Category: Program Highlights

Echoes Top 25 for February: Erik Scott Tops List

Erik Scott‘s ambient bass album, Other Planets,  tops Echoes Top 25 List for February.  It was our February CD of the Month and if you happened to miss the many times we played it, you can catch up with our review. The Top 25 this month proves to be a more balanced affair than recent…

Echoes Top 25 for January ’09: Kaya Project Tops

Kaya Project Tops our January Top 25. Kaya Project makes it’s way to the top, no surprise since it was our Echoes CD of the Month for January.   Kaya Project’s Seb Taylor actually gets a double hit since his Hibernation album,  Some Things Never Change, also made the list.  But Kaya Project points to a…

Echoes Top 25 for December

We’re a little late, but here’s the Echoes Top 25 for this past December. Perhaps surprisingly, only one seasonal title on there, Loreena McKennitt’s A Midwinter Night’s Dream, although a couple of our Sonic Seasonings performers, including Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter and Sumner McKane ranked high. New additions include some great electronica albums by Motionfield,…

Best of Echoes 2008 Listener Poll Results

The Best of Echoes 2008 Listener Poll is over and the results are in. You can hear them tonight on Echoes and you can see them below. Bombay Dub Orchestra’s 3 Cities, the November Echoes CD of the Month topped the poll and it led a list of eclectic music from across the Echoes spectrum.…

25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2008

Digitonal Tops the 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 2008 Here are the CDs we thought were essential for the year as judged by me (John Diliberto) and the Echoes staff. It’s not based on the most played CD, CDs of the month or any other “objective” criteria. These are the CDs, out of the 2000+…

John Diliberto’s Top Ten Songs for 2008: Alu to Gnarls Barkley

When WXPN, our Philadelphia Echoes affiliate, asked me to submit my Top Ten Albums and songs list, Program Director Bruce Warren said “send us your top ten albums and songs (if you have songs).” I knew what he meant by that parenthetical on a couple of levels. On Echoes, we usually don’t play songs, right?…

Echoes Top 25 for November: Bombay Dub Tops

World music fusions bookend the Echoes Top 25 for November as electronic artists and acoustic revisionists dominate the list.  Bombay Dub Orchestra, our November CD of the Month, tops the list, (read a full review)  followed closely by the independent release from Vic Hennegan, Aqua Vista his homage to space music.  You can find out…

John Diliberto’s Top 10 CDs for 2008

From Digitonal to the Dandy Warhols, John Diliberto’s Top Ten CDs for 2008. While you’re pondering the Echoes 2008 Listener Poll, I’ve already been solicited for a few year-end lists. I usually give a different list to different outlets. My (uncredited) Amazon.com list is pretty strictly New Age and limited to  titles that are actually on…

Brian Eno on This I Believe

Brian Eno Essay to air on NPR’s This I Believe From NPR Promo: This week, This I Believe features an essay by British musician and record producer Brian Eno. He says singing together in a group is good for the mind,body, spirit and community. “I believe it builds character and, more than anything else, it…