Tag: Mellotron

“Phaedra” at 40 in Echoes Podcast

Hear an Homage to Tangerine Dream’s Phaedra in the Echoes Podcast On February 20th, 1974, Tangerine Dream released the album that changed electronic music for the next 40 years.  It takes its name from Greek mythology and its sound from the imaginations of Edgar Froese, Peter Baumann and Christoph Franke, the three members of Tangerine…

Tangerine Dream’s “Phaedra” at 40

On February 20th, 1974, Tangerine Dream released the album that changed electronic music for the next 40 years.  It takes its name from Greek mythology and its sound from the imaginations of Edgar Froese, Peter Baumann and Christoph Franke, the three members of Tangerine Dream at the time.  Phaedra was their fifth album, coming on…

Nearfest Exits, Farfest Enters

If you missed out on tickets for Nearfest Apocalypse, the final edition of this venerable festival, then hang on until October for Farfest, a four day progressive rock festival happening in Wilmington, Delaware at the Grand Opera House October 4-7.  The festival has put together an impressive array of 70’s Progressive rock acts, all from…

Maestros of the Mellotron-10 Majestic Mellotron Albums

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-Mellodrama.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMellodrama: The Mellotron Movie released on DVD You can hear a podcast of our interview with Dianna Dilworth Last year I wrote about the Mellotron and Dianna Dilworth’s documentary, Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie.  Now that it’s been released on DVD I thought I’d re-post that blog…

Echoes Top Ten Mellotron Albums

Echoes will run  an interview with film director Dianna Dilworth about her movie Mellodrama: The Story of the Mellotron On Tuesday, June 16 .  It  documents the history of the Mellotron and it’s forerunner, the Chamberlin. I was starting to write a blog about it along with my 10 favorite Mellotron albums when I realized,…

Mellotron from Lawrence Welk to King Crimson

There’s a new movie out called Mellodrama: The Story of the Mellotron that documents the history of the Mellotron and it’s forerunner, the Chamberlain. I haven’t seen the documentary, which just opened at a film festical, but some interesting tidbits are gleaned from the trailer and an interview with the director, Dianna Dillworth. Who’d have…