Following is a listing of the musical selections on
Echoes this week. The playlists include start times that
indicate the approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented
in minutes and seconds after the start of the hour.
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number if your station is one of them.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
THE ALBUM LEAF: A TRANSLUCENT PAGE The Album Leaf should be on the modern instrumental landscape
and listened to in the same light as Brian Eno or Harold Budd.
But this San Diego band has been flying under the radar, at least
ours, for the last 8 years, releasing albums of dreamy, ambient,
keyboard based music. While they've escaped our attention, they've
drawn a global audience from the same indie scene that has touted
bands like Bright Eyes and Sigur Ros. In fact, the Icelandic
Sigur Ros invited The Album Leaf to open their last US tour and
helped The Album Leaf record their new album, IN A SAFE PLACE
(Sub Pop Records). We turn a translucent page when The Album
Leaf's Jimmy LaValle talks about their instrumental dream pop.
SOULFOOD: MYSTIC CANYONS DJ Free a.k.a Gordy Schaeffer is Soulfood, and with various
collaborators, he's released over 20 CDs in the last seven years.
For MYSTIC CANYONS, he returns to the sound of the first Soulfood
album, BREATHE, creating a Native American ambient music. Befitting
his DJ roots, MYSTIC CANYONS is a seamless journey of Native American
flutes, triumphal acoustic guitar, meditative piano and plush
synthesizer atmospheres all wrapped in ethereal melodies that
bend like the arc of a hawk traversing the Sonoran Plateau.
JAN HAMMER: MIAMI VICE-COLD CASE Between 1984 and 1988, Miami Vice lit up TV screens as the
hippest cop show ever. Part of its hipness was the kinetic soundtrack
composed by Jan Hammer. The synthesist came to renown with The
Mahavishnu Orchestra and Jeff Beck, but hit number one with his
theme to Miami Vice. With ricochet percussion samples and screaming
electric guitar and synthesizer lines, Miami Vice completely altered
the TV scoring landscape. The TV series is now being released
on DVD. We return to the scene of the crime, with Miami Vice
composer, Jan Hammer.
AN ECHOES EARTH DAY SOUNDSCAPE It's the sound of crickets, wind and whales, which must mean
it's time for another Echoes Earth Day Celebration. At a time
when the environment has never been more fragile or threatened,
we celebrate the world in sound on Earth Day 2005.
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
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button will take you to iTunes to purchase the song. If there
is no "buy-it" button or "iTunes" button,
the music is not currently carried by Amazon.com or iTunes.
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