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Underwater sounds, real and imagined

Eclectic, aquatic acoustics as Verity Sharp listens to fjordic field recordings and oceanic library music, a Turkish-Armenian duo and New York improv with Chinese instruments.

Eclectic, aquatic acoustics with Verity Sharp.

Kate Carr’s latest field-recording project gathers together sounds harvested underwater and along shorelines – including drones broadcast into a fjord, spluttering radios, and geese.
And Mare Romantico is an Italian library music album created in the early 70s to evoke the mysteries of the depths for documentaries about the ocean.

Plus, a new release of Ethiopian begena music, and New York composer and violinist Jason Kao Hwang blends East-coast improv and traditional Chinese sounds with his Burning Bridge ensemble.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Parliament

    Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)

    • Motor Booty Affair.
    • Casablanca.
  • Montedoro

    Riflessi Acquatici

    • Mare Romantico.
    • Sonor Music Editions Italy.
  • Between Music

    Tide Concordance

    • AquaSonic.
  • Kepla & DeForrest Brown, Jr.

    tender is the touch of white liberal complicity

    • The Wages of Being Black is Death.
    • PTP.
  • Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie

    When The Levee Breaks

    • 1929-1934 Recordings In Chronological Order, Volume 1.
    • Document Records.
  • Kelly Thoma & Vassilis Stavrakakis

    Vrehei (Rain)

    • Ama Kopasoun Oi Kairoi (As the Winds Die Down).
  • The Young'uns

    The Great Tomorrow

    • The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff.
  • Nick Malcolm

    Silent Grace / Spiral III - Ascend

    • Real Isn’t Real.
    • Green Eyes.
  • Kate Carr

    The Ribs Of The Disaster

    • The Thing Itself And Not The Myth.
    • Glistening Examples.
  • Low


    • Double Negative.
    • Sub Pop.
  • Brooks Frederickson

    Song Cycle: Here we are

    Performer: Karl Larson. Performer: Brendon Randall-Myers. Performer: Ashley Bathgate. Singer: Eliza Bagg.
  • Gwenifer Raymond

    The Three Deaths of Red Spectre

    • The Three Deaths of Red Spectre.
    • Tompkins Square.
  • Sosena Gebre Eyesus

    Segelew Eyalu (They Shouted "Crucify Him")

    • Sosena Gebre Eyesus.
    • Little Axe Records.
  • Octavian Nemescu


    • Gradeatia Natural 1973-83.
    • Sub Rosa.
  • Burning Bridge & Jason Kao Hwang

    Surge, Part 1

    • Blood.
    • True Sound Recordings.
  • Jessica Moss


    • Entanglement.
    • Constellation.


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