Tag: CD of the Month

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…

5 Essential Harold Budd CDs.

Five Essential Harold Budd CDs for Deep Listening of Pretty MusicSilence 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…

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: 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 Elements, it’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…

Hammock-Not Swinging, But Soaring

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20100428.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSHammock’s Chasing After Shadows… Living With Ghosts Echoes May CD of the Month You can hear an Audio version of this with Hammock’s music There are Hammocks you swing in.  They lull you into a hazy dream on a hot summer day.  Hammock the band might have the…

Under the Ylang Ylang Tree with Robert Rich

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20100331.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSRobert Rich’s YLANG:  Echoes CD of the Month for April The ylang ylang is a flowering tree from South Asia, and it provides the name for Robert Rich‘s latest album, Ylang.  Appropriately Robert Rich goes back to some of his roots but also expands them into new branches. …

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: 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 year-old pianist…

R. Carlos Nakai’s Dancing Into Silence Echoes Feb CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20100127.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSR. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman’s Southwestern Ambiences You can hear an audio version of this review with music from Dancing into Silence. R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman have made some of the most moving and provocative music of the last 20 years. …