California Guitar Trio & Shpongle: The Echoes Interviews
This weekend on Echoes, The California Guitar Trio talk about their August 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.
Some listeners will also get Shpongled on the next Echoes when Simon Posford, one-half of the legendary psychedelic electronic band Shpongle, talks about his new solo album. The pandemic has been tough on many of us. It’s a time when you sort of want to get out of your mind. Nobody does that better than Simon Posford. With Shpongle, he goes on hallucinogenic journeys, but on his new solo album, he reflects on this time of lockdown. It’s called Flux and Contemplation, Portrait of an Artist in Isolation, and it’s hallucinogenic as well. Simon Posford takes us through 10 Stages of Lockdown