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The Manifold Curiosity (Music)

In tribute to the expansive, intense, and beautiful Kayo Dot composition, 'The Manifold Curiosity' reflects a kind of grand inquiry into the progressive music tradition of the last fifty years. While spinning influential and familiar artists, the show highlights lesser-known, iconoclastic, and even esoteric players. Their ability to accessibly utilize polarity (in melody/dissonance), explore big dynamic ranges, and compose in unorthodox or shifting time signatures proves their invaluable contributions to the respective rock, pop, jazz, and experimental scenes.

Wed Sep 20th 2017 8.00pm–9.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


Steven R. Smith “Sifting Chimelle”
from Autumn Is the End (Darla 1998)


Kate Bush “How to be Invisible”
from Aerial (Columbia 2004)


Fiona Apple “Pale September”
from Tidal (Clean Slate 1996)


Zola Jesus “Veka”
from Okovi (Sacred Bones Records 2017)


Ulver “Vigil”
from Shadows of the Sun (The End Records 2007)


Françoiz Breut “L'automne avant l'heure”
from A l'aveuglette (Le Pop Musik 2008)


Tindersticks “This Fire of Autumn”
from The Something Rain (Lucky Dog 2012)


Scott Walker “Track Six (Say It)”
from Climate of Hunter (Virgin 1984)

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.