Tag: ronn mcfarlane

Echoes Top 25 for September-Ambient Leads the Way

Digitonal tops the Echoes Top 25 for September, and will no doubt be near the top for the next several months. But right behind is Marconi Union, topping their own record as the highest placing digital download recording on Echoes. October’s CD of the Month, Sumner McKane’s nostalgia-tinged ambient americana masterpiece, What A Great Place…

Echo Location: Ronn McFarlane’s 21st Century Lute

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080903.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s not your ancient Renaissance lute anymore when Ronn McFarlane creates new music for an ancient instrument. (You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music.) In 2006, Sting put out an album of tunes by 16th century composer John Dowland called Songs from…

Echoes Top 25 for July: Marconi Union first Download recording to crack Top 5

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080730.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAmbient chamber music still dominates the Echoes Top 25 for August, but for the first time, a download only album cracks the the Echoes Top 5. That CD is the purely ambient A Lost Connection by Marconi Union. Their album, Distance, from 3 years ago was…

Ambient Chamber Music Reigns on Echoes Top 25 for June

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080528.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAmbient Chamber music dominates top airplay at Echoes in June. We’ve been tracking ambient chamber music since the beginning of Echoes when it was mostly Tim Story, David Darling and Kevin Keller, but the subgenre has exploded, in an ambient chamber music way, that is, gently…