From Western Australia comes Laliya, the duo of James and Melissa McGuire. Since 1995 they’ve been creating an acoustic based sound with electronic extensions like delays and loops to create a world fusion of the imagination. They talk about it in the Echoes Podcast.
Before it was corporate music for spas and yoga studios, New Age music had adventurous, experimental Indie roots. Producer Douglas Mcgowen unearths them in two collections. “I Am The Center, Private Issue New Age Music in America, 1950-1990” and “The Microcosm, Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986.”