Category: Program Highlights

Echoes Top 25 for October: Ambient continues to roll

This month’s Echoes Top 25 continues the roll of ambient music, especially in the Top 10.   Sumner McKane‘s What A Great Place to Be is number one by dint of being the Echoes CD of the Month for October, but even without that honor and extra airplay it entails, it was already #4 the previous…

Echo Location: Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSuzanne Teng & Mystic Journey play live on Echoes,  Weds, 10/15/08 You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music. If you were among the 15 million or so viewers who watched the finale of Survivor: China, you may have caught Suzanne Teng fronting…

Echo Location: Fernwood’s Americana World Chamber Music

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081008.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA progressive rock guitar warrior unplugs when Djam Karet’s Gayle Ellett journeys to Fernwood. (You can hear an audio version of this blog with music.) In an era of computer generated music where even the most folky, downhome pop song is electronically manipulated, a band called…

Echoes Top 25 for September-Ambient Leads the Way

Digitonal tops the Echoes Top 25 for September, and will no doubt be near the top for the next several months. But right behind is Marconi Union, topping their own record as the highest placing digital download recording on Echoes. October’s CD of the Month, Sumner McKane’s nostalgia-tinged ambient americana masterpiece, What A Great Place…

General Fuzz: Ambient Chamber Trip-hop, for Free

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.generalfuzz.net/echoes/interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJames Kirsch is a classically trained pianist who decided to plug in. For the last few years he’s been releasing albums that have down-tempo moods and jazzy improvisations under the name of General Fuzz. Kirsch is part of an eclectic generation of electronic musicians who might…

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

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

Echoes Top 25 for July: Marconi Union first Download recording to crack Top 5

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080730.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAmbient chamber music still dominates the Echoes Top 25 for August, but for the first time, a download only album cracks the the Echoes Top 5. That CD is the purely ambient A Lost Connection by Marconi Union. Their album, Distance, from 3 years ago was…