Iceland to New Zealand in Echoes Top 25 for April

Ambient Chamber Music Master pieces Echoes Top 25 for April

Olafur-Arnalds-For-Now-I-Am-Winter-250Ólafur Arnald‘s For Now I Am Winter, the Echoes CD of the Month for April, and Rhian Sheehan‘s Stories from Elsewhere top our list for April and that’s little surprise since both are masterpieces of Ambient Chamber Music.  One musician comes from Iceland, the other from Norway, exemplifying just how broad the Ambient Chamber Music zeitgeist is.  There’s little doubt these albums will be near the top of our year end lists.  It’s been a fantastic month for music with newer artists to Echoes like Sleeping Forest, Apricot Rail, Rajendra Teredesa and Spiro.


  1. Ólafur ArnaldsFor Now I Am Winter (Mercury Classics)
  2. Rhian SheehanStories from Elsewhere (Darla Records)
  3. v/a Fresh Handmade Sound – The Sound Bath (Lush Limited)
  4. Shaman’s DreamPrana Pulse (Sounds True)
  5. Sleeping ForestRise of Nature (Hadra)
  6. William TylerImpossible Truth (Merge Records)
  7. Cliff Martinez/SkrillexSpring Breakers (OST) (Big Beat Records)
  8. Three Fields Wherever You’re Standing Now (Installed Worlds)
  9. Sumner McKaneSelect Visual History (Sumner McKane)
  10. Dead Can DanceIn Concert (Pias America)
  11. Solar FieldsOrigin #02 (Ultimae)
  12. Lloyd Cole and Hans-Joachim RoedeliusSelected Studies Vol.1 (Bureau B)
  13. DidoGirl Who Got Away (RCA)
  14. Robert JurjendalSource of Joy (Unsung Records)
  15. Rick SmithTrance (OST) (UME)
  16. Rajendra TeredesaiPath of the Divine (Real Music)
  17. Apricot RailQuarrels (Hidden Schoal Recordings)
  18. Scott AugustHidden Journey (Cedar Mesa Music)
  19. Ludovico Einaudi – In a Time Lapse (Ponderosa Music & Art)
  20. SpiroKaleidophonica (Real World)
  21. Mark Holland and N. Scott RobinsonLost in the Beauty of it All (Mark Holland)
  22. DeleriumMusic Box Opera (Nettwerk Records)
  23. AOMUSICHokulea (AOMUSIC)
  24. Painted RavenThe Great Gallery (Painted Raven)
  25. Don PerisThe Old Century (Badman Records)

~John Diliberto (((echoes)))

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