Weekend, Mar 9-10, 2024 – Hollan Holmes & Long Tracks

Hollan Holmes CD of the Month and Long Tracks This Weekend on Echoes.

Echoes March CD of the Month: Hollan Holmes' Sacred Places

The March CD of the Month is Hollan Holmes’s Sacred Places.  Sequencers are in the air these days. We usually don’t like to pick similarly styled albums back-to-back for CDs of the Month.  Steve Roach’s The Desert Winds of Change was a sequencer defining album in February. But Hollan Holmes’s latest couldn’t be passed up. He’s drawing on the same inspiration as Roach, but has a more melodic, and orchestrated sound. The album is inspired by landscapes in Texas, but it could just as well be landscapes on Mars.  Join John Diliberto when we explore Sacred Places by Hollan Holmes, the March CD of the Month on Echoes from PRX.

Read John Diliberto’s review here.

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On the next Echoes: Long Tracks.  One of the things about music radio programs is that you rarely hear long pieces of music. And by long we don’t mean the 6:13 length of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” that was such a break from the 2:30 pop single tradition in 1965.We mean tracks that go 10, 20, 30 minutes or even longer. Well today, I’ve got long tracks for you, four of them which will take up most of the show. We’ll hear four epic pieces all spanning some 20 minutes each. It may be a TikTok world, but Echoes brings us the epics, not the tidbits, with tracks from minimalist pioneer Terry Riley, Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese, German minimalist keyboardist Nils Frahm and Japanese ambient composer Hiroki Okano. Take a long ride with John Diliberto on a Long-Tracks Echoes from PRX.

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