Posts Tagged ‘Tangerine Dream’

Living Room Concert: Radio Massacre International

August 7, 2013

Hear Radio Massacre International in a Living Room Concert on Echoes tonight.

It’s a trip into deep space when the English electronic trio Radio Massacre International comes into the Echoes living room and elevates us into the cosmos with a live performance.

Radio Massacre International At Echoes

Radio Massacre International At Echoes

Below, watch the electronic music video of Radio Massacre International’s “Small Frozen North” from their 1995 album Frozen North.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))
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Jah Wobble & Marconi Union Echoes Podcast.

July 26, 2013

Hear the Echoes Podcast with  Marconi Union & Jah Wobble

Jamie Crossley & Richard Talbot of Marconi Union Live on Echoes 2006

Jamie Crossley & Richard Talbot of Marconi Union Live on Echoes 2006

In a surprising collaboration, English ambient band Marconi Union teams up with dub bassist Jah Wobble, best known for his work with Public Image, Ltd.  They talk about their album of deep-dub space music called Anomic.

Highlights include:

Jah Wobble on Marconi Union: I was surprised how romantic some of the vibes were, you know, for me it’s a romantic record. It reminds me of some of the John Barry compositions, Ipcress File and stuff like that.

Jah Wobble

Jah Wobble

Jah Wobble on Tangerine Dream: I know you’re a Tangerine Dream fan, aren’t you?  And I was.  I discovered them because I heard them when I was on Virgin Records with PIL   Tangerine Dream were the antidote for me then to the great big groove music, you know.

Jah Wobble on Classical music in Dub:  I’m not joking, really.  I’d love to make an orchestration with some classical music with dub.

Hear more in the Echoes interview with Jah Wobble and Richard Talbot from Marconi Union in the Echoes Podcast.

Here’s a video from Anomic:

Here’s a video from Marconi Union’s last album, Different Colours, an Echoes CD of the Month.

Here’s Jah Wobble with Julie Campbell as Psychic Life.

FURTHER LISTENING: Marconi Union Interview 2012

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Interview: Marconi Union & Jah Wobble

July 22, 2013

Hear an interview with Marconi Union & Jah Wobble tonight on Echoes

In a surprising collaboration, English ambient band Marconi Union teams up with dub bassist Jah Wobble, best known for his work with Public Image, Ltd.  They talk about their album of deep-dub space music called Anomic.

Highlights include:

Jah Wobble on Marconi Union: I was surprised how romantic some of the vibes were, you know, for me it’s a romantic record. It reminds me of some of the John Barry compositions, Ipcress File and stuff like that.

Jah Wobble on Tangerine Dream: I know you’re a Tangerine Dream fan, aren’t you?  And I was.  I discovered them because I heard them when I was on Virgin Records with PIL   Tangerine Dream were the antidote for me then to the great big groove music, you know.

Jah Wobble on Classical music in Dub:  I’m not joking, really.  I’d love to make an orchestration with some classical music with dub.

Hear more in the Echoes interview with Jah Wobble and Richard Talbot from Marconi Union tonight on Echoes.

Here’s a video from Anomic:

Here’s a video from Marconi Union’s last album, Different Colours, an Echoes CD of the Month.

Here’s Jah Wobble with Julie Campbell as Psychic Life.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

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Choose either a one time $1000 or on-going $84 Monthly PaymentSupport Echoes by becoming a member of the Echoes Sound Circle.

Think of the great artists you love on Echoes. Think of the informative interviews and exclusive live performances. Then, think of a world without Echoes. You can make sure that never happens by becoming a member of the Echoes Sound Circle.

Echoes is a non-profit 501(c3) organization just like your local public radio station. And all donations are tax deductible. You can support Echoes with a monthly donation that will barely disturb your credit card. 130528_Echoes

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Living Room Concert: Radio Massacre International

July 2, 2013

It’s a trip into deep space when the English electronic trio Radio Massacre International comes into the Echoes living room and elevates us into the cosmos with a live performance.

Radio Massacre International At Echoes

Radio Massacre International At Echoes

Below, watch the electronic music video of Radio Massacre International’s “Small Frozen North” from their 1995 album Frozen North.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))
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Ulrich Schnauss Echoes Podcast Interview.

March 15, 2013

German electronic musician Ulrich Schnauss talks about religion, space music and a return to electronic sound in the Echoes Podcast.

Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way to Fall

Ulrich Schnauss – A Long Way to Fall

Five years after his stormy, end-of-the-world electro-shoegaze treatise called Goodbye, German downtempo synth scientist Ulrich Schnauss returns with a new CD.  Gone are the layers of distorted sound, aggressive grooves and over-driven guitar timbres that marked Goodbye.  His latest album, A Long Way to Fall has a cleaner sound that harkens back to his earlier records like A Strangely Isolated Place. But run through the titles and it seems like the memories of a tormented life.  In this weeks Echoes Podcast, I take a leap with Ulrich Schnauss.

Further Reading & Listening:
CD of the Month Review of Ulrich Schnauss’ A Long Way to Fall.
Five Best Ulrich Schnauss CDs (Prior to A Long Way to Fall)

~John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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Ulrich Schnauss: Electronic Memories

January 31, 2013
Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way to Fall

Ulrich Schnauss – A Long Way to Fall

Ulrich Schnauss’ A Long Way to Fall  is the Echoes February CD of the Month.

Hear an audio version of this review with music in the Echoes Podcast.

Five years after his stormy, end-of-the-world electro-shoegaze treatise called Goodbye, German downtempo synth scientist Ulrich Schnauss returns with a new CD.  Gone are the layers of distorted sound, aggressive grooves and over-driven guitar timbres that marked GoodbyeA Long Way to Fall has a cleaner sound, letting Schnauss’ electronic melodies breathe in clear air instead of an electric haze.  But run through the titles and it seems like the memories of a tormented life: “Borrowed Time”   “A Forgotten Birthday”  “A Long Way To Fall” “I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance” “Like A Ghost In Your Own Life” “A Ritual in Time and Death” “Broken Homes.”

Yet, with a few exceptions, the sound of A Long Way to Fall loops back to Schnauss’ uplifting breakthrough albums, Faraway Trains Passing By and A Strangely Isolated Place; a sound Brian Eno might describe as “brave and resigned” and which I’d call melancholy and heroic.  Think Spartacus on the cross.  Even with a title that suggests darkness and foreboding, like “The Weight of Darkening Skies,” the song itself sounds like the happier child of “Medusa,” the electro-distortion, 8-bit blowout from Goodbye.

Schnauss is an artist who loves the mystery of sound, creating alien worlds on “Broken Homes,” which mixes 8-bit video game Pong bleeps with thudding electronic drums churning over each other in a slurry of distended groove.  The backwards incantations of German priests lends an aura of mystery and a little dread.  Schnauss often gently entices you before sending you spinning.  “Her and the Sea” opens the album pensively, before launching into a percussive track with churning synthesizer grooves   bisected by glitch effects and the kind of euphoric melody that Ulrich Schnauss has perfected.

Ulrich Schnauss is one of the most widely influential electronic artists, but he nods to his own roots on A Long Way to Fall .  “A Forgotten Birthday” is a headlong cinematic plunge with a galloping electro-samba groove, pinging space harpsichords and swooping synth pads that updates the 70’s electronic sound. He  loves Tangerine Dream so much that in an Echoes blindfold test he identified the Dream’s “Ricochet” just from the opening applause.  So in an album that looks back to his early days, it ends with a track that goes even further back with a Berlin School sequencer pattern driving the space journey of “A Ritual in Time and Death.”

Although the themes, like that title, are dark and the music wouldn’t be called happy by most standards, on A Long Way to Fall , Ulrich Schnauss once again orchestrates a deliriously kinetic electronic opus that pushes toward ecstasy.

~John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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Echoes Interviewed on Public Television.

January 7, 2013

Echoes on TV:

Chuck Van Zyl from Star's End & John Diliberto from Echoes.

Chuck Van Zyl from Star’s End & John Diliberto from Echoes.

Friday Arts, a program on Philadelphia PBS station WHYY,  did a piece on Philly space music and interviewed Echoes John Diliberto & Jeff Towne as well as Chuck Van Zyl from Star’s End and electronic musician Jason Sloan. The feature ran Friday, 1/4/2012, but you can see it online here: http://video.whyy.org/video/2323750666  The Echoes/Star’s End Segment is the first on in the show.

~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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Post-Space Music From Tim Motzer & Bernhard Wöstheinrich

October 1, 2012

Tim Motzer at Event Horizon

Space psychedelia descended on the Rotunda in Philadelphia last night.  In the latest concert in the Event Horizon series, it was a three band show with PYXL8R, Groupthink and headlined by Tim Motzer & Bernhard Wöstheinrich.

Tim Motzer is sonic experimentalist who you’ll find attending most of the outside music shows in Philadelphia from free jazz to Radiohead.  He’s recorded with a host of new music luminaries including David Sylvian, King Britt, Can’s Jaki Leibezeit and his own electro-lounge group, NuCultures.

