Category: Best Of

Echoes Top 25 for September 2015

Hans Christian - Nanda Devi

Hans Christian’s Nanda Devi, the CD of the Month, leads the Echoes Top 25 for September. He’s followed closely by Silencio, Arstidir, and Briana Marela, all of whom played live on Echoes this month.

Echoes Top 25 for August 2015

The Echoes Top 25 for August finds Jesse Cook’s CD of the Month at the top, followed by July’s CD pick, Heather Woods Broderick’s Glider. Look at the bottom and you’ll see next month’s #1 album, our September CD of the Month, Hans Christian’s Nanda Devi.

Echoes Top 25 for July 2015

It’s an eclectic Echoes Top 25 for July with Heather Woods Broderick’s gorgeous album, Glider, our CD of the Month, at the top. Jean-Michel Jarre’s E-Project is also there and that album doesn’t even come out until October. I’m very excited to see Silencio in there at #3. This band includes former members of The Mandrake Project out of Pittsburgh. With Silencio, they create music inspired by director David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti of Twin Peaks and other fame. Go down to #10 and you’ll see our Echoes CD of the Month for August, sure to be the future number one album.

The Best of 2015…So Far

Robert Rich-Filaments

We pick the Best Echoes CDs of the Year at the halfway point. John Diliberto then runs them down from #25 to number 1. It begins with a band we’ve never heard of before and ends with an Icon of Echoes. We’ll hear from artists who put out signature releases, others reaching for ambitious highs and still others reflecting on very long careers.

Echoes Top 25 for June 2015

Digitonal - Beautiful Broken

Echoes Top 25 for June finds Digitonal’s “Beautiful Broken” at the top, followed by March’s CD of the Month pick, “Backyards” by Lanterna, and guitarist Jesse Cook’s “One World”.

Echoes Top 25 for May 2015

Steve Roach’s Skeleton Keys leads Echoes Top 25 for MayECHOES TOP 25 FOR May 2015 Steve Roach – Skeleton Keys (Projekt Records) Another Fine Day – A Good Place to Be  (Interchill Records) Jeff Oster – Next  (Retso Records) Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow was the Golden Age (RVNG International) Jesse Cook – One World  (eOne Music) …

Echoes Top 25 for March 2015

Echoes Top 25 for March finds Lanterna’s CD of the Month, “Backyards” on top. It’s followed by April’s CD pick, Tangerine Dream’s “Supernormal” and February’s selection, Fernwood’s “Arcadia.”

Echoes Top 25 for February 2015

Fernwood - Arcadia

Fernwood and Lanterna bring an Ambient Americana hue to the Echoes Top 25 for February. Both were Echoes CDs of the Month in February and March respectively. Rebekka Karijord, Zola Jesus and Shadowlands among the artists making their Echoes Top 25 debuts.

Echoes Top 25 for January 2015

Dreams and More in Echoes Top 25 for January.The first month of the new year begins strongly with a Top Five that includes 3 CDs of the Month.  At the top is this month’s pick, Sherry Finzer’s haunting Sanctuary III: Beyond the Dream.  There’s last month’s pick, Wax Tailor’s propulsive chanson and Hollywood sound collage,…