Social Media Program Titles Released This Week:
Mort Garson – Music From Patch Cord Productions CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
A collection of rare and unreleased recordings from the archives of electronic music pioneer Mort Garson, composer of Mother Earth’s Plantasia. The compilation plays like an ultimate Mort Garson playlist, and includes alternate takes of Plantasia tracks, music for never-aired radio advertisements, themes for science fiction films, erotic oddities, and much more from the prolific composer’s ’60s and ’70s synthesizer oeuvre. This deluxe edition includes art by Robert Beatty and new liner notes by Andy Beta (Pitchfork). [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available. Vinyl reissues of Didn’t You Hear?, Black Mass (under the alias Lucifer) and The Unexplained(his only release under the name Ataraxia) are also available this week.]
Holy Motors – Horse CD/LP (Wharf Cat)
At 22 years old, Eliann Tulve resembles Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, reincarnated as an Estonian cowgirl. She is enigmatic as ever but stands more firmly alongside co-songwriter Lauri Raus, the solidification of their roles perhaps accounting for the more hopeful turn their song writing has taken of late. Holy Motors’ new album Horse finds the band acknowledging the Americana and rockabilly strands of their musical DNA without sacrificing any of the otherworldly mystique that keeps them from neatly conforming to the shoegaze and dreampop labels often applied to their music.
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Dave Brubeck – Lullabies CD/LP (Verve)
In 2010 at 91 years old, Dave Brubeck recorded peerless takes on best-known children’s songs, beloved standards, and originals as a gift to his grandchildren and as his last studio recording. His playing, ingenuity and integrity, all hallmarks of great Brubeck recordings, are abundantly apparent on Lullabies. Bookended by two versions of “Brahms Lullaby”, the five originals among the covers are “Going To Sleep”, “Lullaby For Iola”, “Koto Song”, “Softly, William, Softly” and “Briar Bush”. Further tracks include “Over The Rainbow”, “Danny Boy”, “Going To Sleep”, “There’s No Place Like Home”, “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” and “Sleep”. “Some of the melodies on this album are like those familiar songs,” says Brubeck. “Some are original pieces that I thought would appeal to a baby as well as an older generation. I hope the littlest ones will respond to this music, and that parents and grandparents will enjoy it as well.”