Monday, Apr 4, 2022 – Echoes Program 2214A

Michael Stearns and Planetary Unfolding at 40: The Echoes Interview and April CD of the Month.

Michael Stearns creates music that’s like the universe expanding. That’s why he’s picked to score Imax films and movies like Chronos and Baraka. In 1981, Stearns released Planetary Unfolding.  It was an album length work of seminal ambient electronics that would go on to influence a generation and beyond. Now that album is being reissued by Projekt Records.  We’ve picked it as the Echoes CD of the Month for April. On this show, we’ll not only feature the album, but we’ll hear a new interview with Michael Stearns talking about his ambient masterpiece. Stearns talks about the new age culture from it emerged including the movement studio from which it emerged. We’ll hear how the album’s endless evolution was conceived and hear the roar of the Beam, his 12-foot, 24-string cosmic lyre. A Michael Stearns interview and Planetary Unfolding April CD of the Month, on Echoes.   

Monday, Apr 4, 2022 – Echoes Program 2214A
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

0:01:00 Trentemøller A Summer’s Empty Room Memoria
0:06:00 Michael Stearns Wherever Two or More are Gathered… Planetary Unfolding (2022 Remaster)
0:14:06 Beach House ESP Once Twice Melody
0:17:49 Maia Friedman Where the Rocks Are Under the New Light
0:21:29 Robert Schroeder A Spirtual Journey Spaces Of A Dream

Second Half Hour

0:30:00 Interview: Michael Stearns
0:46:30 Michael Stearns In the Beginning… Planetary Unfolding (2022 Remaster)
0:54:30 Michael Stearns Toto I’ve a feeling we’re not In Kansas anymore. Planetary Unfolding (2022 Remaster)

Third Half Hour

1:01:00 Thierry David Arturan Drifter Stellar Connection
1:06:00 Michael Stearns As the Earth Kissed the Moon Planetary Unfolding (2022 Remaster)
1:15:57 Sharon Van Etten Used to It Used To It (single)
1:20:13 Jenny Hval Classic Objects Classic Objects
1:24:52 John Carpenter They Live Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:01 Lis Addison The Light of You Elements
1:36:20 David Helpling Only What’s Been Taken IN
1:42:33 Setsuna Oona Zäme EP
1:47:11 break
1:47:45 Bassnectar (feat. Mimi Page) Butterfly Vava Voom
1:51:54 Michael Stearns Something’s Moving Planetary Unfolding (2022 Remaster)


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