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Hot new music to occupy cold winter nights

Boiling hot, brand new music for you to hunker down and hibernate with over the winter months, from some of our favourite artists including Lau, Makaya McCraven and Jessica Pratt.

Verity Sharp introduces boiling hot, brand new music from some of our favourite contemporary artists, for you to hunker down and hibernate with over the winter months.

Timeless singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt returns with her first tune in three years.

Genre-redefining jazz drummer and producer Makaya McCraven releases his most ambitious and refined record yet, with an all-star cast of improvisers.

Adventurous modern folk trio Lau move their musical vision on again with a new album named ‘Midnight And Closedown’.

Berlin-based American band Beirut come back with a surprise single inspired by the city of Gallipoli.

Young sound artist and composer Lola De La Mata emerges from the BBC Introducing inbox to blow us away.

And of course, as ever on Late Junction, there’s room for the old too. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the GRM, a legendarily fertile breeding ground for innovation in the field of sound and electroacoustic music, the composer François Bayle opens up his unpublished archives.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Lola de la Mata


    • BBC Introducing.
  • Roy Bailey

    Hard Times Of Old England

    • Freedom Peacefully.
  • György Ligeti

    Hungarian Rock (Chaconne)

    Performer: Justin Taylor.
    • Continuum.
    • Alpha.
  • Alabaster dePlume & Hiro Ama

    What Do We Want (Hiro Ama remix)

    • Lost Map Records.
  • Emmanuelle Parrenin

    Plume Blanche, Plume Noire

    • Maison Rose - réédition 2017.
    • Souffle Continu Records.
  • Okkyung Lee

    The Dark Pull

    • For Lampo.
  • Makaya McCraven

    Atlantic Black

    • Universal Beings.
    • International Anthem US.
  • Beirut


    • Gallipoli.
    • 4AD.
  • Yann Tiersen


    • ALL.
    • Mute.
  • François Bayle


    • Electrucs!.
    • Transversales Disques.
  • Lau

    She Put On Her Headphones

    • Midnight and Closedown.
  • Todd Barton & Ursula K. Le Guin

    Sun Dance Poem

    • Music & Poetry Of The Kesh.
    • Freedom To Spend.
  • Lola de la Mata


    Ensemble: Ensemble Entropy.
  • Hagai Izenberg

    Chronicle #2​-​106fm

    • Bloody Lines vol II (experimental music from middle east).
    • A NEW HAI.
  • Maryam Saleh, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh & Maurice Louca

    Mazzikaw Khof (Music and Fear)

    • Lekhfa.
    • mostakell.
  • Julius Eastman

    Fugue No.7

    Performer: Kukuruz Quartet.
    • Piano Interpretations.
    • Intakt Records.
  • Jessica Pratt

    This Time Around

    • Quiet Signs.
    • City Slang.


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