Bernhard Wöstheinrich has been on the German avant-space music scene since the late 1980s, playing with Centrozoon, Markus Reuter and Ian Boddy.  His album as The Redundant Rocker, Escape, is an oblique take on techno-pop.

Dehja Ti, Tim Motzer & Bernhard Wöstheinrich at Event Horizon

On the stage of the Rotunda, Motzer and Wöstheinrich created one long, circuitous performance.  Wöstheinrich sat on the right hand side of the stage behind a computer and some controllers while Motzer sat on a stool, stage center, playing his guitar with a video camera mounted on the headstock.  The camera is important because it was part of the elaborate set of projections performed by Dejha Ti who sat stage left with her partner, mixing live camera feeds with an array of designs from trees to abstract patterns. Projected on six irregular screens set at different depths, it seemed to embrace the music of Motzer and Wöstheinrich in an immersive shifting cocoon.

Forthcoming NuCultures album

As Motzer’s music goes, this was on the more accessible, chilled side as Wöstheinrich set up a palette of electronic rhythms, sometimes evoking Terry Riley’s “A Rainbow in Curved Air,” Tangerine Dream circa Phaedra and electro beat bongo bands all put together like the blocks of Tetris.  Across this abstracted electronic field, Motzer sometime played his guitar in tandem, dropping blips and bleeps from his effects laden instrument, once playing it with a bow to set up drones.  Like the visual patterns of Dejha Ti, the Motzer’s guitar wove into Wöstheinrich sound design, moving from foreground to background depths and a few times emerging with scintillating solos where everything seemed to coalesce around his guitar like a magnet drawing the electronic fragments together.

Motzer and Wöstheinrich are incorrigible experimentalists not afraid to go to the edge of sound without a safety net.  But, as evidenced by Motzer’s NuCultures and Wöstheinrich’s The Redundant Rocker, they are also connected to rock streams past and present.  At the Rotunda, experimentalism won out as they sculpted exotic Kandinsky-like sound worlds that sometimes eschewed any center, but it was the rock and melodic side that allowed it to occasionally coalesce around a locus of control in the psychedelic storm.

(Event Horizon has another event coming on November 9

~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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Still Tangerine Dreaming

July 10, 2012

Tangerine Dream from Electric Mandarine Tour

There is a nice review of Tangerine Dream’s show in NYC by Jon Pareles in the New York Times.  Nice to see a balanced POV in the mainstream media. Apparently, while they had a bigger venue in New York than Philadelphia, they did not have a bigger audience.  Only a few hundred according to reports.

However…

I’m seeing that we really got gypped in Philly regarding playing time and set-list.  I think they played about half of this at their Philadelphia show at the Underground Arts Theater. .

TANGERINE DREAM – The Electric Mandarine Tour2012
NEW YORK – BEST BUY THEATRE – SAT 7 JULY 2012
SET 1
1. The Sensational Fall Of The Master Builder
2. Dolphin Dance
3. Cliffs Of Sydney
4. Song Of The Whale (to Dusk)
5. Ayumi’s Loom
6. Logos
7. Marmontel Riding On A Clef
8. Oriental Haze
9. Love On A Real Train
10. Underwater Sunlight
11. Homeless
12. Going West
13. One Night In Space
14. The Silver Boots Of Bartlett Green
SET 2
1. Ricochet Piano + Ricochet Song
2. Hoël Dhat The Alchemist
3. Lady Monk
4. Long Island
5. Blue Bridge
6. Alchemy Of The Heart
7. Warsaw In The Sun
8. Horizon
9. Teetering Scale
10. Transition
11. Girl On The Stairs
12. Loved By The Sun
13. Stratosfear
ENCORE:
PHAEDRA
CRYSTAL SHIP

“Stratosfear!”  “Phaedra!” “Horizon!”  We wuz robbed.

~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

If you like Tangerine Dream then you want to check out the latest album from Marconi Union called Different Colours.   Click on the link for review and several complete tracks.  You get great CDs like this by becoming a member of the Echoes CD of the Month Club.  Follow the link and see what you’ve been missing.

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Philadelphia Concerts Ahead

June 22, 2012

This is mostly for Philly area listeners for some Echoes related concerts coming up.

