Category: CD of the Month

Ulrich Schnauss: Electronic Memories

Ulrich Schnauss’ A Long Way to Fall  is the Echoes February CD of the Month. Hear an audio version of this review with music in the Echoes Podcast. Five years after his stormy, end-of-the-world electro-shoegaze treatise called Goodbye, German downtempo synth scientist Ulrich Schnauss returns with a new CD.  Gone are the layers of distorted…

Enter The Ambient Zone – Echoes January CD of the Month

The Ambient Zone – Just Music Café Volume 4 starts 2013 on a  serene note Within the electronic folds and acoustic shifts of The Ambient Zone – Just Music Café Volume 4, is a sound world that’s both exploratory and serene. Just Music is the UK label whose impeccable roster ranges from deep ambient artists…

Hammock Swings Out 2012 with CD of the Month

Ambient Post-Rock Avatars Transcend their Roots Hear Hammock interviewed on Echoes Tonight 03/06/2013. In an immersive experience where time loses meaning and there is no up nor down, it takes a quantum physicist’s sense of time and an astronaut’s sense of space to navigate.  Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson are neither scientists nor pilots, but…

Top Ten Albums of 2012 by John Diliberto.

Deep moods and a couple of quirky releases highlight John Diliberto’s Top Ten Albums for 2012. 2012 will be a year marked by really good albums, but not necessarily groundbreaking, earth shattering or definitive works that place any one release ahead of the pack.  There are a few albums I could’ve picked as number one,…

CD of The Month Poll Results.

We recently polled Echoes CD of the Month Club members about their favorite club CDs over the last year.  As we get ready to think about our year end Best of Echoes poll, I thought everyone might enjoy reading some of the results. Overall, people seemed very happy with the CD of the Month Club…

Eastern Moods for Echoes October CD of the Month

You can trace many movements in modern music back to The Beatles, and they are at the roots of Hans Christian and Harry Manx.  Not The Beatles of “She Loves You,” but the eastern-influenced Beatles of “Tomorrow Never Knows” and especially “Within You Without You.” Musicians like the German-born Christian and English-born Manx were inspired…

Dead Can Dance Rise to Echoes Top 25 for September.

Dead Can Dance resurrects themselves to the top of the the Echoes Top 25 for September with their album, Anastasis.   Anastasis means resurrection and it was the Echoes CD of the Month for September.  Sounds from the Ground returns with a surprising showing at number two with their album,  Widerworld and a couple of albums…

Dead Can Dance-CD of the Month.

[Hear Dead Can Dance’s Anastasis featured tonight on Echoes.] Anastasis is  Greek for “resurrection” and that’s what happens here with Dead Can Dance, the gothic rock band who took deep atmospheres, ritual songs and supralingua dialects to ecstatic, transcendent heights in the 1980s and 90s.  There hasn’t been any new music from the band since founders…

The Heart of Ambient Chamber Music: Sebastian Plano.

Sebastian Plano’s “The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts” Echoes CD of the Month for August Hear Sebastian Plano’s The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts Monday, August 6, on Echoes. There are classical artists who still live in a musical world that existed 80 or 200 hundred years ago.  Then there are classical musicians who embrace the modern…