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May Top 25 Echoes CDs

June 4, 2014

World Fusion, Dream Pop and Ambient Americana in Echoes Top 25 for May

Hidden Treasures-225The Echoes Top 25 for May continues a trend towards chilled out vocal music but the top three slots are held by three CD of the Month picks, one vocal, two instrumental.  Lyla Foy is a relatively new artist who used to record as Wall.  Her Mirrors the Sky album, the first under her own name, was a CD of the Month in March.  But surrounding her are two veteran Echoes artists, one of who goes back even further than the show.  Carl Weingarten’s beautiful chamber Americana journey, Life Under Stars is our current CD of the Month in June.   And leading the pack is Hans Christian’s Hidden Treasures, our May CD of the Month selection, an album of cross-cultural ecstasy.  You can read about all of those and hear tracks by following the links above.

Newcomers to the Echoes Top 25 include Stumbeleine, 9Bach, Phox, Hauschka, Ben Cosgrove and Michael Barry-Rec.  Here’s thecomplete list.

ECHOES TOP 25 FOR MAY 2014

  1. Hans ChristianHidden Treasures (Allemande Music) iTunes
  2. Lyla Foy Mirrors the Sky (Subpop Records) iTunes
  3. Carl WeingartenLife Under Stars (Mutiphase Records)
  4. Tori AmosUnrepentant Geraldines (Mercury Classics) iTunes
  5. S. CareyRange of Light (Jagjaguwar) iTunes
  6. Eno & HydeSomeday World (Warp Records) iTunes
  7. 9BachTincian (Real World) iTunes
  8. BeckMorning Phase (Capital) iTUnes
  9. v/aPassages – Framed by Nova (Ultimae)
  10. StumbleineDissolver (Monotreme Records) iTUnes
  11. Ian Boddy & Erik WolloEC12 (DiN) iTunes
  12. Thus OwlsTurning Rocks (Secret City Records) iTunes
  13. Marissa Nadler July (Sacred Bones) Uncovered: Queens of the Stone Age - Olivier Libaux
  14. Tom Kerstens’ G Plus EnsembleUtopia – (Real World) iTUnes
  15. Phox Phox (Partisan Records) iTUnes
  16. Erik Scott And the Earth Bleeds (Erik Scott) iTUnes
  17. HauschkaAbandoned City (Temporary Residence) iTUnes
  18. Michael Barry-RecContinuum (Michael Barry-Rec) iTUnes
  19. Ben CosgroveField Studies (Ben Cosgrove) iTUnes
  20. DeepernetImpossible Landscape (Spotted Peccary) iTUnes
  21. Ludovico EinaudiIn a Time Lapse (The Remixes) (Ponderosa Music & Art) iTUnes
  22. Jennifer ZulliGoddess Rising (Jennifer Zulli) iTunes
  23. Cinema 12 Cinema 12 (Cinema 12) iTUnes
  24. BluetechCosmic Dubs (Native State Records) iTUnes
  25. Sylvan EssoSylvan Esso (Partisan) iTUnes

 

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Hans Christian’s Hidden Treasures

May 5, 2014

Cellist Hans Christian creates Global Serenity with Hidden Treasures
The Echoes May CD of the Month

Hidden Treasures-225Hans Christian launches his new CD playing cello. It’s the instrument he began with studying classical repertoire and he’s done recordings with it from the purely Renaissance album, Light and Spirit, to pure solo improvisations on Sancta Camisia, and of course, looping cello on Undefended Heart. But it’s when Christian taps into his global voice that he really sings. His isn’t the classical cello of Yo-Yo Ma. With Christian, notes bend in searing arcs, fraying at the edges with resonant sound.

Together We Were

Hans Christian is less a classical musician and more a global musician. It’s something he began on his solo albums, Surrender and Phantoms in the early 1990s and perfected with Rasa, the chanting duo he had throughout the first decade of the 21st century with singer Kim Waters. Christian created lush instrumental fusions behind Waters’ serene voice, alchemy of cello with the sarangi, an Indian bowed instrument, the sitara, a mini-sitar, eastern percussion and lots of electronics.

Hans Christian playing sarangi on Echoes with Rasa.

Hans Christian playing sarangi on Echoes with Rasa.

