Echoes Playlist

They used to be Afro Celt Sound System, but with their fourth CD they've dropped the Sound System end of their name, and a bit of the techno and dub tradition from which it initially sprang. This is an even more organic AfroCelts, but hardly acoustic as electronic sequences, pads and grooves still inform much of their music. Afro Celts continue to stretch their sound, bringing in Canadian Nouveau Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook on one track, dub-punk pioneer Jah Wobble and Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers. They interweave with the kora of Afro Celt charter member N'Faly Kouyate, Irish sean nos singer Iarla O'Lionard, uilleann piper Emer Mayock and the Irish whistles and frame drums of James McNally. SEED is a bit more melodically oriented than previous albums, but the groove remains the unifying force between Simon Emmerson's electronica rhythms, Johnny Khalsi's riveting Middle Eastern drums and McNally's bodhran. We feature several tracks from it as Echoes CD of the Month for April.

Echoes ID#03-J07-00071 Wednesday, April 9, 2003 (Program 15X)
Start Time Group Name Song Name Album Name more info

First Half Hour
0:01:00 Eddie Jobson Lakemist Theme of Secrets  
0:06:01 AfroCelts Cyberia Seed
0:13:10 David Mingyue Liang Dreamof Flowers Dream of the Butterfly  
0:18:20 Dom F Scab Miracle of the Flight Facta more info
0:27:16 Roger Eno Nun Bitten wer den Heiligen Geist 18 Keyboard Studies by Hans Friedrich Micheelsen more info
0:29:30 break

Second Half Hour
0:30:01 AfroCelts Deep Channel Seed
0:36:45 Glen Velez Assyrian Rose Assyrian Rose  
0:43:50 Michael Brook/Djivan Gasparyan Fallen Star Echoes LRC vol 6* more info
0:48:29 break
0:48:59 AfroCelts Seed Seed
0:55:21 Dan Ar Bras Vers les Isles Acoustic  
0:58:20 close
0:59:00 break

Third Half Hour
0:01:00 Bob Holroyd The Spaces In Between Without Within
0:06:00 Afrocelts Ayub's Song/As You Were Seed
0:13:31 Aurah Aleph Songs of the Alchemist
0:17:19 Rick Heizman Himilayan Solitude Wanderings Wonderings  
0:23:17 Adham Shaikh Sabadhi Essence  
0:29:30 break

Fourth Half Hour
0:30:01 Tim Story & Hans-Joachim Roedelius Clue Lunz  
0:34:44 Tonto's Expanding Headband Ferryboat Tonto Rides Again  
0:39:16 Sevara Nazarkhan Yor-Yor Yol Bolsin
0:43:31 break
0:44:01 Hiroki Okano/Nigel Shaw/Guillermo Martinez Father's Song Bamboo Cedar Oak  
0:46:55 Kotaro Oshio Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Starting Point
0:52:37 AfroCelts Green Seed
0:58:20 close

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