Category: CD of the Month

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…

R. Carlos Nakai’s Dancing Into Silence Echoes Feb CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20100127.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSR. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman’s Southwestern Ambiences You can hear an audio version of this review with music from Dancing into Silence. R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman have made some of the most moving and provocative music of the last…

Jimmy Wahlsteen 181st Songs Echoes CD of the Month for January

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091230.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSwedish musician Jimmy Wahlsteen Channels Pop into Fingerstyle Guitar. You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with Jimmy Wahlsteen’s music. On the cover of his debut album, 181st Songs, Jimmy Wahlsteen just looks too stylish to be a fingerstyle guitar slinger.  GQ poses and…

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…