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The Echoes Living Room Concerts, Vol. 19

CD of the Month:
Lyla Foy
Mirrors the Sky

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Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II at 20, Mary Fahl, Lyla Foy, Hammock & Yasmine Hamdan, Hiroko Okano & Steve Roach, Mark McGuire, Marissa Nadler, Mike Oldfield, S. Carey & Erothyme, Steve Roach, Simon Emmerson & Fresh Handmade Sound, Thus Owls, Thus Owl and Hans Christian

Echoes Undercover
Chilled Cellos
An Echoes Earth Day Soundscape

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Monday March 31st and the weekend April 4th, 5th & 6th
Interview: Mark McGuire
Guitarist Mark McGuire is a modern rock guitarist who looks to 1970s progressive rock for his influences. The former Emeralds guitarist has created a work of epic proportions called Along the Way. He talks about his prog evolution.

Tuesday April 1st
Interview: Mike Oldfield
The creator of Tubular Bells is enjoying a renaissance with his triumphant appearance at the 2012 London Summer Olympics opening ceremony, and the 40th anniversary of his signature work. He rocks out on a new CD called Man on the Rocks. We talk tubular bells and beats.

Wednesday April 2nd
New Music: Hiroko Okano & Steve Roach
Hiroko Okano
was initiated as a Buddhist monk but decided to make music instead. We’ll hear the latest results from his new CD .JP, and we’ll listen to Steve Roach’s deep electronic journey called Spiral Meditations

Thursday April 3rd
New Music: S. Carey & Erothyme
Coming up on Echoes, we’ll hear music from S. Carey’s Range of Light. It brings out the atmospheric singer-songwriter side of this Bon Iver drummer. We’ll also fall into the lush electronic expanses of Erothyme. He has a new album called Circadia

Monday April 7th and the weekend April 11th, 12th & 13th
Echoes April CD of the Month
Lyla Foy – Mirrors the Sky
English singer-songwriter Lyla Foy used to record as Wall but now she has a full-length album under her own name. It’s a subtle, quiet and quirky rumination called Mirrors the Sky and it’s the CD of the Month for April

Tuesday April 8th
Interview: Steve Roach
Steve Roach is an icon of modern electronic and space music and 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of his signature work, Structures from Silence. We go back 30 years with Roach and connect that early recording to his current music.

Wednesday April 9th
Echoes Undercover
Echoes goes undercover for an entire show of cover songs. There've been a lot of unusual ones out lately including Lo-Fang’s take on a song from Grease and The Capsules down-tempo trawl through Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”

Thursday April 10th
New Music: Thus Owl and Hans Christian

New music by Thus Owl, a band with members from Montreal and Sweden creating a theatrical dream pop on their album Turning Rocks, and Hans Christian from his new album Hidden Treasures.

Monday April 14th and the weekend April 18th, 19th & 20th
Living Room Concert: Marissa Nadler
Marissa Nadler is a singer-songwriter of delicate dimensions and deep atmospheres. Her latest album, July, is the story of one year in her life, from breakup to reunion. She plays music from it live accompanied by cellist Janel Lepin of the duo Janel & Anthony.

Tuesday April 15th
Interview: Simon Emmerson & Fresh Handmade Sound
Simon Emmerson is a co-founder of Afro-Celt Sound System, but now he makes music for Lush Cosmetics.  We talk with Emmerson as well as sitarist Sheema Mukherjee and keyboardist Simon Richmond about soap, serenity, sound and commerce.

Wednesday April 16th
Chilled Cellos
There are a lot of artists taking the cello into new territory, from world fusionist Hans Christian to Swedish singer-songwriter Linnea Olsson. Join John Diliberto when he bows the strings of Chilled Cellos.

New Music: Hammock & Yasmine Hamdan
The ambient guitar band, Hammock, has reissued their CD, Chasing After Shadows, Living With the Ghosts in a deluxe edition with previously unreleased tracks. We’ll also hear from Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan, whose album is produced by Marc Cohen of Nouvelle Vague.

Tuesday April 22nd
An Echoes Earth Day Soundscape
We create an Earth Day soundscape with music born from nature including the Fresh Handmade Sound collective, Wendy Carlos’ Sonic Seasonings, Robert Rich’s Nest, and Ariel Kalma’s Osmose.

Wednesday April 23rd
Interview: Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II at 20
It was 20 years ago that Aphex Twin released his double CD, Selected Ambient Works Volume II. It’s the album that’s most responsible for launching the second generation of ambient music and it still remains controversial. We talk with journalist Marc Weidenbaum who has just released an entire book on this one recording for the 33 1/3 series.

Monday April 28th and the weekend May 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Living Room Concert: Thus Owls
Thus Owls is a band creating a theatrical alt-rock that recalls Kate Bush. They’re fronted by the husband and wife duo of Canadian guitarist Simon Angell and Swedish singer Erika Angell who has a powerful, sometimes possessed voice. They play music from their new CD, Turning Rocks.

Tuesday April 29th
Interview: Mary Fahl
The former lead singer of October Project talks about her new album, Love and Gravity, and about writing a song for the audiobook of Anne Rice’s novel, The Wolves of Midwinter.

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