Tag: echoes

Echoes Top 25 for October: Ambient continues to roll

This month’s Echoes Top 25 continues the roll of ambient music, especially in the Top 10.   Sumner McKane‘s What A Great Place to Be is number one by dint of being the Echoes CD of the Month for October, but even without that honor and extra airplay it entails, it was already #4 the previous…

Echo Location: Bombay Dub Orchestra

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081029.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA journey into exotica with Bombay Dub Orchestra You can hear an audio version of this blog with music. East-west fusions have been going on since at least the early 1960s when Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar sat down with musicians like jazz saxophonist Bud Shank and…

The Real Story behind Vangelis

From the Vangelis list, I came across an alternative history of the Greek composer who scored Chariots of Fire and Bladerunner.  It’s in the Uncyclopedia.   I’m probably the last person on the planet to discover this take-off site on Wikipedia.  The Vangelis entry scores a direct hit on the enigmatic composer who is praised as…

Echo Location: Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSuzanne Teng & Mystic Journey play live on Echoes,  Weds, 10/15/08 You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music. If you were among the 15 million or so viewers who watched the finale of Survivor: China, you may have caught Suzanne Teng fronting…

Brian Eno’s iPhone Music

Ever an artist on the bleeding edge, Brian Eno, along with collaborator Peter Chilvers has created a music making program for the iPhone.  It’s called Bloom. Bloom runs in two different modes: Listen, which plays an interactive generative composition, and Create, in which you create each note that plays in real time. Each tap of…

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: Android | 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…

Echoes Top 25 for September-Ambient Leads the Way

Digitonal tops the Echoes Top 25 for September, and will no doubt be near the top for the next several months. But right behind is Marconi Union, topping their own record as the highest placing digital download recording on Echoes. October’s CD of the Month, Sumner McKane’s nostalgia-tinged ambient americana masterpiece, What A Great Place…