Weekend, October 5-6, 2019 – Azam Ali & Tycho

Azam Ali & Tycho on Echoes This Weekend

Azam Ali - Tycho

This weekend, Phantoms and spirits alight on Echoes, but not the kind you may think. We’ll hear the October CD of the Month, Azam Ali’s Phantoms. The singer of Vas and Niyaz has made an album of electronic moods and songs that seek the spirit in troubled times. John Diliberto says “Azam Ali seeks the divine and she attains it.”  He brings us the October CD of the Month, Azam Ali’s Phantoms on Echoes.  Read his review here.

Some weekend listeners will also go inside the music of Tycho with Scott Hansen and singer Saint Sinner. For most of the last two decades there has been a strain of rock music that didn’t really rock out, but instead took a more introspective and almost ambient course, often mixing guitars with electronics.  And they usually don’t have singers. Explosions In The SkyThe Album Leaf and Sigur Ros are among those groups.  But in the last several years Tycho has moved to the front of this group. It’s his music that you hear in commercials, movies and NPR buttons.  Scott Hansen started out as an electronic musician but has found himself in a hybrid, ambient rock world.  On his new album, Weather, he creates an ambient dream pop with singer Saint Sinner. John Diliberto checks the forecast with Tycho on Echoes.