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Echoes Top 25 for November: Bombay Dub Tops

World music fusions bookend the Echoes Top 25 for November as electronic artists and acoustic revisionists dominate the list.  Bombay Dub Orchestra, our November CD of the Month, tops the list, (read a full review)  followed closely by the independent release from Vic Hennegan, Aqua Vista his homage to space music.  You can find out…

Echo Location: John Gregorius “Heaven and Earth”

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081126.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS On his latest album, Heaven and Earth,  John Gregorius finds a meeting ground between Windham Hill fingerstyle guitar and ambient music.    (You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music.) Progressive rock was known for it’s synthesizer and organ orchestrations and furious…

Brian Eno on This I Believe

Brian Eno Essay to air on NPR’s This I Believe From NPR Promo: This week, This I Believe features an essay by British musician and record producer Brian Eno. He says singing together in a group is good for the mind,body, spirit and community. “I believe it builds character and, more than anything else, it…

Echo Location: The Sound of Freedom with Marcin Wasilewksi Trio

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPolish musicians find freedom in American Jazz You can hear an audio version of this blog with music. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is one of those young bands like The Bad Plus that isn’t afraid to cover rock tunes in a modern jazz context. On their…

Cluster Converges and The Foundry Founders

Some bands last for the long haul, some labels struggle. Philadelphians got a surprise performance from the legendary German electronic band Cluster this past Saturday at St. Mary’s Parish Hall as part of The Gatherings series. The show was originally billed as a concert by Tim Story, Dwight Ashley and original Cluster member Hans-Joachim Roedelius…

Another Beat Drops: Mitch Mitchell Dead at 61

Mitch Mitchell, the drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, passed away  Wednesday, November 13 in Portland, Oregon.  Mitchell, along with The Who’s Keith Moon and Cream‘s Ginger Baker changed the role of the rock and roll drummer from a four on the floor dance beat keeper, to a polyrhythmic dervish that pushed the music into…

Echo Location: Saul Stokes

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn another time, say the 1950s or 60s, Saul Stokes might have been considered an experimental composer, constructing his own instruments, creating random events, bypassing conventional musical form. But rarely has an experimental composer made music as haunting and soulful as that heard on his new…

Echoes 2008 Listener Poll Opens: Seeking the Echoes Core

America went to the Polls in record numbers to vote for the president this year. Isn’t the Echoes 2008 Listener Poll just as important? Probably not, but I bet you spend more time listening to the sounds of musicians than politicians. So why not vote on them as well. There aren’t any smear campaigns, dirty…

Echo Location: Vic Hennegan, Tangerine Dream’s Space Child

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081105.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSArtists like Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze  did have musical children and among them is a musician named Vic Hennegan. He makes a music born of technology and reveling in spacious rhythms and layered timbres. (You can hear an audio version of this blog, with music.) Vic…