Category: Program Highlights

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: 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 among our…

Echo Location: Ottmar Liebert’s The Scent of Light-Echoes August CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080730.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSNouveau Flamenco creator goes wide-screen on The Scent of Light (You can hear an audio version of this Echo Location with music.) Ottmar Liebert would be the last person to call his music straight-up flamenco. His rhythmic strumming interspersed with intricate finger picking and Spanish rhythms comes from that…

Ambient Chamber Music Reigns on Echoes Top 25 for June

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080528.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSAmbient Chamber music dominates top airplay at Echoes in June. We’ve been tracking ambient chamber music since the beginning of Echoes when it was mostly Tim Story, David Darling and Kevin Keller, but the subgenre has exploded, in an ambient chamber music way, that is, gently and without…

The 2007 Best of Echoes Poll

The 2007 Echoes Listener Poll 1 Loreena McKennitt – An Ancient Muse 2 Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble – New Impossibilities 3 David Arkenstone  – Myths and Legends 4 Patrick O’Hearn – Glaciation 5 Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale – Breathing Under Water 6 Loreena McKennitt – Nights from the Alhambra 7 Lisa…

John Diliberto’s Ten Essential CDs for 2007

John Diliberto’s Top Ten for 2007 You’ve already seen and heard the Echoes 2007 Listener Poll, voted on by listeners and perhaps too many fan club members. And you’ll be seeing the 25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2007, a list of the favorite Echoes CDs voted on by Kimberly Haas, Jeff Towne, and me. Like…

The 2007 Best of Echoes Poll Opens

I bet many of you don’t care much about polls. Good music is good music. Music you like is the music you like. You probably don’t need to know what thousands of other people think to form your own opinion and tastes. But polls do serve a real function in a community. They’re effective for…

Scott Huckabay-A child of Hendrix, a brother of Hedges

Scott Huckabay came into the Echoes Living Room today. He was last on the show in 1998, although we’ve played his music regularly ever since. Scott Huckabay is a combination of an acoustic, finger style player who dips his already formidable technique into an array of stomp boxes, delays, loops, harmonizers and octave shifters. Think…

Klaus Schulze turns 60

A pioneer of the electronic frontier officially hits old age. It may not have sounded like it much in the last 15 or so years, but Klaus Schulze was part of the original genesis of Echoes. The albums he recorded in the 1970s and early 80s reside at the core of music experiences for myself…

Best of Echoes 2006 Listener Poll Results

The Best of Echoes 2006 Listener Poll is over and the results are in. The Listener’s Favorite 25 CDs of 2006 1 Lanterna -Desert Ocean 2 Bluetech – Sines and Singularities 3 Al Di Meola – Consequence of Chaos 4 Enigma – A Posteriori 5 Bombay Dub Orchestra – Bombay Dub Orchestra 6 Ah-Nee-Mah  -Ancient…