Echoes Podcast: Tycho and Pentangle

Tycho Interview and Flashback 50 to Pentangle's Basket of Light in Echoes Podcast.

Tycho & Pentangle

In the Echoes Podcast this week: An interview with Tycho and a Flashback 50 to Pentangle’s Basket of Light

First we 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 Sky, The 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.

Then we’ll explore one of the most beautiful albums ever made, Pentangle’s Basket of Light, released in October 1969. In a Flashback 50 we explore one of the seminal albums of new acoustic music, Pentangle’s Basket of Light. Pentangle included guitar legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, bass legend Danny Thompson, percussionist Terry Cox and singer Jacqui McShee. Pentangle was a direct influence on Will Ackerman and all the Windham Hill guitarists, Loreena McKennitt, Olivia Chaney, and more. John Diliberto brings us Pentangle’s Basket of Light in a Flashback 50 on Echoes.