Category: CD of the Month

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…

November 2001 CD of the Month: Erik Wøllo

Erik Erik Wøllo’s music floats with the grace of a hawk, effortlessly riding air currents that are left painted and glistening in his wake. But what sounds effortless is actually deeply layered, intricately woven and composed with a poetic language. Sometimes Erik is acoustic, as on GUITAR NOVA, sometimes all electronic, like POLAR DRONES, but…