On the next Echoes hear about one of the most venerable of American Progressive Rock groups, Djam Karet. Their name is Indonesian for stretched time and they have released dozens of albums since their debut in 1985.
Before synthesizers and computers in pop music there was Silver Apples, a duo that that used surplus electronics and tribal drums to create a psychedelic electronic pop in 1968. Moby cites them as the first electronic pop group.
Suzanne Ciani is known for her romantic keyboard compositions, but she started out as an avant-garde electronic composer. You can hear that side on a new album, Buchla Concerts 1975. John Diliberto looks back at this seminal work and time.
The new Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things, is a modern twist on classic sci-fi horror, and its chilling synthesizer-filled score follows suit. Composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon tap into an analog sound that began in the 1970s, take it to the 80s and make it timeless.