Tag: synthesizer

Digitonal in Echoes Podcast

Clarinet isn’t an instrument you often hear in electronic music, but it’s a central part of the sound of Digitional the English ambient chamber music band headed up by Andrew Dobson. Along with violinist Samy Bishai, Dobson creates a music of haunting melodies and luxurious moods. Their latest album is Beautiful Broken, where they find a common ground between chilled electronic grooves and the modern classicism of Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt.

Wordless Echoes: Celestial Tides

As the summer wears on, and we pass through the Perseid meteor shower, it’s clearer than ever that we’re affected by the steady rhythms of celestial cycles. We’ll hear some of those rhythms, and smoothly-flowing tides, from Twilight Archive, Erik Wollo’s Echotides, David Cross & Robert Fripp, Kristin Hoffmann’s Amazing Space, and much more, in a six-hour, uninterrupted instrumental spacescape.

Steve Roach in the Echoes Interview Podcast

Unlock the door to your mind with when Steve Roach gives you Skeleton Keys. That’s the latest album from the legendary electronic musician. Noted for his acclaimed albums, Structures from Silence and Dreamtime Return and as a pioneer of techno-tribal and drone-zone music, Roach has carved a unique and independent path over the last 35 years. He was also voted the number one Icon of Echoes last year. He returns to his analog roots for an album of furious sequencer syncopations called Skeleton Keys. He unlocks it when we talk with him in the Echoes Interview Podcast.

Wordless Echoes: The Tao of Steve

In the movie The Tao of Steve, a character develops a philosophy of “being Steve.” We noticed that there’s a whole lot of Echoes music made by Steves. Here’s a five-hour uninterrupted instrumental soundscape exploring music made by Steves, Stevens, Stephens, Stephans, Stephanies, even a Stevin.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On the next Echoes, keyboardist Ryan Farish takes a more rhythmic, driving approach on a new release called Spectrum while the European trio Broekhuis, Keller and Schoenwalder go retro-space.