Tag: CD of the Month

Darshan Ambient: December CD of the Month

It’s a Spacey December with Darshan Ambient’s Dream in Blue You can hear an interview with Darshan Ambient tonight 3/15/2012 on Echoes. You can’t go wrong with Miles Davis as an influence but you can go wrong paying tribute to the jazz giant with fawning recreations or banal interpretations.  Michael Allison, recording as Darshan Ambient,…

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud & Johanna and the Dusty Floor.

From Symphonic Guitar Distortion to Ethereal Songs. We’re offering two CDs as bonuses to new members of the Echoes CD of the Month Club.  Either of them could’ve been club selections themselves. EVERY SILVER LINING HAS A CLOUD An echo of  Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”  theme with spoken word is a deceptive opening to this deeply…

Surrender to Jeff Oster’s September CD of the Month.

Hear Jeff Oster interviewed tonight 02/01/2012 on Echoes.  It’s Ambient Electronica Lounge Sounds from Horn Player Jeff Oster As Echoes September CD of the Month Until recently, you didn’t hear much trumpet outside of jazz in contemporary music. There’s Jon Hassell, Mark Isham and you’re pretty much done.  But lately there’s been a cavalcade of…

Ambient Celtic Music Echoes July CD of the Month.

Secret Garden’s Fionnuala Sherry Takes Tradition Ambient on Songs From Before On her solo debut album, Fionnuala Sherry tackles the old chestnut melodies of her Irish home, but Songs from Before is far from a traditional album.  Instead, Sherry has reimagined these songs, pulling them out of an Irish mist, coaxing them slowly from the…

Destroyed by Moby: Echoes May CD of the Month.

Moby’s Destroyed is the Echoes May CD of the Month ***Hear interview with Moby tonight & tomorrow night on Echoes, June 13 & 14 and this weekend, June 18 & 20*** With Destroyed and his previous CD, Wait for Me, Moby has moved from an iconic electronic trendsetter to a singer-songwriter exploring personal stories with…

Echoes January CD of the Month Agnes Obel – Philharmonics.

Minimalist songs of melancholy from Denmark with Echoes January CD of the Month Agnes Obel – Philharmonics Hear Agnes Obel playing live on Echoes Friday 10/07/11 From the first nursery rhyme piano solo, “Falling, Catching” to the last breathy vocal of “On Powdered Ground,” Agnes Obel’s debut album, Philharmonics,  has captured my melancholy midwinter mood…

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…

August CD of the Month-Matthew Schoening’s Elements

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-MatthewSchoening.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA Definitive Album of Looping Cello from Matthew Schoening We get inundated by looping cellists at Echoes.  For some reason, players of the most soulful of orchestral instruments have a predilection for hearing their own sound refracted in looping mirrors and digital delays. For Matthew Schoening‘s…

Echoes July CD of the Month: Carmen Rizzo’s Looking Through Leaves.

Studio savant Carmen Rizzo crafts an album of electro-dream pop:  Looking Through Leaves You’ve heard Carmen Rizzo a lot on Echoes, you probably just didn’t realize it.  He’s a member of the Persian fusion group, Niyaz, produced Israeli singer Inbar Bakal and collaborated with the Tuvan throat singing group, Huun-Huur-Tu.  He’s also a producer, programmer…

Erik Wollo’s Gateway Echoes CD of the Month for June.

Veteran Norwegian Composer places 4th Echoes CD of the Month. Erik Wollo is an architect of ambience, a poet of electronic landscapes.  Employing “cinematic” as an adjective for this music is a tiresome cliche, and it’s been applied to everything Wollo has recorded.  Yet, on his latest CD, Gateway, There’s no denying the way his…