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The Real Story behind Vangelis

From the Vangelis list, I came across an alternative history of the Greek composer who scored Chariots of Fire and Bladerunner.  It’s in the Uncyclopedia.   I’m probably the last person on the planet to discover this take-off site on Wikipedia.  The Vangelis entry scores a direct hit on the enigmatic composer who is praised as…

The Nerve-Music & the Mind

On Echoes, I’ve frequently sought the answer to the big question, Why?  Not the “Why do we exist?” question, but the “Why do we like the music we do?  Why do we respond to it the way we do?  Why do some people love crappy music and why doesn’t everyone like Echoes music, which of…

Lights Out Asia and Near the Parenthesis

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080910.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLights Out Asia and Near the Parenthesis create an ambient rock You can hear an audio version of this review, with music. The n5MD record label began with a suspect business plan. They were going to release their music only on mini-disc. Although commercially that format went the…

A Trip to the Drone Zone with Furthernoise

It’s difficult finding reliable reference material about the music you hear on Echoes. I’ve yet to locate a single site that reliably covers the music heard on the show, or even some of its significant component parts. One interesting site I recently stumbled across is Furthernoise.org  out of the U.K.  It travels through the darker…

Echo Location: Ronn McFarlane’s 21st Century Lute

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080903.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s not your ancient Renaissance lute anymore when Ronn McFarlane creates new music for an ancient instrument. (You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music.) In 2006, Sting put out an album of tunes by 16th century composer John Dowland called Songs from…

Thoughts in Sound: Cage, Eno, Jarrett, Riley

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080820.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThoughts in Sound from musicians at the bleeding edges of music including John Cage, Brian Eno, Terry Riley and Keith Jarrett. You can also hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music. Every musician plays notes, but some of them think about the nature of…