Echoes November Top 25 – Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy WaterSky.

Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy’s Echoes CD of the Month, WaterSky,
Heads Up Echoes Top 25.

Ambient and Ambient-tinged rock dominate Echoes Top 25 for December.  Just in the Top 10, you’ve got a diversity of ambient sounds that reveals just how broad and embracing this genre can be.  It’s not a stream.  It’s an ocean.  You’ve got Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy’s electric ambient  chamber orchestra of woven guitars and

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keyboards on WaterSky, Darshan Ambient’s mix of jazz and space, Connect.Ohm distilling that Ultimae Records sound of chilled melodic electronics, the glitch strewn melodies of Little People, Bryan Carrigan’s shimmering curtain of electronics which is quite a contrast to the dynamic, storm-tossed guitar symphony of Hammock’s Departure Songs and the kinetic guitar-keyboards grooves of Tycho’s Dive. It’s a wide world of ambience out there.  Look to see how many of these artists turn up in the Best of Echoes 2012 Poll.  You can vote now.


  1. Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy – WaterSky (Ark Records)
  2. Darshan Ambient – Falling Light (Lotuspike)
  3. Connect.Ohm – 9980 (Ultimae)
  4. v/a – The Ambient Zone – Just Music Café vol 4 (v/a) (Just Music)
  5. Kaki King – Glow (Velour)
  6. Little People – We Are But Hunks of Wood (Youth & Progress)
  7. Bryan Carrigan – Windows (Peonies Music)
  8. Tom Tykwer/Reinhold Heil/Johnny Klimek – Cloud Atlas (OST) (Water Tower music)
  9. Hammock – Departure Songs (Hammock)
  10. Tycho – Dive (Ghostly International)
  11. The Album Leaf – Forward/Return (The Album Leaf)
  12. Thomas Newman – Skyfall (Sony Classics)
  13. Balmorhea – Stranger (Western Vinyl)
  14. Michael Stearns/Various Artists- Samsara OST (Varese Sarabande)
  15. Janel and Anthony – Where is Home (Cuneiform)
  16. Kevin Keller Ensemble – The Day I Met Myself (Kevin Keller)
  17. Mamak Khadem – A Window to Color (Mamak Khadem)
  18. Julia Holter – Ekstsasis (RVNG International)
  19. Slow Dancing Society – Laterna Magica (Hidden Shoal)
  20. Mecca Bodega – Raise the Tent (Mecca Bodega)
  21. Manual – Awash (Darla)
  22. Emeralds – Just to Feel Anything (Editions Mego)
  23. Jeff Pearce – In the Season of Fading Light (Jeff Pearce Music)
  24. Paul Avgerinos – Lovers (Round Sky)
  25. Jesse Cook – The Blue Guitar Sessions (Entertainment One)

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~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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