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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-02-21: Listen to the Witnesses

February 22, 2018

It’s true: whatever instrument you play, an algorithm has anticipated that you might want references to it printed on various unrelated household consumer goods.

The present state of the world is weighing heavily upon Bruce, inspiring this playlist — burdened, but in its own way, also hopeful.  (Nothing says “hope” quite like an accordion, as exemplified by the joke defining the word as an accordionist with a pager.)  You can hear digital audio of last night’s complete hour-long episode of moody accordion music, and to help you better appreciate what you’re hearing, here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2018-02-21, Listen to the Witnesses

* Rheostatics – Song Of Sadness – Music From The Motion Picture Whale Music (1994) – Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada –
* Kopfleuchten – svart vatn – luftikus (2014) – Fulda, Germany –
* Sharon Shannon – Kids – Spellbound – The Best of Sharon Shannon (1996) – County Clare, Ireland –
* Servais Haanen – Jonas felsen – Cataract (2007) – Niederlande (Netherlands) –
* Christa Couture – Sad Story Over – The Wedding Singer And The Undertaker (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Tyson Naylor, acc.
* Richard Sanderson – Memory Commitee – A Thousand Concreted Perils (2016) – UK –
* Good Bad Kid – Roomful of Strangers – No One Sees the End (2015) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Robbie Grunwald, acc.
* Jelena Milojevic – “Celestis aulae nuntius” from Hymns for cello and accordion (1. mov.) – (2007) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Former Yugoslavia –
* Jesca Hoop – Love Is All We Have – Kismet (Advanced) (2007) – USA – She was Tom Waits’ Kids’ nanny… Acc at 3:55 for the big finish.
* Orpheum Bell – Goodbye Is The Sweetest Word – Pearls (2009) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA –
* Johnny Kongos – Johnny Kongos stinger – Stingers (2014) – – Recorded at the Imperial in Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Kongos – Kids These Days – Lunatic (2014) – USA, Phoenix, Arizona, (and London and South Africa) –
* Guy Klucevsek – The Landscape Listens – Industrious Angels (single) (2018) – New York, USA – Commissioned by Laurie McCants, for her one-person show, “Industrious Angels,” inspired, in part, by the life and work of American poet, Emily Dickinson.
* Resonator – No School Today, No Home Today – Red Room Diner (2003) – Münster, Germany –

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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