Tag: synthesizers

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…

Steve Roach: Icon of Echoes

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090617.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSteve Roach has created 20 years of Echoes Soundscapes. You can hear an audio version of this blog with Steve Roach’s music. Steve Roach calls his studio the Time Room and it’s an appropriate name for a place where music plays with concepts of time and…

Echo Location: Mark Dwane’s Electronic Guitar

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090513.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMark Dwane travels to Other Worlds of guitar synthesis You can hear an audio version of this blog with Mark’s music here. Mark Dwane is a musician who has Progressive Rock in his DNA. Born in 1954, he was just the right age to be seduced…

A Meeting of Icons: Klaus Schulze & Lisa Gerrard

It’s difficult when you fall out of love with an artist. We all have musicians whose work has been central to our lives, who we’ve followed from the beginning of their careers and absorbed everything they’ve released as if it were a gift from heaven. Klaus Schulze and Lisa Gerrard are like that for me.…