New music by Seamus Egan, the virtuoso multi-instrumentalist who has fronted the Celtic band Solas for decades and cellist Hans Christian goes darkly into ambient chamber music.
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Hans Christian in the Echoes Podcast
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Global string player Hans Christian takes us on a journey from classical to New Wave to New Age and a trip that includes Billy Idol, Rasa and more.
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Zone Music Awards Show
The Zone Music Awards is the only place that acknowledges New Age, Ambient, Electronic, Solo Piano and World Fusion, all in one place. We take a look at this years ceremony which took place on May 7 in New Orleans with artists like Jeff Oster, Paul Avgerinos, Eric Scott and many more.
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015-Echoes Program 1551C
While we’re in the midst of the 12 Days of Christmas, John Diliberto has 12 months of Echoes CD of the Month picks.
Cosmic Cello and Downtempo Dreams
Hans Christian was one half of the group Rasa with singer Kim Waters, but before that he was a solo artist mixing his cello with electronics and other exotica. He returns to solo form on a new CD called Hidden Treasures. It’s an album of lush orchestrations featuring his cello, the Indian sarangi and sitara,…
AMBIcon Full Concert Videos – Micus, Roach, Stearns
Videos for the full concerts of AMBIcon 2013 are currently up on youtube. You”ll find them all on the AMBICON youtube page. Here’s a bunch of them with Stephan Micus, Michael Stearns, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Jeff Pearce, Tim Story and Hans Christian. A rare confluence of ambient artists. I knew I was missing a…
Post-Rock Dominates Echoes Top 25 for October.
Hans Christian & Harry Manx’s You Are the Music of My Silence leads the Echoes Top 25 for October. Their dreamy Indian evocations, the Echoes CD of the Month for October, floats like a seagull above a roiling ocean of post & alt-rock bands in the Top Ten. Tycho, All India Radio, Balmorhea, Hammock, The…
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Eastern Moods for Echoes October CD of the Month
You can trace many movements in modern music back to The Beatles, and they are at the roots of Hans Christian and Harry Manx. Not The Beatles of “She Loves You,” but the eastern-influenced Beatles of “Tomorrow Never Knows” and especially “Within You Without You.” Musicians like the German-born Christian and English-born Manx were inspired…
Echoes Top 25 for January
Tino Izzo’s Morning Scapes Heads Up the Echoes Top 25 CDs for January. Tino Izzo’s Morning Scapes was an Echoes Top 25 CD even before it became the Echoes CD of the Month (read review and hear trax). It leads our January list as Echoes returned to a more normal mode after December’s holiday programming. …