribe Called Red, his solo EP release Indomitable features the Northern Cree round dance singers. DJ Shub’s beats mix perfectly with the traditional songs of Northern Cree this track is on all my bike to work playlists:
DJ Selection of the Week:
Last week I asked all the DJs here at KSUA to recommend some music they would like on the station. I’ve got a nice list of music I’m listening to and every week I’m going to pick a favorite DJ recommendation. This week is CP’s suggestion for Lauire Anderson is the DJ selection of the week. CP’s show is the Dead Sessions from 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.
I’ve added both Big Science, her debut from 1982 and Landfall (spotify link), 2018 Grammy award winning album with the Kronos Quartet. Having just listened to Landfall this weekend I appreciate Anderson’s ability to create her own sound that can not be found anywhere else somehow her music is always evolving and uniquely the sound that you might expect. Landfall is about Anderson’s experience with hurricane Sandy, the sounds of the Kronos String Quartet, spoken word Big Science is an old favorite of mine, the first track O Superman still remains a relevant contender to electronic music today. O Superman video on youtube, eight minutes and twenty seven seconds of mastery: