Category: CD of the Month

Ambient Noir Moods from Marconi Union.

THE ECHOES CD OF THE MONTH FOR JULY Marconi Union’s Different Colours Hear Marconi Union interviewed tonight 8/29/2012 on Echoes. Six years years ago, Marconi Union entranced us with their second album, Distance.  It was music that emerged from a smoke shrouded city, both luxurious in its atmospheres and dangerous in its menace.  Heroic melodies…

Air Rises to Top of Echoes Top 25

Le Voyage Dans La Lune Lands in the Echoes Top 25 It was a trippy month in March in more ways than one, but none more so than Air’s Le Voyage Dans La Lune, their retro-psychedelic electronica soundtrack for the 1902 French silent film that was also the focal point of the movie Hugo.  It…

Air’s Safari to the Moon.

The Echoes March CD of the Month: Air’s Le Voyage Dans La Lune Hear Air’s  Le Voyage Dans La Lune   featured on Echoes Monday March 5 The duo called Air is one the most influential acts to come out of France since Jean-Michel Jarre in the early 1970s.  Their debut album, Moon Safari is an…

Guitar Scientist: Forastiere’s From 1 to 8

Pino Forastiere Gives a Guitar class From 1 to 8 with Echoes February CD of the Month Hear Forastiere‘s  From 1 to 8  featured on Echoes Monday February 6 Most instrumental  musicians name their songs after they’re written, but on his new CD, From 1 to 8, Italian guitarist Pino Forastiere skips that exercise entirely.…

On the Road Scapes & Morningscapes from TIno Izzo

Echoes January CD of the Month Tino Izzo’s Morning Scapes Hear an interview with Tino Izzo this weekend 3/24 & 3/25/2012 on Echoes. Tino Izzo is a musician you may not know but you’ve probably heard his work over the last two decades because he’s recorded with popular artists like Celine Dion.  But those sounds …

Darshan Ambient: December CD of the Month

It’s a Spacey December with Darshan Ambient’s Dream in Blue You can hear an interview with Darshan Ambient tonight 3/15/2012 on Echoes. You can’t go wrong with Miles Davis as an influence but you can go wrong paying tribute to the jazz giant with fawning recreations or banal interpretations.  Michael Allison, recording as Darshan Ambient,…

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud & Johanna and the Dusty Floor.

From Symphonic Guitar Distortion to Ethereal Songs. We’re offering two CDs as bonuses to new members of the Echoes CD of the Month Club.  Either of them could’ve been club selections themselves. EVERY SILVER LINING HAS A CLOUD An echo of  Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”  theme with spoken word is a deceptive opening to this deeply…

Patrick O’Hearn Transitions Echoes CD of the Month.

Echoes Icon Patrick O’Hearn returns with Transitions, The Echoes CD of the Month for October From the opening notes of “Reaching Land,”  an echoing piano against a delayed pulse, it’s obvious that Transitions is a Patrick O’Hearn album.  It brings up memories of CDs like Indigo and Metaphor with its dark melancholy, hushed lyricism  and synth…

Surrender to Jeff Oster’s September CD of the Month.

Hear Jeff Oster interviewed tonight 02/01/2012 on Echoes.  It’s Ambient Electronica Lounge Sounds from Horn Player Jeff Oster As Echoes September CD of the Month Until recently, you didn’t hear much trumpet outside of jazz in contemporary music. There’s Jon Hassell, Mark Isham and you’re pretty much done.  But lately there’s been a cavalcade of…