Posts Tagged ‘Portishead’

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)))

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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.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

Little_Things_CoverSign up for Echoes CD of the Month Club.   CD of the Month Club members will be getting Darshan Ambient’s Little Things 10 days before its released.  Follow the link to the Echoes CD of the Month Club and see what you’ve been missing.

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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.

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Lo-Fi Dreampop from Wall

June 24, 2013

Hear the Echoes interview with Lyla Foy of Wall

ShoestringI don’t think we’ve ever had an artist interviewed on the show with as little materiel as Wall.  That’s the recording persona of English singer-songwriter Lyla Foy who has managed to build up a lot of buzz with a sparse amount of materiel equaled only by her even sparser songs.  But those songs touch a deep and resonant chord of melancholy and beauty.  Earlier this year she released a 5 song EP called Shoestring .

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

Regarding “Left to Wonder”:  That was just a late night writing session, just me and a glass of wine, pouring my heart out.

Lyla Foy of Wall

Lyla Foy of Wall

Regarding her Black Cab Session: There’s no pretense when you’re in the back of a cab.  You can’t hide behind clever recording devices or auto tune, God forbid, or any of those things.  Just you and your singing, and it’s hot and you’re cramped.

Regarding her influences: I’m a massive fan of Beth Gibbons of Portishead.  And more current people, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, the sort of women who have a very articulate way of songwriting.

Regarding her state-of-the art 25 years ago technology: The keyboard I use is a Casio and it’s a Casio Tone MT200 and it is ancient.  I got it off eBay and I think it’s made in the ’80s.

Hear Wall with Lyla Foy tonight on Echoes or download the free podcast of the Echoes interview with Wall.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

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Climb Over Wall with Lyla Foy

May 10, 2013

Hear the Echoes interview with Lyla Foy of Wall

ShoestringI don’t think we’ve ever had an artist interviewed on the show with as little materiel as Wall.  That’s the recording persona of English singer-songwriter Lyla Foy who has managed to build up a lot of buzz with a sparse amount of materiel equaled only by her even sparser songs.  But those songs touch a deep and resonant chord of melancholy and beauty.  She’s just released a 5 song EP called Shoestring .

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

Regarding “Left to Wonder”:  That was just a late night writing session, just me and a glass of wine, pouring my heart out.  That song was written about, I think about six months ago.

Lyla Foy of Wall

Lyla Foy of Wall

Regarding her Black Cab Session: There’s no pretense when you’re in the back of a cab.  You can’t, you can’t hide behind you know, like clever recording devices or you know, auto tune, God forbid, or any of those things.  Just, you and your singing, and it’s hot and you’re cramped.

Regarding her influences: I’m a massive fan of Beth Gibbons of Portishead.  And more current people, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, sort of women who have a very sort of articulate way of songwriting.

Regarding her state-of-the art technology: The keyboard I use is a Casio and it’s a Casio Tone MT200 and it is ancient.  I got it off eBay and I think it’s made in the ’80s.

Download the free podcast of the Echoes interview with Wall.

~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.

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.

Portishead Drop new Song for Amnesty International

December 10, 2009

Portishead are releasing a brand new track – “Chase the Tear” for Amnesty International.

Chase the Tear is a slice of deep retro synth pop full of analog drive and of course the serene anguish of singer Beth Gibbon. This isn’t a throw-away track but deeply felt performance with a very moody performance video to go with it.
I could’ve done without the edge of the cliff ending though.

Portishead – Chase The Tear from Mintonfilm on Vimeo.

The track will be aired first in the UK on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show (7-9pm) on 9 December on the eve of international human rights day (10 December) and similarly on radio stations around the world.

It will be available as an exclusive download single from 7 digital (http://www.7digital.com/portisheadamnesty) from 10 December, with all earnings going towards Amnesty’s human rights work and all rights given to the organisation.

A video of Portishead performing ‘‘Chase the Tear’’ will also be available from 10 December at: www.amnesty.org.uk/portishead and at www.portishead.co.uk

John Diliberto ((( echoes )))


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