Echoes Top 25 for June 2014

Top 25 for June 2014.

Carl Weingarten - Life Under StarsGuitars Pluck at the Top of the Echoes Top 25 for June

Three guitarists release one of their strongest albums this past month. Topping the list is Carl Weingarten’s CD of the Month For June, Life Under Stars, a beautiful pastoral tinged Americana travelogue.  John Luttrell is the newest of the three and he’s created an orchestrated CD called The Dream Exchange.  Finally Mark Dwane, always prolific, finds new dimensions in his guitar synthesizer orchestrations on Anomlies.  Unfortunately, it’s only a limited edition release, but it should go wider.  All three musicians are among the most underrated guitar slingers in the country.   Look further down and you’ll find our July CD of the Month Pick, Yoed Nir’s cello orchestra album, The Next DreamColdplay makes their first ever appearance in the Echoes Top 25 as do Blackbird Blackbird, Lykke Li and Ceiri Torjussen.

TOP 25 FOR June 2014

  1. Carl WeingartenLife Under Stars (Mutiphase Records)
  2. John LuttrellThe Dream Exchange (Ottersong Records)
  3. Mark Dwane – Anomalies (Trondant)
  4. ColdplayGhost Stories (Parlophone UK)
  5. Blackbird BlackbirdTangerine Sky (Ingrooves)
  6. Yoed NirThe Next Dream (Yoed Nir)
  7. Lykke LiI Never Learn (Atlantic)
  8. Ceiri TorjussenTest (OST) (Moviescore Media)
  9. ARCUmbra (DiN)
  10. Brian ReitzellAuto Music (Smalltown Supersound)
  11. Invisible AlliesConversations with Bees (Aleph Zero Records)
  12. Tori AmosUnrepentant Geraldines (Mercury Classics)
  13. Jeff Pearce – With Evening Above (Jeff Pearce Music)
  14. AmatorskiFrom Clay to Figures (Crammed Discs)
  15. Erik Scott – And the Earth Bleeds (Erik Scott) 
  16. Phox – Phox (Partisan Records) 
  17. Michael Bradford – The Long Night (Varese Records)
  18. Richard Leo JohnsonCeleste (Richard Leo Johnson)
  19. Petteri SariolaThrough the Eyes of Others (Candyrat Records)
  20. Tomas BarfodLove Me (Secretly Canadian)
  21. James BlackshawFantomas:Le Faux Magistrat (Tompkins Square)
  22. Jeff BealHouse of Cards Season 2 (OST) (Varese Records)
  23. Time for ThreeTime for Three (Universal Music Classics)
  24. Eno & HydeSomeday World (Warp Records)
  25. 9BachTincian (Real World)

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