Tag: CD of the Month

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. …

Robin Guthrie’s Carousel: Echoes Nov. CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091028.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS1980s Shoegaze Guitar Icon Unfolds an Instrumental Opus You can hear an Audio version of this blog with Robin Guthrie’s music. You can read a complete review of Carousel here. As a member of the legendary new wave band, the Cocteau Twins, Robin Guthrie established a guitar sound…

Echoes September CD of the Month: Fernwood’s Sangita

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090902.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSGlobal Americana Chamber Music You can hear an audio version of this blog, with Fernwood‘s music, here. Fernwood is the name of an acoustic band from southern California, but that’s about the only geographical data on this group that’s easy to nail down.  Consisting of  multi-instrumentalists, Gayle Ellett…

Echoes August CD of the Month: Chris Bocast and MJCatalin’s Stratagem

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090729.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS American guitarist Chris Bocast teams with Romanian electronic artist MJCatalin in meeting of ambient and progressive music You can hear an audio version of this blog with Chris Bocast & MJCatalin’s music here. Chris Bocast was all set to be a rockin’ guitarist.  He played with rock…

Echoes Top 25 for February: Erik Scott Tops List

Erik Scott‘s ambient bass album, Other Planets,  tops Echoes Top 25 List for February.  It was our February CD of the Month and if you happened to miss the many times we played it, you can catch up with our review. The Top 25 this month proves to be a more balanced affair than recent…

Echo Location: Kaya Project’s And So It Goes

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090107.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Global ecstacy in a digital world from Kaya Project You can hear an audio version of this blog with music. Echo Location: Kaya Project Seb Taylor started out as a Death Metal and Thrash guitarist, but you’d never know that from his many recording personas, among them,…