Yoga Records label owner Douglas McGowan has set out to re-examine New Age music from its Indie, experimental roots. He talks about his compilations I Am the Center and The Microcosm on Echoes.
Julianna Barwick creates gothic choirs by layering her voice live. Julianna comes in with her synthesizers and looping station, and builds phantom choirs on the spot, live on Echoes.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about a New Age Music revival. One of the reasons is a pair of recent compilations. From Iasos to Vangelis, Douglas McGowan puts new age music in a new light.
Before synthesizers and computers were common in pop music, there was Silver Apples, a duo that that used surplus electronics and tribal drums to create a psychedelic electronic pop in 1968. We talk to founder Simeon Cox.