That’s the touchstone for Christian’s new solo album, Hidden Treasures, although when I say solo, it’s more in the “solo” tradition of Mike Oldfield’s one-man orchestra than a cello recital. Christian’s orchestrations are heavenly ascensions of throbbing rhythms from a mix of percussion loops and insistent bass lines from both electronic sources and bass guitar. He loves to set up dialogs between the instruments, with sarangi and sitara answering each other on “Light Headed” and swooping cello sitting in opposition to nattering sitara on “Tashina’s Fire,” a song written for an ill friend.

Tashina’s Fire

Each track is a different landscape. On “Incessant Heart” a Tibetan chant seems to emerge out of electronica swamp music and he does it without one vocal chant or sample in sight, instead evoking that feeling with deep bass drones. Christian’s cello is given full voice on “Cathedral of Tears,” on which he solos in elegiac sadness over a bed of synthesizer pads and nature effects.

Cathedrals of Tears

With Hidden Treasures, Hans Christian creates yet another enveloping space, a new world that goes beyond the exotic, that takes you from the heart of darkness to the heart of serenity in a 21st century global symphony.

NOTE: Hans Christian’s album with Harry Manx, You Are the Music of My Silence was also a CD of the Month Pick

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Hidden Treasures-225Join the Echoes CD of the Month Club. and get  Hans Christian’s  Hidden Treasures, the May CD of the Month.  You’ll get great CDs and help support Echoes at the same time.   You can do it all right here.

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Afro Celts Simon Emmerson in Echoes Podcast

April 18, 2014

Smells Good & Sounds Good: Afro Celt’s Simon Emmerson’s Fresh Handmade Sound
Hear about it in the Echoes Podcast

Hard Days NightSimon Emmerson smells good.  Not because he’s necessarily so hygienic, but because for the last four years or so he’s been creating custom made spa soundtracks for Lush Spas.  They’re mostly in the UK,  but now they’ve opened  in the US in New York City and Philadelphia.  Spa music usually has me going more manic than serene as I plow through stacks of CDs that are generically bland at best, crass, calculated and corny at worst.  But these soundtracks for Lush Spas, released under the umbrella of Fresh Handmade Sound have Simon Emmerson’s name attached.  Just say Afro Celt Sound System and that’s all the authenticity and credentials I need.

Emmerson was a co-founder of the that band which brilliantly fused sounds and musicians from Africa, Asia, Ireland and England into an electronically brewed ecstasy.  Now he’s joined by artists like Simon Richmond, who is another Fresh Handmade Sound composer and musicians like sitarist Sheema Mukkerjee from Transglobal Underground and singers like Jackie Oates, Eliza McCarthy, Martha Tilston and Rosie Doonan to make albums that would be considered brilliant works of lush downtempo fusions, ambient music and dream-pop if they weren’t marketed as spa music with generic covers.  You can hear them talk about their music in the Echoes Podcast.

Simon Emmerson, Sheema Mukherjee, Simon Richmond on Echoes

Simon Emmerson, Sheema Mukherjee, Simon Richmond on Echoes

The Fresh Handmade Sounds recordings aren’t easy to get.  You’ll find them scattered in Lush Stores and even more scattered on-line.

Here are the ones I’d try to track down

sYNAETHESIASynaethesia
The Nightjar Orchestra is the ad hoc group put together for this album.  Besides Emmerson, it also features Richard Evans who has recorded extensively at Real World Records and worked with Peter Gabriel and Michael Brook among many others.  Synaethesia is lush, folk based and string laden with expansive, acoustic based tracks like “The Great Western.”

cache_240_240_0_100_80_SpaCD COVER The Sound BathThe Sound Bath
This one approaches ambient more than most with subtle keyboard fugues under nature sounds, the plaintive sound of Afro Celt’s N’Faly Kouyate singing and playing the kora on “Hand Bells” and Enoesque themes like “Bluethroat.”

Hard Days NightA Hard Days Night Treatment
This album shouldn’t be so good.  They take Beatles tunes from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Golden Slumbers” and turn them into lysergic folk music.  In particular the array of female vocalists, from Eliza McCarthy to Jackie Oates are entrancing.  Unfortunately, this might be the hardest to get at this time.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

Support Echoes by becoming a member of the Echoes Sound Circle.

