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Olivier Libaux’s Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age Live on Echoes

December 10, 2013

Hear Olivier Libaux Bring his Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age to Echoes live tonight

Olivier Libaux's UNQOTSA live on Echoes

Olivier Libaux’s UNQOTSA live on Echoes

Olivier Libaux is a co-founder of Nouvelle Vague, a French project that records lounge versions of Punk and New Wave songs. Libaux steps out on his own with the CD titled Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age, reinventing songs by that UNQOTSAhard rock band. He turns them into introspective dreampop with a host of guest singers.  He comes to Echoes with two other wonderful vocalists, Charlotte Savary and Nathalie Réaux.  They give an enchanting performance of music from the most underrated album of 2013, including a new cover.

Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age was the Echoes CD of the Month for July. Read the Echoes review and hear more trax from this beautiful album.

Below, watch a live performance of  “3’s and 7’s” from Libaux’s 2013 album, Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age.


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Tonight on Echoes, Connections from 1967 to 2013.

October 9, 2013

60’s Psych-Progressions, 70’s Krautrock, New World Fusion
and Ambient Chamber music Tonight on Echoes.

Donovan-SunshineI must be feeling a bit nostalgic today.  I find myself going back to some of my earliest musical influences and to the early days of Echoes.  From the 1960s, I’ve got a song by Donovan, an artist who I think is an underrated influence on contemporary singer-songwriters.  His Sunshine Superman, is, song-for-song, a beautiful document of 60s tripped out psychedelia and optimism.  We’ll hear a tune from that album that looks to the darkside.  Then it’s up to 1969 and the debut from King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King.  Unlike the contemporary editions of this band, early Krimson could knock out a few ballads, especially when Greg Lake was singing the words of Pete Sinfield.   Moving up a decade, I’ll be dialing up some krautrock by Michael Rother from his second album, Sterntaler, with that beautiful guitar sound, the motoric drumming of Jaki Liebezeit and production from the late-Conny Plank.

FamiliarFrom the early days of Echoes, look for music by Patrick O’Hearn, a musician who has remained a signature artist on the show from day one.   Then there’s an album by Roger Eno & Kate St. John. Roger is Brian’s younger piano playing brother.  St. John played oboe in The Dream Academy.  They made an early album of ambient chamber music called The Familiar before going on to form the chamber rock group, Channel Light Vessel with Bill Nelson.  We’ll hear one of many haunting tracks from The Familiar.

MORCHEEBA-Head-Up-High-300x277But of course, this is Echoes and I have lots of new music for you.  We’ll hear from the new album by Bombay Dub Orchestra, Tales from the Grand Bazaar as they continue to be masters of eastern fusion.  Morcheeba returns with a new album,  Head Up High  featuring singer Skye Edwards,  and I have new music by Pieter Nooten.  You may remember him from Clan of Xymox, an 80s new wave band on 4AD.  He went on to record a much loved album, Sleeps with Fishes with Michael Brook.  Now he returns with a double CD of ambient chamber music, Haven.

It’s all there and more tonight on Echoes.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

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Julia Holter Makes Hello Stranger Strange on Echoes

October 3, 2013

Loud CityAfter yesterday’s blast from the past for our 24th anniversary we fast forward into the Echoes of 2013 even if some of it includes a song from 50 years ago.  Back in 1963 Barbara Lewis had a hit with the song “Hello Stranger” with backing from The Dells.  That title may not ring a bell but you’ll remember the chorus: “Ooh, seems like a mighty long time, shoo-bop, shoo-bop, my baby, ooh.” That’s one of the few clues to the song when Julia Holter completely reinvents it on her album, Loud City Song.

Portishead-DummyI’ve also got some dimensions in Trip-hop with two of the best known acts from that movement, Portishead and Morcheeba. Both groups are fronted by great singers, Beth Gibbons and Skye Edwards respectively.

It’s all ahead in the second show of our 25th year today, on Echoes.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

WorldsBeyondSign up for Echoes CD of the Month Club.   CD of the Month Club members will be getting Akara’s The World Beyond.  Follow the link to the Echoes CD of the Month Club and see what you’ve been missing.

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.

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The Cabaret of Una on Echoes.

September 10, 2013

Laughing ManUna is interviewed tonight on Echoes.

Trip-Hop music of the 1990s brought several worlds together.  In groups like Portishead, Massive Attack and Morcheeba, you  could hear elements of hip-hop, electronic music, lounge moods and torch song singing.  Una has taken those sounds in a different direction over the last six years, adding jazz, film scores and cabaret into the mix.  Their latest album is called The Laughing Man.  Hear about this band when I talk to them tonight on Echoes.

Highlights

Una live on Echoes

Una live on Echoes

Eddie Barajas on Vinyl:  Well, basically I like to sample very random records.  For example, I was just using a text typing record, an instructional course.  I also have a self relaxation record, which has some soothing sounds and nice things.  I like, I like the guy and what he says and everything, so…I tend to go thrift store shopping a lot and start digging through the old vinyl, and you know, Disney records, children’s stories, Aladdin, just the most random things I can find I tend to try and slip in there.

Jennifer Nice on the moods of Una: So one of the latest things we would do is to create like a film noir set and we would have like old pictures of our relatives on the DJ table with a slow running fan, like an old detective’s office…antique phone, just kind of all dressed up.

Hear the complete Una interview tonight on Echoes.

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Olivier Libaux Transforms QOTSA in Echoes Podcast

August 25, 2013

Hear an interview with Olivier Libaux tonight on the Echoes Podcast

Olivier Libaux is a co-founder of Nouvelle Vague, a French project that records lounge versions of Punk and New Wave songs. Libaux steps out on his own with the CD titled Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age, reinventing songs by that UNQOTSAhard rock band. He turns them into introspective dreampop with a host of guest singers including Inara George from The Bird and the Bee, Katharine Whalen from Squirrel Nut Zippers, Clare Manchon from Clare and the Reasons and Skye from Morcheeba. Libaux talks about his Echoes CD of the Month for July. Read the Echoes review and hear more trax from this beautiful album.

HIGHLIGHTS:

On why this isn’t a Nouvelle Vague record:

Actually my partner (Marc Collin) was not into it, so I made it by myself.  I was the rock-n-roll fan in Nouvelle Vague.  If Nouvelle Vague was covering The Undertones, the Sisters of Mercy, the Dead Kennedys, XTC, things like that, that was because of me because I grew up with these bands.  I believe he’s not a great fan of Queens of the Stone Age.

You can hear Olivier Libaux’s interview in the Echoes Podcast.
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Interview: Olivier Libaux

July 23, 2013

Hear an interview with Olivier Libaux tonight on Echoes

Olivier Libaux is a co-founder of Nouvelle Vague, a French project that records lounge versions of Punk and New Wave songs. Libaux steps out on his own with the CD titled Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age, reinventing songs by that UNQOTSAhard rock band. He turns them into introspective dreampop with a host of guest singers including Inara George from The Bird and the Bee, Katharine Whalen from Squirrel Nut Zippers, Clare Manchon from Clare and the Reasons and Skye from Morcheeba. Libaux talks about his Echoes CD of the Month for July. Read the Echoes review and hear more trax from this beautiful album.

Below, watch a live performance of  “3’s and 7’s” from Libaux’s 2013 album, Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age.


John Diliberto (((echoes)))

Find your local Echoes station or streaming options here.

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

Join the Echoes Sound Circle and keep the soundscapes of Echoes flowing!


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