May 14 2019
Artist: Echo Chamber
Label: Aut Records
Style: Cybernetic jazz
Favorite Track: “Passo Navene”
Music from: Berlin, Germany
What I like about it: I like how the electronic elements hang in the air, like a fog slowly encircling the trio, and I like how the sharp definition of organic instruments like drums and saxophone stand out against that hazy backdrop. I like how the ebb and flow conflict of electronic and organic instruments strings out the melodies and gives them a sense of not entirely being of one mind or inspiration, and I like how this seeming elasticity bleeds into the locomotive qualities of the tempo. I also really like how the melodies, when they do stamp their imprint upon a piece, have a sing song demeanor, a lightness that contrasts nicely with the prevailing moodiness.
Your album personnel: Davide Lorenzon (tenor sax), Michele Pedrazzi (synth, electronics) and Chris Hill (drums).
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
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