Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of April 7-11, 2003. The dates on
the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to stations.
Please check the program ID number to verify the program if your
station broadcasts the program on a different day than it is distributed.
ECHOES APRIL CD OF THE MONTH
AFROCELTS: SEED They used to be Afro Celt Sound System, but with their fourth
CD they've dropped the Sound System end of their name, and a bit
of the techno and dub tradition from which it initially sprang.
This is an even more organic AfroCelts, but hardly acoustic as
electronic sequences, pads and grooves still inform much of their
music. Afro Celts continue to stretch their sound, bringing in
Canadian Nouveau Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook on one track, dub-punk
pioneer Jah Wobble and Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers. They interweave
with the kora of Afro Celt charter member N'Faly Kouyate, Irish
sean nos singer Iarla O'Lionard, uilleann piper Emer Mayock and
the Irish whistles and frame drums of James McNally. SEED is a
bit more melodically oriented than previous albums, but the groove
remains the unifying force between Simon Emmerson's electronica
rhythms, Johnny Khalsi's riveting Middle Eastern drums and McNally's
bodhran. We feature several tracks from it as Echoes CD of the
Month for April.
CARTER BURWELL: DEEP INSIDE THE UNDERSCORE Carter Burwell, film composer of ADAPTATION and films by the
Coen Brothers, is part of a new generation of soundtrack artists
that includes Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer and Reinhold Heil &
Johnny Klimek. These composers are as likely to use electric guitar
as a string section and you'll find them banging on Balinese gongs
as much as timpani. Carter Burwell has been slowly rising through
the film ranks since he composed the score to Joel and Ethan Coens'
film, BLOOD SIMPLE. Since then, he's scored all their movies as
well as THE ROOKIE, CONSPIRACY THEORY and WAYNE'S WORLD II. His
score for Spike Jonze's ADAPTATION (Astralwerks/Emd) is an unusual
merging of orchestra with ambient atmospheres and Balinese gamelan.
Burwell talks about the psychological underscore of soundtrack
MICHAEL MANDRELL & BENJY WERTHEIMER: YOGA DUDES Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell are veterans of modern
instrumental music with eastern overtones. Benjy Wertheimer was
a founding member of the world fusion band, Ancient Future and
is a master of the tabla drums and esraj, an Indian violin. Michael
Mandrell is a sensitive finger-style guitarist who's music was
recently used on the soundtrack to the award winning documentary,
STONE READER. These two musicians got together in Oregon where
they've been fusing a music for yoga with languid improvisations
and fiery tabla-guitar duels. They talk about their sound and
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your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
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approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
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button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
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