September CD of the Month by Eik Wøllo & Michael Stearns and California Guitar Trio Interview This Weekend on Echoes
This Weekend on Echoes, The Echoes CD of the Month
and California Guitar Trio Interview
The September Echoes CD of the Month arrives with a collaboration between Norwegian ambient guitarist Erik Wøllo and American electronic artist Michael Stearns. It’s called Convergence .Michael Stearns, is in the DNA of Echoes with his early albums like Planetary Unfolding and scores for films like Chronos and Baraka. Erik Wøllo, has had five CD of the months picks across our 30 years. John Diliberto called Convergence “A true convergence of two 21st century master musicians.
Read John Diliberto’s review here.
The California Guitar Trio talk about their Echoes CD of the Month, Elegy. CGT has been around for a little over three decades and have recorded 18 albums. They got together in the 80s while studying with King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp in his famed Guitar Craft course and played in his League of Crafty Guitarists. They’ve taken those teachings and deployed them across an eclectic range of music that includes covers of Queen and Pink Floyd as well as John Cage and many original compositions. Their latest album may be their most coherent and finely crafted yet, even though it was recorded in AirBnB living rooms while on tour this past winter just before Pandemic lockdown. Hear the latest chapter of California Guitar Trio’s journey on Echoes.
Read a review of their album Elegy.