Bryce Dessner: Lachrimae Mp3

By: Brendan

The National guitarist Bryce Dessner is a man of many talents, one of which is evident in “Lachrimae,” which is being offered as a free, legal mp3 download from his website. Inspired by John Downland, Benjamin Britten and Bela Bartok, this symphonic string composition is especially reminiscent of the latter’s String Quartet No. 3. I was also reminded of some Michael Nyman and Phillip Glass pieces. This particular performance is by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, conducted by Andre de Ridder. An alternate version by the Copenhagen Phil was recently released on CD, along with two other Dessner compositions and a suite from There Will Be Blood written by Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood.

Bryce Dessner – Lachrimae (mp3 download page)

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Sarah McLachlan: New Album & Song!

As if new albums by Tori Amos, Joan Osborne and Natalie Merchant weren’t enough to make this a Lilith Fair Spring, Sarah McLachlan herself will release a new collection, Shine On, on May 6th. You can hear the first single, “In Your Shoes,” and read about the song’s inspiration at E!Online.

Shine On Tracklist:

1.In Your Shoes
2.Flesh and Blood
4.Broken Heart
5.Surrender and Certainty
6.Song For My Father
7.Turn the Lights Down Low
8.Love Beside Me
9.Brink of Destruction
10.Beautiful Girl
11.The Sound That Love Makes
12.What’s It Gonna Take
13. Little B

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Sarah McLachlan Official Site

Joan Osborne: New Album & Song!

Joan Osborne will release her eighth studio album, Love & Hate, on April 8th. After delving into rock, country and blues for her previous releases and touring with The Dead, Joan took a more personal singer-songwriter approach for her new album. You can watch the lyric video for the first single, “Work on Me,” below and stream the album in its entirety at Pandora.

Love & Hate Tracklist:

1. Where We Start
2. Work On Me
3. Mongrels
4. Train
5. Up All Night e
6. Not Too Well Acquainted
7. Thirsty For My Tears
8. Love and Hate
9. Kitten’s Got Claws
10.Secret Room
11.Keep It Underground

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Joan Osborne Official Site