Echoes feature - Fernwood03/26/15
Fernwood's album Arcadia was our CD of the Month in February. Now we talk to the two musicians behind this unique project. Gayle Ellett and Todd Montgomery are modern musicians purveying a backwoods Americana global music fusion. Arcadia is their...
Echoes feature - Big Ears Festival
The Big Ears Festival might be the most adventurous music festival in the country. Taking place at several venues across Knoxville, Tennessee March 27-30, it brings together artists on the cutting edges of music. This year it will include Laurie...
Echoes feature - Gong
Daevid Allen, founder of Gong, announced a few weeks ago that he was dying of cancer and today, March 13, he has left the planet. Allen was 77 years old. Gong influenced everyone from Ozric Tentacles to Steve Roach. A few years ago, after a Nearfest...
Echoes feature - Chad Lawson
Chopin is in the air lately. Pianist Chad Lawson has turned the classical composer’s compositions into ambient chamber music on his 2014 album, The Chopin Variations. He comes in to talk about his impressionistic take on this classical icon.
Echoes feature - Max Richter
Max Richter was among the first in the second generation of ambient chamber music composers, creating haunting themes based in minimalist strategies. He recently recorded a reimagining of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and has scored films and TV shows...
Echoes feature - Sherry Finzer
Sherry Finzer is a classical flute player who has discovered another path, creating ambient chamber music with electronic orchestration and flute choirs. But her stops along that path include being an aerobics instructor and playing in a duo with a...
Echoes feature - 7and5
7and5 is the recording moniker of John Nixon, a Detroit-based artist who came up recording techno music and commercial jingles before turning into a more electronica and New Age sound. He has released several albums and appeared on the Buddha Lounge...
Echoes feature - Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman
Ricky Kej is an Indian musician steeped in the Bollywood sound. Wouter Kellerman is a South African world music flutist. They got together for a global exploration called Winds of Samsara, which just won the Grammy Award for best New Age album. It...
Echoes feature - Erik Scott
He played bass with Alice Cooper and Flo and Eddie, and was a founding member of art-rock group, Sonia Dada. On his own, bassist Erik Scott creates atmospheric music centered on his melodic, bending bass lines. He talks about his new instrumental...
Echoes feature - Remembering Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream
Edgar Froese, founder of the group Tangerine Dream, changed his cosmic address on January 20, 2015. We remember this groundbreaking, influential musician by looking back at our profile of Tangerine Dream, one of 20 Icons of Echoes. We hear from Edgar...
Echoes feature - Hundred Waters
Hundred Waters is a band out of Northern Florida who create a searing dreampop centered on electronic textures and the voice and melodies of Nicole Miglis. They recently released their second album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell. This band grew up...
Echoes feature - Dry the River
Dry the River is a band from England that takes yearning songs and turns them into gorgeous harmonies surrounded by psychedelic arrangements reminiscent of bands from the 1960s like Love. They come in to talk about their latest album, Alarms in the...
Echoes feature - Tubular Bells for Two
Tubular Bells is one of the signature compositions of the late 20th century. Composer Mike Oldfield played over a dozen instruments in this layered piece. Two musicians from Australia have taken on the challenge of playing it live with no backing...
Echoes feature - Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler
Electric harpist Mary Lattimore and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Zeigler are players in Philadelphia's alt-music scene working with artists like Thurston Moore, War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, and Sharon Van Etten. Together, they create improvised soundscapes...
Echoes feature - A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Adam Wiltzie from Stars of the Lid and Dustin O’Halloran have created an ambient chamber music merging electronics and strings. They've just released their second album, Atomos, and they talk with us about modern classical music in an alternative...
Echoes feature - Wax Tailor
French DJ and producer Wax Tailor is in a lineage with French musique concrete pioneers Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer. Tailor infuses music from the real world and creates elaborate collages, however, his soundscapes are pinned by down-tempo,...
Echoes feature - Philip Selway
Philip Selway, best known as the drummer for Radiohead, is also a singer-songwriter who has just released his second album Weatherhouse. Selway reveals himself as a multi-instrumentalist with an inviting soulful voice, singing music of deep melodies...
Echoes feature - Bassnectar
His fans are called Bassheads and he sells out venues like Madison Square Garden. Bassnectar is the recording persona of Lorin Ashton. He doesn’t play a conventional instrument, and his sound is a sonic collage, mixing other records and sounds over...
Echoes feature - Orenda Fink
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...
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