Tag: John Diliberto

10 Best Vangelis CDs

In the 1970s and early 80s, Vangelis was synonymous with orchestral electronic music the way another Greek, Yanni, is synonymous with the New Age music.  Whether it’s his film soundtracks forChariots of Fire and Blade Runner, or his epic albums Albedo 0.39 and Voices, the sound of Vangelis has shaped much of Echoes‘ first 20…

Echo Location: Rhian Sheehan’s New Zealand Soundscapes

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090708.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNew Zealand composer Rhian Sheehan uses synthesizers and music boxes. You can hear an audio version of this blog, with Rhian Sheehan’s music, here. In the attic studio of his New Zealand home, just around the corner from where Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson…

Trippin’ Out to Saturn with the Sun Ra Arkestra

The Sun Ra Arkestra made a return to earth this past Wednesday night at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.  The sound was high-school-gym awful, the seating on the floor uncomfortable, the lighting harsh.  It didn’t matter.  The 21-piece Sun Ra Arkestra, led by alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, raised the spirits in a two…

Echo Location: Moby’s Wait for Me-July CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090701.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMoby releases his best album in a decade, and it’s the July Echoes CD of the Month It’s been ten years since Moby put out his multi-platinum selling album, Play. it became ubiquitous in films, TV, and commercials.   You’ll hear echoes of Play in Moby’s new…

NEARfest 09 Part 4-The Rest

NEARFEST 09-The Rest: Oblivion Sun, DFA, Trettioåriga Kriget, Beardfish Echoes‘ John Diliberto wraps up his Nearfest 09 Reviews In what turned out to be a very good Nearfest, I’ve already covered my favorite acts.  You can read about Gong and PFM, Steve Hillage and  Van Der Graaf Generator, and my faves of the festival, Cabeza…

NEARFEST 09 Pt.2: Gong and PFM

Someone is dancing in pajama robes and a wizards hat.  It must be Daevid Allen and Gong. In this second part of the Echoes Nearfest 2009 review it’s the Old Guard Part Two. Gong is the rock mirror image of the Sun Ra Arkestra.  Like Sun Ra, Gong is  a free-wheeling eclectic band that wraps…

Echo Location: Matthew Schoening’s Looped Cellos

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090624.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSEchoes finds a  lapsed classical cellist who is looped. You can hear an audio version of this blog with Matthew Schoening‘s music here. Just like Nathaniel Ayres, the homeless cellist at the center of the film, The Soloist,  Matthew Schoening was a cellist, in Los Angeles,…