Category: CD of the Month

Ambient Celtic Music Echoes July CD of the Month.

Secret Garden’s Fionnuala Sherry Takes Tradition Ambient on Songs From Before On her solo debut album, Fionnuala Sherry tackles the old chestnut melodies of her Irish home, but Songs from Before is far from a traditional album.  Instead, Sherry has reimagined these songs, pulling them out of an Irish mist, coaxing them slowly from the…

Summer Brings Winterlight Echoes June CD of the Month

Echoes June CD of the Month: A Perfect CD of Melancholy Electronica by Winterlight Winterlight interviewed tonight, 7-18-11 on Echoes The name is decidedly out of season but the music of Winterlight will soothe a sun-seared mind on the hottest summer day, so maybe it is an appropriate selection for the June Echoes CD of…

Arkenstone Goes Ambient with Echoes Feb CD of the Month

David Arkenstone Enters a Dreamstate with Ambient World: Echoes February CD of the Month David Arkenstone and ambient are not two names I’d expect to see together.  The composer and multi-instrumentalist built his reputation as the sultan of symphonic new age music, mixing synthesizer, orchestras, guitars and more in dynamic compositions that could’ve been off…

Echoes January CD of the Month Agnes Obel – Philharmonics.

Minimalist songs of melancholy from Denmark with Echoes January CD of the Month Agnes Obel – Philharmonics Hear Agnes Obel playing live on Echoes Friday 10/07/11 From the first nursery rhyme piano solo, “Falling, Catching” to the last breathy vocal of “On Powdered Ground,” Agnes Obel’s debut album, Philharmonics,  has captured my melancholy midwinter mood…

Todd Boston Alive-Echoes October CD of the Month.

World Fusion in a Pastoral Mode from Urban Nature Guitarist Todd Boston is a child of Windham Hill records and Shakti and you can hear that with his world fusion duo, Urban Nature and on Alive, his solo debut.  Although to call it solo might be a misnomer.  Boston plays acoustic guitar as well as…

Helpling & Jenkins-The Crossing: Echoes September CD of the Month.

Cinematic music in search of an epic film. The summer of 2010 may not be remembered for many great movies, (Inception notwithstanding), but David Helpling and Jon Jenkins have brought us a great soundtrack.  It’s just that movie will be in your imagination.  Mixing keyboards, guitars and programming, their latest CD, The Crossing states its…

August CD of the Month-Matthew Schoening’s Elements

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-MatthewSchoening.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA Definitive Album of Looping Cello from Matthew Schoening We get inundated by looping cellists at Echoes.  For some reason, players of the most soulful of orchestral instruments have a predilection for hearing their own sound refracted in looping mirrors and digital delays. For Matthew Schoening‘s…

Echoes July CD of the Month: Carmen Rizzo’s Looking Through Leaves.

Studio savant Carmen Rizzo crafts an album of electro-dream pop:  Looking Through Leaves You’ve heard Carmen Rizzo a lot on Echoes, you probably just didn’t realize it.  He’s a member of the Persian fusion group, Niyaz, produced Israeli singer Inbar Bakal and collaborated with the Tuvan throat singing group, Huun-Huur-Tu.  He’s also a producer, programmer…

Erik Wollo’s Gateway Echoes CD of the Month for June.

Veteran Norwegian Composer places 4th Echoes CD of the Month. Erik Wollo is an architect of ambience, a poet of electronic landscapes.  Employing “cinematic” as an adjective for this music is a tiresome cliche, and it’s been applied to everything Wollo has recorded.  Yet, on his latest CD, Gateway, There’s no denying the way his…