Echoes Top 25 for December 2013

FoundHere’s the last Top 25 list for 2013.  And like our 25 Essential Echoes CDs and The Best of Echoes Listener Poll, it reveals just what a great year 2013 was.  There are seven Echoes CD of the Month picks on it including December’s selection, David Helpling & Jon Jenkins’ Found.  That’s unusual, but that’s because of the Best of show and the 12 CDs of the Month for 2013 show.  WinterfoldBut there’s a couple of CDs there that easily could’ve been CDs of the month, notably, Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunnings & Wendy Goodwin’s Winterfold, a wonderful album of atmospheric winter pastorals, Bombay Dub Orchestra’s Tales from the Grand Bazaar, a CD that get’s into a serene, ambient chamber music sound but with eastern edges and subtle dub grooves, and lamentationAzam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian’s Lamentation of Swans, a deep dive into Persian atmospheres with a lush merging of extoci strings, throbbing percussion and synthesizer atmosphere’s all topped by the sensual wordless vocals of Azam Ali.  And next Month’s CD of teh Month is here as well, Hammock’s Oblivion Hymns. Here‘s the list.

ECHOES TOP 25 FOR DECEMBER 2013

  1. David Helpling & Jon JenkinsFound (Spotted Peccary)
  2. MobyInnocents (Mute)
  3. Jeff Johnson Brian Dunning & Wendy Goodwin Winterfold (Ark Records)
  4. Olivier LibauxUncovered Queens of the Stone Age (Music for Music Lovers)
  5. Tonight SkyTonight Sky (Tonight Sky)
  6. Moya BrennanAn Irish Christmas (BFO Records)
  7. Ólafur ArnaldsFor Now I Am Winter (Mercury Classics)
  8. Tom Griesgraber and Bert LamsUnnamed Lands (Inner Knot)
  9. Divine MatrixHydrosphere (AD Music)
  10. Akara – The World Beyond (Merkaba Music)
  11. EuphoriaE4 (Instrumental) (Euphoria)
  12. HammockOblivion Hymns (Hammock Music)
  13. Bombay Dub OrchestraTales from the Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees)
  14. Ulrich SchnaussA Long Way to Fall (Ulrich Schnauss)
  15. Brad HoytFar Away from Every Day (Harp Guitar Music)
  16. Juliette CommagereHuman (Aeronaut Records)
  17. Ludovico Einaudi – In a Time Lapse (Ponderosa Music & Art)
  18. Azam Ali and Loga R TorkianLamentation of Swans (Terrestrial Lane Productions)
  19. Mary Fahl Love & Gravity (Mary Fahl)
  20. EklipseElectric Air (The End)
  21. Frankie RoseHerein Wild (Fat Possum Records)
  22. Lotte KestnerThe Bluebird of Happiness (Saint Marie)
  23. The Piano GuysA Family Christmas (Portrait)
  24. Courtney BarnettA Sea of Split Peas (House Anxiety)
  25. GrailsBlack Tar Prophecies Vols 4-6 (Temporary Residence)

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