Lyla Foy Plays Live on Echoes

May 19, 2014

Lyla Foy Brings her Haunting Songs to Echoes Live. 

Lyla Foy on Echoes

Lyla Foy on Echoes

A lot of modern singers can’t bring it live.  They need backing tapes, ghost vocals, and rhythm tracks, if not more.  I remember one live Echoes session where the only sound in the studio was a lone voice, barely.  Everything else, vocal harmonies, bass, guitar, drums and key was coming off a computer even though a drummer, bassist and keyboardist were in the studio. The result was a performance that aspired to the perfection of a CD, but was ultimately lifeless; an imperfect artifact of a perfect moment.

Foy-MirrorBut I knew that English singer Lyla Foy could bring it live when I saw her crammed with two bandmates into the back of a London taxi for the renowned and quirky  “Black Cab Sessions.” She was recording as Wall then, but she lost nothing of the atmosphere or vulnerability of her music in this stripped down situation.

Lyla Foy's Feet on Echoes

Lyla Foy’s Feet on Echoes

When she came to Echoes to play music from her Mirrors the Sky album, it was still just a guitarist/bassist, drummer and Foy singing and playing lead.  No phantom voices or rhythm loops.  And the performance is powerful.   Standing barefoot with a black Fender Stratocaster slug around her neck,  Foy probed deep into her  songs of loss, longing and love.  There was a reason we picked her album as the  Echoes CD of the Month in April, and you can hear it tonight.

Read a review and hear tracks of Lyla Foy’s April CD of the Month, Mirrors the Sky.

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Mark McGuire’s Progressive Reinvention in Echoes Podcast

May 16, 2014

Mark McGuire’s Prog-Rock Roots and Metaphysical Designs
in Echoes Podcast

Mark-McGuire-Along-The-WayIf you thought Toto had taken over Mike Oldfield’s body on his recent album, Man on the Rocks, then you should hear Mark McGuire’s Along the Way.  Every time I put it on I feel like I’m taking a trip into the future via my past.  Elements of the 70s progressive rock music I love from Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Tempel, Mike Oldfield and Jade Warrior emerge in his music.  But Mark McGuire isn’t recreating this sound so much as reinventing it for his own vocabulary.   He was formerly in Emeralds, an electronic band with deep echoes of German space music but on his own, he’s made a statement recording that goes beyond that.  It was the Echoes CD of the Month for March and you can read a review and listen to tracks from it here.   He talks about it in Echoes Podcast.

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Welsh Dream Pop on Echoes

May 15, 2014

The Welsh Band 9Bach has a new CD on Realworld Records.

TincianIt’s been a while since we’ve featured a Welsh band on Echoes. The last one I recall was Ceredwen, a beautifully produced project that released two albums in the late 1990s on the Real Music label. Ceredwen featured the compositions of Andrew Fryer with Renee Gray singing in Welsh. There’s been a few individual artists from Wales along the way, guitarist Gareth Pearson and synthesist Robert Fox among them, and I’m sure there are more but 9Bach is the first in a while. Although 9Bach’s Lisa Jen sings entirely in Welsh, this isn’t traditional music. It just uses traditional forms and modalities as a staging ground for broader compositional concerns. You can hear them on their second CD, Tincian which means a resonant sound. The name 9Bach, by the way, is pronounced the way it looks although it’s meaning is something vaguely like “little grandmother.” We’ll hear 9Bach and more tonight on Echoes.

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Echoes Goes to the Darkside

May 14, 2014

Hear an Interview with Darkside Tonight on Echoes.

Darkside @ Mountain Oasis. Photo: Diliberto

Darkside @ Mountain Oasis. Photo: Diliberto

This past October I got to see the band Darkside at the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.  They played before an impressively large audience in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, considering they only had one album out, Psychic.  They’re a band that favors shadows, standing in twin cones of low, smoke filled light, delivering snarling guitar leads over throbbing electronic drums and sequences like a pong game on acid. They recalled the German band Can, with their motoric grooves and free improvisation, but brought a modern DJ sensibility to their set.  It was like a rave in a bomb shelter.  Tonight on Echoes we’ll revisit our interview with Darkside’s Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington.

Guitarist Dave Harrington has just released a solo EP,  Before This There Was One Heart But a Thousand Thoughts .

Check out their live set in Paris last year.  And turn it up.

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S. Carey Live on Echoes

May 13, 2014

Bon Iver Drummer Creates Naturalist Dream Pop

S. Carey on Echoes

S. Carey on Echoes

Sean Carey has spent the last few years stroking drums and providing harmony vocals behind dream folk artist Bon Iver. So it’s not surprising that when he records as S.Carey, his own music has that same slow motion melancholy feel. But Carey brings some other elements to his new album, Range of Light that set him apart.

RangeHe writes songs about his family and merges them with imagery drawn from nature and the writings of environmentalist John Muir. We’ll hear him do that when he plays live on Echoes.

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Tori Amos Live on Echoes

May 12, 2014
Tori Amos on Echoes

Tori Amos on Echoes

Tori Amos is an icon among singer-songwriters.  Her 1992 solo debut, Little Earthquakes still resonates more than 22 years later and now that she’s hit 50, Amos is showing no signs of mellowing in a music that is as politically and socially charged and as musically adventurous as ever.  Tomorrow, May 13, she’ll release Unrepentant Geraldines, an album that modulates concepts of aging, sexism, religion and love, although that might sometimes be hate.

