Lights Out Asia
You can find a few electronic and post-rock bands in Milwaukee, but this blue-collar town isn't known for producing arty music variations like Lights out Asia.
They aren't from Asia, but this Milwaukee trio is making an exotic brand of post-rock music merged with ambient aesthetics. They layer guitars, keyboards, drums and electronics in cinematic landscapes that have a heroic sound despite some foreboding titles like Radars Over the Ghosts of Chernobyl.
We talk to these architects of ambient rock about roots that go from shoegazer rock to New Age music. The group grew out of a couple of Milwaukee post-rock bands, who had elements of post-rock groups like Mogwai, and the jangly guitars of My Bloody Valentine and The Cocteau Twins.
Hosted by John Diliberto, "Echoes" is a daily two-hour series of evocative, ground-breaking music seamlessly bridging new instrumental, world fusion, new acoustic, impressionistic jazz, and inventive vocal styles.