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June 2, 2008: Creating a woodland retreat in your radio with Fern Knight and Arborea
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|Pink Floyd||The Narrow Way||Ummagumma||Harvest||`|
|Harry Partch||Windsong||The Music of Harry Partch||CRI|
|Wilco||I Am Trying To Break Your Heart||Yankee Hotel Foxtrot||Nonesuch|
|Curved Air||Situations||Air Conditioning||line|
|Bill Frisell||Baba Dreme||History, Mystery||Nonesuch|
|Nalle||Young Light||The Siren's Wave||Locust Music|
|Kyung Sung Lee, Brian Suits: Bartok||Lassu: Moderatro||Debussy/Bartok/Prokofiev||SEM|
|Matt Baldwin||Winter||Paths of Ignition||American Dust|
Live performance by Fern Knight (James Wolf - violin, Jesse Sparhawk - harp/bass, Margie Wienk - vocals, cello, acoustic guitar, Jim Ayre - drums, Flying V)
On Fern Knight's new self-titled album, the listener is engulfed in imagery of pastoral scenes of folkloric greenery and of an earlier mystical age. Fern Knight is a they, not a she, a quartet bring fronted by the lovely voice of Margie Wienk. As they describe it, "The calm surface of harp, cello and violin are juxtaposed against the perfectly timed distorted squalls of a Flying V with the grounding blanket of electric bass underneath."
|Fern Knight||Silver Fox|
|Fern Knight||Loch Na Fooey|
|Fern Knight||Synge's Chair|
|Fern Knight||Epitaph (King Crimson)|
|Fern Knight||Magpie Suite|
|Soon Clyde||Fish Feet|
|Arborea||Black Mountain Road|
Live Performance by Arborea (Buck and Shanti Curran)
Arborea also returned for a second time, following the release of their second (and self-titled) album. Buck and Shanti Curran have been quietly making psychedelic acid-folk in their Maine cabin for a couple of years now. On their current Fire Museum Records release, as always, Buck and Shanti play a wide variety of stringed instruments and flutes, embellishing the sound with Helena Espvall's soaring cello on a few tracks. Arborea closed Irene's show with another live performance.
|Arborea||Song for Obol|
Both ensembles and their musical implements.