Mark Preston’s Nature and Design Tops the Echoes Top 25 for November.
Two electronic works top the Echoes Top 25 for November. Mark Preston’s melodic downtempo electronica disc, Nature & Design, our CD of the Month for November, and veteran English electronica act, Sounds from the Ground with their latest release, The Maze. But acoustics take over with Peppino D’Agostino’s Nine White Kites. Peppino was featured on the show in an Echoes Acoustic Thanksgiving performance with Eric Johnson and Andy McKee. Rob Martino makes his album debut, Echoes debut and Top 25 with his CD of solo Chapman Stick, One Cloud. The minimalist jazz of Nik Bartsch’s Ronin centers the list followed by two electronica collections, 2000 and Space and The Reconstruction of Fives, the later a remix project from the n5md label. All India Radio tuned us in with their latest album of dreamy, americana tinged electronica, The Silent Surf and rounding out the top ten, Brian Eno’s Small Craft on a Milk Sea, an album that finds Eno in an improvisational mood.