more from
7K!

Echo Collective Plays Amnesiac

by Echo Collective

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €8 EUR  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Echo Collective Plays Amnesiac via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €12 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Echo Collective Plays Amnesiac via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €21 EUR or more 

     

1.
2.
Pyramid Song 05:28
3.
4.
5.
Knives Out 04:03
6.
7.
8.
9.

about

Over the past few years orchestral instrumental music from outside the classical establishment has become huge, and Neil Leiter and Margaret Hermant of the Belgian Echo Collective have witnessed the evolution and extraordinary rise of this movement right up close. They've worked with some of the most important players, including Stars Of The Lid, Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltze’s A Winged Victory For The Sullen and O’Halloran’s solo projects, as well as Jóhann Jóhannsson. And though the Echo Collective members themselves very much do come from within the classical music establishment, they don't care which side of the fence they are seen to be on.

As Leiter puts it: “we come at it from the classical side, we bring our understanding to the neo-classical world.”. And it's precisely this sense that their musical training is a set of skills to be put to use in the service of the music – not a signifier of some culturally superior and impenetrable realm – that you can hear running through their own work, starting with their re-interpretation of Radiohead's Amnesiac.

The project came about thanks to a concert residency at the Brussels venue Ancienne Belgique. Part of the commission was to reinterpret either Kid A or Amnesiac. They chose the latter because as Leiter says it “had more layers, more complexity, was a little more esoteric, so there was more to chew on and add our sound to,” and arranged it for string trio, harp, piano, bassoon/contrabassoon, clarinet / bass clarinet / baritone saxophone, and orchestral percussion.

This ability to flow easily from black metal to Radiohead to Stars Of The Lid shows exactly what kind of musicians Echo Collective are. Without prejudice, without over-reverence, without particularly caring about genre boundaries - but always with utmost seriousness - they take on challenges set by others and put their own mark on them. They dig for the musical motifs that work for them. In short, they are evolving into a musical act with a distinct voice of their own.

The album, which features artwork by the renowned photographer and artist Roger Ballen, will be released on 30 March.

credits

released March 30, 2018

Performed by Echo Collective
Margaret Hermant - violin, harp
Neil Leiter - viola
Charlotte Danhier - cello
Yann Lecollaire - clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone sax
Hélène Elst - bassoon, contra-bassoon
Gary De Cart - piano
Antoine Dandoy - percussion

Arranged by Echo Collective
Commissioned by Ancienne Belgique

Recorded by Stef Van Alsenoy at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium

Mixed by Pierre Dozin at Jet Studios in Brussels Belgium

Mastered by Calix Studio - Berlin

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Echo Collective Brussels, Belgium

shows

  • Sep 17
    Eindhoven, Netherlands

contact / help

Contact Echo Collective

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Echo Collective recommends:

If you like Echo Collective, you may also like: