Category: Program Highlights

Hooverphonic on Echoes Podcast

Hear Hooverphonic Interviewed in the Echoes Podcast. Hooverphonic is a band that’s been at the borders of popularity for the last 15 years or so.  They’ve actually had several hits in Europe and you might’ve heard their music in movies like Stealing Beauty and on TV ads for Volkswagen and Motorola.  This Belgian group started…

An Echoes Summer Solstice

It’s the longest day of the year and Echoes has the music to welcome in summer. We trip the sunlight fantastic on an Echoes Summer Solstice Soundscape.  We’ll hear music with the sun in it’s eyes and flowers in it’s hair.  It’s not the summer of love, but you might think so with an Echoes…

New Music: The Boards of Canada & Sigur Rós

New music by downtempo electronic denizens, The Boards of Canada, from their highly anticipated and hyped Tomorrow’s Harvest, and the latest by Sigur Rós off their new album Kveikur (Candlewick). Below, watch Sigur Rós’ “Hoppipolla” from their 2005 album, Takk. John Diliberto (((echoes))) Sign up for Echoes CD of the Month Club. With the Echoes…

Sigur Ros Live From Dresden.

Sigur Rós will be playing a live performance of their new CD Kveikur on-line today from Dresden.  It will take place at 2:50 PM ET.  Judging from reports of their recent tour and their intense performance on Jay Leno a few weeks ago, it should be wild.  It’s also supposed to have a surround camera…

Hooverphonic on Echoes

Tonight on Echoes we talk to Hooverphonic, the Belgian band that traffics in haunting dream-pop, grooving trip-hop and John Barry-inspired songs that sound like they stepped right out of a James Bond film circa 1965.  They have a new CD out called The Night Before.  It’s been out in Europe for two years but is…

Ludovico Einaudi Live on Echoes

Acclaimed Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi comes to Echoes with his electro-acoustic ensemble and plays the sometimes haunting, sometimes exuberant themes of his latest album, In A Time Lapse. Below, watch Ludovico Einaudi’s live performance of “Divenire” from his 2008 CD, Divenire. Read a review of Ludovico Einaudi’s In A Time Lapse, Echoes March CD of…

Underworld’s Karl Hyde & Leo Abrahams in Echoes Podcast.

Hear Karl Hyde & Leo Abrahams talk about Edgeland in Echoes Podcast. In the 1980s, Rick Smith and Karl Hyde got together in a band called Freur and then formed the influential electronic dance group Underworld.  They’ve been musically inseparable until recently.  Rick Smith scored the soundtrack for Trance and Karl Hyde released his solo…

New Music: Stephen DeRuby and Daft Punk

Tonight on Echoes, new music from world flute player Stephen DeRuby, whose new album is called Awakening. DeRuby plays all kinds of world flutes and sets them in dreamy landscapes. We’ll also hear from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. It’s a dance album but even dancers have to chill and we’ll hear one of the…

Seven Saturdays Echoes Podcast

Hear the Echoes Interview with Seven Saturdays in the Echoes Podcast What do you do when you’ve been weened on Brian Eno, Zero 7 and Pink Floyd, but you’re only in your mid-30s?  There’s a good chance you might make music like Seven Saturdays.  That’s the recording project from Jonathan D. Haskell who began making…

Northern Lights – The Chilled Sound of Scandinavia.

Echoes explores the chilled world of music from Scandinavia with electronic sounds from Norway, dream pop from Denmark, downtempo electronics from Sweden and ambient chamber music from Iceland. Iceland’s Ólafur Arnalds and Sigur Ros; Denmark’s  Agnes Obel and Manual, Norway’s Terje Rypdal and Green Isac; Sweden’s Solar Fields and more.  Turn out the lights.  The…