Tag: Space Music

Echoes Interviewed on Public Television.

Echoes on TV: Friday Arts, a program on Philadelphia PBS station WHYY,  did a piece on Philly space music and interviewed Echoes John Diliberto & Jeff Towne as well as Chuck Van Zyl from Star’s End and electronic musician Jason Sloan. The feature ran Friday, 1/4/2012, but you can see it online here: http://video.whyy.org/video/2323750666  The…

So You Think You Survived the End of the World?

Well it was already over according to Sun Ra.  Here’s a song for those of you who think you survived the post-Mayan Calendar apocalypse. Although the best version of this song is on the album, It’s After the End of the World, I was lucky to find this video from the  Sun Ra movie, Space…

Shoegaze Ambience with Manual – Echoes Podcast

Interview with Jonas Munk a.k.a Manual in Echoes Podcast In the early 2000’s a new sound in electronic music emerged.  It mixed German Space and Progressive Rock, with Shoegaze guitar and contemporary Electronica.  Two of the leading lights in this sound were Manual and Ulrich Schnauss.  Manual is Danish musician Jonas Munk and he’s carved…

Post-Space Music From Tim Motzer & Bernhard Wöstheinrich

Space psychedelia descended on the Rotunda in Philadelphia last night.  In the latest concert in the Event Horizon series, it was a three band show with PYXL8R, Groupthink and headlined by Tim Motzer & Bernhard Wöstheinrich. Tim Motzer is sonic experimentalist who you’ll find attending most of the outside music shows in Philadelphia from free…

Echoes Top 25 for June

June & July CDs of the Month Top Echoes Top 25 for June It’s a little late, but here’s the  Echoes Top 25 for June.  These are based on spins and it’s notable that the number one and two selections were our June and July CDs of the Month,  Todd Boston’s impressive Touched by the…

Rainy Day, Tangerine Dream Away

Ever wonder what it was like to see Tangerine Dream back in 1971 when they were playing dingy basement clubs in West Berlin?  You got a sense of that Friday night when they performed at the Underground Arts Theater, a dingy basement club in a desolate section of Philadelphia.  Downsized from the 3000 seat Electric…

Space Music on YouTube

I got a notice from Chuck Van Zyl, the producer and host of WXPN‘s Star’s End and one half of The Ministry of Inside Things about a live solo  performance this Sunday, April 15 at 7:00 PM at the AxD Gallery, 265 S. 10th Street in Philadelphia.  (It’s a static site and there’s no info…

Thierrry David’s Space Music Opus.

A Veteran French Synthesist Launches the Echoes April CD of the Month Hear an interview with Thierry David tonight July 18, on Echoes. It takes a lot of discipline for a skilled, classically trained keyboardist to put his technique on hold and instead, give in to the mood and atmosphere the music requires. On his…

Tangerine Dream Headlines Moogfest 2011.

MOOGFEST 2011, OCTOBER 28-30 IN ASHEVILLE, NC, ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP! THE FLAMING LIPS, PASSION PIT, STS9, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, CRYSTAL CASTLES, CHROMEO, BATTLES, UMPHREY’S MCGEE, MAYER HAWTHORNE & THE COUNTY, M83, TIM HECKER, TORO Y MOI, AUSTRA, MATTHEW DEAR, GOLD PANDA & more to play this year’s festival. In a battle of diametrically opposed electronics, German…

5 Essential Steve Roach CDs

The #2 Icon of Echoes and His 5 Essential CDs Steve Roach has s released nearly 50 solos albums and just as many collaborations, so narrowing his  output down to 5 CDs is daunting. So I have limited myself to pure Steve Roach solo albums, leaving behind great works with his Suspended Memories group and…