Tag: Brian Eno

Go to Edgeland with Underworld’s Karl Hyde & Leo Abrahams.

Hear Karl Hyde & Leo Abrahams talk about Edgeland in Echoes Tonight. In the 1980s, Rick Smith and Karl Hyde got together in a band called Freur and then formed the influential electronic dance group Underworld.  They’ve been musically inseparable until recently.  Rick Smith scored the soundtrack for Trance and Karl Hyde released his solo…

Underworld’s Karl Hyde & Leo Abrahams in Echoes Podcast.

Hear Karl Hyde & Leo Abrahams talk about Edgeland in Echoes Podcast. In the 1980s, Rick Smith and Karl Hyde got together in a band called Freur and then formed the influential electronic dance group Underworld.  They’ve been musically inseparable until recently.  Rick Smith scored the soundtrack for Trance and Karl Hyde released his solo…

Two Epic Birthdays: Mike Oldfield & Brian Eno.

Mike Oldfield & Brian Eno both share birthdays today.  Oldfield turns 60 and Eno turns 65.  Each artist has shaped the music we hear today.  Brian Eno has been the more prolific and expansive, working across genres and attaining massive popular success in each of the last 5 decades through his work with other artists…

Brian Eno Goes Towards the Light

No, Brian Eno didn’t die.  His new album is called Lux which is a measurement of light.   Due out in November, it’s some deep ambient music closer in style to Music for Airports than anything recent.  No music out yet, but….. The music is actually based on and installation he has at the Great…

Sshhhhhhh. John Cage at 100.

John Cage would’ve been 100 today.  He died in 1992, but his influence continues to echo through music.  Many of the musicians on Echoes still cite Cage as an inspiration.  As recently as yesterday on Echoes, Franco Falsini of Sensations Fix recalled hearing Cage in the early 1970s. John Cage had this concept, “I wanted to…

Neil Armstrong, Brian Eno, Icebreaker, Apollo.

Tonight on Echoes we’ll be airing an interview with Icebreaker and BJ Cole talking about their beautiful cover of Brian’s Eno’s 1983 collaboration with Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois,  Apollo-Atmospheres and Soundtracks.  Our show was recorded last Friday, making it to early too comment on the passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set…

It’s An Eno World: Roxy Retro and Documentary

Some interesting news in the Eno World.   They’ve just released a eluxe box set of all the Roxy Music studio CDS, The Complete Studio Recordings 1972 – 1982,  which gives us a chance anew to hear how groundbreaking this group was, especially on the first two albums and Avalon. But cooler than that is the Brian…

Echoes Top 25 for June

June & July CDs of the Month Top Echoes Top 25 for June It’s a little late, but here’s the  Echoes Top 25 for June.  These are based on spins and it’s notable that the number one and two selections were our June and July CDs of the Month,  Todd Boston’s impressive Touched by the…

A Treasure Trove of Electronic Music Journalism

Those of you who are old enough might remember Synapse magazine.  When electronic music represented the brave new frontier of sound, Synapse was the leading source documenting this movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Zappa, Eno, Fripp, Stockhausen, Devo and other artists famous enough to be referred to only by their surnames, adorned…