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  • Audio CD (24 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Just Music
  • ASIN: B00HRN47O8
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,455 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Signed to Just Music alongside artists and alumni such as Jon Hopkins, Marconi Union, Leo Abrahams, Laki Mera and Digitonal, Echaskech present a unique take on electronic music. The Hackney based duo (Dom Hoare & Andy Gillham) have surrounded themselves with an enviable array of electronic and acoustic equipment, experimenting for nearly 10 years under the name of Echaskech. During this time they've gorged on a mind boggling vista of sounds from classical to electro, rave through to drum and bass, IDM, ambient, house, techno and bass music. Echaskech flirt with these multiple influences combining them into a unique, compelling amalgamation - a sound at times delicate and melancholic, at others epic and uplifting. They have collaborated, remixed and worked with the likes of Max Cooper, Jon Hopkins, James Yuill, Roots Manuva and Kraddy. On 'Origin', their third album for Just Music, they have introduced new sonic sources including analogue hardware, live percussion, field recordings, piano plus bass and acoustic guitar – all underpinned with good old fashioned software synthesis and sound design. 'Origin' was created to be otherworldly yet organic in theme, to conjure up images of distant places alongside themes of exploration and habitation of new worlds. The results straddle multiple genres with a sound that refuses to be easily defined in general terms yet retains a distinct epic and melodic slant. At times it bristles with clarity, at others fizzes with warmth. Shiny, strident percussion accompanies atmospheric catchy hooks whilst tunes such as 'Anomie', 'Scanners' and 'Paper Scissors' mutate and twist delivering unexpected turns of mood as they progress. Overall, it's an album of multi-faceted and varied hues - melodic, epic, cerebral (yet never overly obscure or complex) with a thoroughly unique and original mixture of musical styles. In the live environment they team up with visual artist Mach V, syncing visuals to audio as accompaniment which has seen performances including Secret Garden Party, Blissfields, The Big Chill, Solfest and Glade, Corsica Studios and numerous underground warehouse parties. Such is the strength of their onstage show that they are (for better or worse) repeatedly compared to heavyweight stadium acts, earning themselves a nomination for UK Festival Awards Critics' Choice Award in 2010. "Echaskech may sound lush and atmospheric but this is ambience with teeth - as a live proposition, Echaskech toughen up into a true armoured dance animal with crunching beats and vicious synth snipes as standard...with the addition of Mach V (visuals) Echaskech become a truely immersive audio-visual experience where melody and groove are prime directives."

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Domus on 24 April 2014
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MUSIC
Echaskech really should be so much better known. They specialise in extremely well put together, electronic music that falls into the Intelligent camp. It is soulful, reflective, groovy and gutsy in ways that very few other writers and producers are. I have to admit to being a big fan from the two previous albums, 2007's Skechbook and 2009's Shatterproof. Both are 5 stars and are must-owns. They rate as amongst the best albums of the last 10 years and I am pleased to say that Origin is at least as good. It took about 4 complete listen throughs for some reason, perhaps more me than the album, but once it "clicked", it has really stayed. I just keep playing and playing it. They manage that trick of sounding a bit like so many of the electronic greats (nods to Jarre, hints at Orbital, a bit of Mode or a something like Union Jack and Platypus stablemates), but still sounding like their own original selves. I can't rate an album more highly than that.

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I read a lot of Hi-fi magazines, I'm very interested in sound quality. Audiophiles tend to obsess about the minutiae of sound; the dynamics or the compression used in the recording, the acoustic if it was "naturally" recorded in a real physical space, the tone, the resolution, etc etc. This is a great album simply because it is great music and is a perfect example of just enjoying the art and not pulling everything to pieces by analysing it. Heard through the regular dCS/ Bryston/ ATC system, all the nasties have been minimised and all the positives accentuated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nugent Dirt on 30 April 2014
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After an excellent debut and a reasonable but not as good follow up, I wondered if Echaskech had used up all their best ideas too quickly and may screw up on the third. Happy to say that not only is this not the case but this is even better than the first and in fact better than recent releases by many bigger names in the 'IDM' field. I don't like that tag but it's a handy way of categorising acts like Boards of Canada, Bonobo (recently), Autechre, Black Dog, Plaid etc. That said, Echaskech, and Origin, are more accessible than those (ex) Warp combos but still sufficiently experimental and inventive to avoid being a bland chill-out act . Origin's more like at the halfway point between The Black Dog and early Orbital. This is definitely one of the best electronica albums I've heard over the last 3 or 4 years and I'd be very surprised if this didn't lift Echaskech into the same league as those aforementioned names. Mind you it's probably still to leftfield to ever make into the mainstream which is good in a way but also a bit of a shame considering the quality of the tracks here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By brockie1975 on 3 April 2014
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This album has such depth, if you enjoy atmospheric music, this is for you. Each song is melodic and structured. Every part of this album feels like that the artists have put a lot of time and effort into making a free flowing soundscape. Hints of fsol and others are here but it stands on its own ground, highly recommend
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