Tag: meditation

An Afro Celt Drops Musical Bath Bombs

Simon Emmerson smells good.  Not because he’s necessarily so hygienic, but because for the last four years or so he’s been creating custom made spa soundtracks for Lush Spas.  They’re mostly in the UK,  but now they’ve opened  in the US in New York City and Philadelphia.  Spa music usually has me going more manic…

An Echoes Vernal Equinox Soundscape

Bask in the sunshine of a Vernal Equinox Soundscape tonight on Echoes with music from Ólafur Arnalds, Kitaro, Kate Bush and Led Zeppelin and more tonight on Echoes.  Check out the bizarre Bat for Lashes video for “Lilies” as well as Ludovico Einaudi’s “Primavera” below John Diliberto (((echoes))) Join the Echoes CD of the Month…

James Hood Hangs Ten on a Hang Drum Live on Echoes

Moodswings Maestro Unplugs and Taps Metal Instead of Computer Keys Live There are only a few new instruments in the 20th century and one of them is the Hang, often referred to as the Hang drum to the consternation of its creators, Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer of PanArts in Switzerland.  They call their instrument…

James Hood’s Hang Meditation in Echoes Podcast

Hear Moodswings Maven James Hood in Echoes Podcast. One of my favorite albums of the 21st century remains the CD Horizontal by Moodswings.  It was a perfect CD of ambient expanses, melodically tuned and atmospherically vast.  The man behind that album was James Hood.  After a lifetime in music, including playing drums with The Pretenders,…

James Hood Hanging on a Hang

Moodswings Maven Trades Synthesizers for the Hang One of my favorite albums of the 21st century remains the CD Horizontal by Moodswings.  It was a perfect CD of ambient expanses, melodically tuned and atmospherically vast.  The man behind that album was James Hood.  After a lifetime in music, including playing drums with The Pretenders, he…

Psychedelic to Serenity: Mike Wall Echoes Interview

We get a lot of music in here with titles like “Music for Massage,” “Music for Yoga,” “Music for Meditation.”  They almost never make it onto the show, but every now and then we get one that has a little bit more going for it, than pretty sounds and contemplative moods.  That’s the case with…

Shaman’s Dream Interview Podcast from Echoes

Hear Shaman’s Dream Interviewed in Echoes Podcast Craig Kohland and Evan Bartholomew, best known as Bluetech, come from different worlds.  Kohland began in the New Age Scene, playing percussion with his group, Shaman’s Dream and creating trance global grooves.  Bluetech began in the techno and electronic world settling in a career that oscillates between seductive…

55th Grammy Awards-Return of Pure New Age.

New Age Music reasserts its hold on the Grammy’s New Age Category. I won’t be able to get my chakras in an uproar about the absurdity of the New Age Grammy category this year.  (See previous rants & reflections Grammys Goof Again in the New Age)  There aren’t any  hack New Agers that no one…

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…