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Two weeks ago,  I sat down with Amos in the bowls of Manhattan, literally.  We were in Subculture, a new performance space in the basement of a 117 year old building.  The venue is settled in industrial art decor, with massive exposed support pillars with bolts the size of my calves and the rumble of New York’s subway seemingly a few inches under my feet.  Listen close and you can hear their growl.

Tori Amos on Echoes

Tori Amos on Echoes

Sitting at a Steinway grand piano, Tori played three songs for us including one she says she hasn’t performed live yet, “Wild Ways’ and talked extensively about her new music.

We also had a longer conversation and that will run on Echoes in forthcoming weeks so watch for that.  Meanwhile, enjoy our exclusive live performance with Tori Amos tonight on Echoes.

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Marissa Nadler in Echoes Podcast

May 9, 2014

 Singer-Songwriter Marissa Nadler in Echoes Podcast.

Marissa-Nadler-July-608x608Her mother is an abstract painter.  She grew up on Nirvana and Mojave 3 and recorded with an experimental Heavy Metal artist.  Those are all aspects you might not expect from a women who makes gently melodic, atmospherically mysterious, and lyrically intriguing music, playing on fingerstyle guitar with a voice that seems to emerge from around a shadowed corner on a dark night. 

Marissa Nadler at EchoesMarissa Nadler is a singer-songwriter of delicate dimensions and deep atmospheres. Her latest album, July, is the story of one year in her life, from breakup to reunion. Today on Echoes she talks about her album and turning visual imagery into evocative music. You can hear her talk about it on the Echoes Podcast.

Marissa Nadler will be coming to a town near you in June & July.  Check out her Tour Dateshttp://www.marissanadler.com/

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Alien Guitars

May 8, 2014

Richard Leo Johnson Returns with a Trip Even Further Out on the Limb

W203Richard Leo Johnson first came to our intention in 1999 when he released a pair of albums on Blue Note Records. He was a ferocious finger-style guitarist, taking the techniques developed by Michael Hedges and pushing them further. Then he went off into a much more rustic direction, playing old acoustic guitars and adopting character like Charlie Shoe and Vernon McAlister. He created stories around these men and inhabited them on albums like  Who Knew Charlie Shoe and The Legend of Vernon McAlister. In the process, Johnson created a wholly original music that was as dusty as a hobo camp and as avant-garde as a Frank Gehry building.

ALien-GuitarNow Johnson has returned with a new CD called Celeste that tells the tale of Vernon McAlister’s alien abduction. He plays the music on a Martin custom “alien” guitar that includes a theremin. If you know the properties and playing techniques of a theremin, I don’t see how this can work, but you can hear it tonight on Echoes.  Here he is whipping it out four years ago on 12-string.
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BleedsWe’ll also hear new music from Erik Scott, the erstwhile bassist with artists like Alice Cooper and Flo & Eddie and co-founder of the alt-rock group Sonia Dada. He’s released his second solo album, ….And the Earth Bleeds featuring his beautiful, melodic bass playing. You can hear it on Echoes tonight.

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Brian Eno & Karl Hyde New Music

May 7, 2014

Brian Eno & Karl Hyde’s Electro Beat Poetry

Someday WorldYou might recall that last year Karl Hyde from the band Underworld released an album with Brian Eno collaborator Leo Abrahams called Edgeland.  (You can hear an Echoes interview with them). That was a great album and now Hyde has teamed up with Brian Eno himself for a new CD called Someday World. Surprisingly, it finds both musicians working in much more conventional song form. For Eno, this falls somewhere between the Afro-centric grooving of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and the fractured poetry of Drums Between the BellsFor Hyde, it’s less moody than Edgeland, but retains his diary-like lyrics, picking up on scenes and conversations around him.

Here’s a cool video of them jamming for possible live sessions.  It’s not totally indicative of the way the album sounds. That’s in the video below that.

Life_Under_StarsAlso today, we’ll hear some beautiful new music by Carl Weingarten, a great, unheralded and underrated, often experimental guitarist.  In the early 1980s he had a progressive rock group in St. Louis called Delay Tactics and then started releasing solo albums in an ambient style. He moved to San Francisco and got involved with world music, created some nice world fusion albums and started playing dobro and a more rustic style of guitar.    Life Under Stars finds him in a much more pastoral role in a great ensemble recording that includes trumpters Jeff Oster and bassist Michael Manring.  Expect to hear this a lot on Echoes.

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Marissa Nadler’s Surreal Dream-Folk Music

May 6, 2014

 Singer-Songwriter Marissa Nadler tonight on Echoes.

Marissa Nadler at Echoes

Marissa Nadler at Echoes

Her mother was an abstract artist.  She grew up on Nirvana and Mojave 3 and recorded with an experimental Heavy Metal artist.  All aspects you might not expect from a women who makes gently melodic, atmospherically mysterious, and lyrically intriguing music, playing on fingerstyle guitar with a voice that seems to emerge from around a shadowed corner on a dark night. 

Marissa-Nadler-July-608x608Marissa Nadler is a singer-songwriter of delicate dimensions and deep atmospheres. Her latest album, July, is the story of one year in her life, from breakup to reunion. Today on Echoes she talks about her album and turning visual imagery into evocative music. You can hear her talk about it tonight on Echoes.

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