Nationwide Audiences Get Preview of Sumner McKane Group’s “Nanook”


National Public Radio’s “Echoes” program continues its support of the Maine-based Sumner McKane Group by playing several selections from their newly-released score to the classic silent film “Nanook of the North.” Over the end of October and throughout November, Diliberto has played many tracks from “Nanook.”

The host of the show and an avowed fan of the group, John Diliberto has said “McKane’s landscapes are tinged in ambient atmospheres and pulled by an undertow of psychedelia that makes them some of the most unassumingly mind-bending music of the decade.”

Mere weeks ago, “Echoes” released a list of “The Best 200 CDs From 20 Years of Echoes, As Chosen by Listeners” and three of Sumner McKane’s records were chosen for the Top 100.  View the full list here:

The national media attention is in support of the extremely limited-edition CD release of “Nanook,” available only through

Local NPR listing information for “Echoes” can be found here: