Echoes has picked Lanterna‘s Hidden Drives as its CD of the Month for July. The program describes the project thusly: “Lanterna was at the leading edge of Ambient Americana. It’s a sound passed down from Ry Cooder’s Paris, Texas through Brian Eno’s Apollo, Bruce Kaphan’s Slider and mostly recently emerging in groups like SUSS. While bands like SUSS use extensive and sophisticated electronic processing of their guitars, Lanterna remains committed to using simple reverb and delays to refract his melodies. As far as I can tell, he doesn’t even use loops, although his overdubbing lends that effect. His technique results in pastoral landscapes that manage to be organic and born of the earth, but also head into psychedelic reverie.” Sound enticing? Read the full review here, and spin Lanterna this week.