Tuesday, Jan 9, 2023 – Echoes Program 2402B

John Diliberto & Lou Reed

Before he died in 2013, Lou Reed created an ambient album called Hudson River Wind Meditations that tapped into his spiritual side. Now that the album is being re-released in a deluxe edition, we go back to our interview with Reed talking about it.

Lou Reed was an iconic figure in modern music. The founder of The Velvet Underground, he provided a counterpart to the hippies and flower power of the era, trawling a darker and seedier side of life. As a solo artist, he did the same thing, with a lean, distorted guitar sound and songs that were often grittier than a back alley. But there’s another side to Lou Reed, one that’s experimental and meditative. One example came out on the 2007 CD, Hudson River Wind Meditations. It was an all-electronic disc of drones and ambiences. We don’t play Lou Reed often on Echoes for obvious reasons, but I thought: when else would I have an opportunity to interview him? From our interview in 2007, Lou Reed talks about a meditative river on Echoes from PRX.


Tuesday, January 9, 2024 – Echoes Program 2402B
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

0:01:00 William Orbit She Cries Your Name (feat. Beth Orton) Strange Cargo: Hinterland
0:06:00 Hyrn Planetary Urbanism Architektur (v/a)
0:11:33 Peter Gabriel The Court (Dark-Side Mix) i/o 
0:15:39 Moby We’re Going Wrong (feat. Brie O’Banion) We’re Going Wrong
0:18:32 Koan Blanchard (Blue Mix) Hot Air (Single)

Second Half Hour

0:30:30 Interview: Lou Reed    
0:39:03 Lou Reed Wind Coda Hudson River Wind Meditations
0:44:00 White Sun Suniai White Sun II
0:48:40 David Lindsay Ghost Dance Ever So
0:53:21 Akira Kosemura Empty Lake (feat. Clara Mann) The Two of Us
0:56:32 Agnes Obel Roscian Myopia

Third Half Hour

1:01:00 David Pritchard Light Between Oceans Among the Missing
1:06:21 Thomas Lemmer & Oine Forever Forever
1:10:38 David Darling & Hans Christian Miracle Ocean Dreaming Ocean
1:17:10 Bill Nelson Push The Button Spin The Dial All The Fun of the Fair
1:21:06 Evening Ocean The Great Beauty The Great Love
1:24:11 Vandelux Afraid To Love When the Light Breaks

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:00 Sofía Campoamor Ghost Ship Ghost Ship
1:32:27 Steve Hillage Garden Of Paradise Rainbow Dome Musick
1:51:48 Lisa Gerrard / Jules Maxwell Deshta (Forever) Burn


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