Echoes Top 25 for May 2014

Hans Christian - Hidden Treasures

The Echoes Top 25 for May continues a trend towards chilled out vocal music but the top three slots are held by three CD of the Month picks, one vocal, two instrumental.  Lyla Foy is a relatively new artist who used to record as Wall.  Her Mirrors the Sky album, the first under her own name, was a CD of the Month in March.  But surrounding her are two veteran Echoes artists, one of who goes back even further than the show.  Carl Weingarten’s beautiful chamber Americana journey, Life Under Stars is our current CD of the Month in June.   And leading the pack is Hans Christian’s Hidden Treasures, our May CD of the Month selection, an album of cross-cultural ecstasy.  You can read about all of those and hear tracks by following the links above.

Newcomers to the Echoes Top 25 include Stumbeleine, 9Bach, Phox, Hauschka, Ben Cosgrove and Michael Barry-Rec.  Here’s thecomplete list.


  1. Hans ChristianHidden Treasures (Allemande Music)
  2. Lyla Foy Mirrors the Sky (Subpop Records)
  3. Carl WeingartenLife Under Stars (Mutiphase Records)
  4. Tori AmosUnrepentant Geraldines (Mercury Classics)
  5. S. CareyRange of Light (Jagjaguwar)
  6. Eno & HydeSomeday World (Warp Records)
  7. 9BachTincian (Real World)
  8. BeckMorning Phase (Capital)
  9. v/aPassages – Framed by Nova (Ultimae)
  10. StumbleineDissolver (Monotreme Records)
  11. Ian Boddy & Erik WolloEC12 (DiN)
  12. Thus OwlsTurning Rocks (Secret City Records)
  13. Marissa Nadler July (Sacred Bones)
  14. Tom Kerstens’ G Plus EnsembleUtopia – (Real World)
  15. Phox Phox (Partisan Records)
  16. Erik Scott And the Earth Bleeds (Erik Scott)
  17. HauschkaAbandoned City (Temporary Residence)
  18. Michael Barry-RecContinuum (Michael Barry-Rec)
  19. Ben CosgroveField Studies (Ben Cosgrove)
  20. DeepernetImpossible Landscape (Spotted Peccary)
  21. Ludovico EinaudiIn a Time Lapse (The Remixes) (Ponderosa Music & Art)
  22. Jennifer ZulliGoddess Rising (Jennifer Zulli)
  23. Cinema 12 Cinema 12 (Cinema 12)
  24. BluetechCosmic Dubs (Native State Records)
  25. Sylvan EssoSylvan Esso (Partisan)