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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.
To excite/wet appetites/introduce. We’ve started the jouney towards the coast. Cabrillo is a 3 track EP nothing more nothing less. It precedes the double album coming out late this year Atlantic/Pacific. Preorder and get a track straight away. Dave x
I had to release it a little early. This is where i have been all summer! Hope you enjoy it Dave
I thought it was time to let you know what I’ve been up to over the last few months! Although im not releasing any new music this year I have been working very hard to finish a few different projects that will emerge very soon.
First off the new album is under way. It will be released some time in 2013 Its going to be very special. Everybody will be able to get ‘bits’ of it early. Im releasing various “Stems” from the tracks that people can use to remix. This will all happen before the actual album release, so people will not have any reference to the original tracks. The best “blind remixes” will be released on a bonus CD. Anybody can enter and the parts to download will be free. Im always trying to do something a bit different!
2012 A year of remixes!
At the start of this year i contributed to Oxide Tones circle series, an incredible idea of 3 artists remixing and reworking each other over 3 tracks, thus forming a circle! It turned out incredible, im very proud to be a part of it. Here it is http://oxidetones.bandcamp.com/album/the-circle-project-section1-elektronik
A couple of months back I was honoured to be asked by the Mountaineering Club to provide a remix of their awesome single Mallory, its just come out and you can find it (for free download) here – http://themountaineeringclub.bandcamp.com/album/mallory-single Im really so happy to be a part of this!
Also there will be a reworking my track “Debris” from Mosaic that will appear on the awesome new Hawk Moon comp! Its a completely new reworking, a more ambient feel, im looking forward to showing it to you all. The Comp features some great artists, Lowercase Noises, Good Weather For An Airstrike, Umber to name a few.
Also im almost finished collaborating on a track for Damn Robot, GWFAA’s other project. This will appear on their new album out soon.
Thanks as ever for listening!
The Echelon Effect
how are we in autumn already, it really seems like a couple of weeks ago that i started the whole Seasons project, hope you like, its name your own price download with no minimum. Dave x T>E>E