Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of February 3-7, 2003. The dates
on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to
stations. Please check the program ID number to verify the
program if your station broadcasts the program on a different
day than it is distributed.
A PSYCHEDLIC ECHOES We turn on, tune in and trip out on the sound of the psychedelic
sixties. We break out the lava lamp and trip through a pastoral
brand of psychedelic music including the sounds of Pink Floyd,
Spirit, and The Jefferson Airplane. We'll also hear some of their
psychedelic heirs including Sigur Ros and The Future Sound of
London It's part of a hallucinatory flashback on a Psychedelic
Echoes CD of the Month for February:
Amethystium APHELION Fantasy music seems to be in the air these days and Amethystium
tunes into that spirit on his new CD, APHELION. Amethystium is
Norwegian keyboardist Oystein Ramfjord, who swirls electronica
designs ala Delirium with old analog sounds and contemporary loops,
forging a lush, imaginary orchestra that is the soundtrack you
wish you'd heard in Lord of the Rings. We feature as Echoes February
CD of the Month.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO & DAVID TANENBAUM
Peppino D'Agostino and David Tanenbaum are acoustic guitar
wizards who work their magic from opposite ends of the wand. Tanenbaum
is a classical virtuoso, playing nylon string guitar and specializing
in contemporary compositions. D'Agostino is a self-taught musician
from the Will Ackerman/Michael Hedges generation of folk-based
finger-style players. They got together recently on a CD called
CLASSIC/STEEL (Minestrone Music) that tries to bring their worlds
together. We hear these two Bay Area musicians trading contrapuntal
melodies and deft interchanges in this live performance.
BANCO DE GAIA-GLOBAL GROOVES In his home in the west of England, we visit Toby Marks, better
known by his recording persona, Banco de Gaia. Toby Marks has
always eschewed the term "ethno-techno", a genre that
he helped spawn despite his ambivalence. Banco de Gaia launched
a fusion of global music elements welded to kinetic rhythms and
electro-sync grooves that even eight years later, holds up to
extended listening. His 1995 album, LAST TRAIN TO LHASA (Six Degrees)
is a signpost of ambient and techno music. A collection of his
music BANCO DE GAIA: 10 YEARS (Six Degrees) was recently issued.
Toby Marks takes us back to the birth of Banco de Gaia in Birmingham's
Mega Dog and Whirly-gig raves up to the present.
MICHAEL HEWETT'S YOGA GROOVES Michael Hewett spends his days teaching yoga in Manhattan.
He's combined his yogic philosophy with music, playing finger
style acoustic guitar through digital delays and effects and wrapping
them in modern chamber arrangements with cello, bass and percussion.
Michael Hewett talks about putting some edge into yoga music on
his CD, BEING IN DREAMING (Dharma Moon).
Echoes Programs for the week of February 3-7, 2003
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes, please check with
your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
The playlists include start times that indicate the
approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
There are also links to purchase many of the CDs, clicking
the "buy-it" button will take you to an Amazon.com entry
with more information about the CD. If there is no "buy-it"
button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
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