Echoes feature - Orenda Fink11/20/14
We know her as one half of the dream-pop masters of slo-mo melancholy, Azure Ray. But Orenda Fink has a new album of her own, Blue Dream. She talks abut the death of her dog and the ensuing depression and dreams that led her to explore existential...
Echoes feature - love Inks
Love Inks is a trio from Austin who don’t sound like the usual rootsy country dusted rock, psychedelic revivalists and the odd post-rock band that come out of that city. Instead, this trio is creating a minimalist dream-pop, with the barest of...
Echoes feature - Jeff Pearce
Jeff Pearce is a leading exponent of ambient guitar, creating beautiful melodic sound fields and deep drone zone spaces. He’s been putting out beautiful music since the early 90s and has collaborated with artists like Will Ackerman, Kevin Keller and...
Echoes feature - Alan Howarth
For Halloween, we return to an interview with horror-movie composer Alan Howarth. Fright is an element in a lot of the movies he's scored, including several Halloween films and Escape from New York. We talk to this composer about electronic music in...
Echoes feature - Maya Beiser
Maya Beiser has been called a cello goddess. She was a founding member of New York's innovative new music group Bang on a Can, and can be found playing the music of composers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and other giants of modern...
Echoes feature - Low Roar
Low Roar is the performance vehicle of Ryan Karazija, an American musician who moved to Iceland four years ago. His music is a breathy, spacey, atmospheric dream-pop that seems to emerge from the edges of consciousness. He's just released his second...
Echoes feature - Fink
Fink is the curious moniker of Fin Greenall, an English musician who started as an electronic DJ before having an epiphany and turning into a singer-songwriter. His music is based on acoustic guitar themes and songs of tormented love, but he is far...
Echoes feature - Agnes Obel
Agnes Obel is a Danish singer-songwriter creating a dreamy chamber pop sound. Her 2011 album Philharmonics was one of the Echoes top CDs in 2012 and a CD of the Month. Her music has found its way into films, commercials and a remix by film director...
Echoes feature - Phox
Phox is a Wisconsin-based band making a dreamy folk music that's centered on the voice of Monica Martin. We talk to the band about living in a group home, finding their musical voice and the sometimes traumatic stories behind Martin’s lyrics.
Echoes feature - Yoed Nir
Yoed Nir is an Israeli born cellist steeped in classical music who took a left turn into rock, playing with pop artists like Regina Spector. He then took a stratospheric turn creating an ambient chamber music of cello orchestrations. He layers his...
Echoes feature - Amatorski
Amatorski is a Belgian band fronted by Inne Eysermans and Sebastiaan Van Den Branden. They create an atmospheric, dusky brand of dream pop on their new CD, From Clay to Figures
Echoes feature - Muriel Anderson
Muriel Anderson was a fingerstyle guitar champion and a mentee of Chet Atkins and Les Paul. She creates a pastoral music drawing from folk, jazz and classical music, playing acoustic six-string and harp guitar. She talks about learning from...
Echoes feature - John Luttrell
John Luttrell is a journeyman musician who grew up on Progressive Rock music. He’s been recording since 2000 and has just released an ambitious new album of guitar and keyboard orchestrations called The Dream Exchange. Luttrell talks about dreams,...
Echoes feature - Jon Hassell
Jon Hassell's trumpet is one of the most distinct sounds in music, a breathy whisper magnified by harmonizers and other processing into a smooth chordal glissando. It’s been heard on records by Peter Gabriel, Ry Cooder and Talking Heads and he’s...
Echoes feature - Kaya Project
Kaya Project is the Ethno-Techo outlet for Seb Taylor who also records as Hibernation, Shakta and Angel Tears. He has released a new album called Firedance that ups the rhythmic ante in a frenzy of darbuka grooves and seductive melodies. Seb Taylor...
Echoes feature - Ceiri Torjussen
Ceiri Torjussen is a Welsh-born, classically-trained composer with jazz inclinations, who has recorded an electronic ambient score for the movie Test. Torjussen’s soundtrack uses classic 70s and 80s synthesizer sounds to create an atmosphere that...
Echoes feature - William Orbit
Electronic provocateur William Orbit has crafted electronic hits for Madonna and Britney Spears, but on his own he creates quirky, often profound, electronic songs. He's just released the fifth volume of his Strange Cargo series and also a symphonic...
Echoes feature - Richard Leo Johnson
Richard Leo Johnson is an idiosyncratic guitarist who pushed the limits of Michael Hedges-style extended technique. He then went completely out-there with an Americana music of the imagination. His new album, Celeste, posits the idea of an alien...
Echoes feature - Carl Weingarten
From ambient guitar to dobro, Carl Weingarten has fused his own musical path over the last 30 years. He talks about his travelogue of Americana, ambient and electric jazz on Life Under Stars.
Echoes feature - Brian Reitzell
Brian Reitzell is the music supervisor for films by director Sofia Coppola and he composes original music for TV shows such as Boss and Hannibal. Now he has a new solo album that pays homage to 1970s Krautrock called Auto Music.
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