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Bombay Dub Orchestra in Echoes Podcast

January 31, 2014

Hear Bombay Dub Orchestra tell
Tales from the Grand Bazaar on ECHOES PODCAST

TalesGo directly here for BDO Podcast

I first heard of Garry Hughes back in the 1980s when he was making space music albums like Ancient Evenings and Sacred Cities for the Audion label.  He gone on to be a top producer and session musician in England.  Andrew T. MacKay is also an English session artist playing keyboards and arranging orchestras.  In the mid 2000’s they created a concept called Bombay Dub Orchestra, mixing electronic moods, Bollywood strings, Indian instruments and reggae dub strategies.  Their two previous CDs, Bombay Dub Orchestra and Three Cities were both Echoes CDs of the Month. They’ve just released their third full-length album, Tales from the Grand Bazaar and it should have been a CD of the Month pick.  The album takes them from India to Istanbul to Jamaica where Reggae rhythm legends Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare recorded with them.  It’s an album of serene and soaring strings, seductive rhythms, and gorgeous melodies spun from eastern instruments and voices.   Hear tales from  Bombay Dub Orchestra when I interview them ECHOES PODCAST

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From India to Istanbul, England to Jamaica: Bombay Dub Orchestra

January 27, 2014

Hear Bombay Dub Orchestra talk about their wonderful new CD,
Tales from the Grand Bazaar tonight on Echoes.

TalesI first heard of Garry Hughes back in the 1980s when he was making space music albums like Ancient Evenings and Sacred Cities for the Audion label.  He gone on to be a top producer and session musician in England.  Andrew T. MacKay is also an English session artist playing keyboards and arranging orchestras.  In the mid 2000’s they created a concept called Bombay Dub Orchestra, mixing electronic moods, Bollywood strings, Indian instruments and reggae dub strategies.  Their two previous CDs, Bombay Dub Orchestra and Three Cities were both Echoes CDs of the Month. They’ve just released their third full-length album, Tales from the Grand Bazaar and it should have been a CD of the Month pick.  The album takes them from India to Istanbul to Jamaica where Reggae rhythm legends Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare recorded with them.  It’s an album of serene and soaring strings, seductive rhythms, and gorgeous melodies spun from eastern instruments and voices.   Hear tales from  Bombay Dub Orchestra when I interview them tonight on Echoes.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

Oblivion-cvrJoin the Echoes CD of the Month Club.  Hammock’s Oblivion Hymns is our January   CD of the Month.  You’ll get great CDs and help support Echoes at the same time.   You can do it all right here.

OR

Pick Up  TRANSMISSIONS:
THE ECHOES LIVING ROOM CONCERTS VOLUME 19

LRC19-250pxJoin 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.

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.

Bombay Dub Orchestra Returns

September 26, 2013

Bombay Dub Orchestra & Emiliana Torrini Release first new albums in five years.

TalesIt’s been a longtime waiting for new music by east-west-electronica mavens, Bombay Dub Orchestra.  The team of Garry Hughes & Andrew T.  MacKay created some of the definitive world fusion music of the new millennium with their self-titled debut and 3 Cities, both of which were Echoes CD of the Month picks.  With electronics and Indian music as the core of their sound, they travel to further flung climes with Tales from the Grand Bazaar bringing in middle eastern elements from Turkey and living up to the “Dub” part of their name with appearances by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare, rhythm icons of Jamaican reggae.   Their seamless blending of orchestra, electronics, global instruments and modern grooves makes them true inhabitants of the 21st Century global village.  We’ll hear music from them today.

Emiliana Torrini - Tookah

Emiliana Torrini – Tookah

We’ve also got new music from Emiliana Torrini, the Icelandic singer with the un-Icelandic name.  Her father is Italian and Emiliana currently lives in Italy.  Like Bombay Dub Orchestra, it’s been five years since her last album of new music although we’ve heard her quite a bit this year on Olivier Libaux’s Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age.   After moving into abstracted terrain with Me and Arini in 2008, Torrini returns to melodic form with Tookah, a word that looks and sounds like hookah, but has nothing to do with that, I think.

So lighten up yourself and take a toke on the Tookah tonight on Echoes.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

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Jah Wobble & Marconi Union Echoes Podcast.

July 26, 2013

Hear the Echoes Podcast with  Marconi Union & Jah Wobble

Jamie Crossley & Richard Talbot of Marconi Union Live on Echoes 2006

Jamie Crossley & Richard Talbot of Marconi Union Live on Echoes 2006

In a surprising collaboration, English ambient band Marconi Union teams up with dub bassist Jah Wobble, best known for his work with Public Image, Ltd.  They talk about their album of deep-dub space music called Anomic.

Highlights include:

Jah Wobble on Marconi Union: I was surprised how romantic some of the vibes were, you know, for me it’s a romantic record. It reminds me of some of the John Barry compositions, Ipcress File and stuff like that.

Jah Wobble

Jah Wobble

Jah Wobble on Tangerine Dream: I know you’re a Tangerine Dream fan, aren’t you?  And I was.  I discovered them because I heard them when I was on Virgin Records with PIL   Tangerine Dream were the antidote for me then to the great big groove music, you know.

Jah Wobble on Classical music in Dub:  I’m not joking, really.  I’d love to make an orchestration with some classical music with dub.

Hear more in the Echoes interview with Jah Wobble and Richard Talbot from Marconi Union in the Echoes Podcast.

Here’s a video from Anomic:

Here’s a video from Marconi Union’s last album, Different Colours, an Echoes CD of the Month.


Here’s Jah Wobble with Julie Campbell as Psychic Life.

FURTHER LISTENING: Marconi Union Interview 2012

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