Category: Program Highlights

Echoes September CD of the Month: Fernwood’s Sangita

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/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 Top 25 for August: Bocast & MJCatalin top

Chris Bocast and MJCatalin‘s Stratagem Tops Echoes Top 25 for August. August was a bit of a strange month.  Deep Echoes listeners will have noted a lot of repeat shows as we took time to gear up for the fall and our 20th Anniversary. But great music did get played. Chris Bocast and MJCatalin‘s Stratagem…

The Five Best George Winston CDs

George Winston Then & Now George Winston is both loved and reviled. His impressionistic solo piano albums came to define the Windham Hill sound and he’s among the first musicians most people think of when you say, New Age.  Praised with five and four star reviews from Downbeat and Rolling Stone for his debut album, …

Acoustic Guitar Madness: Guitar Republic Wants You

Driving in this morning, I was thinking to myself that I was getting a little tired of the solo acoustic guitar thing.   But when I popped up Echoesspace today, I found a friend request from Guitar Republic that got the strings popping again.  They are a new Italian guitar supergroup doing the California Guitar Trio…

Echo Location: Qntal’s Medieval Electronica

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090805.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSQntal get’s Medieval on your ass with a heavenly voice and entrancing atmospheres. You can hear an audio version of this blog with Qntal’s music here. When you think about gothic rock, it’s usually images of post-punk bands like Peter Murphy, Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy that come…

Echoes Top 25 for July: Moby Tops

As is typical, our CD of the Month tops the  Echoes Top 25 for July with Moby’s entrancing, Wait for Me.  Look for the artist to bring this music to the concert stage in the Fall.  Tour Information here. But just beneath Moby is one of the prettier ambient chamber music albums of the year,…

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

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/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…

Echoes Top 25 for June: Tosca on Top

Tosca‘s No Hassle leads the Echoes Top 25 for June. Check down to number 16 for next months Top 25 winner. That will be Moby and Wait for Me, one of the most beautifully heartbreaking albums of the year. It’s the Echoes CD of the Month for July. A nice companion piece for Wait for…

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

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/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…