In only a few years, Brussels-based Echo Collective have forged an enviable reputation in the post-classical world: sought out for their instrumental and arranging expertise by icons such as A Winged Victory for the Sullen and the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, or lending their interpretative intuition to genres as diverse as alt.rock, synth-pop and black metal.
Finally, an album of their own material, The See Within, confirms Echo Collective are equally inspired creators, using their past accomplishments as a springboard to a new, illuminating vision. From brief, singular themes to lengthier, shifting and questing episodes, this masterclass in composition, expression and technique bridges intimacy and grandeur in line with the most rewarding of post-classical works.
“…this masterclass in composition, expression and technique bridges intimacy and grandeur in line with the most rewarding of post-classical works”- Pianist Magazine
“…Achingly beautiful and mournfully devastating…” Headphone Commute
The See Within is the antithesis to modern bluster, requiring time and attention: two treasures shrot at hand… Are you bold enough to see within? A closer Listen
“(Echo Collective) approach to neoclassical music is as crisp as it is mesmerizing and their recent release “The See Within” is no exception to that pattern” — Music Dances when you Sleep
“The See Within is a generous history of Echo Collective’s past, evoking the ghosts of their previous collaborations – but more importantly, it is a lighting out for their own territory. The result is a confident, diverse and daring album whose mapped sound would draw even Mercator’s envy” – Ur Blind Spot