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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.

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

Foy-MirrorJoin the Echoes CD of the Month Club. and get  Lyla Foy’s Mirrors the Sky, the April CD of the Month.  You’ll get great CDs and help support Echoes at the same time.   You can do it all right here.

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Chilled Cellos 2014

April 16, 2014
Rena Jones live on Echoes

Rena Jones live on Echoes

When is a cello more than a cello? When it’s played by looping cellists who turn their strings into an orchestra. Or it’s in a cello rock band with three cellos.  Or it’s sonically processed in an electronic landscape.  You’ll hear that and more with Chilled Cellos. I’ve got several loopers including Matthew Schoening Jami Sieber and the Queen of Looping Cello, Zoe Keating. She used to play in the cello rock group Rasputina.

David Darling on Echoes

David Darling on Echoes

We won’t hear any Bach preludes, but I’ve got a guy who can whip them out whenever he wants, Yo-Yo Ma.  Instead though, we’ll hear him with the Silk Road Ensemble.  Ambient Chamber Music is a perfect home for cello and we’ll hear one of the godfathers of that sound, David Darling.  His cello has 8 strings.  We’ll also hear singing cellists with Dom La Nena, Jorane and Linnea Olsson.  And they’re twofers since they loop as well.

Tune in to Echoes tonight for Chilled Cellos.


John Diliberto (((echoes)))

Support Echoes by becoming a member of the Echoes Sound Circle.

Choose either a one time $1000 or on-going $84 Monthly PaymentThink 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.

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

Foy-MirrorJoin the Echoes CD of the Month Club. and get  Lyla Foy’s Mirrors the Sky, the April 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

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An Afro Celt Drops Musical Bath Bombs

April 15, 2014
Simon Emmerson, Sheema Mukherjee, Simon Richmond on Echoes

Simon Emmerson, Sheema Mukherjee, Simon Richmond on Echoes

Simon Emmerson smells good.  Not because he’s necessarily so hygienic, but because for the last four years or so he’s been creating custom made spa soundtracks for Lush Spas.  They’re mostly in the UK,  but now they’ve opened  in the US in New York City and Philadelphia.  Spa music usually has me going more manic than serene as I plow through stacks of CDs that are generically bland at best, crass, calculated and corny at worst.  But these soundtracks for Lush Spas, released under the umbrella of Fresh Handmade Sound have Simon Emmerson’s name attached.  Just say Afro Celt Sound System and that’s all the authenticity and credentials I need.

Sheema Mukherjee on Echoes

Sheema Mukherjee on Echoes

Emmerson was a co-founder of the that band which brilliantly fused sounds and musicians from Africa, Asia, Ireland and England into an electronically brewed ecstasy.  Now he’s joined by artists like Simon Richmond, who is another Fresh Handmade Sound composer and musicians like sitarist Sheema Mukkerjee from Transglobal Underground and singers like Jackie Oates, Eliza McCarthy, Martha Tilston and Rosie Doonan to make albums that would be considered brilliant works of lush downtempo fusions, ambient music and dream-pop if they weren’t marketed as spa music with generic covers.  You can hear them talk about their music tonight on Echoes.

The Fresh Handmade Sounds recordings aren’t easy to get.  You’ll find them scattered in Lush Stores and even more scattered on-line.

Here are the ones I’d try to track down

sYNAETHESIASynaethesia
The Nightjar Orchestra is the ad hoc group put together for this album.  Besides Emmerson, it also features Richard Evans who has recorded extensively at Real World Records and worked with Peter Gabriel and Michael Brook among many others.  Synaethesia is lush, folk based and string laden with expansive, acoustic based tracks like “The Great Western.”

cache_240_240_0_100_80_SpaCD COVER The Sound BathThe Sound Bath
This one approaches ambient more than most with subtle keyboard fugues under nature sounds, the plaintive sound of Afro Celt’s N’Faly Kouyate singing and playing the kora on “Hand Bells” and Enoesque themes like “Bluethroat.”

