Weekend, Dec 12-13, 2020 – Best of Echoes & Kevin Keller

The Best of Echoes 2020 & Kevin Keller Interview

You’re Christmas Wish List is here. It’s the Best of Echoes 2020: 30 Albums for Pandemic Times. 2020 sucked in so many ways, yet the music that came out pointed to a more enlightened, life-affirming and blowing-your-mind time . You can see the complete Top 30 list here, and tonight we count down the Top 20.

Ambient chamber music composer Kevin Keller had a scare last year when he went in for heart surgery. It made him contemplate life and what happens when they stop your heart.

Kevin Keller: “I guess I asked myself the question like well where does one go when that happens? Do you go somewhere? Are you aware that your heart is not beating? Do you know somehow, somewhere in your consciousness? And so this album grew out of that question of where do you go when you’re on the edge of death?”

That contemplation turned into his haunting, beautiful album, The Front Porch of Heaven. Sit on a rocking chair with Kevin Keller and hear life pass before your ears on Echoes from PRX.