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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-02-23: Ambient Accordion

February 21, 2017


(Cover art from “What Capitalism Was” and their 2010 album — still three years away at this point! — of Philip Glass songs performed entirely on accordion.)

From ten years ago, it’s another installment of Vintage Accordion Noir Radio!  The theme was the use of accordions in “ambient” music — often emphasizing the textural qualities of the organic drones that are the unique territory of the instrument family of free-reed aerophones.  This was our 12th episode, which in its decade online at its original home totaled some 3700 listens (between humans and robots); hopefully at its new home at the Internet Archive it will tickle a few more ears for a few more decades!  You can download it as an MP3 to enjoy at your convenience, and here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Feb 23, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!) for web-streaming worldwide.
Ambient Accordion (Rowan’s gone) Special!
Song Name Artist Album Origin Year
Watari (Across The Wind), À Qui Avec Gabriel, Utsuho (Japan) 2001
5:00 Am, Aldo Granato, La Noche (Belgium) 2006
Like A Mountain, Aldo Granato, La Noche (Belgium) 2006
Senecio, Balún, An EP Collection [Nada Que Hacer Hoy EP, 2004] (Puerto Rico) 2006
When I Fall in Love (Heyman/Young), Bill Frisell, Have A Little Faith (USA, Guy Klucesvsek acc.) 1993
Threepenny Finale/Finale des Quat’sous/Dreigroschen Finale, Canadian Chamber Ensemble — Weill\Schreker, Music from Berlin in the 1920’s Kurt Weill, (Canada)
Idols of the Children + accordion, D. Raylene Campbell (Canada)
November Drone, D. Raylene Campbell (Montreal, QC, Canada) 2001
Hommage à Germaine/La galope des loups-marins, Danielle Martineau, Les secrets du vent (Canada) 2004
Todos Los Recuerdos, Dino Saluzzi, Senderos (Italy) 2005
Psalm, Frode Haltli, Passing Images (Norway) 2007
The Gift, Guy Klucevsek, Heart Of The Andes (USA) 2002
Hi-Lasse, Heart Beat Band and others, The Eve Of Peeni Waali (disc 2), (Switzerland, etc.) 1999
Sad Song, Instruments, Billions Of Phonographs 2002
music box song, Kevin Finseth, The Return (Canada) 2004
Kom Alla Mina Bröder, Maans, Kalaniemi, Varis, I Ramunders Fotspar
Mu Áhkku = My Grandma, Mari Boine Goaskinviellja, 1993
Hour Glass, Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden, Bella Neurox (US)
desespoirs, Musaraigne (Belgium)
Habanerando, Richard Galliano, Passatori
Small Of The Back, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Anniversary, 2002

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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