Tag: Music

Echoes Podcast: Poliça and Nicholas Gunn

Poliça and Nicholas Gunn in Echoes Podcast https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EchoesPodcast-Polica-NicolasGunn.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS In the Echoes Podcast we talk to singer Channy Leaneagh of Poliça and electronic musician Nicholas Gunn. Channy Leaneagh fell off a roof and broke her back, but that didn’t stop her from recording a great album with her group, Poliça . John…

Eleven Earth Day CDs

Today is Earth Day.  Tonight on Echoes we’ll celebrate with an Earth Day Soundscape, but you create your own soundscape any day with these 11 recordings that are drawn from nature. 1 Wendy Carlos – Sonic Seasonings Released in 1972,  Sonic Seasonings was ambient before ambient was coined. Taking the form of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,”…

Andreas Vollenweider Announces New CD: AIR

After an absence of a couple of years, Swiss harpist Andreas Vollenweider has announced his return with a new CD call Air. Not much info yet on release dates. But Andreas has a very charming video up on his site. Here’s the press release: We are very exited to present to you AIR, a very…

A Shaman Enters the Next World: Jorge Reyes’ Last Rattle

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/audio/JorgeReyesEchoesInterview1995.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIt’s been a while since we’ve played any music by Jorge Reyes on Echoes.  Something I now regret upon hearing of his passing this past Saturday, February 7, 2009 from an apparent heart attack.  He was 57. There is an obit on-line. Jorge was a big part of…

Grammy Goof: New Age and Polka Dots

I skipped watching the Grammys Sunday night to catch a live performance by Jon Hassell that took a deep diving expedition guided by fourth world semaphores and jazz signposts.  (See earlier blog.) But after I got home, as I booted up my DVR to catch the awards show, I opened an email from Will Ackerman…

Echoes Top 25 for January ’09: Kaya Project Tops

Kaya Project Tops our January Top 25. Kaya Project makes it’s way to the top, no surprise since it was our Echoes CD of the Month for January.   Kaya Project’s Seb Taylor actually gets a double hit since his Hibernation album,  Some Things Never Change, also made the list.  But Kaya Project points to a…

Ambient Improvisations

This is off the Ambient list, a very cool blog called Live Ambient Scene .  Much of their materiel is generated from another site called Ambient-Art-Lounge. It’s all in German, but they’ve got a host of live performances, videos, video art and more.  Interestingly, a lot of it seems like actual “live” ambient performance with…

Echo Location: Blooming Buddhas with Eno and FM3

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080723.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBack in the 1960s, Max Mathews, one of the pioneers of computer music, reputedly proclaimed that one day, even your plumber would be able to create music. His dream was realized sometime ago with computer programs and electronic keyboards. Now a new generation of music generating toys is…