Loreena McKennitt's Under a Winter's Moon: Echoes December CD of the Month and Lumenette's Dark Dream Pop-An Echoes Interview
Christmas comes early for weekend Echoes listeners with the December CD of the Month, Loreena McKennitt’s Under a Winter’s Moon. Loreena merges readings from A Child’s Christmas in Wales with songs from the season, performed only as Loreena McKennitt can. It’s a nostalgic and contemplative take on the Christmas in all it’s joy and mysticism. Join us when we bring you Loreena McKennitt’s Under A Winter’s Moon, the CD of the Month, on Echoes from PRX.
Read John Diliberto’s review of Under a Winter’s Moon.
Singer Christine Byrd has emerged out of the Christian music scene, and providing backing vocals for the band Hammock, to forge her music of liberation, loss and atonement as Lumenette. Each song on her debut, All Around My Head, taps into the emotional waveforms of Christine Byrd. She composed the album over the last several years, most of it on her own, working out arrangements in Garage Band, layering her voice and putting in lots of reverb. She also did the final production of All Around My Head, with Hammock’s Marc Byrd and Matt Kidd of Slow Meadow taking it to another level. Byrd’s voice is often double-tracked, or more, and her choruses and wordless choirs are stacked in cathedral ambiences, letting the psychic resonance of her lyrics rebound around your head. It was the Echoes CD of the Month in August of 2022. We dig deep into her album of love songs and pain when we talk with Christine and her cohorts on Echoes.
Read John Diliberto’s review of Lumenette’s All Around My Head