Tag: Olafur Arnalds

12 Echoes CDs of the Month Tonight

WE LOOK BACK AT ECHOES CD OF THE MONTH PICKS FROM 2013 Every month on Echoes we pick out the CD of the Month. It’s the album we think best represents the sound of Echoes and simply, the best album in that sound.  This year has been a great one for CD of the Month …

Transmissions: Echoes Living Room Concerts V19

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/audio/NearLight.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSINCOMING MESSAGE: TRANSMISSIONS: THE ECHOES LIVING ROOM CONCERTS VOLUME 19 TRANSMISSIONS is a collection of live Echoes performances that shows Echoes moving into the future in our 25th year.  It’s a merging of electronic, new acoustic, dream pop and ambient chamber music.  This is the center…

Northern Lights – The Chilled Sound of Scandinavia.

Echoes explores the chilled world of music from Scandinavia with electronic sounds from Norway, dream pop from Denmark, downtempo electronics from Sweden and ambient chamber music from Iceland. Iceland’s Ólafur Arnalds and Sigur Ros; Denmark’s  Agnes Obel and Manual, Norway’s Terje Rypdal and Green Isac; Sweden’s Solar Fields and more.  Turn out the lights.  The…

Echoes Ólafur Arnalds Interview Podcast

Hear the Echoes Interview with Ólafur Arnalds in the Echoes Podcast There is an emerging generation of artists who are positing the first new movement in classical music since 1970s minimalism: Ambient Chamber Music.  It mixes classical orchestrations with electronic sounds, but couches  them all in gorgeous, often heart-rending melodies and an atmosphere that envelopes…

Iceland to New Zealand in Echoes Top 25 for April

Ambient Chamber Music Master pieces Echoes Top 25 for April Ólafur Arnald‘s For Now I Am Winter, the Echoes CD of the Month for April, and Rhian Sheehan‘s Stories from Elsewhere top our list for April and that’s little surprise since both are masterpieces of Ambient Chamber Music.  One musician comes from Iceland, the other…

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,…

Ludovico Einaudi Leads Echoes March Madness 25

I don’t follow March Basketball Madness much, but I do like March Music Madness and it’s been a great month for music on Echoes beginning with our number one CD, In A Time Lapse by Ludovico Einaudi.  It was our March CD of the Month.   If Ludovico Einaudi represents the best of Ambient Chamber Music,…

Ólafur Arnalds’ Living Room Songs.

Ólafur Arnalds releases a new song every day for 7 days, all recorded in his living room.   The songs will be recorded and filmed live in the living room of his Reykjavík apartment and released instantly for FREE as streamed videos and MP3 downloads.Did he take a page from Echoes‘s Living Room Concerts which he…