Category: Program Highlights

New music from Damien Jurado

Coming up on Echoes are new music by Linnea Olsson. She’s a singing Swedish cellist who has played with singer Ane Brun.  She’s got her own album out called Ah!.  We also have new music by singer Damien Jurado and his album, “Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son.” It’s coming up today on Echoes. John…

Juliette Commagere Talks about Being Human

I’ve been enchanted by the voice of Juliette Commagere since I heard her singing on a Ry Cooder record, Chavez Ravine. “Gold, the track she sang on Love on A Real Train’s debut last year was one of our favorite cuts.  Juliette recently released her third solo album, Human.  It’s a beautiful and introspective electronic…

Echoes Goes to the Darkside

Hear an Interview with Darkside Tonight on Echoes. This past October I got to see the band Darkside at the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.  They played before an impressively large audience in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, considering they only had one album out, Psychic.  They’re a band that favors shadows, standing in twin cones…

Start at Zero: Matt Borghi & Michael Teager on Echoes

These days in contemporary music, most musicians don’t leave much to chance when they play live. They either adhere to note-for-note recreations of their recorded work or they just have it all in a computer, hit play and have a perfect, if frozen performance.  Ambient guitarist Matt Borghi and saxophonist Michael Teager don’t work that…

Shambhu Brings Windham Hill Sound to Echoes Tonight

Guitarist Shambhu Plays Live on Echoes Tonight. Windham Hill Records hasn’t been around for many years, but their influence remains strong.  Today, we’ll hear from another guitar player whose music was shaped by the recordings of Will Ackerman and Alex De Grassi.  Shambhu is one of those musicians. In fact, Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman…

Hammock From Abyss to Revelation.

In a world of dance beats, rapid fire sequences and songs devolving into little more than hooks, Hammock takes a deeper, darker more textured approach.  They are the Mark Rothko of ambient music with sheets of sound shifting beneath each other like tectonic plates, but with the hint of melody and the feel of spirits…

Pure Bathing Culture in Echoes Podcast

Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture Talks Art-Rock, Jazz and Dream-pop in the Echoes Podcast. Whatever you call them, don’t call them Dream Pop.   But if you do, you’ll hear a sound to which most dream pop bands could aspire with Pure Bathing Culture.  They are a duo of singer and keyboardist Sarah Versprille and guitarist Daniel Hindman…

2013 Rewind: Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll

Start 2014 Off Right with a Reprise Broadcast of The Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll Results tonight 01/01/2014 What do you get when you take a contemporary avant-garde composer, psychedelic folkies, Indian sitarists and Japanese electronic musicians.  Apparently you get the soundscape of Echoes or at least the music listeners thought was the best…

John Diliberto’s Top 10 CDs 2013

This was one of the hardest lists ever to compile.  It’s different from 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 2013, which is our picks of the best music played on Echoes.  And it’s also different from The Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll results.   These are my picks from all the music I heard in what…

The Echoes Discovery of 2013: Mree

Hear Mree interviewed on Echoes tonight. Technically, Mree isn’t a new artist.  She released her debut album, Glow,  in 2011 when she was all of 17 years old.  But it’s her sophomore release, Winterwell, that revealed an artist of intoxicating depth and studio virtuosity.    Mree is not your typical singer song-writer.  Even though she started…