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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FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
AN ECHOES SUMMER SOLSTICE SOUNDSCAPE We head into the sun on the next Echoes with music to evoke
the coming of summer and the day when night and light are equal.
We'll hear music from Loreena McKennitt, Phil Thornton and masters
of seasonal sonic shifts like Paul Winter and George Winston.
FRANCIS RIMBERT: AN ELECTRONIC UNDERSTUDY EMERGES Unless you're a hardcore fan of French synthesist Jean-Michel
Jarre, you probably haven't heard of Francis Rimbert. But the
keyboardist has been providing the underpinnings of Jarre's music,
especially live, since the mid 1980s. Now Rimbert is releasing
his first true solo album, DOUBLE FACE (Atomic Quill). It's a
CD of electro-lounge moods and ambient atmospheres. We'll hear
a sound portrait of Francis Rimbert.
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.
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the music is not currently carried by Amazon.com or iTunes.
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