Echoes Podcast: A Trip with Zanias

Zanias! #1 in The Best of Echoes 2024, So Far: The Echoes Podcast Interview

This week we dropped our list of The Best of Echoes 2024, So Far Top 30. It’s our trip through our favorite recordings as we hit the mid-point of the year. Topping that list at number one is an artist who many people probably still don’t know even though I’ve been playing her endlessly on Echoes. Her name is Zanias and her album is EcdysisZanias usually sings words, but on her latest album, she takes inspiration from Dead Can Dance and Lisa Gerrard as well as hallucinogenics.

I’m just so incredibly fascinated by consciousness and the human mind and everything that it’s capable of. So I had to explore everything that I read about when I was a teenager. And I was actually very young when I first experienced psychedelics. It was in Asia and it was magic mushrooms. And they made me just think in such an interesting way and feel things in such an interesting way.

Zanias was a member of the band Linea Aspera and Keluar, but on her albums Chrysalis and Ecdysis, she makes her own deeply grooved, psychedelic sound that tunnels into your psyche. We trip out with Zanias’ Allison Lewis when we talk to her in the Echoes Podcast from PRX.

See The Best of Echoes 2024, So Far Top 30


Artist – Title – Album
Zanias – Ecdysis – Ecdysis
Zanias – Departure – Chrysalis
Linea Aspera – Malrone – Linea Aspera
Zanias – To the Core – To the Core
Zanias – Swim- Ecdysis
Zanias – Duneskipper- Ecdysis
Dead Can Dance – Echolalia – The Serpent’s Egg
Dead Can Dance – Nierika – Spiritchaser
Zanias – Earthborn – Ecdysis
Zanias – Bloodwood – Ecdysis
Zanias – Lovelife – Ecdysis
Zanias – Habenula – Ecdysis
Zanias – Closing – Chrysalis

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