Jónsi drops a single for these times, “Exhale.” The singer from Sigur Ros creates a work that begins hymnal and ends exultant with the image of a slow motion dancer in garbage bag plastic.
John Diliberto’s Top 10 CDs 2013
This was one of the hardest lists ever to compile. It’s different from 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 2013, which is our picks of the best music played on Echoes. And it’s also different from The Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll results. These are my picks from all the music I heard in what…
Sigur Ros Live From Dresden.
Sigur Rós will be playing a live performance of their new CD Kveikur on-line today from Dresden. It will take place at 2:50 PM ET. Judging from reports of their recent tour and their intense performance on Jay Leno a few weeks ago, it should be wild. It’s also supposed to have a surround camera…
CD of the Month, Interview Podcast
Ólafur Arnalds’ Winter Chill
ÓLAFUR ARNALDS’ FOR NOW I AM WINTER ECHOES APRIL CD OF THE MONTH Hear Ólafur Arnalds talk about For Now I Am Winter on Tuesday May 13 on Echoes Hear this review in the Echoes Podcast Icelandic artists are subjected to many clichés: most commonly that their music reflects the frozen north, land of glaciers,…
The Mellow is Over for Sigur Rós.
Sigur Rós has announced a new CD for June, Kveikur recorded with their new Trio configuration. Judging from this first song, symphonic slab, crushing distressed bass and exhortation vocals, the mellow of their previous album Valtari is over. There’s even a conventional hook chorus on this one. ~John Diliberto ((( echoes ))) Sign up for…
New Sigur Rós Crosses Ambient Ocean.
There’s a new Sigur Rós album coming out May 29, Valtari. There music has been all over HBO’s recently cancelled “Luck.” Here’s the first video from it for the song : “Ekki múkk” It gives new meaning to ambient video. Watch the ship come in. ~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes ))) Join us on Facebook…
Reviews & Commentary
Ten Best New Music Concerts of 2010.
No one can possibly see every concert of the year so this is really the 10 best concerts that I saw in 2010. And I saw a lot of shows and some astounding performances. Here’s the list. John Diliberto’s Ten Best Concerts of 2010 1 Jonsi at Electric Factory, Philadelphia Jonsi gave a performance that…
Reviews & Commentary
Metheny Mécanique and Karaoke Koncerts
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https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-PatMetheny2010.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWhat’s the difference between a concert and Karaoke? The specter of plug ‘n’ play concerts has reared its pre-wired head again. I’ve been confronted with another spate of contrasting concerts. On the one hand, there’s music that’s played live and in the moment and on the other, music…