W3 – from Kanye to Cohen’s cartwheeling sisters: New Music Friday

ImageSome new music spotted recently on our music buyer’s desk:

  • Wellington World Music Collection – first in a series of locally produced music in traditional and contemporary world music styles.
  • Webb Sisters – you know them already if you were lucky enough to go to the Leonard Cohen concert …  Graham Reid reviews the album Savages as “a curiously unaffecting album where 80s pop-rock (think Stevie Nicks on the title track) sits uneasily alongside material such as Baroque Thoughts and the clunking lyrics of Words That Mobilise which are grounded in anglofolk” … but actually that combination sounds appealing.
  • Watch the Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye West. I wasn’t too excited until I read Alexis Petridis in The Guardian: “There are unlikely samples. No Church in the Wild sets Frank Ocean’s haunting vocal against Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera playing a tricksy prog riff.”

Find new music at Christchurch City Libraries

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Latin

Cover image of "The Penguin Latin dictionary"Having trouble getting your tongue around NCEA Latin? Christchurch City Libraries is here to help!

Want some more really useful resources for another NCEA subject? Go to The Pulse, the library’s website for teens.