Category: CD of the Month

From Country to Cosmic: Michael Spriggs’ Neurasenia-Echoes December CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA country picker finds his ambient soul with Michael Spriggs’ Neurasenia: Echoes December CD of the Month You can hear an Audio version of this Blog with Michael Spriggs’ music. Hot guitar pickers hang around Nashville like grapes dangling from the vineyards of Napa Valley.  Michael…

Echoes CD of the Month: Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy’s Frio Suite

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/podcasts/JohnsonKeaggyEL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSKeyboardist Jeff Johnson and Guitarist Phil Keaggy converge on a CD of Pastoral Chamber Ambiences You can hear an Audio Review of Frio Suite, with Music here. Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy are musicians from different musical worlds. Jeff Johnson is best known for his many…

Echoes September CD of the Month: Fernwood’s Sangita

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090902.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGlobal Americana Chamber Music You can hear an audio version of this blog, with Fernwood‘s music, here. Fernwood is the name of an acoustic band from southern California, but that’s about the only geographical data on this group that’s easy to nail down.  Consisting of  multi-instrumentalists,…

Echoes August CD of the Month: Chris Bocast and MJCatalin’s Stratagem

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090729.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS American guitarist Chris Bocast teams with Romanian electronic artist MJCatalin in meeting of ambient and progressive music You can hear an audio version of this blog with Chris Bocast & MJCatalin’s music here. Chris Bocast was all set to be a rockin’ guitarist.  He played…

Echo Location: Moby’s Wait for Me-July CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090701.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMoby releases his best album in a decade, and it’s the July Echoes CD of the Month It’s been ten years since Moby put out his multi-platinum selling album, Play. it became ubiquitous in films, TV, and commercials.   You’ll hear echoes of Play in Moby’s new…

Echo Location: Leo Abrahams May CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090429.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA Brian Eno accomplice looks to the pastoral past on The Grape and the Grain. You can hear an audio version of this blog with Leo Abrahams’ music here. Leo Abrahams is one of those musicians, you may not know, but you have heard him.  He’s…

Echoes September CD of the Month: Digitonal-Save Your Light For Darker Days

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080827.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat do you do when you’re a classical musician, but you fall in love with 90s electronica and technology? The band called Digitonal took their symphonic instruments and plugged in, and in the process have made a powerful and moving work of ambient chamber music called…

Echo Location: Ottmar Liebert’s The Scent of Light-Echoes August CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080730.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNouveau Flamenco creator goes wide-screen on The Scent of Light (You can hear an audio version of this Echo Location with music.) Ottmar Liebert would be the last person to call his music straight-up flamenco. His rhythmic strumming interspersed with intricate finger picking and Spanish rhythms comes…

Banco de Gaia & Farewell Ferengistan

We’ve selected our July CD of the Month and it’s by veteran English artist Banco de Gaia, the nom de plume of Toby Marks. You can read my review of Farewell Ferengistan here and listen to the show tonight (tomorrow in Philly). Toby uses a lot of sample CDs on this album, something to which…