Hard Days NightA Hard Days Night Treatment
This album shouldn’t be so good.  They take Beatles tunes from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Golden Slumbers” and turn them into lysergic folk music.  In particular the array of female vocalists, from Eliza McCarthy to Jackie Oates are entrancing.  Unfortunately, this might be the hardest to get at this time.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

Support Echoes by becoming a member of the Echoes Sound Circle.

Choose either a one time $1000 or on-going $84 Monthly PaymentThink 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.

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

Foy-MirrorJoin the Echoes CD of the Month Club. and get  Lyla Foy’s Mirrors the Sky, the April 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

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Afro Celt Founder Takes Beatles Global

February 10, 2014

Hear the Fresh Handmade Sound Collective live tonight on Echoes

Fresh Handmade Sound Collective on Echoes

Fresh Handmade Sound Collective on Echoes

The name Fresh Handmade Sound Collective probably means nothing to you unless you’ve been to one of the Lush Cosmetic stores or Spas, but you should know the name of Simon Emmerson, a founding member of Afro Celt Sound System, still the defining exponents of 21st century world fusion.  Recently, Emmerson connected with Lush to make Spa music that wasn’t spa music.  sYNAETHESIAGathering a host of English, Indian, Irish and other musicians, including people in his Imagined Village project, he’s created a series of eclectic albums under the Fresh Handmade Sound moniker including the forthcoming A Hard Day’s Night Treatment, which takes Beatles songs from across their career and spins them into dreamy folk and  global improvisations.  We got a trio version of the collective in the Echoes living room with Simon Emmerson on guitar,  sitarist Sheema Mukherjee and keyboardist Simon Richmond.   They rework some Beatles tunes and play some original compositions live tonight on Echoes.  So light some candles, lay down and drift off the the Fresh Handmade Sound Collective tonight on Echoes.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

TimelinesCDcoverJoin the Echoes CD of the Month Club.  Erik Wøllo’s Timelines is our February CD of the Month.  You’ll get great CDs and help support Echoes at the same time.   You can do it all right here.

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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

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.

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From Oblivion to Euphoria in Echoes Top 25

January 28, 2014

Two Takes on Modern Guitar Lead Echoes Top 25 for January.

Oblivion-cvrYou couldn’t get much different than the two guitar sounds at one & two in the Echoes Top 25.  You’ve got the ambient guitar orchestrations of Hammock’s Oblivion Hymns, the Echoes CD of the Month for January followed at number 2 by E4 (Instrumental)  the Americana Electronica album from Euphoria.  Those musicians are both longtime inhabitants of this list, but some newcomers include the dream pop band, Elika,  English singer-songwriter, Fink, Seattle psychedelic folkie Damien Jurado, Swedish singer and cellist Linnea Olsson and Brazilian singer and cellist Dom La Nena. See the complete listing here.

ECHOES TOP 25 for JANUARY 2013

  1. HammockOblivion Hymns (Hammock Music) iTunes
  2. EuphoriaE4 (Instrumental) (Euphoria) iTunes
  3. Tonight SkyTonight Sky (Tonight Sky) iTunes
  4. Juliette CommagereHuman (Aeronaut Records) iTunes
  5. ElikaAlways the Light (Saint Marie) iTunes
  6. FinkFink Meets the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Ninja Tune) iTunes
  7. Bombay Dub OrchestraTales from the Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees) iTunes
  8. Damien JuradoBrothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian) iTunes
  9. DarksidePsychic (Matador Records) iTunes
  10. David Helpling & Jon JenkinsFound (Spotted Peccary) iTunes
  11. Fresh Handmade Collective – Fresh Handmade Sound: A Hard Day’s Night Treatment (v/a) (Lush)
  12. London GrammarIf You Wait (Metal & Dust) iTunes
  13. MobyInnocents (Mute) iTunes
  14. Jeff Johnson Brian Dunning & Wendy Goodwin Winterfold (Ark Records) iTunes
  15. Linnea OlssonAh! (Universal UK)
  16. Mary Fahl Love & Gravity (Mary Fahl) iTUnes
  17. Bryan CarriganBelow Zero (Peonies Music) iTUnes
  18. zer0 0nes0nar (Waveform) iTUnes
  19. Desert DwellersNight Visions: Desert Dwellers Selected Remixes (Black Swan Sounds) iTUnes
  20. Eamonn KarranDistant Sun (Real Music) iTUnes
  21. All India RadioFall Remixes (All India Radio) iTUnes
  22. Shearwater Fellow Travelers (Sub Pop) iTUnes
  23. Adam HurstNightfall (Adam Hurst) iTUnes
  24. Matteo PalmerOut of Nothing (Matteo Palmer) iTUnes
  25. Dom La Nena Golondrina (Six Degrees) iTUnes

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.

