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The Fresh Handmade Collective plays live, featuring Simon Emmerson from Afro Celt Sound System, sitarist Sheema Mukherjee, and keyboardist Simon Richmond.
A yogi plays his guitar on Echoes when we hear Michael Hewett. He comes in, plugs his acoustic guitar into an array of effects boxes and loopers and performs music from his Blue Avian EP.
Weekend Echoes listeners get into some ambient chill with The Royal Arctic Institute playing live and an interview with ambient artist Steve Roach and Linda Kohanov.
It’s all a fantasy when we hear new music by M83 off the new album of dreamy synths, big chorales and emotional songs called Fantasy. We’ll also hear from Röyksopp’s Profound Mysteries III.
Hammock swings into first place on the Echoes Top 25 for February, followed by Bill Nelson, The Royal Arctic Institute, Ladytron and 21 more great artists. Did your favorites make the list?
On a Slow Flow Echoes, new music by Orchestra Indigo, which isn’t an orchestra, but just Richard Randlett. When he isn’t playing blues rock he creates electronic ambient chamber music.
Frankie Rose started out as a punk artist, but she’s evolved into electronic pop on her new album, Love As Protection. We’ll also hear Gemma Ray and the Death Bell Gang.