Hear these exclusive live performances from some of the most exciting artists in modern music, making a sound that is provocative and serene, mind-expanding and relaxing.
1 Todd Boston _ Celtic Heart
2 Low Roar – Friends Make Garbage, Good Friends Take It Out
3 Wall Matthews – Asleep Among the Stones and Moss
4 Frankie Rose – Moon In My Mind
5 Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder – Red One
6 Johanna & the Dusty Floor – Heavy Heart
7 Ozric Tentacles – Xingu
8 Jeff Oster with Michael Manring & Carl Weingarten – 2 Di 4
9 Sergio Altamura – Before the Sea
10 Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze
11 One Alternative – Sweetness-n-Light
12 Glenn Jones – The Wanting
On our 18th volume of live Echoes performances, we take you on Tangents, a trip along musical angles and curves, into some of the best live performances on Echoes this past year.
On Tangents, divergent lines make contact, national demarcations and genre boundaries collapse. Senegalese griot Ablaye Cissoko, whose musical lineage dates back centuries, teams with German trumpeter Volker Goetze. Frankie Rose’s musical inspirations are more recent, but she joins Johanna and the Dusty Floor and Low Roar in curving pop and the singer-songwriter aesthetic into ambient and electronica directions. Jeff Oster casts lines back to Miles Davis space jazz, bent by Carl Weingarten’s electric slide guitar and modern ambiences. There’s a classic space music trip from Broekhuis, Keller and Schönwälder, while Glenn Jones expands the dimensions of John Fahey’s American Primitive guitar. Two other solo acoustic guitar players, Todd Boston and Sergio Altamura, interact with electronic music by using effects and loops. Wall Matthews has roots in the earliest Ambient music, via his group The Entourage Theater and Music Ensemble, who recorded in the mid-1970s. Now he plays intimate chamber music, as does One Alternative, veterans of the intersecting stylistic lines they call Acoustic Fusion. Ozric Tentacles’ tangents are warped and frayed, splintering into sunstroked electro-psychedelia.
The lines are drawn: Let them touch your ears on Tangents.