Tag: Echo Location

Echo Location: Fernwood’s Americana World Chamber Music

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081008.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSA progressive rock guitar warrior unplugs when Djam Karet’s Gayle Ellett journeys to Fernwood. (You can hear an audio version of this blog with music.) In an era of computer generated music where even the most folky, downhome pop song is electronically manipulated, a band called Fernwood wants…

Echo Location: Ludovico Einaudi’s Ambient Chamber Music

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080917.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSLudovico Einaudi orchestrates new refinements in ambient chamber music. You can also hear an Audio version of this blog, with music. Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi heeds a dictum of ambient chamber music pioneer, Harold Budd. He declared that he wanted to hear music that’s so beautiful it hurts.…

Echo Location: Ronn McFarlane’s 21st Century Lute

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080903.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIt’s not your ancient Renaissance lute anymore when Ronn McFarlane creates new music for an ancient instrument. (You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music.) In 2006, Sting put out an album of tunes by 16th century composer John Dowland called Songs from the Labyrinth.…

Echo Location: Marconi Union’s A Lost Connection

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080813.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSI know, I just mentioned Marconi Union in a blog last week, but I decided to feature them in an Echo Location, Soundings for New Music, an Echoes feature heard on WXPN-FM, 88.5, in Philadelphia/Lancaster/Harrisburg. An audio version of this Echo Location with music can also be heard.…

Echo Location: Ozric Tentacles

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080806.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe program director of an Echoes affiliate asked, “Are those guys still around?”  But Ozric Tentacles are still taking trips to the center of your mind. (You can hear an audio version of this Echo Location, with music.) Guitarist Ed Wynne was only born in 1961, but he…

Echo Location: Ottmar Liebert’s The Scent of Light-Echoes August CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080730.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSNouveau Flamenco creator goes wide-screen on The Scent of Light (You can hear an audio version of this Echo Location with music.) Ottmar Liebert would be the last person to call his music straight-up flamenco. His rhythmic strumming interspersed with intricate finger picking and Spanish rhythms comes from that…

Echo Location: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080723.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe Penguin Cafe Orchestra along with Harold Budd, virtually created the Ambient Chamber Music genre. Their CDs have just been re-released. In this Echo Location we return to a 1988 interview with PCO founder, the late-Simon Jeffes. You can hear an audio version of this blog with music…

An Echo Location: Alu’s Cosmic Cabaret

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080716.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe latest singer to carry the torch of Kate Bush into new terrain is named Alu [You can also hear an Audio Version of this Blog, with Alu’s music] Ziggy Stardust came from Mars, Sun Ra came from Saturn.  Alu isn’t from another planet, but sometimes she wants…

Echo Location: Tangled up in Strings-California Guitar Trio & David Pritchard

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080709.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe California Guitar Trio and David Pritchard are acoustic fingerstyle players who aren’t taking the lonley solo route. You can also hear an Audio version of this Echo Location, with music. If you think one acoustic guitar is good, there are some musicians who think 2, 3 or 4…