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Mree Plays Live on Echoes

March 11, 2014

Hear Mree perform in a Living Room Concert on Echoes tonight.

Mree goes where Enya fears to tread: creating music of stacked and layered vocals, and doing it live without backing tracks. Last year this then-19 year old musician released an album of sublime maturity called Winterwell. I’m still in love with this album.  Mree explores its haunting melodies live on Echoes.

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar - Live on Echoes

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar – Live on Echoes

Below, watch Mree’s video for “Into the Well” from her 2013 album, Winterwell.

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John Diliberto’s Top 10 CDs 2013

December 30, 2013

This was one of the hardest lists ever to compile.  It’s different from 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 2013, which is our picks of the best music played on Echoes.  And it’s also different from The Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll results.   These are my picks from all the music I heard in what turned out to be an epic year for new music.  And in an epic year, these are the albums that rose to the top of the top for me.

Metheny-Tap-Tzadik-cvr1- Pat MethenyTap: John Zorn’s The Book of Angels, Vol. 20
Metheny takes fragmentary themes from composer John Zorn’s “Book of Angels” series and orchestrates them into expansive, electro-symphonic works.  The fact that it features some of Metheny’s most unbridled and psychedelic guitar playing in years is just a bonus.

Stories2- Rhian Sheehan –  Stories from Elsewhere
On his 7th album, Stories from Elsewhere Rhian Sheehan created one of the most sublime shadings of ambient chamber music since Harold Budd’s Pavillion of Dreams.  It’s a magical CD of soaring strings, surging rhythms, childlike music boxes and ambient expanses that sounds both familiar and timeless. It was a CD of the Month in May.

UNQOTSA-5003 – Olivier Libaux Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age
I don’t know if I could’ve gotten behind an album more than I did Olivier Libaux’s sublime covers of music by alt-metal band Queen’s of the Stone Age.  Part of the New Wave/Punk cover band Nouvelle Vague.  Libaux stepped out on his own to record the albums with singers including Emilianna Torinni and Inara George. He accomplished a melancholy re-imagining of this alt-metal band’s music. It was a CD of the Month in July.

TimeLapse4 – Ludovico Einaudi –  In a Time Lapse
In a Time Lapse is a defining album on which pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi pulled out all the stops, synthesizing a 21st century classicism that is all-embracing in its musical influences, and all-enveloping in its emotional sweep. It was Echoes CD of the Month in March,

Innocents-2505 – Moby   Innocents
Moby completes a trilogy of atmospheric, introspective songs that began with Wait for Me and Destroyed.  A CD of the Month in NovemberInnocents is the most soothing melancholy.

Olafur-Arnalds-For-Now-I-Am-Winter-2506 – Ólafur Arnalds   For Now I Am Winter
Both sophisticated and edgy, Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds inhabits his own sonic universe, balancing emotions and mood on a laser’s edge of strings echoing out of frozen skies and electronics trawling the substrata.  For Now I Am Winter is his most mature work to date and a CD of the Month in April.

Long Way To Fall7 – Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way To Fall
A wonderfully melodic, groove driven album of synthesizer wonder as Ulrich Schnauss explores childhood memories with electronic dreams.  The title track will leave you breathless.  It was an Echoes CD of the Month in February.

WInterwell8 – Mree   Winterwell
Serene dream pop from a 19 year old musician who comes from a singer-songwriter tradition but creates Enya like choirs with her voice on this lush and powerful album.

Bleeding-Raainbow-Yeah-Right CVR9 – Bleeding Rainbow   Yeah, Right
This Philadelphia based band created a garage-rock psychedelic ecstacy that often attained the epic mixing shoegaze guitars with motoric grooves and heroic girl-group choruses from singer Sarah Everton.  I’m still trying to figure out why Savages got so much hipster attention and this album slipped away.  Play it loud and you’ll wonder why as well.

kveikur10- Sigur Ros  Kveikur
Sigur Ros kick out the jams on this album of delirious, roiling textures and Jonsi’s falsetto melodies of prayer.  This is one of the Icelandic groups more aggressive outings which is saying a lot for a band that has no restraints in their electric storm.

