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Remembering Edgar Froese in Echoes Podcast

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/s72987.gridserver.com/media/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/EchoesPodcast-EdgarFroese-TangerineDream.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe Remember Edgar Froese in Echoes Podcast Listen to the interview below or download the podcast from iTunes I first heard Tangerine Dream in 1974. It was the album Phaedra, and it was unlike anything I had ever heard before: no vocals, no songs, rhythms that throbbed like galactic…

The Dream is Over: Edgar Froese R.I.P.

Hear our tribute to Edgar Froese tonight on Echoes. I first heard Tangerine Dream in 1974. It was the album Phaedra, and it was unlike anything I had ever heard before: no vocals, no songs, rhythms that throbbed like galactic rubber bands, textures that swirled, and sounds that were completely unfamiliar. My music world was forever changed. Now…

Forty Years Since TONTO, the first Modern Electronic Group

A thread in the Progressive Ears Forum, got me thinking again about Tonto’s Expanding Headband, the pioneering electronic band that preceded Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Schulz Klaus by a few years in creating a sequencer driven music.  It made me realize that this is the 40th Anniversary of their first album, Zero Time. …

Moog-Minimalist Pioneer David Borden makes rare Concert appearance.

Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Co. Re-opens for Business. Back about 1972, David Borden founded the trio, Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece, Co.   They were arguably one of the first performing electronic ensembles and used Moog Modular synthesizers and other keyboards, all pre-computer, pre-digital and live.  They preceded groups like Tangerine Dream in creating, cyclical, sequencer based…

Tangerine Dream Headlines Moogfest 2011.

MOOGFEST 2011, OCTOBER 28-30 IN ASHEVILLE, NC, ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP! THE FLAMING LIPS, PASSION PIT, STS9, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, CRYSTAL CASTLES, CHROMEO, BATTLES, UMPHREY’S MCGEE, MAYER HAWTHORNE & THE COUNTY, M83, TIM HECKER, TORO Y MOI, AUSTRA, MATTHEW DEAR, GOLD PANDA & more to play this year’s festival. In a battle of diametrically opposed electronics, German…

MoogFest Final Take

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.echoes.org/audio/MoogFest2010EchoesFeature.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThree Days of Plugged in Sound (except Mountain Man): An Echoes Perspective MoogFest 2010 wasn’t the first MoogFest, but it was the first of a new era of MoogFests that follows the programming pattern of alternative rock music festivals like Coachella, Bonaroo and the Pitchfork Music…

#MoogFest Day 2: A Massive Night with Massive Attack

An Echoes Take on MoogFest 2010 Day 2:  Massive Attack assaults, Thievery Corporation raps, Jon Hopkins up-dates Techno. It was Halloween Eve at MoogFest and there were many treats, no tricks, and some disappointments.   Unfortunately, an interview commitment prevented me from seeing several acts including Jonsi, Caribou and Mountain Man. But I have reports on…