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Verity Sharp

Verity Sharp previews Canada's 2017 Polaris Prize, plus medieval chant, freestyle guitar meets ambient exotica, and Russian surf-rock.

Following celebrations earlier this summer of the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation, Verity Sharp rides with some of its present-day musical pioneers, previewing the country's Polaris Prize later this month.

Also on the playlist, a new blend of medieval chant and folk traditions from multi-instrumentalist Emily Askew's debut album, and Mike Cooper's raft-themed journey to the South Pacific blends freestyle, bluesy guitar with ambient exotica. Staying on the ocean waves, experimental Russian surf-rock from Messer Chups, and ahead of tomorrow's Prom at the Tanks at Tate Modern, Verity picks music by British producer Actress.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Messer Chups

    Tremolo from the Crypt

    • Heretic Channel.
    • Solnze Records.
  • Hildegard Westerkamp

    Beneath the Forest Floor

    • Transformations.
    • Empreintes DIGITALes.
  • In Gowan Ring

    Wind that Cracks the Leaves

    • Looking For Europe - The Neofolk Compendium.
    • Auerbach Tonträger.
  • Kaja Draksler & Matiss Cudars

    Sotto l'ombrellone

    • Miniatures from our Living Room.
    • Self-released.
  • Dick Higgins

    As: Another Seven

    • Poems and Metapoems.
    • Recital.
  • Dick Higgins

    How the Abbot Trilled with his Lady Easy Yet

    • Poems and Metapoems.
    • Recital.
  • Actress


    • AZD.
    • Ninja Tune.

    Mala Punica: VI - Dilectus Meus

    • Mala Punica.
    • Winter & Winter.
  • The Emily Askew Band

    O virgo splendens

    • Alchemy.
    • Self-release.
  • Housewives


    • Recorded Live at End of the Road Festival 2017.
  • Jamaaladeen Tacuma


    • Music World.
    • Gramavision.
  • Pat Thomas & Orphy Robinson


    • 18.4.17.
    • Cafe Oto.
  • Ash Koosha & Tanya Tagaq

    Track 1

    • Late Junction Collaboration Session.
  • Emma Sweeney

    The Wheels of the World

    • Pangea.
  • Mike Cooper

    Raft 21

    • Raft.
    • Room40.
  • Elmore James

    I Believe

    • The Best of Elmore James.
    • Ace.
  • Lillie Harris

    Dormientes Bestia

    • BBC Introducing.
  • Kronos Quartet

    Montagne, que tu es haute (feat. Olivia Chaney)

    • Folk Songs.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Zeitkratzer

    Oneirika: X

    • Oneirika.
    • Karl Records.


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