Post-Rock Dominates Echoes Top 25 for October.

Hans Christian & Harry Manx’s You Are the Music of My Silence leads the Echoes Top 25 for October.  Their dreamy Indian evocations, the Echoes CD of the Month for October, floats like a seagull above a roiling ocean of post & alt-rock bands in the Top Ten.

Tycho, All India Radio, Balmorhea, Hammock, The American Dollar, Azure Ray and The Album Leaf are all artists that hail from the rock side of things, creating variations on ambient rock and dream pop.   Yet it’s still music with roots in the sound of Echoes.   In fact all those artists grew up listening, in varying degrees, to the sounds of space music, Windham Hill Records and ambient music.  You can hear those sounds in the bottom half of the list with Dead Can Dance still holding on after their September CD of the Month with Anastasis, Paul Avgerinos with his new age designs, Kevin Keller’s ambient chamber music and the return of Michael Stearns with his score to Samsara.

THE ECHOES TOP 25 FOR OCTOBER

  1. Hans Christian and Harry Manx – You Are the Music of My Silence (Allemande) You Are the Music of My Silence - Hans Christian & Harry Manx
  2. Tycho – Dive (Ghostly International) Dive - Tycho
  3. All India Radio – Red Shadow Landing (Inevitable) Red Shadow Landing - All India Radio
  4. Balmorhea – Stranger (Western Vinyl) Stranger - Balmorhea
  5. Hammock – Departure Songs (Hammock) Departure Songs - Hammock
  6. The American Dollar – Ambient Three (Yesh Music) Ambient Three - The American Dollar
  7. Azure Ray – As Above So Below (Saddle Creek) As Above So Below - EP - Azure Ray
  8. Darshan Ambient – Falling Light (Lotuspike) Falling Light - Darshan Ambient
  9. Kaki King – Glow (Velour) Glow - Kaki King
  10. The Album Leaf – Forward/Return (The Album Leaf) Forward / Return - The Album Leaf
  11. Paul Avgerinos – Lovers (Round Sky) Lovers - Paul Avgerinos
  12. Kevin Keller Ensemble – The Day I Met Myself (Kevin Keller) Kevin Keller: The Day I Met Myself - Kevin Keller Ensemble
  13. Little People – We Are But Hunks of Wood (Youth & Progress) We Are But Hunks of Wood - Little People
  14. Slow Dancing Society – Laterna Magica (Hidden Shoal) Laterna Magica - Slow Dancing Society
  15. Dead Can Dance – Anastasis (Pias America) Anastasis - Dead Can Dance
  16. Sounds From the Ground – Widerworld (Waveform) Widerworld - Sounds from the Ground
  17. Michael Stearns/Various Artists- Samsara OST (Varese Sarabande) Samsara (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Michael Stearns, Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci
  18. Nicholas Gunn – Thirty-One Nights (Spring Hill Music) Thirty-One Nights - Nicholas Gunn
  19. Janel and Anthony – Where is Home (Cuneiform) Where Is Home - Janel & Anthony
  20. Julia Holter – Ekstsasis (RVNG International) Ekstasis - Julia Holter
  21. Nik Bartsch’s Ronin – Live (ECM) Nik B”rtsch's Ronin - Live - Nik B”rtsch's Ronin
  22. Lymbyc Systym – Symbolyst (Western Vinyl) Symbolyst - Lymbyc Systym
  23. Jesse Cook – The Blue Guitar Sessions (Entertainment One) The Blue Guitar Sessions (Deluxe Edition) - Jesse Cook
  24. Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy – WaterSky (Ark Records) WaterSky - Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy
  25. Ooze – Where the Fields Never End : Revisited (Aleph Zero) Where the Fields Never End: Revisited - Ooze

~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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One Response to “Post-Rock Dominates Echoes Top 25 for October.”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    great list. some amazing bands on here🙂

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