 RECOMMENDED THIS WEEK

Van Der Graaf Generator.  If you’re a progressive rock fan, you’ll be there.  Check out A Summer of Progressive Rock

 GET YOUR TICKETS
SIGUR ROS Coming July 29 & 30
*******DEAD CAN DANCE is Coming August 26. ********

*******THIS WEEK*********

NEARFEST APOCALYPSE

Friday, 6/22/12 – Sunday, 6/24/12
NEARFEST APOCALYPSE
The last NEARfest.  Sold out, but you might be able to scalp tickets. UK has replaced co-Headliner Eloy joining Van Der Graaf Generator and Renaissance.
www.nearfest.com

Saturday, 6/23/12
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR

|Sellersville Theater
Fresh off their Nearfest show the night before, VDGG will bring the classics and new tracks to town.  They did an amazing set at Nearfest 2009. (read review) Sellersville will be a great venue to hear this band. This is an Echoes Presents show, but I’ll be at Nearfest seeing Renaissance.  I’ll have seen VDGG the night before.  Watch for my blog review next morning.

IONA

Tuesday, 6/26/12
IONA

|Sellersville Theater
The English progressive rock band with a bent towards the ecclesiastical.  Beautiful singer in Joanne Hogg and a great guitarist in David Bainbridge.   Read review of their 2010 Nearfest set http://wp.me/pgATL-Rb)  This is an Echoes Presents show and I’ll be hosting.

Tuesday, 06/26/12
EXITMUSIC
Milkboy

Thursday, 06/28/12
JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY
w/Mark Southerland
|World Cafe Live (Up)

Thursday, 06/28/12
NORAH JONES
/ Sasha Dobson
|The Mann Center

Friday, 6/29/12
EPIPHANY PROJECT

|The PSALM Salon

Saturday, 06/30/12

California Guitar Trio

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO
|Sellersville Theater
Always a great show whether playing inventive originals or covers of tunes like Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” or Beethoven’s “5th.”  This is an Echoes Presents show.

Thursday, 06/05/12
PIERRE BENSUSAN

|Sellersville
One of the second generation icons of acoustic guitar. This is an Echoes Presents show.

Friday, 07/06/2012
TANGERINE DREAM

|Electric Factory
It’s been a long time and I think TD may have gotten better.  They played Moogfest last year and I have a commentary on that performance and a link to a live recording of it.   http://wp.me/pgATL-1qP

Friday, 07/06/12
COLDPLAY         

|Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, July 12
ADRIAN LEGG

|Sellersville Theater
There just wasn’t enough Adrian Legg during this year’s International Guitar Night VI show.  That’s remedied with this solo concert from one of the true originals of the guitar.  And he’s a riotous raconteur of the first order.  This is an Echoes Presents show.

Saturday, 07/14/12
ROGER WATERS: THE WALL LIVE
|Citizens Bank Park

Friday, 07/20/12 – Sun, 7/22/12
XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Wilco / Avett Brothers – Dr. Dog -*Counting Crows – The Hold Steady / The War On Drugs / The Lumineers / Ozomatli / JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound / City Rain/ . Kathleen Edwards / Patterson Hood / Mike Doughty / Good Old War / Lee Ranaldo Band / Delta Rae / Matt Santry Band/ Diego Garcia / John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders / JD Souther / JD McPherson / Work Drugs / Dana Alexandra Wiggin’s Park & Susquehanna Bank Center

http://xpn.org/concerts-events/xponential-music-festival-2012

Saturday, 07/21/12
Hot Chip

|Electric Factory
Blew me away at Moogfest two years ago.

Sunday, 07/29/12 & Monday, 07/30/12

SIGUR  ROS
|Mann Skyline Stage
The Archangels of Atmosphere come to Philly and demand was so high that they added a second show.  Are you sure this is Philadelphia?  They were amazing a couple of years ago and Jonsi’s solo show 2 years ago was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen.

Thursday, 08/09/12
PAT METHENY UNITY BAND
|Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA

Thursday, 08/23/12
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
/ Magic Castles
|Union Transfer  $20

Sunday, 08/26/12
DEAD CAN DANCE

|Kimmel Center

Monday, 09/17/12
AMON TOBIN  
|Electric Factory

Saturday, 09/08/12
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

|Union Transfer

Saturday, 09/15/12
LOTUS / Ghostland Observatory / MiMosa / Michael Menert / Sonic Spank
|FDR Park

Thursday, 09/20/12
GLEN HANSARD             
|Union Transfer

Friday, 09/21/12
PETER GABRIEL
(performing So in its entirety)
|Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, 09/27/12
DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT
|Tower Theatre

Thursday, 09/27/12
GRIMES / Elite Gymnastics / Myths
|Union Transfer

Saturday, 09/29/12
GOTYE / Missy Higgins / Jonti
|Susquehanna Bank Center

Tuesday, 10/02/12
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR        
|Union Transfer

Thursday, 10/04/12
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD

|Keswick Theatre     $29-$39

Saturday, 10/06/12
CLANNAD
|Keswick Theatre

~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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