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Sundays at 7pm
Listen to this programmeNew Horizons for 1 July 2012 (duration: 58′17″)
William reviews new releases from local New Zealand acts:
James Duncan - Vanishing
... "There's a certain obsessional quality to the way that Duncan's music grows ... the temptations for a studio based musician are a little like those of a painter in oils, compared to the irretrievable moves of a watercolourist."
Opossom - Electric Hawaii
... "the new album from the Mint Chicks' Kody Neilson, and it delivers songs that cover a staggering range of music."
The Shifting Sands - Feel
... "a new album from Michael McLeod. In its way it's a bit of a [Dunedin] starfest with Robbie Yeats ... David Kilgour... Jay Clarkson... Lesley Paris ... Robert Scott."
He winds up with a track from the latest Kiwi Hit Disc, a taster for Lawrence Arabia's new album.
James Duncan – Vanishing [Banished from the Universe BAN008]
Duncan: The Start
Duncan: Anti Radiation Fez
Duncan: You Better Wait
Duncan: Galactic Screen Saviour
Kiwi Hit Disc 87
Neilson: Walking off a cliff again (The Mint Chicks)
Opossom – Electric Hawaii [DSR/CRS Records DSR1]
Neilson: Watchful Eye
Neilson: Electric Hawaii
Neilson: Outer Space
Eamon Andrew – [iTunes]
Gilbert/Hadler: The Shifting Whispering Sands
The Shifting Sands – Feel [FISH008]
McLeod: Too Late
Kiwi Hit Disc 117
Milne: Apple Pie Bed (Lawrence Arabia)
Kiwi Hit Disc 149
Milne: Travelling Shoes (Lawrence Arabia)
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William Dart hosts an hour of rock, pop, country or folk music; each programme focusing on a new release or two and placing these in the context of an artist's career to date. His encyclopaedic knowledge and gargantuan record collection allow him to find hidden gems and surprising links. With plenty of humour along the way, William gives a serious treatment to these vital forms of music.
New Horizons will have three series in 2013.
Series One: 3 March - 5 May (9 programmes - no programme on 31 March)
Series Two: 16 June – 25 August (11 programmes)
Series Three: 13 October – 15 December (10 programmes)
Plus a Christmas special on 22 December.
When a series is running, the programme plays on Sundays at 7.00pm, on Radio New Zealand Concert.
Episodes of New Horizons are available as audio on demand from 1 July 2012.
New Horizons has been on air for over thirty years. Its first broadcast in April 1980 was heralded by a cover on the New Zealand Listener. The albums featured on that cover - albums by Ry Cooder, XTC, The Kinks and Ray Davies, Sparks, Randy Newman, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello and Jonathan Richman - were chosen by William. The artists have mostly continued to have flourishing careers and have been featured many times on the programme over the years. It just goes to show that William knows how to pick'em.
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