New CDs December 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of December. We add a new CDs page at the start of every month. Simply click on the covers to place a hold on the CD of your choice.


Black Jesus Experience - Cradle of Humanity


Cradle of Humanity
Black Jesus Experience

Cradle Of Humanity features Mulatu Astatke, the Father Of Ethiojazz, in collaboration with Australian musical collective Black Jesus Experience. Modern funk blends with traditional Ethiopian music.


Bombino - Agadez



With a clean feedback-free sound, Bombino remains a powerful and interesting player, whose albums step past the well-regarded West African guitar sound into slightly edgier territory.


Case Lang Viers - Case Lang Viers


Case Lang Viers
Case Lang Viers

.Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs collaborate on this interesting new album, which allows all three the opportunity to do something a bit different. The harmonies on some of the songs are just beautiful.


David Skinner - Ribera Magnificats and Motets


Ribera: Magnificats and Motets
David Skinner and De Profundis

On this fascinating disc of Renaissance choral music, David Skinner and the ensemble De Profundis present recordings of the surviving output of a forgotten figure from sixteenth-century Spain, Bernardino de Ribera.


De La Soul - And the Anonymous Nobody


And the Anonymous Nobody
Del La Soul

A bit of a mixed bag, this one. From rock-rap crossover to their signature hip-hop.


Garbage - Strange Little Birds


Strange Little Birds

The highly acclaimed latest album from alt-rock and grunge band Garbage.


Gold Class - It's You


It’s You
Gold Class

2015 debut album by Melbourne post-punk band Gold Class. Gritty stuff.


Good Charlotte - Youth Authority


Youth Authority
Good Charlotte

At its core, Good Charlotte are a Y2K punk band. They’re just a bit older now, playing around with some new sounds but still not far from their roots.


Jeff Healey - Heal My Soul


Heal My Soul
Jeff Healey

Canadian blues and jazz guitarist Jeff Healey died way too young in 2008. The tracks on this album were assembled by his family from a vast archive of recordings. A worthy tribute.


Josh Rennie-Hynes - Furthermore


Josh Rennie-Hynes

Bitter-sweet and soulful alt-country music by Queenslander Josh Rennie-Hynes.


Julia Holter - Loud City Song


Loud City Song
Julia Holter

This is Holter's third album, and another example of how she upholds and redefines what it means to be an avant-garde singer/songwriter.


Mariza - Mundo



This is a relaxed, personal and intimate Mariza. An acknowledged star of the Portuguese fado style, Mariza’s voice is stunning. Highly recommended listening.


Methyl Ethyl - Oh Inhuman Spectacle


Oh Inhuman Spectacle
Methyl Ethyl

The debut studio album from the Aussie psych-pop collective, headed by guitarist/vocalist Jake Webb.


Michael Kiwanuka - Love and Hate


Love and Hate
Michael Kiwanuka

London native Michael Kiwanuka expands outward from the warm retro-soul of 2012 debut, Home Again, with something altogether different. This album has more of a contemporary soul and funk sound.


Miroslav Vitous - Music of Weather Report


Music of Weather Report
Miroslav Vitous

While WR's traditional rock and funk fans may feel a little short-changed, Jazz fans should readily embrace this album as top-flight 21st century fusion by an excellent group with an inspired leader.


Ngaiire - Blastoma



Ngaiire is a Papua New Guinea-born singer based in Sydney. Her speciality is R&B and future soul. What a talent – you’ll love her!


Robert Forster - Songs to Play


Songs to Play
Robert Forster

On this album, the ex ‘Go-Betweens’ front man gives us some really energetic and melodic rock, with the help of some very talented musicians.


Sara Watkins - Young in all the Wrong Ways


Young in all the Wrong Ways
Sara Watkins

A beautifully crafted country album with bluegrass and folk roots.


The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset


Hit Reset
The Julie Ruin

Wilfully eccentric punk from ex-Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna.



Yo Yo Ma - Sing Me Home


Sing Me Home
Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

With a range of source material from Appalachian Bluegrass to the Balkans to East Asia, the musical fusions here are never less than interesting and are often marvellous.









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