Echoes November Top 25 – Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy WaterSky.

Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy’s Echoes CD of the Month, WaterSky,
Heads Up Echoes Top 25.

Ambient and Ambient-tinged rock dominate Echoes Top 25 for December.  Just in the Top 10, you’ve got a diversity of ambient sounds that reveals just how broad and embracing this genre can be.  It’s not a stream.  It’s an ocean.  You’ve got Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy’s electric ambient  chamber orchestra of woven guitars and

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keyboards on WaterSky, Darshan Ambient’s mix of jazz and space, Connect.Ohm distilling that Ultimae Records sound of chilled melodic electronics, the glitch strewn melodies of Little People, Bryan Carrigan’s shimmering curtain of electronics which is quite a contrast to the dynamic, storm-tossed guitar symphony of Hammock’s Departure Songs and the kinetic guitar-keyboards grooves of Tycho’s Dive. It’s a wide world of ambience out there.  Look to see how many of these artists turn up in the Best of Echoes 2012 Poll.  You can vote now.


  1. Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy – WaterSky (Ark Records) WaterSky - Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy
  2. Darshan Ambient – Falling Light (Lotuspike) Falling Light - Darshan Ambient
  3. Connect.Ohm – 9980 (Ultimae) 9980 - Connect.Ohm
  4. v/a – The Ambient Zone – Just Music Café vol 4 (v/a) (Just Music) The Ambient Zone Just Music Cafe Vol 4 - Various Artists
  5. Kaki King – Glow (Velour) Glow - Kaki King
  6. Little People – We Are But Hunks of Wood (Youth & Progress) We Are But Hunks of Wood - Little People
  7. Bryan Carrigan – Windows (Peonies Music) Windows - Bryan Carrigan
  8. Tom Tykwer/Reinhold Heil/Johnny Klimek – Cloud Atlas (OST) (Water Tower music) Cloud Atlas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil
  9. Hammock – Departure Songs (Hammock) Departure Songs - Hammock
  10. Tycho – Dive (Ghostly International) Dive - Tycho
  11. The Album Leaf – Forward/Return (The Album Leaf) Forward / Return - The Album Leaf
  12. Thomas Newman – Skyfall (Sony Classics) Skyfall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Thomas Newman
  13. Balmorhea – Stranger (Western Vinyl) Stranger - Balmorhea
  14. Michael Stearns/Various Artists- Samsara OST (Varese Sarabande) Samsara (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Michael Stearns, Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci
  15. Janel and Anthony – Where is Home (Cuneiform) Where Is Home - Janel & Anthony
  16. Kevin Keller Ensemble – The Day I Met Myself (Kevin Keller) Kevin Keller: The Day I Met Myself - Kevin Keller Ensemble
  17. Mamak Khadem – A Window to Color (Mamak Khadem) A Window to Color - Mamak Khadem
  18. Julia Holter – Ekstsasis (RVNG International) Ekstasis - Julia Holter
  19. Slow Dancing Society – Laterna Magica (Hidden Shoal) Laterna Magica - Slow Dancing Society
  20. Mecca Bodega – Raise the Tent (Mecca Bodega)
  21. Manual – Awash (Darla) Awash - EP - Manual
  22. Emeralds – Just to Feel Anything (Editions Mego) Just to Feel Anything - Emeralds
  23. Jeff Pearce – In the Season of Fading Light (Jeff Pearce Music) In the Season of Fading Light - Jeff Pearce
  24. Paul Avgerinos – Lovers (Round Sky) Lovers - Paul Avgerinos
  25. Jesse Cook – The Blue Guitar Sessions (Entertainment One) The Blue Guitar Sessions (Deluxe Edition) - Jesse Cook

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~© 2012 John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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