Tag: electronic

Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius.

It’s A Meeting of an 80s’s Rocker and 70′ Electronic Pioneer. Tonight on Echoes, Cluster‘s (or Qluster) Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Lloyd Cole talk about their electronic collaboration. In alternative rock circles, German bands from the 1980s are considered pioneers of sound.  Kraftwerk, Can, Neu, Harmonia and Cluster are consistently name-checked by everyone from David Bowie…

Electronics Retro & New on Echoes Top 25

Electronic Anthologies Top the Echoes Top 25 for January I can’t recall a time when two collections headed up our monthly Top 25 list, but it happened this month with a pair of predominantly electronic anthologies.   The Ambient Zone, the Echoes CD of the Month for November is in at #1.  This CD of melodic…

Marconi Union Live.

The English ambient band called Marconi Union played their first live performance ever in an Echoes Living Room Concert back in 2006 in The Fortress in London.  There have been scant few performances since, but now they’ve recorded a live session for a film called The Redwall Sessions with an additional member on drums, rounding…

Enter The Ambient Zone – Echoes January CD of the Month

The Ambient Zone – Just Music Café Volume 4 starts 2013 on a  serene note Within the electronic folds and acoustic shifts of The Ambient Zone – Just Music Café Volume 4, is a sound world that’s both exploratory and serene. Just Music is the UK label whose impeccable roster ranges from deep ambient artists…

Bryan Carrigan Washes Electronic Windows.

Bryan Carrigan Completes a Trilogy of Electronic CDs with Windows. Bryan Carrigan has been a journeyman musician, working behind the scenes on Hollywood films.  but in 2011, he began releasing his own music and he’s put out three CDs in the last year of his inventive and often ebullient compositions.  But towards the end of…

Echoes Top 25 for July: Marconi Calling.

ECHOES TOP 25 FOR JULY MARCONI UNION TRANSMITS TO THE TOP Marconi Union – Different Colours (Just Music) Icebreaker – Apollo (Cantaloupe) Todd Boston – Touched by the Sun (Gita Records) Abalye Cissoko and Volker Goetze – Amanke Dionti (Motema) Raygun Ballet – World That Wasn’t (Raygun Ballet) Wall Matthews – The Dreaming Light (Wall Matthews)…

Lefsetz claims electronic music Next Big Thing.

For those who don’t know, Bob Lefsetz is a music crank who has gotten a voluminous amount of attention lately for his blogged rants on music and the music industry.  He’s even a speaker at the NON-Commvention this year in Philadelphia.  I subscribe to his newsletter and got this one today with the subject line:…

A Treasure Trove of Electronic Music Journalism

Those of you who are old enough might remember Synapse magazine.  When electronic music represented the brave new frontier of sound, Synapse was the leading source documenting this movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Zappa, Eno, Fripp, Stockhausen, Devo and other artists famous enough to be referred to only by their surnames, adorned…

Air Rises to Top of Echoes Top 25

Le Voyage Dans La Lune Lands in the Echoes Top 25 It was a trippy month in March in more ways than one, but none more so than Air’s Le Voyage Dans La Lune, their retro-psychedelic electronica soundtrack for the 1902 French silent film that was also the focal point of the movie Hugo.  It…

Harold Budd Tribute

The OKTAF RECORDS label is putting out what looks to be a very promising tribute album to Harold Budd with people like Biosphere, Marsen Jules,  and several artists I’m less familiar with. Here’s the Press Release: With “Lost In The Humming Air – Music inspired by Harold Budd” oktaf records announces an amazing collection of…