Tag: Brian Eno

Brian Eno’s Stormy Seas.

Echoes’ #1 Icon, Brian Eno Holds a Dark  Tiller on Small Craft on a Milk Sea German bands like Neu!, Harmonia, and Cluster have been getting a lot of attention lately, constantly named-dropped as influences on younger bands.   Of course, almost no one knew about these artists back in the 70s when they laid down…

5 Essential Steve Roach CDs

The #2 Icon of Echoes and His 5 Essential CDs Steve Roach has s released nearly 50 solos albums and just as many collaborations, so narrowing his  output down to 5 CDs is daunting. So I have limited myself to pure Steve Roach solo albums, leaving behind great works with his Suspended Memories group and…

New Eno & U2 Song

This in from Nervenet.com The just recently released special edition box set of the U2 concert registration ” 360 degrees at the Rose Bowl”  contains a 7 inch vinyl single which  is a new Eno produced U2 song.  It’s titled  “Soon” and runs for only about 2 minutes ( on both sides) The liner notes…

5 Essential Harold Budd CDs.

Silence Required: The Best of Harold Budd, an Icon of Echoes. Harold Budd is a romantic with a classicist’s soul and an experimenter’s openness to chance. He’s never opted for the obvious ploys for the heartstrings.  Instead, Budd explores the geometry of passion, the calculus of love and the shadows of memories.   Harold has been…

Helpling & Jenkins-The Crossing: Echoes September CD of the Month.

Cinematic music in search of an epic film. The summer of 2010 may not be remembered for many great movies, (Inception notwithstanding), but David Helpling and Jon Jenkins have brought us a great soundtrack.  It’s just that movie will be in your imagination.  Mixing keyboards, guitars and programming, their latest CD, The Crossing states its…

Native Flutes in Space: Scott August

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20100407.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSScott August Takes the Desert Southwest into Space You can hear an audio podcast of this blog with Scott August’s music In the 1980s, Scott August was looking for an outlet for his instrumental music when he got advice from another musician. Scott August:  I happened…

Ludovico Einaudi’s Nightbook, Echoes March CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20100224.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLudovico Einaudi’s Tales from the Nightbook You can hear a podcast of this review with Ludovico Einaudi’s music. Pianist Ludovico Einaudi is a different kind of classical composer.  He’s a student of the avant-garde and the rich classical tradition of his native Italy.  But the 54…

20 Icons of Echoes: Listener Poll

The Listeners Have Spoken with their 20 Favorite Echoes Artists. The results are in from our 20th Anniversary Listener Poll and we’ve got your 20 favorite Echoes artists for 20 years of Echoes. The list skews heavily towards older acts.  Of the 20 artists, only four began recording during the Echoes years.  Moby and Mark…

Harold Budd & Clive Wright Interview

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-BuddWright.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Harold Budd & Clive Wright: Strangers in the Ambient Night You can get the Podcast of this interview with music here. Clive Wright and Harold Budd couldn’t be more different. Born in 1936, Harold Budd is elegant, and thoughtful. He looks like he just got…

Brian Eno Makes 2nd Apollo Moon Landing

Brian Eno Relaunches Apollo, Live. Brian Eno has been extremely busy lately. When he’s not producing U2, Coldplay or some other pop phenom, he’s been staging multi-day festivals in Sydney and now he’s relaunching Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Apollo is an ionic Eno release, full of atmosphere, never-ending melodies and shimmering lap steel guitar. Originally…