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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.

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2013 Rewind: Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll

January 1, 2014

TimeLapseStart 2014 Off Right with a Reprise Broadcast of The Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll Results tonight 01/01/2014

What do you get when you take a contemporary avant-garde composer, psychedelic folkies, Indian sitarists and Japanese electronic musicians.  Apparently you get the soundscape of Echoes or at least the music listeners thought was the best aspect of that soundscape.  Listeners have voted and today we’ll hear the results of the Best of Echoes 2013.

A few comments:
Both listeners and Echoes staff picked the same number one album, Ludovico Einaudi’s In A Time Lapse, the listeners by a very wide margin.

Innocents-250Nine tracks from 25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2013 made it to the listener poll.

Five CD of the Month Picks made it to the Listener Poll (Nine made it to 25 Essential Echoes CDs)

Dead-Can-Dance-In-ConcertIt’s the 2013 Poll, but there is music on it dating back from one to forty  years: Dead Can Dance’s In Concert, essentially there 2012 #1 album, Anastasis done live, Steve Roach’s Rasa Dance, a collection with tracks dating back to the 1980s, and daftpunk-1367945965Tubular Beats, a remix of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.

And who would’ve thought that a band who had a #2 hit single, would be on an Echoes list? We didn’t play Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” but the album it came from Random Access Memories, came in at #9.  Top Ten on Echoes has to be better than #2 on Billboard, right?


BEST OF ECHOES 2013 LISTENER POLL

  1. Ludovico Einaudi In a Time Lapse (Ponderosa Music & Art) iTunes
  2. MobyInnocents (Mute) iTunes
  3. Dead Can DanceIn Concert (PIAS America)
  4. Sigur RosKveikur (XL Recordings) Kveikur - Sigur RÛs
  5. Ulrich SchnaussA Long Way to Fall (Domino Records)
  6. Agnes ObelAventine (Pias America)
  7. David BowieThe Next Day  (Columbia)
  8. Ólafur ArnaldsFor Now I Am Winter (Mercury Classics) iTunes
  9. Daft PunkRandom Access Memory (Columbia)
  10. Bombay Dub OrchestraTales from the Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees) iTunes
  11. David Helpling & Jon JenkinsFound (Spotted Peccary) iTunes
  12. Darshan AmbientLittle Things (Spotted Peccary) iTunes
  13. Anoushka ShankarTraces of You (Deutsche Grammophon) iTunes
  14. Steve Roach Rasa Dance: The Music of Connection (Projekt)
  15. ArboreaFortress of the Sun (ESP Disk Ltd.)
  16. Kitaro Final Call (Domo Records)
  17. Boards of CanadaTomorrow’s Harvest (Warp Records)
  18. Mike OldfieldTubular Beats (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
  19. R. Carlos Nakai & Will ClipmanAwakening the Fire (Canyon Records)
  20. Tom Griesgraber & Bert LamsUnnamed Lands (Inner Knot) iTunes
  21. Mazzy StarSeasons of Your Day (Ingrooves)
  22. The Civil WarsThe Civil Wars (Sensibility Recordings) iTunes
  23. Pat MethenyThe Orchestrion Project (Nonesuch) iTunes
  24. Bill FrisellBig Sur (Sony Masterworks)
  25. Pat MethenyTap: John Zorns’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 (Nonesuch)

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GIVE THE GIFT OF THE ECHOES CD OF THE MONTH CLUB

FoundNine of the CDs in this list were Echoes CDs of the Month, and the other three could’ve been on this list. Join the Echoes CD of the Month Club now and you can put David Helping and Jon Jenkins’ Found under somebodies Christmas tree.  It’s our December  CD of the Month.  You’ll get great CDs and help support Echoes at the same time.   You can do it all right here.

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