Category: CD of the Month

Philip Selway’s Weatherhouse CD of the Month

Philip Selway - Weatherhouse

Philip Selway is the drummer from Radiohead, but that information does little to prepare you for the sensitive, gentle songs of broken love and redemption that populate his second solo album, Weatherhouse. Even his first album, the more folk inclined Familial, won’t set you up for the lush textures and seductive melodies he conjures. Weatherhouse…

Thierry David – Hypnosis Echoes October CD of the Month

Thierry David’s Electronic Hypnosis https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/audio/MesmerizingSpirals.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSHear Thierry David’s Hypnosis Tonight on Echoes. I first heard about French synthesist Thierry David around 1993 when another electronic musician, Robert Rich, played some of David’s music for me. It turned out, David had been recording electronic music for several years already, but…

July CD of the Month – Yoed Nir The Next Dream

Yoed Nir -The Next Dream

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/audio/TimeIsUp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSYoed Nir creates Ambient Cello Orchestras: The Next Dream Hear it featured tonight on Echoes It’s a good time to be a cellist. Rock artists from Arcade Fire to Shawn Colvin are using them to provide just that right amount of elegant soul to their work. And the…

Carl Weingarten – Life Under Stars

Carl Weingarten - Life Under Stars

Record review: Carl Weingarten’s Life Under Stars. An Echoes Favorite Evokes Windham Hill, Miles Davis and Ry Cooder in a Pastoral Americana Journey Hear it tonight on Echoes I don’t know why I’m surprised that Carl Weingarten has made an album of such sweet simplicity and pastoral bliss. I shouldn’t be. Over the course of more than three…

Hans Christian’s Hidden Treasures

Cellist Hans Christian creates Global Serenity with Hidden Treasures The Echoes May CD of the Month Hans Christian launches his new CD playing cello. It’s the instrument he began with studying classical repertoire and he’s done recordings with it from the purely Renaissance album, Light and Spirit, to pure solo improvisations on Sancta Camisia, and…

Lyla Foy Mirrors the Sky

Lyla Foy’s Mirrors the Sky Echoes April CD of the Month Hear it tonight on Echoes. We first met Lyla Foy in 2013 when she was recording under the guise of Wall. I was seduced by the austere, yet atmospheric songs of her EP Shoestrings, which touched a deep and resonant chord of melancholy and…

Echoes March CD of the Month: Mark McGuire’s Along the Way

Mark McGuire Creates 21st Century Progressive Rock Opus for Echoes CD of the Month Old fans of progressive rock and space music might be forgiven if listening to Mark McGuire’s Along the Way takes them back to about 1975, calling up music like Ash Ra Tempel’s Inventions for Electric Guitar, Popol Vuh’s Seligpreisung or Can’s…

Erik Wøllo’s Timelines

  It’s a cliché, I know, but as soon as an Erik Wøllo album starts, you know you are on a journey.  It’s like the moments before take-off, only Wøllo’s ascent doesn’t throw you back in your seat with G-Force thrust.  It’s a gentle rise into euphoric space. Timelines is a beautifully sculpted example of…