We talk with Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan. With music born in the Lebanese civil war, and a nomadic life since childhood, she’s created an Arab electronica that transcends worlds. She talks about war, love and electronica.
Tom Eaton is best known as an engineer of acoustic albums for Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman. But on his own, he plugs into his room of synthesizers to create ambient dreamscapes. We talked just before he won ZMR New Artist Award.
Coming up on Echoes, the mystical dream pop sound of Falling You, headed up by multi-instrumentalist John Michael Zorko. Falling You is the sound of gothic cathedrals in electronic space. They take us there on Echoes.
On the next Echoes, singer Briana Marela turns her gothic choirs into a one-woman girl group. Using live looping and a voice of wide-open innocence, she comes in to sing music from her latest album, Call It Love.
It’s an electronic weekend on Echoes. First up is our August CD of the Month, Synthwaves by Quaeschning & Schnauss, both members of Tangerine Dream. Then we celebrate the 70th birthday of Synth legend, Klaus Schulze.
On a Slow Flow Echoes it’s new music by guitarist Tom Caufield who has put out three great albums in less than a year. His new one is Wash the Dusk With Silver. We’ll also hear new music by ambient chamber group, Balmorhea.
Coming up on Echoes, it’s new music by Frameworks, an English downtempo artist with a touch of jazz in his music and something by Frankie Rose who has gone from new wave to dream pop on her latest album, Cage Tropical.
50 years ago, Pink Floyd blew the minds of the London underground with their debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn. In a Flashback 50, we talk to Floyd drummer Nick Mason who takes us back to the seminal days of this iconic rock group.