Category: CD of the Month

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/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20100127.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 20 years. …

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

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091230.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 an androgynous…

From Country to Cosmic: Michael Spriggs’ Neurasenia-Echoes December CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 Spriggs is…

Echoes CD of the Month: Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy’s Frio Suite

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/podcasts/JohnsonKeaggyEL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 Celtic and…

Echoes September CD of the Month: Fernwood’s Sangita

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090902.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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, Gayle Ellett…

Echoes August CD of the Month: Chris Bocast and MJCatalin’s Stratagem

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090729.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 with rock…

Echo Location: Moby’s Wait for Me-July CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090701.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSMoby releases his best album in a decade, and it’s the July Echoes CD of the Month It’s been ten years since Moby put out his multi-platinum selling album, Play. it became ubiquitous in films, TV, and commercials.   You’ll hear echoes of Play in Moby’s new album, Wait…

Echo Location: Leo Abrahams May CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090429.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSA Brian Eno accomplice looks to the pastoral past on The Grape and the Grain. You can hear an audio version of this blog with Leo Abrahams’ music here. Leo Abrahams is one of those musicians, you may not know, but you have heard him.  He’s performed with…

Echoes September CD of the Month: Digitonal-Save Your Light For Darker Days

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080827.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 Save Your…