Echoes feature - Hundred Waters01/22/15
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...
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...
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