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The Echoes Discovery of 2013: Mree

December 30, 2013

Hear Mree interviewed on Echoes tonight.

WInterwellTechnically, Mree isn’t a new artist.  She released her debut album, Glow,  in 2011 when she was all of 17 years old.  But it’s her sophomore release, Winterwell, that revealed an artist of intoxicating depth and studio virtuosity.    Mree is not your typical singer song-writer.  Even though she started out playing acoustic guitar in her bedroom and recording alt-rock songs in her bathroom on YouTube,  she’s evolved her sound into something closer to dream pop than folk, embracing influences from the New Age, Alt-Rock and ambient into a music that is both intimate and atmospheric.  As a child Mree listened to Mariah Carey, but now the 20 year old musician is more likely to cite, Sigur Ros, Hammock and Bon Iver as influences.  She talks about Winterwell, listening to Enya and looping her voice tonight on Echoes.

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar - Live on Echoes

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar – Live on Echoes

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Ethereal Girl: Mree in Echoes Podcast.

October 4, 2013

Hear Mree interviewed in the Echoes Podcast.

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar - Live on Echoes

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar – Live on Echoes

Mree isn’t your typical singer song-writer.  Even though she started out playing acoustic guitar in her bedroom and recording alt-rock songs on YouTube,  she’s evolved her sound into something closer to dream pop than folk, embracing sounds from the New Age, Alt-Rock and ambient into a music that is both intimate and atmospheric.  She WInterwellrecently released her sophomore album, Winterwell.   As a child Mree listened to Mariah Carey, but now the 19 year old musicians is more likely to cite, Sigur Ros, Hammock and Bon Iver as influences.  She talks about her music, listening to Enya and looping her voice on the Echoes Podcast.

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.

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Mree’s Magical Sound on Echoes.

October 1, 2013

Hear Mree interviewed on Echoes tonight.

WInterwellMree isn’t your typical singer song-writer.  Even though she started out playing acoustic guitar in her bedroom and recording alt-rock songs on YouTube,  she’s evolved her sound into something closer to dream pop than folk, embracing sounds from the New Age, Alt-Rock and ambient into a music that is both intimate and atmospheric.  She recently released her sophomore album, Winterwell.   As a child Mree listened to Mariah Carey, but now the 19 year old musicians is more likely to cite, Sigur Ros, Hammock and Bon Iver as influences.  She talks about her music, listening to Enya and looping her voice tonight on Echoes.

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar - Live on Echoes

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar – Live 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 130528_EchoesEchoes with a monthly donation that will barely disturb your credit card.

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

M & M’s Lead Echoes Top 25 for August

August 27, 2013

Ambient Music from Greece and Dreampop from North Jersey

WavesMelorman,  Mree and Marconi Union hold the one , two and three positions for most played albums in August on Echoes.  Melorman’s Waves was the Echoes August CD of the Month.  Mree’s Winterwell is the impressive sophomore album from the 19-year old Taiwanese-Bulgarian-American singer from northern New Jersey.   Her ethereal songs have stacked vocals that recall Enya and plaintive melodies that never fail to enchant.  Mree leads a pack of vocal albums on the list, 12, which is the most ever in the Echoes Top 25.

