Other Sounds is an occasional overview of overlooked or unclassifiable new recordings. We strive to highlight the steady stream of releases that fail to fit easily into the mainstream hype machine.
9/16/14: In this edition we highlight new recordings from GOAT, field recordings from India, Les Ambassadeurs, Max Richter, Daniel Bachman, and Brian Eno's collaboration with Karl Hyde.
Artist: Les Ambassadeurs featuring Salif Keita
Album: Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako
Label: Sterns Music
The day was May 22, 1978. The place, a modest cottage along the banks of Boulder Creek. The clock struck 10:00 am and KGNU's first General Manager, Glen Gerberg dropped the needle on "It's a Long Way There" from The Little River Band. With a small crowd of KGNU's earliest core of volunteers lending moral support, he turned on the microphone and uttered the first words on KGNU. Please enjoy this video clip, a historic moment in broadcasting and stunning document of late 70's Colorado fashion.