I'm incredibly excited to announce our next Echo Society show. It will take place at the amazing theater at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 31, and will feature guests Clark, Ted Hearne, The Haxan Cloak, and Chelsea Wolfe.
Tickets ON SALE now. More info at: www.theechosociety.com
The Echo Society is:
ESKMO (Brendan Angelides)
Deru (Benjamin Wynn)
Satoshi Mark Noguchi
EFFIXX / Anthony Ciannamea
Tobias G Rylander
Someone set the entire album to some amazingly beautiful old footage... I am floored.
The waves are captivating... Like beautiful explosions.
“1979: Remixed” has been released!
It features 5 songs from the original album remixed by myself, and a cover of an old 1900’s Vaudeville song, “Shine on Harvest Moon”, for which I recorded a barber shop quartet and then highly manipulated the results (it also features Jeremy Zuckerman on slide guitar).
I always wanted these songs to be an extension of the original album, a compendium. They are intended to expand the story of “1979” and offer a different perspective on the original ideas… I just had a bit more to say.
I hope you enjoy.
New York, we’re bringing “1979” to BRIC on March 26th along with the super talented Hannah Epperson. The BRIC House Ballroom in Brooklyn should be an amazing setting for the show. We’re pumped. See you soon.
3/26 - Brooklyn, NY
We’ve long awaited our hometown show for “1979”, and we'll be joined by our friend Telefon Tel Aviv who will be performing live for the first time in 6 years, with new material. It’s going to be a special night.
The Regent Theatre - 4/2 - Los Angeles.
Tickets on sale now.
A night of new musical works for a 9-piece orchestra & electronics.
Justin Boreta (The Glitch Mob) + Matthew Davis
I just posted "The Future Never Comes" to SoundClound and I figured I'd use this track as an opportunity to talk about some of the production on "1979". As some of you have been asking, I bounced all of the songs on the album straight to cassette tape. I bought an old Marantz portable tape deck on eBay and the songs went straight out of the computer onto the deck, fully mixed. The tape recorder is kinda fucked up and has a really pronounced pitch warble that I love. It gives everything a very distinct character. Throughout the years I've become less careful with my mixes. I don't think I would've ever done this when I was first making music and was obsessed with clarity or whatever, but now that I've been doing it a while I'm much more into interesting mixes... Mixes with character.
This song in particular almost didn't make it onto the record. It's the only song with a beat on the album, and I wasn't sure that it fit because of it. But after playing the album to a few friends some of them said that it was their favorite, and that it provided a nice contrast to the rest of the songs. It's hard to gauge these things while working on the music sometimes as you're too close to it. But I'm glad I was convinced. Ambient music is just music after all.
PS: The SoundCloud player really does some heinous shit to the tape noise in this one. Listen to a real copy if you can sometime.
You can grab it HERE.
I'm excited to announce The Echo Society's third concert, Bloom, March 12th in downtown Los Angeles. We will premiere new pieces from all of our composers, as well as new works from our two guests, AMON TOBIN and RYAT.
Tickets available now: www.theechosociety.com/three-bloom
Someone on YouTube combined "I Would Like" with footage from "Ivan's Childhood".
Some still shots from our rehearsals for the "1979" show.
Video coming soon.