Mree's Winterwell

Mree’s Winterwell

But ambient music abounds including the third M in our list, Marconi Union & Jah Wobble with their CD Anomic, which gets better with every listen.  Then there’s the beautiful ambient chamber music Jeff Greinke.  He’s a longtime favorite on Echoes and his new album Scenes from a Train is a beautiful work of acoustic chamber music that further reveals the composer in this experimental artist.  And dig his label name: Infectious Music.  Anyway you take it, it’s true.  Here’s the Top 25 for August

ECHOES TOP 25 for August 2013

  1. MelormanWaves (Sun Sea Sky Productions) iTunes
  2. Mree – Winterwell (Mree Music) iTunes
  3. Jah Wobble & Marconi Union – Anomic (30 Hertz) Anomic - Jah Wobble & Marconi Union
  4. Northcape – Exploration and Ascent (Sun Sea Sky Productions) Exploration and Ascent - Northcape
  5. Ludovico Einaudi – In a Time Lapse (Ponderosa Music)
  6. Una – The Laughing Man (Una)
  7. Allison Moyet – The Minutes (Metropolis Records)
  8. Tricky – False Idols (False Idols) Anomic - Jah Wobble & Marconi Union
  9. Hem – Departure and Farewell (Redeye Label) Anomic - Jah Wobble & Marconi Union
  10. Jeff Greinke – Scenes From A Train (Infectious Music)
  11. Olivier Libaux – Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age (Music for Music Lovers) Uncovered: Queens of the Stone Age - Olivier Libaux
  12. Tom Caufield – Nature and the Constant Illusion (Bohemian Embassy) Exploration and Ascent - Northcape
  13. Washed Out – Paracosm (Sub Pop)
  14. Hooverphonic – The Night Before (Columbia Europe)
  15. Delerium – Music Box Opera (Nettwerk Records)
  16. Sankt Otten – Messias Maschine (Denovali Records)
  17. Glenn Jones – My Garden State (Thrill Jockey)
  18. William Tyler – Impossible Truth (Merge Records) iTunes
  19. Karl Hyde – Edgeland (Deluxe Version) (UMe) iTunes
  20. Dido – Girl Who Got Away (RCA) iTunes
  21. George Wallace – Soul Ascending iTunes
  22. Sigur Ros – Kveikur (XL Recordings) Kveikur - Sigur Rós
  23. Rachel Zeffira – The Deserters (Paper Bag) The Deserters - Rachel Zeffira
  24. Laki Mera – Turn all Memory to White Noise (Just Music)
  25. John Parish – Screenplay (Thrill Jockey)

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WavesSign up for Echoes CD of the Month Club and you’llget great CDs like Melorman’s Waves. Follow the link to the Echoes CD of the Month Club and see what you’ve been missing.

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Living Room Concert: Mree

August 12, 2013

Hear Mree perform in a Living Room Concert on Echoes tonight.

Mree goes where Enya fears to tread: creating music of stacked and layered vocals, and doing it live without backing tracks. This 19 year old musician has released an album of sublime maturity called Winterwell. She explores its haunting melodies live on Echoes.

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar - Live on Echoes

Mree: The Girl with the Red Guitar – Live on Echoes

Below, watch Mree perform “Lift Me Up” from her 2013 album, Winterwell.


John Diliberto (((echoes)))

Echoes On Line

WavesSign up for Echoes CD of the Month Club. With the Echoes CD of the Month Club, you get great CDs like Melorman’s Waves. Follow the link to the Echoes CD of the Month Club and see what you’ve been missing.

Now you can go Mobile with Echoes On-Line. Find out how you can listen to Echoes 24/7 wherever you are on your iPhone, iPad or Droid.

Join us on Facebook where you’ll get all the Echoes news so you won’t be left behind when Dead Can Dance appear on the show, Tangerine Dream tours or Brian Eno drops a new iPad album. Or Follow us on Twitter@echoesradio

The Merryness of Mree – Dreampop Folk

May 7, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love this song from Mree, real name Marie Hsiao.   I can hear elements of Kate Bush with Julia Holter and maybe even a touch of Enya.  She has a new album coming in August, but for now, here’s a song called “Into the Well.

~John Diliberto (((echoes)))

Echoes On LineStoriesSign up for Echoes CD of the Month Club.  With the Echoes CD of the Month Club, you get great CDs like Rhian Sheehan’s  Stories from Elsewhere Follow the link to the Echoes CD of the Month Club  and see what you’ve been missing.

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