The Barometer: The Mountain Goats; Henry Cowell; Jade Ewen featuring Chipmunk; Lovvers; Atlas Sound; The Very Best
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Friday 21 August 2009
The Mountain Goats Genesis 3:23
Breezily tuneful tale of a man haunting his old home, on chief Goat John Darnielle's new, Bible-themed album.
Henry Cowell Ostinato Pianissimo
Innovative gamelan-influenced percussion and piano piece from 1934; one of many avant-garde treasures in Earle Brown's reissued Contemporary Sound Series.
Jade Ewen featuring Chipmunk My Man (remix)
The Eurovision contender welcomes the dawn of a new urban-pop era with everyone's favourite schoolboy MC.
Lovvers 1-2-3-4 Count
From their recent second album, this track blends giddy surf-pop harmonies with Black Lips-like guitars and even a Richard Hell-esque mid-song breakdown.
Atlas Sound Walkabout
Made with the help of Noah Lennox of Animal Collective this is sublime experimental pop music.
The Very Best Yalira
Another beautiful afropop collaboration from singer Esau Mwamwaya and the Radioclit production team.
filmFilm producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
voicesJust when you thought you could find a man, get married, and have a baby by the age of 35... it turns out you’re too late, says Grace Dent
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
Arts & Ents blogs
The desolation of the Weinstein brothers: Film producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
Christmas songs: the best and the worst
Your Money, Money, Money please - Abba ask fans for £195 pledges on direct-to-fan website
Not all right on the night
Lost Peter Sellers films Dearth of a Salesman and Insomnia Is Good for You hailed as the movie equivalent of 'finding Dead Sea Scrolls'
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
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