Echoes – the Best of 2022 (so far)

John Diliberto informed us: “The Best of Echoes 2022, So Far is here, with Trentemøller (Memoria), David Helpling (IN) and Michael Whalen (Imaginary Trains) heading the list….”

Echoes is a daily two-hour music soundscape, distributed by PRX and broadcast on 120 radio stations from Maine to Hawaii (and Alaska!). With host John Diliberto, a writer for Billboard, Pulse and other magazines, Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock. Echoes is a sound that is cross-cultural and trans-millennial, merging cultures and forms, technology and tradition, the ancient past and the possible future.

In addition to the many recordings heard on Echoes, we also produce interview features with popular modern music figures such as Brian Eno, Moby, Peter Gabriel,  Kate Bush and Enya, as well as less well-known known composers such as Laurie Anderson, Steve Roach, and The Orb. Echoes also produces Living Room Concerts, live performances recorded in musician’s homes or studios and broadcast on Echoes. Concerts have included Pat Metheny, Yo-Yo Ma,  Dead Can Dance, Ólafur Arnalds, Air, Loreena McKennitt  and many more.
We encourage musicians to send their music for broadcast consideration.  Please see our Submissions practices. Listeners can contact Echoes by by e-mail at or via the website.

This is the Echoes top 30 (so far)

  1. Trentemøller – Memoria (In My Room) [iTunes]
  2. David Helpling – IN (Spotted Peccary) [iTunes]
  3. Michael Whalen – Imaginary Trains (Michael Whalen Music) [iTunes]
  4. Otyken – Kykakacha (Aboriginal Records) [iTunes]
  5. Shearwater – The Great Awakening (Polyborus Music) [iTunes]
  6. Hugar – Rift (XXIM Records) [iTunes]
  7. Astrid Williamson – Into The Mountain (Incarnation Records) [iTunes]
  8. Hiroki Okano – Beyond The Dreamsphere (Domo Records) [iTunes]
  9. Carl Weingarten – Stop Me Try (Multiphase Records) [iTunes]
  10. Beach House – Once Twice Melody (Sub Pop Records) [iTunes]
  11. Tone Ranger – Desert Rose (Casa Animalia) [iTunes]
  12. Royksopp – Profound Mysteries (Dog Triumph) [iTunes]
  13. Naneum – Autumn (Naneum) [iTunes]
  14. Sharon Van Etten – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar) [iTunes]
  15. The Royal Arctic Institute – From Catnap To Coma (Already Dead Tapes) [iTunes]
  16. Warpaint – Radiate Like This (Virgin) [iTunes]
  17. John Gregorius – In Awe (Spotted Peccary) [iTunes]
  18. Tony Gerber and Giles Reaves – The Tree (S.P.A.C.E Music Co.) [iTunes]
  19. Lis Addison – Elements (All Aglow Music) [iTunes]
  20. Various – Fragments / Erik Satie (v/a) (Deutsche Grammophon)
  21. Will Ackerman – Positano Songs (West River Records) [iTunes]
  22. Taylor Barefoot – Distressed Signals (S.P.A.C.E Music Co.) [iTunes]
  23. Michael Rother & Vitoria Macabruni – As Long As the Light (Grönland Records) [iTunes]
  24. George Winston – Night (Dancing Cat/RCA Records) [iTunes]
  25. Alanis Morissette – The Storm Before the Calm (Epiphany Music) [iTunes]
  26. Zola Jesus – Arkhon (Sacred Bones) [iTunes]
  27. Tangerine Dream – Raum (Kscope) [iTunes]
  28. Hollan Holmes – Emerald Waters (Spotted Peccary) [iTunes]
  29. Ibeyi – Spell 31 (XL Recordings) [iTunes]
  30. The Expanding Universe – One (All India Radio) [iTunes]