Tag: synthesizers

Alan Howarth In Echoes Podcast

Hear the Maestro of Horror Soundtracks, Alan Howarth, in Echoes Podcast The music of horror in movies has been defined by a few composers.  One of them is Alan Howarth.  He’s from The Beatles generation and came up in the psychedelic era and the birth of modern electronic music.  He’s best known for working with…

Alan Howarth-Composer of Horror on Echoes

The music of horror in movies has been defined by a few composers.  One of them is Alan Howarth.  He’s from The Beatles generation and came up in the psychedelic era and the birth of electronic music.  He’s best known for working with director John Carpenter in the 1970s on films like the Halloween sequels,…

Still Tangerine Dreaming

There is a nice review of Tangerine Dream’s show in NYC by Jon Pareles in the New York Times.  Nice to see a balanced POV in the mainstream media. Apparently, while they had a bigger venue in New York than Philadelphia, they did not have a bigger audience.  Only a few hundred according to reports.…

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…

A Treasure Trove of Electronic Music Journalism

Those of you who are old enough might remember Synapse magazine.  When electronic music represented the brave new frontier of sound, Synapse was the leading source documenting this movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Zappa, Eno, Fripp, Stockhausen, Devo and other artists famous enough to be referred to only by their surnames, adorned…

Tangerine Dream Live at Moogfest

Is It Safe To Listen To Tangerine Dream Again? This might come a bit late but I’ve come across very  little coverage about it since Moogfest 2011 at the end of October.  Tangerine Dream headlined the festival and did a 2 hour show.  Like many fans, I’ve become a bit inurred to the band.  You…

Echoes in the Media

Echoes has popped up in a few places recently. Agnes Obel’s Philharmonics was our January CD of the Month, and we’re quoted in an article on the Danish singer in Time Magazine. And, back in 1984, I interviewed Malcolm Cecil, one half of the synthesizer duo, Tonto’s Expanding Headband.  Their 1972 album, Zero Time, was…

Five Essential Robert Rich CDs Plus Two.

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20100331.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Best from Robert Rich, One of 20 Icons of Echoes. Few artists have cut a creative swath over the last thirty years as consistently and with as much innovation  as Robert Rich.  Each one of his nearly 40 albums is a meticulously crafted, creatively conceived…

Vangelis-Icon of Echoes-10 Best CDs

VANGELIS: #11 of 20 ICONS OF ECHOES 10 Essential Vangelis CDs Celebrate the 70th birthday of Vangelis, composer of Chariots of Fires tonight on Echoes. In 2009 I posted this list of 10 Essential Vangelis CDs when we ran our Vangelis: Then & Now segment.  Tonight, Thursday, March 28 on Echoes you can hear a…