Tag: Hammock

October 2015 CD of the Month – Slow Meadow

We open fall with an autumnal CD of the Month, the debut album by Slow Meadow. Slow Meadow is Matt Kidd who previously made music as Aural Method. With the guidance of the post-rock band Hammock, Slow Meadow creates a serene expanse of elongated melodies and deep textures. This is music that owes as much to Arvo Pärt as Brian Eno.

12 Months of Echoes CD Picks

A Look Back at CD of the Month Picks for 2014Tonight on Echoes we look back at our 12 CD of the Month selections.  We’ll be playing two tracks from each spread out over the two hours of Echoes tonight.  Here they all are with links to their reviews, tracks and videos. January: Hammock Oblivion…

From Oblivion to Euphoria in Echoes Top 25

Two Takes on Modern Guitar Lead Echoes Top 25 for January. You couldn’t get much different than the two guitar sounds at one & two in the Echoes Top 25.  You’ve got the ambient guitar orchestrations of Hammock’s Oblivion Hymns, the Echoes CD of the Month for January followed at number 2 by E4 (Instrumental) …

Hammock From Abyss to Revelation.

In a world of dance beats, rapid fire sequences and songs devolving into little more than hooks, Hammock takes a deeper, darker more textured approach.  They are the Mark Rothko of ambient music with sheets of sound shifting beneath each other like tectonic plates, but with the hint of melody and the feel of spirits…

The Echoes Discovery of 2013: Mree

Hear Mree interviewed on Echoes tonight. Technically, Mree isn’t a new artist.  She released her debut album, Glow,  in 2011 when she was all of 17 years old.  But it’s her sophomore release, Winterwell, that revealed an artist of intoxicating depth and studio virtuosity.    Mree is not your typical singer song-writer.  Even though she started…

25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2013

Some years are better than others and 2013 was much better than most.  Right now, you can Vote in the Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll.   But, this list is different.  This is compiled by the brain trust of Echoes.  These are the CDs we played on the show in 2013 that we thought represented…

Echoes November Top 25

Moby’s not that innocent, but Innocents leads the Echoes Top 25 for November. Haven’t voted in the Best of Echoes 2013 Poll yet?  You could do worse than any 10 CDs from November’s Top 25.  Of course, Moby’s CD of the Month, Innocents leads the way, and just 3 away from the top is December’s…