The Echelon Effect’s new album “Atlantic” is the first part of a double album, charting a path across the two largest oceans on earth. Renowned for sparkling and gentle compositions, the idea that was to steer away slightly from a sound of comfort and dry land, and try to capture something of the dangerous unknown. Whilst standing on a beach in late 2011 on the shores of the Pacific, the thought occurred that people actually live, travel and work in some of these most hostile conditions on earth. The vision was to capture these conditions in music.
The Echelon Effect started on an album, that was meant to guide the listener westwards across the Atlantic, the album is meant to be listened to as a full and chronological listen, shifting with different weather and sea conditions interspersed with sightings of land and wildlife.
Two collaborators were invited, to create a variety of stop-off points along the route. Torsten Kinsella from God Is An Astronaut appears in the first 3rd of the album, and lends ethereal vocals to the track “Hidden Rocks”. Creating a layer of beauty and tension that his world renowned band are revered for.
Later in the album Ciaran Morahan from the post-rock group Codes In The Clouds, lends his guitar to help paint memories of a now distant home on the track “Remember Sennen”. The whole album backed up by long time drumming companion Steve Tanton.
The journey will not end with “Atlantic” as towards the end of the album, there is a passage through the Panama canal to start the voyage across the Pacific,
The sister album “Pacific” will be released in 2014.
Atlantic can be picked up digitally now from the link below, or many other download stores.