Ry X is a musician from Australia who resides in that zone of ambient folk music like Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens and Fink. He released a beautiful album last year called Dawn that draws from his surfer boy childhood in Australia, life in Berlin, and his global travels.
There are 12 days of Christmas and on the next Echoes we have 12 months of Echoes CD of the Month Picks. John Diliberto plays tracks off them all from Contact’s Discreet Music in January to this December’s pick, Erik Scott’s In the Company of Clouds.
OnDeadWaves is the gothic Americana shoegaze project of James Chapman from Maps and Polly Scattergood. As OnDeadWaves they’ve created a gothic western noir sound that explores themes of loss, alienation, addiction and desolation.